WEBSITE OF THE ARIZONA BICYCLE RACING ASSOCIATION (ABRA)

2012 RIDERS OF THE YEAR

Can bike racing be a family affair? For the Colavito’s, the answer is yes! This bright couple is active in pursuing post-graduate degrees, developing technical careers, AND competing on and off the road.

Both have had success in collegiate and national events as well as many “in state” races. They are giving back to the sport by helping with the U of A Cycling Club. Melanie is currently the ABRA Treasurer. She also manages the Facebook & Twitter features for the website. Best wishes in their many endeavors.


KYLE COLAVITO
AGE: 31, RESIDENCE: Tucson, AZ
TEAM: Bicycle Haus Elite
EDUCATION: Master in Mechanical Engineering, 2006, U of A
EMPLOYMENT: Research Associate, Multi-scale Mechanics of Materials Group, U of A

CYCLING AFFILIATIONS:
USAC Member –Category 1 in Road/ Cyclocross & Professional in MTB
University of Arizona Cycling Club Member – 2001 – Present

CYCLING RESULTS:
2012: AZ State Road Championships: 4th
2011: Mt. Graham AZ State Hill Climb Champs: 4th
2009: Tumacacori RR: 1st
Collegiate Road Nationals D1: 10th RR
2008: Summit Center Classic: 2nd Overall
AZ State Road Championships: 4th
Copper Valley RR: 3rd
2007: Tour del Paso: 1st TT, 3rd Overall
Tour of the Gila: 23rd Overall (Pro,1)
2006: Summit Center Classic: 1st Overall

MELANIE COLAVITO
AGE: 27, RESIDENCE: Tucson, AZ
TEAM: Landis/ Trek Cycling Team
EDUCATION: Master in Geography, 2009, U of A
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT: Teaching Assistant, GIS Technology, U of A

CYCLING AFFILIATIONS:
USAC Member – Since 2003: Category 1 in Road/ Cyclocross & Professional in MTB
University of Arizona Cycling Club Member – 2003 – Present

CYCLING CONTRIBUTIONS:
AZ Bicycle Racing Association (ABRA) Board of Directors: Treasurer (2012 – present)
AZ Women’s Cycling Task Force: Founder (2012 – present)
Missing Link Coaching/ Specialized: Team Captain, Sponsorship Coordinator, Webmaster, 2009 – 2011

CYCLING RESULTS:
2012: AZ State Road Championships (Cat 1/2): 1st
AZ State Crit Championships (Cat 1/2): 2nd
2011: Collegiate Road Nationals D1: 4th RR & 6th Omnium
SW Collegiate RR Champs: 1st
2010: Women’s SnowBowl Hill Climb Record
Collegiate Road Nationals D1 RR: 4th
Tour of Gila: 10th GC & 7th Gila Monster RR
2009: AZ State Team Time Trial: 1st
Elite US Road Nationals: 34th TT & 33rd RR
Collegiate Road Nationals D1: 4th RR; 5th Omium; 4th TTT
2008: Attended USAC Women’s Talent ID Camp
AZ Copper Cup Series Champ – Women 1/2
Collegiate Road Nationals D1: 4th RR & 3rd TTT
AZ State Pro MTB Champs: 1st