Mt Hamilton is a long, but not steep, climb with wonderful panoramic views. All routes start with a loop through Alum Rock Park, then climb directly to the summit. . On the return trip D’s add a beautiful “out-and-back” spur on traffic free Kincaid Road.
This year, the observatory complex is closed, so RIDERS SHOULD BRING PLENTY OF WATER AND PACK YOUR LUNCH – NO FOOD is AVAILABLE. The best information we have is that water is available at the top of the mountain (at junction), but riders should ensure they have full bottles when they leave the regroup point at Grant Park. Also, late October weather can be difficult to predict on Mt. Hamilton. Be prepared for warm temperatures on the way up and cold temperatures on the way down. Rain, poor air quality, or extreme heat cancels.
Online route sheets/maps/gps.
INFORMATION: Bill Sherwin - firstname.lastname@example.org or 650.888.6749 for more information.
MEETING TIME: Meet at 9:45 AM for a 10:00 AM start
MEETING LOCATION: Meet at NE corner of Cataldi Park (2920 Cataldi Drive, San Jose, CA). Directions: Hwy 237 east, I-880 south, Montague Expressway east, right on Morrill Ave., right on Cataldi Dr.
NOTE: To manage group sizes, club rides are currently open to Western Wheelers members only. Learn about becoming a member
Do not join club rides if you are sick (cough, sore throat, fever, loss of smell). All riders must have a face covering (mask, bandana, neck gaiter/buff or other without vent) to be worn at the start of each ride and whenever stopped (eg during regroups). Riders must maintain a safe distance (minimum six feet) from each other. No drafting, pace lines, spitting or blowing noses into the air during rides. All riders are expected to have read the current San Mateo & Santa Clara Health Orders and stay in compliance in regards to social distancing and face coverings. For rides outside of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, refer to full guidelines for applicable county health orders.
Mandatory Directive for Recreational and Athletic Activities and Facilities - Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
ORDER No. c19-11 OF THE HEALTH OFFICER OF THE COUNTY OF SAN MATEO DIRECTING ALL INDIVIDUALS IN THE COUNTY TO LIMIT GATHERINGS TO
There is risk in all gatherings, since people without symptoms can transmit COVID-19. Participation in club rides is voluntary. Members assume the full and complete risk that is associated with exposure to and infection by COVID-19 during such participation. Please note that in the event Western Wheelers is asked by the department of public health for a list of riders participating in any club ride for purposes of Covid-19 exposure tracing, Western Wheelers will comply with such requests.