Vision Quest Velocity LLC, an early-stage virtual cycling start-up, announced it had raised $3.4 million in seed round funding. The investment round was led by strategic financial partners. The launch of Velocity is being led by former professional cyclist Robbie Ventura.

“Velocity caters to avid cyclists and triathletes who want individualized, optimized training on their own bikes with a smart trainer,” said Ventura.

Vision Quest Velocity said Velocity offers training based on an athlete’s metabolic profile, energy-system composition and cycling skill development goals.

Workouts are delivered with instruction via a two-way video link offering training and competing with friends and like-minded athletes.

Velocity subscriptions allow access to workouts via the web and mobile devices.

Ventura is a former professional cyclist (U.S. Postal/Trek), Tour de France commentator and founder of Vision Quest Coaching.

“We’ve always hoped to share the best training methodologies we use to guide our athletes with a broader community. We wanted to team up with the thought leaders who are driving the science and application of the methodologies that are producing winners in the cycling space. Velocity will make it possible for athletes to access that thought leadership and winning methodologies while training at home with a virtual community,” said Ventura.

Velocity is currently in beta testing with plans for a public launch in the fall of 2021.

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