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GVCC is offering kits!

Posted on | February 3, 2017 | No Comments

These will be pre-order only. There is a minimum order of 10 for us to make it happen. As of now, we only need 8 more people interested.

Email: jeff.lubkowski@gmail.com for pricing (which is really good) and size information.

A few things to consider when getting into bike racing

Posted on | December 31, 2016 | No Comments

Group rides should be the starting point, and individual training can improve a rider’s fitness, but more is needed to develop the skills that make a good racer. Understanding and executing race concepts is far more complicated than building fitness. The best way to learn how to race is to race.

The Genesee Valley Cycling Club (GVCC) is our local race development organization. The GVCC was founded 40 years ago and has produced numerous professional and elite amateur racers over the years. There are typically 150 members annually and they range from beginner to elite. Currently the club has 13 elite amateur level road racers consisting of both men and women. These riders represent the highest level of amateur racing in the US and compete against professionals at many events. More importantly, they were developed through the GVCC. There are numerous success stories from members at all levels. Riders who have reinvented themselves, others have discovered their passion, young people who have found their way to express themselves. Every member can benefit from what the club has to offer.

The GVCC is built to develop athletes into racers.

* The New Rider “Cs” program focuses on both individual training and race techniques. A dedicated coach leads the group through drills and training races. All first time racers will start in the Cs program and move up to the “Bs” when ready.

* Our weekly training events (known as the G-Tour) provide a great setting for athletes to practice race techniques and focus on race specific skills. The G-Tour has been a staple for skills development throughout the club’s history.

* There are over 40 elite level category 1/2/3 racers in the club that are willing to offer tips and advice.

* The depth of talent in the club helps to create quality race situations at training events. Having a core group of riders with a great deal of experience and skill makes the whole group better and makes the experience more worth while.

* Club members travel to regional races and provide a community for new riders to identify with and interact with.

* A few club members are personal trainers/coaches and know how to train for races and can offer knowledge about racing along with training regimens.

The club has a website - www.gvccracing.com, a facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/gvccracing/ and a twitter page - https://twitter.com/GVCCRacing?lang=en

1 – Browse around the site, check out the calendar and course maps.
2 – Email info@gvccracing.com with any questions.
3 – You can try out one event or sign up to become a member. Registration for the 2017 season opens February 1st, 2017.

Sincerely,

Jeff Lubkowski
GVCC President

2016 Annual Meeting Summary

Posted on | November 17, 2016 | No Comments

It was great to see many friendly faces looking to continue to grow the GVCC club and its goal to promote a safe and friendly environment for competitive cycling, Thank you for your time!

Topics discussed last night include:

Club financials and how the funding is managed.

Decreasing rider numbers and solutions to retain riders and promote to new faces.

Ideas to encourage the C group to continue coming and make them feel welcome at our rides.

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Last night’s elections provided great news that Jeff will continue to guide our club as president for another two year term and alongside him will be John Hunter as vice president. If you see either of these folks please thank them for their efforts to put aside their personal lives and volunteer for these positions.

If anyone couldn’t make it to the meeting last night and would like to ask any questions regarding these topics please feel free to reach out.

We are still all ears for new ideas to promote GVCC and its events. If you or your team has an idea that you believe would be a catalyst in growing cycling in our area, we want to hear it.

Thank you for another great season. 2017, here we come!

Plans for 2017 to be discussed at Annual Meeting on November 16th

Posted on | November 7, 2016 | No Comments

If you have an opinion on any of these topics, please come to the meeting and share it with the board.

GVCC Annual Meeting Wednesday November 16th 7pm

Posted on | October 27, 2016 | No Comments

The annual GVCC meeting will be held at the Brighton Parks and Recreation Building on Wednesday November 16th at 7:00 PM. We will discuss: 2016 recap, financials, changes from this past year and feedback, as well as set forth a plan for 2017.   All members are welcome to participate. Please ensure at least one member of every GVCC team is present at this meeting.

The two-year terms of President and Vice President (most recently filled by Jeff Lubkowski and Brent Blazey, respectively) are both up for renewal.  Jeff is running for another two-year term; the Vice President position is open for nominations.   If there are other nominations for either of these roles, please email your nomination to info@gvccracing.com so that members can be made aware and have the opportunity to vote.  Each nomination requires a second supporting nomination.  Nominations should be submitted no later than Monday, November 1st.  Nominations will be published on gvccracing.com as they’re received. Voting takes place at the annual meeting.  All current members are eligible to vote.
  • When: Wednesday – November 16th @ 7:00 PM
  • Where: Brighton Parks & Rec (Columbus Way, Rochester, NY 14618).   Access is off of S. Winton Road between Westfall Road and 590.
See you all then.

GVCC Board Nominations – It’s Election Season!

Posted on | October 13, 2016 | No Comments

Brent Blazey is stepping aside as Vice President. We all greatly appreciate his support in that role these last two years. When you see him, remember to say thanks.

That being said, there are two seats up for election: President and Vice President

You can email your nominations to info@gvccracing.com

Current Nominations:
President – Jeff Lubkowski
Vice President – John Hunter

Last Chance to RSVP! GVCC G-Tour Awards Banquet To Be Held Tuesday October 18th.

Posted on | October 2, 2016 | No Comments

The 2016 GVCC Awards Dinner will be Tuesday, October 18th. We are pleased to return to Mulconry’s Irish Pub, 17 Liftbridge Lane East, Fairport, NY 14450. Please park in the Fairport Landing parking lot which is directly behind Mulconry’s. We have reserved the upstairs banquet room starting at 6:00 pm, with dinner at 7:00 and awards to follow. Come support those earning awards, share some stories, and enjoy great food and drink with friends. Members are welcome to bring a guest if they wish.

The cost of dinner will be $15 cash, payable at the door and there will be a cash bar in the upstairs banquet room.

Those who attended last year know that the food and drinks were outstanding and the company even better. Come out and recognize the efforts of your fellow club members, relive the good times, and get motivated for next season!

Please RSVP via email to info@gvccracing.com by Saturday, October 15th with how many will attend.

Menu

  • Chicken French
  • Baked Salmon
  • Baked Ziti (vegetarian)
  • Roasted Potatoes
  • Vegetable
  • House Salad
  • Rolls
  • Brownies and cookies

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GVCC Cyclocross Clinics!

Posted on | August 16, 2016 | No Comments

Back by popular demand are the cyclocross clinics held at Camp Arrowhead. The clinics start this week Thursday August 18 at 6:30pm. It is free for all GVCC members BUT we ask that you register on Bikereg so that we can plan accordingly.

These clinics are designed to help riders develop their skills needed to do well at cx races. There will be different obstacles each week and experienced cyclocross riders on hand to provide tips and demonstrations.

There is also a NEW junior cross program that will be led by Andy August and Craig Mattern. We currently have 17 juniors registered for that program!

click here to register

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