The Race Season Has Begun!

A few ZiaVelo Cyclists raced last weekend at the Vuelta Santa Catalina in Tucson, AZ. Al Senft, Marcel Berger, and Tamatha Risner raced 80 miles in the Pro/1/2 categories and had notable finishes in the top half of their stacked and highly competitive fields. Way to get out there and represent!

A few other races are coming up close to home. Valley of the Sun stage race will be held next weekend in Phoenix and Tucson Bicycle Classic, also a stage race, is March 1-3. Check our calendar for events dates and information.

Most important, our ZiaVelo Trifecta Series will be here March 16/17. It will be as epic as always and include a time trial, Saturday morning, a criterium, Saturday afternoon, and the Hillsboro road race on Sunday. For more Trifecta race information and to register, go to NewMexicoSports online. Hope to see everyone out representing the ZiaVelo colors! If you are not racing, there is plenty to do that weekend by volunteering for the event. This event only happens in part to our amazing volunteers! If you’d like to help, please email Kurt Austin at

The 2019 NM Series has some new changes to categories, starts, and points. Click here to view the rule book.

Happy Tailwinds (especially now that spring is on it’s way!)

Trifecta Flyer


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2019 ZiaVelo Club Membership Renewal is Here!

It’s hard to believe that the year is coming to an end. There are great plans ahead for ZVC for 2019! Be sure to renew your 2019 ZiaVelo Club membership! If you are sporting the ZVC colors, be sure to help support the club. To do so click here
Few more things…
Please note that the dates for the Trifecta have been moved to March 16/17, rather than the first weekend of March, due to conflicts with other events. Stay tuned for more information to come. It looks like this will be the first road race in the NM Road Series.
Be sure to check the calendar. Events get added as they are confirmed.
Don’t let the cooler temps keep you from riding! Hope to see you out there!
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Only 4 Days Left to Order Your ZVC Kits! Also, ZVC Membership is now open for registration.

If you want ZiaVelo kits for next year, this is your only chance! Be sure to order before the November 13 deadline. To order click here.

To register for ZiaVelo Cycling Membership,  click here.

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Thank you ZVC Cyclists and other Volunteers!

I just wanted to write a quick note to thank everybody that helped out at the TOLC.  I know this is dangerous, because I’m bound to forget somebody.
That being said……
Thanks to everyone that helped in any area where you saw a need….tremendous support.
Thanks to Dave for getting this up and going on the NMSportsonline website.
Thanks to Tammy for all of the pre and post ride social media exposure and photos.
Thanks to Kurt for marking the course!  Everybody said it was well done and nobody got lost!
Thanks to those helping with ride day registration!  Without you, this thing would be a mess from the start.  I was running around and may have missed some folks, (Please reply if I missed you!) but thanks to Greg, Laura, Kim, Dave!
Thanks to the volunteers at the rest stop including Karen from the Aggies Without Limits (AWL) at the northern stop and Henry, Gordon, Pablo, Don at the “Southern Comfort” stop.  Always a big hit!
Thanks to Tyler and AJ from NMSU Cycling for running the follow-cars!
Thanks to Dave for MCing and event records clear-up prior to and post event.
Finally, thanks to Memorial Medical Center and Mr. Phil Rivera for generously hosting this event again.  He has already spoken to me about being on-board for 2019, so look for it on October 27, 2019!!!
Thanks to ZiaVelo sponsors Vescovo Toyota, Outdoor Adventures, Las Cruces Orthopedic Associates, Apex Technologies,  Law Offices of Samuel Kane, Cunningham & Brown Family Dentistry, Milagro Coffee Y Espresso, Gila Hike&Bike (Silver City) and Southwest Bone and Joint Institute (Silver City).
Finally, thanks to all the riders!!!
See you on the road, trails, gravel, etc…..!
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Don’t forget to order your 2019 ZVC kits!!!

Don’t forget to order your 2019 ZVC kits!!! Orders close 13 Nov!!! You will not be able to order after this date!!!
Click on this link to access your team order site:

Also, 2019 ZiaVelo Membership will be open the first of the year! Stay tuned…


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The 2018 Tour of Las Cruces is Almost Upon Us!

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Get geared up and join ZVC for this year’s Tour of Las Cruces. It is our premier cycling event with scenic routes around Las Cruces. To register, go to

For the Metric Century route (Strava), click here. For the map and directions, click here. For the Garmin gpx file, click here. For the Metric Half-Century route (Strava), click here. For the map and directions, click here. (Slightly different courses from 2016). For the Garmin gpx file, click here.

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Horny Toad Hustle is Upon Us

Attention all Mountain Bikers! The ever-so-epic Horny Toad Hustle is next Sunday, September 23. There are categories for all levels that will challenge everyone and of course be tons of fun! (Well for most…) Don’t miss your chance to register. Please go to


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ZVC Junior Racers Representing!

The ZVC Junior Racers kicked off their 2018 high school racing season September 9 in Flagstaff Arizona. This year the league has 1,000 racers from 6th grade to senior in High school. Jakob started off the day racing JV2 where he finished in 10th place out of 58 starters. Last year Jakob finished 33rd as a Sophomore and has a goal to make it in the top 5 this year by the end of the season. Kenya was next up and is racing Varsity this year. She was able to take an 8th place finish in a hard-fought battle. She has a goal to finish in the top 5 in the next race in Prescott. Uriel finished the day racing in the JV1 class. Where he had a great showing of 20th out of 51 starters and a time of 1hour 19 min for 17.7 mile course.

They are all looking to improve on their season opener in Prescott September 23. They attribute their improvements to being able to learn from the more seasoned riders of ZiaVelo Cycling and are looking forward to being able to ride with the Team in the Tour of Las Cruces this year.

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ZVC Racers Finish on Top at the NM Regional Time Trial Championship

Seven of our ZiaVelo Racers participated in the NM Regional Time Trial Championship held in Belen, Saturday August 25. Depending on the category, racers raced either the 30k or 20k. All of the ZVC racers raced the 30k and found the podium. Results can be found at

(Eric Collins also won his category, but not pictured.)


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ZVC is Proud of Our Junior Racers from Silver City

This year, three junior riders are proud to be riding for ZiaVelo Cycling.  Kenya Leahy(16), Jakob Saari(16) and Uriel Gelbart(17) are three high school students from Aldo Leopold Charter School.  They started the year racing the Tommy Knocker 10 to a first-place finish, then they raced 12 Hours in the Wild West to the top of the Podium.  Uriel raced and finished the Tour of the Gila. They will be racing Albuquerque Mountain Bike Festival and Arizona Dusk to Dawn this year as well.  If all goes well, they have a chance of being the ZiaRides Race Series Champs in Junior Team Open Class.  They will also be helping out with course preparations and food service at the Signal Peak Challenge, as well as racing in it.  They are proud to be part of such a great group of riders that is ZiaVelo and look forward to what the future brings.

They also race with the Aldo Leopold Charter School mountain bike team in the Arizona Interscholastic Cycling League.  This year the League will have over 1,100 high school and middle school racers in it that is a five-race series that starts September 9 and finishes November 4 with the State Championship.  They are always talking with their friends in an effort to get more juniors on bikes.


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