The utilitarian and economic benefits of the Vespa motorscooter were obvious upon its introduction in 1946. But riders also quickly embraced the Vespa's less-obvious social benefits. Clubs were formed to organize local rides, races, tours, mechanical co-ops, and social events. Scooterists found common bonds beyond their choice of transportation.
Scootering’s popularity in the United States ebbs and flows, but there has been a devoted community of scooter enthusiasts riding and celebrating the Vespa since the 1950s. The VCOA is America’s longest-running national club, in its 30th year. VCOA-Chicago is one of the VCOA's first (and largest) local chapters, with more than 60 members.
Whatever scooter you ride, VCOA-Chicago invites you to join the diverse Chicagoland scootering community. We encourage you to get involved, get excited about scootering, and become a part of scooter culture’s rich history.
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