We ask that new members of AV either be involved in the local residential or commercial building industry, or that they be actively involved in the building process as an end-user.  Our group is trying to bring together building professionals and end users in a low-pressure atmosphere. That said, the benefits of membership in AV include:

I. Network with Building Industry Professionals and Potential Residential and Commercial Builder Clients

II. Get the inside scoop on lots of local mountain, cyclocross and road rides.

III. Look pro with an Alpine Velo Kit (visit the Gear tab)

IV. We’ll pay your (reasonable) race entry fees if you do the following:

1. Wear the AV kit
2. Place on the podium (the podiums are usually 5 deep)
3. Get a photo of yourself on the podium
4. Prepare a brief paragraph about your experience in the race
5. Submit to Team Management and we’ll get your photo on the web to celebrate and then send you a payment via paypal.  Just ask Michael Lodoen…we paid all 5 of his entry fees for the Super Prestige Cyclocross series, for which he was the overall winner!

V. Many of our sponsors are offering significant discounts to our membership, including:

Neighborhood Tech Support – In-shop PC tuneup $80

* Clean out temporary files / directories
* Download and Install latest updates for:
* Windows or MAC OS
* Anti Virus
* Anti Spyware
* Remove Unneeded Programs
* Clean Start up programs
* Defrag Harddisk
* Check Automatic Backup (if needed)
* Air Clean System Fans for optimal ventilation

Our bike shop sponsor, Cognition Cyclery in Mountain View, is offering discounts on bikes, parts, accessories, and labor. Just tell them you’re from Alpine Velo!

Breaking Away Bicycle Tours, Inc. is also a club sponsor and has graciously offered a $250 discount on a tour, or sign up 11 rider friends for a group tour and the 12th rider rides free!

Cyclocross Magazine – get half off on subscriptions and Cyclocross swag. 
Go to http://cxmagazine.com/subscribe to subscribe, and enter "alpinevelo" under the coupon code. 

My Race Sticker - specializes in custom cut-vinyl decals for runners of all distance disciplines and cyclists of all sorts. They can also create and produce large quantity stickers, both cut-vinyl and regular for businesses and events. Use the coupon code av2011 at www.myracesticker.com to receive 10% off any order during 2011. For custom or business related vinyl lettering contact them at sales@myracesticker.com. Send your vehicle "wrapping" quote and let them bid on it, yes they're in Michigan, but we might be able to do business together.

Please visit our facebook group page to join and take advantage of these benefits.