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Cull Canyon
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Results are posted!

results?Right here!
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distance5.6 miles (9.1 km)
climbing489 ft (149 meters)
where?see below
when?08-09 Oct 2022
what time10 A.M on Saturday, or anytime from 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday!
how?self-timed ITT
why?Ask not why; just do!
Bay area winds
deja-vu? New!
Ride With GPS


Welcome to week two! Cull Canyon is a culmination of two ideas that came to us from our rider feedback:

  1. Provide a climb for heavier or more powerful riders
  2. Mirror the idea of a prologue in a professional cycling race

As many may know who follow the Northern California race circuit, Cull Canyon is the stage for one of the most competitive time trial competitions in the State. The official race course is an out and back style time trial, but we will only be competing on the ‘out’ segment. Week two provides an opportunity for riders of all sizes and power levels to compete and put a stake in the ground similar to how steep climbs or dirt offer up an advantage for other riders.

For anyone wondering if this can be considered a hill climb…we thought about that too. The definition of a hill is a naturally raised area of land, not as high or craggy as a mountain and the definition of a climb is to go or come up an incline. With these definitions in hand we can confidently say week two fits the very definition of a “Ultra Lowkey Hill Climb”!

Given the gradients, there may be additional advantages in week two for individuals or teams to work together in a draft. Find a teammate, come to the group start, or even do some Strava sleuthing on riders with similar power profiles if you want to unlock this advantage.

For those meeting, we’ll meet just north of the intersection of Cull Canyon Road and Heyer Ave at 10:00 Saturday. There should be ample parking right at that location and then we will ride to the start together. Good luck everyone!

Rule 1 is be safe and stay healthy!

Join the Strava Low-Key Hillclimbers Club to get your time recorded "automatically". Or message/email your time to Brandon, or post it on Facebook LKHC group.

The Facebook LKHC group is also a good place to get the latest announcements and discussions.

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