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A huge thank you to everyone who came out to ride and watch on Saturday.

Congratulations to our King and Queen of the Mountain - Nigel Roedde and Hillary Lowry.

Full race results are available here.

Challenge yourself on iconic Sydenham Hill in Dundas, Ontario!

Sydenham Hill has been ridden over 12,000 times on Strava and made famous by Canadian Olympian Clara Hughes. Now, for the first time, you can race this stretch of road for a good cause, to raise money for research into a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

On Saturday, July 23rd, riders will race up the 1 km course to determine the 'King' and 'Queen of the Mountain'.

There are two ways to win.

1. Age Categories

Riders will first race the hill individually against the clock. All riders will be professionally timed and ranked according to their gender/age groups. These categories will be further broken down into licensed OCA racers and non-licensed riders. The fastest rider in each of these categories will be recognized. Riders will get two chances to race the hill and their best time will be used for ranking purposes.

Men + Women

14 - 15
16 - 19
20 - 29 
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 59

2. The King and Queen of the Mountain

The fastest 4 men and women overall will be seeded for the head-to-head Knockout Stages. Here, winners will advance and race again to determine a 'King' and 'Queen of the Mountain'. These riders will be awarded unique trophies.

We'd love to see you on Sydenham in what is sure to be an exciting event - and also a great fundraiser to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. 100% of the proceeds from this event will go to fund research through the established charity Jesse's Journey.

 Race Details

Racing will begin at 7:15 am and continue until 10:00 am. We will begin check in at 6:00 am at Shawn & Ed's Brewing Company at 65 Hatt Street, Dundas. All riders must be checked in and ready to ride by 7:00 am.

The race will be professionally timed. All results will be available online during and after the event here.


The King and Queen of the Mountain Trophies - conquer the mountain and take a piece of it home with you! 

The King and Queen of the Mountain will also have their choice of a Sako 7 cycling jersey and most age group winners will ride away with a sock + bottle combo - courtesy of our awesome friends at Sako 7.


The Course

Race Start - Just past the intersection of Sydenham Road and Crowley Court

Race Finish - at the top of the parking lot - roughly in line with the plaque commemorating Clara Hughes

 If you have any questions about the race, please email us at

Registration fees

Max's Big Climb Closed

Registration closed
  • Race up Sydenham Hill

    1. Closed
      May 31 – Jul 12
    2. CA$25.00
      Jul 12 – Jul 17
    3. CA$40.00
      Jul 17 – Jul 22

Thank you from Max's Big Climb

We would like to extend a huge thank you to our event partners!

Top Fundraisers


Meg Van Asseld...

Raised: CA$1,225.00


Jason Woods

Raised: CA$525.00


Eddie Meredith

Raised: CA$250.00

Event Schedule

  • July 22 8:45 AM EDT - Knockout Races Begin

  • July 22 10:45 AM EDT - Max's Big Climb Awards + Afterparty

  • July 23 6:00 AM EDT - Check In Opens

  • July 23 7:00 AM EDT - Check in Closes

  • July 23 7:15 AM EDT - Individual Time Trials Begin

Contact Information

Event Location

Dundas, Hamilton, ON, Canada

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