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. Since then DVR has become one of the mainstays in the Mid-Atlantic bike racing scene, with riders in virtually every field in men’s, women’s and master’s racing. We now have over 40 active members and compete on the road, in cyclocross and MTB. One or two of us even dabble in triathlons. 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 and we are proud to have BPS back in that role this year. We are also excited about our continuing relationship with our sponsors Filter Coffeehouse & Espresso Bar 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. And we could never forget our sponsor and team’s favorite training destination, the Raw Talent Ranch.
New for 2013 Studio Theater has joined as a sponsor of our troupe. 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. We look forward to a growing long-term relationship with the folks there.
2013 has been a year of rapid growth for DVR. We’ve added a bunch of 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 with them since. The Fifth Annual Dawg Days was held on August 18, 2013. Rain and shine it was a great event and we are looking forward to the sixth edition next year.