HillClimbs: | net | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2018| 2019 | 2020 | 2021 |2022 |
MegaMonster: | 2008 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 |

We may cancel scoring of climbs if the air or conditions are poor.

Good luck to all for a successful 2022!

weekdayclimbprevious yearscomment profileStrava!trophy
1 01 Oct 2022 Montebello 1995(1) 1996(1) 1997(1) 2006(1) 2007(1) 2008(1) 2009(1) 2010(1) 2011(1) 2012(1) 2013(1) 2014(1) 2015(1) 2016(1) 2018(1) 2019(1) 2020(1) 2021(1) Comment! profile Strava results!
2 08 Oct 2022 Cull Canyon new! Comment! profile Strava results!
3 15 Oct 2022 Railroad Grade new! Comment! profile
4 22 Oct 2022 Old La Honda 1995(4) 1996(X) 2006(2) 2009(2) 2010(2) 2015(7) 2019(2) Comment! profile Strava results!
5 29 Oct 2022 Tunnel Road new! Comment! profile Strava results!
6 05 Nov 2022 Three Bears new! Comment! profile profile profile Strava Strava Strava results!
7 12 Nov 2022 Tunitas 1997(6) 2016(7) Comment! profile Strava results!
8 19 Nov 2021 Hawk Hill new! Comment! profile Strava results!
9 24 Nov 2022 Mt Hamilton 1995(8) 1996(9) 1997(9) 1998(1) 1998(7) 2006(7) 2007(9) 2008(9) 2009(9) 2010(9) 2011(9) 2012(8) 2013(9) 2014(9) 2015(9) 2016(9) 2018(8) 2019(9) 2020(9) 2021(9) Comment! profile Strava results!

How to Participate

Easy! Read up on the rules. Fill out this registration form! Join the LKHC Strava Club where we'll get your time from. Go out and climb! (If you don't do Strava, you can still email us your time, or post it on the Facebook group or the Google Group. See the links below).

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.

Email List & Facebook

An email list is our primary communications channel: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/low-key-hill-climbers.

We also have a Low-Key group on Facebook. It's the place to be for facebookie type stuff.


In Ultra Low-Key, nobody is there with a stopwatch, nobody to shout your number to with your last breath. You can ride with the group, or ride solo anytime that day.

If you are a member of the Strava LKHC Club, we'll get your time from there at the end of the day. Make sure your Strava activity is public ("Who can see? Everyone!"), and that in Privacy Controls " you have "Hide the start and end points of activities no matter where they happen" turned OFF. If you aren't a member, or maybe don't even use Strava, you can time yourself with a stopwatch.

Scoring Details

For Ultra Low-Key, scoring has been greatly simplified for now, to the detriment of fairness and the Low-Key tradition, but hey, this is Ultra Low-Key!

Detailed scoring information is available for those who want to know the nitty-gritty!


In ULKHC, all climbs are self-rides, whether you're with an ad-hoc group or alone. It's up to you to judge conditions and the safety of the climb. There is no organized event, so please show respect for all other users of the road or trail. If you need to come to a complete stop to yield right of way, let us know for score adjustment: nobody should feel the need to take undue risks or incourtesies due to this series, and any reports of irresponsible behavior, on or off the bike, will result in scores being disqualified.

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 and as courteous visitors to the neighborhoods we pass through. "Ceci n'est pas un race".

Ultra Low-Key

Ultra Low-Key maintains the same philosophy, except every ride is self-timed. You're just out on an informal bike ride, alone or with the ad-hoc group, climbing the hill at whatever pace you want to and are able to.

You Climb at your Own Risk!

Like virtually any other solo or group ride in which you participate, your participation in Low-Key Hillclimbs or Ultra Low-Key Hillclimbs is at your own risk.


Brandon Smith
Frank Paysen
Dan Connelly
"Get your ass up that hill!" -- Kevin Winterfield, Fovnder

Dan Connelly /// Frank Paysen