Mount Diablo Cyclists Accomplishments 2015 to 2017

Since 2014, we have met repeatedly with Park Leadership to discuss safety improvements only to have Park Leadership say; "we don't have the staff", "we don't have the money," or "we'll have our experts in Sacramento study the issue and get back to you." Special thanks to; elected officials, local newspapers, TV News, multiple petitions, King & Spalding LLP, bike organizations and the public for holding State Parks accountable to improve the safety for cyclists and motorists on Mount Diablo.

  • Reduced the number of Bike vs Vehicle Collisions: 2015 (5), 2016 (2), 2017 (1)
  • Reduced the total number of Collisions: 2015 (16), 2016 (12) and 2017 (10)
  • 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 and Assemblywoman Catherine Baker
  • Bike East Bay, Letter of Support for Bike Turnouts on Mount Diablo
  • Traffic Engineering Survey of North Gate, South Gate and Summit Roads per Caltrans standards
  • Implemented Roadway Striping and Signage Plan as indicated by Survey
  • 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
  • Mandatory Verbal Motorists Safety Advisory for all motorist entering the Park
  • Mount Diablo App, free to all park visitors, volunteers and staff

  • Mount Diablo Cyclists Facebook Group: 850 members
  • 13 Bike Turnouts
  • Petition for Bike Turnouts: over 2,000 signatures
  • Petition to Improve Safety for Cyclists and Motorists: over 1,200 signatures
  • Bike Repair Stations (Eagle Scout Project)Junction, Summit and South Gate Kiosk
  • Cyclist and Motorist Safety Surveys
  • Cyclist donated Bike Rack at Summit
  • Formed Cyclist Volunteer Pot Hole Repair Team to repair roads and trim vegetation
  • Created 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