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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).

Our Mottos

"Personal Improvement," "Teamwork," and, above all, "Have Fun!"

Dave Z., 2007 Lake Mary Criterium

Club Staff

  • KCA Hall of Fame & USA Cycling Licensed Coach
  • NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Latest Updates

03 Jan 2016 - The final race of the Christmas Week of Cyclo-Cross, as well as the final race of the Kansas Cyclo-Cross Season, as well as the final race of the 6-race Series60CX points series, was held in frozen/thawing conditions at Herman Laird Park in Shawnee, KS.  Lots of slipping and sliding on ice, snow, mud, and even some grass made this race memorable.  Osceola Velo Club's Conner Rainey fought back to finish 2nd in Junior Men, Pete Williams finished 8th, one place ahead of Conner R., in Men's Cat 4, and Pat Schlager finished 4th in Single-Speed.  These results secured each racer's overall position in the Series60CX points series with Conner finishing 1st in Junior Men (by 1 point!) & 1st in Men's Cat 4, Pat S. finished 2nd in Single-Speed, and Pete W. finished 3rd in Men's Cat 4.  Great season, Team!  Check out some photos of the race as well as the overall Series60CX podiums.

31 Dec 2015 - The Christmas Week of Cyclo-Cross continued with the 'Cross Off the Old Year cyclo-cross race held at Herman Laird Park in Shawnee, KS.  With temperatures reaching just above freezing, the recent blanket of snow quickly thawed along the racing line, making each lap of each race more muddy and more sloppy.  Osceola Velo Club's Conner Rainey finished 7th in Junior Men & 5th in Men's Cat 4, Pete Williams finished 6th in Men's Cat 4, and Pat Schlager finished 9th in Single-Speed.  Check out some photos from Shawnee.

26 Dec 2015 - The Christmas Week of Cyclo-Cross kicked off with the Boxing Day Cyclo-Cross race in Leawood, KS.  Chilly, humid, and cloudy conditions greeted Kansas cyclo-cross racers after a nearly three-week layoff on a course which featured long, grassy straights and a single-track section through the trees.  Osceola Velo Club's Conner Rainey finished 3rd in Junoir Men & 7th in Men's Cat 4, Pete Williams 12th in Men's Cat 4, and Pat Schlager 6th in Single-Speed.  Check out some photos from Leawood.

13 Dec 2015Osceola Velo Club's Pat Schlager drove on over to Columbia, MO for the Missouri State Cyclo-Cross Championships which were held in true 'cross conditons -- chilly, wet, progressively muddy, standing water.  Pat S. managed to stay upright on the challenging course to finish 23rd in the Men's Cat 4/5 (and yes, Pat was on his single-speed like always).  Check out a couple of photos of Pat playing in the mud in Missouri.

06 Dec 2015 - The Kansas Cyclo-Cross season resumed after the Thanksgiving Holiday break with the Fast & the Furriest Cyclo-Cross race held at the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City on a very "heavy" course.  Osceola Velo Club's Conner Rainey fared very well with a win in the Junior Men's race and a second place in the Men's Cat 4 race!  Pat Schlager finished 7th in Single-Speed, while Pete Williams was 7th in Men's Cat 4.  Check out some photos.

22 Nov 2015 - Two more podiums for Osceola Velo Club at the Cliff Drive Cyclo-Cross weekend held at Kessler Park in Kansas City, MO on a couple of tough courses in early winter conditions.  Conner Rainey 2nd in Junior Men on Day 1 and Pat Schlager 3rd in Single-Speed on Day 2.  Conner Rainey also finished 7th in Men's Cat 3/4 on Day 1, and 4th in Junior Men & 9th in Men's Cat 3/4 on Day 2.  Pat S. also finished 5th in Single-Speed on Day 1.  Check out some photos from Cliff Drive.

15 Nov 2015 - Two podiums for Osceola Velo Club at the 2015 Kansas State Cyclo-Cross Championships held at Centennial Park in Lawrence, KS.  Conner Rainey is the new State Champion in Junior Men 17-18, and Hunter Adams won Silver in Men's Cat 3.  Pat Schlager 7th in Single-Speed, Conner R. 13th in Men's Cat 4/5, Pete Williams 36th in Men's Cat 4/5, and Ian Pepin 40th in Men's Cat 4/5.  Check out some photos from Centennial Park.

08 Nov 2015 - Another full weekend of racing for Osceola Velo Club, this time in Topeka and Leavenworth, KS.  Saturday's Capital Cup was held at a new location featuring lots of bumpy grass and sweeping corners.  Conner Rainey 3rd in Junior Men & 4th in Men's Cat 4, Hunter Adams 3rd in Men's Cat 3, Pat Schlager 6th in Single-Speed, and Pete Williams 7th in Men's Cat 4.  Sunday's Veterans' 'Cross was once again held at the VA Facilities featuring grass, gravel, and a hint of mud.  Conner R. 1st in Junior Men & 9th in Men's Cat 4, 7th for Pat S. in Single-Speed, and 16th for Pete W. in Men's Cat 4.  Check out some photos from Topeka and some photos from Leavenworth.

Pete W., 2015 Buffalo Bill Cyclo-Cross Race

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