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Welch Creek
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Team Google presents... one of the two legendary steep climbs in the Bay area!

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

Results are posted!

Danny Sullivan photo
Smile! ( Danny Sullivan photo )

results?right here!
distance3.9 miles (6.3 km)
climbing1867 ft (569 meters)
where?see below
when?18 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!
Bay area winds
deja-vu?2007(6) 2010(6)
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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...


Meet @ Sunol Glen School parking lot, intersection of 11601 Main Street in Sunol

We'll have a key to access bathroom facilities and a water fountain at the school. To reduce congestion, please try to park away from the school in downtown Sunol or take BART. At 10:10am, we'll begin a low-key 4-mile ride to the intersection of Welch Creek Road and Calaveras Rd, where the real fun begins!


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