Gibraltar Rd. Climb

Made famous to cyclists by the Amgen Tour of California. Compete on one of the toughest, most iconic, and most beautiful roads in North America.

  • Total Distance: 6.14Mi

  • Total Elevation Gain: +2,593ft

  • Avg Grade: 8%

  • Strava KOM: Egan Bernal

  • Strava QOM: Carol Fitzhenry

Route/Race Details

Neutral/escorted roll out from staging area to base of Gibraltar.

Flying Start @ Base of Gibraltar - Look for Start Signage

For safety of riders coming up, small groups at the top, to descend back to the staging area in waves. Ride single file and obey all traffic laws.

Gibraltar Rd. closed to general traffic but remains open to local residents. Ride heads up.

Wave Starts

  • 8:00AM - Chefs/No Kid Hungry

  • 8:15AM - Juniors/70+

  • 8:30AM - 60-69/Tandem

  • 8:45AM - 50-59/Clydesdale

  • 9:00AM - 40/49

  • 9:15AM - 30/39

  • 9:30AM - Fixed Gear

  • 10:00AM - Open/Pro, 19-29 (Women)

  • 10:30AM - Open/Pro, 19-29 (Men)

Early Athlete Check-In

Arriving in Santa Barbara early to enjoy the trip? You can visit Registration/Athlete Check-In on Friday, September 20th from 2:00PM - 6:00PM. See directions & full timeline below.

Event Timeline

Friday, September 20th

  • 2:ooPM - Early Athlete Check-In Begins

  • 6:00PM - Early Athlete Check-In Ends

  • 6:00PM - Cocktail Hour @ Hyatt Centric

Saturday, September 21st

  • 7:ooAM - Registration/Athlete Check-In Begins

  • 7:30AM - Hillclimb Worlds Fondo Roll Out

  • 10:00AM - World Championship Waves Begin

  • 12:00PM - Food Service Begins

  • 3:00PM - Awards/Podium Presentation

  • 4:00PM - Event Conclusion

Locations & Directions:

Event Site: Chase Palm Park

323 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Parking Information

There will be a variety of parking options available for athletes. Please see below:

  • S/B Cabrillo Blvd - Free Street Parking available along Cabrillo Blvd near event site.

  • Host Hotel - Staying in town the night before? Park at your hotel and ride over.

  • City of Santa Barbara Paid Lots - Various City Lots are nearby, see parking map attached below.

Age Categories/Divisions

Men Junior 15-18, Men Pro/Open, 19-29, Men  30-39, Men  40-49 ,Men  50 -59, Men  60-69, Men 70+

Women Junior 15-18, Women Pro/Open 19-29, Women  30-39, Women  40-49, Women  50 -59, Women  60-69, Women 70+

Fixed Gear Men, Fixed Gear Women

Collegiate Men, Collegiate Women

Clydesdale Men, Athena Women

Chef Men, Chef Women

Tandem (Requires [2] Individual Registrations)

Champion Jerseys/Awards

Medals for top three and jerseys for first rider and first American across the line in each category. Race will be mass start by category.


UCI not invited so have fun with your bike! Drop bars optional, brakes and helmets mandatory, costumed encouraged. All bikes subject to inspection. WINNERS WILL BE TESTED FOR PERFORMANCE-ENHANCING DRUGS.