Bob Cook Memorial Hill Climb, WHY??

Here are some cliff notes!

We close the road
The views (and ride) are breathtaking
We feed and beer you
All proceeds go to local non-profits

If you’ve ridden to the top of Mount Evans in early July, you know you will be there with plenty of company, as cars and pedestrians are everywhere. The views are spectacular, but on some weekends the crowds and traffic sometimes get in the way of the view.

However, on July 21st, Team Evergreen will once again close the road to the top and give you access to your own views and pace during the 53rd Annual Bob Cook Memorial Mount Evans Hill Climb.

Named one of “The Best and Hardest Climbs in the US” by Bicycling Magazine and 2018’s #1 Hill Climb by the Gran Fondo Guide, it has also been designated the 2018 Colorado State Hill Climb Championship for Masters and Junior Men and Women.

Not looking to race? Go for your personal best and join the Gran Fondo, where the only time to beat is your own. Around 1,000 riders participate with an age range of nine to eighty-five years old. The event includes categories for all levels of racing and encourages riders of all abilities. Some do it on a fat bike, others kill it on a unicycle.

Mount Evans HC offers mechanical support, a feed zone, clothing transportation and an award celebration. Fondo riders receive a jersey and all participants get free food and beer at the post-ride party in Idaho Springs.


Producing a race to the top of a fourteener is a complicated and costly endeavor and many thanks go Racer X Cycling/Colorado Bike Law for assisting with production and providing numerous volunteers. As with all Team Evergreen events, proceeds are given back to local non-profits including BRAC, Bicycle Colorado and Colorado Mountain Bike Association.

Registration is online, pre-registration only, no day of registration. More information at: or contact


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