ACCC: William & Mary Road Race Weekend
WILLIAMSBURG, VA — ACCC riders traveled to Williamsburg, Virginia, to compete in the Tidewater Winter Classic ACCC Cycling race hosted by College of William & Mary on Saturday, February 22, 2014. This one-day event was held at York River State Park, and included both collegiate races and open class races.
The course was a 9.44-mile loop that consisted of two significant climbs and one steady climb. After the climbs there were several straights, and then riders finished uphill for the finish and rode back into York River State park to the staging area. With a varied number of laps in categories A through D, the races went on without incident, save for the first lap of the Men’s Category C, where several riders were involved in a crash that caused them to be dropped from the race. Consequently–in Category C – Drexel University took first, Appalachian State University second, and the US Naval Academy came in third. In Men’s Category A, Virginia Tech took first, VCU took second, and the new addition to the ACCC for 2014 — George Mason University — took a respectable third place.
See the finish of the Men’s Category C race here:
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.