Come celebrate the re opening.

Saturday October 14, 2017 from 10:00am-4:00pm

V.K.B.C will be holding a fundraising party from 10am till 4pm.

With the work of all the volunteers, we were able to clear and re open 6 miles out of the 8 miles we previously had.

There is still plenty of work to be done but we will take a break to celebrate the work that has been accomplished so far.

Registration is $40 for individual or $50 for family of 4 (parents, spouses and children.)

Includes:

. 2018 VKBC membership.

. 2 time trials on 2 rebuilt trails with new obstacles.(no pre ride, all a big surprise). Trophies by Crank Life.

. Kids obstacle course, kids time trial on the kids trail.

. Lunch by Sidewalk salads.

. 1 free raffle ticket per family. Raffle tickets will also be available to purchase. Prizes to be announced.

(This is not the volunteers raffle donated by Julian DaSilva for the AtomiK carbon wheels, Ride100% goodies, Brickell bikes tune ups and the Orbea bike).

. Trail access all day, no parking fees

This is a special event, a wristband is required to ride the trails and have access to lunch and raffle.

Please bring your email confirmation the day of the event to pick up your wristband at registration.

Link to register.

Register Now!

Trails will be open on Saturday for the event ONLY.

You will need to be registered to participate in the event and ride all day.

It is really about spending the day, having lunch with your friends and family at V.K. and supporting the trails.

We hope to see you there celebrating the V.K.B.C way.

Thanks in advance for your support, work on the trails is far from being done and we will work on re opening one trail at the time and hope to be finish in the next 4 to 6 weeks.

Rebuild after hurricane Irma

 

 

Sep 30, 2017

Three weeks ago we were on the verge of losing our trails after Irma’s visit.
In desperation we sent out a call for help hoping for a few people to show up so we could start clearing up a path to estimate the devastation.
The South Florida mountain biking community came together and showed up like nothing we would have ever expected.
Local bike stores, vendors, reps, and volunteers came together and showed the City of Miami how important V.K is to them.

We were in constant communication with Kevin Kirwin the City of Miami parks and recreation Director with weekly report.

Last week, after seeing all the hard work that was done in such a short time, 6 miles cleared and ready, he gave us the OK to re open.

After all the work done this weekend, we put down October the 14th as our re opening date.

We will be re opening with a ride as a fundraising event, infos coming up soon.

We want to say thank you to all of you for stepping up and to Kevin Kirwin for putting all his trust in us.

This week we will be awarded a grant.

 

A few months ago, we submitted an application for a grant thru the Public Space Challenge from the Miami Foundation.
We asked you to go on their website to say a few words about V.K.B.C, the club that has built and maintained the trails and what the trails have brought to you and family in the last few years.
After your 167 positive comments and 344 likes supporting us, we were able to move forward to the first phase of the approval process.
The next phase was to explain in details our project and how we would budget the grant if granted.
The last phase, was a meeting with some very nice guys at the Miami Foundation that wanted to get to know us and hear about our project. They were really impressed by the support behind all the work already done and wanted to know how they could help us keeping it going.
After a 45 minutes meeting we had a very good feeling we were thru and were going to the next phase.
Last week we heard back from the Miami Foundation with our status, we were one of the 21 finalists.
This week we will be awarded a $21 000 grant to keep it going.
We couldn’t have done it without your support, all the volunteers that are there every weekend, everyone that has been financially supporting the club buying memberships, jerseys and of course our grant writer Ana who guided us thru the process. Of course, not to forget the City of Miami for giving us the opportunity to build on their land.
So what are we going to do with all that money you ask ? I’m taking a 6 week vacation. I’ll be posting pictures here.
Please take the time to go to the Miami Foundation links below to see what they are doing for the community. While you’re there post a little thank you, this year The foundation also has a strong support from Target that plays an important role in our communities.
Believe me, a lot will be happening at V.K within the next 12 months! Materials are ready to order, quotes on equipment are already coming in and we proved we know how to build trails.

VKBC at work with City officials.

VKBC at work with City officials. The park is growing, good to know the City is behind us.

 

Can’t say thank you enough to Velosports for their support. Second check for the Dirt Devils events.
Thank you Arnie Freire , Oscar and the team.
Not to forget every racer that participated in the event.
Looking forward to next year.