Ripon College To Offer Cycling As Intercollegiate Sport
Ripon College has announced it will offer cycling as a team sport for
men and women beginning with competition in mountain biking next fall.
The Red Hawk cycling team will compete at the Division 2 level as a
member of the Midwest Collegiate Cycling Conference against colleges and
universities from Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan,
Missouri and Ohio.
Ripon is the first college in Wisconsin to offer cycling as an
officially sanctioned part of its athletic program and is only one of
several throughout the country.
Ripon has named Ric Damm as its first cycling coach. A competitive
amateur cyclist, Damm brings more than 10 years of racing experience to
the position. Since 1997, he regularly has competed in the Wisconsin Off
Road Series (WORS), the largest statewide mountain bike race series in
the United States. He continues to compete at the second tier level of
WORS, finishing as high as seventh overall at Iola Winter Sports Park in
Damm also competes as a Category 4 road cyclist in Wisconsin Cycling
Association (WCA) events and at the Category 3 level in WCA cyclocross
races. He is a member of USA Cycling, the International Mountain
Bicycling Association, the Wisconsin Off Road Bicycling Association and
the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin.
"Hopefully, I can transfer my experiences training and racing into
support for our student-athletes who want to push themselves to new
levels of competition in a sport that they love," said Damm, who is also
Ripon College's director of publications and institutional image.
"Cycling is a passion for me, and I plan to build this program with
young men and women who share that passion."
The National Collegiate Cycling Association (NCCA), founded in 1985, is
a standing committee of USA Cycling. NCCA administers, develops,
promotes and governs collegiate cycling throughout the United States.
The country is divided geographically into 10 different conferences by
state. Schools compete within their conference for all events
culminating with conference championships. Each conference qualifies
teams to attend annual national championships.
Nov 07, 2007
Club Message from:Metro Mountain Bikers
1st Annual non-sanctioned by anyone
"Devil Take the Hindmost" Cyclocross Race
Devil take the Hindmost is also known as "Miss and Out" which is at
every lap on our modified course the last rider is pulled. Riders will
get their heat placements by drawing numbers (to keep things as fair and
random as possible). This will be done for 3 laps and then this will be
bell lap for this heat. We will run as many heats as needed and the top
two or three riders will move on to the Angel Category. The rest of the
riders who were not pulled will move on to the Mere Mortal Category. The
pulled riders will move on to the Devil Category. There will then be a
final race in each category to determine the overall winners in each
Rumor has it we might "find" some PBR in the woods Bring
Cross or Mountain Bikes, maybe even your old road bike Email Steve R @
Angel Category: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Awards
Mere Mortal Category: 1st Place Award
Devil Category: 1st Place Award
Entry fee is $5.00 (all fees go to the winners of the Angel Category)
Club Message -
http://www.ClubMTB.com - Ride your bike!
Welcome back, look around and see what is here. The dust will settle soon and all links will work or actually have something there. Ride hard and live long.