We have a true passion for bicycle racing.

 

KaiVelo maintains a bike racing team through which it creates visibility for its mission, promotes excitement about bike racing, and to help grow a grass-roots American support for both bicycle road racing and recreational cycling. The race team intends to inspire people to lead a healthy lifestyle, dedicate themselves to sport, achieve their best and win. 

The 2019 Race Team Line Up

Lucas Paz

Dan Turner

Hussein Saffouri

Nate English

Jason Tang

Art Rand

Gregory Kennedy

Bill Laddish

Mary Maroon

Wagner Sousa

James Harland

 
 

About KaiVelo


2019 Board

Current Board Members

Hussein Saffouri

Greg Tsutaoka

Sean Henderson

Overview

KaiVelo Racing is a 501c3 nonprofit foundation which developed out of the Berkeley Bicycle Club (“BBC”), to promote bike racing and youth cycling in the US. It draws inspiration from the BBC’s long tradition of promoting bike racing. A core focus of the foundation is to continue to build on the BBC’s racing heritage and promote bicycle racing by supporting a master's race team. Those team members are essential to helping popularize the healthy lifestyle associated with bicycle riding racing, and are committed to promoting the philanthropic goals of the organization.

The BBC’s roots go back to the 1970’s when had a role in promoting the very first Tour of California. During that time, many BBC members were pioneers of American bike racing, traveling to Europe to race as some of the first American professionals on the European racing scene. The BBC has since continued to promote the Berkeley Hills Road Race, the longest continuously running road race in the United States. The race has also become a fund-raiser, raising money and equipment for the Berkeley High School Mountain Bike Team.

In fact, for over ten years, the BBC has actively supported Mountain Bike High School teams in the Bay Area, supporting the Berkeley team through the Berkeley Hills Road Race, and formerly also raising funds for the Albany High School Mountain Bike Team through the Albany Criterium race which the BBC also used to promote. 

KaiVelo has been helping the BBC with its recent fundraising efforts. Together, BBC and KaiVelo have raised over $50,000 in cash and equipment for high school mountain bike teams. KaiVelo’s mission is to grow those fundraising efforts to make a major impact, supporting organized youth cycling both locally and across the country.


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