Here you will find the calendar of sports programs and activities for the 2015 summer season, organized into one convenient place. The at-a-glance calendar is first, followed by detailed descriptions of each event when you scroll down.

If you click on an activity in the calendar, it will jump you right to that activity’s full description. 

Liability and Guest Policy
The sports programs are for Vail Club 50 members. A member is welcome to bring a guest, but the guest must sign a Liability Waiver at the beginning of the event. Event leaders will have the Liability Waivers with them. We limit non-member participations to one sporting event for the season. Click here for the Guest Liability Form.

Email Lists
When a member fills out and submits the annual Membership Registration form, he or she provides an email address, and chooses which sports and activity updates (e.g., Downhill Skiing, Cycling) should be sent to that email address.  If you would like to change your preferences, or if you are having trouble receiving Vail Club 50 emails, click here and follow the instructions.


Summer Sports and ActivitiesDay(s)
CyclingMonday, Friday
GolfMonday
HikingWednesday, Saturday
Ladies Friday Afternoon BridgeFriday
Non-Club Activities
Shooting SportsTuesday
TennisThursday

Cycling

paulVailBikeSmallWeekly rides contact:
Lynn Anderson
Lmanderson2810@gmail.com
910-512-4608

The current cycling schedule is available (and will be updated throughout the season) HERE.

Cycling occurs every Monday and Friday, late May through September. A variety of road and mountain bike rides at easy, moderate and difficult levels are led by many different leaders, all of whom are cycling enthusiasts.

Rides do change from time-to-time as new leaders sign up and we add more rides, so please check this website frequently. An updated schedule will be sent weekly to those who have indicated an interest in receiving those emails in the online VC50 application or renewal.

Before the first ride, please have your bike road ready – brakes, tires and seat adjusted. It is important that all participants arrive on time on cycling days. Remember to bring water, sunscreen, helmet, and a tire repair kit/pump. Bring a cell phone if you have one. Once you sign up, the leader will let you know details on the meeting place, time, and lunch arrangements.

Note: leaders are needed as indicated on schedule openings or to complement the posted schedule. Rides of varying difficulty could be held simultaneously. Please contact me if you need ideas for potential rides to lead.

Our program is all about camaraderie, fun, and safe riding. See you on the road and trail!

— Lynn Anderson
Cycling Chair

Bike Fest

The Vail Club 50 Bike Fest will occur on Monday, August 10th, and will be coordinated by Harve Latson. It was a great event last year and we look forward to a repeat in 2015.

Click here to jump to the Bike Fest & BBQ information (found on the Summer Social Events page).

Bike Fest contact:
Harve Latson    Harvelatson@aol.com    210-386-4665


Hiking

The current hiking schedule is available (and will be updated throughout the season) HERE.

Welcome to the 2015 hiking season of Vail Club 50. Our three groups are back and ready to hit the trails. Hares are known for their challenging pace and terrain, while Marmots love a challenge although they will pause now and again to take in the scenery. Tortoises, more laid-back and relaxed, enjoy a slower pace.

Volunteer leaders are the backbone of the program! As such, please consider coordinating a hike or two so that each group has a full calendar.

2015 Hiking Leaders
Tortoises:
Jeanette Brown    dixiejb@vail.net    970-376-0342
Marmots:
Louise Willimann    l.willimann@gmail.com    970-343-2220
Hares:
Sue Kuntz    bskuntz@aol.com    509-554-6454

Regardless of the level, each excursion does involve hiking–indeed, there are ups and downs as well as some surprises along the way. Weather and trail conditions permitting, we start hiking in early June and conclude around mid-September.

Each group selects a range of hikes–described as easy, moderate, or difficult–based on distance, elevation gain and terrain. It’s also important to consider the overall walking pace of the group when you sign up for a hike. Review all the details related to a particular outing before signing up. This way, the group can stay together, and the experience is rewarding for everyone. The hiking calendar will be posted on the Club’s Website at the beginning of the season, and the mass-mailings will start going out in May. The periodic mass-mailings include a brief description of the hike and specifics as to the meeting place, time, maximum number of participants, and other related information. If you are not receiving the hiking notice emails, contact Louise Willimann to become part of the hiking email database.

Click here for more information on Hiking Safety and Responsibility, Regulations and Guidelines.

Thank you for your cooperation. Sue, Jeanette, and I look forward to a wonderful hiking season!

—Louise Willimann
Hiking Chair


Ladies Friday Afternoon Bridge

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Contact:
Connie Smith
smithcolorado@centurytel.net
970-328-4941

Vail Club 50 women play bridge on Friday afternoons at 12:30 p.m. This summer the likely venue will be the Post Office building (or Cordillera Café) located in Cordillera, but you will receive confirmation on a later date. The group is fairly non-competitive and plays party bridge using the Chicago scoring system.

All ladies bridge players are welcome and the games will start around mid-May. We have a list of players who joined last year and will automatically include those players on e-mail notices. But if you have not previously played and want to be included or want to be taken off the list of players, please contact Connie.


Non-Club Activities

The following activities are not officially sponsored by Vail Club 50 or limited to Vail Club 50 members.  But, there is significant interest.  If you are willing to coordinate a Club 50 only Men’s Senior Golf or Pickleball group, contact the Summer Sports coordinators Will and Michele Darken at wdarken970@gmail.com and m2darken@gmail.com.

If you would like to list another non-club activity, please contact webmaster@vailclub50.com. Only social or sports activities open to new participants will be included.

Men’s Senior Golf
Golf at Eagle Ranch Golf Club on Mondays. For information please contact Joe Rink at 303-870-1313, joerinkjr@gmail.com.

Motorcycling – Dual Sport
Dirt trail riding with road licensed dual sport bikes. Nothing too hard, but requires intermediate trail riding skills. Contact Mitch Hayne at 970-328-0224, motorcycling@vailclub50.com.

Pickleball
This will be the third year that we will have pickleball in the Vail Valley. We have five courts, three at the Golden Peak Tennis Courts and two at the Avon Elementary School. For information please contact Joe Rink at 303-870-1313, joerinkjr@gmail.com.


Par3 Golf

par3The warm weather is quickly approaching and that means one thing… golf! The Vail Club 50 Par3 Golf at the Short Course at Cordillera, both men and women welcome, meets every Monday morning at 9am, commencing the first week in June and plays through the end of September.

The Short Course at Cordillera is not your typical Par3 course. In addition to the beauty of the course with breathtaking views of the Valley, it can be both fun and challenging. The nine-hole course features 3 sets of tees with Gold (1257 total yards), Blue (1050 total yards) and Red (592 total yards). It is open to the public and is a great course to improve one’s short game; however a full set of clubs may be needed. Carts are available but it can also be a fun course to walk if you are so inclined.

The 2014 Par3 season was great fun; new friends were made and old friendships renewed, so we hope you will join us for the 2015 Par3 season.

If you wish to participate, please contact:
Barbara Wahle    bwahle@comcast.net
Gabrielle Mimeles    mimelesg@gmail.com
Connie Cameron    conniecameron@comcast.net


Singles Events

The Vail Club 50 Singles Group is new this year but off to a great start. We kicked off the year in December with a Happy Hour at Terra Bistro in Vail. The following months included “Dance Night” at Route 6 in Eagle Vail, “Movie Night” in Edwards, and “Western Night” at 4 Eagle Ranch in Wolcott.

We’re just getting started! More ideas are in the making so please stay tuned for the latest. We welcome your suggestions for interesting and fun events.

Please contact us if you would like to help organize or chair an event. There are more than 125 Vail Club 50 men and women who are single. Many of those would be happy to enlarge their circle of single friends. If you wish to be on the email list, receiving event invitations, please check the appropriate box when you enroll for membership, or email us directly with your contact information. We’re hoping for an exciting year with lots of new faces.

Singles Event coordinators:
Linda Lund    llund@vail.net    949-637-7640
Kaye Bomgaars    kabomgaars@gmail.com    913-209-9917


sporting-claysSporting Clays and Target Shooting

Jackie Cohen is leading Club 50′s sporting clays and target shooting for 2015. Jackie is planning a variety of shooting options to include trap, pistol and rifle target shooting.  We plan shooting outings on a regular basis at 9am, Tuesdays mornings.  The group will continue to visit Wolcott for Sporting Clays.  We use Wolcott Gun Club for most target activities, $5 entrance for non-members.  

Never shot clays before?  Come out anyway.  We will help you out.  Hearing and eye protection is mandatory.  Bring your own targets for target days.   For more info, contact  Jackie Cohen cjackie10@gmail.com and join the “crack shots” email group.


Tennis

 

Every Thursday morning, there is doubles play at Ford Park in Vail.

  • 8 to 10 a.m. is the primary play session
  • 10 a.m. to noon is also available, but for a limited number of players
  • Opening Day is June 4, from 9 am to 11.
  • Regular match play begins June 11, with session times as listed above
  • Cost $1 for Ford Park members, $5 for those who are not
  • Based on level of play, not gender
  • Match results will be evaluated weekly, to create indications for subsequent match lineups
  • Minimum skill ability is USTA 3.0. Self assessment is the general rule
  • Matches are eight games, partnered with the three players you are assigned for that day
  • Games will be regular scoring except when approaching the time limits of 10 a.m. and noon.
  • Notify no later than Tuesday of each week if you wish to play on Thursday.
  • If an emergency arises after signing up and you cannot play, please try to find a substitute and notify Patricia Chapman of that person’s name. We have limited ability and time to try to find a sub for you.

The Ford Park tennis pro offers a clinic each Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. if he has three to four players sign up.  There is an additional fee for this, and arrangements with the pro must be made separately.

Click here for the Tennis Rules and Procedures (PDF file).

Please notify Patricia Chapman now if you wish to play this summer :

Patricia.Chapman@yahoo.com  or call/text 303-520-4270.  Email is preferred