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Our Mission VIC2 is dedicated to enhancing lives in our community through cycling.  We do this by promoting  camaraderie among our members; providing bicycling advocacy and education in our community; and aiding those in need through partner charity organizations.

 

2016 SummaryMembers: 92 Club Rides: 56 Club Miles Ridden:  12,316 Community Service Hours: 268  DETF Donations: $5850

Member Survey:  100% Overall Satisfaction 97% Likely to Renew 100% Likely to Refer Club to Others


Year-End VIC² BBQ Dinner
 - October 1, 2017 @ 4pm:  Join us for the big year-end dinner celebration graciously host by Rodger and Lisa Garcia at their ranch, catered by member Tom Tulk's Serious Texas BBQ.   Bring a guest and enjoy a great evening! Click HERE for more information and to register.  


Who We Are

The Village Idiots Cycling Club was founded in 2007 by people who love to  ride, socialize, and give back to the community.   Over the years we have ridden thousands of miles, shared countless experiences and stories, and raised nearly $200,000 for charities.  We are open to community-focused people who are aged 14 or older, of all cycling abilities, and hailing from near and far.  Check out our FAQ Page for more information!

 
We cater to all types of riders, from beginners to experienced, and even those who prefer staying on paved bicycle trails.  For a description of our ride types, click here:  Ride Types


Junior Memberships Now Available

The ever popular Village Idiots Cycling Club has recently added a junior membership category for members 14-29 years of age.  This limited category has a reduced membership fee which is basically the cost of a jersey ($65).  With over 80 members, the club is now focused on growing its younger membership.  

Our Club tagline is Pedal, Play, Purpose, and we do plenty of each.   There are over 60 road/paved trail rides scheduled per year, along with many social, and community volunteer opportunities.   Junior members will have their mandatory donation to Douglas/Elbert Task Force waived, in lieu of volunteering for two community service events through the Club.   What better way to develop a lifelong passion for cycling and giving back to our community, than joining a club focused on both!

Whether you have little or lots of experience and ambition on the bike, you will learn from other Club members with many years of experience.  Junior members aged 14-17 will need to have a parent/sponsor accompany them on each ride.

One of our junior members Heather C (age 24) says, “As a younger rider, I joined the Village Idiots Cycling Club with little experience, so was nervous that the club would be too advanced.   However, this experience has been nothing but positive and I have improved so much with the help from other members."

Check out our calendar of rides and events, go to www.villageidiotscyclingclub.org.   To register, select the "Join Us" tab followed by "Sign Up!".   Complete the application process all the way through to "Submit Application" button, and click on that.  Once approved, you will receive an online invoice for $65.   

Feel free to contact us with any questions - villageidiotscyclingclub@gmail.com

Celebration of our 2016 Season

Lesia Rehl - 10/29/2016

Members gathered on Monday, October 24, to celebrate a record-breaking year for the Club in member numbers, miles ridden and hours volunteered.  Congratulations to all our award recipients and winners of the give-aways generously donated by our Business Members.
 
2016 Awards
 
Rookie of the Year: Shannon Downs
Rookie Couple of the Year: Bonnie Piper and Greg Ordonez
Member Couple of the Year: Kristi and Chip Lynch
Adam and Eve "Fig: Award: Deb and Mike Finger (for conquering Mt. Figeuroa in California!)
 
 
2016 Give-away Winners
 
Doug Waltermire: $50 gift card donated by MIYO
Dana Fry: $100 gift certificate donated by TCM WholeHealth
Bonnie Piper: bike computer and socks donated by Country Pedaler
Rick Nicholson: bike helmet donated by Country Pedaler
Chip Lynch: $250 of hair product and gift certificate donated by Bang Salon
 
 
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2016 Year-End Celebration
 
 
 
 


 2016 VIC² Signature Ride

On September 10th a merry group of Idiots, or rather three small bands, completed the second annual VIC² Signature Ride event.  The "ride" was really a cruise, and was based out of the Fly’n B Park in Highlands Ranch, followed by a BBQ. 

 

Ride teams had to complete four ride segments, each with a "challenge station" at the end.  A cycling quiz, a surprise tool bag check, a logo golf ball retrieval, and a broken bike diagnostic check, all provided ways to earn playing cards to improve each team’s poker hand. Three of a kind was the winning team’s poker hand - after excluding the “purchased” royal flush of one Idiot team!

 

Also, back by popular demand, the best photo contest was again a part of the competition.  In the photo competition, creativity ruled the day.  The "Bridge to Nowhere", "Creative Rule Bending", and "Which Way Do We Go?" entries were all worthy of winning the prize, however the directional confusion entry took home the cherished bicycle pizza cutters.

 
For those that weren't able to join in on the fun, we hope to see you out there in 2017!
 
 
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2016 Sig Ride
 
 

VIC² Rock the E-Rock

 
On June 5, 2016 fifteen members of the Village Idiots Cycling Club set out to conquer various riding distances (40, 62, and 102 miles) as part of the annual Elephant Rock Cycling Festival.  
 
The weather was fabulous, with the exception of some challenging head winds, which seemed to change direction with every turn . The views of the snow-capped back range were gorgeous and the ride well-supported.  Everyone survived and notched another (or their first) organized ride on their belts...congratulations to all!
 
As is usually the case, our VIC² jerseys received special attention and many compliments.
 
Special recognition goes to one of our Club rookie riders, Shannon Downs,  who rode the century!   She just purchased her first bike earlier this year, and proceeded to take wings with her training.  She is a testament to what can be accomplished with passion and dedication.
 
 
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E-Rock 2016
 
 

 

VIC² Team Takes Home the Gold for DETF Projects!

The morning of August 13th brought a spectacular Colorado morning, and also a team of ten VIC² volunteers to the Douglas/Elbert Task Force (DETF) facility.
 
DETF needed a diverse team to compete in the tri-volunteer sport, which includes landscaping, door painting, and food pick-up area  demarkation.  With Irma the VIC² trailer delivering the equipment, bagels, and refreshments....team VIC² came out fast and furious, and made easy work of all three segments of the competition.  By the end of the morning,  the entire team had completed it's race and took the podium in front of Irma to receive their gold medal.
 
The members of our gold medal team are:  
  • Deb Finger
  • Mike Finger
  • Jeff Hager
  • Murray Hess
  • Chip Lynch
  • Christi Lynch
  • Kevin MacCary
  • Brian Peters
  • Lesia Rehl
  • John Rehl

 

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DETF Volunteer 2016-08-13
 

 

VIC² Team Masters the DETF Food Bank!

The 9Cares Colorado Shares Summer Drive was held on June 11, 2016.  As a result, the Douglas/Elbert Task Force received 4171 pounds of donated food from local King Soopers drop off locations, as well as $2800 in cash and gift cards.  
 
The food needed to be transported to the DETF location, sorted, and stacked on the Food Bank shelves.  Our Club provided 25 volunteers (thank you VIC² heroes!) that consisted of members, family, and friends, and that were reportedly some of the best Food Bank volunteers....EVER!  We had a great time working together and filling the shelves with food that goes out to qualified recipients.  Pizza and doughnuts fueled the spectacular effort, and prepared us for the Club ride the following day 
 
The next big 9Cares DETF event is on November 12.  Spend a few hours helping to make it a success.  You can registered yourself, family, and friends here:  Register Here
 
 
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2016-06-11 DETF Volunteering
 

 

The Village Idiots Adopt-A-Road!

  
The VIC² Board recently voted to approve the adoption of a stretch of road in Douglas County.  We are fortunate to have such great riding routes in our area, and want to do our part to keep them beautiful!
 
Our adopted "baby" is the one mile stretch of South Havana between Castle Pines Parkway north to Oak Hill Lane (the I-25  underpass road) across from the Surrey Ridge dog park. 
 
We will be organizing a couple of clean up days per year, so come on out and pitch in!  Our first clean up day (morning actually) will be July 30th from 7:30am - 10am.   Click  here  for more information and to register.
 
Members and non-members are welcome to come out and clean up!
 

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