West Laffayette, IN- Amidst finals week at UofL, only one rider, Josh Goodman, travelled to represent the University of Louisville on April 27 at the Purdue Cycling Road Race weekend that served as the conference championships for the Midwest Collegiate Cycling Conference. During a sunny and windy day, Goodman closed out the SCC’s inaugural season by finishing in 26th place in the Men’s Class D road race.
The final standings in the MWCC are posted and in its first ever road season, the SCC finished in 13th place overall out of 20 teams in Division 1.
Other news from the SCC:
SCC to add Triathlon Racing to operations in 2015: During the Board meeting on April 26th, the members of the board voted unanimously to add Triathlon as a discipline to the operations of the SCC. Funding strategies for the triathlon category are still under discussion. The coaching and training will be parallel to the cycling club’s and will be done by Barry Stokes Coaching.
Join Team Louisville in the National Bike Challenge! The University of Louisville is a Silver-Rated University by the League of American Bicyclists, who are hosting the National Bike Challenge. The contest runs from May 1st until September 30th and any mile logged on a bicycle qualifies for the grand total mileage. For more info and how to join, go Here.
Midnight Marathon a Success! Over thirty-five riders joined the SCC as we toured the course of the KDF Marathon at midnight on April 19th. A great mix of cyclists turned out: from fixed gear riders, to beginners, to experienced road and mountain racers fun was had all 26.2 miles of the course.
SCC marathon count: In 2014, the SCC has had its members run in the Boston Marathon (Evan Kuhl), Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon (Owen Stone, Marion Hambrick), and the Land Between the Lakes Marathon (Evan Cruson).
Upcoming Events: Joseph Wheatley will compete in the Tri-Fest at Taylorsville Lake on May 10 and 11. Abner Miralda will run in the Eyes That See 5k. Josh Goodman will race in the Espinazo Del Diablo RR on May 17, Mike Baird will be running Molly Dattilo 5k on May 10 and the U25 Pro Development Rev3 Triathlon on May 24.
Sponsorship search continues: If you would like to become a sponsor and/or give a tax-deductible donation to the Student Cycling Coalition please contact Josh Goodman at UofLcycling@gmail.com.