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  • 30 Aug 2017 7:16 AM | Rich Leever

    Our good friends at ADOT have scheduled mowing for September (time may vary depending on weather).  I have asked them to give us a week notice.  I am asking for volunteers to help do some clean up in advance of the mowing.  This will help reduce problems for the mowing crew and reduce the amount of trash that is mowed and then blows back into the shoulder where we ride.   Email me at if you are willing to help.

  • 25 Aug 2017 2:18 PM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)

    The Red Rock Trails Sustainable Funding Work Group sponsored a community work group that started meeting in October 2016 to strategize about how to meet the maintenance needs of the trail system in and around Sedona. The group brought together approximately 30 people representing different organizations including the Forest Service, Chamber of Commerce, City, and the Verde Valley Cycling Coalition among others. VVVCC President Marty Glinsky and Vice President Dan Bleattler both participated in the group meetings. The group met numerous times over about 7 months.

    The Sedona City Council endorsed the Vision Statement at its August 8, 2017 meeting.

    The Vision Statement can be viewed by clicking here...Vision Statement_July1_final.pdf

  • 24 Aug 2017 12:26 PM | Deleted user

    An exciting new set of trails are coming to West Sedona! The project is called the "Western Gateway trail network" and adds 21+ miles of new trails. A big initiative at VVCC is advocacy and funding for the Western Gateway trail network. VVCC funded the initial scoping for the Western Gateway trail network in 2015. This year VVCC has partnered with Red Rock Trail Fund to fund the environmental studies. And we are targeting additional funds to for trail construction which will likely start in 2018. Lots of exciting things coming down the pipe! 

    More information on the Western Gateway trail network can be found here:

    Western Gateway Trail Map

    Western Gateway Trail Descriptions

  • 23 Aug 2017 3:23 PM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)

    On August 9, 2017 VVCC members Don & Penny Mathieu braved the heat to participate in the creation of a Public Safety Announcement "PSA" on Bike Safety in Sedona. The PSA will begin airing in September on Sedona NOW TV, Channel 18 on Suddenlink Cable. The VVCC has been provided with an advance to premiere to its members.

    Thank you Don & Penny for your help in making this PSA happen.

  • 18 Aug 2017 2:39 PM | Deleted user

    The 4th Annual Sedona Bike & Brew will be hosted by Sedona Golf Resort on Saturday August 26th. This event combines riders from all over the country as well as locals for, quite possibly, one of the most unique races in the state! The 6 mile track will wind through fairways, off tee boxes, across sand traps, and incorporate a lot of out-of-bounds features all while climbing and descending 300 vertical feet. While that sounds daunting, there is also plenty of fun to be had. Craft breweries such as Four Peaks, Oak Creek Brewing, Oskar Blues, and Hubert's Lemonade will be on hand pouring delicious libations. If you were used to getting chased off a golf course as a kid, now is your opportunity to ride the plush fairways without fear. Spectators are welcome to watch at no cost as well. Come one come all!!!

    More details here

  • 31 Jul 2017 7:44 PM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)

    Newly Elected VVCC Board members Don Mathieu and Rich Leever met with Audra Merrick, ADOT District Engineer for the Verde Valley and Eric Gudino, Special Assistant to Director John Halikowski from ADOT on Friday July 27 in Sedona. The meeting covered several areas important to road riders and ADOT was very supportive of our group.  Audra is making arrangements to line up the resources to take over sweeping of 179 in VOC.  Tentative plans are for ADOT to start the sweeping in December 2017. 

    We also discussed that the VVCC wants to partner with ADOT to help keep 89A cleaner and safer for road cyclist using this route (both locals and tourist).  Audra is going to provide us appropriate contact information so we can reach out to ADOT if we see a problem on 89A that needs to be addressed (like glass that is too much for us to handle).  

    We discussed a number of entrances to forest roads along 89A between mile maker 366 and 362 going south that fill up with gravel, thorns, and dirt from the vehicles exiting onto 89A.  ADOT will try to provide spot sweeping when resources allow for these areas as well as develop engineering solutions that might prevent most of the mud, rock, and thorns from dragging out onto the shoulder.  Some of the problem included:

    FR 525 

    FR 9570

    FR 9571

    We also discussed that "Share the Road signs" are not recommended by the VVCC for roads in the Verde Valley.  I have attached an image that has verbiage for the sign we like best -- 3 feet -- It's the law.  

    Finally, we got great news that ADOT would be doing an overlay on 89A between Cottonwood and the high school in Sedona.  The plan is for Jan/Feb of next year weather permitting!

  • 29 Jul 2017 1:40 PM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)

    Want to stop receiving the VVCC Membership Renewal Notices completely or delay when receiving them? Well, we have the ticket.

    Introducing two convenient new ways to join or renew your Individual or Family Membership.

    Auto-Renewing Memberships Now Available

    You can now sign up for your membership to automatically renew on its expiration date and eliminate the email reminder messages. Simply choose the Auto-Renewing Individual or Family Membership option when joining or renewing and save $5 from the regular Individual or Family Membership price. 

    2 Year Memberships Now Available

    Don't want to auto-renew, but want to take advantage of a reduced average annual price for a longer membership term? Introducing 2 Year Individual and Family Memberships. By choosing this option when joining or renewing, you save $5 per year from the Basic Individual or Family Membership price. 

    August Membership Sale

    As an added bonus, those members who sign up early for auto-renew during August will save an additional $5 and extend the membership expiration date a full year. That's right, renew your membership early and choosing the auto-renew option saves you $10 off the regular Individual or Family Membership price. 

    Alternately, those members who sign up early for a 2 Year Individual or Family Membership during August can save an additional $5 off the already discounted 2 Year price and extend their expiration date by two full years. Just enter Discount Code SAVE.

    This sale our way of thanking you for renewing early and taking the headache out of renewing.

    Thank you,

    VVCC Membership Committee

  • 22 Jul 2017 8:55 AM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)
    VVCC members elected the following nominees to serve on the VVCC Board

    Nominee                   Votes                  %age                   Term  

    Rich Leever                  38                    100.0%                3 Year       

    Kevin Adams                38                    100.0%                2 Year

    Doug Copp                   37                       97.4%                3 Year

    Marty Glinsky              37                       97.4%                2 Year

    Mike Harris                   37                       97.4%                2 Year

    Don Mathieu                37                       97.4%                3 Year

    Lars Romig                    37                       97.4%               1 Year

    Paul Hallinan                36                       94.7%               1 Year

    Pam Milavec                 36                       94.7%                2 Year

    Caroline Oreel             36                       94.7%                1 Year

    Dan Blaettler                35                      92.1%                 3 Year

    After the election was certified by the VVCC Nominating Committee, the Board chose the following Directors to fill the VVCC's Officer positions:

    Marty Glinsky      President

    Dan Blaettler       Vice President

    Caroline Oreel     Secretary

    Kevin Adams        Treasurer

  • 22 Jul 2017 8:26 AM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)

    Over 30 members, VIPs, and guests braved heavy monsoon rain and lightning to attended the VVCC's Annual Meeting held at Redstone Grill in the VOC on July 19th.

    VIPs in attendance:

    Dave Norton –  Treasurer, Big Park Regional Coordinating Council

    Randy Garrison – Yavapai County District 3 Supervisor

    Tim Eliniski – Cottonwood Mayor

    Joe Vernier – Sedona City Councilor and VVCC Member

    Forrest Saville – Red Rock Ranger District

    Adam Barnett – Red Rock Ranger District

    Supervisor Garrison and Mayor Elinski visit with Heather Parris

    After the bar was opened but before we served the pizza, members were briefed on the VVCC's FY17 activities and plans for FY18.

    VVCC Members and Guests at the FY18 Annual Meeting

    After briefing members on the proposed governance documents vote and a discussion period, Doug Copp made the motion to adopt the new Bylaws and Club Rules. The motion was seconded by multiple members. The motion passed unanimously.

    From left to right - Linda Harris, Sedona City Councilor/VVCC Member Joe Vernier and Roger Sneed

    The 50-50 Raffle netted $100.00 for the VVCC and Member Dave Biermann was the grand prize winner.

    Member Don Mathieu discusses a point with Dave Norton

     From left to right - VVCC Members Rebecca Ellis, Cody DeLong and John Ellis

    Thank you to everyone who attended and created such a special evening.


The VVCC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 2003 (incorporated in March 2004) to promote road and mountain bike advocacy in, and around, the Verde Valley of Northern Arizona.




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