Building Community Through Cycling

Blue Sky Velo

We like to ride!

The Beginning

St. Vrain Velo (now commonly known as Blue Sky Velo), began as the cycling team in 2001. The club’s sole sponsor was Acme Bicycles – a local bike shop in NW Longmont. The founders were Sam Freeman and Charlie Wiesel. The idea was to form a core group of Longmont racers who could train and race together and since no such team existed in Longmont, was founded. The goal of the team was to enhance the sport of cycling through grassroots racing.

The beginning six members in 2001 were Charlie Wiesel (cat 2 roadie), Sam Freeman (cat 3 and Expert MTB), Dave Harber (cat 3 and Expert MTB), Mike Bernhart (Expert MTB), Rick Winberg (MTB endurance racer), and David Depuy (junior MTB).

By 2006 there were 64 members, and just one year later had doubles to over 120 members! 135 local cyclists called Blue Sky Velo their home cycling club in 2012! We now have 5 disciplines – Road racing, mountain biking, cyclocross, triathlon and club.

Today, the club’s current top level sponsors include Boulder Salt, The Eye Care Center of Nothern Colorado, and Excel Sports of Boulder . We continue to forge ahead and 2015/2016 looks to be an exciting season! Men, women, triathletes, endurance cyclists, mountain biking, cyclocross, recreational riders. . . the team has truly become the grassroots cycling community envisioned by the founders!

We love to ride our bikes, help our fellow members become better cyclists and give back to the community through volunteering, service projects and generally being proactive, strong members of the towns we live and ride in!

How Do I Join Blue Sky?

There are many benefits to becoming a member of Blue Sky Velo (aka “The Nation”)!

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