The GCU cycling club is an opportunity for students, staff and faculty to compete in collegiate-level cycling. The GCU cycling club develops beginning riders as well as riders who compete at the regional and national levels in mountain biking, cyclocross and road riding. A key part of the club’s focus is advocating for responsible, safe and healthy cycling practices and to strive for improved cyclist/motorist relations through appropriate action. The club seeks to achieve this through education and by providing a consistent, positive example. This always will be GCU cycling’s primary function. With this emphasis in mind, the cycling club strives to have fun and be the best cyclists possible.
GCU cycling members have the opportunity to race against other collegiate riders in Arizona, New Mexico and West Texas as a member of the Southwest Collegiate Cycling Conference, which falls under the umbrella of the USA Cycling’s collegiate arm and the National Collegiate Cycling Association. GCU cycling members can participate in collegiate racing nearly year-round with mountain biking in the fall, cyclocross in the winter and road cycling in the spring.
Even though we are a team, we also are a family. If you want to join a club where you become a better athlete and meet new people, come join the GCU cycling club!
Brian Lemke is bringing cycling, including mountain biking, cyclocross and road riding, to GCU club sports. As a Category 1 racer, Coach Lemke brings over 20 years of road racing experience to the cycling program. He is a two-time USAC National Masters time trial champion and a National Masters road race champion. He also has won several Arizona State time trial championship. Coach Lemke is the head promoter of the Valley of the Sun bike race, one of the largest volunteer-run stage races in the country. He also serves as the director of the Landis Cyclery/Trek cycling team.
Cycling has changed Coach Lemke’s life and his goal is to share his love of the sport with GCU students. Coach Lemke wants to enhance students’ college experience and athleticism by being a part of a collegiate cycling team. Cycling is a great team sport and Coach Lemke strives for his athletes to have fun and reach their cycling potential.