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Who We Are

The Village Idiots Cycling Club was founded in 2007 by people who love to ride, socialize, and give back to the community.   Over the years we have ridden thousands of miles, shared countless experiences and stories, and raised nearly $200,000 for charities.  We are open to community-focused people who are aged 14 or older, of all cycling abilities, and hailing from near and far.  Check out our FAQ Page for more information!

 

We cater to a range of riders with different cycling abilities, from bike paths to the open road.  For a description of our ride types, click here:  Ride Types. During the 2021 COVID impaired season, we accomplished over 83 organized rides and collectively rode over 13,500 miles. We also supported the community in a variety of ways:

  • Donated over $3,675 to the Douglas County Help and Hope Center, a non-profit organization that provides support for local residents facing financial difficulties.  We also coordinated two dedicated volunteer days on-site at the Help and Hope center
  • We are the proud “owners” of a stretch of South Havana Street near Castle Rock, and conducted clean-up days in the spring and fall as part of the Douglas County Adopt-A-Road program.  
  • Sponsored a used bike drives for HopeCycle, a local non-profit that repairs and repurposes used bicycles, turning them into “good as new” bikes for needy children. Our drives have collected as many as 80 used bicycles annually.

10-20 enthusiastic volunteers typically participate in each event.  

We plan to continue with all of these community support activities in 2022.


Recent VIC² News


  2022 Jersey Design Revealed

Like the first day of summer vacation, the days spread out before us with limitless possibilities of paths to explore and routes to be ridden...

On May 15th Doug and Sue Waltermire welcomed club members to their home to celebrate the eagerly anticipated start of the cycling season. The event was well attended by new and existing members alike who swapped stories about the activities they did to stay active throughout the winter months, past rides they’ve done and new routes they’re looking forward to trying.
 

In keeping with annual tradition, and with great ceremony, the 2022 jerseys were “unveiled”. Each year the design of the current year’s jersey is kept a well-guarded secret until the start of the season when the jerseys are distributed to members. This year, the Idiots will be riding in style in brightly colored orange, yellow and blue jerseys and will be highly visible wherever they go

2022 Jersey Reveal

 

2022 Jerseys


 VIC² Signature Ride

 

 

Signature Ride 2021


Towards the end of our riding season the Village Idiots participated in the annual Signature Ride with riddle clues, knowledge of safety and obstacles being the mode of team appraisal. Teams are arranged and awarded points based on the proficiency of the tasks and riddle solutions. It is not a race; however teams are graded on tire changing, ability to navigate with GPS and riding safety. In 2021 the club was treated to riding the Air Force Academy grounds during the event. Bryan Huntley graciously provided entrance to all riders and organized the stages with fellow club member Greg Ordonez. Afterwards everyone enjoyed a BBQ picnic and lawn games.



2021 SignatureRide


 

 


VIC² Volunteer Days @ Douglas County Hope and Help Center

VIC² members go over and above to give back to our community.   As a proud supporter of the Douglas/Elbert Task Force (website) which supports those in financial need.  

In the past we have taken on projects at the HHC including landscaping and painting.   We also volunteer as needed at the food bank.  The community at large donates food and basic needs goods at designated drop off points. The food is then brought to the DETF facility for sorting.


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DETF Volunteer 2016-08-13
 

The Village Idiots Adopt-A-Road!

VIC² owns the road!  Well, technically we own the responsibility for one of the many great stretches we have available to us for riding.  

We are fortunate to have such great riding routes in our area, and want to do our part to keep them beautiful!
 
Our adopted "baby" is the one mile stretch of South Havana between Castle Pines Parkway north to Oak Hill Lane (the I-25  underpass road) across from the Surrey Ridge dog park. 
 
We hold a couple of clean up days per year, so come on out and pitch in...members and non-members are welcome to come out and clean up!
 
2021AdpotARoad



Annual Out-Of-Town Cycling Adventures

Every year VIC² organizes a long weekend getaway event, alternating between out-of-state, and within our beautiful state of Colorado.  The past several years have included Napa, Aspen, Santa Barbara, Steamboat Springs, Moab and Sedona.

 

The weekend includes a combination of dinners, sightseeing, and organized rides.  Riding memories from the past trips include riding the Ink Grade in Napa, The Fig in Solvang, Independence Pass, Rabbit Ears Pass, The Big Nasty in Moab, and Mingus Mountain.   Our visits to the Silver Oak Winery, Salvatore Espresso Machines, Woody Creek Tavern, Moots Bicycle Factory,  Strawberry Park Hot Springs, Arches National Park and Page Springs and Winery have been among great sightseeing events. 

2021 OutofTown


You need to be a member to join us, so sign up for the 2022 season and we hope to see you our next adventure. 

2022CT_Tennessee

New this year Village Idiot members will have the opportunity to travel to Murfreesboro, TN for a private guided 6-day bike tour in rural Tennessee. We have partnered with Carolina Tailwinds Bicycle Tours as outfitters for our excursion. Dates are September 25, 2022 to September 30, 2022.


The terrain is a combination of gently rolling terrain, hills, and, in a few spots, challenging climbs. Jack Daniels Distillery tour is often recognized as a highlight of the tour. Bike routes are usually one ride in the morning and one in the afternoon with an average total day mileage between 40-60 miles. Daily route options can include short cuts and strategic "leap frog" van shuttles along the way to tailor the route to individual needs. 

We are looking forward to a fabulous week riding the hill of Tennessee!




Year-End Celebration Parties


On October 31, 2021, the Village Idiots Cycling club capped off a successful season of riding with a Halloween brunch hosted by Elaine Thorndike and Rick Nicholson at their home. A few of the members got out of their spandex to come in costume to celebrate the day. President Doug Waltermire creatively presented awards to riders to highlight achievements during the riding season. He also recognized the committees of volunteers who make the Club a great forum to bike, give back to the community, and socialize with members who like to have fun, hence embracing the Village Idiots motto of PEDAL, PLAY, PURPOSE, PLAY!


2021 Celebration2

 Century Members  Criterium Members  Time Trial Members
 
 
 
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Bus Members - Century
 
 
 
 
 
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Bus Members - Criterium
 
 
 
 
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Bus Members - Time Trial