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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
27 Nov 2016 - Osceola Velo Club's Pat Schlager finished 8th in Single-Speed in the Fast and the Furriest Cyclo-Cross race held on the grounds of the Humaine Society of Greater Kansas City. The day was chilly, overcast, and windy with rain falling on the second lap of Pat S.'s race -- typical 'cross weather. Check out some photos of Pat in Kansas City.
20 Nov 2016 - Osceola Velo Club's Pat Schalger held onto his 4th place overall in the Single-Speed category in the 13-race 2016 Kansas Best Cyclo-Cross Rider (KBCXR) point series with his 9th place finish in the 360 Cup held at Centennial Park in Lawrence, KS. Check out some photos of Pat S. at Centennial Park.
13 Nov 2016 - Osceola Velo Club's Pat Schlager made the long drive up to St. Joseph, MO on Saturday for the Robidoux Roundup Cyclo-Cross race held at Hyde Park. This year's course included this park's trademark super steep run-up and broken stairs under the stone bridge, as well as lots of technical sections. Pat S. finished 5th Saturday in Single-Speed. Sunday's race -- the Keen Wealth Classic -- was held at the beach shelter at Wyandotte County Lake Park and featured lots of climbing of the adjacent hill/ridge as well as a fast stretch long the lake's shoreline including a couple of sandy bits. Sunday's race also served as the State Championships for category racers (but not for single-speeders, for some reason). Pat finished 13th in Single-Speed on Sunday. Check out some photos of Pat at Hyde Park in St. Joseph.
06 Nov 2016 - Osceola Velo Club's Pat Schlager finished 12th on Saturday in the Colavita Cup and finished 11th on Sunday in the Boulevard Cup in Single-Speed. Both races were held in rather mild conditions at Stump Park in Shawnee, KS. Both days' courses included a rather abupt, steep-sided "creek crossing" and standard cyclo-cross barriers, while Sundays' course also included a very steep and very long uphill section which only the hardiest of racers were able to grind up while riding their bikes. Check out some photos of Pat S. at Stump Park on Sunday.
30 Oct 2016 - Osceola Velo Club's Pat Schlager finished 11th on Saturday and 9th on Sunday in Single-Speed at the Cyclo-Cross at Raytown BMX race. Pat S. felt right at home on the banked curves of the BMX track, part of each day's course that included part of the track itself as well as plenty of the adjacent bumpy grass field. Check out some photos of Pat at Raytown.
23 Oct 2016 - Osceola Velo Club's Pat Schlager finished 5th on Saturday and 7th on Sunday in Single-Speed at the Capital Cup Cyclo-Cross race held at Menninger Hill in Topeka, KS. Pat S.'s finish on Sunday was jepordized by a double puncture exiting the tricky gravel section early on his 3rd lap which forced Pat to finish the race on foot, pushing/carrying his disabled bike. Check out a photo of Pat warming up on Day 1 in Topeka.
16 Oct 2016 - Osceola Velo Club's Pat Schlager enjoyed another successful weekend of cyclo-cross racing, this time at the Joules 'Cross held just outside of Lawrence, KS. Saturday's weather was cool, cloudy, and windy, perfectly complimenting the course feature of the day -- the mud pit -- which got deeper and sloppier every lap of every race. Sunday's weather was unseasonably warm, sunny, and windy which went well with the dry and bumpy course layout that day. Pat S. finished 8th in Single-Speed on Saturday and 5th on Sunday. Check out some photos of Pat at Joules.
09 Oct 2016 - Osceola Velo Club's Pat Schlager raced both days at the Cliff Drive Cyclo-Cross race held at Kessler Park in Kansas City, MO on a tough/tiring course. Pat S. finished 7th each day in Single-Speed. Check out some photos of Pat at Cliff Drive.
01 Oct 2016 - Osceola Velo Club's Pat Schlager was on hand for the Castle 'Cross held just south of the Jazz District in the heart of Kansas City, MO. A wide variety of race surfaces and a couple of natural obstacles made for a fun yet very challenging course. Pat S. enjoyed all of these challenges to finish 10th in Single-Speed. Check out some photos of Pat at "The Castle."
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.
Pat S., 2016 Cliff Drive Cyclo-Cross, Day 1
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