VCM Bowling Party – Sunday Feb 4

Last year’s bowling party was so much fun we had to do it again! Join us for a Bowling Party at Monterey Lanes on Sunday, February 4th from 2-4pm. We’ve got lanes reserved just for the club. Cost is $20 per person (payable to Velo Club Monterey when you arrive) which includes 2 games and shoe rental. Balls are provided by Monterey Lanes. Food and beverage is extra.

It doesn’t matter if you are a good, average or even a lousy bowler, we’re doing it for fun, so sign up and we’ll put together some teams. We’ll even give out prizes to the team with the best scores!

Please RSVP via Evite by Wednesday, January 24th so we can get a head count and know how many lanes to grab. Bowling starts right at 2 so come 15 minutes early to get shoes and teams sorted out. When you check in just say your with the Velo Club.

To Recap:

  • What: Velo Club Monterey Bowling Party
  • Where: Monterey Lanes 2161 Fremont Street
  • When: Sunday, February 4, 2-4pm
  • Bring: $20 bucks and your best bowling shirt
  • RSVP via Evite by clicking here.

We hope to see you there!

Heritage Edition – Long Sleeve VCM Wool Jersey

Sorry – the order period for the Velo Club Monterey Heritage Edition – Long Sleeve Wool Jersey is closed. We may have a few extras after they arrive in mid-February. If interested in a jersey send us an email.

Based on the design of the original Velo Club jersey from the 70’s this “Heritage Edition” Velo Club Monterey jersey is 100% Marino Wool, features long sleeves and is made by Oregon Cycle Wear. It features an embroidered Velo Club Monterey logo on front with smaller embroidered text on left sleeve. It’s a quarter zip with a single, large zippered rear pocket and includes red/white/black ribbing on both collar and sleeves.

This is a really nice wool jersey perfect for winter, early spring and fall riding here on the Monterey Peninsula.  Group pricing allows us to make it available to you for just $105, including embroidering and shipping.

Jersey Front

Embroidery on left sleeve

Back with zippered rear pocket

According to Oregon Cycle Wear their wool jerseys are midway between a Euro and US fit. Size chart below will give you more accurate measurements. Wool stretches well so fits most body types. Sorry there are no women specific sizes.

Chest Sizing
Jersey length (back)
Sleeve length
S – 32-34″ 84cm
25″ 63cm
30″ 76cm
M – 36-37″ 93cm
27.5″ 70cm
31″ 79cm
L – 38-41″ 98cm
28″ 71cm
32″ 81cm
XL – 42-44″ 108cm
28.5″ 72cm
34″ 86cm
XXL – 45-47″116cm
29.5″ 75cm
35.5″ 90cm

Sorry – the order period for the Velo Club Monterey Heritage Edition – Long Sleeve Wool Jersey is closed.

How to order your Velo Club Monterey Heritage Jersey:
We want to get jerseys to you as quickly as possible so the ordering time frame will be short. Enter your order before January 10th. We’ll put the club order in at that time. We expect that we’ll have the jersey’s available in approximately 4 weeks, with delivery to you sometime around the second week of February. They will all be shipped to the club and then we’ll coordinate delivery to you.

  1. Select your size and click “Add to Cart”. You can add multiple jerseys of different sizes to the cart.
  2. Click the “Checkout with Paypal” button and follow instructions to pay. Note that you can pay via Paypal as a guest without having an account.
  3. Wait impatiently for your jersey to arrive in February. We’ll contact you when they get in.

If you absolutely don’t want to order online, send an email to with the size you want and then mail a check to Velo Club Monterey, P.O. Box 1404, Monterey CA, 93942


Sunday Morning Ride start time change

The regular Sunday morning riders want to let people know that the ride formerly known as the 8 AM Sunday Morning Ride, is now known as the 8:30 AM Sunday Morning Ride. Adjust your internal clock as needed. Note: this does not mean show up at 8:45!All are welcome to join the ride which starts in Portola Plaza by the walkway near the Portola Hotel and typically does an out and back to Pezzini’s in Castroville.  More details on this and other regularly scheduled rides are on the Local Rides Page.


New Year’s Day Ride – Climb to Cahoon!

Happy Holidays! Just a quick reminder that our new, New Year’s Day tradition continues this year with a group ride up Carmel Valley Road to the top of Cahoon Summit.

The ride starts at the Wild Goose Cafe in Carmel Valley Village and climbs 18 miles up to the summit where we’ll celebrate the new year with a little Champagne before turning around and descending. Here’s the details:

  • Date: Monday, January 1, 2018
  • Start/Finish: Wild Goose Bakery Cafe, 18 E Carmel Valley Rd.
  • Start: 9 am (a group of slower climbers will go off at 8:40 if you want to get a head start)
  • Route: Carmel Valley to Cahoon Summit and back 
    (you can’t get lost!)
  • A taste of Champagne at the top
  • Out & back distance – 36 miles

Coffee and the usual bakery items at Wild Goose before the ride. They’ll be open by 7:30 and close at 1. Depending on the time we return we’ll either gather at Wild Goose or head over to Trailside Cafe to warm up.

Get your cycling year started right with a climb to Cahoon with the Velo Club on New Year’s Day.  We hope to see you there.

Ed says, “Would anyone like a spot of Champagne?”

Santa Cycle & Critical Christmas

There are two exciting December cycling events to help get you in the holiday mood.

  • 2nd Annual Santa Cycle Ride – Saturday, December 9th at 12 noon starting at Monterey Wharf
  • Critical Christmas Lighted Bicycle Ride – Sunday, December 17 at 5:45 starting at Custom House Plaza

Santa Cycle Ride is a short 9.5 mile cruise from the Monterey Wharf to Pacific Grove and back followed by recovery drinks at Alvarado Street Brewing. Halfway through we’ll do a short stop at Recumbent Rich Campbell’s, Santa-themed house in PG for Mulled Cider and Holiday Cookies!

Santa suits (or Mrs. Claus or an Elf if you must) are required. Last year’s ride was great fun and we expect this year’s to be even bigger. If you need a Santa suit, we have some inexpensive ($15) suits to sell you. Send email to if you want to purchase one for the Santa Cycle Ride.

Meet at Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey at 11:45 so we can organize and roll out at Noon.  Here’s the Santa Cycle Course Map.

Critical Christmas rolls around Monterey once again on December 17, 2017. This is the 19th anniversary of this popular lighted-bicycle ride. This a family event, so bring the kiddies, bring the duct tape, bring the batteries, bring the lights, bring more lights and if that’s not enough lights then bring some more! The event leaves the Custom House Plaza at 6:00 PM on Sunday, December 17, 2017 (rain will cancel).

The route will start out on the recreational trail and then onto Fisherman’s Wharf, followed by a trip to Cannery Row. When we get to the Aquarium we’ll return through Cannery Row and back to Custom House Plaza. For those that have not yet had enough, we will then venture up Calle Principal, returning down Alvarado and back to Custom House Plaza for the exciting conclusion and liquid refreshments.

The event is Sunday, December 17, 2017 and is free to all riders. Expect to roll out at 6:00PM. Custom House Plaza is located at the water’s edge at the foot of Alvarado Street and not too far from Fisherman’s Wharf.

More information is available on  the Critical Christmas Bicycle Ride Facebook Page.


VCM Member Login

Forgot Password?

Join Us

Password Reset
Please enter your e-mail address. You will receive a new password via e-mail.