Seven Hells of SF (Steepest Hills of SF III) Tour
June 21, 2008
11am-3:30pm (actual)

[UPDATE: Don't miss Kat's Seven Hells of SF: The road to hell is paved with potholes SFBG blog post!]

At least it wasn't as hot as Bike to Work Day, but more than 40 cyclists braved a balmy Saturday to visit some streets they hadn't ridden before (and may never again). Some plowed straight ahead while others zigzaged up Dan's Seven Hells:

1. Mt. Sutro (Hard)
2. Twin Peaks (Moderate)
3. Mt. Davidson (Very Hard)
4. Dolores Heights (Hard/Very Hard)
5. Russian Hill (Hard)
6. Nob Hill (Moderate/Hard)
7. Pacific Heights (Hard/Very Hard)

Thanks to everyone for coming out as well as tolerating the camera. Please help me out if I'm missing your name or have it incorrectly. Photos are geotagged and in chronological order.

Thanks also to the all riders for their patience and for not letting our lack of water, Liam's broken chain, Beau's flat, or Tristan's broken spoke get in our way.

Dennis started an amusing pre-ride discussion on Yelp, then wrote a nice ode to all of us survivors. See also Kat's event preview in the SF Bay Guardian. Yann also has his Motion Based extract of the ride.

Original description:

11am-3pm (conservative estimated duration), Start/End: Panhandle Statue, Fell and Baker.

Dan the Hill Man contributes to this fine granny-gear tradition with his "Seven Hells of SF" tour. This brand new route will most definitely appeal to the masochist in you and features a lovely mix of long one-block spasms and multi-block quad burners. Don't worry -- we'll wait at the top of each hill for you. Bring food, water and a bike with low gears. Come on, it will be fun -- or at least you'll think it was fun when you brag about it the following day! [Facebook Event]
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