Bohlman Road Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

Bohlman Road


Rural climb at the eastern edge of Saratoga.

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Climb Summary

This segment of the multi-segmented Bolhman Road Climbs begins at the southwestern edge of the quaint Silicon Valley town of Saratoga.   While we begin in a neighborhood (upscale!), we are quickly into rural and forested surroundings with some views of thousands of acres of open space and state park land to the west.

Cycling Bohlman Road - start, street sign 

    bicycle ride Bohlman Road - 2 cyclists on bikes riding up road

The first 1.9 miles at 11% average are shared by multiple Bohlman Road Routes.  The rural nature of the climb is highlighted by the chicken coup towards the end of the ride and wildlife such as the bobcat (warning - mountain lion sighting as of 2-23-19 - see below) we encountered near, you guessed it, the chicken coup! 

Climbing Bohlman Road by bike - view of Santa Clara Valley through trees

Bike climb up Bohlman Road - street sign at end.


 ​​Roadway surface and traffic:  The roadway is excellent and there is very little traffic along this road, which dead ends at the end of Bohlman Road.   This is a safe, pleasant and challenging climb.

Bohlman Road Segment:  ​4.2 miles / 1,950' / 7.9% / 5.39 Fiets Index

​Bohlman - On Orbit - Bohlman:   4.3 miles / 1,979' / 7.5% / 5.13 Fiets Index

Email from John Klonick 2-23-19:  Just a heads up for riders on the Bohlman/On Orbit ride....we have had several sightings this February, 2019 of a Mountain Lion sometimes accompanied by two cubs. It doesn't seem to be particularly shy or secretive and has been seen out in the open during daylight hours, perhaps hunting for the cubs. The substantial local population of deer probably will keep it in this area for a while, so please be alert. The enclosed pictures were taken by a resident who lives near the intersection of Bohlman and On Orbit Drive.

 Bike climb up Bohlman Road - street sign at end.

Bike climb up Bohlman Road - street sign at end.