In 1997, John Farugia arrived in San Antonio via Chicago and he joined the club the following year. His passion for cycling grew once he became a SAW member. For example, he served as the club president from 2001 through 2005 and helped the American Diabetes Association create the very first San Antonio to Austin Tour de Cure.
John believes that his membership has introduced him to many awesome Texas cycling venues and events. More importantly, he feels that the club is very social and is a great way to meet people, including some with whom he's cycled for almost 20 years.
John is an executive for an ophthalmology company.
The bike he would most like to ride is his current bicycle, a Pinarello Dogma. However, when riding tandem with his wife, Melissa, John said that his Cannondale Tandem becomes his favorite bike.
You are most likely to spot him and/or his wife at rides like Toutant Beauregard, Kendalia, Blanco, or any rides in Gillespie County.