Ride Calendar-Upcoming events

13 Apr 2024 6:00 AM • Las Positas College - Livermore, CA
13 Apr 2024 8:00 AM • Las Positas College, 3033 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore, CA
14 Apr 2024 (MDT) • Solvang, CA
14 Apr 2024 9:00 AM • Ernie Rodrigues Softball Fields, 1505 S Livermore Ave, Livermore
14 Apr 2024 1:00 PM • Wells Middle School, 6800 Penn Drive, Dublin, CA

In Memoriam Karen Kaiser

Sadness and accolades have poured out since Karen Kaiser, Board member and the most helpful cyclist extraordinaire, died on Tuesday, February 27th. Karen did a lot for Valley Spokesmen. For years, she organized and led many of the Monday and Wednesday Heather Farm rides, as well as leading multiple bike trips (San Diego, Tucson, British Columbia, Erie Canal). She was an organizer for the Mt. Diablo Challenge and served on the Valley Spokesmen Board of Directors.

A memorial ride in honor of Karen is planned for Monday, May 6th at 9 am from Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, 399 Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek. A celebration of her life will follow with pizza and drinks (suggested donation $5) on the church patio with time for friends to share tributes to Karen. 

Stay tuned for additional details in the VSBC Event Calendar 

NorCal Bike Ride Calendar

4/13Cinderella ClassicLivermore40/62/95 mi
4/13Tierra Bella San Jose30/50/74/101 mi 
4/13Bike Around the Buttes Sutter20/40/70/100 mi
4/18-21 Sea OtterMonterey 
4/20Wildflower Century Creston35/52/80 mi
4/21Primavera Fremont25/63/100 mi
4/28Chico Wildflower Chico12-125 mi
5/4 Wine CountrySanta Rosa 34/63/100 mi
5/4Delta CenturyLodi26/67/100 mi
5/5Grizzly Peak Century Moraga30/50/75/100 mi
5/18Tour Delle Vigne Lodi30/60/100k
5/18-19Siskiyou Scenic Bicycle Tour
Yreka21/40/67/104 mi
5/19Strawberry Fields ForeverWatsonville30/67/100 mi
5/25-2611th Annual Art of Survival Century

Malin, OR

Tulelake, CA

48/62/100 mi 
6/01Gold Country ChallengeGrass Valley35/55/75/100 mi
6/02Sequoia 2024Los Altos Hills, CA38/62/72/100 mi

48th Cinderella Classic/Challenge & Lite

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Early spring is the perfect time to ride through the beautiful rolling hills of the San Francisco Bay's Tri-Valley area. There are 3 beautiful all new routes to choose from - 63 mile Classic route, 93 mile Challenge route, and a 40 mile Lite route. All routes have full SAG support should you need any assistance, fully staffed rest stops stocked with food and drinks, and a delicious lunch at the end of the ride. We encourage mother and daughter teams and even grandmother teams! 

So leave your Prince Charming at home, or better yet, have him  Volunteer  so you and your friends can enjoy a special day!

Pre- Registration Closed-Same Day Registration available at LPC

 

Join Us at the VSBC Swap Meet

Get rid of your excess bike gear

or look for that special deal.

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Hours:  1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION

Wells Middle School

6800 Penn Drive

Dublin, CA 94568


ANY QUESTIONS, CALL BONNIE - 925-828-5299

Mt. Diablo Bike Turnouts Ceremony

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

DATE: Saturday, July 20th 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!

VSBC Marketplace

(Click on the link above) (Members only)

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
Crankbrothers Candy 2 Silver. Some scuffs, but good working order. $40 OBO. Contact Chris Sumner Text: 816-738-5213 Email: sumnercwjc@gmail.com
Crankbrothers Candy 2 black. Some scuffs, but good working order. $35 OBO. Contact Chris Sumner Text: 816-738-5213 Email: sumnercwjc@gmail.com
Crankbrothers Candy 7 black. Some scuffs, but good working order. Bearings recently serviced $475 OBO. Contact Chris Sumner Text: 816-738-5213 Email: sumnercwjc@gmail.com
Womens Terry bike seat. Like new, tried once, didn't fit me well, got busy and waited too long to return. Asking $60 obo. Located in Livermore. Laurel Ng 510- 366-8224. 4/1/2023. LGRN4kids@gmail.com
Brand New TALON 29 4 L TREKKING GREEN GIANT BIKE WITH ADJUSTABLE KICKSTAND Bought, but due to ongoing illness not able to use. NEW - EXCELLENT CONDITION not a scratch on it. $510.00
Sturdy, Racor 4 Bike Rack, lightly used, $75 OBO Frank, fmarotto@gmail.com, reposted Aug 1 www.amazon.com/dp/B000PGXLDC/ref=sr_1_3?m=A2EJCTH67GJMT3&s=merchant-items&ie=UTF8&qid=1542837300
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
Gore C3 Infinum Jacket XXL, $79. Brand new in original, unopened package. Gary 510-427-1002
5' (60") Cinch Lock, Never Used. $34 Gary 510-427-1002
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
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
Description including model, size, price ... Contact info:phone and/or email Date posted Character limit:200

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 start on July 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.

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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:


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)

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

VS/Sock Guy 

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