2016 VCM Summer Picnic – Sunday, August 21

Join us for the 2016 VCM Summer Picnic & Ride!
Sunday, August 21st at Carmel Valley Community Park.

bicycle picnic invite

THE LOCATION:  At Carmel Valley Community Park
East end of the park on Carmel Valley Road. Drive past Ford Road, take the next left into the parking area

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 a dessert.

THE RIDE: Club tradition is to ride the Big Arroyo Seco Loop, leaving from the park, climbing Laureles Grade, out to River Road and back over Cahoon Summit (about 87 miles). Some have also suggested a shorter route up to Cahoon and back down adding in the Cachagua Loop (41 miles). To gauge interest, we’ve created a survey. Click the Picnic Route Survey to let us know which route you would like to do.

Please RSVP no later than August 15th so we can get a head count and know how much to bring.  You can either RSVP directly from the Picnic Route Survey or send email to veloclub@vcmonterey.org

We look forward to seeing you at the Summer Picnic –
Sunday August 21st at 2pm – Carmel Valley Community Park!

Want an XL Velo Club Wind Jacket?

Club Member Keely Clifford has an Extra Large VCM Wind Jacket from the recent club clothing purchase that does not fit her well and shed love to sell it so she can get the right size next time. If you are interested in an XL sized VCM Wind Jacket, contact Keely at keelyclifford[at]hotmail[com]

Velo Club Monterey Water Bottles

New VCM logo water bottles are now available! These bottles are top quality Specialized Purist water bottles with Watergate caps that feature a high flow rate & 100% leak-proof design.
VCM Water Bottles are available in either 22 oz. or 26 oz. bottles – and you can choose either black or white bottle caps.
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These bottles are ONLY available to VCM members and as a benefit to you we’re offering them at a significant discount.
– 22 oz Bottles are a $5 donation for members
– 26 oz Bottles are a $6 donation for members.
If any bottles remain after members have had a chance to purchase, we may make them available to non-members at $10/$12.
Getting bottles is as easy as 1,2,3…
  1. Register as a Club Member on the website so you can access the Members Only page and VCM Webstore (takes about 26 seconds).
  2. Visit Webstore and buy your bottles (limit of 5 of each size).
  3. Pick up your bottles at one of 4 friendly locations (no shipping).
VCM Water Bottles in the wild...

VCM Water Bottles in the wild…

To create your members account on the website, click this link to visit the VCM Member Registration Page. Enter a user name, password, email address and First/Last Name to register. Make sure your Last Name matches the name you used on your Club membership application. Once you sign up and join you’ll be taken to the Members Only page, where you can click on the webstore to order your bottles.

The VCM Webstore uses PayPal to process purchases, but you can use Paypal to pay with your credit card without having a Paypal account.

Also once you have created your VCM Website Member Account anytime you return to vcmonterey.org you can login in again using the VCM Member Login section of the home page to gain access to the Members Only section of the website. In addition to the webstore you’ll also be able to access the Club Members list information and other Members only club information.

Visit the VCM Member Registration Page to get started and order your bottles!
Note: if you’ve already registered as a Member click the following link to go directly to the VCM Webstore.

BWC Ride – Thursdays @ 2pm

A new group ride has formed up on Thursday afternoons.  The BWC Ride starts on the Rec Trail at 2pm near the Custom House on Old Fisherman’s Wharf (same place as Tuesday NRJ ride). There is no fixed route, as the group decides what roads they want to travel that day. Frequent options are: out and back to Pezzini’s; through Ft. Ord, often reversing the NRJ route; or over Aguajito to Pebble Beach and back around through PG.  The only sure thing is that somewhere near the end there’s a  stop for either Beer, Wine or Coffee.

Post No Bills in Sand City is a current end-of-ride favorite, while Wharf Marketplace (now with Acme Coffee!); or Joe Rombi’s in PG are other popular options. This is a moderate pace, no drop ride with route determined by the group at the start. Distance is usually 25-35mi. +/- Everyone is welcome – so take off work early on Thursday and join the BWC Ride.  Contact webmaster@vcmonterey.org if you have any questions.

Post No Bills bicycle



Wharf Wine


Bicycle coffee cup



Note: Velo Club Monterey does not organize, sponsor, nor assume any liability for your participation in this or any other ride.




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