This is a New York City-based group of young, working professional women who love to ride and race bikes. We are positive female role models who place a high priority on teamwork, learning through physical challenges, building confidence, expanding horizons, goal setting and overall achievement. Our team has evolved since the beginning of 2011 from a group of both new and seasoned riders to a unified team of women with a reputation for winning races and sweeping podiums. The streets and parks of New York are our training grounds and our love of cycling has taken us to races across the country, and Canada too!
Velo Classic Tours is a proud supporter of women’s cycling. Following the team last year gave us great insight into how dedicated, hard-working and professional these women are. We are committed to growing women’s cycling and this year presented the ideal opportunity to step up as primary sponsor. Our mission is to create opportunities for female cyclists that generate personal growth and professional advancement, provide empowerment through knowledge, and education through experience.
We have worked hard during the 2014 and 2015 race seasons to bring our team to a higher level, giving riders an opportunity to continue learning and fostering growth within our program. We’ve pushed ourselves to our limits and beyond, achieving incredible results as a team. We were honored to be selected and participate in many national events this year. In 2016 we look forward to affirming our presence at these challenging races and growing our strength at this level. Simultaneously, our team plans to continue to dominate in NYC and the tri-state area.
While results are always a great indicator of success, it does not portray the hard work, sacrifice and camaraderie that goes into the racing. Being committed to an objective takes discipline, support and reliable teammates, and these characteristics are the most important for success and growth as bike riders, and more importantly, as working professionals.
As the team increases its presence on the national stage, it will also grow its new developing riders. It has signed Kristen Arnold and Tate Devlin, two of the top Cat 1 racers from Ohio. Two new promising riders from Brooklyn, NY, Jaime Soper and Natalie Tapias, will give the team more strength and depth. Cynthia Lane Frazier and junior phenom Clio Dinan have also joined and had an immediate impact. They exemplify our goal of opening doors for young aspiring women.
BRITTLEE BOWMAN, TEAM MANAGER NEW YORK, NY
“After a highly successful first season as a registered U.S. Domestic Elite Team we cannot thank our sponsors enough for all of their support. We couldn’t be where we are without it and we look forward to continuing many of these partnerships in 2017!”