The Mount Diablo Challenge is a timed road bike ride to the summit of Mount Diablo. Mt. Diablo State Park will be closed to the public during the event to provide participants with a safe course to ascend and descend the mountain. Recreational riders are encouraged to set a personal best for the climb while competitive riders attempt the ultimate goal of finishing in under one-hour. Since maximum effort should be rewarded, a collection of great prizes awaits top finishers. Plus, a selection of other prizes and goodies will be awarded to winners in 16 different age categories. The oldest and youngest riders will also be recognized.
A new “Team Challenge” has been add to this year’s event. Now, after you register as an individual Road Bike participant you can also create a team, where you and a minimum of 3 of your friends can compete against other teams for the best combined time up the mountain. You make a team during your registration under the ‘Event Questions’ by creating a team name and indicating whether it is all Male, Female or Coed team. Then tell your friends to look for and join your Team when they are registering.
Oak Hill Park in Danville will host this year’s entertainment and vendor expo. After the ride participants and their families are invited to enjoy music, beer, wine and a variety of cuisines available in our food truck area. Turnaround time at the top of the mountain will be quick so that riders can enjoy the party. If you are a competitive rider, or just a weekender that wants to challenge yourself, this is the ride for you!