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Baldy Hill Climb

Date and time for 36th annual event to be determined

Hiking Running Biking The Cheeso Double (bike & hike) The Kinderclimb (age 11 and under)

$100 Cash Prize for Course Records in Mnt. Bike, Cheeso Double and Running Divisions

The 36th Annual 2014 Baldy Hill Climb will include hiking and mountain biking events. The “Cheeso Baldy Double”, named in honor of late coach Craig "Cheeso" Kjesbo, features a mountain bike race to the top followed by a hiking race to the top! You must finish the mountain bike race by 10:30 a.m. if you are signed up for the Double!
The traditional hike to the summit will take place on the Warm Springs side of Bald Mountain with the recreational class starting at 10 a.m. and the racing class starting at 11 a.m. 
The traditional children’s event – The KINDERCLIMB, for children aged 11 and younger will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Warm Springs. Mountain Bikers will ride the Cold Springs Perimeter Trail with a start from St. Luke’s Hospital at 8:30 a.m.
Participants are encouraged to pre-register online at  Forms will also be available at local stores including Sturtevants in Ketchum and Hailey, The Elephant’s Perch and Backwoods Mountain Sports. There is NO race-day registration.

Registration be received via fax or mail in the SVSEF offices by 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26. Our P.O. Box is 203, Sun Valley, ID. 83353. Click HERE for a registration form.

Entry Fees: Checks payable to SVSEF.

Cost: $30
KinderClimb: Free
All participants will receive a T-Shirt, Summit Aid Station, Lift Service (DOWNLOAD ONLY, NO BIKES) and an Awards Party at Apple's Bar and Grill following the Event. Lift Service will be open (weather-dependent) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Event Schedule

Thursday, October 9, 2013 
Registration open until 5 p.m.

Saturday, October 11, 2013
8:30 a.m. - Start of Mountain Bike/Cheeso Double - up Baldy Perimeter Trail (Coldsprings to the Top)

9:30 a.m. - Start of KinderClimb - 300 vertical feet up Warm Springs, 11 and under, everyone gets a ribbon, just show up!

10 a.m. - Start of Hiking Class - Warm Springs

11 a.m. - Start of Running Class - Warm Springs

12:30 p.m. - Awards Ceremony immediately following race at Lookout Restaurant.

Cheeso's Baldy Double: Mountain bike race starts at 8:30 AM. You must finish the mountain bike portion by 10:30 a.m. to download in time for the start of the hike. We will transport a bag from the start of the bike to the start of the hike for you

Questions? Contact race organizer Rick Kapala, 726-3899, or Mimi at 208-726-4129 x 101. 

Thank you to our Sponsors

Sturtevants, Sun Valley Resort, Apple’s Bar & Grill, Perry’s Restaurant, The Elephant’s Perch, Backwoods Mountain Sports, Chums/Beyond Coastal, Sun Summit, Durance Cycleworks, Lefty’s, Smith Optics, Johnny G’s Subshack