By Regina Keller
Cal Poly Pomona Cycling Club has been biking on campus since
The CPPC started off as a non-profit organization which competed
in collegiate races.
However, in 2008 the campus club had to stop collegiate racing
due to the establishment of the 2007 Executive Order AB100 that put
an end to all collegiate racing, which included mountain, road,
track, BMX and time trails riding.
“We are no longer able to [participate] because of the insurance
problems,” said Greg Goodwine, vice president of CPPC.
“We had to re-charter as a social club and race under non
collegiate categories for clubs or other teams,” he said
The insurance problems also keep the club from being recognized
as a team.
“We are just finding ways to have a good time and enjoy biking
without the official title of team,” said CPPC President Cody
Blank said that until the club can get the financial backing and
increase its numbers, its status is unlikely to change any time
One way the club is building and establishing awareness is its
Bike Repair Day events.
“Bike Repair Day is when someone can come up with their broken
bikes, like a flat tire, shifting or brake problems and the club
will fix it free of charge,” said Blank. “If it is something that
needs extensive work we will refer them to Incycle, a great local
area shop that sponsors the club.”
Members and new members meet every Thursday during U-hour at the
picnic table across from the Bronco Student Center.
The annual membership fee is $30.00, which covers the cost of
transportation, event organization and other features of the
With the membership students also receive a CPPC T-shirt, 25
percent off parts and accessories and labor at any Incycle
location, 50 percent off all Schwalbe products, and 25 percent off
all FRS products.
“If students do not wish to join the club but still want to come
along on rides or just chill, we send out notices for rides and
other information about the cycling club,” said Blank.
For more information on the Cal Poly Cycling Club visit their
Web site at www.calpolycycling.com or attend their weekly
Reach Regina Keller at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Courtesy of Cal Poly Pomona Cycling
Club pedals around campus
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