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  2011 Low-Key Hillclimbs: Veni, Vidi, Ascendi!
3d Bike Fit in Sausalito is a friend and supporter of Low-Key!

Thanks to all for a successful 2011!

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1 01 Oct 2011 Montebello 1995(1) 1996(1) 1997(1) 2006(1) 2007(1) 2008(1) 2009(1) 2010(1) The series begins! results!
2 08 Oct 2011 Sierra Road 1995(12) 2007(8) Let's get it done! results!
3 15 Oct 2011 Page Mill Road 1995(3) 1996(2) 2006(6) Palo Alto Classic! results!
4 22 Oct 2011 Bohlman-Norton-Kittridge-Quickert-On Orbit-Bohlman 2009(6) Be afraid... be very afraid! results!
5 29 Oct 2011 Palomares Road new! East Bay Ride to Wine results!
6 05 Nov 2011 Mix Canyon Road new! Highest-rated Low-Key in history? results!
7 12 Nov 2011 Highway 9 1995(7) 2006(4) Saratoga to the Gap results!
8 19 Nov 2011 Kings Mt Road 1995(2) 1996(4) 2007(2) Benchmark climb results!
9 24 Nov 2011 Mt Hamilton 1995(8) 1996(9) 1997(9) 1998(1) 1998(7) 2006(7) 2007(9) 2008(9) 2009(9) 2010(9) Annual Thanksgiving endurance test! results!

Complete Guide to Climbing
John Sommerson's excellent Complete Guide to Climbing by Bike series, including Guide to Climbing in California, is a 2011 Low-Key sponsor!!!

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 $8 a pair, free to coordinators and "the regular" volunteer crew!

Water bottles

In addition to socks (and still some caps) we have Specialized Purist water bottles for those who do at least 3 climbs (volunteer or ride). Specialized Purity bottles are coated with a thin layer of glass, so don't leech plactizier, give the water a foul taste, or stain, yet they don't leak like the rigid Soma bottles.


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.

All fees above direct expeneses are divided between the LiveStrong Foundation or the Peninsula Open Space Trust, two charities each doing excellent work.

First, it would be great if you could fill out the RSVP form. No guarantees if you show up unannounced...

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

Coordinator Info!

Coordinators are what make Low-Key tick! Coordinators check here for useful notes on making the day a typical Low-Key success story!

7-Eleven book
7-Eleven: Took on the World and Won, by Low-Key regular Geoff Drake!!!


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!

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!

The Low-Key Way

Low-Key is all about a group of friends riding up a hill together. It's like any other informal group ride, except we time you to the top and report the results on our web site. But we have no road closures, no lead vehicle, no follow vehicle. We are traffic, sharing the roads with other traffic, following the laws and courtesy which applies to traffic. Think of it as a human-assisted Strava. We're each responsible for our own actions out there, on and off the bike, both as users of the road as as courteous visitors to the neighborhoods we pass through. "Ceci n'est pas un race".


Email Dan Connelly

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

Dan Connelly