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Village Idiots participate in the SMBC Cyclefest Ride

On Sunday November 3rd, the Village Idiots participated in the Sarasota Manatee Bicycle Club’s annual Cyclefest ride. About 40 VI’s were on hand to join the crowd of about 600 cyclists leaving Lakewood Ranch in the morning with routes of 15, 30, 62, and 100 miles. We had 3 groups on the road, with the largest being our 62mile group riding at 22mph max. The group averaged a little over 20 mph on the trip. There was a pretty fierce headwind or crosswind for most of the ride, but at 50 miles in the route turned south and with a nice tailwind the pace sped up! It was a great day, the VI’s rode safely and took care of each other. The traditional celebratory “Epic After Party” was held at MacAllister’s Restaurant.


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