Diablo Cyclists on Alhambra Valley Road

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.

Dave DeRose and his wife will host this years Holiday Party  at 6PM on 12/19/15 in We will have a potluck dinner so please contact Dave for directions and to let him know what item you will bring (main course, side dish, drinks, etc.).

There will be the usual White Elephant gift exchange on gifts up to $20. Please bring a wrapped gift to participate.

In addition to all of this fun there will be a door prize for the most embarrassing Lance Armstrong memorabilia you might have.

We look forward to a good time

2015 was a big year for several Diablo Cyclists. Congratulations are in order to four members for completing the 2015 Paris-Brest-Paris 1200 kilometer Randonee. Long time club members Kitty Goursolle and Don Cartwright, along with new members Matt Pendleton and Kris Jones completed this ride.

On the domestic front club member Rebecca Eckland won the 2015 Women’s Division of the California Triple Crown series. The Triple Crown involves the completion of 3 tough double century rides.

Congrats to all

With Daylight Saving Time we will resume the Wednesday evening Mount Diablo rides. We ride up Northgate Road to the junction ranger station. We usually smooze for a while at the junction and then ride back down Northgate, or go down Southgate and back on Danville Boulevard. Sometimes a few will go to the summit. There are two starting points: Heather Farms park, or the Mormon church on Northgate, one block from Castle Rock. The Heather Farms riders start first and swing by the church 15 minutes later.

The rides resume on March 11. The starting time depends on how much daylight we have. The schedule is as follows:

Months Heather Farm Mormon Church
March & April 4:30 4:45
May through August 5:15 5:30
September 4:45 5:00
October 4:30 4:45

Ride Schedule

See the ride schedule page for more details. All rides leave at 9:00AM from Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek unless otherwise noted. Meet at the north end of the park near the restrooms at the baseball field parking area.

Friday Nov 27
Show and Go

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Saturday Nov 28
Morgan Territory

55mi. rating:R/H/M

Sunday Nov 29
Pig Farm, the Three Bears and Glorietta

35mi. rating:R/MH/M

Saturday Dec 5
Pinehurst and Peet's Coffee

50mi. rating:R/H/M

Sunday Dec 6
Club Breakfast Ride and other Destinations

20mi. rating:A/F/M

Saturday Dec 12
Livermore Loop

60mi. rating:R/M/M

Sunday Dec 13
Crockett Waterfront

40mi. rating:R/MH/M

Saturday Dec 19
Redwood Road

50mi. rating:R/MH/M

Saturday Dec 19
Holiday Party. Email Dave DeRose at djderose@astound.net for directions. Bring a potluck dish.

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Sunday Dec 20
Club Breakfast Ride and other Destinations

20mi. rating:A/F/M

Friday Dec 25
Christmas Day Show and Go

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Saturday Dec 26
Sunol and Collier Canyon

65/55mi. rating:R/F/M

Sunday Dec 27
Miner Rd and the Bears

40mi. rating:R/H/M

Friday Jan 1
New Years Day Ride to the Summit of Mt. Diablo

35mi. rating:R/H/M

Saturday Jan 2
East Bay Hills

50mi. rating:R/H/M

Sunday Jan 3
Club Breakfast Ride and other Destinations

20mi. rating:A/F/M