The Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club, recently named the number one cycling club in the US, has presented the Cat's Hill Classic bicycle race continuously since 1974. The Cat's Hill Criterium is one of the oldest grass roots cycling races in the US. The grueling Cat's Hill climb has challenged the likes of Greg LeMond (winner in 1978), Derek Bouchard-Hall, Karen Brems, Suzy Pride, Nicole Freedman, Eric Heiden, Davis Phinney, Bob Roll, Ted Huang, Eric Wohlberg, Trent Klasna, Antonio Cruz and Dylan Casey.
More than 700 amateur and professional riders are expected to compete on the demanding one-mile course that starts at the corner of Tait and Nicholson Avenues in Los Gatos. The route is a clockwise loop that includes the incredibly steep 23% climb and six 90-degree turns. Race lengths range from three to forty laps, depending on age and ability classifications. The Cat's Hill Classic is held under USA Cycling (USAC) permit and is part of both the prestigious Lance Armstrong Junior Olympic Race Series (LAJORS) and the Northern California Nevada Cycling Association (NCNCA) Prestige Series.
The Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club invites all cycling fans to attend this great event starting at 10 am on May 7, 2005. Join us for fun, excitement, famous faces and fabulous races. For directions and additional information, visit the race website at www.catshill.org.
For information contact:
2005 Testarossa Vineyard Cat's Hill Classic Race Director
Barry Gordon, President
Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club
USA Cycling 2004 Club of the Year