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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.

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.

Sat, Aug 30
Morgan Territory
55mi rating:R/H/M

Sun, Aug 31
Moraga and Glorietta Loop
35mi rating:R/MH/M

Mon, Sep 01
Labor Day Show and Go
?mi rating:?/?/?

Sat, Sep 06
Palomares Canyon
60/50mi rating:R/MH/M

Sun, Sep 07
Club Coffee & Pastry Ride.
20mi rating:A/F/M

Sat, Sep 13
Moraga, Redwood, and Dublin Canyon
55mi rating:R/MH/M

Sun, Sep 14
Find Old Dougherty
40mi rating:R/R/M

Sat, Sep 20
Rancharia Pot-Luck
35mi rating:R/H/S-M

Sun, Sep 21
Club Coffee & Pastry Ride.
20mi rating:A/F/M

Sat, Sep 27
Peet's Coffee in Berkeley via Wildcat.
50/35mi rating:R/H/M

Sat, Sep 27
Knoxville Double

Sun, Sep 28
The Eucalyptus Trees
45mi rating:R/F/M

Sat, Oct 04
Santa Cruz County Ramble
65mi rating:R/H/M

Sat, Oct 04
In Town Option: Calaveras Reservoir
40/80mi rating:R/MH/M

Sun, Oct 05
Club Coffee & Pastry Ride.
20mi rating:A/F/M

Sat, Oct 18
Foxy's Fall Century
32 - 100mi

Diablo Cyclists on Alhambra Valley Road in Martinez. Photo by Stephen Herrick.

Rancharia Ride and Barbeque

Amy Abele has again invited us to come to her family's ranch overlooking San Jose on Mount Hamilton Road for a ride and barbeque. It is always a fun and popular occasion.

We will meet at the ranch at 9 AM on Saturday, Sept. 20, 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 barbeque at the ranch. Bring a dish to share, something to barbeque, and something to drink.

The driveway to the ranch is on the left as you go up Mt Hamilton Road, a little past Clayton Road. The driveway is off a bend in Mt. Hamilton Road. The road bends to the right. There is a wide gravel shoulder with an emergency call box at the driveway. Call Amy at (925) 686-3434 if you need more information.


Wednesday Evening Rides Return

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 12. 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