Cycling Montebello Road
Ride 5.2 miles gaining 2,036’ at 7.3% average grade.
This climb begins at the western tip of Stevens Creek Reservoir. The first 1.5 miles greet us with nearly double digit average grade. Thereafter, the climb is much more comfortable and gives us some great views to the east of Mt. Hamilton, Moffett Field giant dirigible hangars, Mt. Diablo, and generally the Silicon Valley.
Who would have known that just a few miles west of Cupertino, CA and the Silicon Valley, we are in Wine Country! There are four vineyards clearly visible as we climb into the Santa Cruz Mountains Appellation.
Mt. Diablo 40 miles northeast.
Roadway Surface and Traffic Report: The road is in fairly good shape and is two lanes for the first two miles, narrowing to one lane for the last three. There is very little traffic along the route, it ends at a dead end and is considered very safe and enjoyable.
Moffett Field to the east.
Stevens Creek Reservoir with Mt. Hamilton in background center left.