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2008 Low-Key Hillclimbs
Week 1: Montebello
04 Oct 2008

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Aerial photo of Montebello, courtesy of Stanford Cycling


The 2008 Low-Key season begins with the traditional opener of Montebello Road. This year the location has perhaps more significance than it has in recent years, due to the tragedy which occurred so nearby in March. Let's all keep that in our minds, and honor Matt and Kristy as we climb today.

Montebello Road rises steeply for two miles before flattening out for a mile, after which the grade increases again to the finish. This is a climb for smart pacing, for lessons learned in experience. And with Low-Key, there's plenty of opportunity for experience climbing past the wineries of Montebello Road.

Hard Heads

Our insurance demands it: helmets are required. Sorry kids, no exceptions!

Time and Place

Go to the parking lot on Steven's Canyon Road, at the reservoir, just north of Montebello road. Parking is available there. We will stage there at 10:10am for a rolling start to the base of the climb, when the fun begins! Registration opens at 9:15am, closing at 10am.

Public Transit

Southbound Caltrain: take the train leaving San Francisco at 8am to Mountain View, then ride 7.9 miles to the start. You should just make it in time for the end of registration. From northbound Caltrain, Sunnyvale staion will be quicker. The 8am train from San Jose is fine (there's also a 7am). For BART, it's probably easiest to connect in San Francisco (Embarcadero station, ride to 4th and King) rather than Millbrae.

More Details

stats 5.3 miles, 1940 feet, 6.9%
format mass start
time reg 9:15 - 10:00
start 10:10am
aerial view Stanford Cycling
route profile plot of Lucas Pereira's data
Lucas Pereira's profile
weather Weather Underground
Weather Bonk
PDF release form
entry fee $10 voluntary donation
free for juniors
2 free for volunteers
free for coordinators


Dan Connelly