Ride Calendar-Upcoming events

06 Feb 2023 9:00 AM • Heather Farm Park - No. San Carlos Dr., Walnut Creek
06 Feb 2023 10:00 AM • Shannon Park in Dublin
08 Feb 2023 9:00 AM • Heather Farm Park - No. San Carlos Dr., Walnut Creek
08 Feb 2023 10:00 AM • Mt Diablo
10 Feb 2023 9:30 AM • Sycamore Valley Park at Camino Tassajara and Holbrook DriveCreekside Ave

Erie Canalway Tour - Sept 12-23

400 miles, 12 days - Buffalo to AlbanyGreat American Bike Tours calls this ride "pure cycling ecstasy" offering over 400 miles of cycling along the Historic Erie Canal with dozens of lovely lift bridges, aqueducts, locks, canal parks and more. We need 20 people to sign up for this trip to meet the minimum deposit with Great American Bike Tours and confirm the date. 

Click on the link above for more information

Sunol to Paso Robles - April 19-21

Sign up now for the VSBC sponsored 3 day Sunol to Paso Robles ride scheduled for April 19th-21st.  

Click on the link above for more information.   


2023 Election Results

Election of 2023 VSBC Executive Board Directors and Officers was announced at the at Quarterly Meeting.

The election results are:

President: Satish Sathe

Vice President: Randy Simpson

Treasurer: Don Carpenter

Recording Secretary: Jennifer Murov                     

Corresponding Secretary: Bonnie Powers

Communications Coordinator: Sharon Zhang

Ride Chairmen: Kris Yost & Terry Cunningham

Event Director: Ken Hernandez


Congratulations to the members of the 2023 Executive Board.

A special thanks to Julie Uher and David Glazer

for their past service.


Jim Duncan Memorial Bench

VSBC/VSRT Members, 

First and foremost, I wanted to reach out and personally thank you all for your generous donations towards the Jim Duncan Memorial Bench. Your support will allow us to place a bench at the Mount Diablo Junction Ranger Station. My hope is the bench will serve as a quiet reminder of those gone, but not forgotten, and offer us a place to sit and reflect in one of the most beautiful places we call home.

To that end, we are closing the donations, as the bench has been ordered and if all goes as planned, we should see delivery around mid-February.

Additionally, we are working on a dedication ceremony.  More details to follow, in that regard, but as a heads up, we have a tentative date of March 26, 2023, weather permitting.  

Thanks again for your support!

 Sincerely,

 Mary Hernandez, VSBC Member

Disclaimer: The bench pictured above is being used as a placeholder. Actual bench may be different.


2023 Membership Renewal

Family and Individual Memberships for for both renewals and new members are available now!

Cinderella Classic Registration/Information

Cinderella is on schedule for April 15th. Registration for the 47th Annual Cinderella Classic/Challenge is OPEN! There are three routes (30/62/100 miles) available.

Click on the link above for more information.

Cinderella Classic Volunteers Signup

It is time to sign up to help the club pull off the 47th Cinderella Classic and Challenge womens only bike event by volunteering to help on ride day. Feel free to share this link with friends, neighbors, ride partners.  https://signup.com/go/ZPvfBKG

VSBC Castelli Club Clothing Store

 Club Clothing (limited inventory)

VSBC Marketplace

(Click on the link above) (Members only)

Specialized Shoes SPD - Good shape. Size 11. Too small for me. $30 email: jdarsf@gmail.com
Specialized Shoes SPD - Good shape. Size 11. Too small for me. $30 email: jdarsf@gmail.com
Specialized Shoes SPD - Good shape. Size 11. Too small for me. $30 email: jdarsf@gmail.com
Size: US 13.5-15.0, EU 48-50 $30 Gary - HappyAccidental@yahoo.com
Felt ZW High Performance Female Specific Geometry, Size Medium, Carbon bike. $1,000 OBO. Contact Mark at mnhickmott@yahoo.com.
Felt ZW High Performance Female Specific Geometry, Size Medium, Carbon bike. $1,000 OBO. Contact Mark at mnhickmott@yahoo.com.
Felt ZW High Performance Female Specific Geometry, Size Medium, Carbon bike. $1,000 OBO. Contact Mark at mnhickmott@yahoo.com.
Felt ZW High Performance Female Specific Geometry, Size Medium, Carbon bike. $1,000 OBO. Contact Mark at mnhickmott@yahoo.com.
Felt ZW High Performance Female Specific Geometry, Size Medium, Carbon bike. $1,000 OBO. Contact Mark at mnhickmott@yahoo.com.
Felt ZW High Performance Female Specific Geometry, Size Medium, Carbon bike. $1,000 OBO. Contact Mark at mnhickmott@yahoo.com.
Felt ZW High Performance Female Specific Geometry, Size Medium, Carbon bike. $1,000 OBO. Contact Mark at mnhickmott@yahoo.com.
Felt ZW High Performance Female Specific Geometry, Size Medium, Carbon bike. $1,000 OBO. Contact Mark at mnhickmott@yahoo.com.
Women's XS Voler Drytech Tank. Brand new! 3 for $60. Retail $35 each. lianewong24@gmail.com, 415-713-6995.https://store.voler.com/collections/womens-base-layers/products/1020f37?variant=40002649686206
1985 Fiori Roma Street Racer $200 Tuned and updated in 2019 at Mikes Bikes Chromoly double butted 54cm frame. New aluminum XRims 630x18w. Shimano 600 components. Bob Benz 707-246-7675/rbenz@mkai
Gore C3 Infinum Jacket XXL, $129. Gary HappyAccidental@yahoo.com
5' (60") Cinch Lock, Never Used. $35 Gary -HappyAccidental@yahoo.com
Tern Link D8 2012 IT FOLDS! Tern folder with lockable travel case. Great shape. Price for bike and case $800 (orig. cost bike $1250, case $300) Lori 510-816-3399 Lori@LJLewis.com (11/23)
The case for the Tern Link D8 folder
Tern Link D8 2012 folder with lockable travel case. Price for bike and case $800 (orig. cost bike $1250, case $300) Lori 510-816-3399 Lori@LJLewis.com (11/23)
Tern Link D8 2012 Tern folder with lockable travel case. Not used for 6 years. Great shape. Price for bike and case $800 (orig. cost bike $1250, case $300) Lori 510-816-3399 Lori@LJLewis.com (11/23)
Tern Link D8 2012 Tern folder with lockable travel case. Not used for 6 years. Great shape. Price for bike and case $800 (orig. cost bike $1250, case $300) Lori 510-816-3399 Lori@LJLewis.com (11/23)
My neighbor is looking for front Fulcrum Racing 5 C17 rim 700/29 He accidentally ran his over. If need be he would consider a F/R set. Joe 925 997 4541
Travel Trac 3 Folding Bicycle Trainer. Fluid resistance. In very good condition. $30 Dana Edwards 510-394-7592 Posted 10-20-2022
Giant SLR 0 65mm Centerlock Disc Aero Wheelset $750 for the club Email dcheung@mooworld.org .. or .. Text 415-517-4840 for details! Posted 10AUG 2022
Giant SLR 0 65mm Centerlock Disc Aero Wheelset $750 for the club Email dcheung@mooworld.org .. or .. Text 415-517-4840 for details! Posted 10AUG 2022
Giant SLR 0 65mm Centerlock Disc Aero Wheelset $750 for the club Email dcheung@mooworld.org .. or .. Text 415-517-4840 for details! Posted 10AUG 2022
Giant SLR 0 65mm Centerlock Disc Aero Wheelset $750 for the club Email dcheung@mooworld.org .. or .. Text 415-517-4840 for details! Posted 10AUG 2022
Giant SLR 0 65mm Centerlock Disc Aero Wheelset $750 for the club Email dcheung@mooworld.org .. or .. Text 415-517-4840 for details! Posted 10AUG 2022
[SOLD] Ascent old school stationary spinner. Very heavy. $20 to member. Scott Noack, snoack321@yahoo.com, 650-533-4439
[SOLD] Stages Power Meter, model SPM-1 for Shimano Ultegra FC-6800, 175mm! I have more photos. eBay price $220, asking $50 for members. Scott, snoack321@yahoo.com, 650-533-4439
2015 Specialized SHIV Carbon with Easton EC 90 Wheelset. 2200 OBO Doreen Wagner 925-998-4193 doreenwag@gmail.com July 4th, 2022
Mountain bike handlebar FREE - text 925-212-8074
2013 Orbea Orca Dama. 51cm. Black & Purple. Full Ultegra 10-spd. Asking $1200. 917-539-5896.
2013 Orbea Orca Dama. 51cm. Black & Purple. Full Ultegra 10-spd. Asking $1200. 917-539-5896.
2013 Orbea Orca Dama. 51cm. Black & Purple. Full Ultegra 10-spd. Asking $1200. 917-539-5896.
2013 Orbea Orca Dama. 51cm. Black & Purple. Full Ultegra 10-spd. Asking $1200. 917-539-5896.
2013 Orbea Orca Dama. 51cm. Black & Purple. Full Ultegra 10-spd. Asking $1200. 917-539-5896.
My friend is selling his Giant SL TCR road bike. He has asked me if I could post them here on the VS member market place. If interested, you can call me at 925-640-3862
Here is another road bike my friend is selling. It is a BMC Team Machine. If interested you can call me at 925-640-3862.
Mavic helmets. New. Size M-L but they are adjustable. Price TBD by you. Bob Heady 925-980-7989
New, US 9, EU 42+. I have many pairs of road and MTB shoes. This is just one pair. They are all the same size but different colors and styles. Price TBD by you. Bob Heady 925-980-7989
Trek Carbon bike, 50 cm, custom paint, ultegra triple gearing. Being serviced now, but available soon. Asking $1,200. contact: Kathy Koos: kathleenkoos@yahoo.com
$800 for both - https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/equipment/cycling-components/bike-wheels/road-bike-wheels/bontrager-aeolus-elite-35-tlr-disc-road-wheel/p/31545/ Slightly used - Celia 925-262-7733
Classic cycling poster 24” x 36”. $5 obo. Janet at jandergard@yahoo.com
Description including model, size, price ... Contact info:phone and/or email Date posted Character limit:200

2023 Memberships are available now!.

Family and Individual Memberships for for both renewals and new members are available now! Club Memberships are for a calendar year and run from January 1st to December 31st. 

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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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:

Mt Diablo weather     

Mt Diablo Weather-Summit                            



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.


      VS/Sock Guy Store Blk/Navy Wool Blend Royal Blue Acrylic 2 Sizes - S/M & L/XL

VS/Sock Guy Store

Note: L/XL Blk/Navy Wool Blend is sold out!



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