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.

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.

Wednesday Evenings
Mt. Diablo to the Junction & Beyond

20mi. rating:R/H/M

Saturday Sep 26
Livermore Loop

60mi. rating:R/M/M

Sunday Sep 27
Crockett Waterfront

40mi. rating:R/MH/M

Saturday Oct 3
Cheese Factory and Tomales Bay

60mi. rating:R/MH/M

Saturday Oct 3
In Town Option: Lake Chabot Loop

60mi. rating:R/H/M

Sunday Oct 4
Club Breakfast Ride and other Destinations

20mi. rating:A/F/M

Saturday Oct 10
Mines Road to San Antonio Junction Start from Livermore city hall.

60mi. rating:R/H/M

Sunday Oct 11
Skyline Loop

35mi. rating:R/MH/M

Saturday Oct 17
Calaveras Reservoir From Pleasanton

40mi. rating:R/MH/M

Sunday Oct 18
Club Breakfast Ride and other Destinations

20mi. rating:A/F/M

Saturday Oct 24
Tourning of the Leaves

65mi. rating:R/MH/M

Saturday Oct 24
In Town Option: Peet's Coffee in Berkeley via Wildcat

50/35mi. rating:R/H/M

Sunday Oct 25
The Eucalyptus Trees

45mi. rating:R/F/M

Saturday Oct 31
Solano County Ramble

60mi. rating:R/R/M

Saturday Oct 31
In Town Option: Redwood Road

50mi. rating:R/MH/M

Saturday Nov 1
Daylight Saving Time Ends. Move your clocks back 1 hour.

mi. rating:

Sunday Nov 1
Club Breakfast Ride and other Destinations

20mi. rating:A/F/M