Ride Schedule

  Important Notes: 

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.

     
  Monday - Every Week 
Short and Sweet with a Bite to Eat
  Time
Pace (moving avg)
Distance Pace Group Leaders
  11 am Casual (10 to 14 mph) 5 to 10 Sharon LaPoint, lapointsharon@gmail.com, 772-538-4434
Chris Hyslop, chrishyslop2000@yahoo.com, 772-532-8088
 
Ride Coordinator:
Sharon LaPoint, sharon.lapoint@comcast.net, 772-538-4434


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.
   
  Tuesday - Every Week Tuesday Torture Trip
  Time Pace (moving avg)
Distance Pace Group Leaders
  4:15 pm A/B+ (20 to 24 mph) 30 Ron Wiltison, ronron113@bellsouth.net,  772-473-0438
  4:00 pm C (15 to 16 mph) 15 to 20 Sharon LaPoint, lapointsharon@gmail.com, 772-538-4434
Catherine Reichert, catherinemreichert@gmail.com, 631-678-2492
 
Ride Coordinator:
  Sharon LaPoint, lapointsharon@gmail.com, 772-538-4434

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.
   
  Thursdays - Every Week
Leaders Choice Ride
  Time Pace (moving avg)
Distance Pace Group Leaders
  7:00 a.m. B (18 to 20 mph) 25 to 30 Malcolm Allen, oibikesandkayaks@bellsouth.net, 772-299-1286
Hugh Aaron, hugh@theaarons.com, 804-690-9720
  7:00 a.m. C (15 to 16 mph) 25 to 30 Greg Speck, gregspeck2@comcast.net, 203-645-1403
 
Ride Coordinator:  Malcolm Allen, oibikesandkayaks@bellsouth.net, 772-299-1286

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.
   
  Thursday - Every Week
B-Nice Ride
  Time Pace (moving avg)
Distance Pace Group Leaders
  4:00 pm B (18 to 20 mph) 25 to 30 Charles & Rosemary Sanford, ralqs@aol.com, 772-492-1695
 
Ride Coordinator:  Charles & Rosemary Sanford, ralqs@aol.com, 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
Downtown Vero Friday Night Rides
  Time Pace (moving avg)
Distance Pace Group Leaders
  4:30pm Casual (10 to 14 mph) 6 miles Larry Hershbarger, lhersh2004@yahoo.com, 573-470-2148
Dave Hunter, davehunter322@icloud.com, 516-375-1836
 
Ride Coordinator:
Dave Hunter, davehunter322@icloud.com, 516-375-1836

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.
   
  Friday - Second Friday of Each Month  Field Trip Friday
  Time Pace (moving avg) Distance Pace Group Leaders
  10 am Casual (10 to 14 mph) 5 to 10 Sharon LaPoint, lapointsharon@gmail.com, 772-538-4434
 
Ride Coordinator:
Sharon LaPoint, sharon.lapoint@comcast.net, 772-538-4434


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 New Rider Rider
  Time Pace (moving avg) Distance Pace Group Leaders
  9 am All (10 to 22 mph) 10 to 30 Vary from month to month
 
Ride Coordinator:  Tad Diesel, tadiesel@outlook.com, (860) 985-4823

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:

November 21
December 19
January 16
February 20
March 19

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.
 
   
  Saturday - Every Week Saturday Fast Ride
  Time Pace (moving avg) Distance  Pace Group Leaders
  7:15 am A/B+ (20 to 24 mph) 30 to 50 miles Giorgio Res, giorgiores@hotmail.com, (772) 766-2239
 
Ride Coordinator: 
Giorgio Res, giorgiores@hotmail.com, (772) 766-2239

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

Time Pace (moving avg)
Distance Pace Group Leaders
  8 am B (18 to 20) or B- (17 to 18) depending on the group 30 to 40 miles Charles & Rosemary Sanford, ralqs@aol.com, 772-492-1695,
"Last In Larry" Hershbarger, lhersh2004@yahoo.com, 573-470-2148
John Commins, johncommins@hotmail.com, 772-559-1172
  8 am C+ (16 to 17 or C (15 to 16) depending on the group 30 miles Sharon LaPoint, lapointsharon@gmail.com, 772-538-4434,
Mona Hartley, monahartley@bellsouth.net, 772-321-2426
  8 am C (15 to 16) or Casual (10 to 14) depending on the group 15 to 30 miles Tad Diesel, tad@dieselfuelforthought.com, 860-985-4823
 
Ride Coordinator:
  Tad Diesel, tad@dieselfuelforthought.com, 860-985-4823

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.
   
  Sunday - Every Week
Sunday Sunshine Ride
   Time Pace (moving avg)
Distance Pace Group Leaders  
  9 am B- (17 to 18) 25 to 35 miles Hugh & Laura Aaron, hugh@thearrons.com, 804-690-9720  
  9 am C+ (16 to 17) 25 to 35 miles Al Francis, francal@msn.com, 772-713-1755  
  9 am C (15 to 16) 15 to 20 miles Dave Hunter, davehunter322@icloud.com, 516-375-1836  
 
Ride Coordinator:
Hugh & Laura Aaron, hugh@thearrons.com, 804-690-9720

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 Beer and Dogs Ride
  Time Pace (moving avg) Distance Pace Group Leaders
  10 am  A/B+ (20 to 24) 30 to 40 miles Ron Wiltison, ronron113@bellsouth.net,  772-473-0438
  10 am B+/B (18 to 22) 30 to 40 miles Roberto Cordero, robertocordero01@gmail.com, 772-205-5082
  Ride Coordinator:  Ron Wiltison, ronron113@bellsouth.net, 772-473-0438

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 Instructors by the League of American Bicyclists
SC - Leader has successfully completed a formal cycling safety class such 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

 

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