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Bob Cook Memorial Mount Evans Hill Climb

July 25 2020
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.

 

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, 7,000 feet
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Entry Limit: 500 riders
Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
 
What's Included?

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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
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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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