RIT Club Sports: Cycling Team

RIT Club Sports: Cycling Team


>>(Music)>>[IAN GIELAR]: It’s sort of like in between
mountain biking and road biking. So, it’s like road bikes off-road and it’s on a course
about a mile in length and the races go between 30 and 60 minutes.>>[CHRIS HARTMANN]: Practices we do a mix
of just endurance training and then we’ll do some speed training where we’ll do a couple
of fast laps then take a break for a short amount of time. Then, we’ll keep doing fast
laps to get our speed up and more of an endurance run. The courses we do, we have a grass loop
that we do and it handles a lot of different techniques for turning as well as the terrain.
Grass rides differently than mud or dirt. The second half of practice, we generally
go into the woods. There’s a loop that we set up out there and do more technique with
turning and more about just finding your own confidence in your bike.>>[IAN GIELAR]: There’s seven race weekends
that we’re going to be in this season and it’s through the ECCC, so it’s collegiate
racing. We have, there’s three categories: A, B and C. This year we have one male rider
that’s in A and one female that’s in A. And right now we’re in second place overall in
the conference.