Ok folks, so it's back to school again, and this year I was thinking to myself... why not join the cycling team... but I was shocked to find out there isn't one! how could this be?
so I though ok, I'll join the cycling club... there has to be one of those right? again I was shocked.
so my university (UNLV) does not have a team nor a club. I did a little research and found out that in order for cycling to become a sport it must be presented to the Athletic Advisor Board, (this is so we can get school sanctioned funding) but it is strongly recomended that before I throw myself into the "fire" that I start a club, (which the school will fund if I can get at least 10 members)
Well I went about and made a flyer that I plan to plaster all around the campus. but there are some things I have been wondering about.
1.) most people I see on campus (with the exception of me commuting) ride bikes to get from building to building, and they are dominated by "Next" and "Roadmaster"s, I always figured these are x-mart bikes, and that these people are not serious cyclists. What should I do if these type of members join? I would not shun anyone (no matter what bike they have) but in order for this to go as a sport there will need to be some serious cyclist involved.
2) there are very few road bikes around campus, I was hoping to ride road primarily and mtbs secondary (sorry I'm a rodie... I confess )
and lastly has anyone ever done anything like this? can you give me a heads up on what to expect and what I am getting into?
well thanks for the advice