Category: events

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.

Date:  November 11th, 2017, 2-4:30pm

Cost:  $50

Location:  Pacific THERx Fitness, 108 Portola Road, Portola Valley, CA

Registration required – to register click HERE.


Tour de Taco

 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.


NCNCA Opens the 2017 Road Season at San Bruno

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.


NCNCA Racers Open the 2016 Season at San Bruno Hillclimb

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.

Beat the Clock TT #4 – September 5, 2015

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.

Beat the Clock #3 – May 23


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.

Beat the Clock TT #2 – April 25

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 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.

PV to keep Beat the Clock going!

Big News! PV has stepped in to continue the popular Beat the Clock TT series in 2015.

First of all, we would like to recognize Patt Baenen-Tapscott, Carola Berger and the entire BtC staff for establishing a great event series and keeping it going for 10 years. It has been really nice to have a time trial series right here in our backyard with the proceeds going to a great cause.

PV Rider Yvonne Walbroehl tackles the BtC course.

PV Rider Yvonne Walbroehl tackles the BtC course.

Going forward, proceeds from Beat the Clock will go to support Bicycle Sundays on Canada Road. For details on the 2015 Beat the Clock Series click HERE. To register for the first event (Feb 14), click HERE.

The San Bruno Hill Climb is ON!


Time to start training your climbing legs – the San Bruno Hill Climb is ON for Jan 1, 2015! Registration is now OPEN! Click HERE for more details.

Burlingame Criterium – another success!

Thanks to all of the volunteers and racers that made the 2014 Parnassus Investments Burlingame Criterium and Ryan’s Ride a success! We couldn’t have done it without you. Congratulations also to all of our podium finishers!

Click HERE to view the official results on

Click HERE to see photographs of the event on