New Year’s Day Ride – Cahoon Summit

The Velo Club 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 9am (8:30 start for slower climbers) from in front of the Trailside Cafe in Carmel Valley Village. We’ll climb 18 miles up to the summit and celebrate the New Year together with a little Champagne before turning around and descending.

Here’s the details:

It’ll most likely be cold at the start, so layer up for the ride. The Trailside Cafe opens at 8 so you can caffeinate before the ride. Post-ride we can gather there and depending on the weather either cool down or warm up!

Start off the year with a Climb to Cahoon on New Year’s Day. We hope to see you there!

2019 Velo Club Membership Renewal

December is the month to renew your Velo Club Monterey membership.  Here’s the simple 4 step process to renew for 2019… 

  1. Click the link to get to the 2019 VCM Membership Application.
  2. Complete the form and print it out. If you access the form from a computer (not a mobile device) you can type your information directly into the form from either your web browser, or if you download the form, in your PDF Reader. Make sure you sign and initial it in the spaces marked in Red. 
  3. Write a check to Velo Club Monterey for the amount ($50 – Family, $35 – Individual or $10 – Junior). Note: you can also pay online via Paypal here.
  4. Mail your completed Membership form and payment to: Velo Club Monterey, P.O. Box 1404, Monterey, CA 93942, or hand it to a club board member.

Please make it easy on us. Chasing down membership renewals until July is not how the board wants to spend our time (we want to be out riding!), so please renew now by mailing it in before the end of the year.

Need more motivation?  Here’s 20 reasons to join Velo Club Monterey…

  1. Your Velo Club membership card gets you 10%-15% discounts at Bobcat Bicycles in Salinas, Peninsula Bike Works and Work Horse Bicycles in Monterey, and Winning Wheels in Pacific Grove.
  2. Discounts at Light and Motion, our local bicycle lighting manufacturer, is offering discounts between 10 and 15% to club members.
  3. Alvarado Street Brewery offers members a 10% “Neighborhood Discount” on food with a membership card. 
  4. We are bicycling advocates with a representative on the Transportation Agency of Monterey County (TAMC), and we donate time and money to local bicycling causes.
  5. Summer Picnic & Barbecue
  6. Annual Holiday Party
  7. Movie Nites
  8. Bowling Party
  9. Bocce Ball
  10. Santa Cycle Ride
  11. Brats & Beer Twilight Ride Nights at Laguna Seca
  12. Three Saturday Morning Rides
  13. Tuesday Morning “No Real Job Ride” 
  14. Thursday afternoon BWC (Beer, Wine or Coffee) ride almost always ending at Alvarado Street Brewery!
  15. New Year’s Day Ride (with Champagne at the top of Cahoon Summit!)
  16. Pie Ride’s to Gizdich Ranch
  17. Vintage “Steel is Real” Ride
  18. Support for Sea Otter Gran Fondo rest stops
  19. Traveling bike boxes to loan for your next plane trip
  20. Park tools to borrow for your next repair


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