Passo Apex Hill Climb

 

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

Passo Apex Map

REGISTRATION FOR THE PASSO APEX HILL CLIMB RACE IS NOW OPEN

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.
Passo Apex Registration

Questions? E-mail us at: info@granfondoaxelmerckx.com.