Valley Spokesmen Bicycle Club

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We need volunteers for the Cinderella Classic on April 8th.
If you volunteer by Wednesday, March 22nd, you will be entered for a chance to win a complimentary registration on 9 different rides, 
four chances for all rides except the Konocti Challenge which is two. If you volunteer for two morning registration and lunch stop, you will receive two entries.

Sierra Century April 15
Tour of Novato May 6
Grizzly Peak Century May 7  
Alta Alpina Challenge June 24
Santa Cruz Mtn Challenge July 29
Marin Century August 5
Tour of Napa Valley August 20
Tehachapi Gran Fondo September 16
Konocti Challenge October 7

If you win you can trade the registration or give it away but you cannot sell the registration, that will void the entry. So volunteer and assist in making the 41st Cinderella Classic / Challenge a success. Go to the SignUp link select your spot and make the day special for the Cinderellas. Bob Powers will manage the Cinderella Volunteers.
Thanks for your assistance.

Paso Robles Tour & Great Western Bike Rally

Valley Spokemen 3 Day Bike Tour
Wednesday May 24th thru Friday May 26, 2017

Great Western Bicycle Rally
    Memorial Day Weekend - May 27-29, 2017
Paso Robles, California

PASO ROBLES 2017 – from Wednesday, May 24th to Friday, May 26th, riding from Sunol to Paso Robles and the Great Western Bicycle Rally. There will be two nights lodging in Hollister and King City. The total cost of the trip is anticipated to be LESS than $250.00 per person (double occupancy). This includes lodging, truck rental, two lunches, snacks, drinks, etc. (community food). SAG will be provided, any volunteers? limited number of riders (Valley Spokesmen members only). If interested please sign up ASAP with a $200.00 deposit (check made payable to the Valley Spokesmen). 
For additional information you may call Bonnie, at 925-828-5299 or

2017 Club Officer and Director Elections

Voting for 2017 Officers and Directors was completed during the Annual meeting on December 7.  A total of 96 votes were cast and the 2017 Officers and Directors of the club are as follows:

  • President – Steve Whelan (95 votes)
  • Vice President – Rob Delfosse (93 votes)
  • Secretary – Kathy Koos (95 votes)
  • Treasurer – Don Carpenter (95 votes)
  • Communications Director – Rebecca Wood (95 votes)
  • Cycling Director – Gail Blanco (94 votes)
  • Events Director – Jim Duncan (95 votes)
  • Administrative Services Director – Bonnie Powers (93 votes)

New members, join us!

The Valley Spokesmen are a welcoming group of cyclists that encourage riders of all levels to join our group rides. There are avariety of rides for different levels of riding. Some of our rides aremarked on the ride calendar as Beginner Friendly, while others aremarked Advanced; choose a ride at a level that you feelcomfortable with. 

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The 41st Cinderella Classic - April 8th, 2017
We're counting down the days. Will you be ready?

Registration is NOW OPEN


General Club Information

The Valley Spokesmen are a San Francisco Bay Area bicycle club based in Dublin California, approximately 15 miles southeast of Oakland. The club schedules both local and non-local rides. Emphasis is on road cycling, but mountain bike rides are also on the calendar. We provide a wide variety of club rides, ranging from short neighborhood tours suitable for families with children, to strenuous century-length epics. We encourage non-members to attend our club meetings and join us on any of our outings. We typically schedule several 'Newbie Rides' and rides of shorter duration each month. View our ride calendar and find a ride that is right for you!

The Valley Spokesmen Bicycle Touring Club was founded in August, 1971. Membership has grown from 81 active members in 1972 to over 650 card-carrying members presently. Most of the group are young to middle-aged adults, both married and unmarried, but member ages range from infant family members to active riders in their 80's.

We are affiliated with these organizations:

Valley Spokesmen Feather Pedals Group

Feather Pedals is a no-cost, volunteer cycling group within Valley Spokesmen that organizes conditioning rides for women preparing for Cinderella and social monthly rides. Both women and men are welcome to join all rides.

Valley Spokesmen Racing Team
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