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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:

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

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


WHAT?    Ride one of two spring centuries, either traditional or metric, in stages or all in one day.

WHEN?    Between Wednesday March 17 and Wednesday March 24, 2021.

WHERE?    Anywhere you like as long as it’s legal and you stay within the COVID-19 guidelines.

    ● Record your stages
    ● Take some photos
    ● Count your flats
    ● Have fun
    ● Be safe

    ● Total distance
    ● Longest single ride
    ● Total elevation
    ● Best wild flower photo
    ● Most flats
    ● Best Story

Submit your ride details to: by March 26, 8 p.m.