Team Velocause joins the Bike Fed team!

Team Velocause giving it 110% in the sprint at the Greenbush road race in the 2011 Tour of America's Dairyland. Chip Pieper (center) held off the field to win and his Velocause teammate Andy Feuersthaler (left center) pulled through for third! Who wouldn't want these guys on their team?

I couldn’t be more pleased to announce that Team Velocause has chosen the Bike Fed as a non-profit beneficiary for 2013.  While many race teams give back to the community in various ways, Team Velocause is unique in that it is a mission driven team with a business plan that emphasizes giving. This is from their website:

“Velocause is a collaborative project initiated by socially conscious Masters bicycle racers who have a deep passion for civic responsibility and share a desire to give back to the communities that support them.  Our Velocause Masters bicycle racers who are all over 35 years of age, hail from the ranks of successful business people, professors, entrepreneurs and doctors.  The idea for Velocause came about because these Masters’ racers wanted to turn their passion for cycling into a means to help children at risk. While the thrill of a race victory might last for a few moments, leaving a legacy of helping children through the sport of cycling will endure far longer. This legacy is the premise of Velocause.”

In addition to donating race proceeds to non-profits, Team Velocause has joined the Bike Fed as an organizational member and encouraged all of the team members to join as individuals. Further, they have offered their 24-member team as on-call volunteers for the Bike Fed.

So a big thanks to all the Team Velocause members from everyone at Team Bike Fed. We look forward to watching you win at the races in the coming season and working with all of you to make Wisconsin a better place to ride a bike.

 

About Dave Schlabowske, Deputy Director

Dave was the first full-time staff member hired to open the Bike Fed's Milwaukee office 15 years ago. A former professional photographer and life-long Milwaukee resident, Dave likes wool, long rides, sour beer, and a good polar vortex once in a while.

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