Guides and Trips

Trips
Start at Livermore Cyclery in Dublin Photo
Iron Horse trail Photo
Housing Dev. on Norris Canyon Photo
Iron Horse trail in Dublin Photo
Thursday Cond. Ride from Dublin
by prathmann on Jul 31, 2014
30 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride held on Tues. and Thurs. starting at the Dublin location of Livermore Cyclery and following various routes.
Start at Central Park Photo
Blackhawk hill Photo
Short regroup at Athenian School Photo
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San Ramon - Diablo Junction - WC loop
by prathmann on Jul 30, 2014
Road biking | 42 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride held every other Wednesday starting at San Ramon Central Park and heading up to the Mt. Diablo Junction, then down into Walnut Creek and returning via Alamo and Danville.
Starting out on Amador Valley Blvd. Photo
Iron Horse trail Photo
at Alcosta crossing Photo
Dougherty Photo
Tuesday Cond. Ride from Dublin
by prathmann on Jul 29, 2014
Road biking | 28 miles
Valley Spokesmen conditioning ride held on Tues. and Thurs. mornings from the Dublin location of Livermore Cyclery.
Start at Central Park Photo
Dougherty Rd. Photo
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Fallon Photo
Even Monday ride from San Ramon
by prathmann on Jul 28, 2014
Road biking | 43 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride held on even-numbered Mondays from San Ramon Central Park and heading over to Livermore before returning through Pleasanton and Dublin.
Start at Central Park Photo
Alcosta Photo
Slight rain shower (in July!) on the Dougherty trail Photo
Windemere Photo
San Ramon - Dublin - Country Club loop
by prathmann on Jul 27, 2014
San Ramon, California, United States
Road biking | 41 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at San Ramon Central Park and meandering through various neighborhoods in Dublin, Blackhawk, Alamo, and Danville.  Along the way we passed through the Bridges, Blackhawk, Diablo, and Roundhill golf courses.
Starting down Norris Canyon Rd. Photo
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Lafayette-Moraga trail Photo
Terminus station of the California-Nevada Railroad Photo
San Ramon - Orinda - Castro Valley loop
by prathmann on Jul 26, 2014
Road biking | 54 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at San Ramon Central Park, heading up to Walnut Creek and then over to Orinda where we had our first Starbucks refreshment stop.  We then climbed to Moraga and then up Pinehurst and Redwood Rds. into Castro Valley for our second Starbucks stop before returning via Dublin Canyon, Schaefer Ranch, and Dublin rds.
Start at Central Park Photo
Old Ranch Photo
Regroup at Windemere Pkwy. Photo
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Odd Friday Ride from San Ramon
by prathmann on Jul 25, 2014
32 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride held on odd-numbered Fridays from San Ramon's Central Park.
Start at Union City BART station Photo
Alameda Creek trail Photo
Stop at Don Edwards National Wildlife Center Photo
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Union City - Palo Alto ride
by prathmann on Jul 23, 2014
Road biking | 48 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at the Union City BART station and taking the Alameda Creek trail to the Coyote Hills area.  We then crossed the Dumbarton Bridge and continued through Menlo Park and Palo Alto into the Arastradero Preserve.  Returning to Palo Alto we stopped at The Prolific Oven bakery for lunch before recrossing the Dumbarton and heading back to the BART station.
Start at end of Hemme Ave. Photo
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Heading up the Ringtail Cat trail Photo
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Las Trampas loop hike
by prathmann on Jul 22, 2014
Hiking | 7.9 miles
Outing of the Tuesday U-Turn hiking group in Las Trampas Regional Wilderness.  We started from the trailhead at the end of Hemme Ave. in Danville and took the Ringtail Cat, Madrone, and Corduroy Hills trails to the top of Eagle Pk. before continuing on the Las Trampas Ridge, Calaveras Ridge, Sulphur Springs, and Del Amigo trails to Tao House National Historic Site where we stopped for snacks.  Our return was on the...
Start at Central Park Photo
Iron Horse trail through Walnut Creek Photo
Treat Ave. overpass Photo
Stop at Starbucks in Pleasant Hill Photo
San Ramon - Pigs & Bears Ride
by prathmann on Jul 21, 2014
Road biking | 57 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at San Ramon Central Park and heading north through Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill to Alhambra Valley Rd.  This took us up 'Pig Farm Hill' and from there we took Bear Creek Rd. (3 Bears Hills) to San Pablo Dam Rd. and into Orinda for a refreshment stop.  Our return was along the bike path to Lafayette and back along the Blvd.
Dublin - Moraga Loop ride
by prathmann on Jul 20, 2014
Road biking | 46 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at Shannon Center in Dublin and riding over Dublin Grade to Castro Valley, up Redwood and Pinehurst into Moraga and back via Lafayette and the Blvd. through Danville and San Ramon.
Ride start at Crank-2 Photo
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South on Calaveras Photo
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Feather Pedals ride from Crank-2 to Calaveras
by prathmann on Jul 19, 2014
Road biking | 50 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride by our Feather Pedals group.  Starting at the Crank-2 bicycle shop in south Pleasanton we rode down to Sunol and continued to the Calaveras Reservoir.  Our return route was similar but slightly to the east.
Starting out from Fallon Sports Park Photo
Collier Canyon and Carneal Photo
Rest stop at Peet's in Livermore Photo
Bike path along Jack London Photo
Even-Friday ride from Fallon Park, Dublin
by prathmann on Jul 18, 2014
Road biking | 50 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride held on even-numbered Fridays starting at Dublin's Fallon Sports Park and heading out to Livermore.
Start at MacDonald Staging Area Photo
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McDonald Staging to Bort Meadow hike
by prathmann on Jul 17, 2014
Hiking | 7.4 miles
East Bat Casual Hikers outing starting at the MacDonald Staging Area on Redwood Rd. and going to the Bort Meadow area.  We then took a loop on the Buckeye, Goldenrod, Ranch, and Grass Valley trails before returning by our original path.
Start at Central Park Photo
Blackhawk Rd. Photo
Regroup at Athenian School Photo
Junction Ranger Station Photo
San Ramon - Diablo Junction - WC loop
by prathmann on Jul 16, 2014
Road biking | 42 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride held every other Wednesday from San Ramon Central Park to the Diablo Junction and then down to Walnut Creek.  After refreshments at Sweet Affair we return via the Blvd. through Alamo and Danville.
Starting from the Dublin location of Livermore Cyclery Photo
Bike lane to W. Dublin BART Photo
Zipping through the BART parking structure Photo
W. Dublin BART station Photo
Tuesday Cond. Ride from Dublin
by prathmann on Jul 15, 2014
Road biking | 28 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride held on Tuesdays.  We start at the Dublin location of Livermore Cyclery and today we headed south to Verona Bridge and then returned through Pleasanton with a stop at Peet's Coffee on Hopyard.
Start at Central Park Photo
Wedgewood Photo
Iron Horse trail Photo
Jack London Photo
Even Monday ride from San Ramon
by prathmann on Jul 14, 2014
Road biking | 41 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride held on even-numbered Mondays starting at San Ramon Central Park and usually heading over to Livermore, Pleasanton, and Dublin.
Start at Shannon Center Photo
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Starting up Dublin Grade Photo
Sunnyslope overpass of I-580 Photo
Dublin - Castro Valley - Cull Canyon Ride
by prathmann on Jul 13, 2014
Road biking | 40 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at Shannon Center in Dublin and heading over Dublin Grade to Castro Valley with an excursion into the Palomares Hills area via Sunnyslope Ave.  From there we went north on Cull Canyon to the end of the public road and returned to Castro Valley for a stop at Bodi's Coffee before returning to Dublin.
Start at Ohlone College Photo
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Circling and numbering - 43 in our group today Photo
Starting up Photo
Full Moon Hike on Mission Peak
by prathmann on Jul 13, 2014
Fremont, California, United States
Hiking | 7.4 miles
East Bay Casual Hikers outing starting at Ohlone College and hiking up to the summit of Mission Peak in the evening to see the sunset and moonrise on a full-moon night.
1st regroup at Dublin Hills Park Photo
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Climbing Redwood Rd. Photo
Dublin to Oakland Zoo ride
by prathmann on Jul 12, 2014
Road biking | 52 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at Shannon Center and riding out to the Oakland Zoo via Castro Valley, Redwood, Skyline, and Golf Links roads.  Our return was past Lake Chabot back into Castro Valley and then back to the start the way we came.

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