Mount Revelstoke Steamer

August 27, 2017

Canada’s longest hill climb race just got a little longer! We’ll be starting in town by the Tournament of Champions to take advantage of the new pavement. More race details coming soon!

Presented by the 112 Restaurant and made possible through the valued support of Parks Canada

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The RCA is pleased to announce that we are hosting the Mt Revelstoke Steamer again this season. We are also excited to announce that Parks Canada completed their paving project last season – no more rough sections as the entire climb is now new or newish pavement!

What: Individual Time Trial up the Meadows in the Sky Parkway in Mt Revelstoke National Park.

When: 7am Sunday August 27th, 2016

Course Details: This 26 km climb starts near the Trans Canada overpass on the Meadows in the Sky Parkway. The course climbs over 1400m and finishes near the summit of Mt Revelstoke (taking a right at the Balsam Lake parking lot and continuing to the very end of the pavement). There are few places in North America with such a long sustained climb. The average gradient is not terribly steep at 5.6% but the length makes up for lack of steepness. As you climb from temperate interior rain forest to subalpine meadows you are treated to improving views of the Columbia River Valley with the Monashees and Selkirks on either side. The road surface is excellent and the traffic is minimal. Truly a memorable climb!

Cost/Registration: coming soon!

  • Participants 16 years of age or under are eligible for a $10 discount
  • RCA club members are insured through their 2017 membership
  • Non RCA members must have insurance through Cycling BC to participate.
  • Cycling BC Citizen race licenses and UCI race licenses are also adequate.
  • All other racers can purchase single event insurance for $10 (in addition to the race entry fee).

Categories/Prizing: details coming soon!

Need to Know:   

  • Start times will be assigned by the race organizers based on predicted times that you provided when you registered. 
  • All competitors must check in 20 minutes prior to their start time to obtain their number plate and drop off waivers. There will be no scheduled number pick up at any other time.
  • Competitors will depart at 30 second intervals beginning at 7am. There are no aid stations on course but water and refreshments will be available at the finish line.
  • Competitors are encouraged to ride their bikes down the Parkway after completing the race.  With the new paving the descent is quite pleasant – the views are better on the way down too.
  • We will be offering a bag shuttle so that racers can send warm clothes up to the finish (it can be a chilly ride down). Bugs are a possibility at the summit so be prepared.
  • There will be limited capacity to transport some riders down the mountain but be prepared to ride down (or have someone pick you up).
  • There are no facilities at the start line. The closest public outhouse is about 1km up the parkway. There are facilities available at the finish line.
  • Post race awards will be immediately after people descend, so around 11am start.

Contact Us:

  • This event is 100% volunteer organized and run. All proceeds will go towards the Revelstoke Cycling Association.
  • Event questions can be directed to race directors Stuart Smith and Bart Jarmula at revelstokehillclimb@gmail.com

 

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