About

Board

The club was first formed in the mid-1980s by Century Bicycles, a Silver Spring, Maryland bicycle shop once located on Bonifant Road. Originally named Century Bicycle Racing Club, the club was primarily a juniors team that soon expanded to include a seniors team. Century Bicycles went out of business in January 1995. Shortly before then, the club formally registered with the USCF (United States Cycling Federation) and adopted the name "DC Velo."

Officers

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President

Mark Sommers

Track World Champion by day and attorney by night, Mark continues to be a driving force on the team helping to keep the team focused on delivering results while still keeping it fun.


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Vice President

Josh Frick

Josh is an integral part of the winning culture at DC Velo. Winner of 10 National Championships & over 100 races, he still takes more pleasure seeing a teammate achieve their goals than his own.


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Secretary

Joe Rudolph

Father, husband, lacrosse coach, are just a few of the roles Joe plays outside of DC Velo, where he enjoys racing as well as contributing to the success of the team.


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Treasurer

Steve Schultze

Steve brings his 36 years of building experience and passion, including a Builder of the Year Award, to the team and helps make sure that everything stays on track.


Board of Directors

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Director

Mark Sommers (Chair)

Track World Champion by day and attorney by night, Mark continues to be a driving force on the team helping to keep the team focused on delivering results while still keeping it fun.


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Director

Josh Frick

Josh is an integral part of the winning culture at DC Velo. Winner of 10 National Championships & over 100 races, he still takes more pleasure seeing a teammate achieve their goals than his own.


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Director

Joe Baremore

Joe has been mostly a road racer since the late 1980's but has dabbled over the past several years in ultra endurance mountain bike racing, triathlons and Chesapeake Bay swimming.


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Director

Steve Schultze

Steve brings his 36 years of building experience and passion, including a Builder of the Year Award, to the team and helps make sure that everything stays on track.


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Director

Brian Marchionini

Brian lives in Silver Spring with his wife and three kids.  Despite cross training year round, family duties and an inadequate genetic capability prevent him from being in the pro peloton.


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Director

Randy Thrasher

A member of the 80's original Century Bike Racing Club, Randy uses his job as a design engineer to support his full-time cycling addiction and keep the team in good sartorial form.


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Director

Matty Parker

Doctor, former competitive marathoner, animal lover, and 2012 55+ time trial champion, Matty still pushes for wins every year in between his tough cycling trips in Europe.


Board of Directors

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Race Director

Ray Miller

Having spent quite a few years molding and shaping the minds and careers of many young people in the region, Ray also finds the time to enjoy his passion and exercise his love for cycling as a member of DC Velo. It is his desire to see that DC Velo remain the "Greatest Team on da Planet".


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Registration Director

Stuart Ross

A "Washingtonian Best dentist" since the 1980's, Stuart sees success in dentistry and team racing as a great part of what makes up a fulfilling life.  DC Velo has helped underscore
how important  teamwork is in both racing and dentistry.


Committee Chairs & Ad Hoc Appointments

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Membership

Joe Rudolph

Father, husband, lacrosse coach, are just a few of the roles Joe plays outside of DC Velo, where he enjoys racing as well as contributing to the success of the team.


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Performance Director

Josh Frick

Josh is an integral part of the winning culture at DC Velo. Winner of 10 National Championships & over 100 races, he still takes more pleasure seeing a teammate achieve their goals than his own.


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Sponsorship

Mark Sommers

Track World Champion by day and attorney by night, Mark continues to be a driving force on the team helping to keep the team focused on delivering results while still keeping it fun.


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Clothing Czar

Randy Thrasher

A member of the 80's original Century Bike Racing Club, Randy uses his job as a design engineer to support his full-time cycling addiction and keep the team in good sartorial form.


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Website

Richard Baum

When not working on the next revolution in Big Data and Computing, Rich enjoys napping, bike rides that include stops at bakeries, and the odd ordnance establishment.


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Carbon Neutrality

Ryan McKinney

A 2014 Presidential Award winning science teacher and science department chair, Ryan brings an equal love for cycling and racing that lead to championship wins in 2009 and 2012.


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Training Camp

Ryan McKinney

A 2014 Presidential Award winning science teacher and science department chair, Ryan brings an equal love for cycling and racing that lead to championship wins in 2009 and 2012.