Our members are active during all four of Minnesota’s seasons. Spring finds many of us riding the spring “classics” road races, criteriums, and early season time trials. Summer brings more crits and TTs, with the addition of duathlons, triathlons, and mountain bike events. As summer winds down, our cyclocross contingent begins practicing for the fall racing season.
The team started as a bike racing team and that’s where the largest percentage of our members dedicate their time. Our goal has always been to ride and race as a team for the team. Victory for one is a victory for all and we take as much pride in our teammates’ success as we do in our individual achievements. Team members are involved in the various disciplines within cycling: road racing, criteriums, time trials, mountain biking, and cyclocross. We even have a contingent who ride year-round, gathering for long, slow rides in the snow. Our message boards are full of riding opportunities each week, including both regularly scheduled team rides and individuals looking for others to join them on a ride.
Women's Rides and Racing
The Birchwood bike Team has a number of talented women riders and races. We currently have women racing in Crits, Road Races, TT's, MTB, Cyclocross and Tris.
Monday nights are the scheduled women's ride with the first Monday of every riiding month open to non-members and members alike. The ride leaves at 6pm from the Birchwood Cafe. Helmet are required.
We have an active group of men and women racing in everything from small sprint tris to the Ironman. There are lots of posts on our boards for training rides, swims and runs.
Ski team info coming soon.