First conceived on a Sunday morning group ride, District Velocity Racing was formed in the winter of 2008 by a close-knit group of friends in Washington, D.C. Since then DVR has become one of the mainstays in the mid-Atlantic bike racing community, from beginner and novice fields to national calendar and UCI-rated events. We now have around 40 active members and compete on the road, in cyclocross and MTB. We pride ourselves on being a race team and compete throughout the region, from North Carolina to New Jersey, Delaware to West Virginia, and beyond.
We have been working with our title sponsor and Georgetown’s finest bike shop, Bicycle Pro Shop, since 2011. We are also excited about our continuing relationship with our sponsors Filter Coffeehouse & Espresso Bar, Localist, and level2 Development. In addition we are pleased that Inward Out Designs and Twisted Brazz Studio have stayed on board for another year as sponsors of our intrepid squad and we thank them for their incredible work in designing this website. We have spent the last couple of years getting to know the incredible work that Studio Theater is doing and have enjoyed many of their exceptional productions. And we could never forget our team’s favorite training destination, the Raw Talent Ranch in West Virginia.
Since the team’s earliest days, we’ve added many new faces and have tweaked our classic blue and white team kit. While these changes have brought us more spots on the podium, it has not changed who we are at our core.
In our first year, District Velocity Racing was the only local team to volunteer at the ING Direct Capital Criterium, a professional-level race in downtown Washington, D.C., that drew thousands of spectators and hundreds of world-class cyclists. We also co-sponsored Juniors’ Day Out, a day-long event in Sykesville, Maryland focused on promoting athletic competition among disabled individuals.
Since 2009, we have worked closely with Artemis Racing to host the Dawg Days of Summer Circuit Race. We joined up with our friends at Artemis as full co-sponsors of the race in 2010 and have enjoyed a great working relationship ever since. The Seventh Annual Dawg Days was held in August 2015.