Fort Lewis College Cycling Team
The FLC Cycling Team is one of the top cycling development programs in the country. Many former club members now race professionally and still ride the local streets and trails to mentor the top-level riders of Fort Lewis College’s perennial National Championship-contending cycling team.
The FLC mountain bike team has won 11 National Collegiate Cycling Association Championships: 1994, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.
In the spring of 2000, the FLC road cyclists took the Division II National Championship title for the first time and have since moved up to Division I. In 2005, 2006, and 2007 the Men’s Time Trial Team won the title and Road Nationals; they finished 2nd in 2008 and 4th in 2009. In 2007 the Women’s Time Trial Team won the title, and finished 2nd in 2008 and 6th in 2009.
In 2004, 2005, and 2009, Fort Lewis College cycling team won the Cyclocross National Championship and finished second in 2006, 2007, and 2008.
In ‘07 the team started a Track Cycling program and finished 3rd as a team against the top track racing schools in the country in their first attempt. In ‘08 they finished 4th and in ‘09 finished 3rd.
There have been numerous individual champions in the history of the program—so many that in 2006, Colorado Governor Bill Owens proclaimed February 21st of that year Fort Lewis College Cycling Team Day.
To learn more about all the cycling and mountain biking groups in Durango, contact the Durango Area Tourism Office at 1-800-525-8855 today.