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MIT Cycling Club

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To join the club, please fill out the Club Sports Waiver, Cycling Membership Form, and Non-Disclosure Agreement. New waivers are required each school year (i.e. you need to fill out another one even if you have been on the team in the past). Forms collected over the summer are still valid. Please make out checks to MIT Cycling and send them together with forms to us:

interdepartmental mail Jen Wilson, W4-417
postal service Jen Wilson, 320 Memorial Drive #417, Cambridge MA 02139
balcony leave it in the secretary bin

All new dues-paying (club and racing) members will also need to create an account on Club Manager. This is very important, because it is how we manage race and other team-coordinated events logistics. So, please create an account; it will only take a couple of minutes.

Membership Levels and Benefits

Basic club membership: $40
  • Allows the member to attend club-led rides and coached skills clinics
  • Allows the member to attend two (2) race days annually, in any discipline, to try out the sport
  • Gives a membership discount on clothing orders for current MIT affiliates
Limited racing: $140
  • Allows the member to attend club-led rides and coached skills clinics
  • Authorizes the member to race up to six (6) days annually spread throughout any of the race disciplines (with the club paying for entry fees, rental cars, and hotels)
  • Gives the member access to the MIT Cycling Balcony in W31, a secure area with a multitude of bike tools, trainers, rollers, and a TV to train indoors in the winter
  • Allows the member access to all sponsorship deals
  • Requires that the member help out with team jobs, including club-led rides, logistics planning, and volunteering for team events
Unlimited racing: $240
  • Allows the member to attend club-led rides and coached skills clinics
  • Authorizes the member to race an unlimited amount of club-sponsored races annually spread throughout any of the race disciplines (with the club paying for entry fees, rental cars, and hotels)
  • Gives the member access to the MIT Cycling Balcony in W31, a secure area with a multitude of bike tools, trainers, rollers, and a TV to train indoors in the winter
  • Allows the member access to all sponsorship deals
  • Requires that the member help out with team jobs, including club-led rides, logistics planning, and volunteering for team events
  • Gives the opportunity to compete for spots to race at collegiate nationals

Note: At any point in the season, you can upgrade from one level of membership to the next by paying the difference in dues. However, the team does not issue refunds.

F.A.Q.

Can I ride with the team?

Yes, rides are posted to our mailing list and to ride calendar year-round. Let the leader know you are coming, or just show up. We just ask that, before or when you come on a ride, please submit a Club Sports Waiver to comply with MIT Club Sports policy.

Where does the time ride?

Club rides generally start at Student Center (SC) and proceed towards either Concord or Dover. Here are some of the popular routes. Many of our members are posting their rides online on Strava. Check out also the global ride heatmap.

What should I bring on a ride?

You should always carry food, water, tools to repair a flat (pump, tube, tire levers), ID, medical insurance card, and a helmet. Other useful things to bring on rides are extra clothing, a multi-tool, money (cash), phone, and a map.

Does the team have a coach?

Yes, and in multiple disciplines! Our coaches provide training plans and several fall clinics. Even if you are not planning to race, the fall clinics are an excellent way to meet other cyclists and develop riding skills and confidence.

When is the season?

Road season is in spring. Cyclo-cross season is in late fall. MTB season is from early to mid fall. Track season is from early August to late September.

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