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Top 10 U.S. Hill Climb Challenges for 2019

Every year, we leave no stone unturned in our quest to bring you the most iconic, pure Hill Climb events in the United States. These events will test your climbing skills to the limit. A one way ticket to glory, experiences that will last a lifetime!

So celebrate and make sure you add one of these incredible hill climbs to your Bucket List this Spring.

Date Event Location Routes Diff  Type My Rides
May 17 Mt. Lemmon Hill Climb Tucson, Arizona, USA 27.5 miles F HILLCLIMB
May 18 Crank the Kanc Conway, New Hampshire, USA 21 miles, 7%, 2,340 feet C HILLCLIMB
May 31 Whiteface Uphill Bike Race Wilmington, New York, USA 11 miles, 8%, 3,522 feet D HILLCLIMB
Aug 10 Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Climb Gran Fondo Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA 12.42 miles D GRANFONDO
Sep 08 Mt. Baker Hill Climb Glacier, Washington, USA 24 miles D HILLCLIMB
Oct 13 Save Mount Diablo Challenge Danville, California, USA 11.2 miles F HILLCLIMB
Oct 19 Hillclimb World Championships p/b Mavic Santa Barbara, California, USA 13 miles F HILLCLIMB
Jul 25 Bob Cook Memorial Mount Evans Hill Climb Idaho Springs, Colorado, USA 27 miles D GRANFONDO
Aug 15 Mt. Washington Auto Road Hillclimb Gorham, New Hampshire, USA 7.6 miles, 12%, 4,720 feet F HILLCLIMB
Aug 30 Race To The Top Of Vermont Stowe, Vermont, USA 4.3 miles, 11%, 2,564 feet D HILLCLIMB
 
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#1 Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb

Idaho Springs, Colorado, July 27, 2019

The 54th annual Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill climb is an iconic bike race that every cyclist should cross off their bucket list.

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#2 Mt. Baker Hill Climb

Glacier, Washington, September 8, 2019

This iconic ride is coming back to the community this fall. The Mt. Baker Highway is one of the “most scenic paved roads in the world” and this is your chance to climb it on a closed road!

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#3 Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb

Gorham, New Hampshire, August 17, 2019

Mt. Washington is the highest peak in the north eastern U.S and is known to be one of the toughest hill climbs in the world. It’s not the longest, but is one of the steepest – an intense effort is required just to keep moving. 

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#4 Race To The Top Of Vermont

Stowe, VT, Sunday August 25th, 2019

Every August the Northeast Delta Dental Race To The Top Of Vermont draws as many as 800 hikers, bikers, and runners from across the U.S. and Canada to climb Mt. Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak. The course climbs up the historic Mansfield Toll Road, is 4.3 miles in length, and climbs 2564 ft.

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#5 Hillclimb World Championships

Gibraltar Road, Santa Barbara, California, September 21, 2019

Riders of all levels compete for global supremacy on Gibraltar Rd, a climb made famous by the Amgen Tour of California. 

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#6 Mount Lemmon

Tucson, Arizona, May 17, 2019

Hardly anywhere else in the US can you climb so high for so many miles in succession. That's why, every winter, Tucson sees packs of riders in matching jerseys, many of them speaking languages other than English, riding up the mountain.

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#7 Mount Diablo Challenge

Danville, California, October 13, 2019

The Mount Diablo Challenge is a family-friendly 11.2 mile timed bike ride, starting at Athenian School in Danville and climbing up Southgate Road 3,249 feet to the summit of Mount Diablo.

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#8 Whiteface Mountain Uphill Bike Race

Wilmington, New York, May 31, 2019

Almost worth relocating to upstate New York for, Whiteface Mountain is New York's 5th highest peak with 360 degree panoramic views of the Adirondack’s, New England and Montreal.

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#9 Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb

Colorado Springs, Colorado, August 11, 2019

The mountain is named in honor of American explorer Zebulon Pike and is a designated National Historic Landmark.

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#10 Crank the Kanc

Conway, New Hampshire, May 18, 2019

Crank The Kanc - Perhaps the best unknown hillclimb in the East! The “Crank the Kanc” time-trial is one of the lesser known hillclimbs. 

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