The New York City Cycle Club Celebrates 75 Years

Tuscany Bike TourThis week marks NYCC’s 75th year in operation and to celebrate they are teaming up with VBT for a drawing for a free cycling trip to Italy, home to great food, great wine, and absolutely tremendous riding.

VBT is making this possible through our support of the NYCC Anniversary Gala on July 16th.  We offered up a trip, including roundtrip airfare, to one of our favorite destinations, Tuscany.  With 300 tickets gobbled up 5 weeks prior to the event, the Anniversary Gala is completely SOLD OUT, promising a fantastic event for a worthy cause.

As stated by Christy Guzzetta, a gala committee member, “Seriously, I can’t thank you enough for this.  You have made a very special moment in the 75 year history of the New York City Cycle Club that much more special.  Thanks for being such a good friend of the New York City Cycle Club.”

Congratulations to NYCC on celebrating 75 years of cycling!  For more information, check out


Bringing Landscapes to Life

bike tour holiday cardThe summer season marks one of the most beautiful times to visit Italy and we at VBT thought it a great time to celebrate the work of artist and friend, George Rentz.

For over 20 years George has been drawing inspiration from still-life photographs and recreating them with water color and oil-based paints, infusing the landscapes with an affecting warmth and richness.  A long time VBT traveler, George was kind enough to lend VBT his talents, reinventing the premiere edition of our 2010 catalogue into his own, “Tuscan Poppies.”  We liked it so much that we put “Tuscan Poppies” on last year’s VBT Holiday card.  Take a moment to enjoy George’s unique perspective.  Perhaps he could render a still-life for you!