In only a few short weeks faces old and new will start trickling back into Berkeley. In the span of a few days Berkeley will awake from it’s summer slumber as students start roaming the streets once again. In their midst, the cycling team will start gearing up again for another great season of events and racing. For new members, as well as those returning: Welcome and Welcome Back.
This year, the officers are planning an awesome lineup of fall events to introduce new riders to the road and mountain disciplines, as well as extended trips to some of the best mountain-biking destinations in California. Even if you’re new to cycling, have no worries: We’ll have skills clinics and training camps to get you comfortable both on and off the bike. Even if you don’t plan on racing with us, feel free to join us at these events, as the cycling team is a great way to meet new people at UC Berkeley.
We are also rolling out a mentoring program to connect new riders with existing team members. By making these connections, we hope to reduce the perceived barriers people may feel in asking for advice related to cycling and school, as well as make it easier for new riders to be introduced to the team. The program is voluntary and will be open to both incoming graduate and undergraduate team members. Further details and sign-up sheets will be presented at the introductory team meeting.
Enjoy the rest of your summer, and GO BEARS!