Welcome! The VeloRaptors are a social group of cyclists based out of Montclair, Oakland. We offer regular rides on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday open to many experience levels and make sure to include a coffee/snack stop along the way. The majority of our rides are 30 miles or less, but we also have a group that enjoys planning longer, more challenging rides.
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Joe Shami – VeloRaptor and Mt. Diablo Legend – killed in biking accident

The title says it all, Joe Shami was killed while riding near his home in Lafayette. Joe was a long-time VeloRaptor and participated in many rides. He will be missed.

RIP Joe.

Here is a link to a TV news story.

https://www.kron4.com/news/bay-area/86-year-old-bicyclist-hit-killed-by-car-in-lafayette-doing-what-he-loves/amp/?fbclid=IwAR0BBjtW4wK1cxob0HiMnL0NuRy-HGb-mJC3jcAeAmIkfa4Dl44O9eG5qvw