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Sierra Road
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Sierra Road is a challenging, steep climb, but not among the steepest Low-Key does. Challenge yourself and you'll be rewarded with the fantastic summit views!

RSVP for today's climb after the previous week's climb!

Results are posted!

Josh Hadley photo
high above the valley ( Josh Hadley photo )

results?right here!
distance3.66 miles (5.9 km)
climbing1759 ft (536 meters)
where?see below
when?11 Oct 2014
what timecheck-in 9:00 to 10:00
climb starts @ 10:10
RSVPcheck back later!
waiverPlease fill one out before the climb!
how?mass start
how much?$10 (free for juniors
and those with volunteer credit)
why?Ask not why; just do!
volunteerssign up!
aerial viewStanford Cycling
Bay area winds
deja-vu?1995(12) 2007(8) 2011(2)
route map

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...


The start will be near the intersection of Sierra Road and Piedmont Road in San Jose. There is plenty of parking in this area.

Very important! There is no parking immediately at RSVP, but huge amounts of parking in the surrounding area. Please do not take the parking spots at the businesses or residences immediately at the RSVP site, which will be close to the Sierra/Piedmont intersection. But only volunteers should bring their cars directly to the sign-in.

We won't have any "facilities" at the start this week due to the nature of the area, so please deal with what you need to deal with before arriving to RSVP. One option may be the Berryessa Farmer's Market, two blocks north on Piedmont. If you do, please use the opportunity to stock up on some excellent local products, as porta-potties are typically customer-only.

Another option may be the Berryessa Community Center @ 3050 Berryessa Road, which has some parking and public restrooms.


Volunteers make Low-Key tick! Without them, we no longer function. Please sign up for any week in the series using our volunteer form! Thanks!!!

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".

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