About Us

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VeloSante is a cycling services company that produces safe, custom cycling events and tours for retailers, teams, clubs, organizations and groups of cycling enthusiasts.

Premier cycling destinations include the Natchez Trace Parkway, Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive, Florida's Hill Country and the northern tier of the United States.

Part of the year is focused on producing the Big Ride Across America, a 3300 mile, 48 day bicycle event.  A percentage of the proceeds is donated to a charitable organization.

Velosante is a small company focused on personalized service.  Clients deal directly with the owners, Charlton DuRant and Lynn Petrotte.

Charlton DuRant

Cycling took strong hold on Charlton in his youth as he spent six years, including high school, in Europe riding, racing and commuting. A few highlights of his cycling experiences include: Bicycle messenger in New York City, manager of two bike shops and part owner of a third, organizer for the Tour DuPont and the 1996 Atlanta Olympics Torch Relay, coach, promoter of United States Cycling Federation training camps and races. Charlton directs the Big Ride Across America. 

Lynn Petrotte 

In 2000 Lynn proudly rode every mile of the Big Ride Across America. As a spirited child, Lynn enjoyed the freedom the bicycle offered. In the years following she has developed into an enthusiastic fitness/sport rider and commuter. She is fluent in Spanish and has a M.Ed. in Bilingual Administration.  When not cycling, Lynn works as a sea kayak and stand-up paddleboard guide and instructor.  She studies yoga, dabbles in wholesome cuisine and is a gracious host. Lynn handles administration for VeloSante and the Big Ride Across America.

 

 

Trips and Services

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VeloSante offers custom cycling trips and cycling support services for events and enthusiasts.  

 

We offer

  • Route Planning
  • Logistical Support
  • Ride leadership
  • Camping Concierge Service
  • Cervelo Bicycle Rentals
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Bicycle Shipping
  • SAG support

 

Custom Trip Opportunities include

Natchez Trace Parkway - March, April, October, November

Blue Ridge Parkway - May & September

Skyline Drive Parkway - May & September

Florida's Hill Country - November - April

United States, Northern Tier - June - August

 

  • VeloSante's exclusive bicycle valet service is available for cyclists traveling by air. Bicycle door to door pick up and transport to ride destination is provided.  This allows riders to fly with their carry on only, and not hassle with a bike box, or risk damage to their bike.  Clients are reunited with their bikes at the predetermined location, (designated point of origin for the custom trip).  VeloSante's valet service saves riders time, money and provides peace of mind.

 

 

 

Rider Comments

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The Natchez trip is one of the best biking experiences that I have ever had.  Lynn and Charlton did an outstanding job with all aspects of the trip. Everything was well organized and planned.  I would not hesitate to book another trip with them.  – Flint Wiles

I thought I'd better write and thank you for helping make the Big Ride so special, because when I tried to tell you in person I started crying and couldn't get the words out. ... it was extremely difficult, extraordinarily fun, interesting, fulfilling…. The trip wouldn’t have gone nearly so well under anyone else’s leadership.  So thank you very much.  -2012 Big Rider

Charlton and Lynn are so very friendly and accomodating.  Their knowledge of cycling is unparalleled, and during the 2013 version of the Florida Bike SAFARI they met my every need.  I will definitely be a repeat customer.  - Len

You guys were truly amazing to be with these past 7 weeks.  I owe my safety, my well-being, and the time of my life to you guys.  - Cara

Thank you for everything! It was a real pleasure to meet you both.  You are an incarnation of "delighting the customer".  Beyond making arrangements for providing a bike and door-to-door transportation, your warm welcome each day added an extra dimension to the trip.  And no one can beat Charlton's vignettes from his past when it comes to scintillating conversation!  Thank you so much for making this a wonderful trip.  I hope to join you again on another trip.   -Barbara

The best thing about the trip was the incredible amount of personal attention that you lavished upon us.  If any of us even whispered that we had a concern, you were right on it. I have never been on a ride with this level of personal attention.   I would enthusiastically recommend VeloSante to others. -John, Grand Rapids, MI

We all talked about how well cared for we felt, and how you both removed all concerns... a great trip run by great people. Thank you so much! -Kathleen K.

 It was a great trip and a nice way to experience the south!  Beautiful scenery, wonderful company, great weather, delicious food, easy riding and good road surfaces with little traffic. Plus it was a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with fellow Big Riders and reminisce about the Big Ride experience.  (And I loved Charlton's jokes!) -Daria Kurkjy

The personal attention was beyond belief.  I felt vey well cared for, but not rushed, while on the road. Thanks!!!  -Margaret Peters

You went out of your way to accommodate us, from the unplanned stop at Elvis’s birthplace to satisfy Erin, to the stop at Brian’s school so we could see the murals, to the extra servings of Nutella (yuchh, I say) to please Darya and the others. We never felt rushed or harried, because you were well organized and timed things right.  The road was ideal for riding and the distances about right. The group size was perfect – small enough to get to know everyone and large enough not to get sick of anyone.  I feel very lucky to have become your customer, and your friend.   Fondly, Glenn   

Thank you, you made my dream come true. -2013 Big Rider

 

Big Ride 2015

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The Big Ride Across America is a seven week, 3,300 mile, fully supported bicycle ride from Seattle, Washington to Washington D.C.  A ride of a lifetime.  

This bicycle adventure, historically benefiting the American Lung Association, is designed to challenge the body, mind and spirit while raising awareness and funds for life-saving programs.  "When you can't breathe, nothing else matters."  Many people throughout the world have participated in this long standing tradition as riders, volunteers and donors.  

For more information about the 2015 Big Ride Across America contact us at: bigride2014@gmail.com / www.bigride.org /facebook:big ride across america

 

Special thanks to MotorLine our generous 2014 sponsor 

And, Marich Confectionery  

 

Florida Bicycle Safari

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VeloSante Cycling Services offers full concierge camping services, bicycle rentals, airport transfer service, and bicycle shipping for cyclists.  

VeloSante enhances your experience at the 35th Annual Bicycle Safari, April 11 – 16, 2015, in sunny Live Oak and Cherry Lake, Florida. For more information go to http://www.floridabicyclesafari.com/event.php, and see VeloSante under Event Support. Please note, the last day to reserve a tent and/or a chair is Tuesday, March 31.  

VeloSante provides quality bike rentals, concierge service and handles travel logistics so cyclists are free to focus on riding and enjoying themselves at the 2015 Florida Bicycle Safari.

 

VeloSante offers

  • Airport shuttles We offer safe, reliable transportation service, for you and your bicycle, in our comfortable 15-passenger van, between Jacksonville International Airport and the Florida Bicycle Safari.
  • Bicycle rentals Rent a Cervelo R3.  Make a reservation with your fit measurements, then bring your own pedals and saddle and we will set you up on a beautiful ride!  See the bikes at www.cervelo.com
  • Bicycle shipping No need to fly with your bike... ship your bike via Air Caddy and we will receive, assemble, repack and drop at FedEx.
  • Camping concierge service VeloSante provides a comfortable, carefree camping experience, including large tents, plush air mattresses, chairs and daily towel service.  Recharging stations, a secure bicycle corral, refreshments and mechanical assistance (tire pump, chain lube, minor adjustments) are included in the concierge package for Florida Bicycle Safari participants.

We set up and break down your tenting accommodations for you.  You will find your tent set up in Live Oak, we will move it to Cherry Lake, and take care of it at the end.

 

Pricing

Airport Shuttle Service: $140 round trip

                                      $75 one way only

   - between Jacksonville International Airport and the Florida Bicycle Safari

   - transportation is available Friday, April 25, Monday, April 28 and Thursday, May 1.

   - pricing includes you, your bicycle and gear

   - contact us before making booking travel

                             

Cervelo R3 Ultegra Equipped Bicycle Rentals

1 day: $80

2 days: $150

3 days: $210

4 day: $260

5 or 6 days: $300

- reservation required

- bring your fit measurements, pedals & saddle to the Florida Bicycle Safari

- size is limited by availability

- renter is responsible for any loss or damage to bicycle

Air caddy (bicycle shipping):

$50 round trip

$25 one way, incoming

$35 one way, outgoing

 - receiving and assembly prior to the event & repacking and delivery to FedEx after the event

 - shipping container & cost of shipping not included

  • If you are flying, or need to ship a bicycle, we have found Air Caddy to be a superior way of safely transporting a bike. Re-useable, wedge-shaped bicycle boxes can be purchased at www.aircaddy.com.  Use VeloSante as the VIP password when shipping to get a reduced rate.  On the front end, we receive, assemble and transport your bicycle to the event.  For the return trip, we repack and transport your bicycle to FED Ex.  Contact VeloSante for a ship to address and details.

 

Full Concierge Camping Service (Reservation must be placed by Sunday, April 6)

- includes Kelty 4-person tent, Kelty air mattress with quilted mattress cover, chair and daily towel service.  We set up and take down your tenting accommodations at the beginning in Live Oak, transfer day to Cherry Lake, and at the end of the event.

Six (6) nights

Single occupancy… $360 [queen or twin air mattress]

                     Double occupancy  $435 [one queen or two twin air mattresses]

 

Five (5) nights

                    Single occupancy… $300 [queen or twin air mattress]

                    Double occupancy… $360 [one queen or two twin air mattresses]

  

Three (3) nights

                     Single occupancy...$240 [queen or twin air mattress]

                     Double occupancy  $300 [one queen or two twin air mattresses]

 

A la carte

Kelty Chair with mesh back:  $25 (Reservation must be placed by Sunday, April 6)

Towel Service (daily towel & washcloth): $20

Kelty Chair & Towel Service Combo:  $40

 

For more information and to make reservations contact us.  We look forward to serving you!  

- Lynn & Charlton

VeloSante Cycling Services

828.545.1039

info@velosante.co

www.velosante.co

www.velosantecyclingservices.com

 

festiVELO 2014

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  Thank you for considering VeloSante when making bike rental, travel and lodging decisions.  
 
FestiVelo 2014 - November 5 - 10 - Santee, South Carolina

VeloSante handles camping needs and travel logistics, so you can spend more time riding and relaxing!

We offer cyclists:

*     Camping concierge service

*     Bicycle rentals

*     Airport shuttles

*     Bicycle shipping

Scroll down for details.

Bicycle Rentals

 

 

 

 

  

Airport Shuttle Service

- between Charleston International Airport & Santee State Park

 

 

   - you, your bicycle & gear

Air caddy (bicycle shipping):

 

 - receiving, assembly, repacking, and delivery to FedEx

 - shipping container & shipping not included

If you are flying, or need to ship a bicycle, we have found Air Caddle to be a superior way of safely transporting a bike. Re-useable, wedge-shaped bicycle boxes can be purchased at www.aircaddy.com.  Use VeloSante as the VIP password when shipping to get a reduced rate.  On the front end, we receive, assemble and transport your bicycle to the festiVELO.  On the back end, we repack and transport your bicycle to the FED Ex location.  Contact VeloSante Cycling for a ship to address and details.

VeloSante Cycling 

828.545.1039

info@velosante.co

www.velosante.co

Horrible Hundred

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The Florida Hill Country - Waterfront Park, Clermont, Florida - November 15-16, 2014

TWO DAYS-THREE ROUTES-SEVEN MOUNTAINS-4000 BURNING LEGS

Sponsored by the Florida Freewheelers. ...It's only HORRIBLE if you miss it!

Stop by the VeloSante booth and look for our 15-Passenger Van providing SAG at the Horrible Hundred.

VeloSante Cycling offers Horrible Hundred participants bicycle rentals and bicycle shipping.

Bicycle rentals

Rent a Cervelo R3.  Make a reservation with your fit measurements, then bring your own pedals and saddle and we’ll set you up on a fantastic ride!  See the bikes at www.cervelo.com

Bicycle shipping 

No need to fly with your bike... ship your bike via Air Caddy and we will receive, assemble, repack and drop at FedEx.                                                                                                                                                                    

 

♦ Pricing ♦

 

Cervelo R3 Bicycle Rentals*

1 day:  $80

2 days: $150

* reservation required

* bring your fit measurements, pedals & saddle to the HBF

* size is limited by availablility

* renter is responsible for any loss or damage to bicycle

 

Air caddy (bicycle shipping):  $50

 - receiving and assembly prior to the event & repacking and delivery to FedEx after the event

 - shipping container & cost of shipping not included

  • If you are flying, or need to ship a bicycle, we have found Air Caddle to be a superior way of safely transporting a bike. Re-useable, wedge-shaped bicycle boxes can be purchased at www.aircaddy.com.  Use VeloSante as the VIP password when shipping to get a reduced rate.  On the front end, we receive, assemble and transport your bicycle to the event.  For the return trip, we repack and transport your bicycle to FED Ex.  Contact VeloSante Cycling for a ship to address and details.

 

For more information, to inquire about camping concierge service, and to make reservations contact Charlton DuRant

VeloSante Cycling

828.545.1039

velosante1@gmail.com

www.velosantecyclingservices.com

 

 

 

Highlands Bike Fest

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VeloSante Cycling Services enhances your cycling experience at the 17th Annual Highlands Bike Fest, December 5-7, 2014 in sunny Sebring, Florida.

 

For event information go to http://highlandsbikefest.com or click on the banner.

 

VeloSante provides quality bike rentals, concierge service and handles travel logistics so cyclists are free to focus on riding and enjoying themselves at the Highlands Bike Fest!

R3 3/4

 

VeloSante offers

  • Airport shuttles We offer safe, reliable transportation service, for you and your bicycle, in our comfortable 15-passenger van, between Orlando International Airport and the Highlands Bike Fest in Sebring, Florida.

 

  • Bicycle rentals Rent a Cervelo R3.  Make a reservation with your fit measurements, then bring your own pedals and saddle and we’ll set you up on a beautiful ride!  See the bikes at www.cervelo.com

 

  • Bicycle shipping No need to fly with your bike... ship your bike via Air Caddy and we will receive, assemble, repack and drop at FedEx.

 

  • Camping concierge service VeloSante provides a comfortable, carefree camping experience, including large tents, plush air mattresses, towel service and chairs especially for Highland Bike Fest cyclists.

 

 

Pricing

Airport Shuttle Service: $115 one/each way

   - between Orlando International Airport and Sebring, Florida

   - transportation prior to December 6 and after conclusion of the Highland Bike Festival

   - includes you, your bicycle and gear

Cervelo R3 Bicycle Rentals

1 day: $80

2 days: $150

3 days: $210

 

- reservation required

- bring your fit measurements, pedals & saddle to the HBF

- size is limited by availability

- renter is responsible for any loss or damage to bicycle

 

Air caddy (bicycle shipping): $50

 - receiving and assembly prior to the event & repacking and delivery to FedEx after the event

 - shipping container & cost of shipping not included

  • If you are flying, or need to ship a bicycle, we have found Air Caddy to be a superior way of safely transporting a bike. Re-useable, wedge-shaped bicycle boxes can be purchased at www.aircaddy.com.  Use VeloSante as the VIP password when shipping to get a reduced rate.  On the front end, we receive, assemble and transport your bicycle to the event.  For the return trip, we repack and transport your bicycle to FED Ex.  Contact VeloSante for a ship to address and details.

Full Concierge Camping Service

- includes Kelty 4-person tent, Kelty air mattress, chair, daily towel service

 

                     Single occupancy, 4 night:  $240

                     [one twin air mattress]

                     Double occupancy, 4 night: $300

                     [one queen or two twin air mattresses]

                     Single occupancy, 3 night:  $190

                     [one twin air mattress]

                     Double occupancy 3 night: $250

                     [one queen or two twin air mattresses]

 

Kelty Chair with mesh back:  $25

Towel Service (daily towel & washcloth): $20

Kelty Chair & Towel Service Combo:  $40

 

For more information and to make reservations contact Charlton DuRant

VeloSante Cycling Services

828.545.1039

velosante1@gmail.com

www.velosantecyclingservices.com

Road Titans 300+

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Discover the Titan in you at the Road Titans 300+ in South Carolina’s beautiful Oconee County!


Whether you are transporting your bike to Oconee, planning to rent a bicycle for the event or are in need of a ride to or from the airport, VeloSante Cycling Services offers optimum personalize service at special rates exclusively for Road Titans 300+ registered riders.

 

Bicycle Shipping
Air Caddy is the superior way of safely transporting a bike if you are flying. Go to www.aircaddy.com to purchase your re-useable, wedge-shaped bicycle box and enter VeloSante as the VIP password to get the reduced rate on shipping. 

The VeloSante package also includes:
-Receiving and assembling your bicycle prior to the Road Titans 300+ event and transporting it to the event.
-Repacking your bicycle after the event and transporting it back to you through FedEx. 

Special offer: $50*
*Shipping container & cost of shipping not included. Contact VeloSante for a Ship to address and details as listed below.


Bicycle Rentals
Rent a Cervelo R3 for the Road Titans 300+
1 day: $80
2 days: $150
3 days: $210

PLEASE NOTE: Reservation is required and sizes are limited due to availability. You must bring your fit measurements, pedals & saddle to the Road Titans 300+ event. You will be responsible for any loss or damage to the rented bicycle.

Ground Transportation
Don’t want to rent a car or drive? We’ve got you covered. VeloSante Cycling Services provides van shuttle transportation on November 5th and 6th from Greenville–Spartanburg International Airport to Seneca City and on November 9th and 10th from Seneca City to Greenville–Spartanburg International Airport.

$70 each way, per person including bicycle and luggage, for groups of four riders or more**
Contact us for additional transportation services.

If you’re interested in taking advantage of these offers, please note that space is limited and confirm no later than October 31st, by contacting us at VeloSante Cycling Services, Charlton DuRant 828-545-1039, velosante1@gmail.com

A la orden.
 

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Charlton DuRant & Lynn Petrotte

828-545-1039

velosante1@gmail.com

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