Cycling through Diablo Region History, Two Days Diablo Concludes Successfully

several cyclists on a fire road, surrounded by the hills
Photo by Mike Anciaux

On May 13 and 14, we hosted our first Two Days Diablo mountain-biking event. Throughout the weekend, 12 participants left civilization behind to journey through uninterrupted wilderness.

cyclists riding down a trail with the mountain in the background

Photo by Ted Clement

The first day of the event led participants from Morgan Territory Regional Preserve to our property, Curry Canyon Ranch—there they enjoyed a delicious dinner with assorted wines and beer. After that, they enjoyed music and stories from local experts.

cyclists on a trail riding downhill

Photo by Sean Burke

Just a few miles away from the hustle and bustle of the San Francisco Bay Area, our group enjoyed a two-day break from their busy lives.

group of people clustered around a rock

Photo by Ted Clement

Led by our Executive Director Ted Clement and Land Programs Director Sean Burke, the group rode through the 31-mile Diablo Trail. The trip concluded at Howe Homestead park in Walnut Creek—ending our inaugural Two Days Diablo trip.

In those two days our group covered land owned by East Bay Regional Parks, California State Parks, and Save Mount Diablo.

several people standing in the grass having a discussion and waiting

Photo by Mike Anciaux

Those with varying levels of mountain biking expertise were able to make the most out of this experience. While they traveled, they had a lot of fun as a group in the wilderness.

group of cyclists on the trail, quickly stopping to drink water

Photo by Mike Anciaux

This was a truly unique cycling event. Participants concluded the journey with a new perspective of the Diablo Trail and its history.

man on a bike looking away from the camera, at the vast hilly backdrop

Photo by Mike Anciaux

Throughout this two-day experience, they deepened their connection with Mount Diablo. As they rode through the backcountry, they ultimately came away with a new perspective of a place so close to home for them.

group of cyclists talking while takng a break in the middle of the ride

Photo by Mike Anciaux

“Save Mount Diablo’s inaugural Two Days Diablo, a backcountry bike and ‘glamping’ trip, was a terrific and fun success.

“In a totally unique and beautiful way, the event got mountain bikers connected to, and educated about, the land and Save Mount Diablo’s mission. Participants learned to ride like a conservationist. We look forward to putting this event on for years to come,” said Executive Director Ted Clement.

view from the cyclists route, overlooking yellow hills

Photo by Mike Anciaux

Our first Two Days Diablo event was an overwhelming success, and we’re excited to be holding it again next year!

If you would like to attend next year’s Two Days Diablo, please email Brit Hutchinson or call 925-947-3535.

Join us to save the remaining natural lands of Mount Diablo!

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