Race Up Gibraltar Rd.
Gibraltar Road in Santa Barbara is famous for its amazing scenery, but more known to cyclists as a battleground for big names at the Amgen Tour of California, the setting for "Cookie Corner" and known as the best place to watch when the races comes to town. Riders will be eager to challenge themselves on this beautiful backdrop, suffering for fun, prizes, and glory, to compare their times against the best in the world.
Be World Champion
Reigning National Hillclimb Champions Phil Gaimon & Margot Clyne will attempt to defend their Stars & Stripes Jerseys, and compete for global supremacy on Gibraltar Rd. World Champions crowned for Pros & Age Groups, National Champion for first American in each, while riders of all levels can test themselves on a climb made famous by the Amgen Tour of California. Known as the American Riviera, Santa Barbara offers a gorgeous backdrop for a world-class event.
Challenge the Pros
RACE at the front, party at the back!
Have you always wondered how you'd stack up against the pros? The Castelli World Champion jersey and medal will be worth putting on your wall, so wear your speedsuit and have at it against Phil, Margot, and the other pros--or you race an age group category, you can compare your time to those from the Amgen Tour of California. Of course, if you'd rather suffer at a more civil pace, you're more than welcome to start practicing your wheelies, and there'll be prizes for costumes, too!
Explore Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara is known for its beautiful beaches, iconic architecture and award-winning wine country, but it’s also a great place for cycling, with temperatures staying between 50 and 80º year-round.
Hillclimbs + Cookie Fondo
Conveniently timed the day before Phil's Fondo weekend, riders can make one amazing trip out of it! Get the competition out of your system on Friday, then celebrate with a full weekend of cookies, celebrity chefs, and bike riding joy of Southern California.