33.4 miles
4,067 ft
-4,069 ft
1 mile
High Point

In the ever-evolving community of cycling, no one bike style rules them all.

The Grand Climbduro is a test of this. This over-the-top challenge takes you through a cornucopia of terrain. You will be on road, gravel, high-country rock, and dirt... We suggest doing your research and some course recon so you know what you are getting into. The decision is yours. What kind of bike are you going to ride?

Let’s talk this puzzle out.

The neutralized road start @ 25kmph will tour you gently through the Bragg Creek Provincial Park. Turning onto Highway 66 the pressure ramps up. Still, a controlled ride, the pace car accelerates three times in the first 3km, with the final speed being 50kmph... Get the idea? Sounds like a great place to be on a road bike. Hmmm...

This pressure cooker leads the group to the bottom of the first timed section: Moose Mountain Road - 7.5km of dirt and 500 vertical meters of UP! Now, the KOM on this bounces between riders on road bikes and XC MTB bikes. What to pick??? At the top of the road you will find the end of the first timed section, nutrition, aid and washrooms. As much as you would like to spend the rest of the day here watching the joy on other riders faces, you need to be strategic as there is a 4hr time cut-off to get back to the finish... and... you still have the penultimate climb to the summit!

When you ride on, you will turn into the High Country to tackle the Moose Summit. After a short transitional downhill, with lots of sharp rocks (watch out for flats if you are on Road or CX bikes), you start your second-time section. Another 500m of vertical in only 5km! Flowy and smooth at the bottom, this turns into a brutal pitch with an entirely rocky and super technical surface and aggressive switchbacks to the summit. Ouch. Without a doubt, a fatter tire will rule this section, or be prepared to run. The summit is the end of the last timed section and the top of the Climbzilla KOM. Will you be 1st? Will you make it?

By now you will have the shakes and your timed section is complete. The descent back to the aid station you passed earlier is gnarly and will require your full attention. Other riders will be tackling the climb, so cheer them on but give right of way... Be careful but enjoy the 27km of mixed terrain downhill. Throw high fives with your pals all the way because all you need to do now is arrive at the finish before the 4-hour time-cutoff. It will not be awesome if you get to the top super fast but you flat three times and need to walk out and miss the cut.

Oh, one more thing, you need to be self-supporting in regards to any mechanicals. We will have tubes, tires, and a mechanic at the base of the Moose Summit to help, but please be prepared to keep yourself rolling.

Strategy is key. Four prizes in each category are offered. Which one are you going to try for? This may help you pick your bike style:

1: Climbzilla: first person to the summit
2: Combined: Fastest combined times for Section 1 and Section 2
3: Moose Road Time (Section 1)
4: Summit Time (Section 2)

There is no perfect bike for this ride.
Road • CX • Gravel • MTB


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Route Sections

1 Moose Road Timed Section #1
2 Moose Summit Timed Section #2

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  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Saturday August 18, 2018 at 12:00am
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • AKA
    Grand Climbduro 2018
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
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  • Direction
    One Direction
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More Stats for The Grand Climbduro 2018 mountain bike route
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    4,257 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,262 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,262 ft
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  • Distance climb
    17 miles
  • Distance down
    15 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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2018 MooseDuro presented by Alberta 66 Mountain Biking Brakeless, Family Guy (short), Jean Guy (long) and Race of Spades

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