The climb up to Henry Coe State park east of Morgan Hill is one of our big local climbs. It’s about 12 miles from the base of the hill on E Dunne ave. to park headquarters, with 2700 ft elevation gain. I did it yesterday with a group starting in Morgan Hill. Our route was a little shorter because we took the steeper shortcut up Thomas Grade. It was about 30 miles total starting near downtown Morgan Hill.
I ride with a branch of Almaden Cycle Touring club in San Jose. Our local Tuesday group is the one I usually refer to rides with. I discovered that there are other groups with ACTC that also start in Morgan Hill, that are faster and do more climbing. That was who I rode with yesterday. They were quite accepting of my e-bike and the ride was enjoyable.