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|distance||17.96 miles (28.9 km)|
|climbing||2034 ft (619 meters)|
|when?||05 Nov 2016|
|what time||check-in 9:00 to 10:00|
climb starts @ 10:10
|how much?||$10 (free for juniors|
and those with volunteer credit)
|why?||Ask not why; just do!|
Bay area winds
|route map (look here!)|
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 best parking option for this week is Richardson Park: here's a map showing directions from the South Bay.
From the park, it's a flat 6 miles ride to the start and makes for a nice warm up and opportunity to assess the winds. Here's a map.
On Mines before the fork, there is a pumpkin patch/farm called Joan's. There will be one porta potty that stays open and it is visible from the road.
The route is visible in this Strava activity.
Today's climb is in the East Bay, and that means BART is an option! It's only 14.4 miles (23.2 km) from the Dublin BART (directions). You probably want a train which gets into the station by 8:45 AM.
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!!!
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".