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|Canceled due to smoke from the Camp Fire!|
|distance||6.57 miles (10.57 km)|
|climbing||2779 ft (847 meters)|
|when?||17 Nov 2018|
|what time||Meet at 10:00|
climb starts at 10:10
Or anytime Saturday
|why?||Ask not why; just do!|
Bay area winds
|route map (look here!)|
The semi-final climb! The biggest. The most difficult. Challenge yourself!
Hicks + Mt Um all the way to the Cube at the top. The total route has only been open a little more than a year. The road is beautifully paved, very quiet. With a little luck we'll have some beautiful views from the top.
We'll meet very close to the start on Hicks, at the Dam. It's hard to pin that point exactly on the map, but it'll be the sunny area near the Dam to Guadalupe Reservoir. At 10am. It takes maybe 15 minutes to bike there from Shannon or from the start of Hicks at Camden Ave. We'll gather there hit the short descent and start up the wall that is Hicks.
--- Andy Crews
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...
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".