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15
Jun
2024
Mt. Spokane Gravel & MTB Bike Race

Ride: Climb for the Cure.
A Race to End Cancer.

THANK YOU TO

Our Sponsors

The Race Overview:

A Bike Race
for Climbers

Start: East Valley High School
Ends: Top of Mt. Spokane

Distance: 29.5 mi
Ave. Speed: 5.3 mph
Elevation Gain: 5,450 ft
Descend: 1,700 ft 

Race Day: June 15th, 2024
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Race is on: rain or shine

10K
in prize money available for the winners
Official chip-timed race.
Recommended for:
Intermediate - Expert MTB/Gravel ride.
Good fitness required.

Est time to Ride: 3-5.5 Hours

Register
14
June
Bib Collection
15
June
RACE DAY
8:00AM
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Why Ride
Climb for the Cure?

Win over $10,000 in Cash Prizes, Free Gear, & Discounts

Who will be King & Queen of the Mountain?

Race to win Cash, Cycling Gear, Gift Cards, Goodies and more.

*must be present to win awards & prizes

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Connect with Fellow Riders & Researchers

The point of this ride is to raise money and awareness about cancer research & build community for families affected by the life altering reality of diagnosis and death.

Our Cancer Research Partner

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Challenge Yourself Ride to the Top

This ride is for everyone! Challenge yourself to ride to the top. The route is beautiful and your contribution to saving lives is more beautiful. You’ll make new friends and spend time with old in a relaxing after race awards celebration with food and beverages

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What Racers Can Expect

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Official Chip Timing

The official chip time is the only official time for the race.

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Self-Supported Race

Absolutely no outside help is allowed. No sag-wagons. Pack your own gear. Race Day Marshalls will be monitoring the route.

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Water & Potty Stops

Racers can expect at least two water stops equipped with port-a-potties along the route. In addition to the start & finish lines.

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Gravel & Road Climbing

Any human powered (non-motorized) bicycle can be raced. The route is about 50% rough gravel & 50% pavement.

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After Race Event & Winners Circle Party

Join us for beer & pizza and gear! Winners & prizes will be announced following the race at Selkirk Lodge.

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Rules of the Road

Much of the route is shared roads and cyclists must abide by the rules of the road where applicable.

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Shuttle Service

Riders have the option to take a shuttle with their bikes back to the starting line. Let us know when you register if you'll be using the shuttle.

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Race by Category

Enter to race by category. There will be male and female designations as well as age categories of: 16-40 years, 41-60, and 61+.
Winners for each category! 

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A Fun & Radical Time

While this is an official timed race, the purpose is a fundraiser, expect fun competition, lots of good people and a great time! 

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Swag Bag Items

We are currently building out your race swag bag with our sponsors - stay tuned.

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Free Gear Transfer

Leave your extra accessories like a jacket, hat, or gloves with us at the starting line and we'll have it waiting for you at the top of Mt. Spokane.

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View Official Rules

All riders are encouraged to review race information, race rules, and must sign a waiver to be eligible to ride. Official Rules

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Climb for the Cure Sponsors

We are committed to rider registrations being used solely to fund cancer research. This entire event is underwritten by friends, family, and trusted local partners. Sign-up to sponsor the Climb for the Cure.

Our Sponsors

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Are you ready?

Who will
Hold the Crown at
Mt. Spokane?

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Race Agenda

Click each day to reveal the day's agenda items

What Our Racers Are Saying

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Stewart Ramsey

I am ready to climb! And the fact that my entry fees supports cancer research get's me pumped!

Stewart Ramsey
PNW Native & Cyclist
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I've always wondered who'd be the fastest climbing Mt. Spoane.

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Cycling Enthusiast
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We wanted to raise funds for research - but I wanted to do it in a fun and exciting way and I love cycling, been doing it my whole life. Developing a race like this is how I'm honoring the memory of my wife.

Duane Ramsey
Race Producer

Our Latest
News

Stay up to date with race day preparations, news, and our latest sponsors.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Is Climb for the Cure for Beginners or Experts?

We are recommending that you are in good to great physical health and have experience riding and even racing on a bike. 30 miles mostly uphill is no joke! And anticipate a 3-5 hour excursion for this route.

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What are all the racing categories ?

There will be a total of six race categories;
Age 16-40 year: Male & Female
41-60 years: Male & Female
61 and up: Male & Female

Category winner will receive a $500.00 check,
Second place $300.00,
Third place $200.00.
All other places through eighth place will receive incrementally lesser amounts in either cash or bike shop gift cards or discounts.

The overall fastest timed male  and fastest timed female will be crowned “King of the Mountain" winner regardless of age and receive an additional $500.00 each.

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How many racers can race? 

The race is limited to no more than 450 racers. So sign up! 

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Do I have to be present to receive my awards?

Yes. If you are not present we will move on to the next fastest time til the award(s) can be given.

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Can I volunteer?

Absolutely and yes we need your help.

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What if it is raining?

Race is on rain or shine. Pray for shine! 🌞

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What if I break down while riding? 

This is a fully self-supported race. Bring anything and everything you think you might need to finish your race.

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Where is the post-race celebration?

Selkirk Lodge. Where there will be food, and beverages and awards, raffles, and more.

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Can my spouse, friend, family member drive separately and meet me at the top? 

YES! We welcome friends and family to cheer as their riders finish at the top of Mt. Spokane and all are welcome at Selkirk Lodge to celebrate.

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Why is there prize money at a fundraiser?

Well maybe the cash will get donated back? But this electronically timed race is strictly a fundraising event for amateur bicyclists and is not sanctioned by any race body or organization. Prize money is for rider motivation and adding some additional excitement to the ride.

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Why is there a $10 processing fee?

Great question! The registration company charges that fee (not C4C) even though we are a non-profit.

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What if I'm not a "racer", can I still ride?

100% Yes, while it is a timed race - the ride itself is beautiful and challenging for anyone who would like to come support cancer research and loves to ride. All are welcome.

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