About us - The beginning - our mission
The Beginning

Galiz Cycling Team was initially created in April 2008, when a group of family and friends decided to recreationally participate and contribute to the Multiple Sclerosis charity Ride (MS150) taking place from Miami to Key Largo. At that time, the group consisted of father and son, ex-girlfriends and a friend.

In both, Dade and Broward County, there has always been a large number of cycling enthusiasts riding along the roads of the city in large groups as well as solo riders.

The Team's initial seed was grounded by three good friends (Eliezer Maldonado, Luis Pedraza Jr, and Jean Michael Avenia). The main objective was initially to take part in the MS150 charity ride. Shortly after the three friends were joined by Jean's father (Mr. John Avenia) and Luis' father (Mr. Luis G Pedraza) the group was growing, and finally the last initial member Jean's ex-girlfriend joined in (Michelle Martinez). The team was sponsored by Galiz Research, a Miami based company specialized in the conduction and management of clinical trials. Galiz Research has been known for reaching out to the community in charity events and is supportive of sporting events in the youth and the adult areas.

The Team's big Players - (Know our members team)

The team started to grow, thanks to a group of experienced bicycle riders such as Luis Gregorio Pedraza, ex-professional cyclist in Colombia in the 60’s 70’s and early 80’s. 6 time Vuelta a Colombia rider, member of Team Pony-Malta, Bavaria, Loteria de Boyaca among others, Jaime (Jaimito) Quintero, Francisco (Kiko) Triana, Jerry (El figaro) de’ lla Rocca, Francicso (Pacho) Lopez, Fernando (El fercho) Londono, Carlos (el Padrino) Rocha, Julio Pallares, Gustavo  (Gato negro) Aristizabal, Armando (Mandin) Salcedo, Jorge (Capulina) Salcedo, Edgar ( El padre) Mejia, Luis (Lucho) Avila, Diego (el Puntico) Sinisterra ,Jorge  (El flecho) Sinisterra who believed in the project of Galiz Cycling Team and joined this great group.

Currently the team is strongly united with a total of 30 team members. We participate as a Team group in all charity Bike Rides in the Florida area. Our goal is not only to ride our bicycles through South Florida, but also to contribute in all the benefit and charity event rides and help those in need.

Galiz Cycling Team riders are all professional individuals with full time jobs varying from sales to entrepreneur to realtors, etc. Training is very important to us, but what we mostly keep in perspective is our friendship which is what honestly holds us together and helps us succeed in all our experiences. We keep in close contact and genuinely care about one another. Our biggest prerequisite for being a part of The Galiz Cycling Team is Teamwork. We are dedicated to the promotion of bicycling as a sport and a recreational activity.
We invite you to explore our website. If you are more adventurous and enjoy Bicycling come join our team. Whatever you do, do not miss our group get together

Our Mission

The purpose of Galiz Cycling Team is to promote amateur bicycle in South Florida. Create a team atmosphere for riders who enjoy cycling as a recreational pursuit. Make cycling in general a sport that is both fun and builds camaraderie.