What is a "Veloteer?"
Derived from Velox and Volunteer: Velox is a Latin word meaning swift or rapid, and used by the French to describe an early bicycle called the velocipede. Velo is now a common prefix for bicycle related subjects; Tennesseans are referred to as Volunteers, a nickname given to us by others who admired the volunteering spirit of Tennesseans in such wars as the Battle of 1812 and the Battle of the Alamo. We still proudly carry this nickname.
The Veloteers are a non-profit bicycle club founded in Middle Tennessee. Come and join us for family fun on two wheels. We have a full ride calendar from April through September, with many members leading 'off-calendar' rides throughout the year. In addition to our regular rides, the Veloteers and Historic Watertown host the Big Hill Challenge annually in June. We also have picnics, moonlight rides, and other social gatherings throughout the year.