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.

Spring is coming! 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 May 30
Palomares Canyon

60/50mi. rating:R/MH/M

Saturday May 30
Sierra Century
55 - 120mi. rating:

Sunday May 31
Find Old Dougherty

40mi. rating:R/R/M

Sunday May 31
Sequoia Century
35 - 122mi. rating:

Saturday Jun 6
Calaveras Reservoir Starting in Walnut Creek or Dublin

40/80mi. rating:R/MH/M

Sunday Jun 7
Club Breakfast Ride and other Destinations

20mi. rating:A/F/M

Saturday Jun 13
Grizzly Peak/Skyline Loop

55mi. rating:R/H/M

Sunday Jun 14
The Eucalyptus Trees

45mi. rating:R/F/M

Saturday Jun 20
Lake Chabot Loop

60mi. rating:R/H/M

Sunday Jun 21
Club Breakfast Ride and other Destinations

20mi. rating:A/F/M

Saturday Jun 27
Morgan Territory

55mi. rating:R/H/M

Sunday Jun 28
Crockett Waterfront

40mi. rating:R/MH/M

Friday Jul 3
Independence Day Show and Go

?mi. rating:?/?/?

Saturday Jul 4
Peet's Coffee in Berkeley via Wildcat

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

Sunday Jul 5
Club Breakfast Ride and other Destinations

20mi. rating:A/F/M

Saturday Jul 11
Palomares Canyon

60/50mi. rating:R/MH/M

Sunday Jul 12
Miner Rd and the Bears

40mi. rating:R/H/M

Saturday Jul 18
Pigeon Point, Pescadero and Tunitas Creek

65mi. rating:R/H+/M

Saturday Jul 18
In Town Option: East Bay Hills

50mi. rating:R/H/M

Sunday Jul 19
Club Breakfast Ride and other Destinations

20mi. rating:A/F/M

Saturday Jul 25
Livermore & Sunol

65mi. rating:R/F/M

Sunday Jul 26
Pig Farm, the Three Bears and Glorietta

35mi. rating:R/MH/M

Saturday Aug 1
Morgan Territory

55mi. rating:R/H/M

Saturday Aug 1
Mt. Tam Double and Marin Century

35 - 200mi. rating:

Sunday Aug 2
Club Breakfast Ride and other Destinations

20mi. rating:A/F/M

Wednesday Aug 19
Napa Century

35 - 100mi. rating: