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About the Cobble Climb

The legendary Cobble Climb is a grueling 2 block uphill time trial with the first block of brick pavers, followed by the Cobblestone Alley.  Cobblestone Alley is paved with over hundred year old big, bumpy blocks of cobblestone.  The alley will be lined with hundreds of people to cheer you on your Cobble Climb journey.  Registration is from 10:00-11:45 AM at the Steamboat Senior Center - 501 Jefferson St, Burlington, IA with the races beginning at Noon.  Do you have what it takes?

About the Kids Races

The Snake Alley Criterium is held on a fifteen block course, with differences in elevation from 555 feet to 678 feet. The course is entirely on city streets in a downtown commercial area. A one block long climb is on the historic brick street named Snake Alley, dubbed "the crookedest street in the world." The 276 foot long Snake Alley has 5 switchbacks in a sixty foot climb. The average grade is 12.5% in that one block. Bring a suitable gear cluster for that kind of climbing. This is one of the most physically challenging races in the Midwest.  Come Race the Snake!!

Bring the kids for classic, fun bicycle races on the streets of historical downtown Burlington!  Registration is from 10:00-11:45 AM at the Steamboat Senior Center - 501 Jefferson St, Burlington, IA with the races beginning at Noon. Great news, there is no entry fee!

 

There are 7 individual races with each race having its own starting line. As the age groups progress, the distance of the races increase. All races finish at the Criterium’s starting line on Jefferson St. The 7 races are:

  • 3-4 yr olds (with training wheels or tricycles)

  • 3-4 yr olds (without training wheels)

  • 5 year olds

  • 6 year olds

  • 7 year olds

  • 8 year olds

  • 9 year olds

The top 3 finishers in each category receive a trophy! All participating children receive a free t-shirt & drink!

Helmets Are Required!  Can't wait to see the kids there!

Course Map
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