Club cycling is an opportunity for students to find community and achieve their goals. Opportunities for mountain bike racing and road racing are available. There are multiple disciplines in mountain biking like downhill, cross country, and enduro. Club cycling’s focus is cross country mountain biking. The cross-country discipline is a test of technical skill and cardiovascular endurance. On race day, riders will have the confidence to maneuver their bike up and down rock gardens, around tight corners, and off of jumps. Road racing is just as difficult as mountain biking. There are different types in this discipline as well such as criterium, time trial, road and stage races. Criterium races are typically 30-90 minutes long and take place on a short loop less than a mile long. Riders will do a certain number of timed laps before race officials tell them how many laps they have to do. Criteriums are usually very fast. Time trials are races against a clock rather than other people, riders start in 30 to 60 second increments. Road races are 30- 60 miles in length and all of the racers start together. Stage races take place over multiple days and are a combination of all of the road racing disciplines. Usually one discipline per day.