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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.


2017 SummaryMembers: 87 Club Rides: 53 Club Miles Ridden:  15,652 Community Service Hours: 183  DETF Donations: $5850

Member Survey:  97% Overall Satisfaction 90% Likely to Renew 100% Likely to Refer Club to Others

2018 Registration Now Open!
 - Registration is now open for current member renewal and new members.   Regular members $85, plus $75 donation to Douglas/Elbert Task Force goes directly to their mission of serving those in our community in financial distress.  Junior memberships for those under 30 years old available for $75 plus commitment to serve 2 volunteer events.  Click on "Join Us!" tab above!

Top Ten Reasons For A Winter Ride
1) No snakes!
2) It's nearly impossible to overheat.
3) No need for ice in the water bottle, unless you're a charter member of the polar bear club.
4) Increases visits to the coffee shops for the little warmup.
5) Decreases costs at the tanning salon.
6) For the shop-a-holic, an opportunity to purchase new accessory bike gear.
7) Eliminates "cabin fever".
8) The layered clothes hides the saddle bags and spare tire you got for Christmas. (And remember, cold weather exercise burns more calories!)
9) It's an alternative to the I-70 ski corridor crawl.
10) If you wait for the perfect day, it may not come. Besides, the Bronco season is over.

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

We also support the community in a variety of ways.  In 2017, the Village Idiots:

  • Donated over $5,000 to the Douglas Elbert Task Force (“DETF”), a non-profit organization that provides support for local residents facing financial difficulties.  We also coordinated two dedicated volunteer days on-site at DETF. 
  • Are the proud “owners” of a stretch of South Havana Street near Castle Rock, and conducted clean-up days in the spring and fall as part of the Douglas County Adopt-A-Road program.  
  • Sponsored a used bike drive for Project Recycle, a local non-profit that repairs and repurposes used bicycles, turning them into “good as new” bikes for needy children, collecting over 80 used bicycles. 
  • Provided volunteer support for the Castle Rock Turkey Rock Trot, a 5k run/walk event on Thanksgiving Day.  (While it’s not a bike ride, the proceeds benefit DETF). 

10-20 enthusiastic volunteers typically participate in each event.  

We plan to continue with all of these community support activities in 2018, and we may add some new ones as well. 

The Spring Adopt-A-Road Clean-Up Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 7 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.(with a back-up date of Saturday, April 14 in case of winter weather), and the Project Recycle Used Bike Drive is scheduled for Saturday, April 28 from 10:00 to 1:00 (location TBD). 

Recent VIC² News

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 VIC² Signature Ride

Every year, a merry group of Idiots, gather to participate in the annual VIC² Signature Ride event.  The "ride" is typically followed by a grand meal and beverages.  


Often, ride teams compete in "games" with a winner declared at the gathering of teams before attendees reconvene to share crazy stories.  The games often involve capturing photos related to the challenge.  

Check out the 2017 Signature Ride write up here:  News / Articles  

We hope to see you out there this year!

2017 Signature Ride


VIC² Rocks the E-Rock

With our home 'hood being in Castle Rock, VIC² members often gather to represent the club at the annual Elephant Rock Cycling Festival.  Members choose their own route to conquer with past year distances of 40, 62, and 102 miles.
With an early June date, the weather is usually spectacular and provides an early season goal to train for during those winter months.  The views of the snow-capped back range are gorgeous and the ride well-supported.  
As is usually the case, VIC² jerseys receive special attention and many compliments.
E-Rock 2016

VIC² Volunteer Days @ DETF

VIC² members go over and above to give back to our community.   As a proud supporter of the Douglas/Elbert Task Force (website) which supports those in financial distress.  

In the past we have taken on projects at the DETF including landscaping and painting.   We also volunteer in the food bank twice a year in support of Colorado Shares 9Cares days where the community at large donates food and basic needs goods at designated drop off points. The food is then brought to the DETF facility for sorting.

VIC² has also provided a marshaling team for the Turkey Rock Trot, which is the largest fundraiser for DETF.


DETF Volunteer 2016-08-13

The Village Idiots Adopt-A-Road!

VIC² owns the road!  Well, technically we own the responsibility for one of the many great stretches we have available to us for riding.  

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 hold a couple of clean up days per year, so come on out and pitch in...members and non-members are welcome to come out and clean up!

Junior Memberships Available

We have junior memberships available for members 14-29 years of age.  This limited category has a reduced membership fee which is basically the cost of a jersey ($75).  Learn more here:  News / Articles  

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 $75.   

Feel free to contact us with any questions -

Annual Out-Of-Town Cycling Adventures

Every year VIC² organizes a long weekend getaway event, alternating between out-of-state, and within our beautiful state of Colorado.  The past several years have included Napa, Aspen, Santa Barbara, Steamboat Springs, and this year we we will doing an early season trip to Moab to enjoy the spectacular desert landscapes. 

The weekend includes a combination of dinners, sightseeing, and organized rides.  Riding memories from the past trips include riding the Ink Grade in Napa, The Fig in Solvang, Independence Pass, Rabbit Ears Pass, and many others with mind-altering scenery.   Our visits to the Silver Oak Winery, Salvatore Espresso Machines, Woody Creek Tavern, Moots Bicycle Factory,  and Strawberry Park Hot Springs have been among great sightseeing events.  

You need to be a member to join us, so sign up now and we hope to see you in Moab this year!

Year-End Celebration Parties

At the end of a successful riding season, nothing says "Idiots", like a great party!  Members gather to celebrate another successful year of "Pedal. Play. Purpose."   Members and guests share stories from the year, partake in culinary delights, and raise a glass or two the Club.  Check out the article on all of our 2017 social activities here:   News / Articles
2016 Year-End Celebration

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