Alex Alexiades takes 4th overall at Wildcat 100 km!

Alex Alexiades is racing for Corning No Tubes this summer, and recently battled rain and a few mechanical breakdowns to take 4th overall at the Wildcat 100 km Mountain Bike Race! He was kind enough to share this race report. Be sure to congratulate Alex!

I didn’t know what to expect for this race since it was my first 100km distance mountain bike race-so I thought it would be a great learning experience and I’d get some nice views of the Shawangunks. The rain killed the “views idea” so I was just there to learn how to pace myself over 100km and get in some extra training before my upcoming 24 hour solo race in the NY Hardcore 24 this July. Continue reading

New sponsor: Cayuga Medical Center!

Just in time for road racing season, we’re really excited to announce Cayuga Medical’s Sports Medicine & Athletic Performance Center as a sponsor!  They’ve helped many club members recover from injuries and get back into riding, and their new Endurance Sports Performance Center can even set you up with threshold and VO2 max testing, just like the pros.

Many of their physicians and staff are avid cyclists, so be sure to thank them the next time you see them at a group ride or a race!

Alex Alexiades opens up the collegiate MTB season with a win!

Fresh off his recent success at the Hardcore 24 mountain bike race, Alex Alexiades grad opened up the collegiate mountain bike season with a bang, dominating the Men’s B XC field this past Saturday at Lehigh, winning by over three minutes over second place and over eight minutes on third place in his first collegiate race for the Big Red.

UPDATE: Alex has upgraded to Cat A and written a great race report with some photos (below).

I headed down to Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA last Friday to pre-ride the XC course for my first ever collegiate race. I’m something of a late starter for mountain bike racing considering I’m 32  years old and just started cycling in earnest last year when I moved to Ithaca (to do a PhD at Cornell) from out West, transitioning over from alpine/big wall climbing and big mountain skiing. My only race experience was in the NY and H2H XC Mtb Series this summer. I also did my first 24 hour solo this year in the NY Hardcore 24. As a fairly new mtb racer, I didn’t know which category would be best to sign up for, so I split the difference and signed up for Cat B. I had no idea how I would fare in the race.

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