Bella Bash Training Camp

February 1, 2013

February 1-3rd was the annual Norcal Bella Bash Training Camp held for the 2nd year in our sponsor shop’s home town, Paso Robles.

Events included a reception at the shop, Best Bike Zone, hosted by the owners, the Fleurys; and 3 days of riding and eating.   The weather held for the weekend which is always a good thing this time of year!

Here’s some pictures of all the fun:

Imitation is the Highest Form of Flattery

October 30, 2011



While this may look like one of our tallest, most muscular teammates, this is actually a Fella who is dressed as a Bella as his Halloween costume in a Cyclocross race!

Some people will use any excuse to wear pink!

Bellas Take Ithaca Parade by storm!

June 19, 2010



Ithaca, New York, June 3rd, was the site of Flair Capital, at least for a few hours.  The NY Bellas, primarily Ithaca Bellas pulled out all the stops to show folks how it’s done.  For the Finger Lake Cycling Club’s entry into the the often bizarre Ithaca Festival Parade, several notorious Bellas set the bar high in terms of costuming and frizzle-frazzle.  We managed to get some extra miles in by circling our section of the parade like vultures, though this was not exactly a real intense training ride…


FLCC ready to roll!



Pre-race strategizing. Laura K and Carol B.



LiLynn’s a tough biker chick.


LL Dawg (always in pearls) and Cindy




Garden Fairy and beau Velo Fella Brian


Video Star Whitney at Ironman Arizona

November 24, 2009

Ironman Arizona

Velo Bella-Ellsworth triathlete Whitney Despain recently competed in the Arizona Ironman. A friend captured the day’s adventures on video. Head over to youtube and check out all the fun and suffering!

Velo Bella Hosts Costume Cross!

November 10, 2009

On Halloween Day, Velo Bella hosted its traditional costume cross race in Northern California. This time around, the Bella party invaded the Watsonville Fairgrounds. There were witches, and ghosts and gobbles and such. NorCali photographer Jon Suzuki captured some of the crazy hijinx. Scroll down and enjoy the fun!


Spooks galore.


Velo Bella Hostesses with the mostestesses.
Bellas Sabine, Laura, Erika, and Linda take a break and pose for a photo.

Miss Mary Velo Bella

And there was bike racing. Miss Mary, ready at the start.

Velo Bella Halloween

Feather Boa and white gloves, it’s all high class at Velo Bella.


Rainbow Wig and Run-up. Only on Halloween.



Susie Barber Velo Bella

Who is that masked woman?
The NorCali Bellas came out in force to make the race happen.

For more adventures, check out Jon’s full gallery.


All photos copyright Jon Suzuki and are used with permission. Thanks Jon!

Ithaca Parade: NY Velo Bella Mega-Flair!

May 31, 2009


Bella Ambassador LiLynn Dawg Graves

doin the bella flair thang just right in the yearly post Memorial Day Parade in wacky Ithaca.



Finger Lakes Cycling Club’s Float

with Bellas


Normally reserved Holly…



The Ambassador and her people.


More Than Bikes: Winter Fun in New York

March 1, 2009


Jano heads out classical skiing in Highland Forest.


January 21, 2009

The Bellas Play Bikes at Training Camp in San Luis Obispo, California

Video by Carson Blum

Downhill Chatroom

July 11, 2008

What new wheels REALLY mean a downhiller.

(via chat)

me: hey!! – i’ve got our wheels in my grimy little paws…

kimber: if your paws. leave grime. on my shiny wheels. you’re in trouble.

My reply:

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