After a one-year hiatus we are pleased to announce that the Beat the Clock time trial series on Canada Road will be back this season. Our first event will take place on Saturday, February 10, 2018, which is coming up pretty shortly! For more information about Beat the Clock as well as course details, check out the event website HERE. UPDATE: Registration is now CLOSED. Rider start times posted HERE.
The PV Women’s Team at a 2016 Beat the Clock event
For the uninitiated, Beat the Clock is a fun, low-key time trial series which allows cyclists of all abilities to test their speed and skill on a 10-mile out-and-back course on Canada Road. A portion of the proceeds will go toward funding the Bicycle Sunday program run by the San Mateo County Parks Department. This program closes the north end of Canada Road every Sunday, allowing people of all ages to cycle, walk, run, skateboard, skate-ski or participate in almost any non–motorized activity (ball and Frisbee sports excepted).
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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Katie Truong’s Photos
Alex Chiu’s Photos
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.
Click HERE to view/download the race flyer.
This race depends on volunteer course marshals and registration staff – click HERE if you can help.
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.
Date: November 11th, 2017, 2-4:30pm
Location: Pacific THERx Fitness, 108 Portola Road, Portola Valley, CA
Registration required – to register click HERE.
A fun ride for a great cause – and at a bargain price! Le Tour de Taco will take place on some of the classic climbs on the Peninsula on Saturday, June 17th.
A mere $20 donation gets you a supported ride from Woodside to the coast and back with a taco lunch stop atop Tunitas Creek Rd when all the climbing is finished.
For more information and to register click HERE.
All proceeds go to support the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
Over 130 racers rang in the New Year with Pen Velo at the traditional NCNCA road season opener, the San Bruno Mountain Hill Climb. Mother Nature gave us sunny skies and moderate temperatures, and our PV volunteer crew showed up in force to make it a safe and successful event. Thanks to all the racers who came out and joined us for a wonderful morning. Many thanks also to the photographers who came and documented this event!
Click HERE for photos by Katie Truong
Click HERE for photos by Alex Chiu
Click HERE for photos by Craig Huffman
Results have been posted online – click HERE.
The 2016 NCNCA road racing season opened on Jan 1 with the San Bruno Hillclimb. Racers turned out in force to enjoy the dry and sunny (albeit chilly) conditions. Thanks to the riders, the NCNCA officiating crew and most importantly our PV volunteers for making this year’s event a big success!
Click HERE for links to event photos.
Click HERE for race results.
Good news! A date has been secured for the fourth and final event in the 2015 Beat the Clock TT Series! Changes to the NCNCA racing schedule made it necessary for us to postpone the TT event scheduled for July 11. It will now be held on Saturday, September 5 – just in time for those wanting to tune up their TT engines before the USAC Masters National Championships. Registration is now open. Click HERE to sign up. UPDATED: Proceeds from this event will go to support Ed & Kim Perez as Ed is battles pancreatic cancer. Kim is a long-time PV member and generously volunteered her time to help with Beat the Clock for many years, so please help them out if you can.
Photo by Alexander Komlik
The third event of the Beat the Clock TT series will take place on Saturday, May 23, 2015. These events provide the opportunity for everyone from beginning cyclists to time trial specialists to test themselves against the clock on a 10-mile course with excellent pavement. Proceeds from the series support Bicycle Sundays on Canada Rd.
For more information on the Beat the Clock series – click HERE.
Registration is now CLOSED – click HERE for start list.
To see a short video from the last Beat the Clock event – click HERE.
The second Beat the Clock Time Trial of this season will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2015. PV is pleased to be continuing this popular training TT series – proceeds support Canada Road Bicycle Sundays. Registration on bikereg.com is now open – registration deadline is Wednesday, April 22.
For more details on the Beat the Clock TT Series click HERE.
Enjoy video shot at the first Beat the Clock TT – click HERE.