Pen Velo believes in giving back – to the bike racing community, the overall cycling community, and to the larger community in which we live.



Volunteering is part of our club’s DNA. It’s so important that we require all club members to volunteer for at least one event or position each year (see Club Rules). Through our volunteer efforts we are able to put on two NCNCA races each year – the traditional season-opening San Bruno Mountain Hillclimb and the Brisbane Criterium.

Our club volunteers also put on the Beat the Clock TT Series, which raises funds for the San Mateo County Parks’ Bicycle Sunday program. We also provide volunteer support for the Ryan Phua Memorial Kids’ Ride, a fundraiser for local cancer charities through the Livestrong Foundation.


For many years, individual PV members have advocated for safer road conditions and infrastructure in the communities in which we live and ride. These efforts benefit all local cyclists – racers, recreational riders and bike commuters. In 2018, PV named its first Advocacy Director, former club president Andrew Hsu to encourage and coordinate these efforts.