Uncategorized

Tim Jansen: Bazaar Road Race

Sometimes the races you don’t win are pretty gratifying too. Bazaar is the first KBAR race of the year and defending his KBAR title from last year is one of Will’s major objectives.  That meant for this race I was going to be riding in a support role.  This was also going to be my…

Read More

PT’s Coffee Ride

Since April, the GP Velotek Topeka chapter launched a community/easy ride starting from PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. on Tuesday nights at 6:00 PM. We designed the ride to appeal to families and riders of all skill levels. The ride is all about comaraderie, community, coffee, and maybe even a beer or two! The ride leaves…

Read More

GP Winter Team Ride Kicks off

Think it’s too cold to ride road? Not so, get out to the TREK store of Shawnee for your winter gear and come out and see us. With proper prep riding in the cold can be every bit as enjoyable as 70 degree’s. And the coffee taste better and the warm shop is even more…

Read More

Team GP VIP and Volunteer Power!

Team GP VeloTek is hosting a VIP Party at the Tour of Lawrence. Join our team and our regional guests to celebrate high speed American Style Crit racing! Special thanks to Ingredient and Cork & Barrel for their awesome support. Look for our Team area in the middle of the Downtown “figure eight”. See the finish line,…

Read More

GP New Mexico Junior Climbing Phenom Wins!

Frank Sanchez Team, GP VeloTek New Mexico Coach reports that Samuel wins his 1st Gold medal at the Sandia Road Race, New Mexico. Samuel attacked and stayed away to win by 10 mins from the  competition. 15 Year old GP VeloTek racer Samuel gets it done! When asked what he was thinking “He said if…

Read More

Join our regional fun rides.

The generous folk at Team GP VeloTek power regional Rides. Ever notice how most runners don’t smile when they run? And cyclist are gabbing, smiling and chatting when they ride and even race? The social aspect courtesy of drafting is one of the best parts of cycling. As you get into cycling you’ll notice that…

Read More

Team GP VeloTek Presents the reborn Grand Prix!

GP VeloTek is pleased to bring the VeloTek Grand Prix back after a three-year absence. The time-based stage race was first introduced in 2006 and ran four consecutive years through 2009. Due to construction, the race was put on hold for 2010 and the following years. The race has been designated as part of USA…

Read More

KSU WildCats

Team GP VeloTek’s Racer Tyler Rhodes promoted his first race weekend at the 1st Annual Kansas State University Wildcat Race Weekend. Road racing at the classic Olsburg, KS course was followed up by a beautiful and technical crit on KSU’s main campus. Team GP VeloTek racers Zach Dubas and Lindsey Myers assisted Tyler in his first event. Results at…

Read More

GP VeloTek Women Taking Kansas by Storm

The GP VeloTek Women’s Team started off 2013 en masse at the 18th Annual Spring Fling presented by Insurance Back Office. Twelve team riders competed in the points series. Four of the ladies picked up early season wins with Erin Shaffer winning overall series honors in the Women’s Category 4 race. Watch for the GP…

Read More

1st Annual Great Bicycle Barnstorm!

Introducing the 1st Annual Great Bicycle Barnstorm this Saturday February 2nd at the Douglas County Fairgrounds from 12pm to 2pm. This event is open to youth 1st grade and up. Bring a parent. Bring a parent, Bike and helmet if you have one. http://www.hoac-bsa.org/Libraries/Pelathe_Documents/great_bicycle_barnstorm2013.sflb.ashx

Read More

TCCP & GP Burn Rubber!

Team, After Dr. Jeff Unruh’s Slimen Und Grossen (big and slimy in Euro-slang) Cross race (results) a few Topeka and Lawrence Team GP teammates headed over to Topeka Community Cycling Project (TCCP) to support their mission in a fun and wacky environs at the Celtic Fox in Topeka, Kansas.   Michael Rost raced GP Alumni…

Read More

GP Partners with Trek Bicycle Store, Trek, and Bontrager!

Team GP VeloTek Partners with Trek Bicycle Store of Kansas City to promote cycling in the KC Metro area and the Midwest. Trek’s ProjectONE bikes, Bontrager Products and great customer service really make the difference for Team GP VeloTek. GP’s 60+ active members in Masters, Womens, Juniors, and Mens Elite are powered by the Trek Bicycle…

Read More

Octoginta Time Trial

The FSR Women promoted the annual Octoginta 10 KM Time Trial that probably started back in the mid-80’s. Over the years it’s highlighted new riders who really developed strong form over the course of the cycling year and this year was no different with the GP VeloTek women’s squad. The Octoginta tour is on Sunday…

Read More

Whittaker Celebrates 25 years of Racing!

Join Coach Jim Whittaker this Sunday October 14th for his 25th Year AnniversaryCelebration of Racing and Training. Meet at Minsky’s Pizza in Lawrence from 1:30pm to 3:30pm after Octoginta. Wear your Spandex with Pride! He’ll be purchasing complimentary pizza for all his guests. Today I raced the Octoginta Time Trial which closes the Kansas Road…

Read More

Get your Buckwheat Here!

Come join Team GP VeloTek and Cycling Venturing Crew #2159 for a free concert by Buckwheat Zydeco on Friday September 7th. There’s actually some decent off-road trails on the western side of KU’s West Campus but the main attraction will be some great music on the 7th. Leave your car at home and ride your…

Read More

4th Annual GP Pasta Ride

Team GP Velotek  4th Annual Fall Team Ride and Pasta Feed Saturday October 6th, 2012                 Stage at 2pm, Ride at 2:30pm. This year’s route will take us from Prairie Village on a trek throughout Johnson County, traveling through: historic Leawood, Leawood South, Overland Park, Olathe, Lenexa and Shawnee. The route can be found here. A…

Read More

GP Women cool off after Hot Summer

After a long hard summer of chasing KBAT points the GP VeloTek women had to settled for second place in the Kansas Best All Around Team award.  They pulled together but just lost out on the top of the podium. They eagerly await the 2013 KBAT season and they are working hard to recruit and develop…

Read More

Team GP Powers Tour of Lawrence!

Team GP put their weight into volunteering for the 4th Annual Tour of Lawrence. A virtual army of blue shirted sweaty volunteers crawled all over the Street Sprints downtown Lawrence Friday June 29th. Over 25 teammates helped to set up and tear down the race. They also helped with scoring and held riders at the start. Team…

Read More

Hot, hot, Hot! Pizza

Team GP VeloTek & Scout Venturing Crew headed out for the June 18th Pizza ride. It was hot, hot, and more hot with temps exceeding 100 degrees. About 15 youth and adults road from Johnny’s North to the East end of the Kansas River Levee. Stiff 30+ winds pushed the normally one hour ride to 75…

Read More

1st Pizza Ride a Success!

IMG_Pizzaride < Check out the Video! Pizza_Ride_2012 < Ride Flyer The 1st Pizza Ride of the year was a success with over 15 youth and adults riding an hour on the Lawrence Levee Trail. The brain child of Team GP VeloTek and Venturing Crew #2159. Putting youth on bikes and feeding them free pizza afterwards.…

Read More

Team GP VeloTek expands to New Mexico!

Albuquerque, New Mexico News! Our New Mexico GP VeloTek group is aggressively climbing the Sandia mountains on training rides and looking and forward to racing this season We are currently have 8 team members on the New Mexico Team. Leroy Lovato has been named team leader of the fearless group and is now coordinating group…

Read More