Pre-Competition Meals
/ June 26, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Author: Lisa Krayer The race season is in full gear.  If you haven’t thought much about what to eat before your race or simply aren’t sure what the guidelines are, here’s some food for thought (pun intended). The goals of pre-competition meals are to: Maintain normal blood sugar levels to prevent hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)…

Kenosha Velodrome begins 87th year of racing
Kenosha Velodrome begins 87th year of racing
/ May 20, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Track racing at the Washington Park Velodrome begins this week in Kenosha Wisconsin!! In addition to the weekly Tuesday race series, there are 8 events named the Friday Night Sprints. This program  has been developed to offer an additional racing experience in sprint specific disciplines, mainly Match Sprints. The Sprint Omnium will feature a Category…

Series guidelines updated for 2013
/ May 8, 2013 0 COMMENTS

By Bob Schallhorn, WCA President As we continue to improve series communication through the new WCA website, we have updated the WCA Wisconsin Cup Road Series Guidelines for 2013. The document outlines how Wisconsin Cup points are calculated, what categories are eligible for winning State Championship jerseys and much more. Please give them a read…

Cat 5 Race/Clinic a Huge Success
Cat 5 Race/Clinic a Huge Success
/ May 7, 2013 0 COMMENTS

When the topic came up at the last WCA Annual Board Meeting regarding how to grow our sport by adding a Cat 5 race, Team Wisconsin President Dave Eckel saw an opportunity not only to grow our sport but to increase participation at TW events.  Eckel said he was immediately on board, and when discussion…

Busting the “Big Lung” Myth
/ April 18, 2013 1 COMMENTS

By Jason Boynton, MS – Exercise Physiology & Cycling Science You know that guy. The guy that comes out to the weeknight group ride and just rides people off of his wheel. Your legs are on fire, you’re seeing through tunnel vision, as you’re doing everything you can to cling for dear life to the wheel…

An Introduction To Exercise Metabolism And How It Relates to Cycling
/ April 9, 2013 0 COMMENTS

By Jason Boynton, MS – Exercise Physiology & Cycling Science In this article we will be looking at exercise metabolism.  This consists of the pathways and energy systems utilized by cyclists to convert the food we eat into energy that can be used during exercise. Our current knowledge of how food is converted to energy provides…

Introducing: the WCA Expert Panel
/ March 28, 2013 1 COMMENTS

We are proud to be bringing back the WCA Expert Panel! It is our hope that it will be a successful, useful, educational, and ongoing segment of the Wisconsin Cycling Association. The main purpose of the WCA Expert Panel is to bring useful and factual information to local racers as well as provide a platform for…

2012 End-of-Season Cyclocross Party
2012 End-of-Season Cyclocross Party
/ March 11, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Cyclocross – it’s partly about bike racing, and partly about hanging out with some awesome people, ringing, cowbell, heckling, drinking some beer, and having boatloads of fun.  And the 2012 End of Season Cyclocross Party was no different.  Racers from across the state gathered at Grey’s Tied House, a brewpub just minutes from the State…

WCA Direction for 2013
/ February 26, 2013 0 COMMENTS

For those of you that did not attend the annual meeting, the WCA has seen a number of changes for 2013 from an organizational standpoint. Below are the changes/additions to the team for the upcoming year. While we are new to our roles, we understand how much all of those that have preceded us have…

Big shout out for Andy Reiland and Greg Ferguson
Big shout out for Andy Reiland and Greg Ferguson
/ February 26, 2013 0 COMMENTS

The WCA board would like to thank Andy Reiland for his years of service as President of the WCA!  Under Andy’s leadership, the WCA continued to grow and flourish.  Everyone including USA Cycling, WCA race directors, and many of you the riders have commented on how efficiently and effectively Andy conducted business. The WCA Board…