Press Release: Green Line Velo driven by Zipcar announces 2016 Sponsors

GLV 2016 Kit Design

Green Line Velo is entering its eighth season as Boston’s premier development and elite cycling program. For the sixth consecutive year, Zipcar Boston is the presenting sponsor of the team. Zipcar helps provide vehicles, fuel, and logistical solutions to deliver us to races in New England and across the US every weekend. Zipcar was founded in 2000 in Cambridge, and has since become the world’s leading car-sharing network. For individuals living in an urban setting, Zipcar is the convenient answer to active people looking to get out of the city on weekends, carpooling with friends and family, all without the hassle of owning a car in the city. For a competitive cycling team based in Boston, traveling to some of the biggest races on the east coast, Zipcar has been a perfect partner for the team.

Silicon Valley Bank - SVB joins for 2016 as a strategic community sponsor.  For more than 30 years, Silicon Valley Bank has helped innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward quickly. SVB provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation centers around the world. With commercial, international and private banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators.  SVB and GLV will work to build stronger relationships between the cycling and tech communities through community education and events.  GLV will also be supporting SVB during their Best Buddies charity ride.   

GLV’s on the bike and casual apparel is provided by Craft Sportswear North America. Craft Sportswear is one of the worldwide leaders in the manufacturing of cycling, running, and skiing apparel. Their custom cycling apparel has been worn, tested, and perfected by some of the best riders in the professional peloton for over a decade. Craft Sportswear North America is headquartered in nearby Beverly, MA and offers one of the best custom cycling programs around. Green Line Velo has partnered with Craft Sportswear since 2013.

As a Boston-based cycling team with a strong connection to the cycling community of greater Boston thanks to our Wednesday Night Group ride and other events, we are excited to be supported by local businesses/organizations such as Zipcar, Silicon Valley Bank, Otto Pizza, Ultimate Aesthetics, and MassBike.

For 2016 GLV is partnering with MassBike, to better promote bicycle advocacy, infrastructure and cycling lifestyles in the Metro-Boston area and beyond. Beyond racing, the bike is an integral part to most of our lives as we train on the open roads, commute to work, or simply just ride to get around the urban landscape of Boston. MassBike, the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes a bicycle-friendly environment and encourages bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation. GLV will be partaking in MassBike's educational programs, and they will also be the charity partner for the Otto Boston to Portland community ride. Members of MassBike enjoy benefits such as access to classes and workshops, discounts on car sharing and insurance, and opportunities to help better support cycling in Massachusetts. Join today!

Otto Pizza on Commonwealth Avenue makes the best pizza in the northeast, and has been GLV’s favorite post-ride hangout for years.  This year, Otto has partnered with GLV to support our racing efforts and group ride even more than in the past, and GLV will connect the Boston store that we are so familiar with by riding from Boston to Otto’s flagship location in Portland, Maine to support charity.

Ultimate Aesthetics is Dr. Steven R. Bader, DMD PC, one of the leading cosmetic dentists in the Boston area. His practice in Newton prides itself on customer service and top-level dentistry work. Dr. Bader has long been an avid cyclist and a patron of our Wednesday Night Group Rides, and we're excited that he continues to support our team!

With the team’s increase in travel for both training and racing, we are pleased to have partnered with for 2016. offers convenient, insured bicycle shipping. is a great alternative to the hassles and exorbitant fees associated with flying with your bike. Simply create your shipment online at and you can have your bike waiting for you at your destination, with a safe and on-time delivery guaranteed.

OSMO Nutrition is a scientifically-driven nutrition company focused on hydration and protein recovery products that make the body perform optimally. In addition, Osmo’s founder Dr Stacy Sims is an expert in gender-specific differences in nutritional needs and has consequently developed gender-specific products under the motto “Women are not small men”.

The team is very proud to have built strong relationships with some of the most innovative and successful companies in the world of cycling. Our returning technical partners include Craft Sportswear North America, Landry’s Bicycles Boston, Specialized Bicycle Components, Pedro’s, Schwalbe, SRAM, Zipp, and Speedplay.

Landry’s Bicycles is the leading bike shop in the Metro-Boston area with seven stores. In addition to providing some of the best cycling equipment available, Landry’s offers certified bicycle fitting as well as top-notch mechanical services, chosen every year to support the Pan-Mass Challenge. Heavily involved in bicycle advocacy and community outreach, Landry’s is ranked as one of America’s Best Bike Shops, and recently garnered Interbike’s 2015 Retailer of the Year award. Since the founding of the team in 2009, Green Line Velo has been partnered with the Landry’s Boston store.

Piloting riders to Monument, Grand Tour and World Championship victories, Specialized is hands down the best manufacturer of bikes in the world. In addition to road racing, Specialized has the best offerings for all forms of cycling, including cyclocross, mountain biking, recreational riding, touring and commuting. Be sure to check out the new S-Build program, where riders can build their dream S-Works bike!
Green Line Velo has been riding Specialized bikes, helmets, shoes, and accessories since 2012.

Pedro’s is a leading manufacturer of tools and bicycle care products. Based in Massachusetts since 1989, they have developed tools, cleaners, and lubricants that are used by professional bicycle mechanics all over the world. Our team is lucky to work with the brilliant, passionate and very local executives of Pedro’s North America. We are constantly testing their latest tools, along with environmentally friendly cleaner and lubricant prototypes to help them develop their products to perform at the highest level. Green Line Velo has used Pedro’s products to take care of our bikes for years, and we are proud to partner with Pedro’s again in 2016. Follow us throughout the season to see the latest products that Pedro’s has to offer.

Schwalbe is one of the top manufacturers of bicycle tires in the world. With a wide array of tires for all cycling activities, Schwalbe offers the fastest, most-durable, most-reliable tires around. Green Line Velo riders have been commuting, training and racing on Schwalbe tires since 2010. You will find our riders training on Schwalbe’s Durano line and racing on their One and Pro One clincher, tubeless and tubular tires.

SRAM is the leading innovator of cycling componentry in the world. They are the manufacturers of the world's lightest high-performance group sets across all cycling disciplines. GLV riders have been riding and racing on SRAM groupsets since the team was started. We couldn't be more happy than to partner with a company that continually supports the growth of cycling globally.

For decades, Zipp Speed Weaponry out of Indianapolis has made the fastest wheels in the world. No other company has spent more time continually making the fastest wheel designs even faster, and year after year they continue to push the boundaries. Whether it's a time trial, a criterium, the high mountain stage of the Tour or a simple training ride, Zipp has the best wheels for any condition. GLV is proud to put our riders on Zipp wheels!

Speedplay pedals have long been the personal choice of the team's top riders, as well as some of top professionals in the world. Based in San Diego, their pedals are always at the leading edge of performance cycling, being the most innovative, adjustable, lightweight and durable pedal system available. They're made in the US too! We're proud to partner with Speedplay this year and put our riders on the best pedals in cycling.

With our returning and new sponsors we have a number of new community-based initiatives planned for 2016 to further grow the sport of cycling in New England and beyond. Stay tuned throughout the year with updates on our events.

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Green Line Velo driven by Zipcar 2016 Sponsors:
Zipcar, Inc.
Silicon Valley Bank
Craft Sportswear North America
Landry’s Bicycles - Boston
Specialized Bicycle Components
Ultimate Aesthetics
Otto Pizza
ATP Race Consulting
OSMO Nutrition
Schwalbe Tires
Speedplay Pedals