Welcome! The VeloRaptors are a social group of cyclists based out of Montclair, Oakland. We offer regular rides on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday open to many experience levels and make sure to include a coffee/snack stop along the way. The majority of our rides are 30 miles or less, but we also have a group that enjoys planning longer, more challenging rides.

President’s Corner April 2015

Hello VeloRaptors:

AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – The VeloRaptors annual meeting is scheduled for May 31, 2015. The meeting will be part of our normal Sunday ride and will be held at approximately 9:15 am at Sibley Park (our normal rest stop). The Board of Directors at our last Board meeting asked Robin Brumell and Susan Stewart if they would like to serve an additional term as Board members and they graciously accepted. So, accordingly, the full Board agreed to nominate both of them for a new term as Board members. As always, if you would like to nominate another individual, you can submit their name to Randy Mellin (retmellin@gmail.com).

As in past years, Steve Blair has posted some new articles on his Bakery Blog that I am sure you will enjoy http://biketobakery.blogspot.com/.

The March Solvang ride was a great success, and the weather was perfect. We had a great group of riders, friends, and significant others. The lunches and dinners were spectacular, and as always, a fun time was had by all. A big thanks to Robin for putting this ride together once again.

Just a reminder of some upcoming rides you might be interested in joining:

  • Cycle for Sight
  • Primavera Century (closed)
  • Wine Country Century
  • Grizzly Peak Century
  • Ride For A Reason
  • VeloRaptors Yosemite ride
  • Marin Century
  • Chico Wild Flower

As always, ride safely, and follow the guidelines in the “Streets Smarts” safety booklet.