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Lisa Penzel, Palomares 2011 ( Photo by Franz Kelsch )
|distance||4.5 miles (7.27 km)|
|climbing||1060 ft (323 meters)|
|when?||23 Nov 2019|
|what time||no registration needed|
Meet at 10:00, climb at 10:10
or whenever you want on Thursday
|why?||Ask not why; just do!|
Bay area winds
|route map (look here!)|
4.5 miles, average 4%. Sound easy? The best ride will need some planning, when to stick with the group, when to break. Let's meet at the East intersection of Niles Canyon Rd and 238. There is a little park there. https://goo.gl/maps/6A3pX6o2HS6i9rMa9 On the other side of the road is a big dirt parking lot. I'll be there by 9:45 per usual. At 10:00, we will bike 2 miles down Niles Canyon Rd. It's not particularly bike friendly, but there is shoulder for most of it and there is nowhere closer to the event to meet up or park, really. Palomares is a left turn off Niles Canyon. At 10:10, we start up!
--- 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".