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IVC 2014

April 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2014 Island View Criterium for making it a huge success! Here’s a picture of the finish of the Men’s B criterium (3 of our guys sweeped the podium!)

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Leading the Conference in Omnium Points, as of 2/27

February 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

So far, UCSB is the leader in our Western Collegiate Conference (WCC), and ranked highest in Nationals points! Our contenders to watch out for are UC San Diego and UCLA, following in second and third, respectively.

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Podiums in Santa Cruz!

February 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

UCSB cycling came home with 4 podium finishes from the races this weekend at UC Santa Cruz. Pictured below is Bryce Trigiani, who won the Men’s B criterium at UC Santa Cruz this Sunday. The photo was taken by teammate Austin Grego, who called it, “proof that solo breakaways don’t always fail”. Congrats Bryce!

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Meanwhile, one of our hot-shot new women’s riders, Jessica Baumgardner, took 3rd in the women’s B’s criterium (below, photo credit WCCC):

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Not pictured: New member Dominik Cinka placed 3rd in the Men’s B’s road race, while returning member Gustavo Esquivel placed 2nd in the men’s C’s criterium.

Congrats to all of our fantastic riders who raced this weekend!!!


The Collegiate Road Race Season Has Begun!

February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized by EandCtest

Results will be updated regularly on our results page. Check out our calendar on the sidebar for information about upcoming races, or visit We will also be posting pictures on the site and our facebook page. Stay tuned!!

(featured image courtesy of Sheldon Smith

New kits have arrived!

January 6, 2014 in Uncategorized by EandCtest

Fig. A – Men’s Road Captain Chris Rea sports the new look:

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Now taking kit and apparel orders!

November 15, 2013 in Uncategorized by EandCtest

ALUMNI AND FRIENDS: We are now taking orders for this year’s team kits and apparel! If you are interested in placing an order, either send us a message over Facebook or send an e-mail to, and we’ll send you the details. Don’t wait too long, the deadline to place a kit order is November 23rd! Pictures for both kits and t-shirts have been posted.
We hope to hear from you soon!

2013 USAC Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals

November 11, 2013 in Uncategorized by EandCtest

At Beech Mountain Resort, North Carolina (10/19-21)

Congrats to our riders Jimmy Lucchesi, Nik Benko, and Garrett McGurk for making it to Collegiate Mountain Nationals in North Carolina this October!! Results and photos have been posted on the site:

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Nik Benko and Garrett McGurk try out the downhill course

Reno MTB race weekend!!

September 30, 2013 in Uncategorized by EandCtest

On Friday, the guys drove all the way out to Reno, NV, to race fellow collegiate athletes in gravity and endurance events. The guys did great, and results have been posted on our results page!  A big thanks to our sponsor, Clif, for supplying great food for all the races so far this season. Enjoy the race recap written by Garrett McGurk, and photos posted below!

Fresno State MTB Race Weekend – pictures

September 25, 2013 in Uncategorized by EandCtest

Our mountain bikers travelled to Fresno this past weekend for their first race of the year! A race recap by Garrett McGurk can be found here. Results have been posted on the results page. Below are some photos taken by Coach Cody of the short track event!

Ride Like You Stole It – Criterium

July 24, 2013 in Uncategorized by EandCtest

Photos from the Ride Like You Stole It Criterium in Carson, California

805 Criterium Weekend – Day Two

July 1, 2013 in Uncategorized by EandCtest


Today the team raced the Valley of the Flowers out in Lompoc. The weather was much more pleasant for racing than yesterday, although the wind picked up a bit more – this made the odd “figure-eight” shaped, very technical, course even more of a challenge for all the contestants. Once again, Chris Rea snagged first place in Men’s Cat 4′s! He had the help of his teammates, Armando, Terry, Richard, and Abel in his win. Armando and Chris both won primes today, scoring a pair of Giant wheels and $40 in cash. We were all stoked to race this awesome weekend in our own backyard, and hope to visit it again next year! Results for both days have been posted under our ‘results’ page.

805 Criterium Weekend – Day One

June 29, 2013 in Uncategorized by EandCtest


Chris Rea takes 1st at the Avenue of the Flags Crit in Buellton!!

Eight of us cruised up to Buellton today for the Avenue of the Flags criterium, our first official summer race as a team! It was boiling hot today, with winds picking up in the afternoon. The course was a rolling L-shaped course with a downhill finish, circling the shady 805 beer garden (which a few of us of legal age took advantage of while watching the races). In spite of his injuries, our Men’s Road Captain Chris Rea raced amazingly well today, taking first place in Cat 4!! We look forward to tomorrow’s race in Lompoc, and shaking out the last few cobwebs that set in during finals week.

Three Riders Off to Collegiate Road Nationals!

April 28, 2013 in Uncategorized by EandCtest

Collegiate Nationals in Ogden, Utah

The season has come to an end, and what a season it has been!  UCSB Cycling finished 5th in the overall standings of the Western Collegiate Cycling Conference, out of 25 teams.  We are also proud to be sending three (very talented) riders, John Herr, Bobby Lozoya, and Stephen Murphy to Collegiate Nationals in Ogden, Utah! We have ended our season with positive results, and we look forward to racing this summer as well as training for next season.