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Briones Regional Park hike 2014-11-25 12.5 km7.7 mi 3h:13m 36 photos

Regroup at start of climb to the crest Start at Bear Creek Staging area Map

Outing of the Tuesday U-Turn group in Briones Regional Park. We started at the Bear Creek Staging Area and took Briones Rd. up to Briones Crest Trail and then the Lagoon Trail down and back up to continue along the Crest. We then took the Deer Creek Trail to the Pereira Trail with a short out-and-back to the Ivan Dickson Memorial before getting back to the staging area.

San Ramon - Martinez loop ride 2014-11-24 86 km53.4 mi 5h:26m 26 photos

Summit of Reliez Valley Rd. Tice Valley Blvd. Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride. The official ride started/ended at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek, but a couple of us rode from San Ramon and that's the track shown here. We headed north to Alamo where we met the rest of the group and then continued past Rossmoor into Pleasant Hill on Reliez Valley and Alhambra Valley roads.

Livermore - Collier Canyon - Vasco Starbucks loop 2014-11-23 48.9 km30.4 mi 2h:15m 12 photos

Heading up Collier Canyon I-580 overpass on Portola Start at the former Nob Hill shopping center on S. Livermore and Pacific Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride starting in south Livermore and heading north of town on Portola to Collier Canyon. We then rode east on Highland/Manning/May School/etc. to Vasco Rd. and had a refreshment stop at the Starbucks. Our return was south on Greenville to Tesla and back to the start.

Odd Friday Ride from San Ramon 2014-11-21 55.2 km34.3 mi 3h:01m 14 photos

The Bridges golf course Iron Horse trail Start at San Ramon Central Park Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride held on odd-numbered Fridays leaving from San Ramon's Central Park and using various routes.

Hike from Stone Valley Rd. (Alamo) to Artist Pt. on Mt. Diablo 2014-11-20 9.9 km6.2 mi 2h:56m 18 photos

Parts of the trail go through private property Gathered a bit of mud on our shoes Start at Stone Valley and Merlin Ct. Map

East Bay Casual Hikers outing starting on the Green Valley trail at Stone Valley & Merlin Rds. and heading into Mt. Diablo State Park to Artist Pt. in the Rock City area.

Tuesday Ride from Dublin's Livermore Cyclery 2014-11-18 48.2 km29.9 mi 2h:28m 8 photos

Regroup in Diablo Country Club Dougherty Start on Amador Valley Blvd. in Dublin Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride held on Tues/Thurs mornings leaving from the Dublin location of Livermore Cyclery and using various routes. Today we headed north on Dougherty to Crow Canyon, then rode past the Blackhawk and Diablo country clubs and took Stone Valley Rd. to Danville Blvd. Stopped in Danville at La Boulange bakery and took the blvd. back to Dublin.

American River Trail (Sacramento to Folsom) 2014-11-16 91.3 km56.8 mi 5h:19m 42 photos

I-80 underpass Start at Discovery Park Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride along the American River Trail that goes from Discovery Park in Sacramento up to Folsom. The trail is all paved with a painted center line and packed dirt/sand along both sides for walkers/runners. We stopped for lunch in Folsom and then returned on the trail.

Danville - San Ramon - Pleasanton - Livermore loop 2014-11-15 71.8 km44.6 mi 3h:26m 13 photos

Jack London Rd. to Livermore Crossing I-580 Start at Sycamore/I-680 Park&Ride in Danville Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at the Park&Ride lot in Danville and heading south through San Ramon and Dublin into Pleasanton. We then turned eastward and took the new Stoneridge to Jack London extension into Livermore where we stopped at the Starbucks on Portola. Our return was via Collier Canyon and Carneal to Highland and from to Camino Tassajara.

Even Friday ride from San Ramon Central Park 2014-11-14 60.1 km37.4 mi 3h:43m 13 photos

Dougherty Rd. (Mt. Diablo in clouds in background) Albion Rd. in Windemere Start at San Ramon Central Park Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at San Ramon Central Park and heading southeast through Dublin before turning back north through the Windemere development and into Blackhawk, Danville, and Alamo with a stop at Livorna park. Our return was west on Rudgear to the Blvd. and then south through Danville back to Central Park.

Benicia area ride 2014-11-12 66.9 km41.6 mi 5h:14m 36 photos

Crossing the Benicia Bridge on my way to the ride start Both sharrow and bike lane markings on Marina Vista Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride hosted by one of our members in celebration of her birthday. The ride started at the Benicia waterfront and headed up to the north end of the Benicia bridge and down through the refinery area on Park and Industrial rds. and then up Lake Herman rd. to Columbus Pkwy. and the bike trail along the freeway to American Canyon.

Carquinez Strait Two Bridge loop 2014-11-10 42.1 km26.2 mi 4h:19m 24 photos

Start of new ped/bike path Benicia (I-680) bridge View across the strait to Benicia Map

Loop ride along the Carquinez Strait starting in Martinez. We rode along the south edge of the strait including the newly reopened section of bike/ped path between Martinez and Port Costa and continued through Crockett to the Zampa (I-80) bridge. There we crossed over the strait into Vallejo and Benicia where we took the I-680 bridge back to Martinez.

Livermore - Tracy ride 2014-11-09 92 km57.1 mi 3h:44m 21 photos

Refreshment stop at Starbucks in Tracy Starting up Altamont Pass Ride start at shopping center at Scenic and Vasco in Livermore Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride starting in Livermore in the shopping center north of the I-580/Vasco intersection and heading east over Altamont Pass to Tracy. We meandered on various farm roads in the flat delta land north of town before returning via Mountain House and back over Altamont Pass.

Odd Friday Ride from San Ramon 2014-11-07 50.2 km31.2 mi 3h:09m 18 photos

East Branch Pkwy. Climb on Old Ranch Start at San Ramon Central Park Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride held on odd-numbered Fridays and leaving from Central Park in San Ramon. Today we headed south to the climb on Old Ranch and then rode through the Windemere development to Tassajara/Fallon to cross I-580 and continue on Jack London into Livermore.

Thursday morning ride from Dublin 2014-11-06 41.9 km26.1 mi 2h:36m 15 photos

Dublin Hills Park at Schaefer Ranch Erosion control work on Dublin Blvd. Mape Mem. Park Ride start at Dublin location of Livermore Cyclery Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride held Tues. and Thurs. mornings from the Dublin location of Livermore Cyclery and using various routes. Today we headed up to Schaefer Ranch, then under I-580 to Dublin Canyon and up Laurel Creek to Foothill. At Bernal we got on the Mary Kane trail and then rode north through Pleasanton and through the BART station into Dublin for a Starbuck's stop on Village Pkwy.

San Ramon - Mt. Diablo Jnctn. - Walnut Creek loop 2014-11-05 69 km42.9 mi 3h:59m 12 photos

View of the summit in back Just past the Entrance Kiosk on Diablo Clothing adjustments at Athenian School Start at San Ramon Central Park Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride held every other Wednesday. We start at San Ramon Central Park and ride up through Blackhawk and up Mt. Diablo to the Junction Ranger Station. After a regroup we continue down the north side into Walnut Creek and have a refreshment stop at Sweet Affair bakery before returning the flatter way along the Blvd. through Alamo and Danville.

Tuesday morning Dublin - Livermore - Pleasanton ride 2014-11-04 49.3 km30.6 mi 3h:11m 13 photos

Trail along Jack London Fallon Rd. Iron Horse trail Ride start at Dublin location of Livermore Cyclery Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride held on Tues. and Thurs. mornings starting at Livermore Cyclery in Dublin and following various routes.

Hike from Clayton to summit of Mt. Diablo 2014-11-02 17.9 km11.1 mi 5h:37m 42 photos

Start at end of Regency Dr. - 37 hikers this morning Map

East Bay Casual Hikers outing starting at the end of Regency Rd. in Clayton and taking various fire roads and trails to the summit of Mt. Diablo (3849'). We returned on a slightly different path to make a loop hike.

Oktoberfest Ride in November 2014-11-01 69.9 km43.4 mi 4h:27m 18 photos

1st St. Alehouse N. Livermore Camino Tassajara Start at Sycamore/I-680 Park&Ride in Danville Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at the Park&Ride lot in Danville and doing a loop through Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, and San Ramon with stops at various pubs and breweries.

Thursday morning ride from Dublin 2014-10-30 30.4 km18.9 mi 2h:01m 4 photos

Return on Iron Horse trail Stop at Peet's Coffee in Danville A few hills at the start along Westside Dr. Ride start at Dublin location of Livermore Cyclery Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride held every Tues. and Thurs. morning from the Dublin location of Livermore Cyclery and using various routes.

Dublin - Castro Valley - Cull Canyon (via Sunnyslope Ave.) 2014-10-29 65.2 km40.5 mi 3h:37m 16 photos

I-580 overpass Regroup at turn onto Sunnyslope Ave. Climbing Dublin Grade Start at Shannon Center in Dublin Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at Shannon Center in Dublin and heading over Dublin Grade to Castro Valley via Sunnyslope Ave. We then headed north of town on Cull Canyon Rd. which deadends at some private properties, incl. a clothing-optional club. Our return included a stop at Bodi's coffee shop before retracing our route over Dublin Grade.

Statistics Charts

Peter Rathmann Peter Rathmann
Trips 542
Photos 8135
Total distance 31343 km19476 mi
Max distance 1066 km663 mi
Avg distance 58 km36 mi
Total duration 87 days 7h:43m
Max duration 1 day 4h:15m
Avg duration 3h:52m

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