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2009 Low-Key Hillclimbs
Week 1: Montebello
03 Oct 2009

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Aerial photo of Montebello, courtesy of Stanford Cycling


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October... a chill creeps into that morning ride. Leg warmers misplaced, and found again. The after-work ride is getting squeezed out by the early-setting sun. The prospect of the long, dark winter looms. But it's not time for the rain.... not quite yet.

It's time for Montebello. It's time for Low-Key.

Hard Heads

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

Hard of Hearing

USA Cycling rules do not allow ear plugs. We don't think it's a good idea either. So for safety sake, please leave both ears open during all Low-Key events!

Trailers pulling boom boxes are fine, however.

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

Caltrain: IF the 15 minute delay is removed from southbound weekenders, then 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. Otherwise, there's always an early SamTrans KX bus into Palo Alto. Space for 2 bikes. Maybe you'll get lucky. Bring reading material, things get really slow once it hits El Camino in San Bruno.

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