Twilight Cycling at Laguna Seca with VCM

On Tuesday evening August 21, Velo Club Monterey is sponsoring Twilight Cycling at WeatherTech Raceway from 5:30 to 7:30. Come experience the challenge and excitement of riding Laguna Seca’s 11-turn, 2.25 mile course, highlighted by the legendary Corkscrew drop.

Not only can you ride the famous track, but once again we’re also bringing BRATS & BEER to the ride for your pre or post ride fuel. It’s lots of fun, so don’t miss out on this great evening of riding the track and hanging with your Velo Club friends.

Laguna Seca Twilight Brats & Beer

Helmets are required… for the riding, not the Brats & Beer! The cost is $10 to ride, plus a $10 donation to the club if you eat and drink. You can visit the WeatherTech Raceway Twilight Cycling Page for more info on the ride.

Event Recap:

  • What: VCM Twilight Cycling Night with Brats & Beer
  • Where: WeatherTech Raceway at Laguna Seca
  • When: Tuesday, August 21 – 5:30-7:30pm
  • Bring: Bike, Helmet, $10 entry fee, $10 for Beer and Brats

Tell your friends – Twilight Cycling is open to anyone with a bike, helmet, and desire to ride the famed race track. We hope to see you there!

Velo Club Summer Picnic -August 26

The VCM Summer Picnic is Sunday, August 26th from 2-6pm. Once again it’ll be held at the Coniglio Family House on Laureles Grade in Carmel Valley. Those who were there last year know it features lots of room, a big grill, swimming pool, and even a shower for those who ride and want to clean up.

THE PICNIC: VCM provides barbecued burgers, sausages, hot dogs and the fixings, as well as coolers/ice, plates and utensils and non-alcoholic beverages. BYO Beer, Wine or other alcoholic drinks. Also we ask that members bring salads/side, appetizers or desserts to share.

  • If your last name starts with A-H bring a salad or side dish.
  • If your last name starts with I-Q bring an appetizer.
  • If your last name starts with R-Z bring an dessert.

Coniglio Valley House
437 Laureles Grade
Carmel Valley, CA 93924

THE RIDES: Long Ride –  Big Arroyo Seco Loop. Start/meet at the Coniglio Family House at 7am, climb Laureles Grade, Hwy 68 to River Road, Arroyo Seco and back over Cahoon Summit into Carmel Valley (about 87 miles). Shorter Ride – Climb to Cahoon Summit (with Cachagua Loop option on the way back) ride leaving at 9:30. If you get back early, you can help setup the picnic or take a dip in the pool to cool off.

RSVP via Evite no later than August 20th so we can get a head count and know how much to bring. If you are planning on riding that morning, please mention what ride you will be doing in your RSVP comments. You can also RSVP by emailing  The Summer Picnic is free for VCM members. Non-members are welcome but we do ask they give a $10 donation to the club.

We look forward to seeing you at the Summer Picnic!


New Velo Club clothing is now available to order

The new Velo Club Monterey cycling kit is now available! Inspired by the original club jerseys from the 60’s, the new “Heritage Edition” pieces celebrate five decades of cycling on the Monterey Peninsula. They include 2 jersey styles (Century LX jerseys are club-fit and Continental jerseys are performance-fit), shorts, bib-shorts, and lightweight vests – all in specific men’s and women’s sizes; plus unisex cycling caps and arm warmers.

This year we’ve selected Pactimo as our clothing vendor. They have a more streamlined, easy-to-navigate web store than our previous vendor, so ordering your new kit will be much easier. You will order from and pay Pactimo online.

The Velo Club Monterey TEAM STORE is open now until August 8th. The store includes 3D images, details on each piece, and a sizing chart so you can determine the right fit.

All sales are final once they are placed. Our team Account Manager at Pactimo  can adjust SIZES while the team store is OPEN, but she cannot adjust QUANTITIES. If you decide you want additional items, you must submit a second order.

The team store will close at Midnight on August 8th. Once the store is closed, no additional orders can be accepted. At that point all orders will go into Production and the 4 week delivery time frame begins. Items purchased within the team store are not put into production until the entire store closes, not calculated 4 weeks from your order date. 

You will see shipping & handling charges on your order when you place it, but these are reduced because we’re having all orders shipped to Velo Club Monterey World Headquarters for distribution.
When you access the Team Store, you will see the Team Kit items listed first.  Across the top is a category called Special Offers. These items are available to our team members to purchase at a 30% discount off normal pricing on the Pactimo retail site. All Special Offers will be shipped directly from the Pactimo offices in Colorado within 5-7 business days at no additional shipping cost to team members. This is a great opportunity to purchase items such as base layers or jackets at a deep discount.

To Recap:

This is a short ordering window so please don’t wait to put in your orders.  And if you have any questions about the process just send an email to

Click here to visit the VCM TEAM STORE and order.

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: 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 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.

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