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Vespa in BucktownThe 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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Upcoming Events

Events with a blue flag are organized or sponsored by VCOA or VCOA-Chi. Other events are posted for reference.


  • Roadside Assistance
    VCOA’s Roadside Assistance program includes 25 miles of free towing, battery service, or even an emergency gallon of gas if you run out! It really is a heck of nice a benefit for your […]
  • Scooter Maintenance 101
    I’ve been riding vintage scooters, and thus maintaining a small fleet of them, for more than 25 years. I’m still no pro mechanic, but I’ve learned a few essential things over […]
  • July Garage Night
    The weather once again threatened us but turned out fine. The Euro final went into penalties and England lost to Italy… And we had a few beers, ate some pizza, and even fixed some bikes. […]

Join VCOA Today!

Join thousands of American scooterists in the VCOA! National membership includes VCOA-Chicago membership and goodies, Sign up today for the following benefits:

New Members Receive:

  • Personalized membership card
  • Embroidered VCOA patch
  • Embroidered VCOA-Chicago patch
  • Two VCOA emblem decals, and…

Annual Benefits:

  • 25-Mile roadside assistance program Program
  • An enamel anniversary pin, different for each year of membership
  • Members-Only Discounts with Retailers
  • Amerivespa and Vintage Vespa Days registration discounts
  • Access to members-only content on VCOA website
  • Monthly National email newsletter
  • Monthly Chicago email newsletter

All only $35/year! Sign up now!

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