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).