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Phil Gaimon does Potrero Hill at the Red Bull Bay Hillclimb in San Francisco

Phil tackles the legendary Red Bull Bay Hillclimb and takes his 32 tooth rear cassette with him

Red Bull Bay Climb is a straight line, uphill bike race on one of San Francisco’s most iconic hills. Two categories of cyclists can participate, Fixed and Open. The Fixed category features a men’s and women’s division, but is restricted to a single gear. The Open category has a men’s and a women’s division as well, and a "run-what-ya-brung" spirit: any two-wheel bike is welcome -- as long as it's human powered.

The event itself is as unique in its construction as it is difficult. The race length is just 0.32 miles, but with an average grade of 15% -- and a peak grade that clocks in at a quad burning 21% -- this fast and furious contest is not for the faint of heart.

VIDEO: Best/Worst Retirement Ever - Red Bull Bay Climb - Potrero Hill - San Francisco

 

Hillclimb World Championships!

2,593 ft, 6.1 miles - Santa Barbara, California, October 26, 2018

Reigning National Hillclimb Champion's Phil Gaimon & Margot Clyne will try to defend their stars and stripes jerseys, and compete for global supremacy on Gibraltar road.

World & American champions crowned for pros & age groups, while riders of all levels can test themselves on a climb made famous by the Amgen Tour of California. known as the American Riviera, Santa Barbara offers a gorgeous backdrop for a world-class event.

Hillclimb Worlds kicks off a full weekend of great riding in socal: suffer uphill Friday Oct 26 in Santa Barbara, and then enjoy yourself at Phil's Cookie Fondo Saturday and Sunday Oct 27-28 in Malibu.

Trek-Segafredo rider Peter Stetina holds the current KOM on the 6.1 mile climb of Gibraltar Road, set on Stage 3 of the 2016 AMGEN Tour of California, a time of 28m 9s.

Phil Gaimon famously set a time of 29 minutes dead in Season 1, Episode 5 of the "Worst Retirement Ever". 

You can find the official Strava segment here: http://www.thenational.ae/storyimage/AB/20151223/ARTICLE/151229586/AR/0/&NCS_modified=20151223083557&MaxW=640&MaxH=427&AR-151229586.jpg https://www.strava.com/segments/658277

For more information, please visit: https://www.hillclimbworlds.com

Hillclimb World Championships 2,593 ft, 6.1 miles - Santa Barbara, California, October 26, 2018

 

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Don’t miss out on the West Coast’s Finest Fondo, register today to secure a place, it’s just so good it sells out!

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Dec 03 2018 - NEWS: Phil Gaimon Destroys Mexico's Puerto Vallarta Hill Climb KOM
Nov 22 2018 - NEWS: Worst Retirement tackles the Puerto Vallarta Hillclimb Challenge
Oct 27 2018 - NEWS: Phil Gaimon wins Podium Puppy at Big Fun Fondo! Cancellara eats Cookies
Jul 21 2018 - NEWS: Gibraltar Road: Your chance to win a National and World Hillclimb Championship Jersey
Oct 14 2018 - NEWS: Phil Gaimon does the Potrero Hill Climb at the Red Bull Bay Climb in San Francisco
Jul 29 2018 - NEWS: Phil's Fondo adds more Fun and more Cookies!
Sep 01 2018 - NEWS: VIDEO: Phil's Cookie Fondo Special Feature
Aug 13 2018 - NEWS: Cookie Fever returns to the climbs of the Colorado Classic August 16 - 19
Aug 02 2018 - NEWS: Philuminati: the New Rules of Cycling ...
Jul 26 2018 - NEWS: VIDEO: Phil Gaimon vs Range Rover Sport on the Tour de France's Les Lacets de Montvernier climb!
Jul 01 2018 - NEWS: Gaimon and Cancellara best of friends after racing up the Col du Pillon
Jul 07 2018 - NEWS: VIDEO BIG BATTLE: Phil Gaimon versus Fabian Cancellara!
Jun 22 2018 - NEWS: Gaimon versus Cancellara, the race is on July 1st!
Feb 27 2018 - NEWS: Phil Gaimon to host Hillclimb Championships on Gibraltar Road in Santa Barbara
Feb 14 2018 - NEWS: VIDEO: Chasing Spartacus - Update on Gaimon's Race with Fabian Cancellara
Oct 26 2018 - EVENT: Hillclimb World Championships
Oct 27 2018 - EVENT: Phils Cookie Fondo