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Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb

Gran Fondo & Colorado State Senior, Master and Junior State Championship Hill Climb

Saturday, July 15, 2017

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY!

REGISTRATION CLOSES WEDNESDAY, JULY 12th at NOON
(OR WHEN OVERALL FIELD LIMIT OF 1200 RACERS TO THE SUMMIT IS REACHED)

REGISTRATION BEFORE JUNE 26 SAVE $10 OFF FULL PRICE

NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION
Registration link for Gran Fondo:  https://www.usacycling.org/register/2017-902

USAC Race: https://www.usacycling.org/register/2017-904

 

NOTE FIELD LIMITS PER CATEGORY – REGISTER EARLY!

The Mt. Evans Hill climb is an iconic bicycle race that takes place on Mount Evans, Colorado. It was run for the first time in 1962. It was renamed in 1981 in honor of five-time race winner Bob Cook, who died of cancer at the age of 23.

Held under permit from the US Forest Service and race is held on US Forest Service land.  Permitted by USA Cycling.

Gran Fondo (Citizens Race) USAC Permit # 2017-902    USA Cycling Categories: USAC Permit # 2017-904

Chief Referee: Marco Vasquez

USAC Clubs: Racer X Cycling, Team Evergreen Cycling, and Define Cycling Team
START LINE 320 Chicago Creek Road (THE OLD MIDDLE SCHOOL) IN IDAHO SPRINGS – FINISH IS AT THE SUMMIT

RACE DISTANCE 28 MILES, EXCEPT FOR JUNIORS 9-14, WHICH IS 11.1 MILES, START TO ECHO LAKE

Course Description: This epic climb takes place on the highest paved road in the United States. It’s a 7,000′ of climb from an elevation of 7,500′ all the way up to 14,100 feet. There will be an aid station at Echo Lake with Heed, water and Hammer Gels.  Water, Heed and gels will also be available at the summit.  Be prepared to ride down to your car, shuttle service is not available.

 

What is the difference between Gran Fondo and USA Cycling Categories? USA Categories are for individuals interested in competitive racing and do it on a regular basis or are planning to race on a regular basis. A USAC license or 1-Day license is required for USAC categories. A BRAC membership is required for all USAC Categories. Gran Fondo is the citizen’s event and is timed — NO USAC License or BRAC membership required. 

Gran Fondo (Citizen’s Race) Fees

  • $110 February 1 – June 25, 2017
  • $120 June 26 – July 12, 2017
  • NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION, ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY
  • Registration includes Commemorative Jersey and Post Ride Party with 1 free beer
  • Registration link: https://www.usacycling.org/register/2017-902

USA Cycling Categories – Adult Categories

  • $80 February 1 – June 25, 2017
  • $90 June 26 – July 12, 2017
  • NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION, ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY
  • Registration includes Post Ride Party with 1 free beer
  • Juniors registering for adult categories are required to pay adult category fee
  • Registration link: https://www.usacycling.org/register/2017-904

USA Cycling Categories – Junior Categories

  • $20 February 1 – June 25, 2017
  • $30 June 26 – July 12, 2017
  • NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION, ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY
  • Registration includes Post Ride Party & 1 free Root beer
  • GEAR RESTRICTIONS apply to all juniors 9-18. See USAC Rule 114. BIKE RESTRICTIONS apply to juniors 14 and under. See USAC Rule
  • Registration link: https://www.usacycling.org/register/2017-904
  • Juniors 9-14 race from the Start (Old Middle School) to Echo Lake. Juniors U19 race from the Start to the Summit.

Important USA Cycling Category Information:

  • USAC License Required for USAC Race Categories only, Not for GRAN FONDO. Available here: usacycling.org
    USAC offers 3 different 1-day Licenses: Beginner, Experienced, Ride/Rider Plus ($15).  The Beginner license is only open to Cat 5 men and women. Must be purchased when registering for race.
  • USAC 1-Day Experienced license: $25, available only once/year to former USAC members-category 1,2,3,4 men and category 1,2,3 women and must be purchased online at USAC.
  • USA Cycling Categories: Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado (BRAC – org) fee is $5 if you are not an active BRAC member. If you purchase a 1 Day USA Cycling license, or an out-of-state license,you are not required to pay an additional $5
  • USA Cycling Rules apply (usacycling.org)
  • Equal Payouts for Pro Women 1-2-3 and Pro Men 1-2-3 for top 3 podium positions, $1,000/$750/$500. Then $300/$200 for 4th and 5th place for the Pro 1-2-3 Men’s field.
  • Colorado State Championship Eligibility Rule: Only current USAC annual licensees who are USA citizens or permanent residents and reside in the local association area known as BRAC as shown on their license are eligible to compete for the State (BRAC) Championship Title. Professional men and women are welcome to race, but are not eligible for State (BRAC) Championship title, medal or jersey.
  • Chip Timing: Chip timing will be used at this event, no collateral is needed and chips will be provided to all Gran Fondo and USAC category riders in your race packet. No Chip= Last Place with no time. 

Please note that there are no refunds for Gran Fondo or USAC categories.

 

RACE DAY SCHEDULE

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Packet Pick-Up:  If you register by June 30th, your race packets will be available for pick-up from July 5 to July 12, 2017 at local bike shops.  Otherwise, you will need to pick up your race packet at Tommyknocker Brewery/ Race Headquarters, in Idaho Springs, Friday, July 14th 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, or race morning, 5:00 am – 9:00 am. 

(Locations and times listed below.)

* If you are registered for the race, bring your USAC license to packet pickup.  Timing Chips will be included in the race packet and picked up before the race with instructions for proper placement.  Correct number placement diagram will be included in packets. Merchandise i.e., jerseys will also be included in your packets. Note: to guarantee jersey size and availability, order must be placed by May 5th.   Pick-up locations and time will also be posted on Facebook and on the www.bicyclerace.com.

Packet Pickup Locations and times:

 

July 5th, Wednesday, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Boulder Cycle Sport Outlet
629 S. Broadway, Ste. K
Boulder, CO
July 12th, Wednesday, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Bicycle Outfitters
29017 Hotel Way, 101c
Evergreen, CO 80439
July 8th, Saturday,  12 – 3:00 pm
Big Ring Cycles
600 12th Street, Suite 170
Golden, CO 80401
July 14th, Friday,  2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tommyknocker Brewery
1401 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO
July 9th, Sunday 12 – 3:00 pm
Bike Source (TBD)

2690 E. County Line RdHighlands Ranch, CO 80126
July 15th, Saturday – RACE DAY,  5:00 am – 9:00 am

*NOTE NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION* Packet pick up only.
Tommyknocker Brewery

1401 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO

 

 

NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION – ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY!

REGISTRATION CLOSES WEDNESDAY, JULY 12th at NOON

 

Directions to Race:

From Denver (East): 32.4 miles West on US Interstate 70 to Idaho Springs and take the “Mt. Evans” exit (#240)

From Dillon (West): 36 miles East on US Interstate 70 to Idaho Springs (thru Eisenhower Tunnel) & take the “Mt. Evans” exit (#240)

 

LITTERING ON COURSE WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION.
NO PUBLIC URINATION, THIS IS ILLEGAL.

Please do not throw any trash on the mountain.  It is a special place and we want to continue to use it. Please put trash in your pocket and dispose of trash receptacles at Summit Lake, the top and at the school.  No off-trail use permitted due to sensitive environment, please do not walk, ride, or drive off the roads, or designated trails. Public urination is illegal, do not do it!  Use discretion while changing at your car, please respect the residents of Idaho Springs.

 

Clothing Bag Transport:

No Shuttle Service, you must be prepared to ride down the mountain to the start.  Your clothing bags will be transported to the summit, which will hold warm gloves, jackets, and food for the descent.  Note:  The descent will be cold and you will be expected to ride down, make sure you bring what you need to keep you warm in your clothing bag for the descent! Please wear highly visible clothing for the trip down the mountain, this will ensure your safety in the case of adverse weather conditions.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

The primary goal of the Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb is to operate a safe event for everyone involved. While the event recognizes the aspirations and commitment of its participants, there may be circumstances where it is deemed unsafe to proceed with the race as planned. In addition to participant safety, considerations to alter or cancel the event will be based on other factors, such as potential adverse impact on local residents and the capacity of municipal agencies and healthcare systems.

The Chief Referee and Race Director reserve the right to cancel or alter the race to avoid exposing participants and the community to undue risks that might result from staging the event under potentially hazardous conditions. Circumstances that could prompt the cancellation, alteration or postponement of the event are not always foreseeable, but include inclement weather or the threat of inclement weather (e.g. tornados, lightening, fire, high heat or icy conditions), acts of terrorism or civil unrest or the threat of terrorism or civil unrest, and similar circumstances beyond the control of event officials.

In the case of lightning, severe rain, snow, wind, fire or any other condition that affects the potential safety of the participants, spectators and volunteers, the event may be delayed, or cancelled and all participants will be asked to proceed promptly to safety.

The event will start if the weather clears (in the case of severe weather).  In the case of light rain, the event will continue until or unless safety becomes an issue.

To the extent possible, notifications about weather conditions, event postponement, course adjustments and event cancellation will be communicated via the following channels: the official website (www.bicyclerace.com), e-mail notifications, Facebook, Twitter, on-course signage and flags, and public address announcements.

Event conditions resulting in race cancellation, course alteration or participant withdrawal will not warrant the refunding of race entry fees or granting of future race credits.

Regardless of event day conditions, all participants should be discerning of their own fitness level. It is understood that each participant assumes personal responsibility upon entering the event and understands the inherent risk that bicycle racing presents.

 

Contact:

Kim Nordquist, Race Director

303.249.6168

kimnordquist@msn.com

http://bicyclerace.com/