Background photo - U.S. #5 Pikes Peak CO.

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

 Note:  Click on “View full route" (top left) which opens the Hwy 97C, Peachland  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.



Canada's Top Road Bike Climbs

Hwy 97C, Peachland, BC

McBride Peak - Summit

Many thanks to Lynn Sugden, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CAN for his write up and photos for this climb.



                                                         U.S.  /  Metric

  • Distance:                          15.4 / 24.8 km

  • Beginning elevation:      1,736' / 529 m 

  • Ending elevation:            5,623' / 1,714 m  

  • Elevation gained:            4,155' / 1,266 m  

  • Average Grade:               4.8%

  • Fiets Index:                       6.32

  • Location:   The Climb begins about 3 mile northeast of Hwy 97C intersection with Hwy 97 at latitude-Longitude 49.80861, -119.74464.