Background photo - U.S. #5 Pikes Peak CO.

Ride Description

We arrived at this climb on a Sunday afternoon in July and the traffic conditions were just too treacherous for us to undertake the climb.  We believe it would best be undertaken early morning on a weekend as this is a major highway with traffic that travels at 100 kph and above.  We would appreciate any reports on this climb from those who have done it.  We can be reached at

Hover cursor over segment slices, below, for exact grade of a particular segment

 Note:  Click on “View full route" (top left) which opens the Hwy 97C, Peachland  RideWithGPS page.  Hover over the distance line at the spot you would like to begin a sub-  segment for this climb.  Click your mouse on the start point and drag the vertical graphing line the distance you wish to obtain sub-detail from, then release the  mouse at the end point.  This will give you the following sub-detail for the selected segment in the “Metrics” window top right of the page:  (a) distance, (b) elevation  gained and lost, (c) max grade, (d) average grade (e) that segment's climb category – e.g. Cat 1, HC, etc., and (f) FIETS score for the segment.



Canada's Top Road Bike Climbs

Hwy 97C, Peachland, BC

McBride Peak - Summit



                                                         U.S.  /  Metric

  • Distance:                          15.4 / 24.8 km

  • Beginning elevation:      1,736' / 529 m 

  • Ending elevation:            5,623' / 1,714 m  

  • Elevation gained:            4,155' / 1,266 m  

  • Average Grade:               4.8%

  • Fiets Index:                       6.32

  • Location:   The Climb begins about 3 mile northeast of Hwy 97C intersection with Hwy 97 at latitude-Longitude 49.80861, -119.74464.