1. In order to participate in any Vero Cycling, Inc. ride, you must be a member of Vero Cycling (out of town visitors can join as a temporary 30 day member) or you must register on this website as a "Nonmember Uninsured Rider." To join Vero Cycling or register as a "Nonmember Uninsured Rider," click on the "Join Vero Cycling" button on our home page.
2. 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. If you want to confirm the details for any of these rides, please email or call the ride leader.
3. 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.
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. Those groups that go all the way to the inlet, sometimes stop at the top of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge to enjoy the great ocean and island views (watch for traffic if you stop on the bridge!). If the tide is right we sometimes see eagle rays, manatees and other marine life making their way from the lagoon to the ocean (or vice versa).
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, Malcolm will make sure that you are not left behind.
Meet at Panera Bread (2001 Indian River Blvd). We typically head north on Saturdays, although the route varies based on the interests of the group. After the ride, join your fellow riders at Panera (we typically sit outside) for breakfast, coffee or whatever.
Meet at the Jaycee Park overflow parking lot, 4248 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach (Ocean Drive or SR A1A, north of Beachland Blvd) for a very casual Saturday morning beach ride. The group will average 10 to 14 mph depending on how everyone is feeling. However, no one will be dropped.
The 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. This is ride is focused on safety, moderate exercise and socializing - not speed. If you are looking for a tight pace line or an intense workout, this may not be the ride for you. All riders must sign a Vero Cycling, Inc. waiver prior to the ride start (or already have a signed waiver on file with the club). Please make sure you wear a helmet.
Meet at Panera Bread (2001 Indian River Blvd). We typically head south on Sundays, although the route varies based on the interests of the group. After the ride, join your fellow riders at Panera (we typically sit outside) for breakfast, coffee or whatever.
Meet at the north end of Riverside Park (technically, the picnic area is probably the southern side of McWilliams Park) at the southeast base of the Barber Street (Hwy 60) bridge, 3341 Bridge Plaza Dr, Vero Beach (click here for map). Look for us near the restrooms in front of the fire house. So long as you can sustain a moving average of at least 14 mph, "Last in Larry" will make sure that you are not left behind.
This ride is great for riders looking for an introduction to pace line riding and for faster riders coming back from health issues (or those who just need a recovery ride). Road bikes with clip in pedals are recommended, but not required. We tend to work hard within the abilities of the group. If you don't like to sweat, this might not be the ride for you.
Join the group after the ride for a casual lunch at a local restaurant to be selected by the ride leader (which probably means fajitas and margaritas).
OFFICIAL RIDE LEADERS: Giorgio Res, Ron Wiltison, Hugh Aaron, Malcolm Allen, Larry Hershbarger, Jason Abernathy, Bill Borrow, Sharon LaPoint, John Commins, Tad Diesel