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Results are posted!

Stephen Fong photo
Montevina 2013 ( Stephen Fong photo )

results?right here!
distance3.46 miles (5.53 km)
climbing1581 ft (648 meters)
where?see below
when?13 Oct 2018
what timemeet at 10:00
climb starts at 10:10
Or anytime today!
why?Ask not why; just do!
Bay area winds


Montevina Rd. up next! This is the best segment, although it doesn't have the tiny bit of 20% grade at the top :(

"Only" 1580ft of climbing (at 9%), so it counts as a "something easier". The Strava KOM is in the 17's but only 3 people have ever cracked 19.

If you want to ride with the group, lets meet at the corner of Black Rd and Montevina Rd… as we did in in 2013 but we'll skip the dirt climb at the end. (Because then it could not count as "something easier.")

Get there by 10am and we'll leave by 10:10.

Meeting at Black Rd will avoid any risk of triggering either of the Strava segments early while we are sitting there getting ready. I will chalk start and end lines again, and have water at the top.

Bonus points for getting there via Bohlman and the dirt trail in between. :)

A few more times were added for Montebello. Given that there were way more than 4 people at the top when I got there, I guess some people are doing even lower key and riding under the radar. That is low key cool: race the ghosts. But you can still send me times if you want.

-- Andy Crews

Cover your head, not your ears...

Sorry, folks! We require 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 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 /// Frank Paysen