​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 will be placing an order for club jerseys and shorts in the near future. 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) 

I personally would like to thank every member and friend of The Village Bicycle Club who rode in the Hospital Charity Ride.  Our turnout was even greater membership percentage wise than the Sumter Landing Bicycle Club!  I don't know about you, but it made me feel proud to see all those TVBC bike jerseys together at the start of the ride. Hopefully, even more of us will ride in our We Bike For Kids Ride on April 2nd.

Ride safe,
Clay Smith
President, TVBC

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.

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The Villages , Florida

From   The   President   -   Clay   Smith

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

News,   Events   &   Highlights

Welcome to The Village Bicycle Club (TVBC)!


The Village Bicycle Club is a resident only club, which meets at 7pm on the second Monday of each month in the Julio Iglesias Room in the La Hacienda Recreation Center, 1200 Avenida Central, 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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Club   Meetings

All visitors are welcome but you must be 18 or older. Check out the "Club Ride Schedule" then download the "Visitor Agreement." Complete, sign, and bring it with you. Your contact information is not shared nor sold. If you don't have a Village ID # then write "none." New riders should arrive 10 minutes early so we can get you into the right pace group. Helmets required and mirrors recommended.

Next Club Meeting:

Monday, December 14, 2015, 6 PM

The Village Bicycle Club Christmas Party - 2015
Where:   Julio Iglesias Room at La Hacienda Rec Center
Cost:      $7 per person or $14 a couple -- BYOB
The Christmas Party is for club members and their spouses / guests.
Provided by the Club (by Patti Saxby and Sharon Bennett):
*   Homemade meat lasagna, vegetarian lasagna, and turkey (open buffet).
*   Also bread/butter, dressing, plates, cups, silverware, salt, & pepper.
Bring your own drinks and people whose last name is:
*   A-G please bring an appetizer to share (8 servings)
*   H-N please bring a salad to share (8 servings)
*   O-Z please bring a dessert to share (8 servings)
Submit your name(s) and payment to Patti Saxby or Sharon Bennett by December 1. Bring it to the ride start or mail it to Sharon Bennett, 521 Cammarano Place, The Villages, FL 32162.

For Questions: Patti Saxby 585-301-6113, or Sharon Bennett 630-336-7614, sbennettrdh@yahoo.com. Checks can be made payable to “The Village Bicycle Club,” if paying by cash please bring exact change of $7 per person or $14 a couple.

Meeting Minutes - Posted on the Documents page[Click_Here]. Note that Dr. Gabe Mirkin presented at the May meeting and here is his presentation if you missed it:  How to be a Better Cyclist.pptx

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

  • Monday, January 11, 2016
  • Monday, February 8, 2016
  • Monday, March 14, 2016
  • Monday, April 11, 2016
  • Monday, May 9, 2016
  • Monday, June 13, 2016

Big Bicycle Weekend recap November 15, 2015

​​December 4, Friday

2015 Sumter County Sheriff's Bikes for Kids
The Sumter County Sheriff's Department and The Village Bicycle Club announce the annual bicycle drive on Friday, December 4, 2015 at Lake Miona Recreation Center from 8:00 to noon. Last year, over 200 bicycles were collected and distributed to area needy youths through this effort. Members of local bicycle clubs will be available to clean and do minor repairs on donated bicycles. For more information, call Clay SMITH at (352) 396-3137 or Ed or Anne HANKWITZ at (352) 753-2665.

December 4 - 6, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Highlands Bike Fest

At Kenilworth Lodge, 1610 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL. Fully supported routes with cue sheets & maps, on-road route marks, excellent rest stops, bicycle mechanic, and dispatched SAG service vehicles.  Daily rides ranging from 11 to 62 miles plus our Highlands County Century (100 miles) on Saturday. Early Registration Deadline is November 24th, event T-shirts will be guaranteed for riders with paid registration by this deadline. No refunds after this deadline. Go to http://www.highlandsbikefest.com/ for info and to register. 

April 2, 2016, Saturday


February 21, 2016, Sunday

Tour Latino - Clermont, FL

Tour Latino™ is the only Latin-themed cycling fundraising event in Central Florida. The annual fundraising event benefits the Hispanic Business Initiative Fund of Florida (HBIF).