May 23, 2022:
Florida born and raised in Tarpon Springs, near Tampa Bay, George graduated from Florida State University in Tallahassee and earned his Juris Doctorate at St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami Gardens, Florida.
After law school, George had the honor of working at the nationally recognized Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office as an Assistant Public Defender for five years. It was there that he defended thousands of clients from arraignment to trial, accused of crimes ranging from misdemeanors, like DUI and battery, to serious felonies, such as organized fraud, drug trafficking, robbery and attempted homicide. While there, he tried more than 35 jury and non-jury trials.
George is now at Gelch & Associates, P.A., applying his extensive trial experience to focusing on advocating for and defending the rights of cyclists and others who have been injured as a result of the negligence of others.
George is a member of the Florida Bar, the United States District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, the Florida Bicycle Association, the Broward County Trial Attorneys Association, and the Florida Justice Association.
George is a past chair/president of the Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale South Sunset, and current president of the Hollywood Chapter of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA).
In his spare time George enjoys cycling, traveling with his wife Irene, and playing with their dog Theo. George and Irene attend the parish of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
He has personally participated and fundraised for charities involved with the Tour de Broward, Bike MS Breakaway to Key Largo, South Beach Triathlon, and the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. George has also competed in the NYC Triathlon, Miami Man Triathlon, Challenge Daytona, Escape to Miami Triathlon, Las Olas Triathlon, Tarpon Springs Rotary Triathlon, and Humana 5k.
About Alpha Cycling:
Our mission is to elevate the sport of cycling and promote our sponsors through participation in local cycling events, group rides, social media, and an aggressive race schedule. We are leaders in the women's cycling community, working together to encourage and support each other while testing our limits and exceeding our goals. We always represent our sponsors with integrity and enthusiasm through our passion for cycling. We are striving to create a strong and welcoming community of women cyclists who enjoy the sport of cycling whether competitively, for fitness or just for fun. While we focus on building the women's cycling community, the Alpha Cycling club is open to all cyclists, regardless of gender or level of experience.
Alpha Cycling, Inc. is a Florida-based 501c3 Not for Profit corporation.
For more information about Women's Cycling in Florida, please see our About Us page. If you are interested in supporting our mission to get more women involved in the sport of cycling, please contact us.