Top of OLH on Skyline (Brandon Smith Photo)
|distance||2.98 miles (4.8 km)|
|climbing||1253 ft (383 meters)|
|when?||22-23 Oct 2022|
|what time||Saturday at 10:00 a.m.; or anytime from 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday.|
|why?||Ask not why; just do!|
Bay area winds
|deja-vu?||1995(4) 1996(X) 2006(2) 2009(2) 2010(2) 2015(7) 2019(2)|
This climb needs no formal introduction. Serving as the benchmark for all other climbs, Old La Honda is likely the most well known climb in the Bay Area. Coming in as the third most popular climb on Strava (Bay Area) and the number one most requested climb by our riders, we are excited to be back after a three year break.
With a pretty fair and consistent gradient, OLH offers the chance to really dig down and get comfortable at above threshold.
For those meeting us, we’ll meet at the corner of Mountain Home and Portola at 10:00 Saturday. There is no parking at this location, so please consider parking elsewhere and riding over. There is usually ample parking at the Woodside town hall nearby.
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.
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".