Cycling at MIT is a club sport, not a varsity sport; thus, it is entirely student-run and not a part of the varsity sport funding process. The club relies on support from the cycling industry, corporate sponsors, and alumni to make cycling accessible to a broad range of riders. As a club and as individuals we are very grateful for our sponsors’ help, without which our continued team success, at both the regional and national level, would not be possible. If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities please contact our sponsorship officer.
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MIT Cycling is presented by:
Thoughtforms has been a long-time sponsor of the club, at both the Championship Level, and now as Title Sponsor. Thoughtforms works with clients, architects, and designers to build houses that are very unique and complex. Their work has received numerous awards — in 2003 Thoughtforms was nationally recognized by Custom Home Magazine as the Custom Builder of the Year, and in 2017 they were selected for the New England Design Hall of Fame. Thoughtforms has a strong connection to MIT, with four alums working in leadership roles, as well as a number of avid cyclists, including their President, Mark Doughty, who raced professionally in Europe.
MIT Cycling championship sponsor:
The Branta Group LLC has been a Championship-level sponsor of the MIT Cycling Team for over 6 years. As a hub of healthcare entrepreneurship, the Branta Group has founded many biotech companies, and provided capital and expertise to promote growth and business sustainability. In the community, The Branta Group is committed to encouraging students to pursue STEM education as well as endurance sports, a passion that MIT Cyclists share.
MIT Cycling elite sponsor:
For more than 60 years, the Hertz Foundation has empowered the nation’s most remarkable PhD students in the applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, and engineering through its competitive fellowship program. Hertz Fellows become innovators and leaders serving in ways that benefit us all.
Exponent has been an Elite-level sponsor of the MIT cycling Team for over 10 years. Exponent is an international consulting firm that specializes in failure and accident analysis and has been involved in numerous cases from airplane crashes to bicycle accidents. With many MIT alumni and cyclists, members of the Exponent team can often be found riding in the Greater Boston Area.
FlatRate Moving is a proud sponsor of the MIT Cycling Team. Founded in 1991, FlatRate was the first moving company to offer customers an all-inclusive, guaranteed, one-price move, with no surprises. FlatRate currently operates in ten locations worldwide and can handle local, long distance, international, and luxury moving and storage. As industry leaders, their innovative thinking has inspired practices such as quick online estimates, eco-friendly policies and GPS-equipped trucks. Just like the MIT Cycling Team, FlatRate was built on honesty and professionalism. It’s in this spirit that they continually look for new ways to both support the MIT Cycling Team and improve the moving experience to bring you the very best service.
Compression+Design joined us as sponsors in 2017. With a team of passionate cyclists, triathlets, and runners, they made it their core mission to provide accurate and reliable reviews for athletes to find the right active gear..
Our Team Shop:
Wheelworks Bicycles has played an indispensable role in revitalizing the modern collegiate cycling world. The 700-square-foot shop in Winchester was founded in 1977 by Clint Paige and Peter Mooney. The two thrived over the years landing in Belmont in 1983. With the help of John Allis, 1974 US National Road Racing Champion, and Harry Parker, Harvard University athletic director, they rebuilt the US collegiate cycling scene. Wheelworks then worked with Allis and Billy Farrel to introduce Fit Kit Systems, the very first data-based, high-tech, cycling precision fit tool, to a new community that yearned to bike faster, further, and more comfortably. Wheelworks continues support of collegiate cycling and is proud to be a sponsor of the MIT Cycling program for another year.