History

2010 – 2012

Emerald Velo was sponsored by United Finance as title sponsor, in addition to continued support from Discover Chiropractic and River City Bicycles.

 

 

 

 

2006 – 2009
Emerald Velo welcomed Finnegan’s Toys and Discover Chiropractic as our main sponsors, with additional support from Auction Acres, Burlingame Dental Arts, River City Bicycles, and Hammer.

Team BAR (Best All Round) out of 70+ teams in the northwest
2006: team BAR 3rd place (Overall Winner of Masters Men)
2007: team BAR 4th place (Overall Winner of Cat 4 Men)
2008: team BAR 4th place (Overall Winner of Masters Women)
2009: team BAR 12th place
Plus numerous top-3 finishes in STATE Championships

2002 – 2005

Emerald Velo welcomed Huntair Industries as a sponsor in 2002.

Team BAR (Best All Round) out of 70+ teams in the northwest
2002: team BAR 3rd place
2003: team BAR 3rd place
2004: team BAR 4th place
2005: team BAR 6th place
Plus numerous top-3 finishes in STATE Championships

 

1998 – 2001

Safeway Food & Drug became our Title Sponsor in 1998. With the World Master’s Games here in Portland, Safeway saw the benefit of affiliating with a healthy sport. It helps that cyclists also eat lots of food. Our other sponsors are Saturn of Beaverton, Cannondale Bicycles and River City Bicycles of Portland.

1998 was a banner year for Emerald Velo. Team riders worked hard in their races and for each other and the results show it:

1 National Bronze
4 National top 10 finishes
4 World Masters Games Gold medals
13 World Masters Games medals overall
32 World Masters Games top 10 finishes
21 state Gold medals
14 state Bronze medals
Oregon BAR Tandem and Master Champions

1996 – 1997

The new season saw two new sponsors, QualMed Health Insurance Company and Safeway stores (now Safeway Food & Drug). Saturn of Beaverton continued their support. With the help of these sponsors, in 1997 the team formed an elite Women’s racing team.
Building on 1995, EVC posted these results in 1996:

53 Victories
1 US Jr. World Team Member
1 Jr. National Team Member
1 Gold Medal – National Championships
29 Gold Medals – Oregon State Championships
33 Silver Medals – Oregon State Championships
1 Bronze Medal – National Championships
13 Bronze Medals – Oregon State Championships

1994 – 1995

1994 saw the emergence of EVC as a regional power. We added BridgePort Ales as Title Sponsor and Co-Motion Bicycles of Eugene, Oregon as our frame supplier. Co-Motion is known as one of the premier tandem manufacturers in the world. They also make a great single bike (called a 1/2 bike by the tandem riders).
In 1995, EVC was voted the Division II USCF Club of the year. This honor was based on the contributions the club made to the sport and to the community in general. Our riders helped with QualMed Bike Rodeos, teaching children bicycle and traffic safety. Also, several riders were speakers for Think First (R), a national program designed to prevent brain and spinal cord injuries. For more information, visit their web site: http://www.thinkfirst.org

Our 1995 results:

1 Jr. National Team Member Selection
USCF Oregon District Club of the Year
USCF Division II Club of the Year
1 Omnium Champion – Olympic Sports Festival
11 Gold Medals – Oregon State Championships
1 Silver Medal – Olympic Sports Festival
Silver Medals – Oregon State Championships
2 Bronze Medals – National Championships
11 Bronze Medals – Oregon State Championships

1980′s – 1993

Emerald Velo has maintained a high profile and abiding dedication to its sponsors. Painting Specialties of Eugene was our first sponsor. Painting Specialties was owned by Paul Schwyhart and painted bicycle frames for several national manufacturers. The company remained a sponsor until Paul’s retirement at the end of 1997.

In 1992, in addition to Painting Specialties, the club added The Bike Gallery from Portland, and Cyclops frames from Canada. The club introduced many outstanding riders to the sport, and began to develop several riders who would later join the US National Team. Aaron Olson, Jason Hall and Cory Domingues all went on to greater glory. In 1999, Nutrafig announced that Aaron has joined their national level squad and we went on to ride the Giro d’Italia two times for T-Mobile and Saunier-Duval.

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