Team

Aaron Prange
President / Custom Home Builder
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Dave Harstad
Vice-President / Commercial Real Estate Broker

Residence: bloomington, IN

Education: Indiana University, BA, 1995
University of Minnesota, JD, 2001

Bio: First got into bike racing at IU as a member of the Phi Gamma Delta Little 5 team (won senior year). After years away from cycling, for the last seven years I've coached the Alpha Chi Omega women's Little 5 team. I race at the velodrome, do crits, time trials, MTB, and cyclocross. Also avid hockey and softball player.

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Gary Palmer
Treasurer / Database Manager

I like to ride bicycles

Residence: Bloomington, IN

Education: Indiana University, BS Computer Science - 1990

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John Boshears
Secretary / Systems Analyst
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Kevin Hays
US Postal Service / Group Ride Coordinator

Residence: Bloomington, IN

Education: Bloomington HS North(1987)
Indiana University--BS Business Economics & Public Policy (1992)

Bio: carpe diem crastinum

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Maarten Bout
Development Officer

Maarten Bout
AG Triathlete - Spr/Oly/70.3/Iron - 3x USAT ALL-
Team USA ‘18 ‘19 ‘20 ‘21- FLO Factory Team
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Education: B.A. Music Performance, Rotterdam Conservatory '02
M.A. Music Performance, Rotterdam Conservatory '05
Performer Diploma, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, '06
M.A. Philanthropic Studies, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Bio: Maarten is a triathlete who, gulp, takes proper turns at the front?! Since he's from the Netherlands originally he's somehow into flat routes and windy days. If he's not riding, he's probably swimming or running, but don't get comfortable: he will attack on the downhill when you're not watching, or lead out the guy they told you not to worry about.

He's a member of USA Triathlon's Team USA, the national age-group triathlon team, and has represented the USA at three* world championships (AUS, SUI, CAN*), and is a four-time USAT All American. He also represents wheel manufacturer FLO Cycling as a member of the FLO Factory Team.

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Taylor Allen
Engineer

Roadie turned to Gravel Grinder and a above average Everester

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Mike Brauner
Surgical Technology Instructor

Residence: Bloomington, IN

Education: BA Indiana University. graphic design

Bio: I started riding as a high school kid growing up in Bloomington in the late 70's. It was tennis shoes, toe clips and gym shorts (ouch). My first race was a criterium on the IU campus near Showaltrer fountain in 1977. I threw the chain on my cheap Japanese ten speed and got dropped on the first lap. I had a major epiphany in the early 80’s when by chance I tuned into a documentary on WTIU, about the 1976 Paris Roubaix “Paris Roubaix Hell of the North”. I got totally enraptured watching the aerial footage of Eddie Merckx charging like a locomotive across the French countryside with the tattered peleton strung out single file behind. You should check it out, Eddie's powder blue leisure suite and pork chop sideburns are pretty awesome. The following years for me have included the Little 500, road racing, mountain biking when it first hit the scene and more road racing, with a few years off here and there. Now I am happy to be in my fifth year on Team Tortuga, and am looking forward sharing in a fun and rewarding season.

Trae Luck
Kinda Retired Police Officer

Residence: Bloomington , In

Education: Graduated from BHSN 1986 and the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 1999.

Favorite Quote: “I ride to drink beer” - Diogo Pacheco

Matt Summers
Contracting Officer

Drink coffee, eat cookies, ride bikes!

Residence: Bloomington, IN

Education: A.S. Business Administration (2006)
B.S. Healthcare Management (2008)
Graduate Certificate, Public Management (2016)
M.S. Public Affairs (2018)

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Steve Holbrook
Optometrist

Old man cyclist, young man ambitions

Residence: Bloomington, IN

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Joel McKay
School Counselor & General Contractor

Lifelong cyclist of one shape or another. BMX, Vert ramps, Mountain, Road, Gravel. Cover band drummer extraordinaire. Owner of several mullet wigs.

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Jason Smith
Retired

A work in progress.

Jay Freund
Human Resources

New(-er) and addicted to cycling. Middle aged. Quiet. Introvert. Always learning new tricks and tools about the cycling craft. Enjoy outdoor rides in good weather and Zwifting on the trainer in bad weather.

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Isaac Williams
High School

17 year old senior in high school. Oldest of 10 kids. I ride bikes to get some peace and make myself stronger.

Matt Emmert
Happy to join Bloomington Velo in 2021. I've been riding and racing CX and MTB for 15yrs. I mostly ride the gravel around Bloomington and HNF, but will occasionally join a Bloomington Velo road ride to have my legs torn off! I've also been involved with the Midwest Devo youth development team in Indy for five years with my son and love working with the juniors to help build their skills and love for cycling.

 

David Elkins
Physician Assistant

Residence: Bloomington, IN

Education: High School: James Whitcomb Riley in South Bend, IN
Undergrad: Indiana University Biology
Graduate / PA training: Cook County Hospital , Chicago, IL

Bio: Old married working guy of 34 years with a son Addison 9 and daughter Madeline 6. I practice a field of medicine not many people like to talk about...Urology.
I raced some in high school and college and am trying to get back into the racing scene as an adult with more motivation and hopefully more discipline.
Other intrests (sorry if this sounds like a personal ad on a dating site): Marine reef aquaria (you may have seen my work at the Wonderlab Science Museum) , SCUBA diving, and COOKING.

I look foreward to learing a lot from the members of TEAM TORTUGA!
Dave

Michael Cox
Retired

We Ride Bikes

Residence: Bloomington, IN

Occupation: Retired

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Carl Field
Electrical/Systems Engineer

Residence: Bloomington, IN

Education: AAS Digital Microelectronics; Texas Technical College
BS Electrical Engineering; Purdue University

Occupation: Electrical/Systems Engineer

Charles McClary
Technology
Joseph Morgan
Finance

Education: Master of Accounting, Kelly School of Business, IU
MBA, Kelly School of Business IU
BSME, Purdue University

Joe Walker
Real Estate/Financial Consult

Residence: Bloomington, IN

Education: BS in accounting from IU in 1973 and a CPA--- retired

Fred Perry
Non Profit Fundraising

Residence: Bloomington, IN

Education: BA Kinesiology, Indiana University
MA Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, IU

Emily Heldman
Kalenda (Mosie) Kabulala
Patrick Kelly
Chad Lewis
Mike McCrea
Jim Kirkham

Long time Bloomington cyclist with focus on making memories.

Stefan Richter

I have been biking since I was a little kid, but it was not until 2013 when I was gifted my first road bike that I really got into cycling. I enjoy cycling for the places it takes you, the camaraderie, the health benefits, and of course, the post-ride beers. Like most cyclists, I have a bike problem - road, gravel, mountain, and commuter bikes fill my garage.


I am a third year accounting PhD student at Indiana University. I live in Bloomington with my wife, Sydney and our three year black lab.

Blayne Roeder
Semi-professional Everester
June 21, 2020 - Alp du Zwift Everesting Basecamp (15,020ft)
July 8, 2020 - Boltinghouse Everesting Basecamp (14,892ft)
August 1, 2020 - Alp du Zwift vEveresting (30,013ft)
August 15, 2020 - Griffy Everesting (30,505ft)
September - Boltinghouse Basecamp (14,646ft -sub 6 hrs)
September 27, 2020 - Boltinghouse Everesting (29,968ft)
October 9, 2020 - McGowan Everesting (29,337 ft - Steepest Off-road Everesting Ever)
 
2020 - $38,286 raise for Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County
 
January 9, 2021 - Alp du Zwift Basecamp (14,698ft - sub 5 hrs)

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Brian Drummy
Attorney

I've always loved bikes more than the average person. My first experience with competitive cycling was the Little 500. I rode for Phi Delta Theta from 1999 - 2002 and served as an alumni coach for several years. When not riding bikes, I am a husband and father to three young children. In my professional life, I am a personal injury and trial lawyer with Bunger & Robertson in Bloomington. My riding these days is mainly focused on gravel roads and mountain bike trails.

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Natalie Orr
Biomedical engineer

Discovered how awesome cycling is after moving to Bloomington after college. Also an avid runner, so by default competes in triathlon!

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