Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Smile Train Ride September 11th

The Smile Train ride will be Saturday September 11. Please set this date aside if you can make it. We would like to ge as many members to ride in this event with our Velo Visalia jerseys on as possible. The ride is open to all so bring along as many friends and potential members as you can.

The 50 mile ride leaves the Lions Roping Arena in Three Rivers (North Fork) and works it's way down to Lemon Cove, up and over Rocky Hill and back to Three Rivers. Phil Vannette and I will work with the promoter, Kevin Foster, to come up with a 25 mile route for those who wish to go 25 miles.

The entry fee is $50.00 (or at least it was last year) and checks are made out directly to the Smile Train. The Smile Train is a national non-profit that sponsors surgery for children with Cleft Palate.

We would like to get twenty-five or thirty VV riders for this event. It is a good warm up for the Lighthouse Century.

You can check out the Smile Train on line www.smiletrain.org

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bike Mechanic Class Aug 21!

Velo Visalia Cycling Club

Emergency Field Maintenance School

Saturday August 21, 2010

8:00 am to 10:00 am

Wilson’s Cyclery
115 N. West Street
734 6175

To be taught by Paul Tenhet, Master Mechanic

Learn the basics of emergency field repair for your bicycle. This class will teach you how to adjust, repair, and rig your bike when you have a breakdown in the field and get you home safely. From flat tires to derailleur adjustment, basic maintenance and what you should keep in your saddle bag. Tips to keep your bike rolling trouble free..
Free of charge. Bring your bike and repair stand if you have one.
Contact RSVP to PeteAlbanese 799 2414
Support your Local Bike Shop

Friday, August 6, 2010

Meeting Aug 12th at 6pm!

We will be having our next cycling club meeting on August 12th at 6pm at Sports Zone. We will have all of our jerseys to hand out so please show up and pick up your jerseys!

Also we will be discussing the Lighthouse Century on September 25th. We need to find out how many of our members are interested in going to the century so we can book hotels and organize rest stops.

Hope to see you all there on Thursday Night!

Ride Hard and Ride Safe!

Monday, July 19, 2010


Velo Visalia's 1st Jersey has been finalized! We should have our Brand New Jersey's from Voler by the end of August (maybe sooner). This has been a long and exhaustive process, and in the end I think we have a jersey that will look great on the road!

TDF Stage 15!

What a stage 15 of the Tour de France! Andy Schleck looked like he was in great form and about to test the legs of Alberto Contador when his chain fell of his small chain ring. Alberto was not only able to catch up with him, but ended up taking 40 seconds from Schleck in the overall standings.

There is a lot of criticism stemming from this move because Alberto attacked and did not wait for Schleck to recover.

We really would love to know what you guys think, so vote in the new poll on the blog!

Ride hard and Ride Safe

Monday, June 21, 2010

Kadalak Blog

Please check out Phil Vannette's Tour De France Blog @ kadalak.blogspot.com. Phil is headed over to France for the 2010 Tour De France and will be riding some of the stages that the actual professionals will be riding.

Keep checking on Phil as he shows those Frenchies how real Americans ride!

Update Finally!

Well, after a long delay Velo Visalia finally has an up to date Blog! There isn't a whole bunch of stuff up right now, but it is a work in progress (So stay patient)! We have a Jersey Update that you can find at the Top Left Tab of the main page, as well as minutes from our last meeting back in April.

We are planning a meeting for next Wednesday 6/30 so keep checking back for an update on that.

Reminder; if you haven't turned your money in yet for Jersey/Shorts, please get it to Pete Albanese as soon as possible.

Ride Hard and Ride Safe!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Welcome to Velo Visalia's Official Blog!

Velovisalia.blogspot.com is now the Official Blog of the Velo Visalia Cycling Club. Check back here for updates regarding Jersey Design, Membership Info, Contact Info, and Ride Information.