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Rochester Institute of Technology Cycling Team?(4 posts)

Rochester Institute of Technology Cycling Team?globalhelipimp
Jul 24, 2003 9:49 PM
I'll be heading to RIT in the fall and have just begun
cycling. During the past 2.5 weeks I've put 250 miles on
my road bike, and am somewhat interested on how hard
joining a college team would be.

Anyone familiar with RIT's cycling Team, or college racing
in-general?

Thanks,

Dave
Depends on the schoolniteschaos
Jul 24, 2003 9:52 PM
Ga Tech's team is run and funded entirely by the students involved in it, so joining is as easy as paying dues and proving to the officers of the club that you won't be an embarrasment to the school if you show up at a college race wearing the school jersey. It's really simple. If there are scholarship or the program is a Varsity program (funded and governed directly by the school) then you'll have to interview with coaches to try to walk on.
RIT Alumni, here.Alexx
Jul 25, 2003 9:02 AM
Sadly, as of 2 years ago, all RIT had was a bunch of ATB yahoos, and zero interest in road bikes. Seriously, these morons posted pics of themselves riding their bikes through flower beds, trespassing on railroad rights-of-way, and even descending stairs in a campus apartment. Not really a roadie-friendly bunch. All they really do is ride singletrack, which gets rather muddy.
Another thing you may find annoying is the poor driving skills of Rochesterians, as well as the deplorable roads in the immediate area of the campus. Add to that the terrible winter weather here, and you'll not be getting much riding in, anyway. If you are living in a dorm, you won't be allowed to keep your bike inside, even if there WERE any space available.
If you still want to ride in Rochester, the RBC has a schedule of rides that last through the end of October, weather permitting. Rides start again in March, but snow is a likely possibility until mid-May here. Don't laugh-it snowed 5 days before commencement in 2002.
re: Rochester Institute of Technology Cycling Team?Cuban Bee
Jul 26, 2003 9:30 AM
There is a local club you can race at every tuesday. Check the site out at http://gvcc.11net.com/ . Its true that Rochester does have long winters but you can stay in shape coss trainin, ridin a trainer, and even ridin in the snow. I don't know much about the RIT team, so I can't really help ya there. ANd Rochesterians are no worse at steerin their automobiles than any other city. Hope you enjoy RIT, they usually have a couple good concerts durin the year.