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Mt. Diablo via Northgate (Pleasant Hill BART)

Conquer the summit of the tallest peak in the East Bay, Mt. Diablo, 3849 ft.  They say that from the top, the horizon represents the curvature of the earth!  You can also stop at the "saddle" ranger station without going all the way up.

This is an out and back route, so you can bail out at any point  Many cyclists do return after reaching the ranger station since the last 4.5 miles to the summit are quite steep.  After the descent, we can finish at BART or take an optional extension down the popular Iron Horse Trail to Alamo or Danville to a cafe.

Details:  33 mile or 48 mile options with 4000 feet elevation gain.

Route:  http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/280244463

Bring:  Water, lytes, food, helmet, tube, strong legs.

Planned stops:  BART Starbucks, Ranger Station (restrooms/water,) Summit/Visitors' Center (restrooms/water)  Bring your own food or buy some at the start of the ride, as there is not food on the way up, only water.




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  • Gregg

    My first time to the summit of Mt. Diablo. Interesting.

    September 22, 2013

    • Painful :) my heart rate goes up to 205 . I am doing the MtDiablo challenge. I want to break my record of 1:03minutes

      September 22, 2013

    • Franny

      Interesting.....lol, but was it FUN?!

      September 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    good riding everyone!

    someone asked to see the strava info? here's mine: http://www.strava.com/activities/84227543
    HC category climbs!

    September 22, 2013

  • Franny

    Well, we couldn't have ordered up better weather or a more fun group of people for our Diablo ride! Everyone made it to the top! Thanks to Mitch for starting us out, and Phil who rode back uphill to help Katie. It's always nice to see familiar faces and meet new cyclists. See you soon on another ride~

    2 · September 22, 2013

  • katie

    Thanks to Fil for helping with my flat and to others for offering to help. Such a pretty ride. Happy Sunday afternoon to all.

    September 22, 2013

  • Ricardo

    Im at macarthur bart likely be late ill catch up but tires low no pump.

    September 22, 2013

  • Mitch S.

    I'm on a Bart platform in SF, and the trains are delayed.

    September 22, 2013

    • Franny

      Just so you know, Ricardo, we'll be leaving around 9:30-ish or wait longer for the BART delays.

      September 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm in Bart now. Gonna get there around 930. Red bike red jersey. Don't leave w/o me!

      September 22, 2013

  • J_Style

    Looking forward to the climb

    September 22, 2013

  • Franny

    Hi all, see you guys tomorrow at the exit of Pleasant Hill BART. We are going to go left on Treat, right on Bancroft and across the street it turns into Walnut Ave. (not Blvd.) which leads us to Northgate.

    On the way back, I want to take the Contra Costa Trail back to Ynacio Valley, and there cyclists can choose to extend the ride on Iron Horse Trail to Danville or beyond, or go back via a trail through Heather Farms to Pleasant Hill BART.

    September 21, 2013

    • I am sorry I won't be able to make it tomorrow. I am racing the Oakland Grand Prix .. :(

      September 21, 2013

  • brian

    Is the Map the ride route correct? Ride to diablo summit from Walnut Creek BART then back to WC BART. Then WC BART to San Ramon then back to WC BART?

    September 21, 2013

    • Franny

      Please see the general comment above about the route.

      September 21, 2013

    • Franny

      I should remove the map.

      September 21, 2013

  • I am biking up Mt Diablo tomorrow morning!!!!

    September 20, 2013

    • Franny

      That's good, Jennifer, because Sunday ain't gonna be no race!

      September 20, 2013

  • Mitch S.

    Grew up by Northgate, never biked to the top. Time to fix that.

    September 20, 2013

  • Lawrence

    Really bummed I can't make it, morning flight to D.C.... Would love to do this ride another time!

    September 18, 2013

  • Vladimir M.

    Mt. Diablo park is reopen?

    September 17, 2013

  • Spidey

    My question seems to have been deleted from the chain below. Do we know of the latest conditions on the trails after the Mtn Diablo fire?

    September 16, 2013

  • Lawrence

    Hoping to make it, but work is threatening to have me on a plane on Sunday...

    September 9, 2013

  • J_Style

    Looking forward to the climb

    September 3, 2013

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