The Mount Diablo Challenge is a 11.2 mile timed cycling hill climb to the summit of Mount Diablo.
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.
Back by popular demand you can form or join a team! After you register as an individual Road Bike participant, you have the option to create a team of at least 4 riders. Each team can compete against other teams for the best combined time up the mountain. To make a team during your registration, create a team name under the “Event Questions.” Next, indicate whether it is an all-male, an all-female or coed team. Then, choose whether your team is in the “Teams/Club” or the “Friends/Family” category. Finally, tell your friends to look for and join your team when they register. You can have as many team members as you like on your team but only the top 4 finishers’ times will be used to determine the “combined time” for your team up the mountain. Note that the combined time for coed teams will be determined by the time(s) of the first 2 men and the first 2 women on your team to cross the finish line. You will have the option of starting in the same wave as your team members. If you select this option, you will be placed in the wave that corresponds to the slowest time registered for all of your team members. If you do not select this option, you will be placed in the wave corresponding to your individual estimated time.
This year’s entertainment and vendor expo will be held at Monte Vista High School. After the ride participants and their families are invited to enjoy music and food while the winning riders are recognized. 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!
For more information and to order event jerseys visit http://www.mountdiablochallenge.org