Wednesday, February 14, 2007

TN Bellas Columbia Cyclocross Report, Jan. 13, 14, 27, 28

:: Columbia Cyclocross Report, Jan. 13 and 14 ::


1st place :: Molly Graves
2nd place :: Laura Sweeney
3rd place :: Joy Denney


1st place :: Laura Sweeney

The dollars have not been counted, but the Velo Bellas of Tennessee can call their cyclocross bake sale a success!! In addition to feeding hungry racers, we had three Bellas participate on Saturday and one on Sunday.

Our podium gals, Saturday, January 13, from left: Joy, Laura, Molly

:: Columbia Cyclocross Report, Jan. 27 and 28 ::

Saturday was a great day for women, with a turnout from some of the best females in the area. Temps were a little nippy but fine, with temps in the upper 40s at race time.


1st :: Becky Walter, Nashville, TN
2nd :: Carolyn Heichel, Nashville TN
3rd :: Joanie Redman, Team MOAB, Nashville, TN
4th :: Laura Sweeney, Velo Bella KONA TN
5th :: Angela Brown, Velo Bella KONA TN
6th :: Dee Davis, Velo Bella KONA TN
7th :: Yvonne Horn, Velo Bella KONA TN

Sunday, the weather challenged even the bystanders, with a race temp of 32 degrees or so, and gusts of wind not for the faint of heart! Our women still had a good showing that day, and braved the temps with smiles on their faces.


1st place :: Molly Graves, Velo Bella KONA TN
2nd place :: Laura Sweeney, Velo Bella KONA TN
3rd place :: Dee Davis, Velo Bella KONA TN

Full results are at the Columbia Cycling Club website,

Natasha, our first pro Bella in the Southeast, swept the Seniors on Sunday!! She was the only female in the category and walked away with 1st!!

Senior (19-29)
1st :: Natasha Cowie (pictured below)

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All of the pics are from Sunday's chilly race. Pics from Saturday will be posted as soon as they become available. Natasha is in the red helmet, Laura in the pink helmet, Molly was decked out in rad socks and pink "Hot Cyclocross Buns" underwear in honor of our bake sale," and Dee has the yellow helmet with the white balaclava.


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The Tennessee Bellas kick off 2007!!

The Tennessee group of Velo Bella-KONA women kicked off 2007 with a Business, Biscuits and Gravy meeting January 21 at Café Loveless in Nashville, Tennessee. There were many new Bellas, including Natasha, a SE pro Bella, and Sandy, an expert Bella. Both are students at Sewanee.

On the roster for the year are many things, including a co-sponsored MTB race at Mousetail Landing with the Jackson Spokes. Stay tuned!

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Saturday, February 10, 2007

Georgia Bella Information

Welcome to the Georgia Bellas!

The Georgia Velo Bellas started out as an Atlanta-based track squad but has now spread to most of North Georgia, Western North Carolina, South Carolina and Alabama. Our members are active in recreational group riding (such as coffee and social rides), triathlons, road racing, mountain bike riding and racing, track and cyclocross!

Tennessee Bella Information

Welcome to the Tennessee Bellas!

Tennessee Velo Bella-KONA is the newest state chapter addition to the "Southern Bellas." Started in December of 2005, VB Tennessee now boasts riders and racers of all ages and walks of life – from college students to grandmothers, beginner riders to Velo Bella Pro team members! (Go Natasha!)
We compete in road, mountain, cyclocross, triathlon, and even Ironman events! Our 2006 team included Tennessee Bicycle Racing Association (TBRA) State Champion jersey winners in the Sport 20-29 and 30+ age groups, as well as a 2nd place TBRA and 2nd place Southeastern Regional Championships (SERC) winner in the Expert category.
VB Tennessee hopes that the 2007 season will be bigger and better than ever. We are also planning other events to make a bigger presence in women’s cycling in Tennessee and the Southeastern region.

Still not convinced we are the most exciting thing to happen to women’s cycling in Tennessee?
Here's our Top Ten Reasons to join Velo Bella TN!
1. You can talk to other women about saddle sores (and other unknown rashes) and get REAL information without anyone laughing (because we ALL know that it's just not that funny!).
2. No one will laugh at you if you don't know how to: change a tire, inflate your tire, remove your front wheel.
3. You want another acceptable excuse to wear pink and purple - just like the 80's.
4. You want a chance to have a cocktail at a team meeting... where else can you do that?
5. Your team mates will share their shorts with you when you arrive at your first race "bottomless." (Angie V.!)
6. Your team mates will stick with you during your first race even if it does mean the very back of the pack. (Molly G.!)
7. You don't want a "hammerfest" EVERY time you ride....
8. ...because sometimes it's not how fast you ride but how good you look doing it...and THEN dusting the competition.
9. You always wanted to be in a sorority... except this one does not involve hazing... much.
10. You don't always want to ride with a bunch of guys who shave their legs better than you do.

Local ContactWant to know more about the Tennessee Chapter of Velo Bella? Send us an e-mail or join our YAHOO! message board.

Tennessee Velo Bella-KONA 2007 Events :: Watch for updates here!

Mouse Tail Challenge MTB Race :: April 22 We're co-sponsoring this race with the Jackson Spokes bike club!

:: How to Join Velo Bella Tennessee ::

(1) Visit and click "join this group!"
(2) After you've been accepted, you'll find, in the files section, the Velo Bella Waiver form.
(3) Fill out the waiver, and return to Molly Graves.
(4) Purchase your jersey at