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Results are posted!

Frank Paysen, 2015
Old La Honda 2015 ( Frank Paysen photo )

results?right here!
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distance2.98 miles (4.8 km)
climbing1253 ft (383 meters)
where?see below
when?12 Oct 2019
what timemeet at 10:00
climb starts at 10:10
Or anytime today!
why?Ask not why; just do!
Bay area winds
deja-vu? 1995(4) 1996(X) 2006(2) 2009(2) 2010(2) 2015(7)


The classic. The benchmark. And a slightly shorter climb so people who are doing Mt Diablo Sunday still show up.

We'll meet at the little bus stop at Santa Maria and Portola, 0.7 miles South of Old La Honda. There is no car parking, but plenty of room for as many bikes as we had at Montebello. I'll be at the Santa Maria bus stop at 9:45, then (sticking precisely to the timeline this time) at 10:05, we start towards OLH. We'll arrive at 10:09, give one more minute prep, and hit the bridge at 10:10. Maybe there will be a car going to the top this time. Not sure.

-- 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