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Ride Report:  2016 Cross Florida
Ride Report: 2016 Cross Florida

Our “Adminator” and “Grand Poobah” John Will Tenney gives his account of the 2016 Cross Florida Ride. It was deja vu. Last year all over again. Climbing in to “Duncan’s” Ford pickup truck with Darren Hill and our bikes in the back. Fearing for my life as Duncan insisted on looking directly at me in the back seat while he

Holiday Monday Time Trial Series
Holiday Monday Time Trial Series

Working closely with the Central Florida Time Trial Group, our sponsors and our overseeing USA Cycling club: “Team Kyle’s Bike Shop”, we are putting on a six race Time Trial series featured on the legal holidays which fall on a Monday: January 19, February 16, May 25 (4th annual Charity Classic), July 6, September 7 (4th annual Cowbell Classic) and

Team Kyle’s Bike Shop
Team Kyle’s Bike Shop

Our cycling team, Hourglass Cycling, has joined forces with Team Kyle’s Bike Shop (Team KBS) effective January 2015. Club leaders met with Kyle Markel, owner of Kyle’s Bike Shop, several times over the last half of 2014. These meetings with Markel resulted in the merger. “It’s my goal to enable the Orlando Runners and Riders (ORR) to remain a separate

Rogue Pub Belgium Brewing Fest
Rogue Pub Belgium Brewing Fest

We were invited out to the Rogue Pub on Curry Ford Road to a Belgium Beer & Bikes Festival to set up a table. It was an excellent event and we were fortunate to have a photographer on hand from the Orlando Weekly there, Ms. Thuy Vi Gates. She took LOTS of pictures. Our favorite part was Kyle Markel from

Cowbell Classic Labor Day 40K USA Cycling Time Trial
Cowbell Classic Labor Day 40K USA Cycling Time Trial

Orlando Runners and Riders is proud to host the Third Annual Cowbell Classic as a CFL TT Group Time Trial on September 1st at 8am. It is open for all riders and bikes (must comply with USA Cycling safety requirements) on Deer Park Road in St. Cloud, FL. The venue is a 24.8 mile (40K) flat, smooth course as an

Sponsor Deals
Sponsor Deals

Yes, it’s true. We have some amazing new deals with two of our sponsors. Of course, we also have some great deals with our existing sponsors as well. Anyway, the new deals are: Werxx Wheels is offering significant discounts on their excellent carbon wheels. Please contact us below for more information. Bike Works is offering a tremendous, twice a year

Sunday Clermont Ride
Sunday Clermont Ride

Some of us are preparing for some “Big Climb” rides coming up in the fall and late summer: Blue Ridge Breakaway, Six Gap, Horse Farm 100 and Horrible Hundred to name but a few. In preparation for the climbs and descents of those “hilly” rides we are leading a ride in Clermont, FL every Sunday until September 22nd. We meet

Tuesday Night Time Trial

In order to avoid conflicts with several events on Father’s Day, we are moving the previously scheduled time trial to Tuesday night, June 18th, 6:30 pm sign in, 7pm launch. We will have plenty of daylight. Rain date will be Thursday night, June 20th. The 9.42 mile course has been very popular with the riders who have appeared for our

Open Planning Meeting

We will host an open meeting to plan the rest of the year this Thursday, May 30th at 6:30 pm. Location: Avalon Perks, 12001 Avalon Lake Drive, Orlando, FL 32828 The meeting is open to all members and those interested in the club. The group is dedicated to promoting outdoor exercise and staying healthy. We do not compete with any

First Practice Triathlon Results
First Practice Triathlon Results

Three competitors braved the cold waters of the Waterford Lakes pool in the first leg of our practice triathlon on March 24th. There is an increasing gravitation towards pools for triathlon swims in Florida. Certainly, many people feel safer in a pool than in open water. Brannon Moore, Dinah Philips and John Tenney participated in the first practice sprint Triathlon