2-Annual-Rides

Fargo Street 2016

Date & Time: Sunday, March 20th, 9 a.m.

 
First Name: Last Name: Climbs: Rider #: Notes:
Larry Lem *3

8

Recumbant
Heidi Volpe **105

3

Woman’s Record
William Aligue

80

1

Mario Correa

60

2

Ian Cherkouski

20

16

Brian Lee

16

26

Louis Bravos

9

27

Jim Kosinski

5

19

Dave Wyman

4

12

Past record holder
Steve Gilmore

3

9

Past record holder
Mikail Barashenky

2

18

Youngest Rider 33
Andrew Etringer

2

33

Stan Gale

2

24

Charles Page

2

17

Don Reynolds

2

23

Frank Rodriguez

2

11

Rian Thomas

2

10

Mark Bierotte

1

28

Leslie Caldera

1

29

James Kim

1

21

Dale Lehman

1

20

Garo Mooradian

1

31

Oldest Rider 82
Henry Velasquez

1

4

Michael Windisch

1

32

David Wu

1

25

Dan Wyman

1

5

Click to view 2016 Fargo Street Hill Climb photos

Note: Any brave souls up for an early start to attempt a new record for number of climbs should contact the Event Director, Kermit Ganier, well ahead of time at  (310) 367-0458.

Start Location: Allesandro and Fargo Streets.  From the I5 Freeway, take the Glendale Freeway (SR 2) South; exit at Glendale Blvd and turn left; turn left to Allesandro Street; three blocks to the Fargo Street intersection.   Street parking is challenging here so plan to arrive early if possible.

This annual event dates back to the 1970s, but is almost as popular today as ever. It is dedicated to the truism that most cyclists have never seen a hill they didn’t want to climb. The question today is, “Can you do it?” And the second question is, “If you can, how many times can you do it?” The hill in question is Fargo Street, reputably the steepest hill in Los Angeles. It’s only a couple of blocks long, but at over a 30% grade, it’s quite a feat if you can climb it. Many will just want to see if they can make it up the hill at all. Amazingly, others vie to see how many times they can make it up the hill in one day. The record is now well over 100. Even if you don’t feel up to the challenge, many show up just to watch the others try. So, come out to cheer them on and maybe you will be inspired to give the hill a try yourself. Its a thrill either way.

Velofix Pasadena plans to be on site this year to introduce their fully stocked bike shop on wheels to the cycling community.

Velofix Pasadena
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