Passo Apex Hill Climb


Passo Apex Hill Climb Race (Saturday, July 13th | Apex Mountain)

WHEN: Saturday, July 13th, 2019 (9 a.m. start)

WHERE: Apex Mountain (Green Mountain Rd. & Apex Mountain Rd.)

The Passo Apex Hill Climb Race…presented by Velofix is a timed, 12 km hill climb up Penticton’s Apex Mountain on Saturday, July 13th, 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 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


Prizes will be awarded to the Passo Apex’s top climbers.

COST: $50 + tax

Important notes for Passo Apex racers:

  • 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.
  • Race Package and Waiver: To collect your event package and sign an event waiver, Passo Apex racers are encouraged to attend Package Pick-Up on Friday, July 12th (1 p.m. – 7 p.m.) at the Info Booth at the Granfondo Package Pick-Up (Penticton Trade & Convention Centre). Passo Apex racers unable to collect packages and sign waivers on Friday should contact the PGAMO team ( to make arrangements for a Saturday, pre-event pick-up.

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