PV Celebrates 2014 Successes at Annual Banquet

awards-bg2014 has so far been Pen Velo’s best season as a racing club in recent history. We recognized and celebrated our successes at our annual club banquet held on Saturday, November 15, 2014.

Phil Burt received the Bill Fallis Award in recognition of both outstanding athletic achievement and service to the club in 2014.

The following Annual Recognition Awards, as voted by the PV membership, were also awarded:

Man of the Year: Phil Burt
Woman of the Year: Yvonne Walbroehl
Best Advisor/Mentor: Menko Johnson (“I don’t always give advice, but when I do I keep it fresh!”)
Most Improved Rider: James Rainbow
Most Epic Race/Ride Report: Phil Burt, Rene Larro
Volunteer of the Year: Menko Johnson
Bill Fallis Award runner-ups: Jeromy Cottell, Erik Salander

In addition to the above awards, we celebrated many team and individual successes that we achieved so far this year:


Master Men 35+ Cat 4 Team Points – 1st place
Master Men 55+ Team Points – 5th place
Master Men 35+ 1/2/3 Individual Points – Jeromy Cottell, 2nd place
Master Men 55+ 1/2/3/4 Individual Points – Erik Salander, 2nd place
Master Men 35+ Cat 4 Individual Points:
1st place – Phil Burt
2nd place – James Rainbow
12th place – Scott Smith
14th place – Brandon Tyler
20th place – Lenny Lesser

BikeReg.com Premier Series

Master Men 35+ 1/2/3 – Jeromy Cottell, 1st place

District Championships:

Hillclimb: Yvonne Walbroehl, bronze (W50+)

Road Race:
Helen Casabona, silver (W50-54)
Yvonne Walbroehl, silver (W55-59)
Norma Hilton, silver (W60-64)

Yvonne Walbroehl, bronze (W55-59)
Norma Hilton, GOLD (W60+)

Masters Road Nationals: Norma Hilton, bronze (W60-64 criterium)

Collegiate Road Nationals: Jules Goguely, bronze (men’s road race)

Masters Track Nationals: Ray Gildea, GOLD (men 55+ team sprint)

Masters Track Worlds: Jeromy Cottell, GOLD (men 35-39 scratch race)

Congratulations to everyone for a fantastic season! And it’s not over yet – our cyclocross racers have been tearing it up all over Northern California this fall.

coffee bikeSave the date!  The next no-drop “Coffee Ride” will take place on Saturday, December 6, 2014.  Check the ride page for details.  This ride leaves from Canada Rd & 92 at 8:15am, but strives to go slower and longer than the weekly Saturday club ride (40-50mi, 15-17mph).  The ride is open to both PV members and non-members. If you have not done this ride before, please RSVP to the ride leaders first. For more information or to RSVP, contact the ride leaders, Franklin Rice and Ken Jorgensen (coffeeride@penvelo.org).