“There’s something pure about cycling,” says team president Ethan Call ’18. “It’s man-powered, but it’s fast and takes you places.” Indeed, the team has gone far, winning the Ivy Championship five years in a row with a possible sixth title on the line April 22. (Update: The team won.)
Biking attracts students who are geared up in more ways than one. “It’s a nerdy sport—a nice blend of man and machine,” says engineering major Jack Greene ’20. There are a lot of STEM students in cycling, according to math major Sophie Connor ’18, who says “they like maintaining their bikes and enjoy the mechanical aspects of biking and calculating things like the power-to-weight ratio.”
Read more about the cycling team’s road warriors in our May/June 2018 issue.
Photos by John Sherman