Diablo Cyclists on Alhambra Valley Road in Martinez. Photo credit: Stephen Herrick.
Located 30 miles east of San Francisco in Walnut Creek, California, the Diablo Cyclists is a recreational road, touring and off road bicycle club. We are focused on providing cyclists of all levels an opportunity to ride, train and socialize with other bicycle enthusiasts. Our emphasis is more on the fitness, skill building, and social aspects of bicycling and less on racing. Please come out on one of our rides and get to know the friendly members of the Diablo Cyclists.
Amy Abele has again invited us to come to her family’s ranch overlooking San Jose on Mount Hamilton Road for a ride and barbecue. It is always a fun and popular occasion.
We will meet at the ranch at 9 AM on Saturday, Sept. 17, and ride up Mount Hamilton Road to the observatory on the summit. You can hang out at the top, take a tour of the Lick observatory, or, if you are ambitious, ride down the other side and back up. The ride up the San Jose side is long but not steep: the road was graded to allow horses to haul observatory equipment to the top. The back side is much steeper.
After the ride we will have a barbecue at the ranch. Bring a dish to share, something to barbecue, and something to drink.
The address is 13989 Mt Hamilton Rd, aka Highway 130. Look for the newly paved driveway on the left side of the hill where there is small turnout with a call box.