Join us for a memorable outing in the flat and rolling hills of Central Florida. The temperatures in February are ideal for base mileage and fun intensity sprinkled here and there to keep things entertaining.
This camp is particularly special because FloridaVelo’s Elite squad will lead the rides with the support of well-known coaches and other team’s captains, and we will surprise you with the presence of celebrities who are joining us just because this group and outing will be super fun! The small profit from this camp will support FloridaVelo’s Elite squad, and the Florida Cycling Foundation’s Kids and Juniors programs.
You can participate in three options:
• Camper: $695 all-inclusive – 3 nights housing (shared room, $200 extra for single room), 1 welcome dinner, 3 rides + 1 granfondo, daily sag + technical support, 3 continental breakfasts, 3 lunches during rides, 4 group gatherings.
• Visitor: $395 all of the above, housing excluded – for your convenience, we have arranged a rate of $135 per night at our host hotel.
• Rider: $150 riding only – 3 rides + 1 granfondo, daily sag + technical support, 3 lunches during rides.
The following will be our itinerary:
• Thu, Feb 20: arrive to the house/hotel by 1:00pm, first ride at 3:00pm for 50 miles, welcome dinner included at 7:00pm.
• Fri, Feb 21: second ride at 9:00am for 75 miles, lunch snack and drinks included, group gathering at 5:00pm, dinner on our own at 7:00pm.
• Sat, Feb 22: third ride at 9:00am for 75 miles, lunch snack and drinks included, group gathering at 5:00pm, dinner on our own at 7:00pm.
• Sun, Feb 23: final ride at 7:30am for 50/75/100 miles as part of the Tour Latino granfondo.
Location: Our home base will be the Home2 Suites on 1450 Champions Way, Clermont, FL, and we will ride all around Clermont, Mount Dora, and surrounding areas.
Register: Contact Michael Hernandez at 407-761-5032, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chain of Lakes, March 11 & 12, 2017. At our third race weekend, we did some tuning up after Saturday’s race and finished the weekend with stellar results. The weather was perfect, and the new categories and groups are definitely making racing harder and more enjoyable. The team earned 4 Wins, 11 Podiums, and 15 Top 10s – congratulations to Ken Vida, Curtis Long, Vance James, Pablo Santa Cruz, Jan Heylen, Jake Burbach, Garrett Reel, Tony Maisto, Julio C Prida, Mark Stein, Vasilis Palekis, Rick Bennett, Jon Elliott, Ernie Pena, and our supporting friends and family. FV is very close to firing in all cylinders, and we can’t wait to race at the Sunshine Grand Prix, it is going to be off the hook!
Facebook Post, https://www.facebook.com/FloridaVelo-159251020767931
Swamp Classic, February 11 & 12, 2017. At our second race weekend of the season, we are getting back our confidence and race legs. Another gorgeous weekend where we enjoyed a fun team and birthday celebration dinner, and earned 3 Wins, 9 Podiums, and 13 Top 10s – congratulations to Ken Vida, Vance James, Eric Hall, Garrett Reel, Pablo Santa Cruz, Tony Maisto, Armando Hernandez, Julio C Prida, Mark Stein, Chuck Holstein, Kevin Clark, Vasilis Palekis, Ernie Pena, and our loving friends and family. We have some tuning up to do, and can’t wait to have all our squads ready for Chain of Lakes in March.
November 8, 2016 – Tampa Bay, Florida
Mark Stein, Chuck Holstein, Vasilios Palekis, Kevin Clark, Jon Elliot, Tony Maisto, Ernie Pena, Mick Magin, Scott Erker, Yosvany Rosell, Julio Cesar Prida, Osmay Rodriguez, Paul Carrasco, Ralph Schroeder, Kevin Eggart, Donald Foster, and Pablo Santa Cruz will field winning squads in both Masters 40+ and 50+ age groups.
“FloridaVelo has been guided by purpose, trust, and loyalty, and it is very gratifying to see the legacy we have built in 10 years”, said Mark Stein, team founder and multi-state champion”.
These Masters squads will focus on winning the Florida Cycling CROWN and CUP competitions, select elite races out of state, and national level races in the Southeast.
“FloridaVelo is like a second family to all of us, and it has been very rewarding in many aspects to have contributed to its success on and off our bikes”, said Chuck Holstein, member and sponsor.
We will be announcing shortly our sponsors, equipment choice, and other exciting news that will make our 2017 season memorable.
The San Antonio road race and Dade City criterium opened the racing season in Florida. The very low temperatures and very windy conditions made everything more difficult to race on these very challenging courses.
Congratulations to Ernie Pena, Mark Stein, Tony Maisto, Garrett Reel, Jared Fager, Ryan Post, and Buster Wiand for their very hard wins and podiums! We look forward to the next race weekend, Race of the West on Feb 6 & 7 in Clermont, Florida.
FloridaVelo members tested their fitness with the following results:
Congratulations to our teammates for their great performances at the 2015 Florida State Time Trial Championships – 3 titles and 8 medals! 1st in Men 4 Patrick Hartman, 1st in Masters 65-69 Greg Manchen, 1st in Masters 70-74 Marc Lippens, 2nd in Women 50-59 Tish Kelly, 2nd in Women 1-2 Trish Cohen, 2nd in Women 3 Madison Kriek, 3rd Osmay Rodriguez in Masters 35, 3rd in Masters 75-79 Len Altamura. Thanks to all who make our playtime a success, #chuckkelly, #stradalli, #lifevantage, #gomumu, #brlsports, #topview, #floridavelo.
Another amazing early season outing at the 2015 Swamp Classic. Congratulations to all the team members who competed and many thanks to the supporting cast who makes this weekends possible.
* Only Top 10 results are posted here:
|1||Criterium||Pena, Ernie||Masters 50+|
|1||Road Race||Hiller, George||Collegiate|
|1||Road Race||Kriek, Madison||Women 4|
|1||Time Trial||Fresne, Julia||Collegiate|
|2||Criterium||Randolph, John||Masters 60+|
|2||Criterium||Kriek, Madison||Women 4|
|2||Criterium||Fresne, Julia||Women 3|
|2||Time Trial||Deeley, Shane||Cat 3|
|2||Time Trial||Schuster, Elizabeth||Women 4|
|3||Criterium||Reel, Garrett||Cat 4|
|3||Criterium||Sandford, Cody||Cat 3|
|3||Criterium||Schuster, Elizabeth||Women 4|
|3||Road Race||Pena, Ernie||Masters 35+|
|4||Criterium||Pena, Ernie||Masters 35+|
|4||Criterium||Santa Cruz, Pablo||Masters 50+|
|4||Road Race||Reel, Garrett||Cat 4|
|4||Road Race||Deeley, Shane||Cat 3|
|4||Road Race||Fresne, Julia||Collegiate|
|4||Road Race||Kelly, Theresa||Women 3|
|5||Criterium||Stein, Mark||Masters 50+|
|5||Road Race||hiller, george||Cat 5|
|5||Road Race||Sandford, Cody||Cat 3|
|5||Time Trial||Fresne, Didier||Masters 35+|
|5||Time Trial||Sandford, Cody||Cat 3|
|5||Time Trial||Randolph, John||Masters 60+|
|6||Road Race||Schuster, Elizabeth||Women 4|
|6||Time Trial||Heylen, Jan||Masters 35+|
|6||Time Trial||Reel, Garrett||Cat 4|
|6||Time Trial||Harsin, Glenn||Masters 50+|
|7||Criterium||Kelly, Theresa||Women 3|
|7||Road Race||Schroeder, Ralph||Masters 35+|
|8||Road Race||Maisto, Anthony||Masters 50+|
|8||Road Race||Randolph, John||Masters 60+|
|9||Road Race||Fresne, Didier||Masters 35+|