The event is open to all cyclists from beginners to the seasoned professionals, all are welcome. New racers and Citizens can race in the following fields: Junior field (anyone under under 18); Mens Category 4, 35+ (age 35 and older); Open Women (all women); Mens Category 4 (for men 18-34). For for the competitve racers, this year the Mike Horgan Hillclimb is an ACA Best All Around Rider / Team (BAR/BAT) event for Seniors, Masters and Juniors.
The course alternates every year, always up Boulder Canyon but either a left on Magnolia or a right on Sugarloaf and ends near Eldora SKi Resort or Nederland, respectively. This year its on Magnolia...
* 3800 Vertical feet in 18 miles
* 13% Grades on lower Magnolia Rd
* 7 miles of dirt road, finishing off with the last grunt up the Shelf Rd
Could it be any harder ?
This is the classic Boulder Hill Climb. This year it will being going up Magnolia and finishing at Eldora. For a little history on Mike Horgan read this article http://www.boulderracing.com/mikeh.asp.