ZiaVelo Cycling Announces New Title and Supporting Sponsors and New Team Affiliation for 2018!

Continuing with the strong tradition of aligning our organization with partners that share our guiding principles of “Promoting strong bodies, clear minds, and pure spirits”, all in an effort to encourage cycling as a means of recreation, transportation, and competition, ZiaVelo Cycling Inc. is pleased to announce some new changes for 2018.

Joining our outstanding continuing sponsors (Memorial Medical Center, Las Cruces Orthopedic Associates, Lisa Willman CPA, Apex Technologies, Kane Law Firm, Outdoor Adventures, Southwest Bone and Joint Institute, Milagro Coffee Y Espresso, Medpark Optical, and Gila Hike & Bike), ZiaVelo Cycling is proud to announce a new title sponsor, Vescovo Toyota in Las Cruces, NM, and supporting sponsor, Cunningham & Brown Family Dentistry!

Additionally, ZVC has agreed to partner with High Altitude in Cloudcroft, NM as a primary sponsor of a new Mountain Bike division of ZiaVelo Cycling!

All of these incredibly positive changes mean one thing: ZiaVelo Cycling continues to grow and expand our cycling advocacy and the visibility of all cyclists in the Southwestern United States and beyond.

The addition of Vescovo Toyota, in Las Cruces, as the Title Sponsor of ZiaVelo Cycling at large brings a tremendous partner into the ZVC family. Vescovo, and the outstanding product line that Toyota brings to cyclists, shares our passions as outdoor enthusiasts.

The support that High Altitude brings to our Mountain Biking side represents a huge step up in visibility on the dirt; a side that has always been a part of ZVC, but often overlooked.

Representing ZiaVelo Cycling as members of our Zia Team of racers for 2018 include:

Al Senft, Albuquerque, NM (also a member of our ZiaVelo – High Altitude MTB Team)

Jerry Garcia, Las Cruces, NM (also a member of our ZiaVelo – High Altitude MTB Team)

Joseph Garcia, El Paso , TX

Kevin Quattlebaum, Alamogordo, NM (also a member of our ZiaVelo – High Altitude MTB Team)

Marcel Berger, Las Cruces, NM

Eric Collins, Alamogordo, NM

Tammy Risner, Las Cruces, NM (also a member of our ZiaVelo – High Altitude MTB Team)

Terrry Casey, Albuquerque, NM

Kathy Alvarez, Los Alamos, NM

Lisa Dougherty, Albuquerque, NM

Representing the ZiaVelo – High Altitude Team, in addition to those identified above, are:

Josh Barnett, Artesia, NM

Amy Coor, Artesia, NM

David Coor, Artesia, NM

Wyatt Renfro-Coor, Artesia, NM

Laura Larisch, Silver City, NM

Phil Simpson, Las Cruces, NM

Shawna Standard, Artesia, NM

Santiago Chavez, El Paso, TX

In addition to these Zia and High Altitude ZiaVelo racers, is also proud to have an increasingly large number of Velo racers, excellent racers all, competing across all categories and cycling disciplines.

We look forward to an incredibly exciting 2018 and beyond, and thank all of our new and continuing partners as we move forward!

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2018 ZiaVelo Cycling Membership is HERE!

ZiaVelo Cycling exists to promote a healthy lifestyle and an arena for competitive road and mountain cycling, recreational cycling, and cycling education. In conjunction with the lifestyle of the Zia Pueblo tribe and the symbol that is represented in our team name “The Zia believed that with life came four sacred obligations: development of a strong body, a clear mind, a pure spirit and devotion to the welfare of people/family.”

Membership in ZVC requires very little from a cyclist.  One must simply be a cyclist, interested in advancing cycling as a form or recreation, transportation, and sport with a focus of supporting cycling as an integral aspect of a healthy lifestyle.

If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for your 2018 ZiaVelo Cycling membership. To do so, click here.

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The Tour of LC is almost here! Don’t miss this Epic Event!

Join ZiaVelo Cycling for this year’s Tour of Las Cruces, October 29. It is our premier cycling event with scenic routes around Las Cruces. The weather looks like it will be a beautiful fall day, with temperatures around 49 at the start and finishing at around 63 degrees (of course this is subject to change).

Lunch is provided for all participants at the conclusion of the ride at the start location at Memorial Medical Center. Participation awards are given to the first 100 online registrations.

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.
To register, click here. Online registration will close October 27.
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A Few of Our Very Own Win NMORS Series Titles

The NM Off Road Series (NMORS) association supports the sport of cross country mountain bike racing in NM and El Paso, Texas thru a series of races composing the NM Off Road Series. This series is held annually with events generally running from March thru October. At the conclusion of each year the NMORS awards a series title to each of its category champions. ZVC is proud to announce that three of their very own hold Cat 1 titles for 2017, Tammy Risner, Jerry Garcia, and Kevin Quattlebaum. Congrats!

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Attention ZVC Members: Don’t Miss ZVC Kit orders!

It’s that time of year! Race season has come and gone! And most importantly, and what everyone patiently waits for, kit ordering time! If you want yours, be sure to order before the October 30 deadline. Orders will ship on or before December 22 and hopefully beat Santa Claus. All of the ordering information is below.

Also, be looking for ZiaVelo Cycling Membership renewal coming soon to newmexicosportsonline.com.

Welcome to the Voler Online Ordering System

Your team has decided to use the Voler Custom Online Order System for collecting and processing your cycling apparel order. Please follow the steps below to place your individual order for inclusion in the overall team order.

  1. Click on this link to access your team order site: http://www.voler.com/custom/ordering/li/19532
  2. Click on “LOGIN” to enter your Login/Billing Info. Click on “Create Account” to save the information and to create your new User ID and Password. You will automatically be directed to the home page for your team order. If you are a returning customer, please use your original Login and Password.
  3. Click on “Begin Shopping” to gain access to the orderable products page. To place items in your shopping cart, click on the item you want to order, then the options you want to select, then the “Add to cart” button. You can choose to “View Your Bag” or “Continue Shopping” after adding each item. Repeat these steps for each item you want to order.
  4. After placing the last item you want to order in your shopping cart, click on “View Your Bag” to display the items. Carefully review the items and make any necessary modifications or deletions. Because each item is custom built, refunds and exchanges will not be accepted. After you have confirmed your order is correct, click on “Proceed to Checkout” to complete the secure checkout process by entering your credit card payment information.
  5. After you have completed the secure checkout process, an Order Confirmation will automatically be displayed and e-mailed to you for your records.
  6. After the order deadline date has passed, you will no longer be able to access the order site. If you have not completed the checkout process for your order by this date, any items in your cart will be removed. The Order Deadline and the Order Ship Date are displayed on the order homepage. The Ship Date is the date that your order will be shipped from Voler.

Thank you for your order. If you have any questions, please call 800-488-6537 and ask for assistance from a Voler Customer Service Representative, or send us an email at sales@voler.com.

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Gear Up for the Tour of Las Cruces

Join ZiaVelo Cycling for this year’s Tour of Las Cruces, October 29. It is our premier cycling event with scenic routes around Las Cruces.

Lunch is provided for all participants at the conclusion of the ride at the start location at Memorial Medical Center. Participation awards are given to the first 100 online registrations.

For the Metric Century route, click here. For the Metric Half-Century route, click here. (Slightly different courses from 2016).To register, click here.
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Attention All Riders Interested in the ZVC Saturday Group Rides: Start time will be 8am beginning September 9

Most of you already no about our Saturday group rides. If you do not, they are a fun-packed, energetic, and inviting ride for riders of different levels and abilities, yet, with a dose of competitiveness for those who choose. It is a ‘no-drop’ ride meaning there a few stops to wait for all to reach certain points and also to help others out if the unfortunate mechanical issue should arise. We welcome all riders to give it a try. There are opportunities to turn back or shorten the ride if necessary. All Saturday group rides will begin at 8am, beginning September 9, leaving from Milagros on University. All riders must wear a helmet, be cautious of other riders, and follow traffic rules.21034649_1414146385307318_2113083392145854665_n

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Four ZVC Racers Win the 2017 NM Road Series Jerseys

ZVC is proud to announce that four of its ZVC Zia racers proved that dedication and hard work pays off, winning themselves the 2017 NM Road Race Series jersey. This jersey goes to the leader of each category, that has raced a minimum of six races, and earned the most points overall. These winners are

  • Mens 3 Kevin Quattlebaum
  • Mens 4 Eric Collins
  • Womens P1/2/3 Tamatha Risner
  • Womens 4 Kathy Alvarez

Way to Represent!

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ZVC Racers Took to the Road, Dirt, and Water, the Past Few Weekends

Many ZiaVelo Cyclists have been busy taking to the road and dirt the past few weekends for races all over New Mexico and Colorado. The ZVC colors have shined brightly in all events! The weekend before last, racers participated in the Tour de Los Alamos road race, the Desert Eagle Time Trial, and the Oak Flats mountain bike race. At the Tour de Los Alamos, notable finishes included Kevin Quattlebaum winning Cat 3, Robert Mercer winning Cat 4, Joseph Garcia coming in 4th place in P/1/2, and Zach Taraschi coming in 3rd place in Cat 4. At the Desert Eagle Time Trial, the second race in the series of three, Marcel Berger won the overall, Joseph Garcia came in 2nd, and Al Senft came in 3rd. Kathy Alvarez had her fastest time, winning the overall in women for the day. A few of these racers along with other ZVC racers will be racing the Record Challenge TT race Labor Day weekend. We wish them our best! Taking to the dirt at Oak Flats was Jerry Garcia, winning his age group and coming in 6th place in the overall Cat 1. Al Senft came in 3rd place in the Cat 1 40-49.

This past weekend, ZVC racers participated in the Santa Fe Hill Climb, the last New Mexico road race of the season. A few others traveled to Boulder, CO to participate in the IronMan 70.3 Triathlon. Notable finishes include Amber Zimmerman coming in 2nd place in Cat 5, beating many racers in the other categories at the Santa Fe Hill Climb. At the IronMan70.3, Terry Casey came in a remarkable 14th place in the overall Pro category. Rachael Greuber also had an impressive finish coming in 9th in her age 25-29 age group. Also participating in this event was Ryan Conklin.

Way to go ZVC Racers!

For more results from these events and others, please check out the results page.

Mountain bike racing continues along with other events. Click below for more information on these events.

Chubby Tire Rendezvous/High Altitude Classic (Cloudcroft, NM) August 20

Dawn ‘til Dusk (Gallup, NM) August 26

Signal Peak (Silver City, NM) September 3

Horny Toad Classic (Las Cruces, NM) September 10

Squash Blossom (Gallup, NM) September 16

Tour of Acoma (Acoma Pueblo, NM) September 17

Cerrillos del Coyote (Socorro, NM) September 23

Tour of Ruidoso (Ruidoso, NM) September 23

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ZVC Racers Participated On and Off Road this Past Weekend with Top Finishes

On Saturday, over in Angel Fire, NM, a few ZVC Zia racers, Jerry Garcia, Kevin Quattlebaum, and Tamatha Risner raced the Oso High Mountain Bike XC. As in years past, donations and revenue from the race went straight to the ALS Association (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/”Lou Gehrig’s Disease”). This year was in honor of fellow cycling enthusiast, Doug Schneebeck, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2010, and passed away just this past October. Doug established Oso High Endurance Sports, which has raised more than $405,000 for ALS research. His family was there as honorary guests and to support the event. ZVC is happy to report that Kevin Quattlebaum got 2nd in the Cat 1 40-49 age group and 2nd place overall. Jerry Garcia won his age group and had a strong 4th place overall finish. Tammy won the Cat 1 40-49 age group and 2nd place overall.

On Sunday, in Albuquerque, the first of three races in the 2017 Double Eagle Time Trial Series took place. There were a few ZVC racers out representing. ZVC is proud to report that Zia racer, Marcel Berger was the fastest rider of the day. The next two fastest racers of the day were also Zia racers, Joseph Garcia and Al Senft. Zia racer, Kathy Alvarez, was the second fastest woman of the day. Also out racing and representing ZVC were Velo racers, David Hughes and Amber Zimmerman, both with strong finishes.

Way to represent, ZVC racers!

Racing continues in our region. Check out some of the next upcoming events.

 

 

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