### About VCM
The Velo Club Monterey prides itself on promoting cycling around the community. It's not just about racing and recreation. VCM members regularly volunteer during the Bike Week events in May, at bicycle rodeos throughout the year, at local races and centuries, and work tirelessly to advocate bicycles and bicycling wherever they go.
### Mission Statement
The organization's purpose is to foster and encourage bicycling activities and opportunities. These activities include, but are not limited to: recreational riding, long-distance touring, training and racing (amateur), mountain biking, triathlon, duathlon, cyclo-cross, and BMX. Also supported and advocated is bicycle safety (especially for youth), advocacy for the interests of cyclists including those that are safety related, improving or increasing access to public and private lands, and creation of new bicycle routes and pathways for recreation and the accompanying environmental benefits. Since bicycling is an inherently social activity, the Club shall also seek to create many other social opportunities for cyclists to enjoy each other's company and establish new friendships.