Back Bay Cycling Club (B2C2) is a competitive cycling team based in Boston, MA. B2C2 is a focused group of individuals that work together on and off the bike to realize one another's athletic goals. The team is active in the disciplines of road racing, cross-country mountain bike racing, and cyclocross racing and travel throughout New England and beyond to compete in events throughout the year. With over 40% of the team roster comprised of women, B2C2 is proud to support one of the largest women's teams, and one of the only dedicated elite women's cyclocross teams, in the New England region.
Alongside a deep commitment to racing, B2C2 believes in and seeks out opportunities to create awareness for an active and healthy lifestyle, environmentally friendly practices, and social responsibility through our racing and riding endeavors. B2C2 is supported by fantastic sponsors that mirror these fundamental beliefs. Learn more about our sponsors (Boloco, Averica Discovery Services, Back Bay Bicycles, Pavement Coffeehouse, Bikereg, c2, and Mavic) and how to support them on our 'Sponsors' page.
B2C2 competes in road racing events (criteriums, road races, and stage races) throughout the spring and summer months. This discipline of road racing harnesses an athlete's ability to cope with the physical and mental strength necessary to keep pace on steep climbs, organize and lead a chase group or breakaway, and strategically plot finishing sprints. Often fast, furious, and exhilarating, road racing is a team sport through and through. With a handful of excellent results in 2014, both the men and women of B2C2 are looking forward to a successful season in 2015.
Our top-notch cyclocross squad competes in local and international caliber races alike. Hosted on courses ranging from dry and grassy to muddy and sloppy, find us shredding technically and physically demanding courses throughout the fall and winter months. With a range of intermediate to elite level racers represented on the roster, the B2C2 team has mentored many athletes through the ranks of cyclocross racing to compete and succeed at the highest domestic level of the sport.
With roots as an endurance mountain bike racing team, this discipline is close and true to B2C2's mission. Combining technical finesse, agility, and endurance, mountain bike riding and racing is as challenging as it is downright fun. The B2C2 squad is home to top-level mountain bike racers with competitive goals and beginners looking to improve their handling and climbing sills on local trails. Racers compete individually and on teams throughout the spring and summer in mountain events throughout the region.
Back Bay Cycling Club is made up of people from all walks of life. When we're not training or racing, you can find us writing research papers at universities around Boston, helping patients at local hospitals, designing tools and products at engineering and architecture firms, and behind the counter at your local bike shop. We are linked by our communal interest in achieving our highest athletic potential, all the while surrounded by a unique and fascinating group of individuals.
Team Averica, an elite-level women's cyclocross team, is the newly formed sister team of B2C2. Since its inception in 2008, B2C2 has maintained a robust women's roster and has always sought to be a team comprised equally of women and men. For 2015, B2C2 endeavored to cultivate an elite women’s cyclocross team to showcase the importance of supporting and developing women in the sport. With Averica Discovery Services stepping in as a new title sponsor, Team Averica will make a debut for the 2015/2016 cyclocross season with three highly committed racers competing in a full calendar of regional UCI and local races. Team Averica boasts some lofty goals for the season, not least among them getting more women on bikes and into your local cyclocross race.
Read more about Team Averica and the 2015/2016 roster here.
Boloco is back this year as our beloved title sponsor. Featuring bold and interesting (as well as super-tasty) menu options that cater to a variety of diets, Boloco sources their ingredients from natural and organic sources. A Certifed Green restaurant, Boloco has restaurants conveniently located all around New England for post-ride (and anytime) hunger!
Averica Discovery joins the B2C2 family as title sponsor of the newly formed elite women’s cyclocross team, Team Averica. Averica believes that women racers who work hard can, and should, be supported at a comparable level to men. When not cheering at cyclocross races, Averica can be found supporting pharmaceutical chemistry teams through analytical research services.
Throughout the end of the summer and into the fall, find us running a free, well-attended, weekly cross practice at Larz Anderson Park in Brookline. By the generosity of the groundskeeper and an agreement in principle to not practice when the course is wet and more susceptible to damage, B2C2 welcomes cyclocross riders of all ability levels to join us on Wednesday mornings from 6:30 to 8:00 A.M for fantastic cyclocross training. For more information, contact us to be added to the Larz CX Practice Google Group.