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
Championship 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.
All New Hillcilmb Worlds Fondo
The timed, Championship race category will continue this year for all age groups, but we're also adding a Fondo option for 2019, with a fun, challenging, and fully-supported route that won't be a race in any way, but will share a finish with the World Championships, so you can cheer for your friends and heckle your enemies on course.
Fondo Registration includes (1) Entry to 2019 Hillclimb Worlds Gran Fondo, Limited Edition Hillclimb Worlds Swag Bag, Fully Supported Route w/ Aid Stops, Timed Gibraltar Segment, Post-Ride Food & Drinks, Access to Hillclimb Worlds Sponsor Festival and more!
8:00AM - Hillclimb Worlds Fondo
10:00AM - Juniors/70+
10:00AM - 60-69/Tandem
10:30AM - 50-59/Clydesdale
10:30AM - 40/49
11:00AM - 30/39
11:00AM - Fixed Gear
12:00PM - Open/Pro, 19-29 (Women)
12:00PM - 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. Additional details will be emailed to riders.
World Champion Jerseys
Medals for the top three in each category/age group, and the winner receives a World Champion jersey, made of Castelli's technical fabrics, but dripping with the glory of rainbow stripes.
- FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH -
2:ooPM - Early Athlete Check-In Begins
6:00PM - Early Athlete Check-In Ends
6:30PM - Cocktail Hour @ Hyatt Centric
- SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST -
7:ooAM - Registration/Athlete Check-In Begins
8:00AM - Hillclimb Worlds Fondo Roll Out
10:00AM - World Championship Waves Begin
12:00PM - Food Service Begins
2:00PM - Awards/Podium Presentation
3:00PM - Event Conclusion
Locations & Directions:
Event Site: Chase Palm Park
323 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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.
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  Individual Registrations)
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.
Drug Testing/Bike Inspections?
The UCI will not be invited, so have fun with your bike WITHIN REASON. Drop bars not required. Brakes and helmets mandatory. All equipment subject to judgement/inspection by our officials, and winners will be drug tested.
Dedicated Fan Zones
Your friends, family & club members can cheer you on at dedicated spectator zones featuring music, entertainment & more!
Use Hillclimb Worlds to challenge your friends, cycling club members or nemesis to a legit uphill race testing every bit of your athletic ability. It's time to settle that debate!