Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb
Saturday, July 23, 2022
The 55th Annual Colorado State Championship Hill Climb is a historic event that draws racers from all over the country to experience the challenge of racing on the highest paved road in North America, at 14,130 ft above sea level. 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. Sign up to celebrate one of the longest running road races in Colorado.
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 ft climb from an elevation of 7,500 ft all the way up to 14,130 ft. Climbing between 12,000 and 14,000 ft is dramatically different than climbing from 10,000 to 12,000 ft!
There’s mechanical support at the Start and on the Summit, neutral support on the route, and a feed zone with people handing you hydration and nutrition. Your clothing bag is even brought to the Summit for you. Complete with a party at the bottom to celebrate!
RACE WITH PROFESSIONAL BICYCLISTS
The Mt. Evans Hill Climb has professional bicyclists that race in the Tour de France and the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Participants race on the same course as those that have made it to the highest level of cycling—where Colorado USAC licensed bicyclists compete for the Colorado State Hill Climb Championships for Masters and Seniors, Men and Women!
Mission: Nonprofit Partners & Beneficiaries
The Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb is presented by Team Evergreen Cycling, the largest and most charitable bike club in the state of Colorado. Including proceeds from this event, Team Evergreen has donated $3 million to local nonprofits, including Bicycle Colorado, Colorado Mountain Bike Association, Special Olympics, the Boy Scouts and dozens more.