New Haven (WTNH) - Another fundraiser is helping cancer survivors this weekend. A
two-day cycling competition at East Rock Park is raising money and
awareness thanks to dozens of college students doing their part to
Get your pedals going, Eastern Conference Cycling hits the Elm
City with 50 colleges getting in on the action.
"The fact that we draw 50 schools from all over the Northeast,
to come compete at home, I think that's one of the greatest things
cycling has to offer," said Jonathan Wu, captain of Yale's Men
Cycling. "It's not really like a one-on-one kind of thing, you have
50 teams at once competing in a race that just makes it really
The two day Lux Et Velocitas registered about 300 riders
sponsored by Yale. The school is one of only nine chosen to hold a
weekend of qualifier races.
"There's so many different aspects from bike polo to Yale
Cycling Team to everybody that commutes on a bicycle in New Haven,"
said Matthew Feiner, owner of Devil's Scare Bicycle Shop.
And, the event is not just about the healthy competition. It
also raises money for the Connecticut Challenge; cycling for cancer
"The Elm City is a hub of cyclists," said Christine Levy of
Yale's Women's Cycling. "I think it's less noticeable than a lot of
other sports but it's really great culture and a great supportive
Tomorrow the "Round the College Criterium" starts at 8:00 a.m.,
also from East Rock Park.