RSVP for today's climb after the previous week's climb!
|distance||2.57 miles (4.1 km)|
|climbing||1190 ft (362 meters)|
|when?||16 Nov 2013|
|what time||registration 9:00 to 10:00|
climb starts @ 10:10
|RSVP||check back later!|
|waiver||Please fill one out before the climb!|
|how much?||$10 (free for juniors|
and those with volunteer credit)
|why?||Ask not why; just do!|
|aerial view||Google Maps|
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...
We'll start today at Orinda Community Park on Orinda Way off Camino Pablo, then ride from there to the start, which is quite nearby. The park is directly opposite the fire station in downtown Orinda, on Orinda Way. There's a path from the sidewalk, or a short stairway, leading to the picnic tables we're we'll set up. Some photos are available here!
The best way to Orinda is BART -- reg is quite close to the Orinda BART station. Alternately, from Berkeley it's a good warm-up up Spruce and down Wildcat Canyon Road. But if you must drive, there's plenty of parking in Orinda.
For those wanting more, for whom Lomas Cantadas leaves a void which can only be filled with more painful climbing, we're offering a special double feature: after the climb Paul "NiftyTenFifty" McKenzie will lead a group from the summit to the base of Marin Ave, one of the steepest roads of its length in the country. Marin is too busy for a full Low-Key, so you're on your own for this one, but we'll post a form for reporting of Strava activity ID's for this special "just for fun" competition.
Volunteers make Low-Key tick! Without them, we no longer function. Please sign up for any week in the series using our volunteer form! Thanks!!!
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".