The DBC Race Team of the mid-late ‘80’s was populated by graduate and undergraduate students. Some of these were die-hard bike racers, but others were cross-over athletes coming from diverse sports including wrestling, running, swimming, and triathlon. That group created a more formal structure to the Davis Bike Club Race Team, which was more of a traditional shop racing team before that (B&L Bike Shop Peugeot Racing Team). These individuals, along with a few other undergraduate students, formed what became the current Cal Aggie Cyclists, in ~ ‘82.
In the late ‘80s and early ‘90s there was reinforcement of the ties between the Cal Aggie Cyclists and DBC Race team, allowing riders to continue learning, growing, and competing in the sport throughout the year. Numerous high level riders have come through the combined Davis programs over the years, including national team and professional riders. In the ‘80s Davis was an incubator for talented ridership and many others who became influential people in the industry included Eric Grunwedel, Terence Hsiao, Sean Wilson, Melody Wong, Carter Schmeck, Kimo Tanaka, Aaron Foster, David Wyman, Ben Bourne, Jeff Angermann, Allen Lim, Lance Donnell, Doug Crawford, Kendra Wenzel, Susie Simpson, and USBHoF cyclist Steve Larsen and former ASUCD Bike Barn Manager Andy Stone who became head of technical support for Shimano and then a World Tour Mechanic.
–Sean Wilson, UCD Cycling Alumni