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The GVCC Presents: Strade Verde – Supported by Cyclewerx

Posted on | March 18, 2017 | No Comments

Strade Verde

Presented the GVCC – Supported by Cyclewerx

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

Held under USA Cycling event permit (permit # pending)

The GVCC is proud to present a grass roots USAC sanctioned event for racers that have trained hard all winter with the hopes of early season glory! This race is intended to give C5 riders a mass start, and the opportunity for upgrade points for 4s, 3s and even 2s. This race will not have bells and whistles, and expectations should be that if you are in the points, you will be scored accurately. Generous support will be provided by the team at Cyclewerx.

The race will cap the GVCC Spring Giro training series. This is a circuit race with each lap 8.5 miles. The course is rolling hills. Recommended gearing is 11/23. Each group will have a neutral start from the staging area at Wheatland Chili Middle School.

Registration and Sign-in:

  • Registration $10 for riders who have signed up for GVCC Winter/Spring Membership or GVCC Full Year Membership, $25 for everyone else.
  • No DAY OF Registration – ONLY pre-registration on www.bikereg.com/stradeverde
  • Maximum field limit 50 for all categories
  • Minimum field limit of 10. Promoter reserves the right to combine or cancel fields.
  • Sign-in Begins at 8:00 A.M, closes at 9:40 A.M. at Wheatland Chili Middle School – 940 N Rd, Scottsville, NY 14546– No exceptions
  • Current USA Cycling license or UCI license (Canadian riders) must be presented at sign in. If purchasing a one-day license, you must pay at sign-in. Please make checks payable to Genesee Valley Cycling Club.
  • First Race Starts at 10:00 A.M. Sharp!

Race Details and Contact Info:

Contact: Jeff Lubkowski or John Hunter at info@gvccracing.com or visit www.gvccracing.com for details.

Directions from the West: I-90 East to exit 47 (Le Roy) and go south on NY-19 S.  Turn left onto N Rd, Turn right onto NY-386 S, Wheatland Chili Middle School is on the left.

Directions from the East: I-90 West exit 46 and merge onto 390 South. Take Exit 11 for NY-251/Rush. Take the right lane and follow signs for NY-251 W. In Scottsville, make a left onto Main Street, make a slight right onto Chili Ave, Wheatland Chili Middle School is on the right.

Giro #1 Cancelled

Posted on | March 18, 2017 | No Comments

Due to the expected snowfall and unpredictability for when it will arrive and how the roads will be, we are cancelling the event today. See everyone on Sunday!

2017 GVCC/Legaci Skills Clinic – April 1st and 2nd – at Spring Giros

Posted on | March 6, 2017 | No Comments

The GVCC is proud to announce partnership with Legaci Cycling to present a Skills Clinic at the Spring Giros. Below are the details. Email Jeff or Todd with any questions. Read more

NEW MEMBERSHIP STRUCTURE FOR 2017

Posted on | February 7, 2017 | No Comments

Hi Everyone,

Please take a look at the new membership structure for 2017. You can find a detailed overview of the new structure on the membership page.

Please email me if you have any questions.

Jeff

2017 Registration is now open!

Posted on | February 3, 2017 | No Comments

Due to insurance changes, the GVCC requires members to have USAC licenses.

If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Lubkowski at jeff.lubkowski@gmail.com.

Also, have a look at the new club kits in the post below.

Thank you,

Jeff

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!

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