Mount Diablo Cyclists & CA State Parks Accomplishments 2015 to 2021

  • Installed 17 Bike Turnouts: 3 as a Pilot Project in 2016, 10 in 2017 (paint only, $5,000) & 4 ($79,055) in 2021
  • 2018 Mount Diablo Cyclists Collaborated with California State Parks to create the MDSP Bike Turnout Project#2019-05 to Install 77 Bike Turnouts on Mount Diablo!
  • Project#2019-05 was Officially signed on March 28, 2019, but NOT funded
  • Bike Turnouts were created by Mount Diablo Cyclists and CA State Parks. Apparently, they do not exist anywhere else in California!
  • Reduced Bike vs Vehicle Collisions from 2015 to 2020 by 80%
  • Reduced the number of Bike vs Vehicle Collisions: 2015 (5), 2016 (2), 2017 (1), 2018 (0), 2019 (0), 2020 (1)(CHP Vehicle vs Bike, 4/8/2020)
  • Reduced the total number of Collisions: 2015 (16), 2016 (12), 2017 (10), 2018 (5)
  • From 2010 to 2015, all types of Collisons were occuring approximately every two weeks on Mount Diablo.
  • Town of Danville Award of Merit 2017
  • Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, California Legislature Assembly, Certificate of Recognition 2017
  • State Senator Steven Glazer and Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, California State Legislature, Letter supporting Bike Turnouts on Mount Diablo 2017
  • Partnership with State Senator Steven Glazer, Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan and Assemblyman Tim Grayson
  • Bike East Bay, Letter of Support for Bike Turnouts on Mount Diablo
  • 2016 Traffic Engineering Survey of North Gate, South Gate and Summit Roads per Caltrans standards
  • 2016 Implemented Roadway Striping and Signage Plan as indicated by Survey
  • 2016 DO NOT PASS BIKES ON BLIND CURVES (35) signs, AVOID CRASH SLOW DOWN (35) signs and applied Sharrows every 1/2 mile in ascending lane
  • 2016 Mandatory Verbal Motorists Safety Advisory for all motorist entering the Park
  • 2019 Mount Diablo App, free to all park visitors, volunteers and staff

  • Mount Diablo Cyclists Facebook Group: 1400 members
  • Petition to Install Bike Turnouts on Mount Diablo: over 3,800 signatures
  • Petition to Improve Safety for Cyclists and Motorists: over 1,200 signatures
  • Installed 8 Bike Repair Boxes(4 Eagle Scout Project)Junction, Summit, Juniper Campground, South Gate Kiosk, Mitchell Canyon, Burma Rd/North Gate Rd, Macedo Ranch and Live Oak Campground
  • Cyclist and Motorist Safety Surveys
  • Cyclist donated Bike Rack at Summit
  • Formed Cyclist Volunteer Pot Hole Repair Team to repair roads and trim vegetation
  • Established Mount Diablo Cyclists Facebook & mountdiablocyclists.org
  • Celebrated these accomplishments with an Official Ceremony on October 7, 2016, recognizing State Parks officials, local legislators and Mount Diablo Cyclists
  • Created Mount Diablo Bicycle Descending Technique