The University of Colorado Boulder Cycling Team is comprised of 100+ cycling enthusiasts ranging from novices to neo-professionals. All levels are welcome and everyone will find a degree of involvement that fits with their overall interests and goals. Collegiate cycling has multiple racing categories allowing inexperienced racers to learn and develop while more experienced racers compete against the best in Colorado and the USA.
Competition at the National Championships is between the elite racers on the team, but conference competition is all about team participation with riders at every level contributing to the team's success. The University of Colorado Boulder is a powerhouse in the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Conference, consistently battling both Club and Varsity teams for top honors.
While performance and results are important, the team actively encourages each member to reach their potential and to be their best in the University of Colorado Boulder's extraordinary range of challenging academic and extra-curricular opportunities. CU Cycling takes an active role in the larger community volunteering for various sporting and non-sporting events in Boulder and the surrounding area.
The team's Head Coach for road is Grant Ellwood. Volunteer coaches may also be available for other disciplines.
Not sure what collegiate cycling is all about?
Check out our New Rider Handbook and USA Cycling's Collegiate Page for more information. Also look at the Collegiate Cycling FAQs.
The team trains and races in multiple disciplines including Track, MTB Gravity, MTB Endurance, Cyclocross, and Road. Although each discipline can be practiced year round, the team competes according to a schedule set forth by USA Cycling and the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Conference.
- Track: National Championships in late September
- Mountain Bike (Gravity and Endurance): Conference competition during September and October, National Championships in late October
- Cyclocross: National Championships in December
- Road: Conference competition in March and April, National Championships in early May
As part of the Club Sports program, CU Cycling receives limited organizational and financial support from the university. Unlike the sports that are part of the Athletic Department, CU Cycling is run by students and primarily self-financed. CU Cycling competes against schools with “varsity teams” that provide significantly more resources to their cycling programs, including scholarships. Despite being a club team, we continue to be competitive with varsity programs in Colorado and nationwide.
Elected Team Officers
Below is a list of the elected team officers for 2023-24. Elections are held in January of every year. All officers monitor the firstname.lastname@example.org email, so please direct any specific questions there.
Mountain Co-Captain: Kate Indart
Mountain Co-Captain: Luc Roux
Road Co-Captain: Simon Abrahamse
Road Co-Captain: Bryce Pfuetze
Road Race Director: Cole Tamburri
Social Media Manager: Ethan Kemp
Treasurer: Allison Crow
Travel Coordinator: Douglas Snow
Recruitment Coordinator: Camille Lamarque
Alumni Liaison: Jacob Barsness