Guides and Trips

Trips
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Starting out on 1st loop Photo
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Old orchard trees chopped down Photo
Progressive Dinner Ride
by prathmann on Oct 19, 2014
Road biking | 40 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride staged at the home of one of our member families.  We have a series of rides in the area around their home and in between rides have various courses of a dinner - soup, salad, main entree, and dessert.
Start at Central Park Photo
Davona Photo
Dougherty trail Photo
Tassajara Photo
Feather Pedals monthly ride from San Ramon
by prathmann on Oct 18, 2014
Road biking | 30 miles
Feather Pedals monthly ride starting at San Ramon Central Park and heading south to Dublin before turning NE up to Blackhawk and continuing through the Diablo Country Club and the El Pintado hill on our way to Danville.
Start at Central Park Photo
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Tareyton Ave. Photo
Path along Dougherty Photo
Odd Friday Ride from San Ramon
by prathmann on Oct 17, 2014
Road biking | 32 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride.
Ygnacio Valley overpass on Iron Horse trail Photo
Passing war memorial in Lafayette Photo
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At Sundown Terr. and Happy Valley Photo
Heather Farm - Happy Valley - Orinda
by prathmann on Oct 15, 2014
San Ramon, California, United States
Road biking | 49 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at Heather Farm in Walnut Creek and heading over to Lafayette and then up Happy Valley and Sundown/Dale/Lombardy/Miner into Orinda.  After refreshments at Theater Square we returned via the trail along Hwy. 24 and through Lafayette.  The track shown here also includes my ride to/from the ride from my home in San Ramon.
Starting from Martinez Waterfront Park Photo
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Passing the Rodeo refinery Photo
View of Zampa Bridge Photo
Two Bridges Ride - Carquinez Strait
by prathmann on Oct 04, 2014
Martinez, California, United States
Road biking | 42 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at the Martinez Waterfront and riding a clockwise loop around the Carquinez Strait area.  Along the way we climbed Pig Farm Hill on Alhambra Valley Rd., rode through Pinole, Hercules, Rodeo, and Crockett on our way to the Zampa bridge which took us to Vallejo.  From there we continued on Columbus Pkwy. and Lake Herman Rd. to the north end of Benicia and finished by crossing the...
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Sleeping Bear Pt. trail hike
by prathmann on Sep 27, 2014
Hiking | 2.6 miles
Hike of this short loop trail in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Deerfield Park 'beach' area Photo
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Chippewa river from Lewis Pontiac bridge Photo
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Mount Pleasant to Deerfield Park
by prathmann on Sep 08, 2014
Road biking | 17.1 miles
Ride from Mt. Pleasant over to Deerfield Park and then ride on some of the park trails.
RR and water stop at Bay Trees park Photo
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Redwood Rd. past the Willows golf course Photo
Regroup at Marciel Gate Photo
San Ramon - Moraga - Orinda loop
by prathmann on Aug 23, 2014
San Ramon, California, United States
Road biking | 52 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at San Ramon Central Park and making a loop through Castro Valley, Moraga, Orinda, Lafayette, Alamo, and Danville.
Starting out from Livermore Cyclery in Dublin Photo
SRVB Photo
Along Bollinger Canyon Rd. Photo
At Las Trampas staging area Photo
Thursday Cond. Ride from Dublin
by prathmann on Aug 21, 2014
Road biking | 25 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at the Dublin location of Livermore Cyclery and with various routes.  Today we headed out to Las Trampas at the end of Bollinger Canyon Rd. and then had a refreshment stop at Peet's.
Starting out down San Ramon Rd. Photo
RR stop at Dublin Hills Park Photo
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Eden Canyon Photo
San Ramon - Eden and Cull Canyons
by prathmann on Aug 20, 2014
Road biking | 45 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at San Ramon's Central Park and heading over the Dublin Grade via Schaefer Ranch.  We then did two out-and-back climbs of Eden and Cull Canyon rds. before returning to Castro Valley for refreshments at Bodi's Java and then heading back over the Dublin Grade to San Ramon.
Start at Olympic staging area Photo
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Climb on Reliez Valley Rd. Photo
at the top Photo
Pig Farm Hill and the Three Bears loop
by prathmann on Aug 17, 2014
Road biking | 32 miles
Feather Pedals monthly ride from San Ramon
by prathmann on Aug 16, 2014
Road biking | 41 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride by the Feather Pedals group of our club.  This is a monthly ride (3rd Saturday) with various routes.No photos taken today.
Initial count and name call out at start Photo
Regroup at junction with Sunset Trail Photo
Group of deer above Sunset Tr. Photo
A couple more near the ridgeline Photo
Camel Rock Hike
by prathmann on Aug 14, 2014
Walnut Creek, California, United States
Hiking | 8.1 miles
East Bay Casual Hiking group outing starting in Diablo Foothills park at the end of Castle Rock Rd. and heading up to Camel Rock just off North Gate Rd. in Diablo State Park.
At the Junction Ranger Station Photo
At Northgate entrance Photo
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Sweet Affair refreshment stop Photo
San Ramon - Diablo Junction - WC loop
by prathmann on Aug 13, 2014
San Ramon, California, United States
Road biking | 42 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride held every other Wednesday starting at San Ramon Central Park and heading up Diablo to the junction, then down to Sweet Affair bakery in Walnut Creek, and returning along the Blvd.
Starting out up Sycamore Ave. Photo
Dougherty Rd. Photo
Lilac Ridge and The Bridges golf course Photo
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Danville evening ride
by prathmann on Aug 13, 2014
Road biking | 20 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at the Sycamore Ave. Park&Ride lot in Danville on Tues. evenings and taking various routes in the area.
Starting out from Livermore Cyclery in Dublin Photo
Through the BART parking structure Photo
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Foothill Blvd. Photo
Thursday Cond. Ride from Dublin
by prathmann on Aug 12, 2014
Road biking | 28 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at the Dublin location of Livermore Cyclery and riding south to Verona bridge before returning through Pleasanton on an alternate route with a stop at Peet's on Hopyard.
Start at Shannon Center Photo
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Regroup at Sunol RR station Photo
Calaveras Rd. past the quarry Photo
Calaveras-Palomares loop ride
by prathmann on Aug 10, 2014
Road biking | 66 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at Shannon Center in Dublin and heading south through Sunol and out to the Calaveras reservoir.  We then went west with a stop at Ed Levin Park before continuing to Milpitas where we turned north along Warm Springs and Mission rds. with a second stop at Starbucks across from Ohlone College.  Continuing north took us to Niles Canyon and up and over Palomares and Dublin Canyon rds....
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Castro Valley - Oakland Zoo
by prathmann on Aug 09, 2014
Road biking | 25 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at the Castro Valley Community Center Park and heading over to the Oakland zoo by way of Redwood, Skyline, and Golf Links roads.  Our return was past Lake Chabot.
Heading up Collier Canyon Photo
Regroup at Carneal Photo
N. Livermore Rd. Photo
1st flat on Greenville Photo
Even-Friday ride from Fallon Park, Dublin
by prathmann on Aug 08, 2014
San Ramon, California, United States
Road biking | 52 miles
Valley Spokesmen club ride held on even-numbered Fridays from Fallon Sports Park and heading out to Livermore and back.
Gathering at the upper parking lot by the Steam Train Photo
25 participants today Photo
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Tilden Park & Berkeley Hills hike
by prathmann on Aug 07, 2014
Hiking | 7.5 miles
Outing of the East Bay Casual Hiking group starting by the Steam Train in Tilden Park.

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