The Wabash River Cycle Club has the pleasure to announce that Carolyn McLaughlin and Ana Carolina Gomez Sierra have been awarded the WRCC Ride Scholarship for 2021. This scholarship was created with the aim to demonstrate the Wabash River Cycle Club’s commitment to a healthy and inclusive community while improving accessibility to cycling in the Greater Lafayette area.

These individuals display an enthusiasm for the sport of cycling and a keen interest to become involved in the cycling community. We look forward to seeing them out on the road and exploring on two wheels while they reach their cycling-related goals! 

Through the generosity of the Greater Lafayette community and local businesses, we were able to select two recipients for this scholarship and provide these riders with quality equipment that will allow them to participate in events and rides not normally accessible. We would like to thank the below sponsors for their donations and support!

In addition to the donations from the community, it goes without saying this scholarship would not be possible without the overwhelming support from members of the WRCC. Again it is the support from community members like yourself that make initiatives like this a success, and we thank you for the part you played in promoting diversity, inclusion, and accessibility within the sport of cycling!

Carolyn McLaughlin is a Veterinary Technician at Purdue University. She started cycling with the WRCC in 2019, and she hopes to attend more rides with the club and the Monday night Women's Rides. She also looks forward to participating in events like the CASA Cycling Challenge in 2021 and getting to socialize with club members after quarantining during the pandemic. 

Ana Carolina Gomez Sierra is a PhD student at Purdue University in the Philosophy department. She began cycling in 2020 during the start of the pandemic, and since has tried road, gravel, and mountain biking with the TMBA. She hopes to ride 1,000 miles in 2021 and someday would like to sweep or lead a club ride. In addition, she would like to try an out of town ride this year.