Toys For Tots…Supported by ZiaVelo Cycling!!

Come out and support this fantastic event!  Thanks to Santa Henry for all his hard work in putting this event together!!!


Toys for Tots

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ZiaVelo Presents: Cruces ‘Cross!!


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Indigo Yoga Supports ZiaVelo Cycling!!! ZiaVelo Only Session!!!

Come join us!!  (See Graphic below for details.)

ZVC Yoga at Indigo Yoga

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Memorial Medical Center and ZiaVelo Cycling, Tour of Las Cruces

Again (after taking over promotion duties a few years ago), for the 10th year, ZiaVelo Cycling has continued to organize the Tour of Las Cruces. This year saw beautiful cool, calm weather, and the largest turnout in the event history, with almost 150 riders taking part in the event.

Thanks to Memorial Medical Center for their outstanding sponsorship, which saw pre-ride goodies aplenty, and a tremendous sit down meal after the ride!! (Seriously great food!).  Thanks also to Las Cruces Orthopaedic Associates for providing sponsorship for the direction Signs (No lost riders!!! Yay!!).

Due to the success of the event, we are already planning our Tour for next year to be held on Sunday, October 30th, 2016!!

Photos of the event can be viewed and downloaded on the ZiaVelo Cycling Facebook page, but here are a few highlights.



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Tour of Las Cruces, Sponsored again this year by Memorial Medical Center. Come out and join us!!!

Tour of Las Cruces Flyer 2015

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Big Week for ZiaVelo’s Greg Albright!!

Well, every now and then somebody has a week to envy. Greg had one of those weeks!!!!
First, congratulations are in order for his 21st place finish (out of over 120 starters!!) at the Junior National Road Race held this week!  This is no small feat.  Greg was racing against (as as one of the) absolutely the best junior racers in the United States.
Secondly, Greg  has been selected for a spot on the US team at Tour de l’Abitibi Desjardins (a UCI Junior Stage race in Val d’Or, Quebec, Canada) and for a spot at a US Junior racing development camp in Belgium later this summer.   These are huge steps for a young racer.
 ZiaVelo wishes Greg the best of  luck in his new adventures and looks forward to supporting his efforts!
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Teresa Sedlacek completes Dirty Kanza 200!!! UPDATED!!

Update from Teresa:

The Dirty Kanza 200 is a one-day, 200 mile gravel race in the Flint Hills of Kansas with 8000-10,000 feet of climbing.  The race starts and finishes in the small town of Emporia, KS, and the locals have heartily embraced this race for the last 10 years.  The DK200 had been on my cycling “bucket list” for the last several years, and I decided 2015 was my year to give it a try.

Luckily the weather in Las Cruces is pretty conducive for winter training so I was able to do all of my training outside.  I mostly trained on the gravel road along the Rio Grande, with some road riding mixed in.  I also did interval work and a lot of arm/core exercises.  My long rides were typically every second or third week, starting out at 5 hours and maxing out at 10 hours.   I also did a 12 hour solo mountain bike race as DK preparation.  Along with getting accustomed to long hours in the saddle, working on on-the-bike nutrition was also a focus of my long rides.

By race day (May 31) I was comfortable with nearly every aspect of my preparation: I was happy with my tire choice, my bike set up, and my nutrition/hydration plan.  My two concerns were the fact that my longest ride to date had been only 120 miles of gravel, and the weather.  I quickly realized the gravel I was riding in New Mexico was much thicker than the gravel roads of Kansas, so only having ridden 120 miles would not be an issue.  However, the weather was cause for concern.  Emporia had been getting A LOT of rain, and some sections of road were going to be very muddy.

Finally, at 6:00 a.m. on the 31st we lined up for the race.  Within the first ten miles we had to carry our bikes for a stretch of 3 ½ miles due to peanut butter-like mud.  There was a lot of standing water and other muddy “hike a bike” sections as well.  It did not take long to realize that my finishing time goal would be pretty much out of reach; just finishing the race would have to be enough.  My friend Chris and I made it to the first checkpoint at Madison (mile~ 75) with about an hour to spare.  Our great support crew (friends from St. Louis) cleaned our chains, resupplied our food/hydration stocks, and lifted our spirits.  The second leg was the longest (81 miles), and by the time we hit the second checkpoint in Cottonwood Falls, we were riding with lights.  Again, our awesome support crew lifted our spirits and we were resupplied.  Chris and I rolled out of Cottonwood Falls with just 45 miles left.  We pedaled through the night and finally, at 2:30 a.m. we crossed the finish line in Emporia.  Our support crew was there to cheer us on as we collected our coveted finishers pint glass and DK200 sticker.

Of the roughly 900 starters, only 421 finished the full 200 miles.  The race was incredibly well organized, the scenery was incredible, and the vibe awesome.  Overall, it was an amazing (and very painful!) experience.  And I’m sure that I would not have crossed the finish line had it not been for my riding partner, Chris, and our amazing support crew of Carol, Cindi, Kate, Jae, Jackie, Lo, and Alice.


Racing in muddy conditions over the course of the event, Teresa finished the grueling Dirty Kanza 200.  Held over this last weekend on the  gravel roads in the Flint Hills region of Kansas, finishing this 200 mile race was a tremendous accomplishment.  Special thanks to Carol Flinchbaugh for crewing for Teresa along the route.  Way to go ladies!!  Congratulations T!!!

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