The University of Montevallo will field a collegiate cycling team beginning in fall 2022 with a new home trail close to the UM campus.
The University will host competitions at a premier course featuring a bike shop, wash station and storage and work areas for each student-athlete on the team.
Scholarships available All members of the UM cycling team will be offered scholarships.
Year-round riding season Central Alabama’s moderate climate allows for riding year-round. In addition to the new UM home course just off campus, Montevallo is also close to multiple highly rated courses, including Oak Mountain State Park, Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park and the Cahaba River Park trail system. Learn more about Oak Mountain State Park here.
Data-backed conditioning programs Dr. Shawn Mitchell, an associate professor of health and human sciences, will serve as the team’s head coach. As chair of the UM Health and Human Sciences program, Mitchell will be able to utilize the University’s exercise physiology lab to perform exercise and performance tests to aid in developing team conditioning programs. This advantage is unique to Montevallo.
Award-winning University The University of Montevallo has been named a College of Distinction for the past 10 years, and is routinely ranked as the top university in its class in Alabama by U.S. News & World Report. The UM Exercise and Nutrition Science program was recently named among the top in the nation. UM students also typically graduate with far lower student debt than their peers at other institutions.
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