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About Us


Welcome To

Adobo Velo, a Filipino-American Cycling Club focused on friendly and social road biking, with + 500 members mostly in Southern California, but also in Las Vegas, Manila, San Francisco, New York, and others. We’re still growing.

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Meet The Club

All skills levels welcome, regardless of nationality, race, color, creed. Come sample our group rides among our geographic chapters. Each chapter is represented by a chapter director in our Board:

Cerritos CA (Chapter Director Louie Gonzales) Usual rides: Liberty Park, Cerritos

Duarte CA (Chapter Director George Chung) Usual rides: Encanto Park, Duarte

Eagle Rock CA (Chapter Director Deo Punongbayan) Usual rides:  Target Eagle Rock, and Griffith Park

Ventura/Valley CA (Chapter Director Fermin Hernandez) Usual rides: Pitts Ranch Park, Camarillo

Chino Hills CA (Chapter Director Aldrich Gatpayat) Usual rides: Grand Ave Park, English Springs Park, and OC Sheriff Shooting Range on Katella Ave

Santa Clarita CA (Chapter Director Ben Galindo) Usual rides: Pavilion’s Supermarket on McBean Pkwy and Riverchase Dr

Orange Co CA (Chapter Director Carlo Reyes) Usual rides: Seafood Supermarket in Tustin, and Yorba Park along the Sta Ana River Trail

Palmdale CA (Chapter Director Rick Swift) Usual rides:  Drytown Water Park, or Acton Metrolink

San Diego CA (Chapter Director Crispin Pahuriray) Usual rides:  Plaza Bonita mall

Las Vegas NV (Chapter Director Lee Pahuriray) Usual rides:  Exploration Peak Park

Manila PH (Chapter Director Amante Aguila) Usual rides: Greenhills Shopping Center



We also nurture these three specialties, each represented by a function director in our Board:


Endurance (Director Ed Gallegos) Anchor activities: double century rides

Racing (Directors John “Panda” Hermoso and Mike Hoang) Anchor activities: club intramurals

TRI (Director Shangrila Rendon) Anchor activities: triathlete events

Officers and Board of Directors May 2017 - May 2019


Ruffy Martin- President
Mhel Mojica- Vice President
Rosalie Kneebone – Treasurer
Vic Bueno- Moderator
Edgar Borje – Auditor

Geographic Chapter Directors

Louie Gonzales – Cerritos
Aldrich Gatpayat – Chino Hills
George Chung – Duarte
Deo Punongbayan – Eagle Rock
Lee Pahuriray – Las Vegas
Carlo Reyes – Orange County
Rick Swift – Palmdale
Crispin Pahuriray – San Diego
Fermin Hernandez – Ventura/Valley
Ben Galindo – Santa Clarita
Amante Aguila – Philippines

Functional Directors

Ed Gallegos – Endurance
John “Panda” Hermoso and Mike Hoang – Racing
Shangrila Rendon- TRI

Presidents Emeritus

Jesse Santamaria – President, May 2005-May 2009
Dennis Gorospe – President, May 2011-May 2013
Mandy Genato – President, May 2013-May 2015
Ed Hidalgo – President, May 2015-March 2016
Mandy Genato – President, March 2016 – April 2017

Ruffy Martin – President, April 2017 – Present