OUR MISSION

Our mission at VC is to bring together cyclists of all ages, types and abilities to promote the sport of cycling. 


WHO WE ARE

Formally established in 1981, Violet Crown is the oldest and largest bicycle club in Austin and one of the oldest and largest bicycle clubs in Texas. We are affiliated with USA Cycling, the national governing body for bicycle racing in the U.S., and the Texas Bicycle Racing Association

Violet Crown is governed by a set of bylaws and overseen by a six-member board of directors. The club holds a registered trademark on its name issued by the U.S Patent and Trademark Office for cycling-related endeavors and is registered with the Texas Secretary of State and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a 501c(4) charitable organization.


OUR VALUES

Leadership - We take responsibility and guide others. We are ambassadors for the sport.

Integrity - We do the right thing.

Respect - We respect each other and our peers. We generate trust and openness.

Equality - We treat people fairly and provide opportunities for all.


MONTHLY MEETINGS

We hold regular meetings at 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month.   

Monthly club meetings are open to the public and typically feature a guest speaker or other presentations as well as club business. Prior to the start of each meeting, members and other participants enjoy pizza or other light refreshments and beverages provided by the club.   

The club currently holds its monthly meetings at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop in Austin.
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HISTORY OF THE VIOLET CROWN JERSEY DESIGN

Violet Crown began back in the early '80s in the front room of a small bike shop at Guadalupe and 17th Street. Phil Sladek had the first club jerseys made in Guadalajara where he was living. Things have come a long way in the last 30 years!




ARCHIVE NEWSLETTERS

Before there were emails and internet, we corresponded with our members through a mailed Newsletter. Each issue is filled with race highlights and report, personal rider stories, and comics, all bikes related! Browse the archive and check out some history.


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The Violet Crown Sports Association
P. O. Box 6815 

Austin, TX 78762


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