Sign up for the VS Mid-Winter Soiree! on Feb. 2 at Rossmoor.   Mid-Winter Soiree!

Cinderella Classic/Challenge/Short Registration is open.   Cinderella Event 

Peter Rathmann, 1951-2018

A devoted and caring husband, proud father & doting grandfather.

Peter will be missed by his family, friends and many others.

By the Valley Spokesmen, the bicycle community, the hiking community and all who knew him.

Peter was a devoted VS member remembered for his volunteer work of many years as a ride coordinator starting in the pen & paper days at ride starts and many evenings on the phone scheduling to be sure the club members had organized rides.  Peter, in club colors, mentored many riders and was always there to assist if needed. He was a willing volunteer to assist in whatever needed to be done to make the Hekaton, CAT IV Challenge, the Cinderella Classic, the Wente races and TOSRD successful events. A member of the VS executive board for many years his input was always of value. Peter was a fine example of a Valley Spokesmen.

Great riding wherever you are Peter

General Club Information

The Valley Spokesmen is 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 500 card-carrying members presently. Most of the group are young to middle-aged adults, both married and single, but member ages range from infant family members to active riders in their 80's.

We are affiliated with these organizations:

Results of 2019 General Membership Election of VS Officers and Directors

President: Mark & Erica Dedon

Vice President: Dave Gilbert
Treasurer: Don Carpenter
Correspondence Secretary/
Membership Director: Bonnie Powers
Recording Secretary: Julie Uher
Cycling Director: Gail Blanco
Communications Director: Rebecca Wood
Events Director: Jim Duncan

A total of 92 ballots (electronically and paper) were submitted.  Voting was completed and the winners announced at the Quarterly Meeting on December 5th.

Welcome to our new Officers: Mark and Erica Dedon, Dave Gilbert, and Julie Uher.

A special thanks to Steve Whelan, Rob Delfosse, and Kathy Koos for their past service to the club.


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2019 VS Events Calendar

Mid-Winter Holiday Soiree!          Event Page

  • Date: February 2, 2019
  • Location: The lodge at Rossmoor in Walnut Creek.
  • Open to current members only
COME CELEBRATE THE CHINESE NEW YEAR WHILE CELEBRATING ANOTHER YEAR OF CYCLING AND FRIENDSHIP  

2019 Membership Renewals & New members!

The Valley Spokesmen are a welcoming group of cyclists that encourage riders of all levels to join our group rides. There are a variety of rides for different levels of riding. Some of our rides are listed on the ride calendar as Beginner Friendly, while others are listed as Advanced; choose a ride at a level that you feel comfortable with. 
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Napa Valley Ride to defeat ALS - 9/21

Please consider signing up to support the Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS at 2019 Napa Valley Ride.

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.



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