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any hillclimb-type races in the Midwest?(8 posts)

any hillclimb-type races in the Midwest?weiwentg
Jul 15, 2002 1:19 AM
as in, near enough to Michigan for a poor college student to get there.
I can only think of Snake AlleyAlex-in-Evanston
Jul 15, 2002 7:05 AM
Memorial day weekend, one of 4 races in the Moline, IA area. Snake alley is a crit containing the "steepest street in the United States" every lap. It's a cobbled road that switches back up and forth up a bluff (Moline's a river town).

I can only think of Snake Alleyjjeff
Jul 18, 2002 4:30 PM
snake alley in in Burlington, IA - about an hour south of Moline (i.e. the quad cities) on the Mississippi.
is there a website? nmweiwentg
Jul 22, 2002 11:24 PM
re: any hillclimb-type races in the Midwest?pben
Jul 15, 2002 9:47 AM
Not sure if this race is still being put on, or when it is, but: the Apple Cup in Columbia, MO. had a hellacious up hill time trial. If memory serves, it was a five mile prelim tt. If you make the time you get to race the road race later that day, followed by a crit the next day. It's been a LONG time since I did the race but it definitely had some good hills. Hopefully it's still being put on and hasn't already happened.
re: any hillclimb-type races in the Midwest?thebadger
Jul 27, 2002 3:29 AM
Apple Cup no longer exists. Its now just a downtown crit called Columbia Cup
Tour of Kansas City/Cliff Drive ClassicCanidraftyou
Jul 15, 2002 7:23 PM
The Sunday crit, is not much for climbing, but the Sat. race is a circuit race, approx. a six mile course you'll have a half mile at 4 to 5% then right into approx. 1/3 mile climb at 12 to 14%, do that 8 times around and a smile comes to the face just finishing.

Give it a try.

Tour of Kansas City/Cliff Drive Classicthebadger
Jul 27, 2002 3:33 AM
Just a little correction on the Cliff Drive Classic. Its a much shorter course, just under 3 miles (7 laps = 20 miles). You are right though that the hill is a good little test. Race flyer can be found at