I know many of you have reached out over the years and have expressed interest in the VMware Cycling Kits which I have written about here & here. In fact, I still get pinged about this topic every couple of months even though the last time we had ran an order was back in 2014! Obviously, the demand is still high and who can blame you, the kits look freaking amazing 🙂
Earlier this week, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that we were working on a new 2017 VMware Cycling Kit! Kasey Linden, who works in our Federal team was leading this effort and was gauging interests internally. I was definitely interested and I had also suggested that we open this up to the general public as historically it was kept internal for logistical purposes. Not only did Kasey love the idea, but he plans to have the cycling kits available directly on the VMware Merchandise Store for anyone to purchase, which is huge if you ask me!
As of right now, the designs are currently being worked on with the vendor and once that has been approved, it will go live on the VMware Store. We are hoping this should happen around mid to late September.
Note: Pricing has not been finalized yet, but like with any custom order, the larger the quantity, the cheaper the price will be
I will continue to provide updates on this blog post as more information is made available, so feel free to check back every so often.
UPDATE (09/28/17) - Great news from Kasey today! The cycling kit design just got done and has been approved. You can find the pictures of the kit below. The vendor will provide a pre-production to the team to validate the colors and then starting production and making them available directly on the VMware Store.
UPDATE (08/22/17) - The google form https://goo.gl/forms/aZpWquKn47273VJJ3 was recently re-activated due to sizing issues with the previous vendor. I have been informed that we have now switched to Primal Wear as the new vendor. For folks who have already submitted, Kasey has reached out to everyone to have them re-submit and for new folks, just have a look at the sizing guide for more information.
UPDATE (08/07/17) - We just received the sizing document from the vendor, which you can find here. We have also opened up a Google Form for those interested in taking part in the initial purchase. Please READ ALL details before submitting. Here's the link https://goo.gl/forms/aZpWquKn47273VJJ3 to the form and feel free to share this with others who are also interested.
One thing that I thought would be cool is to go back and look at some of the previous designs for VMware Cycling Kits, here were some of the ones I could find (I own both the 2014/2013 kits):
I had used this kit for the Wave2Wines BikeMS ride.
Bottom jersey (picture courtesy of Scott Jobe)