Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb
Join us as we celebrate our 56th Annual Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb, Colorado State Championship Hill Climb. It’s a historical event that draws racers from all over the country to experience the challenge of racing on the highest paved road in the United States, at 14,130 feet above sea level.
Challenge yourself to check one of the coolest and most notable rides off the list.
ABOUT THE HILL CLIMB
The first annual Mt Evans Hill Climb was run in 1962, and it was renamed in 1981 in honor of five-time race winner Bob Cook, who died of cancer at the age of 23.
The starting point in Idaho Springs is about 45 minutes east of Summit County, and if you fancy yourself a climber, this is one of the “Big Kahunas” of Hill Climbs. It’s a 6,630′ of climb from an elevation of 7,500′ all the way up to 14,130.’ Climbing between 12,000′ and 14,000′ is dramatically different than climbing from 10,000′ to 12,000′!
WHY RACE THE BOB COOK HILL CLIMB?
1.Because it is an Epic race and it’s attainable.
Think about it – when else will you have the opportunity to climb a 14’er and have full support? There is mechanical support at the Start and on the Summit; there is neutral support on the route; there is a feed zone with people handing you hydration and nutrition; your clothing bag is brought to the Summit. And there is a rocking party at the bottom to celebrate!
2.It is the 55th Anniversary!
It is an epic race that everyone should do at least once.
3.You can race with professional cyclists.
The Mt. Evan Hill Climb has professional cyclists that race in the Tour de France and the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. You have the opportunity to race on the same course as those that have made it to the highest level of cycling.
4.It is the Colorado State Hill Climb Championships for Masters and Seniors.
Colorado USAC licensed cyclists will compete for the State championships for Masters and Seniors men and women!
This is our 55th year — come help us celebrate one of the longest running road races in Colorado!
The Bob Cook Memorial Mount Evans Hill Climb is presented by Team Evergreen Cycling, the largest and most charitable bike club in the state of Colorado. Through the proceeds of the Hill Climb, Team Evergreen has been able to donate over $2.2 million to local non-profits that support our event.
Register and learn more here: www.bicyclerace.com