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 2020 Club of the Year

So proud to be recognized as the Florida Bicycle Association Club of the Year 2020. Thank you to our members for being part of our club and our sponsors who allow us the ability to do cool things for you all!
PC: Mark Odell Photography

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VICC Newsletter

VICC Newsletter

MAY 2021, ISSUE 1 VOL. 1

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VICC News

VICC Ride of Silence 2021

VICC Ride of Silence 2021

The Village Idiots cycling group hit the road in support of riders injured and killed in auto accidents during the national Ride of Silence eve...

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VICC 2020 Charity Donations

VICC 2020 Charity Donations

The VICC gives to the community every year, here are the 2020 donations: $1000 was donated to Ride 2 Remember, Inc. for Alzheimer’s research. $10...

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For Ride Updates please see our facebook page

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 sp...

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Bacon Ride

Bacon Ride

This ride goes out every Saturday. Have some fun while getting fit, join a friend, join the club, a fun ride around Lakewood Ranch.  Read More

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VICC Cycling TIPS

See VICC'S recommendations when riding with the club and important information for your safety

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VICC Kit History

2021 Kit

Design by Dawn Zielinski 

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 FRIENDS AND 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.