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Canada's Top Road Bike Climbs

Hwy 97C, Ashcroft, BC




                                                         U.S.  /  Metric

  • Distance:                           9.9 / 15.9 km

  • Beginning elevation:      1,105' / 337 m  

  • Ending elevation:            4,123' / 1,257 m  

  • Elevation gained:            3,077' / 938 m  

  • Average Grade:               6%

  • Fiets Index:                       5.60

  • Location:   The Climb begins at the southern edge of Ashcroft, BC at the intersection of Hwy 97C and Mesa Vista Dr at  latitude/longitude 50.71607, -121.27863.

 Note:  Click on “View full route" (top left) which opens the Hwy 97C, Ashcroft  RideWithGPS page.  Hover over the distance line at the spot you would like to begin a sub-  segment for this climb.  Click your mouse on the start point and drag the vertical graphing line the distance you wish to obtain sub-detail from, then release the  mouse at the end point.  This will give you the following sub-detail for the selected segment in the “Metrics” window top right of the page:  (a) distance, (b) elevation  gained and lost, (c) max grade, (d) average grade (e) that segment's climb category – e.g. Cat 1, HC, etc., and (f) FIETS score for the segment.

Hover cursor over segment slices, left, for exact grade of a particular segment


Ride Description

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