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The backside of Sierra: not just for descending anymore! Low-Key tackles this challenging climb for the first time!

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

Eric Buchanan photo
Felter Road ( Eric Buchanan photo )

results?not yet!
distance4.90 miles (7.9 km)
climbing1555 ft (473 meters)
where?see below
when?01 Nov 2014
what timeregistration 9:00 to 10:00
climb starts @ 10:10
RSVPcheck back later!
waiverPlease fill one out before the climb!
how?time trial
how much?$10 (free for juniors
and those with volunteer credit)
why?Ask not why; just do!
volunteerssign up!
weatherWeather Underground

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...


We begin today's adventure at the intersection of Calaveras Road and Piedmont Road (Google Map). This is a mostly residential area, with some churches, but there should be no problem finding parking near the start.

week 6_old:

We'll start on Summit Road near Wrights Station Road. A preliminary start location is this school just west (leads north) of Wrights Station. Most people driving to the start will likely take 17, exit at Summit Road, and drive "south".

From the registration area, we'll descend Wrights Station Road together. There's a left onto Morrill, then the first right onto Wrights Station. We'll ride the descent to the bottom, turn around and begin the climb.

From the start, the ride takes Wrights Station to Morrill, turns left from Morrill onto Summit (careful here!), then takes Summit via Highland to Mt Bache. Mt Bache takes us to Loma Prieta which we continue to climb. There's a 0.2 mile section of rough dirt before the pavement returns for the final stretch of pavement to the finish line.

The dirt 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