“It doesn’t matter if you’re sprinting for an Olympic gold medal, a town sign, a trailhead, or the rest stop with the homemade brownies. If you never confront pain, you’re missing the essence of the sport.” – Scott Martin.

Ride Calendar-Upcoming events

22 Jul 2024 8:00 AM • Shannon Park, 11600 Shannon Ave, Dublin, CA 94568
22 Jul 2024 9:00 AM • Heather Farm Park - No. San Carlos Dr., Walnut Creek
24 Jul 2024 8:00 AM • Mt Diablo
24 Jul 2024 9:00 AM • TBD
25 Jul 2024 9:00 AM • Diablo Vista Park, San Ramon CA

NorCal Bike Ride Calendar

7/13  Death Ride Tour of the California Alps
Markleeville 104 mi
7/20 Fall River Century McArthur 25/62/100/125 mi
8/3 Marin Century Novato 60/100 mi 
8/3 Great Gravel RideTahoe City15/30mi 
8/31Tour de FuzzSanta Rosa50k/100k/100mi
9/14ALS RideNapa9/28/47/62/100 mi
9/28 Lighthouse Century  Morro Bay 65/75/95 mi
9/28  Sacramento Century Sacramento  36/63/100 mi 
10/19Tour de Lincoln Lincoln25k/50k/100k

   

VSBC Marketplace

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SEROTTA PELOTON 48CM. Shimano Gruppo. 12X27 cogs. Original owner. Excellent condition.Reynolds fork, new saddle.$1600.Titanium.9256984030 Larry
SEROTTA OTTROT 56CM Absolutely perfect. Original owner. New full Shimano 9000 Grupo. Compact chainrings, 11X32 cogs. Serviced by Livermore Cyclery. Extra tires & parts.17 lbs.$3600. 9256984030.Larr
Wolf Tooth 44T x 110 BCD Chainring - $43 Gary gscchaps@sbcglobal.net
Death Ride Registration. Due to injury I can’t go to the ride this year. The registration is paid. You need to pay a $20 transfer fee. The ride is July 13. Adam Lotz, adlotz@sonic.net
2019 BMC Teammachine SLR02 Two w/ Bontrager Aeolus Pro 5 TLR wheels.
Like new (worn once) Cycology Lite Vest with side pocket. Women’s medium - chest 38 inches and length 26 inches. Originally $90 asking $25 or b/o. Text Cynthia at 925-895-5001
New Jersey with tags - size L. Chest 41 and length 29 inches. Asking $15 dollars or best offer. Text Cynthia 925-895-5001
New cycology technical t-shirt with tags. Originally, $90, asking $20 or best offer. Smallest size large ever - chest 34 inches. Length 26 inches. Text Cynthia 925-895-5001
Nashbar Garment Pannier bag - pack for the weekend or the office. Lots of pockets. Hardly used - very clean. Smoke free home. $50 or best offer. 925-895-5001 Cynthia
Nashbar Garment Pannier bag - pack for the weekend or the office. Lots of pockets. Hardly used - very clean. Smoke free home. $50 or best offer. 925-895-5001 Cynthia
Urban Commuter - Nashbar Garment Pannier bag - pack for the weekend or the office. Lots of pockets. Hardly used - very clean. Smoke free home. $50 or best offer. 925-895-5001 Cynthia
CycleOps bike trainer and climbing block. Rarely used. Asking $75 Chris 925-997-6674
2012 Trek Domane 6 Series 52cm – OCLV Carbon - $1950 52cm – 160mm cranks – Di2 500mi on total rebuild of everything except frame Contact Mike: mike@hydrosoft.com Posted: 4/4/2024
Womens Bontrager Ajna saddle $50 obo
Womens Bontrager Ajna saddle $50 obo
Womens Sidi Size 40 rarely used $50 obo
Womens SIDI shoes size 40, $50 obo
2016 Diamondback HanjoTrail:$800 OBO. Ultegra,excl cond, 6500 miles. Reg shop maintenance, replaced chnrings:50-34 and cassette:11-34.Great road/gravel bike. New tires. Specs on request
Quarq Sram RED AXS D1 Power Meter Kit 48/35 tooth. Took off my new bike, never been ridden. Replaced with lower gears for climbing. Asking $500. (list price is $881) Rick Edmondson rickedmon@yahoo.co
Quarq Sram RED AXS D1 Power Meter Kit 48/35 tooth. Took off my new bike, never been ridden. Replaced with lower gears for climbing. Asking $500. (list price is $881) Rick Edmondson rickedmon@yahoo.co
2023 Pinarello Size 54 Comes with the Bag and Pedals $3000
Free. Walz cycling cap. Large/Xlarge. Barely worn. 100% cotton. I have more pictures
Bianchi Infinito 2021 Carbon 53 cm., Sram Force ETAP, Crank 46X33, Sprocket 10-33, Disk Brakes, Wheels Fulcrum Racing, Excellent condition, Low mileage, Asking $3,000, Barry 925-324-5916 text or call
Sidi Wmn Genius size 41/8.7 brand new in box-$175 OBO posted 9/7/23 Sarah 510-773-0077 sarahmliron@me.com
Sidi Wmn Genius size 41/8.7 brand new in box-$175 OBO posted 9/7/23 Sarah 510-773-0077 sarahmliron@me.com
Sidi Wmn Genius size 41/8.7 brand new in box-$175 OBO posted 9/7/23 Sarah 510-773-0077 sarahmliron@me.com
Sidi Wmn Genius size 41/8.7 brand new in box-$175 OBO posted 9/7/23 Sarah 510-773-0077 sarahmliron@me.com
Swiftwick ASPIRE SEVEN Cycling Socks XL Men's shoe sizes 12-15, $11/pair Brand new in original, unopened package. Gary 510-427-1002
Specialized Dolce Elite (2017) 51cm. great for beginner to intermediate rider. rider was 5'1". Carbon forks, Shimano 105, asking $500 OBO. jerinellamas@sbcglobal.net 925-915-9199 text me
Specialized Pro Wmn Road Shoes, Size 8 (38.5 EU), White Road cleats and pedals SPD cleats + adapter Older model, worn 3 times $100 Email: jlsmail@comcast.net
Seven AxiomS Titanium frame, carbon fork 43" seat tube length, 51.5" top tube length (owner is 5'5") Shimano Ultegra components Kysirum K-10 Wheelset Includes rear rack and pa
Specialized Tarmac SL4 Elite(2017) - 56cm Shimano Ultegra 6800, carbon frame/fork Parts: Stock w Armadillo Elite 25mm tires $1200 OBO John Basalyga 925-200-2440
Orbea Orca w/Shimano Ultegra components, frame size 54. Price $1,000 Text 408-687-2508 or email me mablancospo@gmail.com
2021 Specialized Aethos Pro 56 cm Excellent condition Full add on EBay $6250 David Clay 209-890-6555
How about a present for someone? Best offer takes this $2000 bike home. Contact me at 213-509-0078 or laladams@comcast.net.
2014 Time Fluidity L. 50 cm. All Dura Ace. https://cycling-passion.com/time-2014-collection/ Contact Dan Fritz, 510-735-7123, bluesharp@comcast.net $2000. Call or text/email for more info.
Great offering-well loved/maintained Santana Tandem w/carrier! Steel frame (25" from top bar), 9speed Ultegra shifters,40 spoke rims,700x25 tires. Asking $1,500. Contact Neil Michelfelder 510-797-6458
Description including model, size, price ... Contact info:phone and/or email Date posted Character limit:200

VSBC Annual Birthday Party/BBQ

When: Saturday, August 3rd

Where: Kolb Park Picnic Area Dublin

Register Here


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Mt. Diablo Bike Turnouts Ceremony

***DATE CHANGE***

You're Invited to participate in a Historic Event to Celebrate 22 New Bike Turnouts on Mount Diablo!

DATE: Saturday, August 24 at 11am at Curry Point. More details to follow...

Ride, hike or drive.  Wear your cycling kit for another Historic Event and Group Photo. The Bike Turnouts are dedicated to Joe Shami "Legend of Mount Diablo."

ALL of the money raised ($755,793.48) will go for Bike Turnouts! There will be 9 Bike Turnouts constructed on Southgate Rd, 4 on Summit Rd, and 9 on Northgate Rd. For a total of 67 Bike Turnouts on Mount Diablo! 

Thank You for All your Donations and Amazing Support!

2024 Membership New/Renewal 

2024 Family and Individual Memberships for both renewals and new members will be available on December 1st!

 Club Memberships are for a calendar year and run from January 1st to December 31st. 


Discounted (50% savings) memberships from July 1st until November 1st. 

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.

Keep in Touch with the VS List

Club members, subscribe to vslist so you're alerted to additional rides, ride changes, road issues, club socials, bikes/gear for sale, etc.


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 Club was founded in August, 1971. Membership has grown from 81 active members in 1972 to ~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:


Valley Spokesmen Racing Team
Check out all the action of the VS Racing Team


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. Check the ride calendar for Feather Pedal "friendly" rides.


VSBC Castelli Club Clothing Store

 Club Clothing (limited inventory)

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