Adria Smart is a busy mom to two equally busy girls. She is an experienced swimmer and coach, whose favorite swim race is the Race across Lake Tahoe Swim Relay. She has competed in this no less than three times!
She is also an experienced triathlete and obtained her love of cycling through her membership with the Seattle International Randonneurs. She became involved with Velo to see the rise of junior racing in the valley, and thus was a founder of Junior Velo.
She also enjoys horse back riding, snow boarding and surfing and has a fondness for Italian Food, but above all Velo has become her passion! You can also find her teaching spin class at Mountain View Fitness or coaching the Wenatchee Girls Middle School swim team.
Ace Bollinger is a third Generation home builder in the Wenatchee Valley, Bollinger Construction LLC, and moved here in 1995. His first bike was a big wheel, and has had a love of bikes ever since. Ace is active with the North Central Washington Home Builders Association, sits on the Greater Wenatchee Bicycle Advisory Board, and is treasurer of the Wenatchee Valley Velo. Ace has 2 girls who are learning the love of cycling.
Cora Sturzl is a long time employee of Confluence Health's Central Washington Hospital, currently working in the electrophysiology, cardiac, &vascular labs there, helping with the placement of things like pacemakers and cardiac stents.
She enjoys Multisports and is a former veteran ironwoman of the Ridge to River Relay Race. She has also raced in age group duathlon for Team USA four times, most recently in Scotland and Spain. She is married to Steve, and they own Chinook Music Service in East Wenatchee. They live in Malaga.
Dr Farrar has been practicing Orthopedic Surgery in the Wenatchee Valley since 1983. He did his Residency training at the University of Washington, and finished as a Senior Registrar in Orthopedics in New Zealand before moving to Wenatchee, where he joined Fred Deal MD to found Wenatchee Orthopedics.
One of the main reasons that he chose Wenatchee was the incredible opportunity the region offers for outdoor recreation.
Dr Farrar is a member of the Chelan County Medical Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the Washington State Orthopaedic Society. He spent several years as a member of the Board of Directors for the State Orthopaedic Society, and served as President from 2004-2006. He currently is a board member for the Central Washington Hospital Foundation.
Dr Farrar also took an early interest in the development of Wenatchee Valley Velo and was one of the founding fathers of the cycling club back in the 1990's. He has served as a member of the Velo Board of Directors for the past 12 years. In 2008, Dr Farrar was injured in a bicycle vs car accident and became a paraplegic. No longer able to ride a regular bicycle, he now puts in several miles a day on a handcycle and continues to support the cycling club.
Race director for TedDriven that organizes Wenatchee and Leavenworth marathon. Registered nurse in surgery recovery at Wenatchee Valley Medical Center. Mom of 2 beautiful kids. She has been part of the Velo group since 1998 riding with group ride and volunteering with events. She is a cat 2 Racer and a top 10 triathlete in all distances. She loves bike riding and likes seeing others enjoy it too.
Kids Day Coordinator
"It's about how riding makes me feel"
I began riding in summer of 2005 I road ride, mountain bike and cyclocross. It all started in spin class riding to music and being instructed what to do and how hard to ride. I then ventured to the outside roads and mountains wearing the bright green and blue special gear...We are neon signs riding with wonders of exploring new journeys sharing experiences with fellow cyclist and friends. I felt like a complete new person that was given a special gift to get on my bike and just ride. To grow as a cyclist you need new rides and risks... turning down lanes you have seen but never traveled, feeling like it's not threatening but intriguing exploring on the beauty of long roads you never touched and the hill sides of mountains that your legs begin to feel the challenge. It's not about how good you are or what kind of bike you have....It's about teaching, sharing, making new friends and giving of yourself to the road, mountains, and the friend next to you. This is my recipe for anyone who wants to feel something instead of nothing.
Cindy Marshall RN,BSN
Quality Care Coordinator
Wenatchee Valley Medical Center