LA GRANGE BOARD CLUB MEETINGS

WHEN:
2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM

WHERE:
Yahoo Center Food Court
2425 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica,CA 90404

Check the event calendar to confirm.
All members are welcome.

Board of Directors

Robert Efthimos - President

Robert currently serves as the club's President and is also an active Cat 2 and master's racer. When not spending time with his wife and baby daughter, Robert works with a tremendous team of La Grange volunteers to build and maintain a first-class cycling club for both racers and recreational cyclists alike.

Brian Pera - Secretary

Brian Pera has been involved with cycling and a member of La Grange since 2007. Although he's an architect by day, he is also a casual Cat 4 racer and volunteers much of his time towards the club's management and events. His inclination towards graphic design, organizational skills and breadth of technical knowledge have led Brian to an active role in the club's kit designs and as one of the race directors for the Brentwood Grand Prix. And if you should ever have trouble getting in touch with Brian, he can usually be found on Sunday mornings on the Nichols ride.

Joe Camacho - Treasurer

Biking aficionado for several decades. First “real” bike Muddy Fox/Suntour groupo. Throughout the years Joe cycled, for recreation, as a commuter and to stay in shape. These days Joe concentrates on the track. As a board member Joe manages the club finances and looks for ways to continue to deliver on the club’s mission “to support grass roots racing.”

Marco Fantone - Past President

Marco Fantone and Velo Club La Grange came together in 1997 as the result of a skiing accident and group rides haven’t been the same since! A member of the La Grange board of directors since 2001, Marco served as club president from 2009-2012. Always one to sweat the details, Marco has consistently been involved in the design of club clothing, team framesets and the look and feel of La Grange’s signature event, the Brentwood Grand Prix bike race. When he’s not making contributions to his ad agency, you can find this Cat2 racer competing in Masters 35+ and 45+ races or mixing it up on the weekly club rides.

Larry Goodman - Director

Larry Goodman has been a LaGrange member since 2005. He views cycling as a way of life that includes many miles of conversation and pastries. Through the years he has travelled by bike in several other countries in search of the perfect apres bike pastry and competed in the California Triple Crown, Double Century series. Since joining LaGrange he has organized the Ride Ambassador program, served on the BGP steering committee and led the Tuesday JV ride as often as possible.When not on the bike or talking about biking, he gets paid to sell Software solutions into the Media and Entertainment market.

Rich Hirschinger - Director

I was originally a member of La Grange starting around 1985. A double spinal fusion in 2009 kept me off the bike for a few years but I'm happy to be riding again. I have a private practice treating chronic head and neck pain in Beverly Hills including headaches, sleep apnea and snoring, head and neck muscle pain, nerve pain and TMJ.

Joseph Santa Cruz - Director

ride to live : live to ride

Brian Koester - Director

Brian joined the club back in 1994 so that he could get more fit. That turned into racing for a few years. The he got married and had three great kids. Flash forward 10 years and he picked up the bike again along with his daughter Ivy and his son Dexter. Nothing is more fun then riding with your kids.

Joseph Duerr - Director

I have enjoyed road cycling most of my life. In 2007 I had a serious injury while on my road bike. Several years later I decided to get back into cycling, and very glad I did. I've met so many fine people that make up our club, Velo Club La Grange. It is now time for me to give back to those, what they have given to me. I am proud to be a Director of this very fine cycling club.


Velo Club La Grange

Velo Club La Grange is one of California's largest and oldest cycling clubs with over 500 members nationwide. The club was founded by Raymond Fouquet in 1969 and fields one of the top amateur racing teams in the United States. Past members include a Tour de France stage winner, an Olympic gold medalist, and numerous U.S. National and California state champions. La Grange is the recipient of the USA Cycling 2007 CLUB OF THE YEAR award. Along with the Club's dedication to bicycle racing, the club welcomes new and inexperienced riders with a passion for cycling.

La Grange promotes a doping-free competitive environment and complies with the policies of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Elite racers sign the Athlete's Pledge for Clean Sport & Fair Competition.

La Grange is active in the cycling and fitness communities. Our continuing public policy work with state and local government has led to major improvements in safety for all users of California roads. In addition, the Club sponsors an annual scholarship (or internship) in public policy and urban planning. La Grange sponsors and annual fundraiser for Meals on Wheels of West L.A.


501(c)(3) California Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation 95-4000746

United States Cycling Federation Number 1232