Red Bull “Bay Climb” Insanely-Steep Uphill Bike Battle | SF
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Red Bull Bay Climb will take over an iconic hill in San Francisco with athletes from vastly different cycling disciplines to battle it out in an uphill, chain-busting sprint. The event features a bracket style format with riders racing shoulder-to-shoulder straight up three steep blocks of historic Potrero Hill. The cycling industry and cyclists from across the US have come together to support the inaugural event, ensuring September 16th is a day to remember for athletes, spectators and the Bay Area.
The event itself is as unique in its construction as it is difficult. The race length is just 0.32 miles but with an average grade of 15%, with the steepest grade over the 3 uphill sections clocking in at a lung crushing 21%, this fast and furious contest is not for the faint of heart. With only human-powered two-wheel bikes allowed on course, this is a true test of will, grit and gumption.
Two categories of cyclists can participate in this inaugural event on September 16th: Fixed and Open. The Fixed category features a men’s and women’s division, but is restricted to a single gear. The Open category has a men’s and a women’s division as well and “run-what-ya-brung” spirit: if you want to ride a fat bike, a mountain bike, or something in between, any two-wheel bike is welcome (as long as it’s human powered).
The race starts at 11 am, but be there an hour early for the registration.
After the race, head on over to Thee Parkside from 4 to 7 pm for an after party where DJ Platurn will be spinning outside on the patio. Come enjoy Red Bull and Anchor Drink specials and complimentary Happy Hour Snacks.
There are no bleachers or seats available. Spectators are invited and encouraged to bring camping chairs if they would like. However, beach style umbrellas and pop up tents are prohibited with the exception of registered athletes/teams set up in the athlete area.
Red Bull Bay Climb is free to the public. All spectators are invited to attend at their own risk. The event is not responsible for injuries to persons or property due to your attendance. By entering the event area you assume these risks.
Due to there being a limited capacity in and around the event area, the event organizer, in conjunction with the San Francisco Police Department, reserve the right to close access to the event area at any time to ensure the safety of all guests.Red Bull