Winning Wheels – Monterey County Small Business of the Year!

Congratulations to Winning Wheels Bicycle Shop in Pacific Grove who was awarded the Monterey County Small Business of the Year Award from the Monterey County Business Council.

Winning Wheels Award

Hector would like to thank the Academy…

Winning Wheels is a favorite among VCM members and a long time supporter of the club. Generations of riders have been put on 2 wheels thanks to Hector Chavez and his family. Congratulations to for this much deserved award!

Winning Wheels 3Gen

3 Generations of Winning Wheels Cycling Expertise


Strawberry Fields Ride Meet-up

May is a busy cycling month and this coming weekend, we’ve got another local Century Ride popular with Velo Club members. Strawberry Fields Forever is Sunday, May 15, starting from Pajaro Valley High School in Watsonville.

100M riders can leave starting at 7 and 100K riders can take off at 7:30, so we’ll hold another short Velo Club member meet-up and photo session at 7:30 in the Parking Lot (just look for the Velo Club jerseys). Remember that for this ride you do need to check in before you hit the road, so get there early if you want to be ready to ride at 7:30. 

If you haven’t registered and still want to ride, at last check there were still spots available. They do not do day-of-ride registrations. Learn more at the Strawberry Fields Forever site.
Here’s the link to Google map to Pajaro Valley High School.


Tierra Bella 2016

Saturday’s Tierra Bella ride in Gilroy played host to a big turnout of Velo Club members for both the 100K and 100 mile rides. Well over 20 VCM riders battled the hills and winds and celebrated their accomplishment afterwards.  Here’s a few pictures from the day…

If you’ve got some good photos of Tierra Bella, send them to and we’ll add them.

Velo Club Member meet up at Tierra Bella starting line

Mike and Allen at the top of Henry Coe climb

A well deserved lunch stop rest at the top

Michael, Ed and Allen

A Bridge too Far (over Anderson Reservoir)

Richard gets a push start from Ed

Job well done... It must be time for a beer!

Job well done… It must be time for a beer!

Thanks to Peggy Zagelow for her photos from the top of Henry Coe  and for volunteering her time to the rest stop!



Junior Team results at Sea Otter

The Junior Development Cycling Team sponsored by VCM  and Chapin Cycling made a great showing at Sea Otter Classic this year.

Four team members competed in Saturday’s Juniors 15-18 Female road race – 3 laps of the road course, which finishes at the top of Barloy Canyon.Jr Team Corners

Results for the Junior Team included:

4th Place – Christina Hashimoto
5th – Sage Lawrence
7th – Hannah Lawrence 7
8th – Luisa Dell

On Sunday, Christina Hashimoto did even better competing in the Cat 3/4 Women’s open age group. The longer race – 5 laps – suited her well as she reached the Cat 4 podium with a fantastic 2nd place finish and 4th overall in a race with 35 competitors.
 Christina on Podium
Congrats to Christina and all the Junior team. And thanks of course to Gordon and Sue for all the work they do in developing the team.
 Jr Team at Sea Otter

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