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.

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 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, Nov 13, 2017​ (7 PM, El Santiago Rec. Center)

Members and guests are welcome but please bring your resident ID or guest pass for entry to the building

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

  • Dec 11, Monday, 6 PM (Christmas Party)
  • Jan 8, 2018 Monday, 7 PM
  • Feb 12 Monday, 7 PM
  • Mar 12, Monday, 7 PM
  • Apr 9, Monday, 6 PM (Club Picnic for Members & Associates)
  • May 14, Monday, 7 PM
  • No meetings June - September
  • Oct 8, Monday, 7 PM
  • Nov 12, Monday, 7 PM



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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.


Pictures

​March 2017 Club Picnic

Ride Start Time Changes: 

Apr 1 - Sep 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


Oct 19, Thu

SLBC & TVBC Leader/Sweep Meeting

3PM at Eisenhower Rec Center.

For SLBC & TVBC members


Oct 21 & 22, Sat & Sun

The Gainesville Cycling Club is hosting the Santa Fe Century and the Horse Farm Hundred.  See Link


Oct 22, Sun
Horse Farm 100: See Link


Oct 27-29

YSC Tour de Pink (TdP) 

WEST COAST | see Bill Nee for details


Dec 2, Sat ( 1st Saturday of the month)

Wear your club jersey day

Nov 10 - 11, Fri & Sat

H4H Big Bike Weekend
Health Fair, Friday, 10am - 2 pm

Use this Link 


Nov 12, Sun

H4H Ride: All participants in the 2017 Hearts for Our Hospital Bicycle Challenge are invited to join the Sumter Landing Bicycle Club for a special club ride. The ride will leave from the La Hacienda Recreation Center at 8:00 AM.  All ride levels are welcome. These are "no drop" rides. Ride duration is 2 1/2 - 3 hours including a break at the halfway point. What to bring?  Helmet, hydration & a small snack. Sign-up LinkMore Information Link.


Nov 13, Mon

TVBC Member Meeting

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


Nov 18 - 19, Sat & Sun
The Florida Freewheelers will be hosting the "Horrible Hundred" for an astounding 38th time. The "Horrible Hundred" takes place over two eventful days in November.  See 
Link


Dec 1, Fri

Details for the annual Sheriff’s Bikes for Kids are available.  You and your friends can get rid of that old bike in the garage.  Volunteers are again needed for the day of the event.  More Info


Dec 2, Sat ( 1st Saturday of the month)

Wear your club jersey day


Dec 11, Mon

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

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


Mar 4, Sun
Annual Ride for Rails to Trails of the Withlacoochee, Inc. (RTW) has been rescheduled to Sunday, March 4, 2018. If you're already registered - GREAT! You should have received an email with options if you can't make it March 4. If you haven't signed up yet, head on over to rttwst.org and sign up today. See 
Link


​Apr 14 - 19, 2018, Sat - Thu

Florida Bicycle Safari 2018.  Registration starts 1/1/18

Dec 2, Sat ( 1st Saturday of the month)

Wear your club jersey day

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

We are going cycling in France and you're invited to go with us.  The trip (reservation # 276451-Chris Schmidt) is rated “Easy” as we will be site-seeing while casually cycling through the "Garden of France".  Only a group of 20 can go, 6 spots are already taken, and I have the 14 remaining spots exclusively available to both bicycle clubs only until Friday, Oct 20th.

The main trip is 
May 9-18, 2018 and we are also taking the optional pre-trip to Paris starting Monday, May 7, 2018.  The trip is with VBT and you can review the full tour itinerary, accommodations, photos, and more, on this Link.  Let me know ASAP if you have questions about the trip, air fare, discounts, or how to reserve your spot.  Hope you can join us for this fun time. 

Thanks
Chris Schmidt
937-684-6930

See photos & lots more information on the website Link.

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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

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.

​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 - Phil Ruppert 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 Phil Ruppert (352) 391-7625  or e-mail drphil1983@att.net 


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