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Welcome to the website of the Osceola Velo Club
The Osceola Velo Club (originally of Central Florida, hence the name, and now) based in Lawrence, KS is an unsponsored, USA Cycling registered, road racing bicycle club which specializes in the development of the novice road racer (road, track, cyclo-cross).
Whether you are a total newbie, an experienced racer, or just want to get "race fit," the Osceola Velo Club is the place for you.
Come learn the ropes of bicycle road racing under the guidance of a nationally licensed cycling coach and experienced road racer (road, track, cyclo-cross).
"Personal Improvement," "Teamwork," and, above all, "Have Fun!"
Dave Z., 2007 Lake Mary Criterium
18 Sep 2016 - The 2016 Kansas Cyclo-Cross Season kicked off this weekend with the Prologue 'Cross held at Blue Valley Park in Kansas City, MO. Osceola Velo Club's Pat Schlager and Pete Williams were there both days. Pat S. finished 9th on Saturday and 9th on Sunday in Single-Speed. Pete W. doubled up on Saturday with a 5th in Masters 60+ and an 18th in Men's Cat 4; Pete finished 6th in Masters 60+ on Sunday. Here are some photos from the cyclo-cross season opener.
27 Aug 2016 - Osceola Velo Club's Pat Schlager finished 2nd in the Masters 40+ Match Sprints at the Missouri State Track Championships held at the Penrose Park Velodrome in St. Louis, MO. Pat S. posted a Personal Best Time (for Penrose Park Velodrome) in the qualifying Flying 200 Meters Friday evening. Pat's qualifying time was also the fastest of the evening which seeded him 1st in the Match Sprints bracket to be contested the following day. Pat went 1-2 in the best-two-out-of-three in the Final round Saturday, including two near photo finishes in Heats 1 and 3 and a re-ride due to a rear wheel puncture during Heat 2. Here is a photo of Pat on the podium in St. Louis.
10 Aug 2016 - Osceola Velo Club's Pat Schlager finished 10th in the Men's 55-59 Match Sprints at the USAC Masters Track National Championships held on the Major Taylor Velodrome in Indianapolis, IN! Pat S. posted a new Personal Best Time of 13.835 seconds in the qualifying Flying 200 Meters on the 333 meter long, 28 deg banked track in Indy. Unfortunately for Pat and many others, the skies opened up drenching the outdoor track causing a 5-hour rain delay. Because of this long delay, the 1/8 Finals of the Match Sprints were cancelled, with just the top eight qualifiers contesting the 1/4 Finals in the early evening. Still hunting down photos of Pat on the banking in Indy, but here are some photos of the facility and track.
31 Jul 2016 - Osceola Velo Club's Pat Schlager is the repeat State Champion in the 500 Meter Individual Time Trial! The 2016 Kansas State Track Championships were held today in varying weather conditions (light rain, cloudy, bright sunshine, downpour, sunshine) at the Lawrence Grass Velodrome just outside Lawrence, KS. In addition to Pat S.'s Gold Medal, Osceola Velo Club's Pete Williams was awarded the Silver Medal in the 500M Individual Time Trial and the Silver Medal in the Age Scratch Race. Great racing, Team! Check out some photos of Pat and Pete racing at the 'Drome.
28 Jul 2016 - Osceola Velo Club's Pat Schlager and Pete Williams competed in the Thursday Night Omnium Training Race Series which was held weekly out at the Lawrence Grass Velodrome located just outside Lawrence. KS. The six races which made up the Omnium were the same six races which make up the Olympic Omnium -- The Flying Lap, Scratch Race, 500 Meter Individual Time Trial, Points Race, Individual Pursuit, and Elimination Race. Pat S. raced all six weeks while Pete W. raced the final five. Pat's 1st place in the 500M ITT and 3rd in the Flying Lap scored him sufficient Omnium points to secure 4th place overall in the Series. Pete finished 7th overall thanks to his 3rd place in the Scratch Race. Check out a photo of Pat at the podium presentation.
Pat S., 4th Overall, 2016 Thursday Night Omnium Training Race Series
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