Created in the late 1970s as the Spring Creek Velo Club, the CSU Rams Cycling Team has grown into the number one ranked Collegiate Cycling Club Team in the nation as of 2019 by USA Cycling. This team is open to any level of rider, CSU faculty, or anyone taking classes at CSU. But only full-time students are eligible to race. The CSU Rams Cycling Team competes in mountain biking, road biking, track, cyclocross, and BMX. Specifically, they focus on mountain bike racing in the fall, cyclocross in the fall and winter, BMX and road racing in the spring, and track in the summer and fall.
The cost for a membership to join the team is $130. Members get to enjoy low prices on all the team’s apparel, sponsor discounts on bikes, eye wear, and more, they get free entry to home races (typically a $50 value), and most of their travel expenses are paid for. Racers on the team are expected to pay the $20 entry fee to most races and it is required for members to get a USAC (USA Cycling) license to race.
Joining this team is a great way to meet new people and to find good riding on Colorado’s front range. Throughout the year, they have team meetings that occasionally welcome guest speakers. They also have riders clinics and a few “off the bike” get togethers every year. If you aren’t into racing, but still want to join the team, then you are allowed to just go to the meetings and the weekly rides. According to their website, this team “strives to provide students and faculty with a high caliber cycling team which competes in both road and mountain disciplines at the regional and national level.”
For more information on the team or how to join, you can go online to http://www.ramscycling.com/ or visit their Facebook page. They also hold weekly meetings on Mondays in Clark A 205 at 8 p.m.