Tuesday, November 18, 2008


This past weekend Ed and Steevo went out to the Mercer Cup, the second stop of the USGP. Here is a great photo courtesy of Velonews.com of Steevo (#60) heading out on the course...

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Wilderness 101

The 5th leg of the National Ultra Endurance mountain bike series stopped in Coburn, PA this past weekend. Two IRMC racers were in attendance. Steevo Cummings and Mark Nicoll lined up for the 101 mile mountain bike race alongside multiple national champions, a 6 time world champion and nearly 300 other competitors. The course consisted of a single 101 mile loop with over 10,000 feet of elevation gain. The terrain varied from technical rocky singletrack to dirt forest roads.

Mark had bad luck during the race. He managed to flat his tire, and get lost. After missing a turn and riding down a long descent, Mark realized his error and had to backtrack to where he went astray. Following this he rode a conservative ride to finish in the middle of the group. This made for a very long day.

Steevo managed to have good luck and experience from the previous year on his side. He fulfilled his goal of a sub 8 hour race, finishing the race in 7:46. He finished in 11th place as the 4th amateur.

Around mile 90 for Steevo...
Around mile 90 for Nicoll too...

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Fort Cherry Road Race

Indiana Regional Medical Center Cycling team is proud to be a supporting team for the Fort Cherry Road Race. Come out to Western PA for this great event.

Details are below...

JULY 20th Fort Cherry Road Race announcement

Cat 1/2/3
10:00 AM
Cat 4/5
10:05 AM
Masters 45+
10:10 AM
Womens Open
10:15 AM

Register at BikeReg

Friday, June 13, 2008

Mill Creek Circuit Race

Although it wasn't the longest race, the 90 degree heat made for a great race. Early on during the race there were many attacks. One of the attacks started by Ray Haung of Team Columbus rolled off the front at a point when everyone wanted some rest and stuck. Chris Cioccio quickly bridged the short distance and was joined by Nick Fisher of Team Freddy Fu and Thom Dominic of Team Spin. There were 2 others that joined Nick and Thom, but went back to the field shortly after. The heat and pace quickly took there toll on the riders. After getting about a 30 second gap, the break was having a hard time working together. Regardless, the break was able to hold off the field. On the final climb to the finish, Nick attacked with Chris Cioccio finishing second. Back in the field, none of the riders were willing to put in the effort to bridge to the break. Although many attacks occured, nothing developed which lead to Jake Lifson winning the field sprint for 5th! Overall, another good day for IRMC Cycling.

Start Line...Jake & Nicoll
Chris in the field

Jake in the mix
From the break of four, Chris rolling in for 2nd.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Mohican 100

Nearly 300 cyclists lined up to compete in the Mohican 100 mountainbike race on Saturday in Loudonville Ohio. This was the second stop onthe National Endurace Series race schedule. Notable racers includedpast 24 hour solo world champions, 24 hour solo national champion,previous Endurance Series champion, current Series points leader, and2006 Tour de France winner, Mr. Floyd Landis. IRMC's Steevo Cummingslined up alongside them.

The 100 mile course is nearly 60% singletrack, 10% pavement, and 30%dirt roads or doubletrack, which makes for a brutal day. Cummingsfound himself sitting in the top 10 at the 50 mile mark, beforefatigue started to set in. 6 hours into the race, he started crampingand needing to walk up some of the longer climbs. Pushing on as besthe could, he held out for 15th place and a finish time of nearly eightand a half hours.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

16th annual Wilkesville cycling classic

Sunday May 4th
16th annual Wilkesville cycling classic
Wilkesville OH
Stephen Cummings

Sunday was the 16th annual Wilkesville cycling classic in Wilkesville
OH. The course is a clover shape, which brings the riders through the
town two times before finally coming back for the finsih, after 67
hilly miles. Only six riders were together the first time through
town, and only 4 the second time. Cummings found himself with only one
other racer heading into the famous "hawk station" climb, a 1 mile 6%
grade. Cummings attacked and soloed the final 5 miles for the win.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Urban Velo

Steevo describes his racing experience from the beginning until present in a great article in the most recent issue of Urban Velo. Click HERE to read the article.