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Village Idiots Cycling Club to Host Free 100 Kilometer Ride for Women

Sarasota, Florida – April 14, 2014 – The Village Idiots Cycling Club (VICC), an official non-profit USA Cycling Club that serves as cycling advocates in the community and works to benefit local charities, is thrilled to host the 2nd annual Women on Wheels 100. The group ride event is for women only, free for all participants, and takes place on Saturday, May 17, 2014, starting from Lakewood Ranch Main Street at 8:00 a.m. Any monies left over from sponsorship fees will add to the funds that VICC distributes at the end of the year to their designated charities.

 

May is Women’s Bike Month, and the VICC is holding the Women on Wheels ride to encourage more women to get involved in cycling. “The Women’s 100 is not a competition to see who is the fastest, it is about gathering a community of women to take part in this shared adventure,” said Nicole Carson, a club member, ride participant and a personal trainer with Ignite360 Performance Training. “From seasoned racers to brand new roadies, all types of riders will join together with a common goal of riding 100 kilometers this May.” Last year, 40 women participated in the inaugural event. The goal this year is to have 60 to 80 women join the ride.

 

The ride is fully supported, with vehicles ready to attend cyclists in case of mechanical problems. The full route is 100 kilometers – a “metric century.” 100 km is equivalent to roughly 60 miles, but riders may take a 40-mile option. Rest stops with water, Gatorade, food and energy gels will be set up at the 20- and 40-mile points. Sponsors will be covering event-related expenses, so it is free to participate, but riders should be confident in their ability to ride such a distance. This ride is open to all adult women able to ride a minimum of 40 miles. Helmets are required, traffic laws must be obeyed at all times, and riders are required to sign an event waiver prior to start time.

 

For more information, visit the VICC website at www.villageidiotscycling.com or register for the ride by May 12 via the Facebook event page at www.facebook.com/events/261879387307281/.

About The Village Idiots Cycling Club

The Village Idiots Cycling Club started out as an email group for friends who wanted to ride together. In 2013, the group became an official USA Cycling Club and sponsored their own race team. They’re also a 501(c)7 nonprofit, participating in the Tour de Cure and various other charities within the community. The Village Idiots Cycling Club can be contacted through their website at www.villageidiotscycling.com or by email to Paul Troyer at paul@thetroyers.com.

 

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