Welcome to the official Humboldt State University Cycling blog. The goal of this site is to keep members and fans updated on the club and to archive our history.
We ride the rough roads of Humboldt County in the spring and the muddy trails of the Arcata Community Forest in the fall. We compete in the Western Collegiate Cycling Conference against schools such as UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Chico State, Cal Poly, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, Stanford and University of Nevada, Reno, among others. We proudly represent our school and sponsors while providing a club for seasoned racers and novice riders.
We are multiple-time regional conference champions. We hold two national championship titles in mountain biking, winning the Collegiate National Championships in downhill and cross country. Our team is always growing, and you’re welcome to join no matter what level you ride.
We aim to be good stewards of the sport. We volunteered many hours building multi-use trails and raised money for the City of Arcata’s Trail Ridge Project.
We host our own mountain bike and road races on and near campus, which attracts cyclists from all over the region to our community. Come race, watch and support the HSU Cycling Team!
You can also find us on Facebook.
- Div. II Western Collegiate Cycling Conference Mountain Bike Champions, 2013 (and first time overall first ranked team in conference in both Div. I and II)
- Div. II Western Collegiate Cycling Conference Road Champions, 2013
- Div. II Western Collegiate Cycling Conference Road Champions, 2012
- Div. II WCCC Road Omnium Champion, Luke Ramseth, 2o12
- Div. II WCCC Mountain Bike Champions, 2011
- Collegiate National Mountain Bike XC Champion, Matt Schiff, 2011
- Third place team, Div. II Collegiate National Mountain Bike Championships, 2011
- Fifth place, National Collegiate Cycling Championship Criterium, Traci Kroll, 2011
- Div. II WCCC Road Champions, 2011
- Collegiate National Mountain Bike DH Champion, Justin Graves, 2010
- Div. II WCCC Mountain Bike Champions, 2010
- Div. II WCCC Road Champions, 2010
- Div. II WCCC Mountain Bike Champions, 2009
- Div. II WCCC Road Champions, 2009
Above, spring 2014 with a mix of fall 2013: (back row) Coach Vicky Sama, Dylan Wright, Jeremy Hunter, Gavin Merczak-Dinolfo, Derek Roelle, Justin Gore, Cole Humphrey, Marina Marcroft, Gilbert Marquez; (front row) Justin Graves, Ali Osgood, Tyler Green, Dustin Yue, Steven Pearl, Max Morales, Alvin Garlejo and Moose. In the center is the Western Collegiate Cycling Conference trophy HSU won at conference championships in fall 2013. (Photo by Vicky Sama.)
Above, fall 2013 (back row): Joey Wright, Dylan Wright, Justin Lowe, Caryn DeFrees, Steven Pearl, Alvin Garlejo; (standing): Justin Graves, Marina Marcroft, Ali Osgood, Cole Humphrey, Clayton Kelley, Derek Roelle, Sara Schneider, Justin Gore, Reese Wilson, Harry Ward, Tyler Green, Allen Ng; (kneeling): Clara Nilsen, Moose, Dylan Fluet and Coach Vicky Sama. (Photo by Vicky Sama.)
Above, spring 2013 (front row): Coach Vicky Sama, Moose, Jessie Roughgarden, Justin Graves, Justin Gore, Clayton Kelley, Alvin Garlejo, Ali Osgood; (back row): Steven Pearl, Marina Marcroft, Ashley Hansen, Dylan Wright, Elena Dolitsky, Gilbert Marquez, Michael Nystrom, Sara Schneider, Zachary Thompson, Cole Humphrey, Allen Ng and Skye Salganek. (Photo by Vicky Sama.)
Above, spring 2012 (left to right standing): Steven Pearl, Daniel Draskins, Erik Tensen, Luke Ramseth, Hayley Umayam, __, Cole Humphrey, Nancy Vargas, Nate Abel, Kristoffer Dean, Alex Deich, Aaron Parker, Marina Marcroft, Ben Barry, Gianpaul Ferioli, Jessica Roughgarden, Chris Merkle, Kaydee Raths; (kneeling): Ryan Spaulding, Justin Graves, Jack Thorpe, Coach Vicky Sama, Alvin Garlejo, Traci Kroll, Stephen Allen, Joe Zaizar and Moose. (Photo by Joe Zaizar.)
Above, fall 2011 (front row): Justin Graves, Coach Vicky Sama, Dylan Wright, Matt Schiff, Nate Abel, Sina Soleimany, Jake Hinlicky, Hallie Heath, Leandra Lopez, Kaydee Raths, Ashley Hansen, Steven Pearl; (middle row): Andrew Spickerman, Rowan, Erik Tensen, Amir Mendel, Sam O’Dell, Sean Summa, Marina Marcoft; (back row): Louis Pistashe, ___, ___, Cole Humphrey, Ryan Spaulding, Kristoffer Dean, Alex Deitch, Andrew McAfee; (sitting): good dogs Moose and Oliver. (Photo by Justin Graves.)
Above, spring 2011 (front row): Moose, Kevin Pabinquit, Andrew McAfee, Alex Deich, Michael Malocha, Sean Summa, Kevin Cage; (middle row): Ashley Hansen, Evan Gibbs, Coach Vicky Sama, Justin Graves, Kyle Callihan, Nate Abel, Hallie Heath, Kira Descheaux, Kaydee Raths, Jamie Lira, Stephen Allen, Timothy Michael, Erica Mittemeier, Ryan Spaulding Traci Kroll; (back row): Josh Schultz, Erik Tensen, Kristoffer Dean, Ben Barry, Gianpaul Ferioli, Aaron Parker, Dylan Wright and Joseph Lamb. (Photo by Kevin Pabinquit.)
Above, spring 2010 (left to right): Stephen Allen, Oscar, Justin Graves, Kevin Cage, Adam Holt, Jorge Ramirez, Sean Summa, Nate Abel, Miguel Henderson, Dave Garcia, ___, Leandra Lopez, Evan Gibbs, Kira Rose Deschaux, Kaydee Raths, Luke Ramseth, Coach Vicky Sama, Moose, Mario and Mario’s dog.
Above, winter 2010 (left to right): Stephen Allen, Nate Abel, Hayley Umayam, Kaydee Raths, Adam Holt, Luke Ramseth (kneeling), Evan Gibbs, Oscar, James Williams, Matt Drange, Justin Graves and Coach Vicky Sama. (Photo by Vicky Sama.)
Above, fall 2009, (kneeling): Steven, Benjamin Conant, Winston Sauber, Justin Yue; (2nd row): ___, ___, ___, Todd Jones, ___, Sean Summa, Andrew Spickerman, Lucas Siegfried; (3rd row): Narayan D’Angelo, Carl Hasellein, Devin Trainer, Mario, Matt Schiff, Billy Dixon, Kaitlyn Shipe, Connor Pilorawski; (back row): Andi Toogood, James Williams, Luke Ramseth, ___, Alyssum Cohen, __, ___, Dave Garcia and Jorge Ramirez.