Friday, September 17, 2010

the (almost) half world championships, 2010

It's back. The (Almost) Half World Championships, 2010.

Saturday, September 25, 9:00 am.

Last year was so much fun (more fun), we've decided to do it again. Bigger (more people) and better (fewer miles) than last time.

Here's the course (a link to interactive map, below a picture):

The course is 8.8 miles long with just under 750 ft of climbing. To encourage participation, we'll do SEVEN laps, for a total of 62 miles. Don't want to ride 62 miles? Just come anyway. Do what you want. Enjoy the fun.

We start at the corner of Strohm and Chestnut Grove (search for 190 Strohm Rd, Shippensburg, PA).

Special prizes for the first finishers and last finishers.

You. Could. Be. The. (Almost.) Half. Champion. Of. The. World!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Shippensburg University Cycling Hosts Youth Bike Rodeo

For Immediate Release:

Shippensburg University Cycling Announces Youth Bike Rodeo

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania – September 16, 2010 – On Friday, September 24, 2010, Shippensburg University Cycling will host the Fourth Semi-Annual Spring/Fall Youth Bike Rodeo. Intended for children in Kindergarten through fifth grades, the event will include activities such as helmet fitting, minor bicycle maintenance, bicycle fitting, safety tips, and a skills-testing obstacle course. The event begins at 4:30 pm and will continue until 6:00 pm.

The rodeo will be held on the Shippensburg University campus, in the parking lot between the student recreation fields and the Luhrs Performing Arts Center. While there will be no adult specific activities, parents are encouraged to stay and participate. All participants should bring a bicycle and wear a helmet.

This event builds off the success of previous SU Cycling Team sponsored youth bike rodeos. Thirty to forty children participated in each event.

About Shippensburg University Cycling: Shippensburg University Cycling is organized as a university club sport. The mission of Shippensburg University Cycling is to promote cycling socially as well as to prepare athletes for collegiate competition. In 2009-2010, Ship Cycling boasted 28 members, 10 of which competed in at least one USA Cycling sanctioned race, accounting for 60 rider race days in total.

Ship Cycling competes in road and mountain bike events in the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference ( under the auspices of USA Cycling ( The team is funded by the University Student Senate as well as the generous support of area businesses including Sunrise Computers and Electronics (, The Carlisle Group (, Historic Preservation Services (, Mountainside Ski & Sport ( and Wertner Signs (

The team holds regular training rides, open to all area cyclists, in the rural farmland and mountainous terrain of Cumberland and Franklin Counties.

For more information on the Shippensburg University Cycling Team, please contact Nathan Goates, faculty advisor (, Matt Conroy, club president (, or visit our blog at


Dr. Nathan Goates

Shippensburg University


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september starlight circle race #3

A post-action blurry iPhone shot of the crew, minus one.

We had a total of nine riders last night (Zach was too occupied with his intervals to pose for the picture), a good showing. But the race was sort of weird...

Props to Brian for showing up and riding his 40 lb 26" wheeled wunderbike. We'll get this kid rolling on a library bike and he'll feel like he was shot out of a cannon.