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!
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.