Alto Velo Climbing Ride

The Climbing Ride happens once or twice a month on Sundays from October through April. Rides will be announced a few days in advance on the Alto Velo email list and website. We meet at the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce at 9:15 and leave at 9:20. The pace should be somewhat sedate on the flats and pretty hard on the climbs. We regroup and recover after every climb; if you can do OLH in under 25 minutes you should be able to keep up. Rides are open to anyone, but you need a waiver on file with AV.

To paraphrase Winston Churchill: “If you are going up hill, get going”.

Past Routes


39 Miles, 4700 ft.

Climbs of note: Arastradero, Westridge, Pinon/La Sandra, Mapache,
Golden Hills/Fawn, Golden Oak, Hillbrook, Corte Madera, Los
Trancos/Buck Meadow, Los Trancos (eastern spur), La Mesa.


41 Miles, 4900 ft.

Climbs of note: Voss, Montebello/Peacock, Mt. Eden, Sarahills, Peach
Hill, Lancaster/Matilija, Comer, Prospect/Rolling Hills.


49 Miles, 5700 ft.

Climbs of note: Jefferson, Edgewood, Canada College, Raymundo, Patrol,
Summit Springs, Wayside, Alpine/Joaquin.


48 Miles, 5500 ft.

Climbs of note: Redwood Gulch, Sanborn Rd,
Pennsylvania/Overlook/Sheldon, Rest of Overlook, Saratoga Hills,
Rainbow, Regnart, Lindy.


45 Miles, 5000 ft.

Climbs of note: Moody, Alexis, Los Trancos/Vista Verde, Huddart,
High Rd/Woodside Dr.


60 Miles, 6300 ft.

Climbs of note: Crestview, Alameda De Las Pulgas from Ralston,
W. Hillsdale, De Anza, Ascension, Woodridge/Black Mountain,
Hayne/Robinwood/Denise, Chateau, Polhemus.