Mi Duole Cycling
The Mi Duole Cycling Team was established in 1984 and is one of the longest established road cycling clubs in Utah. Many people know the team as Barbacoa, which has been and continues to be the clubs main sponsor. Team members are mainly rooted on the east bench of Salt Lake City, and most team rides take place in one of the four canyons connected to the valley: Emigration Canyon, Mill Creek Canyon, Big Cottonwood Canyon and Little Cottonwood Canyon. The team name is “Mi Duole”, which translates from Italian to mean “I ache” or “I’m suffering.” The name has molded the team’s culture over the years as it takes pride in epic training rides consisting of most or all the major climbs around the Salt Lake Valley.
The purposes of the Mi Duole Cycling Club are:
- To provide a consistent group of skilled riding partners and camaraderie for long weekend rides and mid-week training;
- To provide opportunities to race and / or participate in organized rides as a team;
- To share wisdom and experience to riders of all abilities; and
- To train and push each rider to become better while having fun.