Fall 2012
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WITH A GREAT showing this year at nationals and several victories in their home region, Humboldt State University's Cycling Club is forging a reputation as one of the premier collegiate cycling clubs on the West Coast. Last March, the team hosted the Humboldt State University Road Race, pictured here, which featured a grueling criterium, team time trials and a 30-mile road race. HSU grabbed a second place finish in the team time trials and rider Hayley Umayam stole the show, winning the campus criterium one day after winning the 30-mile road race in the Women's B category.

  • In April, the team secured its second consecutive Division II Western Collegiate Cycling Conference Championship in road racing. Team rider Luke Ramseth was also named the overall Division II Conference Champion for the second year. Umayam came in second and Traci Kroll third in the women's overall conference standing.
  • The club is just as competitive on a trail as on a road
  • course. The team holds multiple NCCA Division II Mountain Bike Championships, plus the team has twice held the Division II National Down Hill title, once for women's downhill and once for men's. Rider Matt Schiff won an individual national championship title in cross-country in 2011.
  • The cycling club is not just a team, but also a class with Journalism Professor Victoria Sama. Members receive two credits and learn about administrative issues, organization, training, dieting, preparation and bicycle maintenance.
  • Cycling is big on campus. Center Activities offers classes in bike maintenance and basic cycling skills for both road and mountain biking. The volunteers at the Bicycle Learning Center (located behind the Depot) offer free training to help students maintain their bikes.

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