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Vespa in BucktownWhen the Vespa motorscooter was introduced in 1946, its practicality and style were immediately obvious. But it didn't take long for riders to also recognize the Vespa's social implications. Soon, Vespisti were forming clubs to organize rides, races, tours, mechanical co-ops, and other events. This network of local Vespa Clubs still exists today, uniting riders wordwide, reminding us that we all have a lot in common aside from our good taste in transportation.

The Vespa's popularity in the United States ebbs and flows, but a consistent devoted community of scooter enthusiasts has been riding and celebrating the Vespa since the 1950s. The Vespa Club of America is America’s longest-running national club, in its 30th year, and the official U.S. affiliate of the Vespa World Club. VCOA-Chicago is one of the VCOA's first local chapters, and one of its largest, with almost 80 members.

VCOA-Chicago invites you to join the Chicagoland scootering community. Whatever scooter you ride, we encourage you to get involved, get excited about scootering, and become a part of scootering’s rich history.

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Upcoming Events

Events with a blue flag are organized or co-sponsored by VCOA-Chicago and welcome all scooters and scooterists, including non-members. Other events (without a flag) are posted for reference, and may be limited to certain marques, clubs, or specific interests.

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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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