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SUMMER SPORTS

Sporting Activities

Sports are a core activity for VC50 members. You will not find any couch potatoes in this club! Summer sports include and ladies bridge. Member participation is high.

As an all-volunteer group, members are the leaders for those sport activities such as hiking and cycling where individual events occur at different sites around the valley. Other sports, such as golf, pickleball, social tennis and sport shooting are coordinated by one or two volunteers for each sport. In some circles, bridge may not be considered a sport. But in VC50 we do consider it so and there is a ladies bridge group who meets weekly.

Summer Sports – Some Details

Cycling -- HELMET REQUIRED
Coordinator:  Mart Matthews

Monday and Friday Registration on VC50 website required.  Includes both road and mountain biking. Difficulty of rides (easy/moderate/difficult) and number of miles are determined by the leader so members can choose according to their skill level. Anyone without a helmet will NOT be allowed to cycle with a VC50 group.

In addition to having fun, SAFETY is a top priority for all cyclists. Because trips may involve riding distances in fairly remote areas, each participant should arrive for a ride with the following REQUIRED items:
  • A fully operating bike (Be sure to check tire pressure and bike gears before arrival)
  • A bike repair kit (Inner tube, tools, pump/CO2 cartridge, etc.)
  • Helmet
  • Proper biking wear for weather (including rain gear)
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen etc.
  • Water bottle, snacks and/or lunch
  • First aid essentials

Golf
Coordinators: Nancy Young & Pat Montgomery

Thursday. Registration to play is accomplished directly with EV Golf Course.  

Registrants call EV Golf Course and register to play with the VC50 Golf League no later than the Monday of the week of play.  Players are placed in Foursomes by EV Golf Course for 10 hole or 18 hole play.  

VC50 members who have joined the VC50 Golf League pay a special VC50 rate at the Golf Course.  VC50 members who are also EV Golf Course members, are not charged any additional greens fees.  All players contribute $5 per week for weekly prizes awarded to first, second and third place.


There is a one-time seasonal fee of $10.00 to join the VC50 league. VC50 members register for and pay the VC50 Golf League fee on the VC50 website.  This money is used for end-of-season tournament prizes and banquet.


Hiking
Coordinators:
LaVonne Feigeles -- Hare & Marmot
Linda and Dean Wolz -- Tortoise

 

Wednesday and Saturday. Sign-up required. There are three levels: tortoise, marmot and hare.

You are a Tortoise hiker if:

  • You can hike for 3 or 4 hours with rest stops as needed
  • You can hike up to 5 miles round trip
  • You can handle elevation gains of 1,000 or 1,500 feet
  • You may not be totally acclimated to high altitude but you can hike as described above with rest stops as needed

 You are a Marmot Hiker if:

  • You can hike up to 5 hours 
  • You can hike for up to 5-7 miles round trip
  • You can handle hikes that have elevation gains of over 2,000 ft.
  • You can hike at a moderate pace with some stops
  • You are accustomed to the altitude 

 You are a Hare Hiker if:

  • You can hike for 6+ hours 
  • You can hike for up to 10-12 miles round trip
  • You can handle hikes that have elevation gains of over 2,000 ft.
  • You can hike at a good pace with few stops
  • You are accustomed to the altitude
Leaders decide level of hike and may limit number of participants depending on hike location. All leaders carry walkie-talkie radios so leader and sweep can communicate with each other.

Social Tennis -- doubles play
Coordinators: BRUCE CROW & Roger Sperry

Thursday. Registration on VC50 website required by the Sunday prior to weekly play so 4-somes can be set up.
Matches scheduled based on level of play, not gender. Skill ability is USTA 3.0, 3.5 or 4+.  Self-assessment is the general rule and those on the tennis list receive the self-rating form. Players pay a weekly fee if they are non-members of the Vail Tennis Center.
 

Ladies Afternoon Bridge
Coordinator: Connie Smith

 

Friday. The group is fairly non-competitive and plays party bridge using the Chicago scoring system.

HAND and FOOT CANASTA 
COORDINATORS: DEBBIE & RICH DURBEN

Monday.  Whether you are a seasoned Canasta player or haven't played since college, this promises to be a fun group.

Save a Trail
COORDINATORS: ROBIN WAGNER & BILL MIMELES


Since our club hikes a great deal, we also contribute to trail maintenance by participating in this program with the Forest Service. The east Lake Creek trail is in superb condition thanks to the VC50 members who volunteer.



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