Team Velocause Centraal Cycling

Mission Racing to Give!

Velocause Centraal Cycling is a collaborative project initiated by socially conscious Masters bicycle racers who have a deep passion for civic responsibility and share a desire to give back to the communities that support them.  Our Velocause Centraal Cycling Masters bicycle racers who are all over 35 years of age, hail from the ranks of successful business people, professors, entrepreneurs and doctors.  The idea for Velocause Centraal Cycling came about because these Masters’ racers wanted to turn their passion for cycling into a means to help children at risk.  While the thrill of a race victory might last for a few moments, leaving a legacy of helping children through the sport of cycling will endure far longer.  This legacy is the premise of Velocause Centraal Cycling.

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Velocause Centraal Cycling prioritizes three areas of children’s health and development that cycling can play a critical role in improving.  By focusing on the cognitive, physical, and environmental conditions that are central to childhood well being, Velocause Centraal Cycling is able to target partner organizations for which we can be of greatest help.

Preliminarily, we have identified non-profit organizations that emphasize childhood fitness, education, children afflicted with cancer, as well as promote energy conservation and sustainability.  Each of these three areas of emphasis correlates strongly with the positive benefits of bicycling.  We continue to work to identify partner organizations, to determine the most effective ways to promote our issues, and develop criteria for partner organizations to solicit us for grants.

TEAM Velocause Centraal Cycling rides and races in sanctioned events across Wisconsin and northern Illinois to drive greater visibility to both the foundations that work on behalf of children and the corporate sponsors that support their efforts where TEAM Velocause Centraal Cycling activity promotes solutions to these critical issues.  And all team winnings are donated to the causes we support!

Moreover, team members participate in workshops and other activities that help our partner organizations publicize their efforts and engage their client populations.

Name: Michael Daws
Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA (currently in Elm Grove, WI)
Occupation: Director of Sales - Hawk Performance
Family: Married with children
Years Racing: 9
Racing Discipline: Criteriums/Road Racing/Fatbike
Racing Highlights:  
  1st Place - 2015 CXC Cup Cyclocross (M Cat 4)
  1st Place - 2015 WCA LAPT Omni Crit (M 3/4)
  2nd Place Overall - 2013 WI State Criterium Masters 3 Championship (50-54)
  1st Place Overall Winner - 2011 WCA Masters 3 Championship (45+)
  1st Place Overall Winner - 2011 WI State Criterium Masters 3 Championship (45-49)
Past: Professional Motocross, SCORE Class 2 & 10 Off-Road
Favorites: Our savior Jesus Christ, hanging with my family, tandem rides with my wife, long group rides, mountain biking, coaching soccer, amazing wine, kayaking, Kauai & Mexican food.

Daws