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Mt. Baker Hill Climb

Mt. Baker Hill Climb

September 09 2018
Mt. Baker Highway, Washington, USA

Ascend 4,098 feet from Chair 9 in Glacier to Artist’s Point (5,140 feet elevation) in approximately 24 miles. The Mt. Baker Highway (SR542) is one of the most scenic paved roads in the world and rarely is the highway closed to motorized vehicles from Glacier to Artist Point.

With steep elevation and several switchbacks, this ride is not for the faint of heart but the views are stunning. The Mt. Baker Hill Climb began in 2003 (previously hosted by another organization) and was last run in 2013. Whatcom Events has been asked over the years to bring this iconic event back to the community and after preliminary planning, we are ready. We hope you will join us this fall in bringing this epic ride back to Whatcom County.

Mt. Baker Hill Climb

 
Routes: 24 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Entry Limit: 400
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
 
Start Times / Itinerary

Social: 7:00 AM
Recreational: 8:00 AM
Competitive: 8:30 AM
Each rider category leaves at a different time. Please make sure you’re at the start line at your scheduled time.

Costs

Individual $80

Tandem $100

Packet Pickups

Packet Pickup
Saturday Night or Sunday Morning
You will be able to check-in at Chair 9 and pick up your bib and any merchandise you ordered 30 minutes prior to your ride. Alternatively, if you are staying in the area, you can also pick-up your bib/merchandise on Saturday evening from 4-7pm at Chair 9.

Prize / Race Categories

Winner’s Purse
Cash prizes for the Top 3 females and Top 3 males overall, in addition to a locally made medal. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each age division will also receive a medal.
FIRST PLACE = $250
SECOND PLACE = $100
THIRD PLACE = $50


Top Finisher Prizes
The top female and top male of each of these divisions will receive a custom fully-sublimated winners jersey after the event:
AGES 13-17
AGES 18-29
AGES 30-49
AGES 50+

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Registration/Entry On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Controlled Intersections
Neutral Support Vehicles
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Closed Roads (Super Prestige)
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Photos
Fundraising
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
 
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
Three Hill Climbs
 
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
 
Start Address: Chair 9, Glacier, WA
 
 
 
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