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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

  • USA Cycling Licensed Level 3 Coach
  • NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Latest Updates

23 Nov 2014 - Back-to-back days at Cider Mill near Louisburg, KS for the Lost Trail CX.  Osceola Velo Club's Conner Rainey 12th Saturday, 7th Sunday in the Men's Cat 4; Pat Schlager 8th Saturday, 13th Sunday in Single-Speed.  Check out some photos of Conner R. each day.  And here are some photo links of an action sequence of Pat S. grinding up The Mound on his final lap Sunday -- photo 1photo 2photo 3photo 4.

09 Nov 2014 - The 2014 Kansas Cyclo-Cross Season continued this weekend with the area's only "avondcross" (that's Flemish for "evening 'cross"), the Grand Prix HPT which took place Saturday evening on and around the dirt oval at the Heartland Park Motorsports Complex in Topeka, KS, and the Veterans Cyclo-Cross Race on Sunday in Leavenworth, KS.  Saturday saw Osceola Velo Club's Ian Pepin finish 3rd in the Jr Men, Conner Rainey 14th in the Men's Cat 4, and Pat Schlager 12th in Single-Speed.  Sunday, Ian P. 2nd in Jr Men and 3rd in the Mountain Bike race; Conner R. 6th in Men's Cat 4 and 2nd in Mountain Bike; and Pat S. 13th in Single-Speed.  Check out some photos of Ian racing in the dark on Saturday and some photos of Conner on Sunday.

02 Nov 2014 - After a weekend off, the 2014 Kansas Cyclo-Cross Season resumed at Herman Laird Park in Shawnee, KS with the Colavita Cup on Saturday and the Boulevard Cup on Sunday.  Osceola Velo Club's Conner Rainey finished 10th Saturday and 8th Sunday in the Men's Cat 4 race while Pat Schlager finished 10th Saturday and 9th Sunday in the Single-Speed.  Check out the photos of Conner R. on Sunday.  And here is a photo link of an action sequence of Pat S. in Sunday's race -- photo 1photo 2photo 3. 

19 Oct 2014 - Joules 'Cross took place just outside of Lawrence, KS this weekend with Sunday's races counting as the 2014 Kansas Cyclo-Cross State Championships.  Osceola Velo Club's Ian Pepin finished 3rd Saturday in the Jr Men, Conner Rainey finished 2nd in Jr Men Saturday, 9th Saturday and 7th Sunday in Men's Cat 4, while Pat Schlager finished 8th Saturday and 16th Sunday in Single-Speed.  Check out the photos of Ian P., Conner R., and Pat S. at Joules.

12 Oct 2014 - Osceola Velo Club's Pat Schlager was on hand in St. Joseph, MO for the Robidoux Roundup Cyclo-Cross Race on a challenging course combined with 'cross-like weather.  Pat S. finished 6th in Single-Speed.  Here are some photo links of an action sequence of Pat at the bridge/muddy uphill combo -- photo 1photo 2photo 3.

05 Oct 2014 - Another full weekend of cyclo-cross racing for Osceola Velo Club, this time at the 360 Cup held at Centennial Park in Lawrence, KS.  Conner Rainey and Ian Pepin finished 1st and 3rd, respectively, both days in Jr Men.  Conner R. doubled up both days, finishing 12th Saturday and 7th Sunday in Men's Cat 4&5, while Pat Schlager finished 8th Saturday and 10th Sunday in Single-Speed.  Here are some photos of Conner R. and Ian P. each day, and here is a photo link of Pat S. approaching one of the climbs on Sunday.  That's some good racing, team!

28 Sep 2014 - A full weekend of cyclo-cross racing for Osceola Velo Club at the Cliff Drive Cyclo-Cross Classic held in Kansas City, MO.  Ian Pepin snags another 3rd place in the Jr Men on Saturday.  Conner Rainey suffered some mechanical issues Saturday finishing 17th but bounced back to finish 6th on Sunday in the Men's Cat 4.  Pat Schlager finished 12th Saturday and 10th Sunday in the Single-Speed Category.  Here are some photos of Ian P. on Saturday and Conner R. on Sunday.  Here's a photo link of Pat S. approaching the barriers at full speed on Saturday.

21 Sep 2014 - Osceola Velo Club scores big at the first race of the 2014 Kansas Cyclo-Cross Season with 3 podiums at the Buffalo Bill Cyclo-Cross held at Havens Park in Leavenworth, KS.  Ian Pepin finishes his first cyclo-cross race in 3rd place (Jr Men 14-18), while Conner Rainey doubles up with a 2nd in Jr Men 14-18 AND a 3rd in Men's Cat 4.  Pat Schalger rounds things out for the team with an 8th place in the Single-Speed Category.  Here are some photos of Ian P. and Conner R., and here is a photo link of Pat S. at the barriers.  Great racing, team!


Ian P., 2014 Buffalo Bill Cyclo-Cross Race




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