Valley Spokesmen Bicycle Club

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The Valley Spokesmen Jersey Design Committee, in conjunction with Dan Carhart (past club President) and Castelli, have developed a new Kit for our club. We've had a lot of input into the final product, we hope it becomes something we will all enjoy wearing in the coming years. Castelli is an Italian company with European sizing. Unless you are certain of the size you require, we highly recommend you drop in to one of our Kit Fit Sizing Events. Sizes range from S-5XL. Andrew Nelson, our Castelli representative, will be at the 2 Events to answer any questions you may have about the clothing line! 

Kit Fit Sizing Events

January 20 & 21, Sat and Sun
Sports Basement, 1041 Market Pl., San Ramon , 9:15-11:00am

We’ll have coffee and goodies to eat. All clothing items for sale (and sizes) will be available for you to try on. Purchases will be made during a 10 day period through our on-line store link that we will send in a separate email and put on our VS Website under Club Clothing. 

Kit Prices start at: Jersey $52, Shorts $58, Bibshorts $66, Vest $71 (plus tax). AS A SPECIAL BONUS, VS Members will receive a $5.00 per item discount on kit items (Jersey, Shorts/Bibs, Vests) for this first order only. We will also use bulk shipping, which will save additional shipping costs as well. Take advantage of this one time offer and save.

Redeeming Ride Leader Credit

   A maximum of 30 Ride Leader Credits may be redeemed per calendar year.

  • 3 Credits = VS Club Socks
  • 5 Credits = VS Club Membership
  • 6 Credits = VS Club Arm Warmers or Gloves
  • 12 Credits = VS Club Vest
  • 15 Credits = VS Club Jersey or Shorts
  • 20 Credits = $100 gift card at your Local Bike Shop

If you would like to utilize your Ride Host Credit to purchase a Jersey/Short/Bib/Vest, please make your purchase on-line during this 10 day period. Email your receipt (or photo of it) to, you will then be sent a check to be reimbursed for your purchase. Please make sure you have enough host credits to make this purchase The Ride Host credits are listed on the VS website, in the members only section under club mileage.

Orders will only be taken between Jan. 20th-30th, and will only be discounted during this time. 
We hope to see you at Sports Basement this weekend

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. 

2018 Officer and Director Position Voting Results
Below are the results for the 2018 Officer and Director Positions. Out of 471 eligible voters a total of 72 votes were cast. This is approximately 15% of eligible voters cast ballots making this a valid election (the Bylaws require a minimum of 10% for the election to be valid).

        President                Steve Whelan           
        Vice President        Rob Delfosse          
        Treasurer                Don Carpenter 
        Secretary                Kathy Koos        
        Administrative Services Director  Bonnie Powers 
        Cycling Director      Gail Blanco           
        Communications Director            Rebecca Wood  
        Events Director                          Jim Duncan

Thanks to all members who voted in the election, and thanks to the candidates for continuing in their roles.  
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Note:  Current VS email list subscribers who do not renew their annual VS Club Membership by February will be removed from the VS email list.

2018 Cinderella Registration will open on January 24th

2018 Events Calendar

  • Carnival at Rossmoor - March 31
  • Cinderella Challenge - April 14
  • VSRT Wente Road Race - April 29
  • Paso Robles - May 23-25
  • TOSRD - 
  • Mt Diablo Challenge - Oct 7

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
Check out all the action of the VS Racing Team