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.


Cycling 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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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 (see the "Visitor Agreement" below for details. 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.

The Villages, Florida

​​​​​​​Next Club Meeting:

Monday Sep. 11 (7 PM, El Santiago Rec. Center)


Meeting Minutes - Posted on

  the Documents page[Click_Here]


Save the date for future Club Meetings:

          (7 PM, 2nd Monday of each month)

​          El Santiago Rec. Center

  • No club meetings in June, July, or August
  • ​​Monday, Oct 9, 2017​
  • Monday, Nov 13, 2017​
  • Monday, Dec 11, 2017 (Christmas Party)

Pictures

​March 2017 Club Picnic

Ride Start Time Changes: 

Apr. 1 - Sept. 30, rides start @ 8:00 AM at El Santiago

Oct. 1 - Nov. 30, rides start @ 8:30 AM at El Santiago
Dec. 1 - Mar. 31, rides start @ 9:00 AM at El Santiago


​Aug. 5, Saturday (1st Saturday of the month)
     Wear your club jersey day


Sep. 2, Saturday (1st Saturday of the month)
     Wear your club jersey day


Sep. 11, Monday

     TVBC Member Meeting

     7:00 - 8:15 PM at El Santiago Rec. Ctr.

​Sept. 21-27, Thursday - Wednesday

TVBC Fiddles-Cycles-Tar Heels Cycling Event

Informational Flyer <== Follow the instructions in the flyer.

Once you have your reservations, then follow this link below to officially signup for the trip. Reservations MUST be completed before signing up for the trip!

Signup Sheet Link.

Oct. 1, Sunday
     Ride Start Times shift to 8:30 AM at El Santiago Rec. Center


Oct. 7, Saturday (1st Saturday of the month)
     Wear your club jersey day


Oct. 9, Monday
     TVBC Member Meeting 

     7:00 - 8:15 PM at El Santiago Rec. Ctr.


​Oct. 13-14, Friday & Saturday

Warrior Grind Cycling Challenge

​The Trident Fitness WARRIOR GRIND: Cycling 250 Miles in 36 hours! Raising money and awareness for Veteran-Centered organizations through SEAL Swim Charities!  Please contact Kay Carver with questions if you would like to participate, donate, volunteer or sponsor this effort. If you want to sponsor Kay Carver then goto https://www.gofundme.com/warrior-grind-2017.


YSC Tour de Pink (TdP) 

WEST COAST | October 27-29, 2017


Nov. 10 - 11, Friday & Saturday

     H4H Bike Bike Weekend

     Use this Link 


Nov. 13, Monday

     TVBC Member Meeting

     7:00 - 8:15 PM at El Santiago Rec. Ctr.


Dec. 2, Saturday (1st Saturday of the month)
     Wear your club jersey day


Dec. 11, Monday

     TVBC Christmas Party, 6PM at El Santiago Rec. Center

     Please bring your resident ID or guest pass for entry to the           building


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

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.


​Update on Merger Study Meeting 7/17/2017

TVBC (The Village Bicycle Club) has clothing items for sale with TVBC logo.  Many members and associates already have these items.  Wear your LOGO proudly!

See price list in the "Links" tab above.

Various jerseys, shorts, tights, jackets and caps.

Cycling The Villages 
This is the bicycle master plan for The Villlages that was prepared by the Bike Friendly Advocacy Group.  We received a Silver award from the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) for 2014-2018 as a Bike-Friendly Community.  We will be re-applying next year and hope to receive a Gold award.  Cycling The Villages is part of this process.  Click on the link to download a PDF file of the document.  Please review it and send any comments, corrections or suggested additions to Diana Mirkin, diana@drmirkin.com

Upcoming   Events

Click on underlined link for more information about each event

Merger Study Committee Update,

     by Chris Schmidt, adapted from email by John Komoroske

The first meeting (6/20) discussed the pros and cons of a possible merger between SLBC and TVBC. It was decided that there was enough potential for improving cycling in The Villages from a merger that it warranted further study.

The second meeting (7/3) discussed how the study would be made. It set up subcommittees to look at the various issues involved in any potential merger. Those subcommittees are now at work to lay out those issues and make recommendations regarding them to the full merger committee. Once that has been done, if the committee continues to think that a merger would yield worthwhile benefits over our current state, it anticipates making a proposal that would be shared with the clubs’ memberships for comment, reformulation to reflect those comments, and ultimately a vote.

Subcommittee chairs were asked to recruit members from each of the clubs for their subcommittees. They were asked to prepare a report of the issues within their area and recommendations on how to resolve them that would be discussed at the next meeting of the Joint Merger Study Committee on Tuesday, July 24th.

Chris Schmidt,

President,

The Village Bicycle Club

Club   Meetings

​​Looking for more in Florida --- Check out Cycling Across America.

​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) 

VISITORS: ALL VISITORS ARE WELCOME TO RIDE WITH US but you must be 18 or older. You do not have to be a club member for your first ride. 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.

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