4/15 Race at Riga Canceled

Posted on | April 15, 2014 | No Comments

Due to the weather, tonights race has been canceled.  See you next week, hopefully.  FG

Spring Classic @ Bloomfield Summary

Posted on | April 13, 2014 | No Comments

Summing the temperatures from the last three years doesn’t come close to today’s record high 83 for GVCC’s Spring Classic at Bloomfield.  We had a great turnout of riders, officials, volunteers, and supporters!!  The race was hard fought and the competition tough.

Results are posted:

Podium photos are online:

Special thanks to the many volunteers that made the day so successful.  From the Rochester Area Triathletes we had Mike Keller and Barb Palmeter.  Bloomfield Rotary Club came out strong with seven volunteers:  Travis Piper, Dan Kwarta, David Coleman, Bob Howard, Patricia Overmeyer, Don Cicchino, and Kathleen Conradt.  From GVCC and the cycling community, we had Dan Barney, Bob Wells, Dave Simmons, Kelly Dietrick, John Kralles, Doug Wabnitz, Brian Cardona, Richard Strasser, Pat Dubay, and Jim Stockmaster.   And, your GVCC Board of Directors Cory Kuhns, Brent Blazey, and Shana Lydon put in countless hours in preparation, registration, podium construction, course cleanup, and planning.  They give sacrificially!!!

Community support was also shown though the NYS Troopers, Ontario County Sheriff’s Dept, and Bloomfield Volunteer EMT!!!  Thanks for being there for the safety of cyclists and vehicles.  And to the Bloomfield Central School and  towns of Bloomfield and Bristol, thank you for graciously hosting us.

We were supported once again by a fabulous team of USAC Officials:  Marsha Kapinus, Jeff Poulin, Craig Burleigh, Jim Mandolene, Victor Sylor, David Kennedy, and Jon Rosen.

Chip timing was provided flawlessly by Jon Rosen Systems. Accurate, reliable, and quickly-available results!

To all of the riders that came out to participate, thank you!


P.S. I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank my mother-in-law Mae, and wife Linda, for delivering lunch for the volunteers.

Time to Register for the GVCC Spring Classic – Bloomfield

Posted on | April 9, 2014 | No Comments

The GVCC Spring Classic is this Sunday, April 13th. Unlike previous years, the temperature is forecast to be 70 degrees!  So take advantage of the wonderful weather and enjoy western New York’s premier spring classic.

Remember, registration closes on Friday at 11:45 pm. There is no day-of registration.

Go to to register.


G-Tour Team Championship Standings

Posted on | April 4, 2014 | No Comments

Team Points
Pittsford Painting 12
Full Moon Vista 5
Team Points
Quality Care Pharmacies 10
Team Towpath 5
Dorschel/Reed Eye 2

G-Tour Update

Posted on | March 31, 2014 | No Comments

This year’s G-Tour brings a few changes:

  1. You can now use a single release form for the entire season.  Please bring a completed rider release form with you and turn it into the Race Director the first time you participate in a G-Tour event.
  2. In place of the weekly release form, you will be required to sign in EACH week. A sign-in sheet will be available with the list of all “Approved Riders.” If you’re not on the Approved Riders list, you won’t be permitted to participate until your membership is submitted via the web.
  3. There is new scoring for the overall Team Championship.  The Team Championship is awarded to recognize teams who make the best use of their resources to bring their rider(s) to the podium. The scoring is designed to recognize team performance and is strongly weighted to reward winning. Only Road Race, Criterium, and Team Time Trial events will count toward the championship. To be eligible, each rider must be listed as a member of that team with the GVCC.  Points are awarded to teams in the following manner:

Road: 1st place – 10 points, 2nd place – 5 points, 3rd place – 2 points

Team Time Trial: 1st place – 15 points, 2nd place – 7 points

Awards will be given to the highest scoring teams in the A and B4 groups.

    We look forward to a great season with you!


    And the CycleweRx Winner is….

    Posted on | March 31, 2014 | No Comments

    Dick Camping!!

    Dick Camping is the lucky winner of the WeRx Professional Retul Fit, valued at $300.  CycleweRx of Rochester graciously sponsored this year’s GVCC Spring Giro with the gift of a professional bike fitting randomly awarded to a lucky Giro participant.

    CycleweRx of Rochester, experts in road, triathlon, and mountain bike fitting is located in the village of Victor, NY.  They are Upstate New York’s only certified Retul Bike Fitter.  Learn more about CycleweRx of Rochester here:

    Special thanks to Steve Stanziano and Jason Quagliata of CycleweRx for their support of the Genesee Valley Cycling Club.


    Spring Giro 2014 in the Books

    Posted on | March 31, 2014 | No Comments

    Despite the never-ending winter, we had a great turnout and were able to race each Saturday in March.  Special thanks to those from Buffalo, Corning and other areas outside of Rochester for joining us and adding to the competition. Those who made it to the proverbial podium were:


    1. Lance Johnson (TBS Racing / The Bike Shop)
    2. Dirk Biemans
    3. Brendan Housler (Nalgene / Mt Borah)


    1. Geoff Lawrence (Dorschel/Reed Eye Associates)
    2. Pete Pelychaty (Quality Care Pharmacies)
    3. Jesse Corum (Twin Line Velo / Dick Ide Family of Dealerships)

    Ladies’ Night

    Posted on | March 30, 2014 | No Comments

    GVCC is participating in Park Ave Bike’s Annual Ladies’ Night on Friday, April 4th.  Shana Lydon, GVCC’s Director of Women’s Racing will be there highlighting club activities, describing the race “atmosphere” and encouraging women to come out and train with the GVCC to develop both riding and racing skills.  Sorry guys – this one’s not for you — ladies only!!  For more information, contact


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