When 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.
Ride with Us!
Subscribe to our monthly email newsletter to stay on top of Chicago-area rides and 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.
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.