• Ride start: 8:30AM
  • ​​Distance: 86.2km/54.6mi
  • Elevation gain: 1,605m/5,360ft
  • Estimated duration: 4h

Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club / Group Events

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Long time missed Umunhum is back! According to Will “The Riding Wikipedia” von Kaenel, if Hicks North is counted, it becomes the second toughest climb in the US after Powder Mountain in Utah!
The weather is going to be chilly in the morning, be sure to bring extra layers for the flat section of Hicks. But no worries, you’ll get hot pretty quickly once the steep part starts! 
There’s no water in MidPen, or anywhere between Los Gatos and New Almaden, which will be 42km/26mi and at least 2-1/2 hours into our ride. Start out hydrated, and bring at least two 750 ml bottles. Thanks Santa Clara County Parks for the water at Quicksilver Park! MidPen: No water for you!
Note as well that the descent is really demanding. It includes -10% grade for 5 miles. We’ve had heat flats before. The road is steep and narrow. Please concentrate on safety descending. It’s wise to go slower than you’re capable.
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