Rider Info


Packet Pick-Up:

Please take advantage of packet pick-up on July 19, 2020 at Big Ring Cycles. Otherwise, you will need to pick up your race packet at Tommyknocker Brewery/ Race Headquarters, in Idaho Springs, Friday, July 24th 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm, or race morning, 5:00 am – 9:00 am.

* 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 displayed at packet pickup. 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.

Packet Pickup Locations and times:

July 19th, Sunday, 12 pm – 4:00 pm
Big Ring Cycles
600 12th Street, Suite 170
Golden, CO 80401

July 24th, Friday, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tommyknocker Brewery
1401 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO

July 25th, 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


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)

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 included with registration, 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. Clothing shuttles will be located at the start line and the vans will leave at 6:45am, 7:45am and 9:00 am, plan to have your bags in the vans in plenty of time before they depart.  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.


Important Race Parking Information

NEW for 2019 – Idaho Springs is now all PAID PARKING.
Please carpool as we will have very limited free parking for the race. Free parking is located at the old lumber yard parking lot, Loaves and Fishes, and the county lot across from the race start, only.  Once these lots fill up, you will need to pay for your parking, $1/ hr for the first 3 hours, then $4/ hour.  Download this parking app now to avoid delays on race day as the parking meters do not accept payment until 10:00 am and if you do not pre-pay, you will get a ticket.


Race Schedule:


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.

Kim Nordquist, Race Director