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

Results are posted!

Mike Jacobowsky photo
1975 results: Tom Ritchey still better than Strava KOM ( Mike Jacobowsky photo )

results?right here!
distance3.75 miles (6.0 km)
climbing2065 ft (629 meters)
where?see below
when?17 Oct 2015
what timecheck-in 9:00 to 10:00
climb starts @ 10:10
RSVPcheck back later!
how?small group
how much?$10 (free for juniors
and those with volunteer credit)
why?Ask not why; just do!
volunteerssign up!
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Bay area winds
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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...


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We'll meet for registration at Ben Lomond County Park, on Mill Street in Ben Lomond. Parking is limited. This is a small town, please find street parking; respect the local businesses and do not park in their lots.

We'll send off small groups to the base of the climb. Groups will be pre-assigned based on past results or on what the Low-Key committee can determine from your history if you've never done a Low-Key before. Riders will go east on Mill St to make a left onto 9. There's a traffic light there, so please be courteous. Once at the base of Alba our friendly volunteers will get rider names and numbers, assign you a starting time, and send you happily on your way.

Okay, maybe not so happily...


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. This includes riding to the right of the road when practicable, and not crossing double yellows to pass riders or to get through corners faster. 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