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Comments Off on New Year’s Day Tradition Opens NCNCA Road Season
PV opened the NCNCA Road Racing Season with the traditional San Bruno Mountain Hillclimb! 123 racers started 2018 off right with a short, but intense climb to the summit of Radio Road. Despite an auto accident on the race route in heavy fog just 15 minutes before the scheduled start time, the racers were able to make their way past the fog to the sunny summit without incident. Thanks to everyone who came out to race and also to our hardy crew of PV volunteers for making the event a success!
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Comments Off on Registration open for 2018 San Bruno Mountain Hillclimb
Pen Velo will again be hosting the traditional NCNCA road season opener, the San Bruno Mountain Hillclimb, on January 1, 2018. Get a head start on burning off all of those excess holiday calories and join us on New Year’s Day for a short trip through the pain cave – just enough to whet your appetite for the full season of racing yet to come. The start time for the first group is at the almost-civilized hour of 10:00AM – not too early, but early enough to get you home in time to watch the Rose Bowl…
Online registration is now open – click HERE to register.
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Comments Off on Clark Natwick, Murray Swanson named Lifetime Members of PV
It was announced at the annual club banquet on November 11 that two longtime Pen Velo members, Clark Natwick and Murray Swanson, were recently honored with lifetime membership in the club. Clark retired after 16 years as team coach in 2015. Murray recently returned to his homeland of Scotland after a distinguished tenure as a masters road, MTB and cyclocross racer with PV. Now both will remain a part of the PV family for a long time to come.
Clark joined PV in 1995 after a distinguished career as a road, mountain bike and cyclocross racer at the elite level. He served as club president for three years, then as team coach for 16 years, retiring from that position after the 2015 season. Clark brought to PV a wealth of experience both as an athlete (10 national championship medals) and as a coach (USA Olympic Training Center, USA National Cyclocross Team, USA National MTB Team). In 2012, Clark made a brief comeback to competition as a masters athlete racing in Pen Velo colors, earning two NCNCA District Championships on the track and a bronze medal in team pursuit at the USAC Masters Track Nationals. Under his guidance, Pen Velo athletes achieved numerous team and individual awards on both the regional and national level.
Murray Swanson joined PV in 2002 at age 35. He started racing soon after that, winning such races as the Burlingame Criterium, Wente Road Race and the Sea Otter Classic cross country MTB race. Murray truly distinguished himself as a cyclocross racer, winning his first B race and going on to win over 30 races going head-to-head with some of the best masters talent in the country as well as scoring top 10’s in elite races against the “young guys”. But Murray’s proudest accomplishment in cycling has been teaching intellectually disabled daughter Madelyn how to ride in four different disciplines and watching her love for cycling and her Pen Velo teammates develop. Since his return to Scotland, Murray has won his first three veterans cyclocross races wearing PV colors.
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Comments Off on Yoga for Cyclists
Our sponsor PacificTherX is hosting “Yoga for Cyclists” at their facility in Portola Valley on Saturday, November 11 from 2-4:30pm. Here are the details:
Come roll out your mat and join other endurance athletes and cyclists for some yoga! Whether you are a triathlete, once a week jogger, bicycle commuter, or professional athlete, this class will benefit you. Focus on core strengthening, dynamic and static stretching to improve overall flexibility. The goal is to prevent and heal sports related injuries, pay attention to muscles that might get neglected to promote full-body strength, and provide breathing techniques to enhance focus and improve performance.
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Comments Off on Pen Velo is Recruiting for 2018!
PV is hosting a “Getting to Know Ya” ride for potential team members on Saturday, October 7, 2017. We are actively seeking Elite (U35) men categories 2-5 and women racers of ALL ages and categories for our 2018 program.
In addition to being part of a great club, we are a SERIOUS racing team with over 50 wins this season, including the Red Kit Omnium overall, several District Championship jerseys and 2nd overall NCNCA BAT ranking. We’re also a pretty nice group of folks who happen to LOVE racing bikes…and making new friends!
Come ride with us on October 7, learn more about our program and see if we’d be a good fit.
RSVP Required for this ride. Men: Email Coach Matt directly with the following: – what do you want to get out of a racing team? – what do you bring to the game? – current category and goals
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Comments Off on Two guest speakers on tap for Oct 2 club meeting
We will have two special guest speakers at our club meeting on Oct 2, 2017.
Club member Matt Reiter will speak about his experiences in the Police Unity Tour, a 300-mile bike ride from New Jersey to Washington, DC that raises awareness of fallen police officers and raises money for the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum.
Bill Olson, M.AmSAT, will be speaking about the Alexander Technique which he and Joan Benioff (wife of club member John Richardson) use in their physical therapy practice.
The meeting will take place on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 7:30pm at Summit Bicycles, Burlingame. Light snacks and BEvERages will be provided. All club members and prospective members are encouraged to attend.
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Comments Off on PV Women’s Recruiting Ride #1 – Oct 1
Come join us for a women’s recruitment ride to learn more about Pen Velo and racing in general. No prior racing experience needed, but you should be comfortable riding 16+ mph on flats and rolling terrain. We will ride about 30-35 miles in the Woodside area, rolling terrain (no sustained climbs).
8:30am: Meet some PV women – ask us anything!
9:00am: Roll out!
Helmets are required. You will need a road bike in good working condition, and be self-sufficient. Bring your own flat-fixing materials, water, snacks, etc. This is a no-drop ride with regroups, but you should be comfortable finding your own way back if you decide to leave early or otherwise get separated. No bikes with aero bars.
Let us know if you have any questions (Email), or join our event on Meetup!
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Comments Off on WorldTour Rider Nic Dougall featured speaker at Jan 2017 Club Meeting
Our special guest for the January 2017 quarterly club meeting will be WorldTour rider Nicolas Dougall of the Dimension Data Team (yes, he’s a teammate of Mark Cavendish!).
Last year, Nic raced a very full season which included several classics races (E3 Harelbeke, Gent-Wevelgem, Flanders), a few stage races (Tour of Slovenia and Croatia), and a grand tour (Vuelta de Espana). Nic then finished off the year by finishing 18th(!!!!) at the world championships in Doha.
Please join us on Monday for the opportunity to hear what it is like to be a WorldTour rider.
The meeting will take place at 7:30pm on Monday, January 9, 2017 at Summit Bicycles in Burlingame. All club members and prospective members are encouraged to attend.