Triangle Velo Cycling Team
A bike racing team and charitable organization in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area
Mission StatementTriangle Velo uses its presence and the events it puts on to:
-Promote awareness and help raise funds for the fight against obesity
-Promote road cycling and bicycle racing in North Carolina
-Promote awareness and raise funds to provide active, healthy activities for young people in the Triangle area
Weather concerns overnight and into tomorrow have forced us to cancel the makeup race scheduled for tomorrow (2/16). We hate to do it, but the forecast indicates that the conditions driving to and racing on the track will not be safe. Sorry for the change of plans!
The first Ace race (and first road race of the season!) went smoothly and we had a great turnout. See the Winter Speedway Races page for results, and join us for our second date on February 16!
The weather looks great for tomorrow's race- please join us at Ace Speedway. Details are on the Winter Speedway Races page.
We'll be hosting a makeup race at Ace on Feb. 16 and will honor existing registrations from the postponed date then!
Jan. 26 Winter Speedway race postponed to Feb. 2 due to unsafe weather conditions. Please see the Winter Speedway Races page for more information. Our apologies for any inconvenience!
Triangle Velo will again host the first road racing of the 2013 season! Please join us at Ace Speedway on Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 for the Triangle Velo Winter Speedway Series. The race flyer and additional information is available here.
Pedaling to Health Initiative
Triangle Velo recognizes the danger of rising obesity rates throughout the American population. Startling statistics related to the obesity epidemic are below. To that end, we are donating proceeds from the inaugural NObesity Gran Fondo to help support alternative activities clubs at the host location, Kestrel Heights Charter School. These clubs will make it possible for more schoolchildren to become and remain active and healthy.
U.S. obesity rate projected to reach 50% by 2030 if current trends continue
2.8 million global cancers annually linked to diet, body weight, activity level
Decrease of just 1% of BMI would avoid:
2 to 2.4 million diabetes cases
1.4-1.7 million cases of heart disease and stroke
73,000-127,000 cancer cases
Citations available on Pedaling to Health page.
Triangle Velo's Charitable Donations
Triangle Velo is a federally-recognized 501(c)3 non-profit entity. Donations made to the organization are used to promote our Pedaling to Health initiative and other programming, all with the goal of promoting cycling as part of a healthy lifestyle. You can donate via Paypal by clicking the button below!
See the sponsorship page for a list of Triangle Velo's supporters.
Email trianglevelo at gmail dot com with questions about the team and sponsorship opportunities.