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VERDE VALLEY CYCLISTS COALITION

Verde Valley Cyclists Coalition "VVCC" P.O. Box 20332, Sedona, AZ 86341-0332
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  • 13 Jul 2018 2:52 PM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)


    VVCC would like to welcome ABC Body Shop as a Gold Level Sponsor.  ABC Body Shop owner Robbie Allen has over 35 years of customer satisfaction in the Verde Valley. VVCC Board Member Rich Leever has used ABC Body Shop on numerous occasions and has always been completely satisfied with their work. ABC Body Shop takes pride in its highly trained technicians who use the latest tools and equipment to deliver a top quality repair. 

    ABC Body Shop hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.

    1269 E. Cherry Street, Cottonwood, AZ 86326

    PHONE: (928) 634-6442

    FAX: (928) 634-8447

    AFTER HOURS TOWING: (928) 634-9746

    Thank you Robbie for your support!!!!

  • 6 Jul 2018 4:09 PM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)


    On July 5, 2018, VVCC President Marty Glinsky met with Sedona Mayor Sandy Moriarity and City Manager Justin Clifton to brief them on the VVCC's activities. Both Mayor Moriarity and Justin are huge cyclist and trail advocates. Items discussed included the August Home Rule ballot initiative, upcoming candidate forums, and letters of support for grant purposes.

  • 5 Jul 2018 9:29 AM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)


    Hollywood Racks started in 1973 making trunk-mounted racks in the back of a bike shop in Hollywood, California. Today, Hollywood Racks' products are available in all 50 states and in over 25 countries worldwide.

    In additional to the sponsorship, VVCC members receive 20% off all items at www.hollywoodracks.com. A coupon code is required and members just need to send an email to moretrailboss@gmail.com to receive it.

    Thank you Hollywood Racks for the support!

  • 2 Jul 2018 6:02 PM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)


    Yavapai County District 3 Supervisor Randy Garrison and VVCC President Marty Glinsky

    Long time cyclist and early bike advocacy pioneer, County District 3 Supervisor Randy Garrison met with the VVCC today to discuss the VVCC's advocacy work. Supervisor Garrison has been instrumental in securing the 3' striped shoulders on the upcoming Dry Creek Rd repaving and working with the Forest Service to remove the cattle guard in the Dry Creek area which should happen in the next few weeks.

  • 1 Jul 2018 7:55 AM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)

    July 1st begins the VVCC's 16th year as a bicycle advocacy organization. In recognition of 15 years of improving the bicycling environment and quality of life in the region, we have been scouring the archives - thank you Daniel Paduchowski - to bring our past to the present. The below article appeared in the May 18, 2005 edition of the Red Rock News and is reprinted below...


  • 21 Jun 2018 7:04 AM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)


    Verde Valley Bikes for Kids™ was selected to receive a $3,000 competitively awarded grant from the Arizona Community Foundation, Sedona. 

    In 2017, the VVCC Board approved the Verde Valley Bikes-for-Kids™ Program as part of a comprehensive response to a grant received by the Singletrack Futures Foundation that challenged the VVCC, among other things, to create actionable programs or plans focused on kids. Verde Valley Bikes-for-Kids™  focuses on giving kids residing in our local communities, especially those participating in the National School Lunch Program, access to bicycles, helmets, and active lifestyle encouragement. 

    In the 2017-2018 school year, the Verde Valley Bikes-for-Kids™  

    • helped create a mountain bike club at Cottonwood Elementary School, 
    • provided funds in support of West Sedona Elementary School's existing mountain bike club, 
    • distributed 12 new bikes to Cottonwood & Sedona students who exceeded standards for grades, attendance, comportment and citizenship, 
    • distributed 40 kids helmets at the Sedona Celebration of Spring, and
    • provided a grant to the Sedona High School Mountain Bike Club's National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) Team to defray coaches and students out-of-pocket expenditures at scheduled races. . 

    The ACF Sedona grant will be used to support the West Sedona Elementary School Bike Club and new bike awards at the Sedona annual Spring 2019 Bike Rodeo

  • 20 Jun 2018 6:57 AM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)



    We recently caught up with VVCC member Ron Rusk at Firecreek Coffee in the VOC.

    Hi Ron, thanks for meeting with me how are you doing?

    Couldn’t be better, good to be here.

    How long have you called Sedona home? Where’d you move here from?

    More than 10 years! We moved here from San Diego. My aunt and uncle used to winter in Cottonwood and we would come to visit. One year we ventured to Sedona and that was it. My wife said “we could live here, let’s look.” Within about a year we bought a house. We were part time residents and finally asked ourselves “why are we doing this for?” and went home that weekend, retired and moved here full time. Never looked back.

    What is something nobody knows about you?

    I don’t know. You’d have to ask Pat (VVCC member Pat Roberts) or my wife.

    Why do you ride and how often do you ride?

    I ride usually every other day with Pat, my coach. First because I need it as I’m addicted. If I don’t get out and ride, my wife will tell me to get out. Fortunately, I have the perfect coach. Pat constantly makes me ride better.  

    How long have you been a patroller? 

    I was the one who told Marty about mountain bike patrol. We had begun to ride together some and I said “Marty, I heard about this IMBA patrolling thing and think we ought to do this.  Of course, Marty just took it and ran with it. I’ve been a patroller since it began here. 

    What’s the most interesting thing that happened to you while patrolling?

    Long pause…the only thing I can think of is the time Marty and I came up on the llama. Marty had to get off and take pictures.


    Rumor is you have two wives. 

    True.

    Would you like to comment about that?

    I am in the enviable position to have a wife who understands and knows I need to get out and ride. And, I have a female riding partner who constantly coaches and encourages me to get out and be a better rider. Life does not get any better.

    What would you like to leave us with?

    I am in the best place in my life I’ve ever been. Both with my family, the friends I have here, the ability to get out and ride and the beauty of the area. I’ve died and gone to heaven. That’s where I’m at.

  • 16 Jun 2018 6:43 AM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)


    The VVCC Ride For Five Drive recently concluded. The Drive raised $10,181.12 with $7,726.12 of the proceeds supporting the Western Gateway Trail Building Fund and the balance supporting the Verde Valley Bikes for Kids Program. Over 75% of the entrants were from outside the Verde Valley but Verde Valley supporters gobbled up about 50% of the tickets. The Drive attracted 385 entrants who purchased 3,056 tickets. Prize winners were...

    Jim Tulin of Scottsdale, AZ won the grand prize and chose the Tarmac SL5 road bike provided through Absolute Bikes.


    A happy Jim Tulin with his new Tarmac SL5

    Andrew Stravers of Gallup, NM won the Carbon 41W 27.5 Wheel Set generously provided by QBP founder Steve Flagg.

    Mike Coyne of Sedona by way of Massachusetts won the complete Rockford-Fosgate 600W Car Audio System donated by our good friends at Rockford-Fosgate.

    Austin Riba of Santa Barbara, CA won the trip for (2) on any AZT Expeditions MTB Trip provided by Matt McFee of Hermosa Tours.

    VVCC's own, Marty Glinsky, who purchased a gazillion raffle entries, was not denied and won the Trek 8.2 Hybrid Bike donated by the Verde Valley Bicycle Company.

    Louise Brinton, who also purchased a bunch of entries, won the HP250 Notebook PC provided by CDW-Government of Vernon Hills, IL (thanks Ben!)

    Pat Roberts of the Village of Oak Creek, EJ Hornick of Parkville, MD, and Keene Turner of St Charles, MO won Kali Interceptor helmets from Kali Protectives (thanks Jon!). Marila Alvares also won a Kali Interceptor but she asked, and Kali agreed, to provide a kid's Interceptor for the Verde Valley Bikes for Kids program.

    Rounding out the prize winners were Richard Mahoney of the Village of Oak Creek and Paul Hallinan of Sedona who won the Camelbaks.

    Thank you all for making the Ride For Five Drive a success.

  • 14 Jun 2018 2:35 PM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)


    The Verde Valley Bikes for Kids™ was competitively awarded a $5,000 Grant from the Yavapai County Chapter of the Arizona Community Foundation. This grant will be used to create a mountain bike club at the second Cottonwood Elementary School, award bikes to deserving students at the spring 2019 bike rodeo in Cottonwood and to support Frank Marsten's Tool Time course.

  • 6 Jun 2018 2:03 PM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)

    June 1, 2018 Villager article.


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