Scenic City Velo

Village Volkswagen Cycling Team   Taco Mamacita Women's Cycling Team   Motor Mile Racing Team

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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. We are 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 2009-2015 TBRA Road Club of the Year points competition, as well as the 2009 TBRA Mountain Bike Club of the Year competition.



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 cyclocross
  • Promotion of sanctioned road races
  • 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 popular downtown criterium, a signature mountain top road race finish as well as a unique time trial around the reservoir atop Raccoon Mountain.


Club Team

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 all over the country and even occasionally in other countries. This has helped give Scenic City Velo and our sponsors far reaching exposure at events within the Southeast and beyond. From small town road races to big NCC criteriums, SCV club members will continue to compete at all levels in 2015 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 Volkswagen teams.


Sub Teams

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. 2015 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 2015.

Team Website:



  Taco Mamacita Women's Cycling Team
The SCV Women's Cycling Team's aim is to empower women cyclists to develop their abilities in order to be competitive both regionally and nationally primarily in road bike racing.

Team Website:



  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, 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.

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  Scenic City Velo     P.O. Box 4155     Chattanooga, TN. 37405     e-mail: E-mail the President