VCM Movie Night – Tuesday, Sept. 27

You are invited to a Velo Club Monterey Movie Night, next Tuesday nightSeptember 27 at 7:30pm.  The evening is centered around the screening of two cycling short films produced by a small German group of professional film makers, called Barodeur Films, who have a great passion for the beautiful sport of cycling and its many facets.

The first short film we will show is an arty black and white film that gives a glimpse into the urban cycling scene of Berlin, featuring a young female fixed-gear rider.

The second short film features our newest club member, Richard Geng (Richard frequents the Saturday morning 8:30 ride). In this short documentary, the film team follows Richard as he attempts to ascend the legendary Mont Ventoux in France with his road bike nine times within 24 hours. Richard will be at the event to answer questions and explain what madness prompted this self-imposed challenge that is nothing short of a severe self-punishment. Come see for yourself if Richard was able to complete this masochistic challenge of 235 miles, including more than 40,000 ft of climbing… or if the “windy mountain” in Provence cut his epic ride short.

After the Q&A with Richard we will then show a surprise cycling classic.
VCM Movie Night will take place at:
Walking Tall (Chris Swainson’s office)
26346 Carmel Rancho Lane, Carmel 93923
Suite 201-E (upstairs)

on: Tuesday night, September 27th at 7:30pm

The event is free for club members and a guest. We’ll have beer, wine and some light snacks and there will be a donation jar to help defray the costs. You can also BYOB if you wish.

We’d like to get a head count for those who plan to attend so we can ensure that there is enough room for everyone, so please RSVP by sending an email to:  if you will attend and let us know if you are bringing a guest.  This should be a fun evening and we look forward to seeing you there.

New VCM Member Welcome

We’re starting a new “occasional” series as a way to welcome new VCM members.  It’s nice way to help introduce you to some of the recent additions to the club.  Welcome Nathalie Trees!


Nathalie sampled a few rides with us and decided that not only were we relatively harmless, but also fun to be around. She became an official member this summer. A strong climber, she also loves to explore new routes and most importantly, has been know to bring cold pizza along as her energy food!

Nathalie Loma Alta

Nathalie chowing down at top of Loma Alta

Nathalie has her own Acupuncture and Functional Medicine practice in Monterey, and earlier in her career travelled much of the world as an acupuncturist for a cruise line. You can check out her website to learn more.

You may spot Nathalie on her white Trek on the 8:30 Saturday ride, or Tuesday’s NRJ ride. If so, be sure to introduce yourself. Welcome Nathalie!


Car Week Rides

A quick reminder that it’s Car Week on the Monterey Peninsula again, so be extra careful on the roads with all the extra “speedy” traffic.

Also due to the closure of Pebble Beach to cyclists this weekend, the regular Saturday 8:30 ride on Saturday August 20 will go out to Pezzini’s and back. Either meet at the regular start behind the Lighthouse Cinema in PG at 8:30, or join Cath who says she’s starting from the Wharf Marketplace right on the Monterey Bay Coastal Trail at 8:45. Note that the regular ride leader Yvonne is out of town, but still expects the ride to start on time.

Velo Club Monterey Clothing Available

For those of you who missed out on ordering Velo Club Monterey clothing we have a few VCM Logo items available. These are cash only sales and will be available at Summer Picnic (Sunday, Aug 21). Or if you can’t make it to the picnic and want to arrange to purchase an item, send email to and we’ll work out a time and place to get you your clothing.

Men’s Club Cut Short Sleeve Jersey with Full Zip
1 Medium, 2 Large, 1 XXL remaining – $55

Velo Club Jersey Front

VCM Cycling Caps – (Black with White Logo & trim)
6 caps remaining – one size fits all – $12


VCM Cycling Socks – (older logo) – $3
S/M – size 5-9 men/6-10 women (Buy 2 pair for $5)
L/XL – size 9-13 men/10-14 women

VCM Socks

Also, don’t forget we’ve also still got Velo Club Water Bottles available in two sizes.

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Buy bottles online and pickup at a variety of places. You must first register as a Member to get the discounted price.


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