Patterson pass Rd

Patterson Pass Rd is the climbing alternative to Altamont Pass Rd for crossing the ridge with the windmills. It starts at Midway Rd and the climb begins very easy, the grade that is. Typically you get strong headwinds from the start all the way to the top. After 5km you think you reached the top, but after you turn around a bend you see the real top. The typical thought is "Oh my god ...", hence the nick-name oh-my-god-hill.

After a quick decent, you can connect to Mines Rd via Cross Rd and Tesla Rd.

Patterson Pass is also subject of the Patterson Pass Road Race, organized by Velo Promo.