​Click here and check out this video showing why you should never overlap the wheel of the bike in front of your bike.

Club Jerseys - Clay Smith periodically places an order for club jerseys and shorts. They are available in both men's and women's CLUB CUT styles with full zipper or 1/4 zipper. Price is approx $50. Contact Clay Smith 352-396-3137  or e-mail 68gamecock@gmail.com 


Bicycling in The Villages Video -- See The Villages video featuring members of our club and Sumter Landing club  (Click here) 

Gate Malfunction, Accident Report, Safety - Please use caution at the gates.  We had another cyclist get hit on Jan 6, 2015 by the exit gate on Enrique Drive.  An incident report has been submitted on the SLBC web site. I believe the cyclist was stationary waiting for the light and  gate came down on him.


Gate Malfunction - Use this form to report an improperly functioning entrance or exit gate. The information collected is forwarded to the appropriate officials.


Accidents - Use this form to report accidents requiring professional medical care.


Do you have an interesting bicycling news story for The Villages Daily Sun?

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The Villages , Florida

Pam Powell is now our newest Board Member, and will be taking over the duties as Membership Chairperson. Sharon Bennett will be the Refreshment Coordinator. The change was made due to Sharon's busy schedule.

I want to thank Sharon for her time as a Board  member and her duties as Membership Chairperson.

Pam has shown the same enthusiasm as Sharon.  She has a can do attitude and a willingness to do whatever is asked of her, which is so important in any organization.  Not only has she been present on our rides, but has also participated in several area charity rides.

I want to thank all those who are posting your miles with Bike Journal. Not only is it an easy way to keep track of your miles, but at the same time it shows support for your club. If you haven't signed up yet, please consider to do so.  Pam is coordinating this effort, and she will be glad to help you register.

Thank you, and Ride Safe.
Clay Smith 
President, The Village Bicycle Club


Police Report a Must for All Cyclists Hit by a Vehicle <=Click on link.
Posted by Chris Burns in Florida Bicycle Laws, on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.
Traffic Crash Report is mandatory where a crash between a bicyclist and a motorist involves bodily injury to any party, death, or damage to any vehicle, bicycle or other property of at least $500. …​


FREE app called bikejournal.com.
Step-by-step instructions on how to register for bikejournal.com

If you have any questions, please contact Pam Powell (powellpd@aol.com) or myself (68gamecock@gmail.com) to get started.

From   The   President   -   Clay   Smith

​​Next Club Meeting:

Monday,​ September 12, 2016, 7 PM at El Santiago Rec. Ctr.



Meeting Minutes - Posted on

  the Documents page[Click_Here]




Future Club Meetings: (7 PM the 2nd Monday of each month)

  • No meeting in July & August
  • Monday, September 12, 2016
  • Monday, October 10, 2016
  • Monday, November 14, 2016
  • Monday, December 12, 2016

Club   Meetings

Pictures

Aug. 6, Saturday
The Village Bicycle Club Jersey Day


Sept. 3, Saturday
The Village Bicycle Club Jersey Day


Sept. 3 - 5, Saturday - Monday

Tour of Sebring

Starts Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 @ 7:00 AM
Ends Monday, September 5th, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Address: Kenilworth Lodge, 1610 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL

Online Registration is open and requires a credit card payment. You can save yourself some money by registering before August 1st, 2016


Oct. 1, Saturday

Ride Start changes to 8:30 AM
The Village Bicycle Club Jersey Day


Nov. 5, Saturday
The Village Bicycle Club Jersey Day

Nov. 6, Sunday

End DST: Move your clocks backward 1 hour, gain an hour of sleep


Nov. 11, Friday

Villages Cycling Expo

Nov. 12, Saturday

Hearts for Our Hospital Event Ride 


Dec. 3, Saturday
The Village Bicycle Club Jersey Day


December 3 - 11, 

The 2016 Florida Senior Games will be held in Clearwater FL.


April 8, 2017, Saturday

We Bike for Kids ride, hosted by The Villages Bicycle Club



Group Riding Training Manuals


For more information and exercises on group riding techniques, refer to the following documents.

Documents courtesy of Jack Logomarsino and the Sumter Landing Bicycle Club

 and League of American Bicyclists

VISITORS: All visitors are welcome to ride with us but you must be 18 or older. Check out the "Club Ride Schedule" then print the "Visitor Agreement." Complete, sign, and bring it with you. Your contact information is NOT shared nor sold. New riders should arrive 10 minutes early so we can get you into the right pace group. Helmets are required and mirrors are highly recommended. BRING your Visitor Agreement and Village ID or Guest ID card. If you don't have a Village ID or Guest ID card, you can still ride with us and use any of the restrooms but not the other ammenities nor recreation centers. If you forget to bring a form, ask and we usually carry a few blank Visitor Agreement Forms.

News,   Events   &   Highlights

Welcome to The Village Bicycle Club (TVBC)

 

The Village Bicycle Club sponsors a Club ride everyday but main rides are Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday (see the "Club Ride Schedule" below for details. All visitors are welcome to ride with us but you must be 18 or older. Club meetings are for residents only and the Club meets at 7 PM on the second Monday of each month in the El Santiago Recreation Center, 2373 Enrique Drive, The Villages, FL. Bring resident ID or guest pass for entry to the building. Guests of Village residents are welcome to ride with the Club.

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