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02/23/04 - BUY STUFF FROM THESE PEOPLE!
Take a look at the list of our most favorite people in the whole wide world, our 2004 Velo Bella Sponsors. This team, our clothing, this website, all of our craziness, none of it would be possible without their generous support. Each one of our sponsors were chosen by Velo Bella because of their commitment to women's racing. If you care about us like you say you do, spread the love. Visit our Sponsors page, click on their links, buy stuff from them, and tell them thanks.

  • [email protected]ö - Our beloved Designer
  • Pixel Position - Our visionary Web Designer & Online Promotion Guru
  • Alan Bicycles - Our gorgeous Italian custom-painted Road Frames
  • Truvativ - Our road and cross country Components
  • Ooh La La Chocolats - Our personal Truffle Maker (every team has one of these, right?)
  • Fox Racing Shox - Our Suspension Sponsor, hands down the best fork out there!
  • Team Estrogen - Our Choice for women's bike clothing and the place to purchase your Velo Bella jersey
  • Sally Spicer - Our Prize Bag Sponsor and maker of unique handbags and totes
  • Zeal Optics - Our stylie Sunglasses
  • Gu Sports - Our Energy
  • Schwalbe Tires - Our German road, cross country and downhill Tire of choice
  • fi'zi:k - Our custom matching Saddles
  • The Spokesman Bicycles - Our favorite Place to feel the love
  • LOOK - Our Pedals that we turn in anger
  • Sidi - Our fine Italian Shoes that we just can't get enough of
  • Ciclosport - Our fine German Sports Monitoring Thingie Devices
  • Titus - Our "fits just right" Mountain Bike Frames
  • Giro - Our Brain Protectors doubling as Fashion Accessory
  • Deuter - Our Packs that help us go farther
  • Sport Velo - Our dedicated Coach
  • Verge - Our swanky Team Clothing
  • Steven Gile Appraisal Services - Our Party Provider
  • Light and Motion - Our "keeps the bogey man away" Night Lights
  • Sheila Moon - Our Fashion Maven

02/20/04 - We're Going to Make it After All!
Inspired by Minneapolis-based Euromedia Group and Mary Tyler Moore, Velo Bella is proud to announce our new Twin Cities Race Team.

If you are lucky enough to live in the Twin Cities area and would like more info on joining our new team there, please contact for more info. Feel free to sign up for the Twin Cities Yahoo! List, too, while you are at it.

We welcome the following ladies to our little circle and can't wait to hear all about the new adventures they will have:

Amy Wessman
Sarah Stratton
Amy Koop
Angie Vasquez
Carole Storm
Marjie Carr-Oxley
Tricia Vogt

02/16/04 - Velo Bella Elite Team
It's not all fun and games her in Bella-land. We have some fast, fit and furious racers too. These fabulously fit ladies serve as our personal heroines as they race against the country's best.

The Velo Bella road team will be competing in several NRC events, including those events that make up the new Women's Prestige Cycling Series. We will stop at nothing to score a free trip to Bermuda.

The Elite Road Team Roster:

Gabriela Gonzales de Ferrat
Susy Pryde
Elizabeth Begosh
Ginger Buller
Kathleen Lenno
Brenna Wolford
Christine Vardaros

The Velo Bella MTB team will be competing in the NORBA National series and maybe even the National Championships if we ever figure out how the hell to qualify.

The Elite MTB Team Roster:

Barbara Howe - Pro XC
Melodie Metzger - Pro XC
Sarah Kerlin - Pro XC
Jessica Runyon - Pro XC
Noel Weddle - Pro XC
Allie Rau - Pro DH

We look forward to an exciting season racing alongside and cheering for our elite Bellas.

02/03/04 - Velo Bella is MOVING
The official address of Velo Bella has changed. We are moving closer to the fine singletrack of Demo and the fantastic roads of Corralitos. Get out your PDAs and update:

VELO BELLA
724 EUREKA CANYON RD.
WATSONVILLE, CA 95076

02/02/04 - Velo Bellas Gather at Spokesman
Our 2004 meeting was held this past weekend at The Spokesman Bicycles in Santa Cruz. About 50 women showed for the event, anxious to hear abut the exciting plans Velo Bella has in store for 2004. So, we spent about 5 minutes talking about that, and the rest of the time we spent chatting, shopping, trying on clothes, and painting each other's nails. Okay, so we didnt do that. We did ride afterwards though. Half the group headed out on the roads to Corralitos to check out the new Velo Bella headquarters and the other half hit the dirt at UCSC. Wanna see pictures?

There's still time to join Velo Bella. If you are interested in racing for Velo Bella for the 2004 Season, plase contact .

02/01/04 - Clothing Order has Ended
Did you lag and forget to submit your 2004 Velo Bella clothing order? Man, are you ever going to be sorry when the stuff arrives in March. We did order a few extras, so if you ask real nice and bribe us with brownies, you might get lucky.

02/01/04 - Georgia Belle-as Organize Race Clinic
Cathy Boland organized a southern style race clinic for our Georgia Belles. Seven (7) Women attended the FREE session and seemed to have a good ol time. BIG BELLA THANKS to clinic instructors, Kelli Rogan and Esther Davis, for volunteering and to the rest of the gals for showing up and learning stuff.

 

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