Do you enjoy all things cycling? The Cycling crew brings together supporting the various cycling teams and working with the forestry crew on our 10+ miles of biking trails to make Warren Wilson a place where every biking enthusiast feels at home. From preparing the teams for their weekend races to fixing the bikes they ride across the finish line on, you will learn everything you need to know about the world of cycling.

In partnership with the forestry crew, you will help maintain the very trails you ride on. Students on the Cycling Crew also play a major role in proposing and developing new and more advanced trails, like the dual slalom.

Student Leadership Opportunities

  • Trail Crew Leader: Spearhead new trail building proposals from start to finish.

What You’ll Learn

You’ll spend years working alongside your peers with the mentorship of your supervisors.  Part of the experience of work at Warren Wilson is guided critical reflection, which helps ensure that you achieve both your own educational goals as well as our Common Learning Outcomes. These intentional learning outcomes distinguish our Work Program, giving it focus and relevancy that set it apart from a federal work-study or your average part-time job. 

Our Common Learning Outcomes:

  • Professionalism & Work Ethic: accountability, effective work habits, punctuality, dependability, time management, integrity, and commitment to the well-being of the community.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: working with available resources to creatively address issues and solve problems, and gaining confidence to make decisions.
  • Communication: the ability to convey and receive information effectively with intentionality, honesty, and confidence in both speech and writing.
  • Collaboration & Teamwork: actively collaborate with peers to achieve common goals, Distribute labor fairly, and hold each other accountable as committed members of a group.
  • Civic Identity: understanding your active influence within the community and how your decisions directly impact the work around you.

In addition to our Common Learning Outcomes, each crew in the Work Program identifies crew-specific goals for learning and performance. These are reviewed with you each semester. Your crew-specific learning goals outline skills and abilities your supervisor will teach you during the semester. 

Some of our Cycling Crew Learning Goals include:

  • Learning Bike Maintenance and Repair
  • Gain familiarity with trail building techniques
  • Exposure to working with a wide variety of tools
  • Experience managing sponsor relations
  • Gain skills in proposal writing