Northwest Velo is a competitive bicycle racing team based in the Pacific Northwest, comprised of ~100 racers of all levels, some thirty of whom are members of our Junior Development Team.
Northwest Velo (NWV) is the managing entity behind the First Rate Mortgage Cycling Team presented by Cherrish Your Health. It is an amateur, co-ed team consisting of more than 70 riders of all competitive cycling abilities. NWV supports a Junior Development Team in addition to fielding squads in every adult racing category.
The team has been going strong for over 20 years. It was originally founded under the name Pazzo Velo in 1988, and was sponsored by Saturn of Bellevue for many years. In 2003 First Rate Mortgage, a northwest-based mortgage lender known for its commitment to “Cyclists Helping Cyclists” took over the title sponsorship role. First Rate Mortgage’s owners and senior management actively participate as team members.
NWV membership is open to prospective new riders during the off season. The team welcomes riders of all experience levels interested in competitive racing and are willing to commit to a minimum of 10 races per year. Feel free to join us for our “Meet the Team” rides in the Fall, or introduce yourself out on the road.
### OUR MISSION
To continue to be one of the most respected and well know racing organizations sanctioned by the United States Cycling Authority (USA Cycling)
To promote our sponsors via an aggressive race schedule and sports marketing agenda throughout the entire (year-round) cycling season
To continue to represent our sponsors through community involvement as a professional organization centered around “giving back” to the community and the promotion of a healthy, fit lifestyle