Welcome to Velo Club Monterey’s Web site.

Here you will find information about locals rides, bike shops (many that offer discounts to VDM members), and other biking information.

If you have information you would like posted on this site (information, photos, etc.), please email Kimb Massey at kimb@me.com.

Ride safely and have fun!


8/16 Saturday Ride Will Be A Pie Ride to Gizdich

The 8:30 Sat. ride is going to be doing a pie ride on August 16th – car week.  Those who want to do the longer ride will be meeting at the normal 7:30 start place – but the start will be at 8:00 AM (I believe that’s the anchor).

Those that want a bit of a shorter ride will be starting from Pezzini’s at 9AM.  There will be two return routes for those that prefer not returning on Hwy 1.

Hope to see you there!


Laguna Seca Twilight Ride 8/12 Tuesday

The Alto Velo Racing Club and Alto Velo Elite Racing Team to Host Twilight Cycling Ride August 12

Free BBQ to be Provided for Participants
MONTEREY, Calif., July 28, 2014 – Twilight Cycling, presented by Rabobank, will be held August 12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. during Monterey’s Classic Car Week, just prior to the start of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. The paddock will be full of vintage race cars and their drivers may even join in on the fun.

The evening is hosted by the Alto Velo Racing Club, which was founded in 1992 and has over 200 members, and the club’s Alto Velo Elite Racing Team (AVERT), a program designed to foster team racing and racer progression from the Cat 4 to Cat 1 levels.

The popular local cycling club will hold a gravity race from the top of the Corkscrew starting at 6:00 p.m. There will be a modern “aero” division and a classic “non-aero, non-carbon” division. Prizes will go to the winner (longest coasting distance) and most stylish bike (judge’s discretion) in each division. This will be followed by a five lap circuit race starting at 6:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded following the races.

The evening concludes with a free BBQ, offering the ideal way to unwind after challenging the 2.238-mile world-class road circuit.

“This is a rare opportunity to ride your bike on one of the world’s most famous racing circuits,” says Mike Reed, general manager of AVERT. “No cars, but pure excitement!”

The monthly cycling sessions provide a wonderful way to meet fellow cyclists and perhaps engage in some friendly competition. The evenings are open to all ages and levels and costs only $10 per person. Helmets are required. Twilight Cycling participants should follow the signs to the Red 9 parking lot and then proceed over the start/finish bridge.

For more information on Twilight Cycling, presented by Rabobank call 831-242-8201 or visit www.MazdaRaceway.com/twilight-cycling.

For more information on the Alto Velo Racing Club and AVERT, visit www.altovelo.org.

Media Contact 
Johanna Koch
Public Relations and Social Manager
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Epic Challenge 10/3/2014

Ready for an epic cycling adventure?  The EPiC Challenge!

Join us on October 3, 2014 for a 200K Team/Individual Challenge Ride, a supported, non-competitive endurance cycling event.

Ride the beautiful landscape between Paso Robles and Monterey on a route that rides past Lake San Antonio and Lake Nacimiento through charming Lockwood.  Enjoy lunch in San Lorenzo Park, then take scenic E. Carmel Valley Rd and be welcomed by a sumptuous dinner in Monterey.

Proceeds of The EPiC Challenge will benefit Rotary’s Polio Plus® in its work to eradicate polio globally and to take on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Challenge.  The Gates Foundation is matching the funds we raise 2:1.

For more information, go to www.epic-challenge.org

Download the EPiC Challenge Flyer.

EPiC Challenge Flyer (release)

California By Bike “Surf N Turf” Tour

My name is Debbie Brubaker, tour director of the California Bicycle Coalition’s inaugural California By Bike “Surf N Turf” tour. I would like to personally invite you and your members to attend our fantastic five-day tour from Santa Barbara to San Diego this fall.

This epic coastal adventure is a fully supported ride beginning on October 31, 2014, at the beautiful Fess Parker resort located on the beachfront in Santa Barbara, and includes all hotel accommodations, meals, full rest stops, SAG and mechanic support, and a commemorative jersey. Our riders will pedal along parts of the Amgen route from Santa Barbara to Ventura and world-class coastline of southern California. Opportunities abound to explore unique and trendy sections of Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego counties. Our inaugural Surf ‘N Turf tour will end in San Diego on Wednesday, November 5th. As leaders in California’s bike movement, our riders will have an opportunity to meet community leaders and superstars in the cycling world at our special dinner event on the Queen Mary in the Long Beach harbor.

Please see our website for more information, how to register, and a full list of FAQs. https://calbike.org/surfnturf/

CalBike’s mission is to enable more people to bicycle for the health, safety and prosperity of all Californians. With your help, we will be able to attain our goal of doubling the amount of cycling in the Golden State by 2017 and tripling it by 2020.  All proceeds from our tour will support our educational fund for both the Better Bikeways campaign and the Three Feet for Safety Act going into effect in September 2014.

Participants will have the option of fundraising through our interactive fundraising page with a $100.00 registration fee or purchasing a spot outright for $2150.00.

We at CalBike would be most appreciative if you would take a moment to help us promote our inaugural tour.  Working together, we can continue to create robust bicycle networks, mainstream bicycling, protect people who ride, and grow the advocacy movement throughout California.

Please feel free to contact me personally if you have any questions or would like me to provide you with some copy for your use.  Thank you in advance for your help!

Best Regards~

Debbie Brubaker
Tour Director
California Bicycle Coalition

2014 Memorial Day Tour de Preserve Ride


2014 Tour de Preserve
1 Rancho San Carlos Rd, Carmel, CA 93923
Memorial Day Ride
Monday, May 26th ~ 9:00am
A beautiful bike with lunch afterwards for those interested.
$30 to ride, $32.71 for lunch or a total of $62.71 to do both.
Please RSVP to Greg Kraft <greg@carmelrealtycompany.com>

Pedaling the Monterey Peninsula and the Central Coast since 1968