WSCU Ranked as Top 10 University for Mountain Bikers
WSCU was recently ranked as one of the Top 10 Colleges for Mountain Bikers by Mountain Bike Action Magazine.
The magazine highlights WSCU's access to nearby Hartman Rocks and Crested Butte as reasons for the ranking. The article also credits mountain bike legend and WSCU Mountain Sports Team Director Dave Wiens.
"Gunnison and WSCU’s backyard trail riding is top-shelf, second to none," Wiens says. "Our riders' daily bread is the magnificent, 50+ mile trail network of the Hartman Rocks area. Hartman’s is a smooth, fast and flowy sea of sagebrush, pocked with challenging and technical islands of granite, slickrock and juniper trees. And Hartman’s is just one quarter of the public lands accessed directly from Gunnison and the WSCU campus."
WSCU Mountain Sports Cycling competes in the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Conference (RMCCC) against the toughest competition in the nation. “But since collegiate cycling offers A, B and C racing categories,” Wiens says, “there’s a place for everyone. From someone brand new to mountain biking to a seasoned professional looking to make the jump to elite international competition, WSCU Mountain Sports and our RMCCC schedule has a place for you.”
The top 10 ranking is just one of many WSCU has achieved in recent years. WSCU was also ranked as one of America's Best Colleges in Forbes Magazine in 2011, one of Forbes Top 100 Best Buy Colleges, one of the top Liberal Arts Colleges by Washington Monthly, and is listed as one of America's Top Coolest Schools by the Sierra Club.
WSCU's Mountain Sports Team is growing, with offerings in mountain bike racing, skiing and more. WSCU is one of the few universities in the US where outdoor athletes are offered such a wide variety of opportunities in such close proximity to the mountains.
To read the whole article about mountain biking, grab a copy of Mountain Bike Action Magazine off of news stands.