Sierra Road climb

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6 km Distance
550m Ascent
0m Descent

Sierra Road is tough.  It's been a key climb in the Tour of California 2006-2008, of reduced importance in 2009-2010 but still on the route.  But the Low-Key Hillclimbs first did Sierra in 1995, and it's additionally one of the climbs in the Devil Mountain Double.

Nothing subtle here: Sierra starts steep and stays that way.  It soon enough clears San Jose's sprawl, becoming a scenic rural mountain road with excellent views of the valley.

But bring your low gears for this one: it's tough.

For a nice loop, continue to Felter then descend to Calaveras, eventually returning to Sierra via Piedmont.

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