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Vespa in BucktownWhen the Vespa motorscooter was introduced in 1946, its practicality was immediately obvious, and it didn't take long for riders to discover the social implications of the Vespa. Soon, Vespisti were forming clubs and organizing rides, races, tours, mechanical co-ops, and other events. This network of local Vespa Clubs still exists today, uniting riders wordwide.

The Vespa's popularity in the United States ebbs and flows, but a devoted community of scooter enthusiasts has consistently 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 oldest and largest local chapters, 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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Recurring events:
VCOA Chicago monthly meeting every first Tuesday (except February)
Zwapt Zhop welcomes scooters to their frequent minimoto rides.
Small Displacement Sundays hosts monthly coffee meetups, usually in the northwest suburbs.


  • Minutes of our 2024 Annual Meeting
    The 2024 Vespa Club of Chicago Annual Meeting was held Sunday, February 4 at Chapter Leader Bryan Bedell’s house.The agenda/talking points are in black, notes from the meeting (and […]
  • Scooter Toolkit
    Tools and spares to carry with you on your scooter If you’ve got a late-model scooter, ride it regularly, and take it to the dealer for regular service, maybe you’ll never need to think […]
  • Vespa P200 at Powers State Recreation AreaSpring Cleaning
    Getting your scooter ready for the riding season If you winterized your bike properly, prepping it for the riding season should be pretty simple. Many of the steps below can be skipped if […]
  • Lunch with the Vespa Club of TokyoVCOA-Chicago Meets Vespa Club Tokyo
    VCOA Chicago goes to Japan for an unforgettable ride with the Vespa Club of Tokyo […]

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 • Annual enamel anniversary pin • Members-only retailer discounts • Discounted Amerivespa and Vintage Vespa Days registration • Members-only content on VCOA website • Monthly National and chapter email newsletters.

All only $35/year! Sign up now!

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