Super Duper Hill Climb Event

Written By on April 28, 2016

Hill Climbs

Sunday May 8

This year we’re building on the success of our Arrowsmith Bikes Hill Climb series and our incredibly successful Spring 50/100km challenge to offer something new and exciting.

Sunday May 8 come out and test your legs by riding all five of our Hill climbs in one go.  Five hills only 60kilometers of riding and 1200m of elevation gain.

Starting from Departure Bay to Uplands, then cut across town to ride to the top of the Doumberg, relax on the fastest descent in town before heading over to Jameson and Northwood road, almost immediately climb again up to Witchcraft lake then its off to the final and biggest of the Five -Nanaimo Lakes road.


To finish off everyone will return to Whitesails Brewing co. to check in, grab a recovery beverage and trade war stories of epic leg cramps.

Last year we had record turn outs for our hill climbs and many records were broken.  This is a chance to warm up for this years Hill climb series coming in August.  Come set a baseline for yourself or see how you do against your friends.  Take it seriously and try for the Strava KOMs or just enjoy a scenic ride around Nanaimo.

This is not a supported ride, so if you flat you’ll need to have tools or friends with tools to help you out.  Also since it’s a big ask to have volunteers standing in the sun or rain for several hours while you huff and puff to the top our check points will be by selfie with unique posters at the top of each climb.



1030am – Sign up and Registration at Departure Bay Beach

1100am – Riders off

1pm – 3pm Check in and snacks at Whitesails

The segments

Departure Bay Climb

Doumont Climb

Jameson Climb

Witchcraft Climb

Nanaimo Lakes Road Climb

Super Duper Climb