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VCM KITs Available for Ordering (Cart closes May 31st)

Greetings to All Who Want VCM Kits!
Our shopping cart at Champion System is open from May 14 through May 31

1. Go to, select U.S., then select the “cycling” icon then click on the ‘Custom Clothing Login’ button in on the right side of the page. The left side is for the account manager.
2. On next page under ‘CS Direct Member Login’ enter this temporary information – Login is: VCM2014, Password is: peddlemry1968
3. Next you will be prompted to create your own account using a new email and password personal to you. Then login again using your new email/password information.
4. Once this is complete you can order from the shopping cart. If you have ordered in the past & you remember your login info, use that.

If you need assistance in ordering, here is a link for a tutorial:

If you still need help, contact the clothing coordinator,

IMPORTANT! After the cart closes no modifications can be made to the order as it will be sent to production. PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST “CHECK OUT” WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED ORDERING; ANY ‘SAVED’ ORDERS WILL NOT BE PLACED WHEN THE CART CLOSES!

Want to buy a VCM bike kit?

VCM is requesting that anyone who is interested in purchasing clothing now let the clothing coordinator know by emailing Robin at  To start an order there needs to be a minimum of ten (10) pieces purchased.  The ordering process will be as it was in the last order, via CS Direct. Please contact Robin by April 8th if you are interested in ordering clothing. THANKS!

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.