(CLEVELAND)- Truett McConnell University Athletics has announced the addition of a new Life Sport, mountain biking. The Bears’ first season is set to begin fall 2019 with a team of 20. Cross-country is the discipline of mountain biking that TMU will compete in.
TMU Athletics has been in communication with USA Cycling and the Southeastern Cycling Conference regarding memberships. Cross-country season is a fall sport with the national championships at the end of October.
Athletic Director Jenni Shepard said, “I am very excited to add another life sport to our athletic program I have already learned so much about this sport and am ready to welcome this new group of student-athletes to campus.” A course will be built on the back-end of campus and the construction will begin in the spring of 2019.
Joshua Muzyka has stepped in as the recruiting coordinator for this new era. Muzyka is a trained cross-country endurance bike racer who competes for Rescue Racing, a club team based in Cleveland.