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2016 - Off and Riding!

2016 Kicked off the race season for Claudia and I in Chesterfield, VA. RunRideRace puts on this race at Pocahontas State Park just south of Richmond. Monster Cross is a great course that you are either hitting great punchy climbs or flying down gravel single or double track trails. The Monster is a 50 mile course the […]

Adopt A Highway - Gripped Racing Cycling Team
4th Dec 2015 Posted in: Blog , Community , Events , Featured , Fun , Uncategorized Comments Off on Adopt A Highway – Gripped Racing Cycling Team

Before the leaves left the trees we gathered on North Glebe Road in Arlington to pick up trash and make this widely used stretch of road safer for everyone. It’s sad to see how much trash accumulates along this pretty stretch of road however we are very motivated to keep it clean and free of […]

Gripped Racing Cycling Team
19th Nov 2015 Posted in: Blog , Featured Comments Off on Gripped Racing Cycling Team

Gripped Racing Cycling Team Presented By Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles, photo by Jay Westcott Photography From L-R: Claudette Archambault, Devon Halley, Monika Kornhauser, Nick Price, Glenn Elliott, Tim Abbott, Nick Ambrozy, Jay Westcott, Jason Berry, Tim Walker, Stephanie Wolf, Claudia Martinez Gonzalez, Alex Manente. Thank you Jay Westcott for a fantastic team portrait! You can […]

A weekend riding the Great Allegheny Passage - Claudia Gonzalez Martinez
9th Nov 2015 Posted in: Blog , Community , Events , Featured , Fun Comments Off on A weekend riding the Great Allegheny Passage – Claudia Gonzalez Martinez

A visual spin along the Allegheny Passage: The weekend started very early, much earlier than I am comfortable with, because, let’s face it, I am not and will never be a morning person. However, it was worth the effort: I had been looking forward to this weekend the entire year. The idea was to depart […]

Life In Utah
2nd Nov 2015 Posted in: Blog , Community , Events , Featured , Fun , Travel , Uncategorized Comments Off on Life In Utah

Life In Utah – You know that feeling when you go on vacation, the weather is beautiful, there are a million things to do, and you just want to get out and enjoy every minute before you have to go back home? That’s what it’s like living in Park City. It’s gorgeous every day, about […]

The World Comes to Richmond
29th Oct 2015 Posted in: Events , Featured , Race Reports , Uncategorized Comments Off on The World Comes to Richmond

A look back at the 2015 World Championships in Richmond, VA. Ryan: Just over three years ago I remember a quiet buzz beginning about the UCI Road Racing World Championships making its way to a city two hours South of DC. Luckily I had numerous friends in the Richmond area with rooms to spare so […]

AirTime
4th Sep 2015 Posted in: Blog , Community , Events , Featured Comments Off on AirTime

Last week my husband Vashek and I headed for Bryce to try some downhill biking. The lift is open from 9am to 5pm for max 8 hours. The lift tickets are sold as all day or 4 hour Flex (starting from time of purchase up to 4 hours). We got the 4 hour flex lift […]

A New Path in Norfolk, VA
27th Aug 2015 Posted in: Blog , Community , Featured , Fun , Uncategorized Comments Off on A New Path in Norfolk, VA

Imagine you are out on your bike.  It’s a beautiful day, clear skies and warm temperatures. Your chain is humming, your cadence is at 95 rpm. Your heart rate is climbing, and you look down at your power meter readings and see you are at VO2 Max, hammering away at 15 miles per hour in […]

2015 Bike To The Beach with Gripped Racing
8th Aug 2015 Posted in: Blog , Community , Events , Featured Comments Off on 2015 Bike To The Beach with Gripped Racing

2:45am came quick as I pulled myself out of bed ready for a long day of pedaling. Stephanie Wolf had come up from Richmond the night before and crashed at my house which was our departure point. By 3:30am guest rider Wendy showed up with Kimberly and soon after Jerry. There were lots of little […]

Bike to the Beach Fundraiser 2015
24th Jul 2015 Posted in: Blog , Events , Featured , Uncategorized Comments Off on Bike to the Beach Fundraiser 2015

July 15 Gripped Racing hosted our annual fundraiser and again this year it was in support of Bike to the Beach which benefits AutismSpeaks. We nearly sold out the event which featured the broadcast of Stage 11 from Pau / Cauterets to Vallée de Saint-Savin in the 2015 Tour de France. Everyone who attended had […]

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