Registration

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REGISTRATION WILL OPEN FEBRUARY 14TH, 2017

GRAN FONDO REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.usacycling.org/register/2017-902
** You do not need to purchase a USAC license for the Gran Fondo, you will however need to create a FREE account with USAC to register.  

USAC RACE REGISTRATION LINK:  https://www.usacycling.org/register/2017-904

 

NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION – ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY!

The Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb will offer two options:

Gran Fondo:  This is commonly known as the citizens race.  It is a timed event.  This is perfect if you do not race on a regular basis. ** You do not need to purchase a USAC license for the Gran Fondo, you will however need to create a free account with USAC to register.  

USAC Adult:  You need a USA Cycling license or 1 Day License to race in these categories.  If you do not have a USAC license you can obtain a 1 day IF you are Men Category 5, Women Category 4 or Junior.

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 # 2016-1056   USA Cycling Categories: USAC Permit # 2016-1011

Chief Referee:  Marco Vasquez

USAC Clubs: Racer X Cycling, Team Evergreen Cycling

Course Description: The climb is 27.4 miles in length and 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.’ For sure, climbing between 12,000′ and 14,000′ is a lot different than climbing from 10,000′ to 12,000′. The climb has a short flat at Echo Lake and a slight downhill just before Summit Lake. Grades to Echo Lake average 3.5% for 6.7 miles and 5.8% for 5.8 miles. Echo Lake to the summit averages 5.6% for 5.5 miles, then 4.1% for 2.7 miles and finally 5.7% for 4.25 miles to the top. Maximum grade is 10%.  There are 11 switchbacks that you can view from the top.

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 a timed event but a USAC License or BRAC membership is not required.

Gran Fondo (Citizen’s Race) Fees

  • $110 February 23 – July 1, 2016
  • $120 July 1 – July 22nd, 2016
  • NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION, ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY
  • Registration includes Commemorative Jersey and Post Ride Party with 1 free beer
  • Registration link:

USA Cycling Categories – Adult Categories

  • $80 February 23 – July 1, 2016
  • $90 July 1 – July 22nd, 2016
  • 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:

USA Cycling Categories – Junior Categories

  • $20 February 23 – July 1, 2016
  • $30 July 1 – July 22nd, 2016
  • 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:

Important USA Cycling Category Information:

  • USAC License Required. Annual licenses available online at usacycling.org
    USAC 1-Day Beginner license: $10, only for Cat 5 men, Cat 4 Women and Juniors who have never previously held a USAC license with a higher category. 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/boys and category 1,2,3 women/girls 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 licenseeyou are not required to pay an additional $5
  • USA Cycling Rules apply (usacycling.org)
  • Equal Payouts for Pro Women 1,2 and Pro Men 1,2 for top 3 podium positions, $1,000/$750/$500. Then $300/$200 for 4th and 5th place for the Pro 1,2 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.  Additionally, to receive the Champion jersey you must be a current annual member of BRAC. 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.

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 10-16. JUNIORS 10-16 DISTANCE IS 11.1 MILES.
NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION – ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY!

Registration link for Gran Fondo:

Registration link for the USAC Race:

 

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

NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION – ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY!