Slake Snake Registration

If you’ve been to Slake Brewing, you know about their driveway. The climb up is 340m long with 18m of elevation gain. It can’t that hard, right?

We think it’s a worthwhile challenge, and a top contender for the best Strava segment in the region.

It’s called... the Slake Snake 🐍

We’ve been wanting to host an alternative “race” for a long time. The opportunity for a Slake / The Brake Room collaboration felt like the chance we were looking for.

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Slake’s property has one of the best views in PEC, and it offers indoor and outdoor options to hang out as a spectator for the race… oh, and there’s beer!

The Slake Snake Hill Climb is here to provide your required dose of post-season fun. We’ll start with an open field event where pairs of two riders at a time will challenge themselves to conquer the Slake Snake Strava segment (the driveway of Slake Brewery) with the aim to claim Strava’s Queen or King of the Mountain titles. Try the climb once or as many more times as you like for your chance to win Fastest Lap of the Day or to continue onto the knockout challenge...

After the open event we will seed the fastest 8 riders of the morning for a knockout style contest to find the day's champion! You don't have to take the Strava crown, but you can still expect prizes for the King, Queen, and the day’s overall fastest time. For the rest of us, there will be pints at the top of the hill.

All participants’ entry fee covers your first Slake brew after the climb, but Round 1 winners beware: you’ll be riding again, so you might want to save the suds for after your second run!

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Why is there a registration fee?
We want to make sure this event is as safe as possible for all riders, so we've ensured we're insured for the climb. The registration fee of $25 helps Slake & The Brake Room cover the cost of the insurance and covers the rider's first beverage at the top.

If you just want to give it a shot, are registering for a family, or just aren't sure about paying $25, you can still enter the Open Field at 10:00 AM for free. Riders who haven't paid the fee can still ride, but won't have their first beverage paid for at the top and won't qualify for the Knockout Challenge and prizes.

You don’t need to be a pro, or even an endurance rider to take on this challenge: the route is achievable for anyone from occasional riders through to the pros. Wave to the spectators or put the pedal to the metal: you’re only racing the clock. Whether you choose to ride or not, you're welcome on the sidelines or at the top for high fives.

Bring a gravel bike, mountain bike, touring bike, hybrid—even a tandem if that’s your style! Are you a kid? A grandma? Only ever rode your bike downhill before? No problem--it's all in good fun. Don’t forget to rally up your spectators and rig them with bells and whistles to cheer you on from the sidelines.

Warm up with Rebel Taco chili and Slake brews after your effort.

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Event Schedule:
10am: Registration Check In
10:15am: Open field event begins
11:30am: Open field event submission cutoff (all riders must finish recorded rides in Strava or RWGPS to submit for knockout challenge)
11:45am: Knockout Challenge competitors announced
12pm: Knockout Challenge begins with quarter finals
12:15pm: Knockout Semi Finals
12:30pm: Knockout Finals
1pm: Winners Announced! Time for a pint!
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There will be prizes for:
- Fastest Time of the Day
- All Knockout Challenge Participants
- Knockout Challenge Winners (KOM/QOM)

Fine Print:

Participants should be aware that the route is comprised of loose gravel and a consistent grade. Be prepared for any weather and surface conditions, including the potential for mud if the week has been rainy! Helmets must be worn by all riders. Registration fee covers insurance and a drink for the rider. We are not able to provide cancellations or refunds for no-shows. If you would like a non-beer beverage at the top, we'll hook you up :)

More questions? Email Laura at The Brake Room