Board of Directors

Robert currently serves as the club's President and is also an active Cat 2 and master's racer. When not spending time with his wife and baby daughter, Robert works with a tremendous team of La Grange volunteers to build and maintain a first-class cycling club for both racers and recreational cyclists alike.  Contact Robert

Robert currently serves as the club's President and is also an active Cat 2 and master's racer. When not spending time with his wife and baby daughter, Robert works with a tremendous team of La Grange volunteers to build and maintain a first-class cycling club for both racers and recreational cyclists alike.
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Robert Efthimos, President

Marco Fantone and Velo Club La Grange came together in 1997 as the result of a skiing accident and group rides haven’t been the same since! A member of the La Grange board of directors since 2001, Marco served as club president from 2009-2012. Always one to sweat the details, Marco has consistently been involved in the design of club clothing, team framesets and the look and feel of La Grange’s signature event, the Brentwood Grand Prix bike race. When he’s not making contributions to his ad agency, you can find this Cat 2 racer competing in Masters 35+ and 45+ races or mixing it up on the weekly club rides. Contact Marco

Marco Fantone and Velo Club La Grange came together in 1997 as the result of a skiing accident and group rides haven’t been the same since! A member of the La Grange board of directors since 2001, Marco served as club president from 2009-2012. Always one to sweat the details, Marco has consistently been involved in the design of club clothing, team framesets and the look and feel of La Grange’s signature event, the Brentwood Grand Prix bike race. When he’s not making contributions to his ad agency, you can find this Cat 2 racer competing in Masters 35+ and 45+ races or mixing it up on the weekly club rides.
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Marco Fantone, Director

Joe has enjoyed road cycling most of his life. In 2007 he had a serious injury while on his road bike. Several years later he decided to get back into cycling, and is very glad he did. Having met so many fine people that make up Velo Club La Grange, he decided it was now time for him to give back to those what they had given to him. He is proud to be a Director of Velo Club La Grange. Contact Joseph

Joe has enjoyed road cycling most of his life. In 2007 he had a serious injury while on his road bike. Several years later he decided to get back into cycling, and is very glad he did. Having met so many fine people that make up Velo Club La Grange, he decided it was now time for him to give back to those what they had given to him. He is proud to be a Director of Velo Club La Grange.
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Joseph Duerr, Director

Rich has been a La Grange member 1985. A double spinal fusion in 2009 kept him off the bike for a few years but he's happy to be riding again. He has a private practice treating chronic head and neck pain in Beverly Hills including headaches, sleep apnea and snoring, head and neck muscle pain, nerve pain and TMJ. Contact Rich

Rich has been a La Grange member 1985. A double spinal fusion in 2009 kept him off the bike for a few years but he's happy to be riding again. He has a private practice treating chronic head and neck pain in Beverly Hills including headaches, sleep apnea and snoring, head and neck muscle pain, nerve pain and TMJ.
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Rich Hirschinger, Director

Ari has been a La Grange member since 2014 and is an active racer on the La Grange Development Junior Team. He is currently a Cat 3 cyclist well on his way to becoming a Cat 2, and specializes in road races and going up hills due to his small but mighty stature. He is truly honored to be on the board of directors representing the members of Los Angeles largest cycling club.  Contact Ari

Ari has been a La Grange member since 2014 and is an active racer on the La Grange Development Junior Team. He is currently a Cat 3 cyclist well on his way to becoming a Cat 2, and specializes in road races and going up hills due to his small but mighty stature. He is truly honored to be on the board of directors representing the members of Los Angeles largest cycling club. 
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Ari Elkins, Director

Will Hughes is a westside based cyclist who can be found enjoying all cycling disciplines. Moving from the western NY area to live in a warm climate, La Grange gave Will an opportunity to be part of a community of incredible people. Will is not only passionate about cycling, but is an avid classic car enthusiast and is constantly on the lookout for his next project. Contact Will

Will Hughes is a westside based cyclist who can be found enjoying all cycling disciplines. Moving from the western NY area to live in a warm climate, La Grange gave Will an opportunity to be part of a community of incredible people. Will is not only passionate about cycling, but is an avid classic car enthusiast and is constantly on the lookout for his next project.
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Will Hughes, Director

Brian joined the club back in 1994 so that he could get more fit. That turned into racing for a few years. The he got married and had three great kids. Flash forward 10 years and he picked up the bike again along with his daughter Ivy and his son Dexter. Nothing is more fun then riding with your kids. Contact Brian

Brian joined the club back in 1994 so that he could get more fit. That turned into racing for a few years. The he got married and had three great kids. Flash forward 10 years and he picked up the bike again along with his daughter Ivy and his son Dexter. Nothing is more fun then riding with your kids.
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Brian Koester, Director

Drew has been with La Grange since he was fifteen years old when he started racing as a junior. He spent four years of gritty collegiate racing on the East Coast for New York University before coming back to Los Angeles where he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Southern California. He's currently an active Cat 2 racer and can be found frequently climbing in the Santa Monica mountains or riding with the La Grange Development team. Contact Drew

Drew has been with La Grange since he was fifteen years old when he started racing as a junior. He spent four years of gritty collegiate racing on the East Coast for New York University before coming back to Los Angeles where he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Southern California. He's currently an active Cat 2 racer and can be found frequently climbing in the Santa Monica mountains or riding with the La Grange Development team.
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Drew Kogon, Director

Joey became a La Grange member in 2013 and has served on the Board of Directors since 2015. He is a Masters 45+ / Cat 4 and enjoys racing on both the road and track. He prefers soft fields followed by IPA repeats. When not racing, he enjoys spending time with his wonderful girlfriend and loving dog at the beach. You can usually find him at one of the weekly fast rides or at the velodrome.  Contact Joey  

Joey became a La Grange member in 2013 and has served on the Board of Directors since 2015. He is a Masters 45+ / Cat 4 and enjoys racing on both the road and track. He prefers soft fields followed by IPA repeats. When not racing, he enjoys spending time with his wonderful girlfriend and loving dog at the beach. You can usually find him at one of the weekly fast rides or at the velodrome. 
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Joseph Santa Cruz, Director