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2008 Low-Key Hillclimbs
Week 3: Quimby Road (Murillo start)
18 Oct 2008

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Aerial photo of Quimby Road (Murillo start), courtesy of Stanford Cycling


Quimby Road... ah! the mere mention of the name strikes fear in the heart of long-timers. Distant memories, fading, 13 years past, but not enough, still there, memories, memories of of the pain.

The pain returns.

Quimby Road rises from residential San Jose, steep enough at first. Not too bad, you think. Doable. But then the switchbacks begin.... first one, then another, the grade increasing, ever increasing, the screw turning, turning, turning until the final relentless straight to the finish.

Quimby. An old friend back again.

Hard Heads

Our insurance demands it: helmets are required. Sorry kids, no exceptions!

Time and Place

Registration will be at Evergreen Valley High School (3300 Quimby Road, near Ruby Avenue). Parking is available in the visitor parking lot, and that's where we'll meet. We'll promenade from there to Murillo, where the timing will begin. This cuts a mile off the climb we used back in 1995, but such is the price of sprawl.

Public Transit

Why can't we have a real transit system? The best Caltrain can do southbound is 9:30am into San Jose, not leaving enough time to make the start.

More Details

stats 3.3 miles, 1700 feet, 9.8%
format mass start
time reg 9:15 - 10:00
start 10:10am
aerial view Stanford Cycling
route profile Motionbased profile
weather Weather Underground
Weather Bonk
PDF release form
entry fee $10 voluntary donation
free for juniors
2 free for volunteers
free for coordinators


Dan Connelly