Need a Massage? Call Linda Craig.

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Longtime supporter and friend Linda Craig spoke to us at our meeting last night. For those of you who missed it, Linda has been massaging cyclists for 30+ years, and has a long affiliation with Violet Crown. As a benefit to VC members, and to encourage folks to find out what massage can do for their cycling, she is offering new massage clients who are VC members a 25% discount, good until December 5. For more info about Linda, click HERE to access her website. And what are the benefits of massage, you ask? Linda answers that in the document below. This is a great offer, so make sure to take advantage of it!

Why Join Violet Crown?

  • High quality and professionally designed kits at deep discounts
  • Reimbursement for race and ride entry fees
  • Discount at Mellow Johnny’s – 20% on merchandise (except bikes); 10% on labor
  • Club bike deal from MJs
  • Four great weekly group rides
  • Monthly meetings with guest speakers on topics of interest to cyclists (and beer!)
  • Teammates in races
  • Private discussion group to swap information and prepare before races
  • Being part of a community of active riders and racers.
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Austin, TX 78766