|1||Montebello||1995(1) 1996(1) 1997(1) 2006(1) 2007(1) 2008(1) 2009(1) 2010(1)||The series begins!|
|2||1995(12) 2007(8)||Let's get it done!|
|3||Page Mill Road||1995(3) 1996(2) 2006(6)||Palo Alto Classic!|
|4||2009(6)||Be afraid... be very afraid!|
|5||Palomares Road||new!||East Bay Ride to Wine|
|6||new!||Highest-rated Low-Key in history?|
|7||Highway 9||1995(7) 2006(4)||Saratoga to the Gap|
|8||Kings Mt Road||1995(2) 1996(4) 2007(2)||Benchmark climb|
|9||Mt Hamilton||1995(8) 1996(9) 1997(9) 1998(1) 1998(7) 2006(7) 2007(9) 2008(9) 2009(9) 2010(9)||Annual Thanksgiving endurance test!|
|John Sommerson's excellent Complete Guide to Climbing by Bike series, including Guide to Climbing in California, is a 2011 Low-Key sponsor!!!|
Sorry, folks! Our insurance requires 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...
You asked for them and now we have them! Low-Key socks. Check 'em out here Only $8 a pair, free to coordinators and "the regular" volunteer crew!
In addition to socks (and still some caps) we have Specialized Purist water bottles for those who do at least 3 climbs (volunteer or ride). Specialized Purity bottles are coated with a thin layer of glass, so don't leech plactizier, give the water a foul taste, or stain, yet they don't leak like the rigid Soma bottles.
Each week, registration will open an hour before the listed time, closing 15 minutes before. voluntary donation, volunteers get 2 weeks free, under 18 years old are free, coordinators are free! Waivers available at registration. Two free entries if you volunteer.
All fees above direct expeneses are divided between the LiveStrong Foundation or the Peninsula Open Space Trust, two charities each doing excellent work.
First, it would be great if you could fill out the RSVP form. No guarantees if you show up unannounced...
Then, if you can, you'll want to print and fill out the PDF release form before the event.
Coordinators are what make Low-Key tick! Coordinators check here for useful notes on making the day a typical Low-Key success story!
|7-Eleven: Took on the World and Won, by Low-Key regular Geoff Drake!!!|
Volunteers are what make the Low-Key series work! Here's a list of volunteers so far. It's a great chance to give back to other rider. We always need more volunteers, but especially can use them for week 1. Volunteers get two free, transferrable climbing credits, and may have volunteer weeks credited with an average score from climbs ridden (see rules). Sign up using our new volunteer form!
An email list is our primary communications channel: http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/lkhc.
We're also have a Low-Key group on Facebook It's the place to be for facebookie type stuff.
Detailed scoring information is available for those whoy want to know the nitty-gritty!
Rating of the climbs calculated using the special Low-Key Hillclimbs rating formula are available here!
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. Think of it as a human-assisted Strava. 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".
Email Dan Connelly