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.

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.

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.

Saturday Jul 30
Cull Canyon

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

Sunday Jul 31
Crockett Waterfront

40mi. rating:R/MH/M

Saturday Aug 6
Grizzly Peak/Skyline Loop

55mi. rating:R/H/M

Saturday Aug 6
Marin Century
35 -120mi. rating:R/M/M

Sunday Aug 7
Club Breakfast Ride and other Destinations

20mi. rating:A/F/M

Saturday Aug 13
Pigeon Point, Pescadero and Tunitas Creek
65mi. rating:R/H+/M

Saturday Aug 13
In Town Option: Three Bears and Reverse Refinery Ride

60/45mi. rating:R/H/M

Sunday Aug 14
Pig Farm, the Three Bears and Glorietta

35mi. rating:R/MH/M

Saturday Aug 20
Redwood Road

50mi. rating:R/MH/M

Sunday Aug 21
Club Breakfast Ride and other Destinations

20mi. rating:A/F/M

Sunday Aug 21
Napa Century

35 -100mi. rating:R/M/M

Saturday Aug 27
Livermore & Sunol

65mi. rating:R/F/M

Sunday Aug 28
Skyline Loop

35mi. rating:R/MH/M

Saturday Sep 3
Pinehurst and Peet's Coffee

50mi. rating:R/H/M

Sunday Sep 4
Club Breakfast Ride and other Destinations

20mi. rating:A/F/M

Monday Jul 4
Labor Day Show and Go

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