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Register now for the World Championships Hillclimb and Gran Fondo!

ALL NEW Hillclimb Worlds Fondo! A fun, challenging, and fully-supported route that won't be a race in any way, but will share a finish with the World Championships, so you can cheer for your friends and heckle your enemies on course!

On September 21, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California, riders of all levels will compete for global supremacy at the Hillclimb World Championships on Gibraltar Road, a climb made famous by the Amgen Tour of California. World & American Champions will be crowned for Pros & Amateur Age Groups.

In addition to the hillclimb, is the BRAND NEW 52 mile Gran Fondo for riders who’d rather enjoy the view can enjoy a longer, fully-supported Fondo route with a finish on Gibraltar, where they can watch the race unfold, culminating in one huge party for everyone and their friends and family!

Known as the American Riviera, Santa Barbara offers a gorgeous backdrop for a world-class event. It’s a great place for cycling, with temperatures staying between 50 and 80º year-round, but bring the family to enjoy the beautiful beaches, iconic architecture and award-winning wine country.

Gibraltar Road in Santa Barbara is famous for its amazing scenery, but more known to cyclists as a battleground for big names at the Amgen Tour of California. Gibraltar made a glorious backdrop for the first-ever Hillclimb World Championships in 2018, where riders of all abilities suffered for fun, prizes, and glory, to compare their times against the best in the world.

ALL NEW Hillclimb Worlds Fondo!

2018 saw some of the world biggest professionals including Amiee Vassee, Mara Abbott, Margot Clyne and Kristabel Doebel-Hickok go head-to-head in the women's race, while Peter Stetina, Phil Gaimon, Stefano Barberi and time travelling Jesse Anthony did the same in the men's race, up the infamous climb of Gibraltar Road. 

2018 saw some of the world biggest professionals including Amiee Vassee, Mara Abbott, Margot Clyne and Kristabel Doebel-Hickok go head-to-head in the women's race

But it wasn't just the top guys and girls who raced up Gibraltar, there was loads of categories which included Chefs, Womens Open pro, Tandems, Fixed Gear, juniors, Over 70's and Clydesdale categories. Everyone who raced up, got to watch the Pro's do battle and celebrate on the way down.

Everyone who raced up, got to watch the Pro's do battle and celebrate on the way down

BRAND NEW Gran Fondo for 2019!

NEW FOR 2019! The race is on, but if competition isn’t your thing we’re now offering a new Fondo route, so you can have a longer ride with full support, and then cheer on the racers and watch the action unfold, because both events share a finish line on top of Gibraltar!

The Gran Fondo route is 54 miles long with 5,747 feet of climbing that includes breath-taking views of the coastline from Captinteria all the way to Santa Barbara before it culminates with a huge party on Gibraltar road!

They'll be crowning World Champions and National Champions for first American every category, so riders of all levels can test or enjoy themselves on a climb made famous by the Amgen Tour of California, the hillclimb will start after the Gran Fondo riders have already made their way up the climb.

They'll be crowning World Champions and National Champions for first American every category, so riders of all levels can test or enjoy themselves on a climb made famous by the Amgen Tour of California

Gran Fondo Registration includes:

  Entry to 2019 Hillclimb Worlds Gran Fondo
  Limited Edition Hillclimb Worlds Swag Bag
  Fully Supported Route w/ Aid Stops
  Timed Gibraltar Segment
  Post-Ride Food & Drinks
  Access to Hillclimb Worlds Sponsor Festival and more!

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

World Champion Jerseys

Medals for the top three in each category/age group, and the winner receives a World Champion jersey, made of Castelli's technical fabrics, but dripping with the glory of rainbow stripes.

World Champion Jerseys