With 2022 so very nearly upon us, I’d like to take a few moments to talk about the spring road racing season in the Midwest. Some of you may already have noticed the schedule up on the homepage. While there is still a possibility of adding another weekend or two, the schedule is currently as follows:
- March 12/13 – Cycling Club at Indiana University
- March 19/20 – Tour of St. Louis
- April 2/3 – University of Michigan
- April 9/10 – Lindenwood University
- April 16 – Marian Midwest Cycling Classic
- May 6-8 Collegiate Road National Championships – Augusta, GA
This schedule is, as with pretty much anything these days, subject to change, but I’m confident that we will be able to pull off a safe, fun, competitive season. Any changes will be communicated as soon as I know about them.
Ahead of the spring season, now is the time to start getting your clubs renewed with USA Cycling. The two forms that will need to be filled out are the club application:
and the Collegiate Eligibility Form:
You may also manage your club through your USA Cycling account. For some clubs, it’s likely been awhile, and you designated club contact may have moved, graduated, or otherwise lost touch with the club. If this is you, firstname.lastname@example.org should be able to get things straightened out.
Call for a new conference director
Finally, I’d like to end this update with some news: the 2022 spring season will be my last as MWCCC Conference Director, and I will be stepping down after road nationals. I’d like to be clear – my decision is based solely on some changes in my own life, and has nothing to do with anything going on at USA Cycling (this is mainly why I’ve been delaying announcing this-the timing is just coincidental). My hope is to find someone to transition into the conference director role this spring, as I continue to fulfill my duties to the fullest extent. If you or someone you know is interested in the conference director position, or if you’d like to know more information about it, contact either me at email@example.com or Justin Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org. I promise you, the position really is not that difficult.
In any case, I hope to see many of you again this spring, as we finally get back to collegiate road racing! Take care, and stay safe.
Bryan Garfoot, MWCCC Conference Director