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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. 

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

02 Aug 2014 - Osceola Velo Club's Pat Schlager was back in St. Louis, MO this weekend for the 2014 Missouri State Track Championships - Match Sprints at the Penrose Park Velodrome.  With his new and bigger gears, Pat S. shaved nearly a full second off of his Flying 200 M which qualified him this year for the Match Sprints bracket.  Pat put in a couple of good rounds of sprints, cunningly using the banking to his advantage, and ended up in 5th place in the Masters' Category.  Sorry, no photos of Pat on the 'drome.

13 Jul 2014 - Osceola Velo Club's Pat Schlager raced in four events at the 2014 Kansas State Track Championship held at the Lawrence Grass Velodrome just NW of Lawrence, KS.  Pat S. shaved 3 seconds off of his time from last year to win the Bronze Medal in the Masters' 50-54 500M Individual Time Trial.  Pat also improved on his time from last year in "the Kilo" (1000M Individual Time Trial).  Pat then went on to finish 6th in both the Age Group Scratch Race and the Category Scratch Race.  Nice long, hot day of track racing, Pat.  Here's a photo link of Pat at the start of his 500M and one of Pat in is first Scratch Race.

29 Jun 2014 - Osceola Velo Club's Pat Schlager race all three days of the Tour of Lawrence again this year -- the Friday Night Street Sprints, the KU Campus Circuit Race on Saturday, and the Downtown Criterium on Sunday.  Pat S. finished as Lanterne Rouge in his category again this year in both the circuit race and crit.  Here are a couple of photo links of Pat in Saturday's circuit race on the KU campus -- the opening lap along Memorial Drive, lap 3 on West Campus Road.

24 May 2014 - Osceola Velo Club's Pat Schlager made the drive over to the Penrose Park Velodrome in St. Louis, MO to race in the Timed Missouri State Track Championships.  Pat S. competed in a total of four races at the Velodrome -- Category and Age 500M Individual Time Trials, "the Kilo" (1000M Individual Time Trial), and the 3K Individual Pursuit.  Pat posted personal best times in each event.  Check out the photos.  Way to go, Pat!

04 May 2014 - Osceola Velo Club's Pat Schlager raced in the VeloTek Grand Prix, the only timed stage race in Kansas, this weekend, finishing 10th in the General Classification in the Masters' B Category.  This stage race consisted of 3 stages -- a short uphill Time Trial, a Criterium, and a hilly Road Race.  Surprisingly, this was Pat's first race weekend of the 2014 Kansas Road Racing Season.  Here is a photo link of Pat in the Criterium and one of Pat in the Road Race.

26 Jan 2014 - Osceola Velo Club's Conner Rainey wins the 2013 Kansas Best Cyclo-Cross Rider (KBCXR) award for Junior Men!  Pat Schlager 5th in 2013 KBCXR for Single-Speed.  Osceola Velo Club 2nd in the 2013 Kansas Best Cyclo-Cross Team (KBCXT) for Junior Men!  Check out the photos from the KCA Annual Awards Banquet.

Stock photo -- Pat S. racing at the Lawrence Grass Velodrome.

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