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Seymour Challenge
August 12, 2023
All proceeds support youth cycling development

The unofficial road world hill climbing champs!

Presented by REALTOR BRANDON CRICHTON, the Seymour Challenge is back! Brandon has been a huge supporter of youth cycling development over the years. Climb up Seymour with other cycling enthusiasts to raise money for our youth programming.

The Mount Seymour climb is 13.1 km long. You gain 904 height meters, so the average gradient is 6.9 %. The climb is ranked 2179 in the world. The maximum slope is 16%. We climb up from the road starting at the intersection near the Old Buck Parking Lot. We will align the race with the Strava segment. There will also fun fun recovery zone up top with our friends from THE WORKSHOP PERFORMANCE CLINIC.

The race officially begins at 10AM.  Read all the details in the TECHNICAL GUIDE. Everyone is welcome. Escape Velocity fosters a culture of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion.  If you have any questions please email

Special thanks to our friends at Mt. Seymour for letting us host this event. They are so awesome year after year!

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Race Day Schedule

  • 8AM Registration Opens at Parkgate Atrium

  • 10 AM First Wave: U15 Youth, U13 Youth, Age 65+ Riders, Fixies, Fat Tires, Rider & Chariot/Trail a Bike, E-Bikes

  • 10:10 AM Second Wave: CAT 1-5 Women, U19/U17 Youth Women, 35+ Women, 45+ Women, 55+ Women

  • 10:20 AM Third Wave: CAT 1-5 Men, U19/U17 Youth Men,  35+ Men, 45+ Men, 55+ Men

  • @12PM: Podium Ceremonies. There will be prizing for all categories


Worried that you are not a climber?  Have no fear.  We will be rewarding those with the best weight to time ratio (optional participation- if you don't want to jump on the scale that's ok)!

Why do the Seymour Challenge?

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