PVC Annual Meeting on Leap Day 2016

Leap into the 2016 cycling season and attend PVC’s annual meeting and club social on Leap Day, Monday, February 29 from 5:30-7:30 PM at Easy Day in South Portland. Re-connect with friends, talk smack about the coming weekend’s first SMR of the year, and enjoy complimentary food and beverages. Mostly social, the Leap Day event will also include some club business in the form of our annual meeting. We’ll be brief. Oh, and there will be really cool door prizes for attending members.

RSVP to president@portlandvelo.com or on Facebook.

 

PVC Clothing Has Arrived!

That’s right. The newly designed PVC club clothing has arrived, and it looks fabulous. We will be distributing it at the annual meeting, aka, the Leap Day Club Social. So, this is just another reason to attend, reconnect with friends and go home with a fabulous looking new PVC kit.

 

PVC Membership 2016

Have you renewed or become a new member for 2016? Check out all the great benefits of Portland Velo Club Membership.

 

PVC Committee Opportunities

Are you interested in increasing your involvement with PVC beyond group rides and club social events? Consider joining one of PVC’s newly forming committees. This year, the PVC board expects to form as many as four different committees, depending upon member interest:

  • Finance
  • Clothing & equipment
  • Marketing & sponsorships
  • Events

If you have expertise or interest in any of these areas, please let us know by emailing president@portlandvelo.com.

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PVC Clothing Order 2016

PVC Clothing Order 2016
Your Portland Velo Club is pleased to unveil a new clothing design for the 2016/2017 seasons! Now, for a limited time (we are not kidding), you may order your member’s onlyPVC Clothing  online at bikereg.com between now and November 14, 2015.
Here’s what you need to know about the PVC Clothing order:
  1. 10% savings for early order. PVC receives a 10% discount from Louis Garneau for an order placed by mid-November. We are passing that savings on to members, but you must place your order by November 14 in order to take advantage of that savings. If we do another clothing order later in the season – a big ‘if’ – prices will be higher by 11.1%.
  2. $20 off for first 100 members. Due to the generosity of one of our sponsors, the first 100 PVC members to place an order for a PVC top AND bottom will receive $20 off your order. Use coupon code 20-OFF to take advantage.
  3. One club, one kit. After careful deliberation, we are going with one design and color for both men and women. We hope you love it!
  4. New! Louis Garneau. After years of working with Giordana, the club has decided to make a switch to Louis Garneau. We will offer both men’s and women’s specific sizing; as well as a high-end race cut similar to last year’s FRC.
  5. ‘Fit kit’ is in the shop. Sizes and fit vary by manufacturer, so you will want tocome by CycleMania now to try on jerseys and shorts and order by November 14.
  6. Members only. You will be able to renew your PVC membership for 2016 when you order. The club is open to all, so please renew or become a member today! And, encourage your friends to join and take advantage of this great clothing offer.
  7. Order by November 14. The order closes on November 14, so order today!
Sponsors Announced for 2016/17
We are pleased to announce the following sponsors for the 2016/17 season:
Please join us in appreciation for their support!
 
PVC Women’s Race Team – NEW!
PVC is delighted to be working with new sponsor Chiropractic and Sports Health and CycleMania to sponsor a Women’s Race Team for the 2016/17 seasons! Interested members should be on the lookout for communication from team leader, Kate Lynch, in the near future. Or you may email drlynch@chirosportshealth.com for more information.
Wanted – More Racing Teams!
If you are an aspiring director sportif and have a plan for men’s racing, mountain bike or Cyclocross racing for the 2016/17 seasons, we want to hear from you. Contact David Brink orTed Darling to discuss your ideas. At its core, PVC is a racing oriented club, and we want to support club teams as we are able.
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PVC Member Social & Annual Meeting

The PVC Member Social & Annual Meeting

Time: Wednesday, April 8 at 5:45pm

Location: Easy Day in South Portland, Maine

Join us for PVC’s Annual Meeting and Member Social. Reconnect with friends. See what people look like when not wearing helmets and lycra. Food and drink will be served. We’ve even picked up some lanes for bowling. Families welcome. No excuses.

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2015 Annual PVC Clothing and Membership

While Saturday’s Doppio Ciclo (SMR double loop) brings to a formal end the Portland Velo Club official riding season, the planning for 2015 has already begun, and we have some exciting news to share!

PVC has opened our annual PVC clothing order on bikereg.com (click here). With the generous gift of one of our sponsors, this year the first 100 members to order a club kit (any combination of jersey and shorts) may use a coupon code to save $20 off your order! (email: president@portlandvelo.com ).

PVC clothing features high quality, Giordana Italian cycling gear with the new 2014-2015 design introduced this past year. The PVC Clothing order is offered once each year, and for 2015, the order closes Friday, December 19, 2014!

NEW for 2015 

By popular demand, PVC will be offering the high-end Giordana FR-C Men’s clothing line as well as women’s tri tops and tri bottoms. These items are offered in addition to the middle/club line VERO clothing line offered this past year. Look for items marked New for 2015! towards the bottom of the online order form. The FR-C line is considerably more expensive than the VERO line (which is also available), but many have attested to the better quality when offered in past years.

Fit samples for the women’s clothing (Vero) and men’s (Vero and FR-C) have arrived and will available at Cyclemania until Monday, December 1st. If you’ve never worn the FR-C line, you will definitely want to make the trip to try on a pair of bibs and a jersey before ordering as these are Euro cut vs. club cut for the Vero line.

Ladies should contact Suzanne “Spence” Brink with any questions, and guys may contact Wayne Larochelle, both of whom PVC wishes to thank for their volunteer efforts.

We expect clothing to arrive in early March, and it be disbursed from Cyclemania at that time.

A special thanks to our sponsors – OA Centers for Orthopaedics, CycleMania, Mechanical Services, IDEXX, Coffee by Design, Athlete’s Touch, Portland Sea Dogs and VONT Digital.

Thank you!

Ted Darling, Portland Velo Club

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34th Annual Yarmouth Clam Festival Race – July 20, 2014

It’s time for the 34th Annual Yarmouth Clam Festival Bike Race to be held on Sunday, July 20th. Register HERE! (Pre-registrations only for men’s field – no day of registrations. Day of registrations permitted for women’s race.)

2013 Race Photo’s
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Starting in beautiful downtown Yarmouth, the route is a 3.6-mile course with the men taking 10 laps (total of 36-miles) and the women taking 6 (total of 21 miles).

The race begins at 9am on Sunday, July 2oth on Main Street, Yarmouth. The 3.6 mile course takes a right on East Elm street, right on Leighton Road, right on North Road, right on East Main Street to the bottom of the hill then a sharp right on Marina Road (a great spot to watch the race), which turns back into Main Street to the start/finish line.

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There are between 2 and 3 primes (sprints) per lap of each race, which make this very exciting to watch. This race typically attracts 150 of the finest cyclists in New England with 3000-4000 spectators lined up throughout the course to see one of the best bicycle races in the area.

2013 Men’s Podium
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2013 Women’s Podium
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As you can imagine, it also takes many volunteers to make this event happen. If you are able to volunteer, please email David Brink.

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Cyclemania | PVC Time Trial – 5/18/2014 – OVERALL RESULTS

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33rd Annual Yarmouth Clam Festival Race – July 21, 2013

It’s time for the 33nd Annual Yarmouth Clam Festival Bike Race to be held on Sunday, July 21st. Register HERE! (Pre-registrations only for men’s field – no day of registrations. Day of registrations permitted for women’s race.)

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Starting in beautiful downtown Yarmouth, the route is a 3.6-mile course with the men taking 10 laps (total of 36-miles) and the women taking 6 (total of 21 miles).

The race begins at 9am on Sunday, July 21st on Main Street, Yarmouth. The 3.6 mile course takes a right on East Elm street, right on Leighton Road, right on North Road, right on East Main Street to the bottom of the hill then a sharp right on Marina Road (a great spot to watch the race), which turns back into Main Street to the start/finish line.

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There are between 2 and 3 primes (sprints) per lap of each race, which make this very exciting to watch. This race typically attracts 150 of the finest cyclists in New England with 3000-4000 spectators lined up throughout the course to see one of the best bicycle races in the area.

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As you can imagine, it also takes many volunteers to make this event happen. If you are able to volunteer, please email David Brink.

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