Freedom Bike Works Velo

Competitive Racing Club that promotes local rides and races. Fat Frogs Racing promotes the sport of cycling, primarily through racing, under USA Cycling.

Our team is focused on developing riders, with membership open to anyone who would like to try any type of bike racing at any level.

Operating as usual

Conquer the Canal Individual and Team Time Trial - VCA BAR and MATT Series Event Online Registration 04/01/2024

May 11 will be the 2024 edition of the Conquer the Canal Time Trial. This is your opportunity to set a Strava PR on the Canal. The event also offers cash payout and medals for the top three finishers in each category. Last year was the first edition of the team TT and it was an overwhelming success. I highly recommend getting a team of four or five riders together to see how fast you can go. Practicing builds a ton of camaraderie and the race is a blast. Don’t be afraid to test yourself against the best teams in the Mid-Atlantic. Last year Fat Frogs Racing had three riders over 50 and we were only 13 seconds away from the win. There was also an all-Ladies team that did a very strong ride. Take a look at bikereg for more information. I hope to see you all out there.

Conquer the Canal Individual and Team Time Trial - VCA BAR and MATT Series Event Online Registration BikeReg - online cycling event registration


FFR salutes all of the veterans that honorably served their country. Freedom isn't free.


The team went up to Ride Between the Waters on the Eastern Shore today. It was our end-of-season ride so we kept it pretty easy.


FFR remembers all the victims of 9/11/2001, and salutes the first responders and veterans of the War on Terror.

Photos from Freedom Bike Works Velo's post 08/13/2023

Matt Keiper and Max Fryar did the 100 Mile Race in Washington, NC on Saturday. It was four laps of a flat 26 mile loop through the NC countryside. The temp was hot and the speed was high. Matt and Max got third and fifth respectively. However, they were first in the 50+ and 40+ categories. This is a fun race that is not sanctioned by USACycling. It would be nice to bring more riders down from Virginia Beach next year.


Max and Chad were 1st and 3rd in the 50+ at the State TT in Chesapeake. Now it's time to focus on gravel racing!


“There are some who’ve forgotten why we have a military. It’s not to promote war. It’s to be prepared for peace. There is a sign over the entrance to the Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington state and the sign says it all: ‘Peace is our profession’.” ~Ronald Reagan We may not know you all but we owe you all. Thank you for your service… God bless you! 🙏🇺🇸

Photos from Freedom Bike Works Velo's post 05/19/2023

Fat Frogs Racing had two teams in the Team Trial category and the CCTT.

Photos from Freedom Bike Works Velo's post 05/14/2023

Everyone had a wonderful time at the Conquer the Canal Time Trial. We had a really good showing from the paracyclists! Thanks to all who came out to support and participate!

Photos from Freedom Bike Works Velo's post 05/13/2023

The first edition of the Team Time Trial at the Conquer the Canal Time Trial was a huge success. Thanks to all who participated! There was perfect weather and tail wind on way back. We had six teams, including an all women team, Sweet Spot Pocket Rockets, that clocked a time of 30:46. Congrats to the Great Dismal Express for a time of 25:55. Following them were FFR Hammerfest at 13 seconds back, and the FFR Bad News Bears at at 1:31.


Less than one week away from the Conquer the Canal Time Trial in Chesapeake. We are giving payout and medals for first through third place. One team is going home with this trophy! The course is closed traffic and completely flat. You won't find a faster one!

Conquer the Canal Time Trial and TTT - VCA BAR Event Online Registration 04/19/2023

We're just over three weeks out from the Conquer the Canal Time Trial on the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail on May 13 in Chesapeake, VA. The event is closed to traffic and open to anyone that wants to pedal a bike. This year will be the first running of a Team Time Trial! The TTT will be the final event of the day so it won't affect individual times or VCA BAR standings. We will be giving cash payout and medals!

Conquer the Canal Time Trial and TTT - VCA BAR Event Online Registration

Photos from Freedom Bike Works Velo's post 03/11/2023

Good day of the racing at the Shamrock Criterium in Red Wing Park. Kyle Watson, aka KWatts, got 3rd in the mens 35+ and Wyatt Vigilante won the Cat 5. FFR also had the highest spectator per racer turnout of any team at the race.


The crew from our Sunday No-Drop Drop ride. Speed limit for the ride is 23mph unless we are going 28; then the speed limit is 28.


Don’t forget ❤️ Valentines Day ❤️ on Tuesday… and consider that she may want a new bike too (rather than flowers 💐)‼️ Come see us… we will set you up! 👍


Good ride out to Munden. Twenty-five degrees warmer than yesterday and a tailwind on the way back. Couldn't ask for more

Conquer the Canal Time Trial and TTT - VCA BAR Event Online Registration 02/05/2023

Registration for the 2023 Conquer the Canal Time Trial is now open on Bikereg for May 13. For this edition we have added a Team Time Trial category at the end of the event that will be sure to draw a good bit of attention and no shortage of trash talking. As always we are giving payout and medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers. The winner of the TTT will receive a plaque and eternal bragging rights.

Conquer the Canal Time Trial and TTT - VCA BAR Event Online Registration BikeReg - online cycling event registration


Wednesday night at our sponsor Jose Tequila’s.


Hello to all you loyal customers who have come to be like family to us over the last 21 years. We have some COOL news to share about the shop that we hope you find EXCITING! The time has come for the Fat Frog to hop into retirement. Effective April 1, 2023, he is officially joining our dad (Joe aka Papa Frog) in retirement, and we are renaming the shop! We will sure miss that face but thankfully he won’t be forgotten as we continue to see him on those classic Fat Frogs jerseys that we will cherish in a new way! As you know, we took over ownership of the shop almost three years ago shortly after Chuck retired from the police department, and Nina will be retiring from the federal courts soon. One word comes to mind for us when thinking about retirement, the joy of riding bicycles, and life in this awesome country we call home… FREEDOM! We hope you will love the new name as much as we do as we look forward to many more years of serving you… introducing FREEDOM BIKE WORKS!

See you soon,
Chuck and Nina


In a few weeks, the sign behind Vince and I will change from Fat Frogs Bikes and Fitness to Freedom Bike Works. The shop is already making big changes to their interior. Fat Frogs Racing welcomes the changes that the new look will bring and thanks the shop for their support to the team and the cycling community!


Fat Frogs Racing wishes everyone a happy and safe New Year's Eve!

Photos from Freedom Bike Works Velo's post 10/10/2022

Fat Frogs Racing fall training camp at the Cottage of Wattage. Leaves are beginning to change. Easy ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Photos from Freedom Bike Works Velo's post 09/24/2022

StretchLab VA Beach was at Fat Frogs Bike and Fitness providing assisted stretches and demonstrations after our morning ride. The stretches aid muscle recovery, prevent injury, and help riders recover from injury. It was nice to hang out with the Flexologists and get an intense stretch after the Saturday A+ ride.


Fat Frogs Racing salutes the first responders and remembers those that lost their lives on 9/11. Never forget.


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