Velo Allegro was founded by a group of 20 bicycle racing and fitness enthusiasts. Since then, the club has grown to over 100 members.
While the Club’s membership numbers have certainly changed, one thing has always remained the same — Velo Allegro’s mission to actively support and promote the sport of cycling. Our members, consisting of varying abilities, engage in activities that encompass the entire range of the sport of cycling; from recreational fun and fitness rides to the heart-throbbing, adrenaline-pumping action of racing.
To actively support and grow the sport of cycling and contribute to our local community.
To be the best cycling club in Southern California and provide a safe and welcoming environment for members to achieve their cycling goals.
- Be good cycling citizens
- Provide a safe riding environment
- Develop member skills
- Be active in bicycle related causes
- Benefit the community
Thanks to Velo Allegro’s Long Beach-base, the club attracts many beginning and recreational cyclists that are looking for cool, scenic rides that only Southern California can provide. Velo Allegro is a great club for newcomers to the sport or for those that are looking to keep fit and have fun with a great group of people that share a common interest.
Each year, Velo Allegro, through the Bikes For Kids program, selects an area elementary school to surprise with bikes, helmets and locks for every student. Members, sponsors and friends of the club donate their time, money and energy to this fantastic event. Velo Allegro supports the Long Beach Rescue Mission through member donations of needed items, gift cards and cash donations.
Velo Allegro is a recognized USA Cycling club. As part of USAC, Velo Allegro holds an annual race, the Velo Allegro St. Patrick’s Day Criterium, and has promoted Cyclocross racing in the fall at El Dorado Park in Long Beach. Velo Allegro supports its members with race reimbursement and other value-added programs. Over the years, Velo Allegro members have won several state, national, and world titles.