Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Webcor King of the Mountain Ride

Registration is now open for the second annual Webcor King-of-the-Mountain Ride taking place Saturday, February 16, in San Jose.

The Webcor San Jose King Of The Mountain Ride will feature a 26 mile ascent up San Jose’s Sierra Road. The best and the hardiest cyclists will compete for honor of being King of the Mountain. Hundreds of avid riders are expected to participate in the 26-mile ride. The Ride, which will begin at San Jose City Hall, features police motorcycles leading a rolling closure north and east of Downtown San Jose to the base of the Sierra Road climb. Cyclists then will cross a timing pad to activate timing chips and begin their ascent up Sierra Road—a stunning 3.7-mile, 1,830-foot climb, with an average gradient of 10 percent that was the most difficult stretch of last year's Amgen Tour of California race. After summiting Sierra Road, riders may complete the Sierra / Calaveras / Piedmont loop and ride west to City Hall.

"After last year’s successful Webcor King-of-the-Mountain Ride, we were extremely eager to take part in the 2008 event. We work hard everyday to make a positive difference in our community by donating our time and talents to non-profit organizations, especially those that benefit children and families. Plus, through the Webcor Cycling Team, we hope to demonstrate to youth the importance of teamwork and a way to become true champions. The combination of these two strategic endeavors has again made the Webcor San Jose King of the Mountain Ride a perfect event for Webcor to sponsor," says Webcor Builders President Andy Ball.

For more information and to register for the ride, visit the 2008 King of the Mountain Ride web page.


  1. How does this climb compare to Page Mill? Jamison Creek?

    (Toughest climbs I know off the top of my head...)

  2. I've never done Jamison Creek, but I've done Page Mill and been all over the Santa Cruz Mountains; but Mt Hamilton is a DNF for me. FWIW.