Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Wanted to drop a quick line that Saturday rides are still up and running strong (even if the coach has been a little too busy lately).

This Thursday's meeting is canceled, however look for the next meeting to take place on November 15.

Also, uniforms have been ordered and we can expect them in December.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Official Results: Arizona State Hill Climb Championships

With a quiet performance near the season's end, we brought home another State Championship victory!
  • Ryan Cappellini - 1st (15/16), 1:10:37

Race Details: Buckeye Criterium

Transcend Broadband BUCKEYE CRITERIUM (official event information here).
Saturday, September 29, 2007.
Be there at 6:00 am.
Race begins at 7:40 am.
Buckeye, AZ (map and driving directions here).
  • Be ready and dressed out (shorts, jersey, socks, etc.) when you arrive.
  • Be on time.
  • For those of you who are racing, remember your Authorization To Ride Form (from your USA Cycling account) and your USAC Event Release Form (available here) signed by your parent.
  • Go to bed early and eat a healthy, low-fat breakfast.

  • Per NDP rules, 1 service hour is received for every 2 hours at this event. Anyone present for the whole event will earn 6 hours.
  • Verify travel plans to and from the event as soon as possible.
  • Remember to bring street clothes to change into after the race. Event t-shirts will be provided.
  • Food and drinks will be provided all day long.

Friday, August 24, 2007

A Note On Team Gear

This year all the team gear will be fully customized to display Notre Dame's colors and logos, will include a greater selection of items (such as jackets, gloves, and warmers), and will be of a slightly higher quality than last year (at a lower price, none the less). Please keep this in mind when deciding what to order. A list of team gear and available packages are included in the Registration Packet

First Meeting

Thanks to all the people who showed up at the meeting yesterday. We had quite a turnout! It looks like we'll be adding 5 or 6 new riders. Very nice.

This year's Registration Packet is available HERE. Please download it, complete it, and turn it in to Mr. Medhus in room 405 as soon as possible. It includes a calendar for events through November.

Note to current riders: The Registration Packet must be completed and turned in no later than Friday, September 7 (two weeks from today) in order to be eligible to compete in the State Championship Time Trial.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Off Season Events

Now that we're all rested, relaxed, and out of shape, here are some coming events to help stretch your legs again...

Aug 26 - Skull Valley Road Race (Prescott)

Sep 8 - Arizona State Championship Team Time Trial (Tucson)

Sep 16 - Arizona State Championship Time Trial (Tucson)

Sep 23 - Timex Triathlon (Tempe)
Sep 23 - Arizona State Championship Hill Climb (Tucson)

Sep 29 - Buckeye Criterium (Buckeye)

Oct 6 - Rio Verde Road Race (Scottsdale)

Oct 13 - Arizona State Championship Road Race (Flagstaff)

Nov 17 - El Tour De Tucson (Tucson)

Varsity Points will be available for all of these events, but stay tuned for a new points system to be announced shortly.

Club Meeting Schedule

All dates are Thursdays. Meeting time is 3:15 pm to 4:45 pm. Exceptions are noted. Please mark your calendars.

August 23
September 20
October 4
October 25
November 15
December 6
January 8 (Tuesday)
February 7
March 6 (1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)
April 3
May 1

Don't forget to recruit new riders to join us in another great season!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Summer Training Camp

Notre Dame Cycling is hosting a Summer Training Camp just for junior cyclists (ages 12-18). The camp runs from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm on June 25-29, and 6:00 am to 9:00 am on June 30. It is held at Notre Dame Preparatory (98th St just south of Bell Rd) and run by USAC certified coaches and other highly qualified exercise, fitness, and cycling experts.

Each day, the athletes go for a training ride and then participate in skills clinics (handling, safety, cornering, etc.) and classroom sessions (nutrition, race strategy, training fundamentals, mechanics, etc.). Lunch and full ride support (food, drinks, mechanical, etc.) are provided and each participant receives a t-shirt and water bottles.

A road bike with clipless pedals and a helmet are required. Cost of the camp is $300. E-mail us with questions, DOWNLOAD THE FLYER, or click on the button below to register now!

UPDATE: 11 of 20 spots are already filled! Register soon to secure your spot!
Held under permit and insured by USA Cycling - permit number 2007-1334.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Great New Sponsor

We are proud to announce that Road ID has partned with Notre Dame Cycling to support our program while raising awareness of their cause.

Road ID is a remarkable organization that strives to educate athletes about the importance of wearing identification and provides innovative identification products that work well with an active lifestyle.

In The (Penumbra Of) The Spotlight

We made it into yesterday's Arizona Republic! The news item mentioned our guys by name and talked about the state championship results, as well as Copper Cup and overall state rankings. If you have, or can find a copy, it's in the Northeast Valley Schools portion of the Scottsdale Republic section.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Race Details: South Mountain Time Trial

In case anyone is interested, this should be a fun event...

Saturday, May 12, 2007.
Check race website for start times.
First rider is off at 7:00 am.
South Mountain Park (map and driving directions here).

Official event information here.
Register for free here.

Don't forget your Authorization To Ride Form (from your USA Cycling account) and your signed USAC Event Release Form (available here)

Sunday, April 22, 2007

By The Numbers

  • 1 State Championship
  • 17 Wins
  • 38 Podiums
  • 5 Outstanding Young Men

Official Results: Old Town Scottsdale Criterium

Whew, that was a hot one!
  • Josh Smith - 3rd (17/18)
  • Ryan Cappellini - 4th (1st - 15/16)
  • Chris Spencer - 6th (4th - 17/18)
  • Alex Yanish - 7th (2nd - 15/16)

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Official Results: Arizona State Criterium Championships

The new Arizona State Champions!
  • Ryan Cappellini - 1st (15/16)
  • Alex Yanish - 2nd (15/16)
  • Jordan Freeman - 3rd (15/16)

  • Josh Smith - 3rd (17/18)
  • Chris Spencer - 5th (17/18)

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

New Schwag!

Show your support for the world's greatest junior cycling program by sporting the newest (and highly stylish) Notre Dame Cycling t-shirts and caps. Available now - just click on the links below to order right away!

Monday, April 02, 2007

Official Results: Superior Road Race

Attacking the killer hills of Arizona mining country!
  • Ryan Cappellini - 2nd (1st - 15/16)
  • Jordan Freeman - 3rd (2nd - 15/16)
  • Josh Smith - 6th (3rd - 17/18)
  • Chris Spencer - 7th (4th - 17/18)
  • Alex Yanish - 8th (3rd - 15/16)

Monday, March 26, 2007

Great Article

The Napa Valley Register published this great article about becoming a cycling fan and the energy only experienced in person at a bike race. You should read it.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Official Results: Hungry Dog Criterium

Small and fast, it came down to an exciting sprint finish! Official race results are posted here.
  • Ryan Cappellini - 2nd (1st - 15/16)

Official Results: Scottsdale Grand Prix

A really fast race right through our back yard! Official race results are posted here.
  • Ryan Cappellini - 3rd (1st - 15/16)
  • Alex Yanish - 7th (4th - 15/16)
  • Chris Spencer - 8th (4th - 17/18)

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Soup And Bread Dinner

Mr. Ray Medhus, cycling club sponsor and all around good guy, is leading the 1st Annual Soup Bowl Benefit on Tuesday, March 27, from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the NDP cafeteria. Tickets can be purchased for $10 directly from Mr. Medhus.

This event is what has kept Mr. Medhus in on Saturday mornings (and prevented him from riding) as he helped students to make bowls for the benefit in his ceramics studio.