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Bob Cook Memorial Mount Evans Hill Climb

Bob Cook Memorial Mount Evans Hill Climb

July 21 2018
Idaho Springs, Colorado, USA

The Mt. Evans Hill climb is an iconic bicycle race that takes place on Mount Evans, Colorado. It was run for the first time in 1962. It was renamed in 1981 in honor of five-time race winner Bob Cook, who died of cancer at the age of 23.  

Course Description

The climb is 27.4 miles in length and takes place on the highest paved road in the United States. It's a 7,000' of climb from an elevation of 7,500' all the way up to 14,100.' For sure, climbing between 12,000' and 14,000' is a lot different than climbing from 10,000' to 12,000'. The climb has a short flat at Echo Lake and a slight downhill just before Summit Lake. Grades to Echo Lake average 3.5% for 6.7 miles and 5.8% for 5.8 miles. Echo Lake to the summit averages 5.6% for 5.5 miles, then 4.1% for 2.7 miles and finally 5.7% for 4.25 miles to the top. Maximum grade is 10%.  There are 11 switchbacks that you can view from the top.

What is the difference between Gran Fondo and USA Cycling Categories?

USA Categories are for individuals interested in competitive racing and do it on a regular basis or are planning to race on a regular basis. A USAC license or 1-Day license is required for USAC categories. A BRAC membership is required for all USAC Categories. Gran Fondo is the citizen’s event and is a timed event but a USAC License or BRAC membership is not required.

Gran Fondo (Citizen’s Race) Fees

• $110 February 23 – July 1, 2018
• $120 July 1 – July 18th, 2018
NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION, ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY
• Registration includes Commemorative Jersey and Post Ride Party with 1 free beer
• Registration link: http://usacycling.org/register/2016-1056

USA Cycling Categories – Adult Categories

• $80 February 23 – July 1, 2018
• $90 July 1 – July 18th, 2018
NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION, ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY
• Registration includes Post Ride Party with 1 free beer
• Juniors registering for adult categories are required to pay adult category fee
• Registration link: http://usacycling.org/register/2016-1011               

USA Cycling Categories – Junior Categories

• $20 February 23 – July 1, 2018
• $30 July 1 – July 18th, 2018
• NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION, ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY
• Registration includes Post Ride Party & 1 free Root beer
• GEAR RESTRICTIONS apply to all juniors 9-18. See USAC Rule 114. BIKE RESTRICTIONS apply to juniors 14 and under. See USAC Rule 115.
• Registration link: http://usacycling.org/register/2016-1011              

Important USA Cycling Category Information:

• USAC License Required.  Annual licenses available online at www.usacycling.org                                         
  USAC 1-Day Beginner license: $10, only for Cat 5 men, Cat 4 Women and Juniors who have never previously held a USAC license with a higher category. Must be purchased when registering for race.
• USAC 1-Day Experienced license: $25, available only once/year to former USAC members-category 1,2,3,4 men/boys and category 1,2,3 women/girls and must be purchased online at USAC.
• USA Cycling Categories: Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado (BRAC – coloradocycling.org) fee is $5 if you are not an active BRAC member. If you purchase a 1 Day USA Cycling license, or an out-of-state licensee you are not required to pay an additional $5
• USA Cycling Rules apply  (www.usacycling.org)
• Equal Payouts for Pro Women 1,2 and Pro Men 1,2 for top 3 podium positions, $1,000/$750/$500.  Then $300/$200 for 4th and 5th place for the Pro 1,2 Men’s field.
• Colorado State Championship Eligibility Rule: Only current USAC annual licensees who are USA citizens or permanent residents and reside in the local association area known as BRAC as shown on their license are eligible to compete for the State (BRAC) Championship Title.  
   Additionally, to receive the Champion jersey you must be a current annual member of BRAC. Professional men and women are welcome to race, but are not eligible for State (BRAC) Championship title, medal or jersey.
• Chip Timing: Chip timing will be used at this event, no collateral is needed and chips will be provided to all Gran Fondo and USAC category riders in your race packet. No Chip= Last Place with no time.

Please note that there are no refunds for Gran Fondo or USAC categories.
 

Mount Evans Course Profile, Idaho Springs

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2015 Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb - Official Trailer

Mt. Evans Hill Climb in 10 Minutes

 
Routes: 27 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Entry Limit: 500 riders
Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
 
Costs

$120

What's Included?

Jersey

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Pre-Packet Pickups
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
Marshalls
Roving Mechanical Support
Neutral Support Vehicles
Closed Roads (Super Prestige)
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Photos
Free Training Rides
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
One Hill Climb
 
Event Size
500 - 1999 Riders
 
Start Address: Tommy Knocker Brewery 1401 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
 
 
 
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