Upcoming VCM Events – Save the Date(s)

Just a quick note with some “Save the Date” info for upcoming Velo Club Monterey activities.

VCM Movie Nite July 25th – in Santa Cruz

Wednesday July 25th, we’ve got a different kind of Velo Club Movie Nite. The Santa Cruz County Cycling Club is hosting a showing of ALL FOR ONE, a new (2017) cycling documentary on the formation and first five years of Team Orica/Green Edge, an Australian team that competes on the world tour and in Tour de France. Based on the trailer and early reviews it looks like a very good film.

“One of the best sporting documentaries I have ever seen.” 
“Amazing film… Really inspiring.” 
“One of the best films I have seen.” 

View the ALL FOR ONE movie trailer…

The SCCCC has invited Velo Club members (and anyone else interested) to join them for a special, one-time screening of ALL FOR ONE at the Nickelodeon Theatre , 210 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz on Wednesday July 25th at 6:45pm. Regal Riverfront Theater in Santa Cruz on Wednesday, July 25 at 6:30pm. This is a Demand Film Event, which means a specific number of tickets needs to be sold in advance for the movie to run. Ticket cost is $14.75 and must be purchased in advance.

To reserve your tickets, please visit the Demand Film Event Page here: https://tickets.demand.film/event/4850. It’s important that if you want to attend you reserve your tickets now so that they meet the minimum number of attendees. You won’t be charged if the movie is cancelled.

Some of us are planning on going up early to join the Santa Cruz cyclists at a local craft brew pub called Pour Tap Room, that is near the downtown theater. If you are interested in going to the movie and being part of the caravan/carpool up to the movie, please email veloclub@vcmonterey.org and let us know if you want to join the carpool and if you can drive/take other passengers or not.

Hope you can join us for this special Velo Club Movie Night in Santa Cruz.

Support local Junior Cyclists to compete in Europe

Huge congratulations to Monterey Junior Cycling Development  cyclists (and Velo Club Monterey members) Cameron Stewart and Alex Akins who are two of only five Junior racers selected to represent Team USA at The Tour of Ireland – the biggest junior cycling race in Europe and also one of the most prestigious in the world. This six-day stage race is coming up soon in mid-July!

Alex Akins
Cameron Stewart

Representing the US and Monterey cycling in Ireland is an expensive proposition and both cyclists could really use your financial help to cover their travel and racing expenses.  Help support them by making a donation to their GoFundMe accounts to raise funds for this trip. They will be leaving soon, so if you can help, please do so today.

Click here to visit Alex Akin’s GoFundMe page and donate.

Click here to visit Cameron Stewart’s GoFundMe page and donate.


New “Heritage Edition” VCM Clothing

We have a new design for the Velo Club Monterey jerseys and cycling kit.  Inspired by the original jerseys of the club when it was formed in the 60’s, here’s what some of the new “Heritage Edition” pieces look like:

Velo Club Monterey 2018 Heritage Edition Jersey
Velo Club Monterey 2018 Heritage Edition Bib Shorts
Monterey Velo Club 2018 Heritage Edition Lightweight Vest

We plan to offer both men and women’s specific clothing, including:

  • Century LX Jerseys (Club Fit)
  • Continental Jerseys (Performance Fit)
  • Continental Bib Shorts
  • Continental Shorts (same graphic design as Bibs)
  • Evergreen Lightweight Vests with mesh back
  • Breckenridge WX-D Mid-weight Vests with 3 pocket backs
  • Evergreen Lightweight Jacket

Unisex items we hope to offer include:

  • Cycling Caps
  • Arm Warmers
  • Cycling Socks

Short Clothing Survey

Our new clothing vendor, Pactimo, has a minimum order size of 5 units of each style of clothing (25 pair of socks minimum). To determine if we will meet these minimums before we begin taking orders, we’re conducting a survey to see what pieces you are likely to purchase. If we don’t have enough interest in a piece we won’t be able to offer it.

It is very important that you visit the New Velo Club Kit Survey Page as soon as you can and complete the enclosed survey  so we know what clothing you are interested in. The survey also includes pricing information for each of the different pieces. It should take you less than 3 minutes to complete the survey. This survey is not your order, nor is it a commitment to buy.

Clothing Fit

For a short time (until June 26th) we have a “Fit Kit” from Pactimo with men’s and women’s jerseys and vests, plus men’s bibs and women’s shorts that you can try on for size.  For jerseys we have sizes from XXS to 4XL. The fit kit will be available to try on after the following rides:

  • Tuesday NRJ Ride – (noonish) June 19 at Captain & Stoker
  • Thursday Beer Ride  – (4:30) June 21 at Alvarado St. Brewery
  • Saturday 8:30 C Ride (11:30) – June 23 at Carmel Valley Roasting Co. in Pacific Grove
  • Sunday Bocce Ball Party (Noon to 2) – June 24 at Talbott’s Vineyard Tasting Room in Carmel Valley

If you can’t make any of those, send email to clothing@vcmonterey.org and we’ll try to set up a time for you try things on.

More Details on Clothing

If you want more detailed information on the clothing specifications including sizing, you can find them on the Pactimo website via the following links:

The actual ordering window should start in early to mid July. Any questions send email to clothing@vcmonterey.org 


2018 Bocce Ball Party – June 24 at Talbott’s Vineyard Tasting Room

Welcome in Summer with a ride and a Bocce Ball Party!  Join fellow VCM members for a Bocce Ball Party at the Talbott Vineyards Tasting Room in Carmel Valley – Sunday, June 24 from Noon to 2pm.

There’s a Pre-Bocce ride up to Cahoon Summit (and back) in the morning, which will start at 8am at Talbott’s. That gives us enough time to get to top and return as well as clean up a little before we bocce at Noon.

We’ve got the Bocce Ball Courts reserved for free but we should all plan on bringing some snacks or light lunch items to eat and share. We can’t bring our own alcoholic drinks so plan on buying a glass (or bottle) or two of Talbott vino. Non-alcoholic drinks are fine to bring.

Spouses, significant others, and others are welcome to join. Just indicate how many people you are bringing when you RSVP.

We’re limited to about 30 people who can play, so respond early to make sure you get a spot.

The pre-party ride up to Cahoon Summit starts at 8am at Talbott’s. Let us know if you are interested in riding in your comments so we know to expect you. RSVP on EVITE by Tuesday, June 19th so we can get a head count.

To Recap:

  • What: Velo Club Monterey Bocce Ball Party
  • Where: Talbott Vineyards Tasting Room, 25 Pilot Road, CV.
  • When: Sunday, June 24 from 12 – 2 pm
  • Bring: yourselves, something to snack on and share with others, $ for wine or drinks
  • Optional Bonus Feature – Cahoon ride starting at Talbott’s at 8. 

Click here to RSVP via EVITE

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