The 3rd, COP Granville Climbing Challenge is this Saturday, 8:00am from Granville's Wildwood Park. Above are last year's winner, who spanked us rather convincingly. This year, the route will be marked, to avoid the confusion of last year and that nasty climb on broken pavement on Houdeshell is being replaced with a nasty climb with pavement.
The first person to reach the Granville village sign on the return, after riding the full route, will receive this very cool stuffed tiger and cash money totaling what I can find in the seat of my car. Last year's winner received around $1.57 but of course it's about the prestige. Note how prestigous the award looks next to this pic of Armstrong. Imagine yourself holding the prize and it will happen for you, maybe.
The last person to finish the full route, or, if I can't wait that long, the shorter route, will receive this very nifty fat stuffed penguin. Last year's winner, Flyin Tuna, is gunning for this award to add to the Hippo she won. However, I hear there is a strong field of challengers. I'm still shopping for the suitable "Middle of the Pack" award. To be eligible for this award, one must finish roughly in the middle and to have previously never won a cycling award. This will of course be somewhat arbitrary but I just want to make someone feel good about being an average cyclist. More to come on the event in the coming days.