Passo Apex Hill Climb Race (Saturday, July 8th | Apex Mountain)
WHEN: Saturday, July 8th, 2017 (9 a.m. start)
WHERE: Apex Mountain (Green Mountain Rd. & Apex Mountain Rd.)
The inaugural Passo Apex Hill Climb Race…presented by Velofix is a timed, 12 km hill climb up Penticton’s Apex Mountain on Saturday, July 8th, as part of Granfondo Weekend. This new, separate race event – happening a day before Sunday’s big ride – challenges the strength and determination of the intermediate and elite cyclists.
Canadian Cycling Magazine recently named Apex Mountain the 2nd best climb in Canada – though we humbly endorse it for top spot! The 12.2 km climb up Apex features 861 m of elevation gain, with an average gradient of 7.9% – with some pitches up to 20% – making it a climb worthy of the Tour de France
Prizes will be awarded to the Passo Apex’s top climbers. All racers will receive a complimentary Apex Mountain day ticket for the 2017/18 season, as well a commemorative and custom beer stein from Tree Brewing upon conquering the Passo Apex.
COST: $50 + tax
Important notes for Passo Apex racers:
- Passo Apex racers are required to attend Package Pick-Up and sign a waiver in-person on Friday, July 7th (1 p.m. to 7 p.m.) at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre (i.e. Passo Apex participants cannot package pick-up on Saturday, July 8th)
- The start of the Passo Apex race will be at the ranch at the base of the mountain, at the corner of Green Mountain Rd. & Apex Mountain Rd.(limited parking is available). Passo Apex racers should plan on arriving at the base of the mountain by no later than 8:40 a.m.
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