Jose Velez

RM3: Tell us a little about you?

I am a Master Sales Agent and a Licensed Insurance Professional at Red Ventures in Fort Mill, South Carolina

I live in the Charlotte Metro Area, I am married to a great woman who is a cyclist and encouraged me to take up cycling. I have a ten-year-old son, Javier, who has mild autism and lives in New York City.

I served this great nation for ten years, as a Chaplains Assistant, and Military Policeman, in the United States Army. I also graduated from the University of Phoenix where I earned a degree in Business Management, and I have 15+ years in management and sales.

RM3: Where are you from originally, where in the Charlotte area do you live now?

Bridgeport, Connecticut, live in Fort Mill, SC

RM3: When did you first start Cycling?

April of 2016.... I started because I wanted to feel better... and lose weight

RM3: What is your favorite ride ever (and Why)?

Camp Luck Bike Luck... it raised money and awareness for kids with heart defects and to teach them to ride

RM3: Are you on Strava?

Yes!!! If it’s not on Strava it doesn’t count

RM3: What do you find to be the most fun about riding?

The feeling I get accomplishing something and feeling good about it

RM3: Do you do a lot of charity events?

I did three in 2017

RM3: When not riding what is your favorite thing to do?

Photography... memories fade but moments are etched into your soul that last until eternity

RM3: When it comes to cycling tell us 3 things on your bucket list.

Ride across the country... ride in Australia and ride in Hawaii

RM3: What do you most look forward to at RM3?

Another chance to give back to the community and make a difference

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