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Current News:

May 15, 2023 Update

Regalado Road Race is up and open on Leesville is next.

March 31, 2023 Update

Despite the torrential rains and other foul weather, the Copperopolis course is for the most part the same as the past several years.. There are more potholes than in the past, including on the first section of the downhill on Hunt Road (2.5 miles before the finish), but the County is planning to repair those this week.  There is a short gravel and mud washout section just at the beginning of the long flat straight across Salt Springs Valley, and a set of potholes just before the sharp left onto Hunt Road. The County last summer paved some more seemingly random sections of the course (and they were some of the worst). The remainder of the course is as bumpy as usual, and the smooth sections are as beautiful. Yes, we will have neutral feed and feeders. The creek and the waterfalls are in full flow, and we hope to see you there on April 8.


Salt Springs Resort is now called  Rock Steady Adventures - new owner - and is open for camping. Call (209) 785-5267. Motel info is on our flyer.


Click here for the map!

March 22, 2023 Update

Volunteers needed for the Santa Cruz Classic- follow this link to sign up!

March 12, 2023 Update

Flyers can be found here for the Santa Cruz Classic Criterium and Copperopolis, and will soon be open on BikeReg.

February 22, 2023 Update

Flyers can be found here for Wards Ferry and Copper Valley are available on our website and open on BikeReg!

February 3, 2023 Update

Both Snelling and Merced are open on BikeReg, and the flyers are here: Snelling and Merced.

January 20, 2023 Update

Finally, some good weather. The Early Birds program set for this Sunday 1/22 is ready to go, we'll see you there.  Riders who entered the planned first two events (1/8 and 1/15) have credits, and can use them this Sunday or the next two Sundays. (You'll need to fill out a new paper form at the race). If not used, we can set up a credit on BikeReg for future VP races.


All riders not entered online for 1/22 will need to fill out one page paper release forms at the Early Birds this year. Licensed riders will also need to show their licenses (on phones or paper) and new (one-day or annual) riders will need to use the USAC triplicate form on the reg desk. We'll be back to the usual system for our registration after the Early Birds are past.


Parking will again be in the lot at 2441 Constitution, with portapotties located at the back of the lot. Registration is at the corner of Constitution and Collier Canyon, one block farther east along the freeway.

January 14, 2023 Update

I'm sorry to have to report another Early Birds cancellation, for tomorrow's (1/15) event.While not enough of a chance of rain to prevent one of our regular races, a 50% chance of rain overall and showers starting at 10 a.m. make it unsuitable for a training program. I know, it didn't rain at all during last week's cancelled Early Bird, but...........
Like last week, riders can use their entries from tomorrow for an upcoming hopefully rain-free Early Bird (1/22, 1/29, 2/5)  or take a credit to be used in an entry for another Velo Promo race during the year. For the early Birds, no additional action by entrants is needed; there'll be a list of riders from 1/8 and 1/15 at the remaining Early Birds, and you can just be checked off as paid and entered.
We need the rain and snow, bu
t it is disappointing to have so much of it on the weekends (!) As last weekl, I will be on site in Livermore tomorrow morning to answer questions and field complaints from those who don't get the word. You can help out by sharing this email with other interested riders.

January 13, 2023 Update

Flyers for Cantua Creek and Pine Flat are available and are open on BikeReg!

January 5, 2023 Update

Due to forecasts of rain on Sunday the 8th, the Early Birds bicycle race training program in Livermore is cancelled for that date. The remaining four Early Birds are on as scheduled. Those having entered online for this weekend can use their entry in any of the remaining ones, or get a credit to be used in any of Velo Promo's races this year (20+ dates on the calendar)
While racing in the rain does happen, a training program involving new riders, especially juniors, receiving off-the-bike instruction in the rain without any place to be sheltered does not appeal to us, and creates safety problems.
Please share this announcement with all riders and teams that you can.  I will, as with other cancellations, be available that morning at the site to explain the situation to those who don't get the word. An email is going out to all pre-registered riders tonight.
Please contact me if you have questions.
Thank you, and my apologies.
--Robert Leibold


All neutral support vehicles at Velo Promo races will have to be covered on the USAC 's insurance, which means we have to send in the relevant information to USAC and pay the fees at least a week before the race, preferably earlier. If you want to be neutral support, we must have the following information (and the Chief Ref must approve you as well):

Driver's full name

Driver's license #

Driver's D.O.B.

Auto license, year make and model

Auto VIN

Insurance Company

Insurance limits

Insurance policy dates

We welcome neutral support vehicles, driven by experienced support drivers, and insured through the USAC's non-hired insurance program for everyone's safety and support.

Sponsorship Call-out
Individuals have always supported Velo Promo races; now it’s time to get companies and corporations involved. We need to raise money via sponsorships for many of our most popular races. Everyone in the sport is or knows someone in a company to approach to get them involved in sponsorship of a category, or a race, or a series of Velo Promo races in Northern California.
All we are asking is to get the names and contacts of the right (and ideally interested) people to contact in Northern California companies. Many of you have enjoyed Velo Promo races for years, and we like to think we’ve added something to the sport in this area. We’ve had one company this past year join in (thank you Darren Mar-Elia and SDM Software!), but we need several more if we are to continue our program of races. Please contact us as soon as you can.
Thank you, ----Robert Leibold

Velo Promo needs your help.

Please click here to read about it.



Info on Follow Vehicles


 Podium photos are on the Velo Promo Facebook Page


Car Pool to Races: 

Why?  Save Money; Help Environment; Ease Parking Congestion;  Lessen impact of Injuries.  Details Here


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