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Proteus Velo Club

PVC's Laurie Lemieux Clinics the Mud at the 2022 Croatan Buck Fifty

Proteus Velo Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping members achieve higher goals in cycling. PVC rides are free – all riders must sign the online waiver each year. Our regular rides are posted on our events calendar, and our Google Gmail group is our main form of communication for changes, postponements, ad-hoc ride meetups. We ask that riders become dues-paying ($25 per year) members if they’ve been on three rides in a year. Ride routes are usually posted, with length, speed, difficulty, with one or two regrouping points. Most rides are no drop, which means someone on the ride will help out if a rider strays behind or has a problem.

Our ride zen is non-competitive, community focused, and inclusive. Some of us race , but our rides are more about the scenery and the fitness/social aspect than about power or grams. We encourage riders to start out with easier rides and progress to longer, faster rides. Welcome to PVC!

PVC Ride with GPS Club Page

WAIVER -- All Must Sign (once a year)!

Proteus Velo Club Google Group

^^^^^^ IMPORTANT NOTE -- The Google Group's email list is the best way to stay informed about rides. It's where late-breaking changes or cancellations will be sent out. Join it first! ^^^^

Note for Ride Leaders and Paid Club Members: Here is a link to a Ride with GPS tutorial-ish with Dave. Paid club members can request a link to the club's RwGPS group by contacting Jeff at

For members interested in racing, PVC is a member of the USA Cycling and MABRA organizations. The club mostly focuses on gravel and cyclocross events, but may branch into road, tri, or MTB as well. 

Current Ride Meetups

Check the calendar or Google Group for updates, time changes, weather etc.

9am Saturdays Tour de Farms (Brooks) -- 30miles, medium pace 14-18mph, on-road.
930am Saturdays BARC-no-Bite (Michael/Rumi) -- (20 miles, 12-13mph)
9:30am Sundays Mountain Bike Meetup at Fairland (Jeff) --Usually 60-75 minutes, medium pace and terrain, non-technical.
12pm Sundays (Occasional) Noon Laps in Greenbelt National Park (Michael)
9am Sundays (Occasional) Social Pace Bike Trail Rides (Rumi) Meetup at Riverdale Park MARC Station, route varies, pre-registration via 'Ride with GPS' is required.

PVC Members! 2024 dues of $25 are, well, due. 

You don't have to be a dues-paying member to access our schedule of public club rides and stay updated by joining our Google listserv group. However, if you ride with us more than a few times per year, we ask that you become a dues-paying member -- which includes discounts or pro-fits and a club RidewithGPS page -- and helps defray insurance and USAC fees. For dues and other payments (such as for jerseys etc.) make checks out to "Proteus Velo Club" and drop off at the shop, or use PayPal and send dues to "" Make sure you click on "send money to a friend/family" when paying dues or else Paypal will take a fee.

Jersey and Bibs are in!

A few unclaimed or random bibs and jerseys are available -- inquire after a ride with Jeff L.