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Top of Tunitas Looking Down Skyline (Brandon Smith Photo)
|distance||7 miles (11.3 km)|
|climbing||2000 ft (609 meters)|
|when?||12-13 Nov 2022|
|what time||10:00 A.M. Saturday, or anytime from Saturday 6 a.m. to Sunday 6 p.m.|
|why?||Ask not why; just do!|
Bay area winds
Quick note, we have got word there is some construction on Tunitas, as we get close we will evaluate and if needed, substitute Kings Mountain for Tunitas.
Another climb that likely needs no introduction, Tunitas is the 6th most popular climb on Strava (bay area) and the second most requested climb in our voting. Tunitas is longer than many of the other climbs in the series (5.9mi) and while the average gradient shows as only 5.4%, there is more to it. Many think of Tunitas as two climbs broken into the steeps which you encounter first (1.2mi 9%) and then the rest. In fact, the end is actually quite nice at 2.7mi and only 3.4% gradient.
We will meet at 10:00 Saturday at the bike hut which is a honor system sanctuary for cyclists full of snacks, water, coffee and more. This hut has served a vital role in helping riders both get out of the sun on a hot day, or thaw from an unexpectedly cold descent into the fog on a cold one. We will casually ride to the Lobitos cut off and then begin the climb.
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".