Club Meetings

Next Club Meeting:

  • Sunday August 2 - TVBC Bicycle Trip information meeting at La Hacienda Rec. Ctr. at 7PM


Minutes - May 2015 Member Meeting minutes are 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:

  • Monday, September 14th at La Hacienda Recreation Center, 1200 Avenida Central, The Villages, FL 32159, 7 pm
  • Monday, October 12, 2015
  • Monday, November 9, 2015 - Dr. Paul Coen of Florida Hospital Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes is researching the aging process and how it affects the loss of muscles mass and how exercise and healthy diet can improve the loss of muscle mass. He will present several different studies to the group.
  • Monday, December 14, 2015


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


Club Jerseys - are available in both men's and women's styles with full zipper or 1/4 zipper. Price is approx $50. Club cut. Also available in sleeveless. Contact Clay Smith 352-396-3137  or e-mail 68gamecock@gmail.com 

Welcome to the Village Bicycle Club!

 

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 or guest pass for entry to the building. Guests of Village Residents are welcome to ride with the Club.

The Villages , Florida

Click here and check out this video showing why you should never overlap the wheel of the bike in front of your bike.
Do you think that riding single file would have reduced the number of riders that fell? Note that the riders behind the first bike that went down could not swerve to their right because there was a bike beside them.

From The President - Clay Smith

Bernie Stopper

​From his daughter: My father, Bernie Stopper, went to heaven on June 23, 2015 at 2:30 in the afternoon. He was my hero and the strongest person I've ever known. He had 18 amazing years after being diagnosed with cancer, made the most of life, and made every moment count. We are grateful for the wonderful memories and thankful to all that made them happen. His family farm in Pennsylvania will be his final resting place and a private family service is planned. He was involved in many charities and was constantly giving. Donations can be made to his favorite charities:

Leesburg Humane Society
41250 Emeralda Island Road
Leesburg, FL 34788

We Bike for Kids 
P.O. Box 2166
Lady Lake, FL. 32158


Saturday 2015.05.30. Bernie has been fighting prostate cancer for 18 years and is now on chemo. “The Chemo and cancer does have me a bit “down” and very weak. I can’t thank you both enough for arranging the visit and all those that showed up. To say the least you all made my day.” 

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.

News, Events & Highlights

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

June 26 to August 20

Patti Saxby - Cycling across the USA this summer. If you would like to follow along the 56 day adventure here is the blog:  https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=tS&page_id=427552&v=h


September 5, 6, & 7 (Saturday, Sunday, & Monday)
33rd TOUR OF SEABRING

Address: Kenilworth Lodge, 1610 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL

Here’s a link to their website http://tourofsebring.com/


October 3 (Friday), Cycling Event at 10:00am 

15TH ANNUAL GAINESVILLE SENIOR GAMES

Registration is now open. Must return resistration form prior to DEADLINE of One Week Prior to Your First Event.

Location: Gainesville Auto-Plus Raceway

Event Coordinator: Joleen Cacciatore 352-338-9300

Events: Codes: • 5K Time Trial (CY013) • 10K Time Trial  (CY014)

Please click on the link below to view the full registration brochure:
Click Here to View 2015 Senior Games Brochure


October 9, 10, & 11 (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday)

41st ANNUAL MOUNT DORA BICYCLE FESTIVAL

A 3-day weekend with multiple routes, festivities, and excitement galore. From a friendly ghost ride to crushing hill climbs, and fourteen routes to choose from, you are sure to find what you are looking for in beautiful Mount Dora. For more details on participation in the bicycle events, here’s a link to their website http://mountdorabicyclefestival.com/ 


November 14 & 15 (Saturday, & Sunday)

THE HORRIBLE HUNDRED

Warm up rides on Saturday 11/14 along with packet pickup at Waterfront Park. Enjoy lunch at an assortment of food trucks on Saturday afternoon. On Sunday 11/15, challenge all the hills in Lake County. We will have routes of 35, 70 and 100 miles. Here’s a link to their website [click]


March 19, 2016 (Saturday)

WE BIKE FOR KIDS


Pictures of the Day