The team between races at West Point. With car rental, hotels,
and entry fees, we couldn't have raced without our supporters'
In the spring, Harvard students pack their bicycles, their kits, and their
hopes into vans. They drive hundreds of miles, criss-crossing New England in
search of racing glory on the road.
But racing is expensive. Each weekend can cost the team as much as $1500,
and with 8-9 race weekends each season, the costs quickly add up. We
receive very little financial support from Harvard, and rely upon your
generous support to keep our race season alive.
Become a Member
To race with us or get team discounts and benefits, you must be a
member. Dues start at $40 and provide increasing levels of benefits.
Cat 3 ($40):
The basic level of membership, well-suited for the casual rider
not interested in racing. A Cat 3 membership allows you to get in
on huge discounts in selected deals from our corporate supporters.
Cat 3 members are also eligible for short-term rental of team equipment
(such as bike racks or trainers).
Cat 2 ($85):
This intermediate level of membership is ideal for new riders
with an interest in racing in the collegiate season in the spring.
Cat 2 members receive all of the benefits of Cat 3 members, plus
access to all equipment deals, and discounts on HUCA clothing.
Eligible racers also receive free transportation, lodging, and
entry fees to 2 race weekends in the spring.
Pro/Cat 1 ($130):
This is the ultimate level of HUCA membership, perfect for
racers who intend to compete for HUCA in the spring. At the Pro/Cat
1 level, members receive all of the benefits of Cat 2 membership,
and eligible racers receive free transportation, lodging, and entry
fees to unlimited race weekends in the spring, plus eligibility to
go to Nationals (if they qualify). Pro/Cat 1 members may also
become eligible for training-related team deals (such as
Strava premium membership).
The 2011-2012 Harvard racing team.
If you are not interested in membership, but would still
like to help out, you can donate to HUCA. Your donation is
tax-deductible and receives Harvard College Fund class
credit. You can send donations online at
by phone to 1-800-VERITAS, or by check (payable to
"President and Fellows of Harvard College", with "to
Harvard Cycling" in the memo section). If you are unsure
about how best to donate, or how to make sure your gift
will be tax-deductible, please don't hesitate to
HUCA has established levels of donor recognition as
- Pro Tour Level ($5000):
Our Pro Tour supporters have truly committed to
making the racing season a success. On average, it costs
at least $5000 to send a team to the collegiate national
road racing championships in May, and this would simply
not be possible without our Pro Tour Level supporters.
- Continental Level ($2000):
Continental supporters are essential to the team
being able to race the entire season, and provide the
support necessary for a large HUCA contingent to
attend a race weekend.
- Bike Sponsorship (~$1200-$1500):
When riders demonstrate rare potential and a
strong desire to race, but are unable to afford a
racing bicycle, they are paired with bike sponsors.
These donors give the gift of a race-worthy bicycle,
so that a dedicated rider may race regardless of his
or her financial standing.
- Gold Level ($1000):
The support of Gold Level members helps make our race
weekends possible for smaller HUCA racing delegations
traveling to more distant races.
- Silver Level ($500):
In the fall, we invest a lot of effort in recruiting
new riders from incoming classes of undergraduate and
graduate students. This includes a number of social
events off the bike, supported by our silver-level
- Bronze Level ($200):