Cyclists back to enjoying Mt. Hamilton Road

Your taxes at work. Mt. Hamilton Road is open for cycling now that the slide has been repaired.


I checked out the newly opened Mt. Hamilton Road today and was not disappointed as I was swallowed up by the Western Wheelers peloton. Must have been 50 or more.

The club riders were tuning up for their annual Sequoia Century in June.

I stopped to take a photo of the new retaining wall and drainage. While I couldn’t see any drainage work on the west side, I assume they developed a way to catch the runoff because there’s a large steel pipe sticking out on the retaining wall side.

Then I discovered there’s a water fountain right at the entrance kiosk to Grant Ranch Park. Nice to know.

Now if only Calaveras Road were open, I could do my annual Mt. Hamilton ride. Sadly, it looks like it will be closed for at least another month. It wouldn’t surprise me if it was much longer. The SF Water District would probably just as soon keep it closed permanently.

That would suit me fine if they left it open to bikes and hikers. The use of the road by daily car commuters is criminal.

3 Responses to “Cyclists back to enjoying Mt. Hamilton Road”

  1. Cathy Switzer Says:

    Oh my word! I thought of you all the way up the hill – because of the picture on your book! Had I know you were climbing too, would have completely made my day THAT much more thrilling!

  2. Cathy Switzer Says:

    And yes! I was right by you as you stopped to take the picture of the repairs – I recognize the Ritchey frame, almost asked you about it – i was in the Stars and Stripes jersey, blue and white Steve Rex bike. Hello from today’s ride! Thanks for the posts, I thoroughly enjoy your writing!

  3. Martin Says:

    There’s always Niles Canyon, if you want to make a Mt. Hamilton loop.

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