1. Except where indicated below, you must be a member of Vero Cycling, Inc. to participate in these rides. New members (including those who are new to cycling) are encouraged to join us. The first month of membership is free. So, if you are visiting the area and staying for less than a month, you can join when you arrive in town and then cancel when you leave town (before the end of your free month). To join,click on the "Join Vero Cycling" button on our home page.
2. If you are new to riding in pace groups, please let one of the leaders know so that they can work with you to help you learn how to ride safely in a pace group. If you would like some basic training on cycling safety, please contact one of the League Cycling Instructors listed below. Bicycle helmets are required on all Vero Cycling rides.
3. Cancellations and other temporary changes to these rides (e.g., changes to the start time or location) will generally be announced on the Vero Cycling member email list which goes to all members. If you want to confirm the details for any of these rides, please email or call the ride leader.
4. The ride leaders below are all volunteers. There will be days when some or all of the ride leaders cannot make the ride due to other commitments. On those days, the ride (or at least a particular pace group) may be self directed.
Ride with Sharon and Chris at a CASUAL pace. The start location and route vary from week to week and are announced using the Vero Cycling member email list. No one will be left behind. You do not need a fancy road bike or any special clothes. Any bike will do including beach cruisers and hybrids. Afterwards, join the group for lunch.
Meet at Jaycee Park, 4248 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach (Ocean Drive or SR A1A, north of Beachland Blvd) for a late afternoon ride towards Sebastian Inlet. Please be sure to have a working taillight and headlight given that, depending on the time of year, it may be getting dark during the ride.
After the ride, join us for a very casual dinner somewhere in the area. We typically eat outside. Bike clothes are fine.
Meet at Orchid Island Bikes and Kayaks (1175 Commerce Ave, Vero Beach). The ride leaders will vary the route from week to week to keep things interesting. So long as you can maintain a pace of at least 16 mph, Greg will make sure that you are not left behind.
Ride Coordinator: Charles & Rosemary Sanford, firstname.lastname@example.org, 772-492-1695
Meet at McWilliams Park, 3341 Bridge Plaza Dr., Vero Beach (just south of the Barber Bridge and just north of Riverside Park) in the parking lot in front of the restrooms. The pace is to be B speed, a little slow for the B+ riders, a little fast for the B- riders. "Friskyness" is allowed on the return half of the ride.
Fridays - Last Friday of every month other than December and April
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A MEMBER OF VERO CYCLING TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS RIDE.
Meet at the parking lot at 1975 12th Ct. across from Jetson Appliances. This ride is offered in conjunction with Main Street Vero Beach's monthly Downtown Friday block party.
This is a leisurely and social 6 mile bike ride through Vero Beach and it is open to the public. Come out and get a little exercise and fresh air. Any kind of bike is fine but a helmet is mandatory. No one will be left behind. Kids are encouraged but must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Please assemble 15 minutes early so we can start on time. Stay around after the ride for great music and food at MSVB's Downtown Friday celebration.
Once a month Sharon will lead a ride to explore some interesting site in our area. The start location and route vary from week to week and are announced using the Vero Cycling member email list. No one will be left behind. Any bike will do including beach cruisers and hybrids. Afterwards, join the group for lunch.
Saturday - Third Saturday of Every Month Through March 19, 2016
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A MEMBER OF VERO CYCLING TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS RIDE.
Meet at the South Beach Park (1772 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach, FL 32963) overflow parking lot on the the west side of Ocean Drive across from the waterfront parking lot.
The 2016 season ride dates are:
This ride is for exisitng club members as well as others who are new to cycling or new to the area. The riders will be organized into groups based on desired pace and distance. We typically have something for everyone. No one will be left behind. Any type of bike is fine. No special bike clothes are required. Please make sure your bike is in good working order. And, don't forget your helmet.
Meet at Panera Bread (2001 Indian River Blvd, Vero Beach, FL 32960). This ride is is ONLY for riders with extensive experience riding in fast pace lines with speeds of up to 30 mph. If you have any doubt about your ability to ride safely in such as fast pace lines, please consider attending the 8 am Keep Calm, Cycle on Ride instead of this ride. That ride typically also has a fast group, but not as fast as this ride.
Saturday - Every Week
Keep Calm, Cycle On Ride
Pace (moving avg)
Pace Group Leaders
B (18 to 20) or B- (17 to 18) depending on the group
Meet at the Jaycee Park overflow parking lot, 4248 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach (Ocean Drive or SR A1A, north of Beachland Blvd) for a casual Saturday morning beach ride. The routes will vary depending on the wind and what the riders feel like doing.
If anyone is interested,Tad will lead a Casual pace group (10 to 14 mph moving average) riding around 15 miles. The Casual group will stop whenever anyone needs water, a rest or just wants to take in the sea air. Road bikes are not required - comfort bikes, hybrids and cruisers are all welcome. The Casual group is focused on safety, moderate exercise and socializing - not speed. Please make sure you wear a helmet.
Meet at McWilliams Park, 3341 Bridge Plaza Dr., Vero Beach (just south of the Barber Bridge and just north of Riverside Park) in the parking lot in front of the restrooms. The routes vary from week to week based on where the group feels like riding (and the wind direction). Please note that the pace group leaders listed above are not always able to make the ride. However, the ride will go on even if one or more of the pace group leaders are not able to make it. Please call or email any of the pace group leaders if you want to know whether they are going to make the ride, or if you have any questions.
After the ride, the group usually goes to lunch at Ay Jalisco (495 21st St, Vero Beach, FL 32960) a few doors down from Publix in the Miracle Mile shopping center. Everyone is welcome to join us.
Sunday - Last Sunday of each month through April 24, 2016
Meet at the south side of Riverview Park in Sebastian (around 720 Harrison St, Sebastian, FL 32958) for a ride through the Sebastian area. After the ride, join the group at Paradolia Brewery (482 N US 1, Sebastian, FL 32958) for lunch or whatever.
DESIGNATED RIDE LEADERS: Peter Nebenfuhr (LCI, SC, CHF),Sharon LaPoint (LCI, SC, CHF), Hugh Aaron (LCI, SC, CHF, PL), Giorgio Res (LCI, SC, PL), Larry Hershbarger(LCI, SC),Dave Hunter (SC, CHF, PL), Geri Prisco (SC), Laura Aaron (SC, PL), Blair Condon (SC, PL), Al Francis (SC), Malcolm Allen (CHF), Ron Wiltison, Bill Borrow (PL), John Commins, Tad Diesel, Greg Speck, Charles Sanford, Rosemary Sanford, Roberto Cordero (PL), Jim Williams (PL), Catherine Reichert (PL), Tom Heffernan, Chris Hyslop, Charlie Prisco, Mona Hartley, John Robson
LCI - Leader has been credentialed as League Cycling Instructorsby the League of American Bicyclists SC - Leader has successfully completed a formal cycling safety classsuch as the League of American Bicyclists' Smart Cycling course CHF - Leader has been credentialed by the State of Florida as a Certified Helmet Fitter
PL - Leader has completed the Vero Cycling Paceline Clinic