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Ride Calendar

All rides are rated according to predicted difficulty based on Terrain and Pace. See our Club Ride Ratings for complete info.  Send a request to one of our Ride Coordinators to add your ride to the calendar. Please include: date, start time, starting location, distance, ride rating, brief description, ride with GPS  link or route sheet.

Upcoming events

    • 04 Jan 2018
    • 27 Dec 2018
    • 103 sessions
    • Livermore Cyclery, Dublin

    2-M 20-25 miles

    Note earlier (8:30) start time for remainder of July and August.

    Monday and Thursday morning ride starting at Livermore Cyclery in Dublin (in shopping center at the SW corner of San Ramon Rd. and Amador Valley Blvd.).  Route will be determined by the participants. This is a good ride for someone getting back to riding after a lay off for any reason. Be sure to let me know so I can tailor the ride otherwise you should expect a 14-18 mph pace. This is a social ride involving a Peet's Coffee stop.

    Ride Host: Bob Heady, 925-980-7989.


    • 04 Jun 2018
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • 61 sessions
    • Walnut Creek - Heather Farm (north end)

    8:30 a.m. - MON. & WED. 2-L/M 25-50 miles

    Wendy Cosin and friends will lead a group from Heather Farm every Mon. and Wed. morning. Monday rides will be shorter (25-35 miles) and more leisurely paced. Wednesday rides will be about 35-45 miles at a moderate pace. There will be a coffee or lunch stop on all rides. Meet at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek. Take I-680 to Ygnacio exit and go east; turn left at San Carlos Road into Heather Farm; go 1/3 of a mile and park in the lot by the far ball fields on the right.


    The route will be available at:
    http://ridewithgps.com/users/74695/routes at least 48
    hours before the ride. Be sure to check for the ride listed with the correct date.  Please print your own route sheet.

    Ride host: Wendy Cosin, 510-813-7061.

    • 23 Jul 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Lake Chabot
    Register

    Mountain Bike  8-13 miles

    Lake Chabot Loop - Mountain bike trails. All levels are welcome (lessons available). From I-580 westbound at Castro Valley take the Strobridge Avenue exit; turn right on Strobridge, right on Castro Valley Blvd., and left on Lake Chabot Road., then make a right turn on the road immediately after Arcadian Dr. and follow it up the hill to a free parking lot on the left. Since cell reception in the park is sketchy, please leave a message if you plan to ride. Bring lights. We have demo lights available. 

    Optional dinner afterwards.


    Ride Host: Jane Moorhead, (925) 980-9889/ Bob Heady (925) 980-7989

    • 24 Jul 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • St. Timothy's Church
    Register

    Join us on a ride up Mount Diablo from St. Timothy's Church on Diablo Rd. in Danville, up South Gate and back. These rides are open to all, but are geared toward riders wanting to improve their climbing skills and stamina to participate in the Mount Diablo Challenge on Oct. 7th. All riders are welcomed to join. NO DROP

    St. Timothy's Church is located at 1550 Diablo Rd.

    Ride Hosts-

    Rebecca Wood 925-577-3842

    Chris Pham  925-997-6674

    Marsha Montevago  925-548-8980

    • 25 Jul 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Les Knott Park in Livermore
    Register

    3-B ~ 20 miles 6:30 p.m.

    WAW (Wednesday After Work) is a Wed. evening training ride series leaving from Les Knott Park in Livermore.

    Doug will lead a B paced ride intended to get the heart rate up quickly and keep it there for an hour.  These rides are a good mid-week workout and are generally pretty brisk paced at 17-20 mph.  These are not no drop rides, but routes typically include an out and back or a shortcut option that allows you to catch back on if dropped.  Routes will vary and are usually posted on the calendar 24 hours prior to the ride.

    Meet at the park at 655 N. Mines Rd. (corner of N. Mines and Highland Street in Livermore)

    Ride Host:   Doug Ondricek  (925) 980-2490


    • 26 Jul 2018
    • 5:45 PM
    • 615 Cyclery 3420 Camino Tassajara
    Register

    Every Thursday Evening


    Meet at Six-Fifteen Cyclery

    3430 Camino Tassajara

    Mt. Diablo Hammerfest

    All levels welcome

    3 waves starting at 5:45 - 6:15 pm


    This is a non-VS ride that is offered by 615 Cyclery as training for the Mount Diablo Challenge. Any questions can be answered by calling the store at 925-217-4563.

    • 27 Jul 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • San Ramon Central Park opposite the Market Place on Bollinger Cyn. Rd.
    Register

    2-L/M 25-35 miles

    This Friendly Friday ride will start at Sports Basement and is geared toward the riders who show. ALL riders are welcomed. This is a “no-drop” ride from Sports Basement which is located at 1041 Market Place, one block south of Central Park and the Valero station. ALL riders are welcome.

    Ride Host: Gail Blanco  925-872-1001   gvblanco@aol.com


    • 28 Jul 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Shannon Park
    Register
    Dianne Thompson will cohost with Joseph of Clubsport on July 28...... they will be doing Redwood Road from Shannon park at 8:00 a.m. 

    Ride description and GPS link will be added later.


    • 29 Jul 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Register
    Sunday, July 29 2018
     8:30 - 11:30 am
     Meet: Monte Vista High School Parking Lot (on righthand side near Oak Hill Park)
     3131 Stone Valley Road
     Danville, CA

    Free Climbing and Descending Clinic
    To help cyclists prepare for this year's Diablo Challenge, VS is AGAIN sponsoring an amazing clinic led by Meredith Nielsen, Associate Coach with Wenzel Coaching. It is designed to help you improve your climbing and descending skills on the mountain!   There will be a basic skills presentation and practice for approx. 1 hour, and then we will head over to Southgate Rd. on Mt. Diablo to practice climbing/descending. This is a Valley Spokesmen sponsored Clinic so it is free and limited to 15 participants. To register, send an email to Meredith to reserve your spot.

    Meredith Nielsen
    415-516-0409

    meredithnielsen@wenzelcoaching.com

    THERE IS A WAIT LIST FOR THIS EVENT


    • 30 Jul 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Lake Chabot
    Register

    Mountain Bike  8-13 miles

    Lake Chabot Loop - Mountain bike trails. All levels are welcome (lessons available). From I-580 westbound at Castro Valley take the Strobridge Avenue exit; turn right on Strobridge, right on Castro Valley Blvd., and left on Lake Chabot Road., then make a right turn on the road immediately after Arcadian Dr. and follow it up the hill to a free parking lot on the left. Since cell reception in the park is sketchy, please leave a message if you plan to ride. Bring lights. We have demo lights available. 

    Optional dinner afterwards.


    Ride Host: Jane Moorhead, (925) 980-9889/ Bob Heady (925) 980-7989

    • 31 Jul 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • St. Timothy's Church
    Register

    Join us on a ride up Mount Diablo from St. Timothy's Church on Diablo Rd. in Danville, up South Gate and back. These rides are open to all, but are geared toward riders wanting to improve their climbing skills and stamina to participate in the Mount Diablo Challenge on Oct. 7th. All riders are welcomed to join.

    St. Timothy's Church is located at 1550 Diablo Rd.

    Todays ride we will ride to the Junction, do not rest at Pay Station.

    Ride Hosts-

    Rebecca Wood 925-577-3842

    Chris Pham  925-997-6674

    Marsha Montevago  925-548-8980

    • 01 Aug 2018
    • 12:00 AM
    • Dates/Routes to be determined

    Add names as needed until ride details are solidified


    • 01 Aug 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Les Knott Park in Livermore
    Register

    3-B ~ 20 miles 6:30 p.m.

    WAW (Wednesday After Work) is a Wed. evening training ride series leaving from Les Knott Park in Livermore.

    Doug will lead a B paced ride intended to get the heart rate up quickly and keep it there for an hour.  These rides are a good mid-week workout and are generally pretty brisk paced at 17-20 mph.  These are not no drop rides, but routes typically include an out and back or a shortcut option that allows you to catch back on if dropped.  Routes will vary and are usually posted on the calendar 24 hours prior to the ride.

    Meet at the park at 655 N. Mines Rd. (corner of N. Mines and Highland Street in Livermore)

    Ride Host:   Doug Ondricek  (925) 980-2490


    • 02 Aug 2018
    • TBD
    Register

    Come join us for this series of Summer Time Pub Rides.  Each week we will stage from a different Pub in the Tri-Valley area.  We will ride about 20 miles with varying paces and then fuel up at the pub where we staged from.  All levels are welcome.  Check back for details.

    Ride Host: Kathy Koos, 925-417-0387, 925-963-8506.

    • 02 Aug 2018
    • 5:45 PM
    • 615 Cyclery 3420 Camino Tassajara
    Register

    Every Thursday Evening


    Meet at Six-Fifteen Cyclery

    3430 Camino Tassajara

    Mt. Diablo Hammerfest

    All levels welcome

    3 waves starting at 5:45 - 6:15 pm


    This is a non-VS ride that is offered by 615 Cyclery as training for the Mount Diablo Challenge. Any questions can be answered by calling the store at 925-217-4563.

    • 03 Aug 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • San Ramon Sports Basement
    2-L/m No Drop 25-35 miles


    This Friendly Friday series of rides will start at Sports Basement and be geared toward the riders who show. Sports Basement is located at 1041 Market Place, one block south of Central Park and the Valero station. ALL riders are welcomed! We generally do a coffee shop stop near the end of the ride. (Beginner Friendly)

    Ride Host: Gail Blanco 925-872-1001

    • 05 Aug 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Monte Vista High School
    Register

    This series of Training Rides is geared toward riders wanting to improve climbing skills and endurance to participate in the Mt. Diablo Challenge on Oct. 7th. These rides will start at Monte Vista High School at 3131 Stone Valley Rd. in Danville. All riding levels are welcomed.

    Today's ride will be to Junction, with a rest at the pay station.

    Ride Hosts-

    Rebecca Wood 925-577-3842

    Chris Pham  925-997-6674

    Marsha Montevago  925-548-8980

    • 06 Aug 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Lake Chabot
    Register

    Mountain Bike  8-13 miles

    Lake Chabot Loop - Mountain bike trails. All levels are welcome (lessons available). From I-580 westbound at Castro Valley take the Strobridge Avenue exit; turn right on Strobridge, right on Castro Valley Blvd., and left on Lake Chabot Road., then make a right turn on the road immediately after Arcadian Dr. and follow it up the hill to a free parking lot on the left. Since cell reception in the park is sketchy, please leave a message if you plan to ride. Bring lights. We have demo lights available. 

    Optional dinner afterwards.


    Ride Host: Jane Moorhead, (925) 980-9889/ Bob Heady (925) 980-7989

    • 07 Aug 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • St. Timothy's Church
    Register

    Join us on a ride up Mount Diablo from St. Timothy's Church on Diablo Rd. in Danville, up South Gate and back. These rides are open to all, but are geared toward riders wanting to improve their climbing skills and stamina to participate in the Mount Diablo Challenge on Oct. 7th. All riders are welcomed to join. NO DROP

    St. Timothy's Church is located at 1550 Diablo Rd.

    Ride Hosts-

    Rebecca Wood 925-577-3842

    Chris Pham  925-997-6674

    Marsha Montevago  925-548-8980

    • 08 Aug 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Les Knott Park in Livermore
    Register

    3-B ~ 20 miles 6:30 p.m.

    WAW (Wednesday After Work) is a Wed. evening training ride series leaving from Les Knott Park in Livermore.

    Doug will lead a B paced ride intended to get the heart rate up quickly and keep it there for an hour.  These rides are a good mid-week workout and are generally pretty brisk paced at 17-20 mph.  These are not no drop rides, but routes typically include an out and back or a shortcut option that allows you to catch back on if dropped.  Routes will vary and are usually posted on the calendar 24 hours prior to the ride.

    Meet at the park at 655 N. Mines Rd. (corner of N. Mines and Highland Street in Livermore)

    Ride Host:   Doug Ondricek  (925) 980-2490


    • 09 Aug 2018
    • TBD
    Register

    Come join us for this series of Summer Time Pub Rides.  Each week we will stage from a different Pub in the Tri-Valley area.  We will ride about 20 miles with varying paces and then fuel up at the pub where we staged from.  All levels are welcome.  Check back for details.

    Ride Host: Kathy Koos, 925-417-0387, 925-963-8506.

    • 09 Aug 2018
    • 5:45 PM
    • 615 Cyclery 3420 Camino Tassajara
    Register

    Every Thursday Evening


    Meet at Six-Fifteen Cyclery

    3430 Camino Tassajara

    Mt. Diablo Hammerfest

    All levels welcome

    3 waves starting at 5:45 - 6:15 pm


    This is a non-VS ride that is offered by 615 Cyclery as training for the Mount Diablo Challenge. Any questions can be answered by calling the store at 925-217-4563.

    • 09 Aug 2018
    • 13 Mar 2019
    • 7 sessions
    • Bonnie Power's House
    Executive Board Meeting held on the 2nd Wed. of each month.


    Executive Board Meeting at the home of Bob
    and Bonnie Powers, 6640 Spruce Lane in Dublin at 7:00 p.m. Take San Ramon Road to Amador Valley Blvd; go east; turn right onto York Drive; turn right onto Spruce Lane

    • 10 Aug 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Sports Basement, 1041 Market Place, San Ramon
    Register

    2-L/M 25-35 miles

    This Friendly Friday ride will start at Sports Basement and is geared toward the riders (and the leader) who let me know their preference. This is a “no-drop” ride from Sports Basement which is located at 1041 Market Place, one block south of Central Park and the Valero station. ALL riders are welcome. 

    Today's ride will head down the Iron Horse into Pleasanton and then we'll loop through Livermore including the trails along Jack London and the Arroyo and Holdener trails before returning on the Iron Horse.

    Route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26842214

    Ride Host: Terry Cunningham, mailto:terrycun@ymail.com


    • 11 Aug 2018
    • 9:30 AM
    Register

    VALLEY SPOKESMEN’S ANNUAL RIDE AND BBQ

     Come join us in celebrating over 47 years of fun, memories, and friendship at our annual BBQ

    Date:     August 11, 2018

    Time:     Bike ride begins at 9:30

    Where:    1864 Sannita Ct.,                    

     BBQ follows the ride

    We have two ride options before the BBQ.  See the routes below.

    If you don't want to ride, then come enjoy the BBQ and festivities!! Bring spouses!!

    While there is no cost, please register for the event so we know how many supplies to get.

    REGISTER for this on the link to the left. You may register yourself and a guest as well. Registration is a must so that you will have gate access to Ruby Hills.

    Hope you can make it!

    Kathy Koos 

    925-417-0387 
    925-963-8506

    kathleenkoos@yahoo.com

    • 13 Aug 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Lake Chabot
    Register

    Mountain Bike  8-13 miles

    Lake Chabot Loop - Mountain bike trails. All levels are welcome (lessons available). From I-580 westbound at Castro Valley take the Strobridge Avenue exit; turn right on Strobridge, right on Castro Valley Blvd., and left on Lake Chabot Road., then make a right turn on the road immediately after Arcadian Dr. and follow it up the hill to a free parking lot on the left. Since cell reception in the park is sketchy, please leave a message if you plan to ride. Bring lights. We have demo lights available. 

    Optional dinner afterwards.


    Ride Host: Jane Moorhead, (925) 980-9889/ Bob Heady (925) 980-7989

    • 14 Aug 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • St. Timothy's Church
    Register

    Join us on a ride up Mount Diablo from St. Timothy's Church on Diablo Rd. in Danville, up South Gate and back. These rides are open to all, but are geared toward riders wanting to improve their climbing skills and stamina to participate in the Mount Diablo Challenge on Oct. 7th. All riders are welcomed to join.

    St. Timothy's Church is located at 1550 Diablo Rd.

    Today's ride- we will ride to Juniper with a rest at the Junction.

    Ride Hosts-

    Rebecca Wood 925-577-3842

    Chris Pham  925-997-6674

    Marsha Montevago  925-548-8980

    As the daylight shortens, the ride time will move to an earlier start.

    • 15 Aug 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Les Knott Park in Livermore
    Register

    3-B ~ 20 miles 6:30 p.m.

    WAW (Wednesday After Work) is a Wed. evening training ride series leaving from Les Knott Park in Livermore.

    Doug will lead a B paced ride intended to get the heart rate up quickly and keep it there for an hour.  These rides are a good mid-week workout and are generally pretty brisk paced at 17-20 mph.  These are not no drop rides, but routes typically include an out and back or a shortcut option that allows you to catch back on if dropped.  Routes will vary and are usually posted on the calendar 24 hours prior to the ride.

    Meet at the park at 655 N. Mines Rd. (corner of N. Mines and Highland Street in Livermore)

    Ride Host:   Doug Ondricek  (925) 980-2490


    • 16 Aug 2018
    • 5:45 PM
    • 615 Cyclery 3420 Camino Tassajara
    Register

    Every Thursday Evening


    Meet at Six-Fifteen Cyclery

    3430 Camino Tassajara

    Mt. Diablo Hammerfest

    All levels welcome

    3 waves starting at 5:45 - 6:15 pm


    This is a non-VS ride that is offered by 615 Cyclery as training for the Mount Diablo Challenge. Any questions can be answered by calling the store at 925-217-4563.

    • 17 Aug 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • San Ramon Sports Basement
    2-L/m No Drop 25-35 miles


    This Friendly Friday series of rides will start at Sports Basement and be geared toward the riders who show. Sports Basement is located at 1041 Market Place, one block south of Central Park and the Valero station. ALL riders are welcomed! We generally do a coffee shop stop near the end of the ride. (Beginner Friendly)

    Ride Host: Gail Blanco 925-872-1001

    • 18 Aug 2018

    TBD - 60 Miles


    Ride Host: Kathy Koos

    • 18 Aug 2018
    • TBD

    Details TBD

    • 19 Aug 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Monte Vista High School
    Register

    This series of Training Rides is geared toward riders wanting to improve climbing skills and endurance to participate in the Mt. Diablo Challenge on Oct. 7th. These rides will start at Monte Vista High School at 3131 Stone Valley Rd. in Danville. All riding levels are welcomed.

    Today's ride will be to Juniper, with a rest at the Junction.

    Ride Hosts-

    Rebecca Wood 925-577-3842

    Chris Pham  925-997-6674

    Marsha Montevago  925-548-8980

    • 20 Aug 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Lake Chabot
    Register

    Mountain Bike  8-13 miles

    Lake Chabot Loop - Mountain bike trails. All levels are welcome (lessons available). From I-580 westbound at Castro Valley take the Strobridge Avenue exit; turn right on Strobridge, right on Castro Valley Blvd., and left on Lake Chabot Road., then make a right turn on the road immediately after Arcadian Dr. and follow it up the hill to a free parking lot on the left. Since cell reception in the park is sketchy, please leave a message if you plan to ride. Bring lights. We have demo lights available. 

    Optional dinner afterwards.


    Ride Host: Jane Moorhead, (925) 980-9889/ Bob Heady (925) 980-7989

    • 21 Aug 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Alamo (Livermore Cycles)180 Alamo Plaza Ste. C (NW corner of Stone Valley & Danville Blvd.)
    Register

    Training series for the Mt. Diablo Challenge (Oct. 7th) sponsored by Livermore Cyclery in Alamo.  Repeats every Tuesday morning until the event.  Note that these are not 'official' Valley Spokesmen rides but are listed since they are in support of our event.

    Meet at the shop at 7:45am, roll at 8am.  We go to the Junction and then on to Juniper.  Pace is easy.  Anyone interested, please email Vali Holroyd at Vali@livermorecyclery.com

    • 21 Aug 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • St. Timothy's Church
    Register

    Join us on a ride up Mount Diablo from St. Timothy's Church on Diablo Rd. in Danville, up South Gate and back. These rides are open to all, but are geared toward riders wanting to improve their climbing skills and stamina to participate in the Mount Diablo Challenge on Oct. 7th. All riders are welcomed to join. NO DROP

    St. Timothy's Church is located at 1550 Diablo Rd.

    Ride Hosts-

    Rebecca Wood 925-577-3842

    Chris Pham  925-997-6674

    Marsha Montevago  925-548-8980

    • 22 Aug 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Les Knott Park in Livermore
    Register