Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb
More information regarding the 2020 Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb coming soon! Read below for more about the 2019 Hill Climb.
The Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill climb is an iconic bicycle race that takes place on the highest paved road in the United States. 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 MEMORIAL MT EVANS 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 ride down if you aren’t comfortable descending. And there is a rocking party at the bottom to celebrate!
2.It is the 54th 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 Senior Men, Women and Juniors.
Colorado USAC licensed cyclists will compete for the State championships for Senior and Masters Men, Women and Juniors, in 2016!
This is our 54th year — come help us celebrate one of the longest running road races in Colorado!