Climbduro 2018-08-09T22:18:05+00:00

THE EVOLUTION OF COMPETITION

ROAD • CX • GRAVEL • MTB • FAT

AUGUST 18th, 2018 • BRAGG CREEK, AB

GRAND CLIMBDURO 2018

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The Grand Climbduro is our inaugural event located in Bragg Creek, Alberta. It represents everything that the Climbduro team believes. Simply stated, no single type of cycling rules the roost. With so many different types of terrain and styles of bikes, it comes down to a rider and a mountain.

So pick your weapon of choice and saddle up. It is all uphill from here…

JOIN THE EVENT

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Date: Saturday August 18th, 2018
Venue: Calgary Cycle (Bragg Creek)
Location: 20 White Ave. #14, Bragg Creek, AB. T0L 0K0
Event Type: Road • CX • Gravel • MTB • Fat
Registration Closes: 11:59pm August 16th
Check In Time: 7:30am – 8:30am
Start Time: 9:00am

REGISTRATION
Before August 1st: $85
Before August 14th: $95
Before August 17th: $115

CATEGORIES
(Men & Womens)
29 & Under
30 – 39
40 – 49
50 & Over

REGISTRATION DETAILS

We will have 99 riders and that is all… this is going to hurt so buck up little camper. Please remember to be as respectful as possible to all the ABA officials, volunteers and the event venue itself. Be mindful of garbage and our impact, and let’s “leave no-trace”.

Parking at Calgary Cycle is limited due to the event food and beer gardens we will be having afterwards. Please park at the Bragg Creek Community Centre.

GRAND CLIMBDURO CHALLENGES

PRESENTED BY:

The Grand Climbduro is a mass start race limited to 99 riders. From Bragg Creek to the Moose Mountain Summit you will encounter all the hard stuff with times and prizes attached. The rest is a not so gentle cruise back to the start / finish to find a tasty beverage and your bragging rights.

The race is to the top, and it contains three challenges.

1 - PARK DISTILLERY CLIMBZILLA CHALLENGE

30.4KM  | 1150M  |  3%

The Park Distillery Climbzilla challenge is a race to the top of Moose Mountain from Calgary Cycle. It is equal parts Pavement, Dirt Road, and Offroad trail. Only one man and one woman will be crowned CLIMBZILLA. Will it be you? This Challenge is not for the faint of heart just the Strongest Man and Woman will be rewarded. The winners get $1000 cold hard cash. Being second gets you a pat on the back and perhaps a high five.

2 - SANTA CRUZ BICYCLES MOOSE MTN ROAD

7.09KM   495M   7%

The Santa Cruz Bicycles Moose Mountain Road is not easy or straightforward. It is dirt from bottom to top and is entirely different in wet or dry conditions. We’d love to tell you that a Road or CX bike will be the best choice but if it has been dry and hot for days the road will be powdery and slow. If it rains the day of the event, it will be mud. If it rains two days before it will be hard as pavement. Good luck on your tire and bike choice.

3 - OAKLEY MOOSE MOUNTAIN SUMMIT

5.10KM   427M   8%

Oakley Moose Mountain Summit is impressive in every way including the effort it takes to get up it. Do not kid yourself by thinking it is just an MTB double track road. This monster lulls you into thinking you are hot stuff but quickly rears its ugly head and kicks you in the chest. The final summit will make or break you. Good luck.

CHALLENGES

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30.4KM   1150M   3%
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7.09KM   495M   7%
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5.10KM   427M   8%
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BANKROLLIN is a program that gives back to the cycling community in a literal groundbreaking way. Climbduro’s sponsors will donate $10 per participant to the local trail association’s to support trail maintenance, and new trail builds. This donation leaves a legacy that directly affects all future users in a positive way.

COMPETE FOR OVER $10K IN CASH & PRIZES!

WHO’S GOING TO TAKE THE INAUGURAL CLIMBZILLA TITLE?

SANTA CRUZ BICYCLES MOOSE
MOUNTAIN ROAD

$3500 Dollars In Sponsor Prizes!
1ST PLACE $1000 Prize Pack!
(Mens & Womens)
2ND PLACE $500 Prize Pack!
(Mens & Womens)
3RD PLACE $250 Prize Pack!
(Mens & Womens)

PARK DISTILLERY CLIMBZILLA

Climbzilla winners (men and women) walk away with not just bragging rights, but $1000 dollars in cash and the official Climbzilla jersey too!

1ST PLACE $1000 Cash!
(Mens & Womens)

OAKLEY MOOSE
MOUNTAIN SUMMIT

$3500 Dollars In Awesome Oakley Gear!
1ST PLACE $1000 Prize Pack!
(Mens & Womens)
2ND PLACE $500 Prize Pack!
(Mens & Womens)
3RD PLACE $250 Prize Pack!
(Mens & Womens)
*** AGE CATEGORY PRIZING ALSO AWARDED FOR MEN AND WOMEN.

COMPETE FOR OVER $10K IN CASH & PRIZES!

WHO’S GOING TO TAKE THE INAUGURAL CLIMBZILLA TITLE?

PARK DISTILLERY CLIMBZILLA

Climbzilla winners (men and women) walk away with not just bragging rights, but $1000 dollars in cash and the official Climbzilla jersey too!

1ST PLACE $1000 Cash!
(Mens & Womens)

SANTA CRUZ BICYCLES MOOSE
MOUNTAIN ROAD

$3500 Dollars In Sponsor Prizes!
1ST PLACE $1000 Prize Pack!
(Mens & Womens)
2ND PLACE $500 Prize Pack!
(Mens & Womens)
3RD PLACE $250 Prize Pack!
(Mens & Womens)

OAKLEY MOOSE
MOUNTAIN SUMMIT

$3500 Dollars In Awesome Oakley Gear!
1ST PLACE $1000 Prize Pack!
(Mens & Womens)
2ND PLACE $500 Prize Pack!
(Mens & Womens)
3RD PLACE $250 Prize Pack!
(Mens & Womens)
*** AGE CATEGORY PRIZING ALSO AWARDED FOR MEN AND WOMEN.

ABOUT THE EVENT

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In the ever-evolving community of cycling, no one bike style rules them all.

The Grand Climbduro is a test of this. This over-the-top challenge takes you through a cornucopia of terrain. You will be on road, gravel, high-country rock, and dirt… We suggest doing your research and some course recon so you know what you are getting into. The decision is yours. What kind of bike are you going to ride?

Let’s talk this puzzle out.

The neutralized road start @ 25KMPH will tour you gently through the Bragg Creek Provincial Park. Turning onto Highway 66 the pressure ramps up. Still, a controlled ride, the pace car accelerates three times in the first 3KM, with the final speed being 50KMPH… Get the idea? Sounds like a great place to be on a road bike. Hmmm…

This pressure cooker leads the group to the bottom of the first timed section: Moose Mountain Road – 7.5KM of dirt and 500 vertical meters of UP! Now, the KOM on this bounces between riders on road bikes and XC MTB bikes. What to pick??? At the top of the road you will find the end of the first timed section, nutrition, aid and washrooms. As much as you would like to spend the rest of the day here watching the joy on other riders faces, you need to be strategic as there is a 4hr time cut-off to get back to the finish… and… you still have the penultimate climb to the summit!

When you ride on, you will turn into the High Country to tackle the Moose Summit. After a short transitional downhill, with lots of sharp rocks (watch out for flats if you are on Road or CX bikes), you start your second-time section. Another 500M of vertical in only 5KM! Flowy and smooth at the bottom, this turns into a brutal pitch with an entirely rocky and super technical surface and aggressive switchbacks to the summit. Ouch. Without a doubt, a fatter tire will rule this section, or be prepared to run. The summit is the end of the last timed section and the top of the Climbzilla KOM. Will you be 1st? Will you make it?

By now you will have the shakes and your timed section is complete. The descent back to the aid station you passed earlier is gnarly and will require your full attention. Other riders will be tackling the climb, so cheer them on but give right of way… Be careful but enjoy the 27KM of mixed terrain downhill. Throw high fives with your pals all the way because all you need to do now is arrive at the finish before the 4-hour time-cutoff. It will not be awesome if you get to the top super fast but you flat three times and need to walk out and miss the cut.

Oh, one more thing, you need to be self-supporting in regards to any mechanicals. We will have tubes, tires, and a mechanic at the base of the Moose Summit to help, but please be prepared to keep yourself rolling.

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