Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cyclocross Standings as of 10/19/2011

1. Mike- 80 points
2. Alex- 73 points
3. Leif- 63 points
4. Ben- 50 points
5. Tony- 47 points
6. Randy- 45 points
7. Jacob- 42 points
8. Nate J- 38 points
9. Joe- 31 points
10. Nate Z- 29 points
11. Andy/Shawn- 20 points
12. Kyle- 18 points
13. Tim- 15 points
14. Kevin B- 14 points
15. Phil- 12 points
16. Kurt- 10 points
17. Adam- 9 points
18. Kevin T- 8 points
19. Casey- 7 points
20. Troy- 5 points

Next week is the final race of the series as well as Costume Chaos. Double points will be up for grabs, as well as an additional 10 points for wearing a costume. The race will be Thursday at 5:30 at the Rugby fields. Be there by 5:00 so you can pre-ride the course. Pizza for anyone that participates!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Campus Chaos Results and Standings!!!
Results from 10/13/2011

1. Mike Michetti: 20pts
2. Alex Kumpf: 18pts
3. Tony Damhoff: 16pts
4. Randy Peterson: 14pts
5. Ben Morris: 12pts
6. Leif Byrge-Liebig: 10pts
7. Jacob Musha: 9pts
8. Kevin Thum: 8pts
9. Joe Nolan: 7pts
10. Kevin Bates: 6pts
11. Phil Couturier: 5pts

Standings after 3 races

1. Mike M: 60pts
2. Alex K: 54pts
3. Tony D: 47pts
4. Leif B-L: 45pts
5. Ben M: 35pts
6. Jacob M: 29pts
7. Randy P: 28pts
8. Nate J: 22pts
9. Kyle W/ Nate Z: 18pts
10. Joe N: 17pts
11. Tim I: 15pts
12. Kevin B: 14pts
13. Phil C/Shawn H: 12pts
14. Kevin T/Andy C: 8pts
15. Troy W: 5pts

There are still two weeks left to come out and get points on the board, including our Costume Chaos race on October 27th! Extra points for wearing a halloween costume! Remember, anyone who races gets to celebrate at Steve's Pizza with the club after the final race where prizes will be awarded. Come out and race!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Blockhouse Roll 2011

This race is put on by Chain Reaction Cycling out of Dubuque. Come on out for a good time!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fall Races and Rides!!

Looks like the UWP team has lots of opportunities this fall to show off our award winning kits.

Collegiate Mountain Bike Racing

9/10-11 Lindsey Wilson (Kentucky)
9/17-18 Michigan
9/24-25 Michigan Tech
10/1-2 Purdue
10/8-9 Mizzou
10/15-16 Ripon (regionals)

Regionals are hosted by our instate rivals the Ripon Redhawks so we'd like to make a good showing there.

Collegiate Track Racing

9/3-4 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Kenosha)

Potosi Brewery Ride

9/24 Potosi, WI

this is a great ride, featuring a 40, 60 and 100 mile option. all you can eat and drink afterwords

Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival


Includes a 40 and 16 mile cross country mountain bike event and a cyclocross race. If you want in on this you better get in the lottery now!!

U.S. Grand Prix of Cyclocross

9/24-25 Madison, Wi

One of the biggest cyclocross races in the country takes place just an hours drive from Platteville. Sign up for one or both days

Collegiate Cyclocross

November 6 - Lindenwood (Bubba Cross)
November 12 - UW-Madison (WCA Cyclccross)
November 13 - Ripon
November 19 - Marian/Purdue (Indiana CX) - Regionals
November 20 - Ball State

TRANS-Wisconsin 002

you heard it here first!!

Tentative Date: 10/21-23

This is the weekend of fall break. Mike Michetti, Phil Couturier, Ben Morris and Adam Zabler have been planning this ride since this spring. We have some awesome route ideas and we're pretty excited. Stay tuned for more information.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Collegiate Track Racing

Hey guys,

Don't know how many of you own track/fixed gear bikes but the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is hosting a two day MWCCC track event. This would be a great chance for you to do your first racing on the velodrome if that is something you are interested in.

September 3-4 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Kenosha)

See for more info.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Collegiate Mountain Biking

The Midwest Collegiate Cycling Conference 2011 MTB schedule is now up and official.

9/10-11 Lindsey Wilson
9/17-18 Michigan
9/24-25 Michigan Tech
10/1-2 Purdue
10/8-9 Mizzou
10/15-16 Ripon (Regionals)

Looks like the our instate rivals the Ripon Redhawks are hosting regionals. It also looks as if we will be having a full season of collegiate cyclocross this year, dates and locations TBD. Check out to keep up to date with conference schedules and more!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Collegiate Nationals 2011

Teammate Max Anderson represented UW-Platteville at the USA Cycling Collegiate National Championships this past weekend in Madison, WI. Max notched up third place finishes in Friday's road race at Blue Mounds State Park and in Sunday's criterium at the Madison research park. By benefit of those two third places he ended up second in the individual omnium portion of the weekend. Congratulations to Max for an excellent season.
Finishing 3rd in Sunday's crit

On the podium for the individual omnium

The Kings of Style represented at Collegiate Nats

Stay tuned later this week for a best of collegiate cycling 2011 wrap-up

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

SRAM Tour of the Gila

Platteville grad and super-cyclist Ben Damhoff starts the SRAM Tour of the Gila today. The Tour of the Gila is a five stage, USA Cycling and UCI recognized event in and around Silver City, NM.

Tour of the Gila, New Mexico:

or on his website:

Monday, April 4, 2011

Marian/Purdue Race Weekend

Last weekend UWP Cycling headed to Indianapolis for two days of racing hosted by Marian and Purdue Universities. Warm weather greeted us along with a little bit of wind.

Men's C race. Mike Michetti was in great position with one lap to go when he had a double blowout

LinkFriend of the club Scottie Rosenfeld of Northwestern University. Check out his blog at for a candid and hilarious look at collegiate cycling.
Recent graduate Scot Couturier raced the Men's Open 3/4 race. Much appreciation for letting us crash at his place


Max Anderson in the Men's A race
Mike made up for a disappointing crit with a win in the Men's C road race
While Ben Morris struggled to find his climbing legs
Jacob Musha and first time racer Andy Carlson performed well in the Men's D race

Friday, April 1, 2011

Notre Dame Race Weekend

Last weekend UWP Cycling traveled to South Bend, In for two days of racing put on by the University of Notre Dame

The road race was mostly flat with a few sharp hills near the end. And did I mention it was cold?

The criterium was a wide, flat fast affair with plenty of crashes. Still wasn't any warmer though.

Can you say lucky?

Monday, March 28, 2011

Recent Platteville Grad, Ben Damhoff, is kickin' ass and takin' names.

Follow him at:

2011 Red Dog Ramble

For flyer visit: Red Dog Ramble MTB

Monday, February 28, 2011

Lindsey Wilson Race Weekend

First Race of the Year
Staging for the road race
Max on the finishing climb. The Cat A men did 75 miles
Heading to the finish

Max in Sunday's crit
Tony races the crit
Mike had a first place and a fourth place to show for his first two road races
Ben races Sunday after crashing hard Saturday
Jacob was also enjoying his first weekend of road racing

Monday, February 14, 2011

The Jerseys Have Entered the Building:

Introducing the "King of the Mountain" Tee:

UW-Platteville Cycling Logo on upper back of tee

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Daily Pioneer: UW-Platteville Cycling Club wins Cycling King of Style Collegiate Jersey Design contest

PLATTEVILLE – The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Cycling Club recently earned the Cycling King of Style Collegiate Jersey Design award given by the USA Cycling organization to the college that creates the most unique and visually appealing jersey for its team.

Max Anderson, UW-Platteville Cycling Club president and mechanical engineering major from Waukesha, and Tony Damhoff, a mechanical engineering major from Morrison, Ill., created the jersey based off of Anderson’s design concept. Damhoff created the graphics and sent them to Champ Systems, a company that generates a proof to create the jersey. The design is an orange and white plaid with jean style shorts. Anderson and Damhoff said they created the jersey because it fits with the pioneer theme, but they also like western-cut clothing. They also felt that creating this unique design would help the team stand out in races.

Ted King, the self-proclaimed King of Style and professional cyclist, critiques the jerseys entered into the contest and places the top three on the USA Cycling website.

“These fleeting four years are the unique time for shorn-legged collegiate cyclists to embrace their baccalaurean antics, maintain a steady (albeit skewed) balancing act between athletics and academia, and still have an amazing time in the process,” King wrote on the website. “The winning kit embodied these principles to a degree unreached by the other institutes of higher learning. This school embraced their mascot and rode away with it, which was an oft’ overlooked practice in this competition. Plus they used denim. And plaid.”

With many of the participants coming from some of the largest schools in the nation, Anderson feels that this award has an added importance. “Even underdogs can succeed,” he said.

The cycling team received a jersey signed by King in addition to the recognition of designing the best jersey. “This means a lot to us because every other school in the nation will be looking at UW-Platteville,” said Damhoff.

Written by: Sarah Kessler, UW-Platteville Office of Public Relations,

Friday, February 4, 2011


What does the cycling club do on their day off from school? Ride their bikes of course

This is what we had to deal with heading out of town

Most of the "ride" was spent hiking through snow,
sometimes only a few inches, other times up to 4 feet

A rare stretch of pavement. The guy in the house in
the background warned of 5 foot drifts ahead

One of those drifts has Cory buried up to his waist

The solution? Tunnel yourself out

Once Cory dug himself out, we decided it was time
for a break

Time to relax

We Made It! You can't tell in this picture, but
beneath that snow is the world's largest M


At the top!

Time for a breather, that was hard work. Now
time to go back!