Lichau Road Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling






Lichau Road

CA, USA

Quiet and steep climb off Petaluma Hill Road near Rohnert Park

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Climb Summary


Climb Summary

 Lichau (pronounced Leech-Ow) Road is a little known cycling treat in Sonoma  County.  Located off Roberts Road near Sonoma State University, Lichau can be  included in a nice loop beginning in Santa Rosa that includes some very nice  climbs and scenery (Map ​and includes Cavedale Rd) .  

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Lichau Road has a section  known as "Gravity Hill" because down is up and up is down (see slideshow with  photo of an apparent descent that is actually a 1.7% ascent).  This climb offers  views of open fields, some vineyards, Rohnert Park/Cotati to the west, Marin  County/Mt. Tam to the south, Mt. St Helena to the north, and wild flowers, moss  covered oaks and tree covered single lane road towards the top.  

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Mt. Tam on left and Mt. St. Helena on right

     Traffic/Roadway Surface:  The roadway is in good shape and two lanes for the  first half of the ride and turns to single lane and rougher towards the top.   There is  mild traffic for the first couple miles but very little the last mile.  There is loose gravel  and ruts at the top so caution descending is advised.