38th Annual Western Montana Hill Climb Championships

Sunday - October 4th, 2014

 A 4-mile bicycle race up Pattee Canyon the first Sunday in October, run every year since 1977.


2013 Hill Climb Report

2012 Hill Climb Report - download here

2011 Hill Climb Report-download here

2010 Hill Climb Report-download here

 

The 37th Annual WESTERN MONTANA HILL CLIMB CHAMPIONSHIPS

YOU ARE INVITED Missoulians On Bicycles (MOBI) invites you to take part in what is Montana’s oldest annual competitive cycling event. The Hill Climb traditionally closes Montana’s road racing season, but it is designed for the casual as well as the competitive rider. Riders of all abilities have participated in the Hill Climb and have ranged in age from 7 to 75.

THE COURSE

The four-mile climb rises 840 feet up Pattee Canyon Drive in Missoula, starting from the corner of Takima and Pattee Canyon. Cyclists leave at one minute-intervals and ride against the clock.

A CATEGORY FOR YOU

Nine age categories each for men and women are as follows: New Rider, 12 years and under; Intermediate, 13-14; Junior, 15-17; Senior, 18-34; Veteran, 35-44; Master, 45-54; Grand Master, 55-64, Wheel Master, 65-74 and Supreme Rider, 75 and up. There are also tandem, recumbent, high wheel, tricycle, unicycle, and handcycle categories.

HOW TO ENTER

Registration will begin Saturday evening, Oct. 5th, at Big Sky Bikes at 1110 South Ave. West in Missoula, from 5-6:00 p.m. Riders (especially slower riders) are encouraged to register during this early registration period.

Registration will continue on the morning of the climb, Sunday, Oct. 6th,  will take place from 7:30-9:00 a.m. at Big Sky Bikes. 

    Each rider will be assigned a number and a starting time at registration and need not appear at the start until the appointed time. The event is limited to 100 entrants. NonMOBI members must pay a $3.00 entry fee. MOBI members need only pay $1.00 fee, and are asked to bring proof of membership in the form of a newsletter mailing label. All riders must wear a helmet.

The climb will take place rain or shine. A complete result sheet will be mailed to all participants.

BRING A PRIZE

  A prize for every rider is a Hill Climb tradition, therefore, we ask each participant to bring a prize for another rider. Use your imagination - anything goes! Here are just a few examples from past years: homemade bread or cookies, dental floss, used golf balls, carpentry work, books, bicycle parts, frozen dog meat, fishing flies, and smorkles. The prizes are distributed randomly, so bring something nice - you might win it! Bring your prize donation to registration. Remember you need not be a hill climber to donate a prize.

A special thanks to Big Sky Bikes for the use of their shop for registration.

Historical Report of all Hill Climb Records

 Age Category Records  

 
 

Men

 

 

 

Women

 

 

12 years & under

Lewis Elliot

1992

16:18

 

Molly Maxwell

1989

23:23

13-14

Levi Leipheimer

1988

13:37

 

Cressy Rice

1984

19:35

15-17

Tejay Van Garderen

2004

13:09

 

Scarlet Kaplan

2013

17:32

18-34

Brad Houle

1988

13:00

 

Robin Doval

1985

15:11

35-44

Joe Lemire

1987

12:54

 

Rhea Dahlberg

2010

16:35

45-54

Joe Arnone

2007

14:00

 

Tamara Bessette

2011

15:40

55-64

Michael Longmire

2003

14:42

 

Kathy Pierandozzi

2007

18:58

65-74

Wayne Vandeberg

2010

17:39

 

Jan Grant

2012

23:52

75 and Up

Tom Arnone

2008

27:32

  No recordestablished  
   

 

  Bicycle Category Records 

 

Men

 

 

 

Women

 

 

Recumbent

Under Review

2013

17:54

 

Julie Huck

1996

23:29

Unicycle

Emmet Purcell

1995

25:00

 

No Record Established

High Wheel

Jay Bierer

1996

28:11

 

No Record Established

Tricycle

Thomas Harnden

1995

28:57

 

Julie Huck               2013           32:30

Handcycle

John Dunn

1997

51:36

 

No Record Established

 

Men's Tandem:   Jamul Hahn and Ed van Aelsyn   1995     14:27

Women's Tandem:   Kathy York and Julie Huck     1992     20:52

Mixed Tandem:   Joe and Mary Ann Arnone          2003    16:06

 

  Historical Results 




       

 

MEN

 

 

WOMEN

 

1977

Larry Lockwood

14:32

 

Lise Ferland

19:42

1978

Larry Lockwood

14:11

            

Lise Ferland

17:31

1979

Larry Lockwood

13:29

 

Charlotte Henson

26:15

1980

Larry Lockwood

13:36

 

Natalie Philips

19:18

1981

Larry Lockwood

13:31

 

Darla Heil

18:06

1982

Clint Harris

14:31

 

Susie Mathre

18:16

1983

Emil Tanner

13:41

 

Robin Doval

17:21

1984

Rishi Grewal

13:58

 

Robin Doval

16:07

1985

Joel Schoknecht

14:11

 

Robin Doval

15:11

1986

Joel Schoknecht

13:46

 

Patti White

16:07

1987

Joe Lemire

12:54

 

Patti White

15:53

1988

Brad Houle

13:00

 

Kathe Edwards Stout

16:51

1989

Dana Wastjer

14:20

 

Leslie Whitmore

18:25

1990

David Phillips

13:44

 

Nancy McCullough-McCoy

18:50

1991

Brink Kuchenbrod

13:32

 

Robin Doval

16:06

1992

Brink Kuchenbrod

13:42

 

Jenny Murney

19:12

1993

Brink Kuchenbrod

13:46

 

Kathy Pierandozzi

17:14

1994

Matt Seeley

13:44

 

Melissa Buller

17:16

1995

Jason Van Marie

13:13

 

Melissa Buller

16:32

1996

Jamul Hahn

13:08

 

Melissa Buller

16:27

1997

Geoff Proctor

14:09

 

Monica Tranel

16:14

1998

Brink Kuchenbrod

13:40

 

M. C. Jenni

15:45

1999

Joe Arnone

13:58

 

Heidi Stamm

16:34

2000

Joe Arnone

14:30

 

Debra Lassila

20:58

2001

Joe Arnone

13:58

 

Cheryl Steenson

19:10

2002

Scott Herzig

13:22

 

Becky Broeder

15:36

2003

Herzig/van Garderen

13:36

 

Annie Creighton

17:56

2004

Tejay van Garderen

13:09

 

Rebecca Rising

17:36

2005

Joshua Tack

13:32

 

Emily Herndon

17:57

2006

Owen Gue

13:44

 

Jenny Nerrison-Morton

17:00

2007

Phil Grove

13:04

 

Tamara Bessette

16:08

2008

Joshua Tack

13:35

 

Sarah Halvorson

17:09

2009

Joshua Tack

14:39

 

Lindsy Campbell

17:47

2010

Willie Zellmer

13:22

 

Tamara Bessette

16:16

2011

Nathan Keck

13:56

 

Tamara Bessette

15:40

20112

Eric Greenberg

14:09

 

Scarlet Kaplan

17:54

2013

Lewis Elliot

13:34

 

Tamara Bessette

16:36