Culture

Stories, rumors, rides, history, cafe stops, people and a glimpse into our scene. See what creates Velocio culture.

Photo Essay: A Van in Vermont

Photo Essay: A Van in Vermont

September 22, 2017

With professional cycling via the Team TIBO and Podium Ambition programs now in her rearview mirror, Sara Headley experiences the Green Mountain Stage Race in a new light and on her own terms. See her photo essay on the Green Mountain Stage Race.

Road Racing is Dead. Long Live Road Racing.

Road Racing is Dead. Long Live Road Racing.

September 15, 2017

Why Connor Jennings and souls like him are the future of racing on the road. Read more about the Special Assistant for Constituent Services for New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen and how process and patience balance the elite racer's life.

6 Insights from the Haute Route Pyrenees

6 Insights from the Haute Route Pyrenees

September 06, 2017

"Everything is a blur at that point. Adrenaline surging. Everyone fighting for the front. One small miss in a group of 350 and crash can (and did the final day) happen." -Laura Spencer on the Haute Route

Olivia Dillon on the Breck Epic

Olivia Dillon on the Breck Epic

August 31, 2017

By all accounts, the Breck Epic is not subtle. Last week, Velocio’s Director of Retail, Olivia Dillon partook. Here’s what she learned...
On Intent: How Kai Wiggins Left Racing

On Intent: How Kai Wiggins Left Racing

August 15, 2017

It was a stinging rain and it came in waves - at times just cold and unpleasant and at still other times oppressive. Water pooled in the corners of .97 mile crit course, a narrow loop in the heart of Fitchburg, Massachusetts...
Unity: Chris Hadgis

Unity: Chris Hadgis

July 12, 2017

Strangers to each other, both of my grandfathers immigrated from Greece to the United States in their early teens. For a while, all that they knew was unfamiliar...

Unity: Ted King

Unity: Ted King

July 11, 2017

I consider myself relatively worldly, but Farid Noori is first person I’ve ever met from Afghanistan. Farid grew up in Afghanistan and is studying economics in hopes of turning that into a cycling career.
Unity: Leslie Lupien

Unity: Leslie Lupien

July 11, 2017

You do your best to prepare. Put one shoe on after the other. But there are a lot of challenges out there. You meander on your own…get lost or sick or injured. Things happen. “Life happens.”
Unity: Olivia Dillon

Unity: Olivia Dillon

July 11, 2017

Six years ago, I met Tayler while riding and racing my bike. She forever changed me and my life's trajectory. While at first we did not speak, hours of pedaling has a way of opening people up and pretty quickly we had a connection...

Unity: Kai Wiggins

Unity: Kai Wiggins

July 11, 2017

My dad’s bike sat in the garage for a month. He died in April and I went for my first ride in May. This was back in 2009. I had just turned 15. I am 23 now. I will never get the chance to ride with my dad, but it is on my bike when I feel closest to him.
Unity

Unity

July 11, 2017

Shine a light on something that brings people together. Make a difference at least in some small way. For us, cycling has been a bellwether for what’s possible rather than a limitation...
The Velocio Alps Getaway

The Velocio Alps Getaway

June 16, 2017

An all-expenses paid experience in the heart of one of the most awe-inspiring cycling destinations in the world. Experience the long climbs, twisting descents, amazing food and small villages that make up many of the most famed routes featured in the Tour de France...


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