liz lavelle memorial series
June 6th - Road Race - Long Rd. Arlington, TN
June 27th - Criterium - Bellevue Baptist Church
July 11th - Time Trial - Watkins Rd & N of Shelby Forest
September 19th - Charity Ride - Forestview Church of Christ
Liz LaVelle was the third child of Dr. David and Jenny LaVelle. Liz lived with enthusiasm and a passion for life. She had a huge heart for those that are unable to help themselves. Liz's special passion was for foster children and children with learning disorders. During her time in high school at Harding Academy she helped convince her parents to become foster parents. She worked very closely with her parents to take care of 3 foster children for most of her senior year. Liz was studying psychology at Lipscomb University in Nashville with the goal of eventually working at Agape Child and Family Services to help children with learning problems that are in foster care.
While not a cyclist, Liz loved to support her father who is an avid cyclist. She often attended his events including centuries, the Senior Olympics, and the time trial races and always cheerfully encouraged him and others around her.
Liz passed away tragically a month after her 20th birthday while driving to Nashville to see her brother. Her loss has left a very large void in the lives of those who knew her, but her love and passion for children in need lives on in the hearts of those she touched. That is why Cirque du Velos has chosen to honor Liz's memory and to support Agape in their work to help children and families in need.