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To race in the ECCC you must be a full-time student at a degree granting college or university.

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To race in the ECCC you must be a full-time student at a degree granting college or university, or be a full-time student in a public or private high school or prep school.

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  • An annual USA Cycling Collegiate license is $30, or a free addition to a non-collegiate USAC license.
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  • An annual USA Cycling Collegiate license is $35, or a free addition to a non-collegiate USAC license.
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  • Beginner racers can also purchase 1-day licenses at every race for $10 per day.
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  • Beginner racers can also purchase 1-day licenses at every race for $15 per day.
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Jeff Salviti (Bucknell), Matt Furlow (UPenn), Rob Burnett (F&M), and another rider make a go for it at the 2011 Columbia Grant's Tomb Crit; photo by Chatura Atapattu.
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Jeff Salvitti (Bucknell), Matt Furlow (UPenn), Rob Burnett (F&M), and another rider make a go for it at the 2011 Columbia Grant's Tomb Crit; photo by Chatura Atapattu.
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Jeff Salviti (Bucknell), Matt Furlow (UPenn), Rob Burnett (F&M), and another rider make a go for it at the 2011 Columbia Grant's Tomb Crit; photo by Chatura Atapattu.
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Jeff Salviti (Bucknell), Matt Furlow (UPenn), Rob Burnett (F&M), and another rider make a go for it at the 2011 Columbia Grant's Tomb Crit; photo by Chatura Atapattu.
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Jeff Salviti (Bucknell), Matt Furlow (UPenn), Rob Burnett (F&M), and another rider make a go for it at the 2011 Columbia Grant's Tomb Crit.
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Jeff Salviti (Bucknell), Matt Furlow (UPenn), Rob Burnett (F&M), and another rider make a go for it at the 2011 Columbia Grant's Tomb Crit; photo by Chatura Atapattu.
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  • ECCC Stuff
    Conference surveys (not the serious kind!), wallpaper, and other stuff to keep you motivated all the long winter.
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Martha Buckley (MIT), repeat Track and Road national championship podium finisher, ECCC season omnium winner, and winner of the 2011 USAC Collegiate Division 2 National Road Race Championship just two days after giving her PhD dissertation in climate science. (:by Kenneth Cheung (MIT):)

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Martha Buckley (MIT), repeat Track and Road national championship podium finisher, ECCC season omnium winner, and winner of the 2011 USAC Collegiate Division 2 National Road Race Championship just two days after giving her PhD dissertation in climate science. (:by Kenneth Cheung:)

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Martha Buckley (MIT), repeat Track and Road national championship podium finisher, ECCC season omnium winner, and winner of the 2011 USAC Collegiate Division 2 National Road Race Championship, just two days after giving her PhD dissertation in climate science. (:by Kenneth Cheung (MIT):)

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Martha Buckley (MIT), repeat Track and Road national championship podium finisher, ECCC season omnium winner, and winner of the 2011 USAC Collegiate Division 2 National Road Race Championship just two days after giving her PhD dissertation in climate science. (:by Kenneth Cheung (MIT):)

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The following are resources to get you started:

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The following are resources to get you started:

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The ECCC is what you make of it, so get out there and make it happen!

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Get Started!

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Get Started!

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Some of the big and small ways you can do your part to keep the ECCC awesome and growing.

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Some of the big and small ways you can do your part to keep the ECCC awesome and growing.

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Get More Involved

If you just can't get enough of the ECCC, here are a few ways to get more engaged.

(:news-network:)

(:blogosphere:)

(:twitter:)

Media and Social Networks

  • ECCC News Network
    If you can't make it to the races, the ECCC News Network is the place to get race reports and other news about your favorite teams and riders.
  • USAC Collegiate
    USAC Collegiate also runs a series of Weekly Collegiate Cycling Wraps throughout each season, capturing race highlights reported from the ECCC and across the nation.
  • ECCC Blogosphere
    Look through the ECCC Blogosphere list for blogs from your team or riders on it, keeping you up to date on their activities and plans.
  • ECCC Twitter
    Updates on conference activities, all in 140 characters or less.

Volunteer

The conference itself as well as all of the teams rely almost entirely on volunteer people power to keep operating. This list is just a few of the ways, big and small, to contribute back.

  • Intro Coach
    Veteran racers are always needed to help coach our Intro clinics and races. Coaches need not be the fastest racers, they simply need to be competent, patient, and interested in teaching new riders. To get involved, talk to the Intro Coordinator at any race.
  • Writing and Photography
    Sites like the ECCC News Network and USAC Collegiate Weekly Wrap are always in need of writers to contribute race reports and other material. Similarly, this site as well as the news services are always in need of new high quality photographs to stay fresh. If you like writing or photography, talk to Ian Sullivan, Jeffrey Hansen, and/or Joe Kopena to start contributing.
  • Club Officer
    Every club relies on its student leaders to keep racing and growing. Consider getting more involved in your team to keep it going or to develop even further. The Club Officers' Guide outlines some of the typical responsibliities involved.

Race promoter Board of Trustees ECCC coordinator

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An overview of the different types of racing and races in collegiate cycling.

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An overview of the different types of racing in collegiate cycling.

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and growing.

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ECCC Stuff

Just to keep the buzz going year round...

  • ECCC Wallpaper
    Awesome photos for your desktop to keep you motivated all winter long.
  • ECCC Bumper Stickers
    Need to make sure the whole Interstate Highway system knows you race in the ECCC? Talk to Joe Kopena at the next race or meeting and he'll hook you up.
  • ECCC T-Shirts
    Follow the mailing list and check the website in-season to get the latest and greatest ECCC t-shirts!
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  • Collegiate Cycling Races
    An overview of the different types of racing and races in collegiate cycling.
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Races and Rules

  • Collegiate Cycling Races
    An overview of the different types of racing and races in collegiate cycling.
  • Spectating Notes
    A rough guide to which types of races are generally good to watch and which are not.
  • Collegiate Road Rules Basics (PDF)
    A quick overview of road racing, covering the different events and their basic rules. Some of the rules references may be out of date, but all of the content still applies.
  • USAC Collegiate Rules
    The national collegiate cycling rulebook.
  • 2011 ECCC Road Rules Summary (PDF)
    Assuming some familiarity with racing, as outlined in the Collegiate Road Rules Basics, this captures more details about collegiate and ECCC road racing.
  • 2010 Aero Restriction Summary (PDF)
    Though the restrictions on aero equipment have expanded to all categories this year, this is still a useful guide to what those restrictions are and, most importantly, what wheels are actually permitted.
    • The most recent list of permitted wheels is available from the UCI.

Racing, Training, and Traveling

  • Dartmouth New Racers' Guide
    Awesome, extensive notes from Ben Grass (Dartmouth) covering everything you need to know and bring for your first race.
  • Drexel New Racers' Guide
    Super thorough outline from Tim Manzella (Drexel) going over training and racing basics, race and weekend notes, and a packing list.
  • UPenn/Drexel/Temple Power Training and Racing Guide (PDF)
    Introduction to power training concepts and racing notes from Matt Furlow (UPenn), Tim Manzella (Drexel), Ross Marklein (UPenn), and Charlie Zamastil (Temple).
  • Intro Curriculum/Tips (PDF)
    Notes from Ian Sullivan (UVM/Vermont Law) as a reader for beginning racers or guide to skills and lessons to cover in clinics.
  • ECCC FAQs
    There are still very valid notes in the FAQ section of the old ECCC website which haven't been migrated over yet. The Ask a Pro series also has a lot of good information.
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  • Club Officer?
    Every club relies on its student leaders to keep racing and growing. Consider getting more involved in your team to keep it going or to develop even further. The Club Officers' Guide? outlines some of the typical responsibliities involved.
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  • Club Officer
    Every club relies on its student leaders to keep racing and growing. Consider getting more involved in your team to keep it going or to develop even further. The Club Officers' Guide outlines some of the typical responsibliities involved.
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Veteran racers are always needed to help coach our Intro clinics and races.

  • Writing and Photographs
    Sites like the ECCC News Network and USAC Collegiate Weekly Wrap are always in need of writers to contribute race reports. Similar, this site as well as the news services are always in need of high quality, fresh new photographs from all the ECCC action going on. If you like writing or photography, talk to Ian Sullivan, Jeffrey Hansen, and/or Joe Kopena to start contributing.

Club officer

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Veteran racers are always needed to help coach our Intro clinics and races. Coaches need not be the fastest racers, they simply need to be competent, patient, and interested in teaching new riders. To get involved, talk to the Intro Coordinator at any race.

  • Writing and Photography
    Sites like the ECCC News Network and USAC Collegiate Weekly Wrap are always in need of writers to contribute race reports and other material. Similarly, this site as well as the news services are always in need of new high quality photographs to stay fresh. If you like writing or photography, talk to Ian Sullivan, Jeffrey Hansen, and/or Joe Kopena to start contributing.
  • Club Officer?
    Every club relies on its student leaders to keep racing and growing. Consider getting more involved in your team to keep it going or to develop even further. The Club Officers' Guide? outlines some of the typical responsibliities involved.
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Follow the mailing list and check back here for the next round of ECCC t-shirts!

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Follow the mailing list and check the website in-season to get the latest and greatest ECCC t-shirts!

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The conference itself as well as all of the teams rely entirely on volunteer people power to keep operating.

Photos and writing Intro coach

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The conference itself as well as all of the teams rely almost entirely on volunteer people power to keep operating. This list is just a few of the ways, big and small, to contribute back.

  • Intro Coach
    Veteran racers are always needed to help coach our Intro clinics and races.
  • Writing and Photographs
    Sites like the ECCC News Network and USAC Collegiate Weekly Wrap are always in need of writers to contribute race reports. Similar, this site as well as the news services are always in need of high quality, fresh new photographs from all the ECCC action going on. If you like writing or photography, talk to Ian Sullivan, Jeffrey Hansen, and/or Joe Kopena to start contributing.
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  • Note that there are multiple sheets within the workbook with instructions and notes.
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Notes from Ian Sullivan (UVM/Vermont Law) useful as a reader for beginning racers or guide to skills and lessons to cover in clinics.

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Notes from Ian Sullivan (UVM/Vermont Law) as a reader for beginning racers or guide to skills and lessons to cover in clinics.

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Racing and Travel

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Racing, Training, and Traveling

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Notes from Ian Sullivan useful as a reader for beginning racers or guide to skills and lessons to cover in clinics.

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Notes from Ian Sullivan (UVM/Vermont Law) useful as a reader for beginning racers or guide to skills and lessons to cover in clinics.

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The ECCC races year-round, with four separate seasons: Road, Mountain, Track, and Cyclocross.

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The ECCC races year-round, with four separate seasons: Road, Mountain, Track, and Cyclocross.

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  • Top riders also compete to qualify as a team or individuals for the national championships.
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Need to make sure the whole Interstate system knows you race in the ECCC? Talk to Joe Kopena at the next race or meeting and he'll hook you up.

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Need to make sure the whole Interstate Highway system knows you race in the ECCC? Talk to Joe Kopena at the next race or meeting and he'll hook you up.

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Notes from Ian Sullivan useful either as a reader for beginning racers, or as suggestions for skills and lessons to cover in clinics.

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Notes from Ian Sullivan useful as a reader for beginning racers or guide to skills and lessons to cover in clinics.

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ECCC Stuff

Just to keep the buzz going year round...

  • ECCC Wallpaper
    Awesome photos for your desktop to keep you motivated all winter long.
  • ECCC Bumper Stickers
    Need to make sure the whole Interstate system knows you race in the ECCC? Talk to Joe Kopena at the next race or meeting and he'll hook you up.
  • ECCC T-Shirts
    Follow the mailing list and check back here for the next round of ECCC t-shirts!
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  • USAC Collegiate Rules
    The national collegiate cycling rulebook.
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  • USAC Collegiate Rules
    The national collegiate cycling rulebook.
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Photos and writing Intro coach Club officer Race promoter Board of Trustees ECCC coordinator

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Media and Social Networks

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Media and Social Networks

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Volunteer

The conference itself as well as all of the teams rely entirely on volunteer people power to keep operating.

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(:blogosphere:)

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∗ Event and discipline specifics, e.g.: · Team Time Trial squad sizes and aerodynamic equipment restrictions. · Mass start bicycle requirements. · Gravity armor requirements. – Look up teams for prospective schools, e.g., in high school, transfer, and graduate applications. – Connect to other racers throughout the conference. – Receive information on becoming an official.

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Once you've gotten going, the following are some additional resources to learn more about bicycle racing---ECCC, collegiate, and otherwise.

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Once you've started, the following are some resources to learn more about bicycle racing---ECCC, collegiate, and otherwise.

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  • ECCC Twitter
    Updates on conference activities, all in 140 characters or less.
(:news-network:)(:blogosphere:)(:twitter:)
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  • Race Types?
    A short summary of the different types of races.
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Social media

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If you just can't get enough of the ECCC, here are a few ways to get more engaged.

Media and Social Networks

  • ECCC News Network
    If you can't make it to the races, the ECCC News Network is the place to get race reports and other news about your favorite teams and riders.
  • USAC Collegiate
    USAC Collegiate also runs a series of Weekly Collegiate Cycling Wraps throughout each season, capturing race highlights reported from the ECCC and across the nation.
  • ECCC Blogosphere
    Look through the ECCC Blogosphere list for blogs from your team or riders on it, keeping you up to date on their activities and plans.
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  • Spectating Notes

    A rough guide to which types of races are generally good to watch and which are not.
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Once you've gotten going, the following are some additional resources to learn more about bicycle racing---ECCC, collegiate, and otherwise.

Races and Rules

  • Collegiate Cycling Races
    An overview of the different types of racing and races in collegiate cycling.
  • Collegiate Road Rules Basics (PDF)
    A quick overview of road racing, covering the different events and their basic rules. Some of the rules references may be out of date, but all of the content still applies.
  • 2011 ECCC Road Rules Summary (PDF)
    Assuming some familiarity with racing, as outlined in the Collegiate Road Rules Basics, this captures more details about collegiate and ECCC road racing.
  • 2010 Aero Restriction Summary (PDF)
    Though the restrictions on aero equipment have expanded to all categories this year, this is still a useful guide to what those restrictions are and, most importantly, what wheels are actually permitted.
    • The most recent list of permitted wheels is available from the UCI.
  • USAC Collegiate Rules
    The national collegiate cycling rulebook.

Racing and Travel

  • Dartmouth New Racer Guide (PDF)
    Awesome, extensive notes from Ben Grass (Dartmouth) covering everything you need to know for your first race.
  • Dartmouth Race Weekend Packing List (PDF)
    A list from Ben Grass (Dartmouth) itemizing everything you want to make sure you have with you for a race weekend.
  • Intro Curriculum/Tips (PDF)
    Notes from Ian Sullivan useful either as a reader for beginning racers, or as suggestions for skills and lessons to cover in clinics.
  • ECCC FAQs
    There are still very valid notes in the FAQ section of the old ECCC website which haven't been migrated over yet. The Ask a Pro series also has a lot of good information.
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Bicycle racing---the greatest, toughest, most beautiful sport! The Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference puts on a full schedule of year-round cycling action for student athletes, and this page will tell you what you need to know to get involved.

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Bicycle racing---the greatest, toughest, most beautiful sport! The Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference puts on a full schedule of year-round cycling action for student athletes, and this page will tell you what you need to know to get involved.

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The USAC Collegiate website has a large amount of very useful information and guides to getting started in collegiate cycling.

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The USAC Collegiate website has a large amount of very useful information and guides to getting started in collegiate cycling.

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There are also resources specifically for women getting started in the ECCC in the ECCC Women's section.

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There are also resources specifically for women getting started in the ECCC in the ECCC Women's section.

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There are also some resources specifically for women in the ECCC Women's Cycling section.

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  • USAC Collegiate
    The USAC Collegiate website has a large amount of very useful information and guides to getting started in collegiate cycling.
  • ECCC Women's Cycling
    There are also resources specifically for women getting started in the ECCC in the ECCC Women's section.
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More information on getting the required USAC Collegiate license.

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More information on getting the required USAC Collegiate license.

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An overview of the different categories offered at ECCC races, and how to upgrade through them.

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An overview of the different categories offered at ECCC races, and how to upgrade through them.

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Details on our awesome, coached Introduction to Bicycle Racing clinics and races for new racers.

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Details on our awesome, coached Introduction to Bicycle Racing clinics and races for new racers.

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Information for top riders on eligibility and qualifying for the national championships.

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Information for top riders on eligibility and qualifying for the national championships.

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Details on our awesome Introduction to Bicycle Racing clinics and races.

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Details on our awesome, coached Introduction to Bicycle Racing clinics and races for new racers.

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  • Racing
    Some notes on what to do and what to expect:
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    A short summary of the different types of races.
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Learn More

  • Race Types?
    A short summary of the different types of races.
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More information on getting a USAC Collegiate License, required for all racers.

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More information on getting the required USAC Collegiate license.

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Details on the ECCC's awesome Introduction to Bicycle Racing clinics and races.

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Details on our awesome Introduction to Bicycle Racing clinics and races.

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  • Registration
    Some notes on registering for events and coming out for your first race.
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  • Racing
    Some notes on what to do and what to expect:
    • Registration
      How to register for events and get checked in when you get there.
    • Race Types?
      A short summary of the different types of races.
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Social media

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Martha Buckley (MIT), repeat Track and Road national championship podium finisher, ECCC season omnium winner, and winner of the 2011 USAC Collegiate Division 2 National Road Race Championship, just two days after finishing her PhD thesis in climate science. (:by Kenneth Cheung (MIT):)

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Martha Buckley (MIT), repeat Track and Road national championship podium finisher, ECCC season omnium winner, and winner of the 2011 USAC Collegiate Division 2 National Road Race Championship, just two days after giving her PhD dissertation in climate science. (:by Kenneth Cheung (MIT):)

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Watching dual slalom at Sunday River, 2008.

Watching dual slalom at the 2008 ECCC Championships @ Sunday River by Northeastern. (:by Northeastern:)

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Martha Buckley (MIT), repeat Track and Road national championship podium finisher, ECCC season omnium winner, and winner of the 2011 USAC Collegiate Division 2 National Road Race Championship just two days after finishing her PhD thesis. (:by Kenneth Cheung (MIT):)

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Martha Buckley (MIT), repeat Track and Road national championship podium finisher, ECCC season omnium winner, and winner of the 2011 USAC Collegiate Division 2 National Road Race Championship, just two days after finishing her PhD thesis in climate science. (:by Kenneth Cheung (MIT):)

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Martha Buckley (MIT), repeat Track and Road national championship podium finisher, ECCC season omnium winner, and winner of the 2011 USAC Collegiate Division 2 National Road Race Championship just two days after finishing her PhD thesis. (:by Kenneth Cheung (MIT):)
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There are also some resources specifically for women in the ECCC Women's Cycling section.

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 Get information on obtaining a racing license.

– Get information on upgrading their racing category. – Prepare individual release packets. – Check the ECCC race schedule. – Get flyers for races they are interested in. – Get results for races they have participated in. – Get season team and individual standings.

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What's the Story?

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Racing

Registration

Licenses

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Intro Racing

Schedule and Results

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Get Started!

The following are resources to get you started:

  • Licenses
    More information on getting a USAC Collegiate License, required for all racers.
  • Categories and Upgrades
    An overview of the different categories offered at ECCC races, and how to upgrade through them.
  • Intro Racing
    Details on the ECCC's awesome Introduction to Bicycle Racing clinics and races.
  • Registration
    Some notes on registering for events and coming out for your first race.
  • Schedule and Results
    All season schedule and race flyer details are posted to the (:calendar:), as are results and season standings immediately after each race.
  • Nationals
    Information for top riders on eligibility and qualifying for the national championships.

Get More Involved

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– Get ECCC National Championship qualifying lists. – Look up ECCC and National policy and rules, including: ∗ National Championship eligibility requirements. ∗ Scoring algorithms, rules, and points tables.

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All race weekends feature a number of categories for riders of all levels.

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All race weekends feature a number of categories for riders of all levels.

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Every racer must have a USA Cycling Collegiate license, and be a member of a licensed school team.

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Every racer must have a USA Cycling Collegiate license, and be a member of a licensed school team.

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We've got a place for everybody, so join or start your team, buy a license, check out the schedule, and come out racing!

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We've got a place for everybody, so join or start your team, buy a license, check out the schedule, and come out racing!

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Every racer must have a USA Cycling Collegiate license, and be a member of a licensed school team.

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Get Started!

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  • Annual licenses can be purchased at races or online via USAC's website.
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  • Annual licenses can be purchased at races or online via USAC's website.
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We've got a place for everybody, so join or start your team, buy a license, check out the schedule, and come out racing!

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Registration

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Jeff Salviti (Bucknell), Matt Furlow (UPenn), Rob Burnett (F&M), and another rider make a go for it at the 2011 Columbia Grant's Tomb Crit.
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  • Though many of our races also have alumni and non-collegiate categories open to everyone.
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  • Many of our races also have alumni and non-collegiate categories open to everyone.

The ECCC races year-round, with four separate seasons: Road, Mountain, Track, and Cyclocross.

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Riders and teams compete to earn points toward individual and team season standings.

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Every racer must have a USA Cycling license, and be a member of a licensed school team.

  • An annual USA Cycling Collegiate license is $30, or a free addition to a non-collegiate USAC license.
    • Annual licenses can be purchased at races or online via USAC's website.
  • Beginner racers can also purchase 1-day licenses at every race for $10 per day.
  • Starting and licensing a team is simple and easy.

Racing

Licenses

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Schedule and Results

Nationals

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  • "Full-time" means that your school's registrar considers you full-time, regardless of credits, internships/co-ops, or other factor.
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  • "Full-time" means that your school's registrar considers you full-time, regardless of credits, internships/co-ops, etc..
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  • "Full-time" means that your school's registrar considers you full-time, regardless of your actual credits, being on an internship, or other factor.
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  • "Full-time" means that your school's registrar considers you full-time, regardless of credits, internships/co-ops, or other factor.
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  • "Full-time" means that your school's registrar considers you full-time; beyond that whether you're taking classes, doing an internship, etc., does not matter to us.
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  • "Full-time" means that your school's registrar considers you full-time, regardless of your actual credits, being on an internship, or other factor.
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  • Though many of our races also have alumni and general non-collegiate categories.
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Here's the core basics:

  • To race in the ECCC you must be a full-time student
    • Though many of our races also have alumni and general non-collegiate categories.
  • We race year-round, with four separate seasons.
    • Road Racing happens in March and April;
    • Mountain Biking in September and October;
    • Track in August and September;
    • Cyclocross in November and December.
  • All race weekends feature a number of categories for riders of all levels.
    • Our coached Introduction to Bicycle Racing clinics and races are perfect for absolute beginners.
      • Non-student, new women racers are welcome to participate in all of our Women's Intro events!
    • A number of pro and semi-pro riders regularly compete in our Men's and Women's A categories.
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To race in the ECCC you must be a full-time student at a degree granting college or university.

  • Though many of our races also have alumni and general non-collegiate categories.
  • "Full-time" means that your school's registrar considers you full-time; beyond that whether you're taking classes, doing an internship, etc., does not matter to us.
  • Both graduate and undergraduate full-time students are welcome.

We race year-round, with four separate seasons.

  • Road Racing happens in March and April;
  • Mountain Biking in September and October;
  • Track in August and September;
  • Cyclocross in November and December.

All race weekends feature a number of categories for riders of all levels.

  • Our coached Introduction to Bicycle Racing clinics and races are perfect for absolute beginners.
    • Non-student, new women racers are welcome to participate in all of our Women's Intro events!
  • A number of pro and semi-pro riders regularly compete in our Men's and Women's A categories.
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  • To race in the ECCC you must be a full-time student (though many of our races also have alumni and general non-collegiate categories).
  • Road racing happens in March and April, Mountain Biking in September and October, Track in August and September, and Cyclocross in November and December.
  • All race weekends feature a number of categories, from the newest beginners in our coached Introduction to Bicycle Racing categories, to hardened pros and semi-pros.
  • The ECCC runs four seasons of bicycle

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  • To race in the ECCC you must be a full-time student
    • Though many of our races also have alumni and general non-collegiate categories.
  • We race year-round, with four separate seasons.
    • Road Racing happens in March and April;
    • Mountain Biking in September and October;
    • Track in August and September;
    • Cyclocross in November and December.
  • All race weekends feature a number of categories for riders of all levels.
    • Our coached Introduction to Bicycle Racing clinics and races are perfect for absolute beginners.
    • A number of pro and semi-pro riders regularly compete in our Men's and Women's A categories.
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Here's the core basics:

  • To race in the ECCC you must be a full-time student (though many of our races also have alumni and general non-collegiate categories).
  • Road racing happens in March and April, Mountain Biking in September and October, Track in August and September, and Cyclocross in November and December.
  • All race weekends feature a number of categories, from the newest beginners in our coached Introduction to Bicycle Racing categories, to hardened pros and semi-pros.
  • The ECCC runs four seasons of bicycle
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Bicycle racing---the greatest, toughest, most beautiful sport! The Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference puts on a full schedule of year-round cycling action, and this page will tell you what you need to know to get involved.

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Bicycle racing---the greatest, toughest, most beautiful sport! The Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference puts on a full schedule of year-round cycling action for student athletes, and this page will tell you what you need to know to get involved.

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Bicycle racing---the greatest, toughest, most beautiful sport! The Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference puts on a full schedule of year-round cycling action, and this page will tell you what you need to know to get involved.

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 Get information on obtaining a racing license.

– Get information on upgrading their racing category. – Prepare individual release packets. – Check the ECCC race schedule. – Get flyers for races they are interested in. – Get results for races they have participated in. – Get season team and individual standings. – Get ECCC National Championship qualifying lists. – Look up ECCC and National policy and rules, including: ∗ National Championship eligibility requirements. ∗ Scoring algorithms, rules, and points tables. ∗ Event and discipline specifics, e.g.: · Team Time Trial squad sizes and aerodynamic equipment restrictions. · Mass start bicycle requirements. · Gravity armor requirements. – Look up teams for prospective schools, e.g., in high school, transfer, and graduate applications. – Connect to other racers throughout the conference. – Receive information on becoming an official.

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