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.
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.
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!