Frenchman Raymond Fouquet founded
Velo Club La Grange in 1969. Named after a French restaurant
of the same name (which he also founded), it is his spirit
of camaraderie and sportsmanship which has guided us through
four decades of growth, prosperity and Sunday Nichols rides
- not to mention some of the freshest baguettes in town!
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 2007CLUB 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.
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'.
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.
California Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation 95-4000746
United States Cycling Federation Number 1232