Volunteer at a Sea Otter Gran Fondo Rest Stop Saturday October 9!

Hello Fellow Velo Club Members,

You can earn $ for our club, some goodies for yourself, and help the Sea Otter Classic at the same time!
Sea Otter now has an online sign-up platform for volunteers.
We have two rest stop locations and will need 10 volunteers at each site.
Information on how to sign-up was sent to all Velo Club Members last week on September 15th.
Hope you can help us make this happen!
Thank you,
Suzanne Kroeze
VCM Events Coordinator

THIRD VCM TRIVIA NIGHT– Wednesday 9/29 at 6PM

Hello Fellow VCM members,

Hope to see you at another FUN PACKED TRIVIA NIGHT!

By popular demand, Vanessa and Lesley are cooking up a FRESH round of trivia that you’ll want to play!

We hope you’ll join us – Wednesday 9/29 at 6PM

          – Trivia: Covering 6 categories
          – Hostess: Alexa Trebeka
          – Date: Wednesday Sep 29
          – Time: 6-8 pm
          – Place: any room in your house (or hotel) !!
          – Attire: comfortably dressed (at least from the waist up)
          – Food: BYOB and BYOF (snacks, takeout dinner, etc)
          – ZOOM STATION: https://zoom.us/j/99389960541

Please arrive at 6pm and no later than 6:15pm – after that you will not be able to take part as teams will have been allocated.

Of course, partners will be on the same team.

YES – There will be PRIZES!

If you need help with ZOOM let us know and we will arrange a test run.

You may let us know you’ll be coming by replying to this email. That would be helpful, but not required.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Suzanne Kroeze
VCM Events Coordinator

2021 VCM Summer Picnic – Sunday Aug. 29

Hello All! We’re looking forward to our first official IN PERSON VCM party in over a year. Welcome Back!

Our traditional Velo Club Summer Picnic is scheduled for Sunday, August 29 from 2-6pm, for all members and guests who have been fully vaccinated for COVID 19.

The picnic will be held at the Coniglio Family House on Laureles Grade in Carmel Valley, as in recent years. There’s lots of room, a big grill, swimming pool, and even a shower for those who want to clean up after the morning rides.

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 an appetizer.
  • If your last name starts with I-Q bring a dessert.
  • If your last name starts with R-Z bring a salad or side dish.

Coniglio Valley House
437 Laureles Grade
Carmel Valley, CA 93924

THE RIDES: Long Ride – Big Arroyo Seco Loop. Start/meet at the Coniglio Family House at 7am, climb Laureles Grade, Hwy 68 to River Road, Arroyo Seco and back over Cahoon Summit into Carmel Valley (about 87 miles). Shorter Ride – Climb to Cahoon Summit (with Cachagua Loop option on the way back) ride leaving at 9:30. If you get back early, you can help set up the picnic or take a dip in the pool to cool off. 

We need the following:

  • 1 or 2 volunteers to help decorate for the picnic (Noon-2)
  • 2 or 3 volunteers to help setup for the picnic (Noon-2)
  • 3 volunteers to help on the grill (90 minutes)
  • 5 or 6 volunteers to help with cleanup at the end (6-8pm)

RSVP via Evite  or Email (veloclub@vcmonterey.org) no later than August 22nd so we can get a headcount and know how much to bring.

If you’ll be riding that morning, please mention which ride in your RSVP comments.

Also, PLEASE tell us if you’re able to fill one of the volunteer positions needed to make the picnic a success, in your RSVP.

The Summer Picnic is free for VCM members. Non-members are welcome but we ask that they give a $10 donation to the club.

We look forward to seeing you at the Summer Picnic!!

Click here to RSVP

Upcoming Events – SAVE THE DATES

1.       SECOND VCM Trivia Night — soon (via ZOOM)! Thursday May 13, 6:00 PM. ARE YOU GAME?

Back by popular demand – Lesley and Vanessa are cooking up another game we know you will want to play. Hope to see you there for good laughs and a good time!  Further details coming soon ….

2.       Summer BBQ Bash 
Sunday August 29 in Carmel Valley – IN PERSON 😀 

Vernal Equinox Century Challenge Awards

We are pleased to announce the winners of the VCM Vernal Equinox Century Challenge Awards.

Each of the award winners is receiving a $25 Gift Certificate for the local bike shop of their choice.  Please congratulate these winners the next time you see them on the road!


Award Category Recipient
Greatest Total Distance Ridden: 147.20 miles Stanley Mellin
Longest Single Ride: 85.13 miles Michael Burke
Highest Elevation/Mile Ratio: 111.61 ft/mile (7182 feet over 64.35 miles) Bob Brigham
Best Wildflower photo (see below) Ed Bredthauer
Best Story (read below) Peggy & Jon Beard

VCM Spring Century STORY – Beard

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