Sea Otter Classic 2015 (April 16-19) VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!

Fellow VCM Members:

A message from VCM Board Member (and Sea Otter Coordinator)
Andrew Smith:

Spring is nearly here and so is the Sea Otter Classic! The Sea Otter classic is one of the best ways to give back to the local and international cycling community—It’s our chance to be part of a world class cycling event that brings people from all of the world to our lovely peninsula. This event is also a boon to our local economy that benefits some of our most favorite local businesses.

For those of you who have volunteered in the past, thank you! I know it is not  fun working long hours for zero pay, but your efforts do not go unappreciated. In fact, the modest revenue  the club receives from the event helps fund our kickin’ holiday party and summer picnic.

I know we all have busy schedules, but please take a moment to look at the attached VCM volunteer program and let us know if you can find time to make this year’s Sea Otter Classic the best yet.

Thank you,
Andrew Smith

2014 Critical Christmas Bicycle Ride

2014 Critical Christmas Bicycle Ride

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Starting at 5:45 PM/Depart at 6:00 PM

Start and Finish at Custom House Plaza, Monterey

The Critical Christmas Bicycle Ride will roll around Monterey once again on December 21, 2014.

The Critical Christmas Bicycle Ride started many years ago as a cross between “Critical Mass” and that goofy event in Ukiah involving semi-trucks festooned with hundreds of Christmas bulbs. The goals of Critical Christmas are to get out for a little fun (and family) exercise during the Christmas season, and (this is the really important part) ride a bike with as many battery powered LED Christmas lights as can be duct taped in place.

Critical Christmas is not a race, but it is 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 bring more.

The event rolls out of the Custom House Plaza fountain area at 6:00 PM on Sunday, December 21, 2014 (rain will cancel). We have no predetermined route, so whatever happens, happens. The only knows part of the route is that we will do hot laps around the fountain…probably in two directions.

The event is Sunday, December 21, 2014 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.

Go to Facebook and search for “Critical Christmas” to get more information. Rain will cancel. This is a free event.

2014 Holiday Party–SAVE THE DATE

December 6 
5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. 
774 wave street 
RSVP to 
BRING appetizers A-F 
Side dish/salad G-R 
Dessert S-Z 

We will be serving wild salmon and an additional meat. Nonalcoholic beverage provided. Bring a bottle of wine or 6 pack of beer to share. A donation container will be available at the BAR …proceeds to go to charity.

As has been the tradition for several years there will also be a FOOD BANK barrel.


The moment has arrived.  The Champion System Direct Ordering Account has been set up.  Attached you will find a tutorial on how to set up your own sub account and place your order.  ORDERING BEGINS SUNDAY, OCTOBER12 AND ENDS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31!!!! After that time, there will be no opportunity to place an order for a long time so get it done now.  All orders will be individually packaged but sent to Robin Harness for distribution to save on shipping costs.  If you are not in the Monterey area and need your order shipped to you, please contact me & we will make arrangements for payment of the shipping cost.  Production of our order will begin after the order window closes on 10/31 and will take SIX TO EIGHT WEEKS to be completed.  So don’t expect your order to get here before the end of December.  Sometimes we do get our order earlier than expected but there are no guarantees that will happen.
To begin the ordering process go to
The Temporary Username is VCM2014
The Temporary Password is  peddlemry1968
If you have any questions, please contact Robin at


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