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2010 Low-Key Hillclimbs: Peak a Week!

Welch Creek Rd
Welch Creek Rd (Genti photo)

Thanks to all for a successful 2010!
Check here for info on the awards ceremony and party in Sports Basement in Sunnyvale!

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1 02 Oct 2010 Montebello 1995(1) 1996(1) 1997(1) 2006(1)
2007(1) 2008(1) 2009(1)
traditional opener! results!
2 09 Oct 2010 OLH 1995(4) 1996(X) 2006(2) 2009(2) classic benchmark! results!
3 16 Oct 2010 Portola State Park new! through redwoods! results!
4 23 Oct 2010 Sierra Road 1995(12) 2007(8) TOC connection! results!
5 30 Oct 2010 E. Dunne Ave 1995(11) Winter Series classic! results!
6 06 Nov 2010 Welch Creek 2007(6) Oh, my! results!
7 13 Nov 2010 Bonny Doon - Pine Flat new! TOC connection! results!
8 20 Nov 2010 Hicks - Mt Umunhum 1996(8) Umunhum challenge! results!
9 25 Nov 2010 Mt Hamilton 1995(8) 1996(9) 1997(9) 1998(1)
1998(7) 2006(7) 2007(9) 2008(9)
Thanksgiving tradition! results!

llumix, as well as our volunteers, photographs the 2010 Low-Key Hillclimbs!!!

Cover your head, not your ears...

Sorry, folks! Our insurance requires all riders wear helmets during the climb, and we follow the USA Cycling rule against ear buds or other head phones. Rock to tunes before the climb, perhaps, but we need riders to pay attention to what's happening during the climb...

And cover your feet.... with Low-Key socks!

You asked for them and now we have them! Low-Key socks. Check 'em out here Only $10 a pair, free to coordinators and "the regular" volunteer crew!


Each week, registration will open an hour before the listed time, closing 15 minutes before. voluntary donation, volunteers get 2 weeks free, under 18 years old are free, coordinators are free! Waivers available at registration. Two free entries if you volunteer.

Unfortunately this week's climb is closed. Check back after the climb or next week's RSVP form!

Then, if you can, you'll want to print and fill out the PDF release form before the event.

Complete Guide to Climbing
John Sommerson's excellent Complete Guide to Climbing by Bike series, including Guide to Climbing in California, is a 2010 Low-Key sponsor!!!


Volunteers are what make the Low-Key series work! Here's a list of volunteers so far. It's a great chance to give back to other rider. We always need more volunteers, but especially can use them for week 1. Volunteers get two free, transferrable climbing credits, and may have volunteer weeks credited with an average score from climbs ridden (see rules). Sign up using our new volunteer form!


Low-Key donates all funds collected to the Lance Armstrong Foundation, the Peninsula Open Space Trust, or to charities related to a particular week's climb

Tim Clark's Power Calculator

If you're curious how speed up a Low-Key climb relates to propulsive power, check out Tim Clark's time-power calculator. Or, if you want a more detailed calculation, upload GPS data to his TCX-to-power calculator!

Email List & Facebook

An email list is our primary communications channel: http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/lkhc.

We're also have a Low-Key group on Facebook It's the place to be for facebookie type stuff.

Scoring Details

Detailed scoring information is available for those whoy want to know the nitty-gritty!


Rating of the climbs calculated using the special Low-Key Hillclimbs rating formula are available here!


Email Dan Connelly

"Get your ass up that hill!" -- Kevin Winterfield, Fovnder

Dan Connelly