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Bike Climbs

Some people think the best areas for cycling are flat. Au contraire. Hills are fun — with the ascent being the challenge, the descent as the reward. The best scenery is usually within the mountains.

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Double Rist Canyon

I've been fortunate to have lived near some long, skyward-pointing roads during the last 24 years...

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Teva Mountain Games

"The Teva Mountain Games take place the first week in June," wrote Eddie. "I've done the...

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Sierra Road, San Jose, CA

Today was Stage 2 of the inaugural Tour of California, purportedly the most difficult stage of...

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Climb to Kaiser

"I'll be gone this Saturday for a training ride," I told a friend a few days...

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Old La Honda Bike Climb, CA

This article, while originally written in September 2002, has been last updated in April 2020 to...

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Berkeley Death Ride

Note: this ride is from Tom Holub's Berkeley Death Ride Web Page. This local self-supported...