ECCC Joins ACCC Riders at PWFP
QUANTICO, VA — The fourth Atlantic Collegiate Cycling Conference (ACCC) road race of the season settled in on quiet woods of Prince William Forest Park in Quantico, Virginia on March 23rd and 24th, 2013. Surprising, this fantastic course (hosted by the United States Naval Academy) consisted of a few unexpected guests; among them athletes from the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (ECCC) sporting jersey’s from the University of Delaware’s cycling club! Although it not uncommon to have bordering collegiate riders cross over to race in another conference’s event — especially when that race is much closer to your own conference’s event (The ECCC racer’s were attempting to avoid the chill of the Bard College race in Hudson, New York) — it was a rare pleasure to have both ACCC and ECCC athletes talking, sharing, and racing together side-by-side. According to one athlete’s account of the experience detailed in his blog titled “Velo Quips”, author and collegiate racer Steven Francisco described the ACCC event in his blog post, “Invading the ACCC – The Navy Road Race“. The ACCC certainly enjoyed having ECCC racers at this weekends event, and hope that the UD Cycling Club can continue to be “chillinâ€™ like a villain” at future races!
About the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference
The Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (ECCC) spans from Delaware to Maine and includes a thousand student athletes from seventy schools competing in track, mountain bike, cyclocross, and road racing events throughout the year. For more information, please check out the ECCC website.
About the Atlantic Collegiate Cycling Conference
The Atlantic Collegiate Cycling Conference (ACCC) is a collection of cycling clubs representing colleges and universities from Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. We are one of eleven conferences that make up the collegiate program of USA Cycling, the national governing body of cycling in the United States. Our athletes compete in road, mountain, and cyclocross racing throughout the academic year at the conference level with hopes of qualifying for the USA Cycling Collegiate National Championships. For more information, please check out the ACCC website.
Photo Credit: Photo by Steven Francisco