What we're about
This group is for anyone interested in the Sport of Competitive Bike Racing. Members do not need to race but should be enthusiastic about the sport of Cycling. Meetup members are not required to join the club but are encouraged to if they feel they are interested in supporting local bicycle racing. Yearly membership dues are currently $85. With your membership you receive a professional quality racing jersey and the opportunity to receive substantial discounts from our club sponsors. Members must be in good standing to receive discounts. - The club hosts multiple weekly rides for riders of varying skill and fitness levels.
- Has monthly meetings where racers get together and have the opportunity to meet and discuss racing and learn from any number of distinguished speakers.
- Mentors new and beginning racers about the sport.
- Participates in non-club group rides where team tactics are practiced.
- Promotes the Pescadero Road Race. Alto Velo Club History: The Alto Velo Racing Club is one of America's top amateur cycling clubs. Based in the Silicon Valley of California, Alto Velo supports and encourages bike racing across all categories. The early days of Alto Velo saw the development of strong elite men's and women's teams to complement the masters racers. 2003 saw the elite men spin off a Tier III professional team (Webcor Cycling Team), while 2004 saw the elite women spin off to form the feminine branch of Webcor Cycling. 2006 brought yet another emphasis to the club – a juniors program led by Linelle Northcott. While Alto Velo no longer supports a Junior or an Elite team, the club supports the Alto Velo Elite Racing Team.
Additionally, each year the club promotes the Pescadero Coastal Classic, one of the toughest races on the Northern California Racing Calendar.
The club was founded in late 1992, and was voted the USCF Best First Year Club in 1993. Alto Velo currently has over 200 members.
2014 brings two new co-title sponsors to the club, LuxVue Technology Corporation and SunPower Corporation. Racing Highlights
Alto Velo has a tradition of success at the highest level of competition. Club members have earned district and national championships in each year of the club's existence. Some of the highlights include:
1994 World Time Trial Champion; 1997 US PRO Champion; 2000 US Olympian - Karen Brems (formerly Kurreck)
2004 Master National 500 meter ITT, Match Sprint, and Points Race Champion; Masters World Match Sprint Champion (track) - Mark Rodamaker
2004 Masters National Kilo and Team Pursuit Champion; 2004 Best All Around Rider, Masters National Track Championships (45-49); 2004 Northern California/Nevada Cycling Association (NCNCA) Kilo and Olympic Sprint Champion (Elite Men) - Jeff Fillerup
2004 NCNCA Masters Criterium Champion - Linda Elgart
2004 NCNCA ITT Champion (Elite Women) - Kim Boester
2004 NCNCA Masters 4 KM Team TT Champion (track) - Peter Tapscott
2004 NCNCA Masters Kilo, Pursuit, and Points Race Champion (track) - Tom Fahey
2004 NCNCA Masters 500 meter ITT and 2000 meter Pursuit Champion (track) - Leo Menestrina
2004 NCNCA Masters Criterium Champion - Bill Powell
2004 NCNCA Masters Road Race Champion - Ron LeBard
2004 NCNCA Masters ITT and Criterium Champion - Phyllis Olrich
2004 California/Nevada State Climbing Champion (Elite 4) - Bo Hebenstreit
2004 NCNCA Masters Cyclo-Cross Champion - John Elgart
2004 NCNCA Masters Cyclo-Cross Champion - Linda Elgart
2005 NCNCA Masters Criterium Champion - Peter Tapscott
2005 NCNCA Masters Road Champion - John Elgart
2005 NCNCA Masters Road Champion - Karen Brems
2005 USA Masters Track Nationals - Leo Menestrina
2007 NCNCA Masters TT Champion - Linda Elgart
2008 USA Master Track Nationals - Karen Brems
2008 USA Masters Track Nationals - Linda Elgart
2009 USA Masters Track Nationals - Leo Menestrina
2009 NCNCA Masters TTT Champion - Peter Tapscott
2009 NCNCA Masters TT Champion - Linda Elgart
2010 USA Masters Track Champion - Leo Menestrina
2010 USA Cyclo-cross Nationals - Linda Elgart
2011 NCNCA Masters Track Champion - Linda Elgart
2011 NCNCA Masters Track Champion - John Elgart
2011 USA Masters Track Nationals - Linda Elgart
2011 USA Masters Track Nationals - John Elgart
2011 NCNCA Masters Track Champion - Peter Tapscott
2011 NCNCA Masters TT/TTT Champion - Peter Tapscott
2011 NCNCA Masters Track Champion - Leo Menestrina
2011 USA Masters Road Nationals - Linda Elgart
2012 NCNCA Masters Track Champion - Linda Elgart
2012 NCNCA Masters Track Champion - John Elgart
2012 NCNCA Masters Track Champion - Leo Menestrina
2012 USA Master Track Nationals - Leo Menestrina
2012 NCNCA Masters Roach Race Champion - John Elgart
2013 NCNCA Masters Criterium Champion - John Elgart
2013 NCNCA Masters Track Champion - John Elgart
2013 NCNCA Masters Track Champion - Leo Menestrina
2013 USA Masters Track Nationals - Leo Menestrina
2013 USA Masters Road Nationals - John Elgart
2013 NCNCA Masters Track Champion - Peter Tapscott
2013 NCNCA Masters Cyclo-cross Champion - John Elgart
2013 NCNCA Masters Cyclo-cross Champion - Linda Elgart