Who we Are

We are non-profit, educational, and social organization dedicated to both serious and recreational cycling enthusiasts. We are a USA Cycling registered bicycling club consisting of a wide range of riders of various ages, backgrounds, and professions, who share a common love for cycling.  Our goal is to provide our members with the opportunity and support to ride and compete while having fun in a safe manner. It is our goal to train new cyclists, grow the skills of our club and race participants, to be cycling advocates in our community, and to benefit a variety of local charities, such as Women On Wheels, benefiting SPARCC and the Team Tony Cancer Foundation.

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We are located in the Sarasota/Manatee area of Florida. We have a very active ride schedule with group rides originating primarily in Lakewood Ranch, but we ride all over Bradenton and Sarasota as well. Our group rides cater to various levels of ability, with ride leaders making sure the pace is controlled and assisting with pace line instruction when needed. Our beginners start out in a 14-18mph group and ride 20 miles. Our most advanced group rides 35 miles at speeds over 26mph, and we have many levels in between. We are primarily a road biking club but have members that participate in mountain biking, cyclocross, and triathlons as well.

We have a USA Cycling Race Team sponsored by Sarasota General DentistrySouthTech Solutions, Village Bikes, MacAllisters Grill & Tavern, Center State BankRyder Bicycle ShopMichael Belle Real Estate Attorney and Sea Sucker. Members can be found at local road, circuit, crit, mountain bike, triathlon, and cyclocross races.

Our Facebook group has become a local hub for the cycling community, and can be educational, fun, and a great source of daily “pickup” rides, where speeds, distance, time, and route are announced. Please check our website calendar for regularly scheduled group rides, as well as Charity rides, and rides from other clubs around the state that we participate in.

Please feel free to browse around our site, or better yet, come on out and ride with us!

 

VICC News

VICC 2019 Charity Donations

VICC 2019 Charity Donations

The Village Idiots Cycling Club gives back to the community in a lot of ways, but the members voted to donate money to the following organization...

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VICC Events

Wednesday Night Worlds

Wednesday Night Worlds

Seasonal Ride from March to October VICC's main sponsor is Sarasota Center for General Dentistry with Dr. Francisco Marcano. Please support our ...

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WOW RIDE

WOW RIDE

Save the date for this year's event on November 15th! The Village Idiots Cycling Club held the 7th annual WOW (Womenon Wheel...

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Bacon Ride

Bacon Ride

Come and Ride with us! This ride goes out every Saturday. Leaves promptly at 7:30am from LWR Main Street parking Have some fun while getting fit...

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VICC Kit History

2020 Kits

Design by Dawn Zielinski 

2019 kit

Kit design by Mike Burk from Bespokekit and Carlos A. Borge

2018 Kit

Design  by Mike Whincup

2017 Kit

Design  by Mike Whincup

2016

Design  by Mike Whincup

2015 kit

Design  by Paul Troyer & Mike Whincup

2014 kit

Design  by Paul Troyer & Mike Whincup

Thank you to Our Sponsors

If you’d like to sponsor the Village Idiots next year, Click here and fill out the form.

VICC Racing Team

As a Team member you are sponsored racer representing your team and the clubs, as such you are an ambassador of the Club,Team and our sponsors. It is highly recommended when participating in all group rides, training rides, shop functions and activities that team members wear team kit and team apparel. Team kits are required during races. We are proud to be Village Idiots.

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VICC Tip

The Village Idiots strongly recommend that all cyclists wear a Road ID. In the event of an accident, if you can’t speak for yourself, your Road ID will. It’s not just a piece of gear – it’s peace of mind. If you purchase your Road ID by clicking the link on the left, a small portion of the sale will be donated back to the club.

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