Thursday, August 18, 2011

Palm Beach Bicycle Tour September 5th 2011 @ Velo's

Palm Beach Bicycle Tour

September 5th 2011

When people think of Palm Beach, they think of million dollar homes and Bernie Madoff. Let's change that image into people on bikes.

Join us in our third annual Palm Beach Bicycle Tour. We will ride our thousand dollar bikes around one of the wealthiest places in the world. Pass by the aero club where the garage doesn't only keep your car safe but your airplane too, and then pass by houses that have a grand ocean view.

Palm Beach Bicycle Tour

Where: Velo's Cyclery 3469 W. Boynton Beach Blvd. #9 Boynton Beach, FL 33436

Time: 7:00am we will start riding at 7:30am SHARP. Riders will get left behind if you are late.

Date: 9/5/11

Miles: 61 and 72 mile ride.

COST: $30.00 this will cover the food and drinks during the ride.

Map Link:
This is the 72 mile ride. This is for group "A"
This is the 61 mile ride. This is for Group "B"

Group Categories:
Group "A" 20-22 MPH for 72 miles total
Group "B" 18-20 MPH for 61 miles total

Ride Info: Start out of Velo's Cyclery head out west to Wellington. After we ride through the Aero Club, we will head north to Royal Palm Beach. Then, head east to A1A through our MILLION DOLLAR homes. Ride back to Velo's I'll have a map.

Safety Info: You will ride at your own risk. Velo'sMobile will be available but not as a BUS. I will have food and water to supply in designated rest stops. Have a flat tire repair kit with you, if you have a flat you can hop in the van a change the tire while I drive you back to the group. We have to obey all traffic lights, we are riding on the roads so we must obey all traffic laws.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday Night Lights

While everyone else is in TGIF Happy Hour, most of us cyclist are getting ready for our world famous A1A Saturday ride. I see a rush of cyclist buying Gu or Hammer gels to do their 50 to 80 mile rides early saturday morning.

Being a cyclist is not just riding a bike. One hour on the bike means hours of preparation. Velo's is here to prepare you for that one hour or 8 hours on your bike.

Let's start with the following: is your bike ready for that bike ride? Then, come to Velo's to make sure you have a pleasant bicycle ride and not a horrible early morning.

Friday, July 8, 2011

"Bicycling" a Life Style

It's very easy to say "I can go without a car for a month." When the moment comes, it's easier to pick up the car key's and drive.

Oscar went in head-first. He turned in his lease and didn't look back. I thought he was going to buy the first cheap car on the market... Three months later he still pedals everywhere he goes!

What are the benefits of commuting? Saving MONEY! Gas, oil change, car insurance, car wash....

The benefits are more than just that. Ask Oscar what the benefits are for him, and the answer is: "I Ride FASTER."

What better way to train than to have to get places on time. Maybe it's too much to go cold turkey, but you can still do a small part by going to work one or two days a week on your bike.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Ride to The Knife Nov. 8th 2009

It all started very early at around 7:30am on a windy Sunday morning. We gathered at Velo's Cyclery's parking area to start a nice long ride down south to one of my favorite restaurants, "The Knife Argentinian Restaurant." I was expecting more people for the ride but since it was so windy, not many people showed up. What really mattered wasn't quantity but rather QUALITY, and man did we have a good group of riders.
It was a very windy day and I was planning on doing the ride but then I got worried and like always the riders safety comes first, so I decided to take the van just in case someone didn't make it all the way to The Knife and I didn't want that to happen. I really wanted everyone to make it all the way and the more we are at the restaurant the more fun we were going to have.
The group takes off at around 7:50am down to Woolbright and then to A1A. That little stretch to A1A was maybe where reality kicked in. A full head wind of 20 to 30 mph along A1A with a bridge on the way. The look on people's faces was priceless. The fact that I was there with the van gave the riders a sense of security, plus confidence to keep pedaling and just make it all the way.

Jerry, Tony and Ileana were coming from Southern Blvd. on A1A to meet up with the group, but since the wind was strong we decided not to go north and make more miles but just keep everyone together to make the ride easier. I went in the van and picked them up in the van. It was 20 miles later and then we caught up with the group. Once we got the group, Jerry, Tony and Ileana got on their bikes and pedaled all the way. They couldn't be more happier to get on their bikes and ride.
On the way south we encountered 2 cyclist on a red light, Velo's group stopped and obeyed all traffic laws but the two cyclist ran the red light when one of our cyclist yelled "don't run the red light" at the same moment I started to honk my horn in the van and no response from the cyclist, they keep pedaling like nothing happen. I have to say we are a very good group and I'm very proud of Velo's group.
After everything was said and done, everyone had a good ride. The most important thing was to build up an appetite for the steak that was cooking while we where pedaling. Here are some pictures of the ride. Enjoy

Once we arrived everyone was ready for a good meal, and man did we eat. Everyone ordered a bottle of red wine(and some just went for some sangria) and did we get happy and loud. At one moment i thought "they are going to kick us out". We had a very good time.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

June 24 2008 was the Freak Bike Militia Trailer Trash bike ride. The night started out great with more than 100 "freaks" out on the town. The bikes that stands out in my mind was the trike that has the metal wheels in the back. The skids that you could do was great.

Thanks to Kenny Clematis was closed for all the freaks to invaid and take over. this was one of the best Chopper nites that I'v been to.

We had a competition with Stand of W.O.W. Tommy of The Bicyclery and me Juan of Velo's Cyclery. Obsticles like eating pork grinds and drinking a can of root beer just to win a chopper nite clock, was alot of fun.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Juan Velo first blog!!

Here it is this will be brief because i just want to see this blog in the web. I will go into details later.