Scenic City Velo
Who We Are |
Mission Statement |
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Our Teams |
WHO WE ARE
Scenic City Velo is a city-wide, competition oriented cycling club which came into being for 2005 with the merger of three premier racing clubs in Chattanooga; the North Chattanooga Cycle Club (NCCC), Suck Creek Cycles, and Team Peggy. SCV was born out of a desire to bring all the competitive assets of the local cycling community under one roof, in order to better serve the interests of Chattanooga cyclists and help them reach a higher level in competition. Our membership represents a wealth of experience and success in all cycling disciplines, including championship titles both on and off the road, from the local to the national level. So whether you’re a dyed-in-the-wool roadie, a hardcore mountain biker, or a second shaving triathlete, you’ll find friends in Scenic City Velo who can help you get to the next level.
SCV is a member club of both
USA Triathlon and
Cycling. We are also a proud
member of the Tennessee Bicycle
Racing Association (TBRA), an organization dedicated to the
promotion and development of bicycle racing in Tennessee. SCV won the 2005, 2007,
and 2009-2012 TBRA Road Club of the Year points competition, as well as the
2009 TBRA Mountain Bike Club of the Year competition. SCV membership grew to over 200 members in 2012.
Scenic City Velo is open to all cyclists with an interest in the sporting side of cycling, be it competition, training, or just fast recreational riding. The club offers experienced, competitive riders a supportive framework to pursue their racing goals, as well as offering new or recreational cyclists an environment in which to grow and learn about the competitive aspects of the sport.
Club activities and benefits:
- Scheduled training events and clinics for road racing, mountain bike racing, and
- Promotion of sanctioned races - road, MTB, and cyclocross
- Custom-designed team apparel available to members at special club pricing
- Club website and online discussion forum
- Club discounts from preferred area bicycle retailers
- Racer Support Program
Club membership requirements:
- Annual dues of $30 entitle members to all club benefits. There is a link to the membership application and waiver at the top of the page.
- To qualify for racer support members must meet additional volunteerism/race participation requirements.
SCV promotes a number of races, clinics and training
events each year, drawing hundreds of competitors, along with their
families and friends, from around the Southeast to the Chattanooga area.
Events we proudly sponsor are:
- Berry Peddler:
SCV promotes a spring road race and time trial in Dayton TN as part of the TBRA points series.
- River Gorge Omnium. Held in the fall, River Gorge is one of
the most challenging events on the TBRA circuit with its signature mountain top
finish. The Omnium features a downtown criterium as well as a unique time trial
around the reservoir atop Raccoon Mountain.
- Cyclocross Racing:
SCV promotes one cyclocross race as part of the TBRA points series and one race
as part of the Georgia Cross series.
Scenic City Velo shares a goal of promoting the city of Chattanooga as an outdoor recreational hotbed in the Southeast, as well as creating opportunities for the people that live in the Chattanooga area to get involved in competitive bicycle sports. SCV club members participate in bike races and triathlons all over the country and even occasionally in other countries. This has helped give
Scenic City Velo and our sponsors far reaching exposure at cycling, mountain bike, and triathlon events within the Southeast and beyond. From small town road races to big NCC criteriums, from local sprint triathlons to Ironman events, SCV club members will continue to compete at all levels in 2013 and beyond.
||Village Volkswagen Cycling Team
The SCV club team on the road includes Cat 4/5 racers as well as
Masters and Juniors. The mountain bike team has a strong group of
riders from beginner and sport to top level experts. All club members are invited to race on the SCV/Village
Scenic City Velo has incorporated a model that allows for smaller, tight knit racing teams to exist under the club umbrella and still receive some of the benefits associated with club membership. Sub Teams must meet certain requirements set up by the club’s board of directors. These teams race with Scenic City Velo club affiliation under USA Cycling, but are largely responsible for their own sponsorship.
2013 SCV Sub Teams will include:
||Village Volkswagen Elite Cycling Team
Continuing a strong tradition of elite level racing, the Village
Volkswagen Elite Cycling Team is made up of some of the top Cat 1/2/3 racers in Tennessee. The
team has been a force in southeast amateur racing for many years and features such distinguished alumni as former UCI Pro and National Team member Saul Raisin, former pro and Masters National Champion Dirk
Pohlmann, US National Cyclocross Champion Ryan Trebon, and current domestic pro John Murphy. Originally set up by local Chattanooga cycling legend Robert Johnston
as the Krystal Elite Cycling Team, the Village Volkswagen Elite Cycling Team is directed by
James DeLong for 2013.
||BMW Global Imports MINI Free-Flite Masters Team
The BMW Global Imports MINI Free-Flite Masters Team looks forward to another season of competitive regional Masters road racing in 2013.
The team is directed by Bill Joslin and
Steve Lewis with special thanks to Lynn Joslin.
||Motor Mile Racing Team
The Motor Mile Racing team is focusing on ultra-distance and cross country mountain bike racing and cyclocross racing. Membership is open to this team of primarily Masters level riders with no commitment to particular events required. The team will compete in the NUE Series, Leadville, the SERC races and most local races (road and mountain). The team members
for the Men's team are Justin Mace, Peter Knoop, Robin Oscar, Mike
Reardon, Paul Vankooten, John Hoover, Lee Simril, and Brad Cobb.
The Women's team consists of Brenda Simril, Kristi Hawken Angevine,
Paula Burks, Amy Mace, Stephanie Smith, and Starr Affolter. The open group rides for this team run all year long and consist of long road and mountain rides with multiple climbs and typically start early in the morning.
Contact Brad Cobb for more information.
||Hub Endurance Women's Cycling Team
The Hub Endurance Women's Cycling Team is an all women's cycling team born late in the 2010 season
as Mystique Cycling. As an
SCV sub team, the team is well supported by the best cyclists in the area.
The women who comprise this team are passionate about their sport and have a
goal of promoting the sport of women's cycling both locally and nationally. We are dedicated to our training, our team mates, our purpose and we are committed to racing. But most of all, we love riding and having a good time!