Descending Safely Down Mt Diablo

Debbie Frederick

In addition to as below & attached; this also has been wide-spread in our East Bay cycling community:


a female cyclist suffered potentially serious injuries around 10 AM this morning [Wednesday, Oct 12] on Mount Diablo. Alan Kalin, [with Mt Diablo Cyclists],  has request that if you have any additional information about this accident that you give him a call.  You can reach him at 925-640-7055.”




From: vslist@... [mailto:vslist@...] On Behalf Of K Yost
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2022 10:10 AM
To: vslist@...
Subject: [vslist] Descending Safely Down Mt Diablo


There was a accident yesterday between a cyclist and a vehicle on Mt. Diablo.  I don’t know many of the details at this time.  Fortunately, it did not involve anyone on the VSBC weekly ride.  The attached drawing from Al Kalin demonstrates the safest way for cyclists to descend Mt. Diablo.  Traffic is light on Mt. Diablo during the week, but vehicles do sometimes cross over the yellow center lines on corners.  In my opinion, Mt Diablo is one of the safest places to ride if a cyclist follows the attached technique.  We emphasize this every Wednesday before the ride.


Regards, Kris Yost [Valley Spokesmen]


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