Guides and Trips

Trips
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.
Start at Central Park Photo
San Ramon Valley Blvd. Photo
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Norris Canyon Photo
Odd Friday Ride from San Ramon
by prathmann on Jul 11, 2014
Road biking | 36 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride held on odd-numbered Fridays and leaving from San Ramon's Central Park with a variety of routes.  Today we headed up to Las Trampas Park at the end of Bollinger Rd. and then meandered through San Ramon and Danville on our way to Cherubini's in Alamo for a refreshment stop.
Start at the Sycamore Ave. Park&Ride lot Photo
Ygnacio Valley overpass Photo
Treat Ave. overpass Photo
Stop at Starbucks in Pleasant Hill Photo
Danville - Pig Farm Hill and the Bears
by prathmann on Jul 09, 2014
Road biking | 57 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at the Sycamore Valley Park&Ride lot in Danville and heading up through Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill to Alhambra Valley rd. and 'Pig Farm Hill' (although the pigs have been gone for decades).  We continued on Bear Creek rd. with the series of climbs designated as 'The Bears' before dropping down to San Pablo Dam rd. which we took into Orinda, site of our refreshment stop at...
Checking the map at the start Photo
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Castle Rock Hike
by prathmann on Jul 08, 2014
Hiking | 6.3 miles
Outing of the Tuesday 'U-Turn' hiking group.  Today's hike started at Castle Rock Park and headed into Diablo State Park using the Stage Rd., Wall Pt. Rd., and Little Yosemite Valley trails.
Camino Tassajara Photo
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Roundhill Photo
Early Bird ride from San Ramon
by prathmann on Jul 07, 2014
Road biking | 41 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride leaving from San Ramon Central Park and first heading down to Dublin and then north through the Windemere development to Tassajara and then on to Danville, Alamo, and the south edge of Walnut Creek.  Our return was down the blvd.
Start at Central Park Photo
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Spinning wheel bike on S. Livermore at Concannon Photo
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1st Sunday ride from San Ramon
by prathmann on Jul 06, 2014
Road biking | 44 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride held on the 1st Sunday of each month starting at San Ramon's Central Park and heading out to Livermore with a few route options.
Start on Ragle Rd. by the park Photo
Wild Flour bakery Photo
Brick oven Photo
Some of the output Photo
Sebastapol Bakery Ride
by prathmann on Jul 05, 2014
Road biking | 44 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at Ragle Park outside Sebastapol and doing a loop to the southwest with stops at the Widl Flour and Tomales bakeries.
Start at Diablo Vista Park Photo
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One flat tire repair at the start Photo
Blackhawk - Orinda - Moraga loop ride
by prathmann on Jul 04, 2014
Road biking | 50 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride on July 4th starting at Diablo Vista Park and riding up to Orinda for a stop at Theater Square before continuing to Moraga and returning along the Blvd.
Start at Bear Creek Staging Area Photo
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Cattle herding area Photo
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Briones Park to Russel Pk. loop hike
by prathmann on Jul 03, 2014
Hiking | 6.5 miles
East Bay Casual Hikers trip in Briones Regional Park.  Starting at the Bear Creek Staging Area we walked along Old Briones Rd. and Valley Trail up to the Briones Crest Trail, getting the sunniest parts of the hike out of the way early.  We then went south to Russel Peak where we stopped for snacks at the picnic table.  Our return was on the shadier Seaborg and Bear Creek Trails.

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