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Joining the club is easy!

To ride with us, just sign up for Cycling on DoSportsEasy and fill out all the required forms. Having an active account (and signed waivers) on this page will allow you to join any team ride you want.  You can find out about rides via our mailing list (click to sign up!).

Clearly, riding with us will make you want more! If you want access to perks such as participating in coached skills clinics, awesome discounts on our team’s cycling kit and sponsorship deals, and, of course, racing privileges, consider becoming a member (feel free to start basic – you can always upgrade to a higher level at any point in the season by paying the difference in dues – sorry, we cannot do refunds, though):

Basic club membership: $40
  • Allows the member to attend club-led rides and coached skills clinics
  • Allows the member access to training plans and coaches
  • Gives a membership discount on clothing orders for current MIT affiliates
  • Allows the member to attend two race days annually, in any discipline, to try out the sport
Limited racing: $140
  • Allows the member to attend club-led rides and coached skills clinics
  • Allows the member access to training plans and coaches
  • Allows the member access to all sponsorship deals
  • 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
  • Requires that the member help out with team jobs, including club-led rides, logistics planning, volunteering for team events, and holding officer positions
  • Authorizes the member to race up to six days annually spread throughout any of the race disciplines (with the club paying for entry fees, rental cars, and hotels)
Unlimited racing: $240
  • Allows the member to attend club-led rides and coached skills clinics
  • Allows the member access to training plans and coaches
  • Allows the member access to all sponsorship deals
  • 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
  • Requires that the member help out with team jobs, including club-led rides, logistics planning, volunteering for team events, and holding officer positions
  • 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 opportunity to compete for spots to race at collegiate nationals

 

 

To become a club member, you will need a DoSportsEasy account (easy, you created that one already!), a Club Manager account (this is how we manage race-logistics), and a check made out to MIT Cycling. Please send the check along with this filled-out signup sheet to us in one of the following ways:

Interdepartmental mail: 
MIT Cycling, c/o Anne Raymond, W20-549

Postal service: 
MIT Cycling, c/o Anne Raymond,
84 Massachusetts Avenue, Room W20-549, Cambridge, MA 02139

Balcony:
leave it in the secretary bin.

 


F.A.Q.

Can I ride with the team?

Yes, rides are posted to our mailing list  year-round. Let the leader know you are coming, or just show up. We just ask that, before you come on a ride, please create an account on DoSportsEasy, join “Cycling”, and to submit a Club Sports Waiver  (this is 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.

How often do I have to sign waivers?

To comply with MIT Club Sports policy, members have to sign waivers anew at the start of every season. Don’t worry, you will receive email-reminders if you joined our mailing list. Members will also have to agree to the teams non-disclosure agreement (NDA) every season. This can be done on Club Manager.

 

 

 

 

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