Garrett County, Md
June 23, 2018  
Team Climbing Competition

2017 Team Climbing Results are available here.

Create New or Join Existing Team

If you want to create a new team for the Team Climbing Competition and thus become the team captain, go here. Or, if you want to join a team that has already been created, go here. There is no additional charge for participating in the Team Climbing Competition, however you must register individually before you can create a new team or join an existing one.

Please note: Team captains: your registration confirmation code is the "Permission to Join" code that your other teammates require in order to be permitted to join your team. They will need their own registration confirmation code and your "Permission to Join" code (which you must provide them) in order to be able to join your team.

The Garrett County Gran Fondo Team Climbing Competition!

With so many climbs on offer at the Garrett County Gran Fondo, we thought it would be fun to extend the individual KOM competition to include a team climbing competition that is scored by the same seven chip-timed climbs as well as another 5 worthy climbs that are scored by Strava via a smartphone or GPS device. Score all the climbs using a variety of metrics appropriate for teams, put them altogether, and crown a team champion!

  • Teams consist of a minimum of 4 and maximum of 6 riders
  • Teammates do not need to ride together. All scoring is based on each individual's climb times so it is not necessary that teammates stick together.
  • Riders can be members of multiple teams. Males can be members of up to two teams and females up to three teams.
  • Teammates can ride different routes, but all must complete at least the Masochistic Metric route. In order for a team to register a score on enough climbs to receive a final score, at least one rider must complete the entire Diabolical Double route.
  • Team competitors still compete in the individual KOM competition just like every registered participant
  • Team competitors must wear the timing chip for the chip-timed climbs as well as carry a smartphone or GPS device for Strava timed climbs

Team Competition Climbs

There are timed 12 climbs used in the Team Climbing Competition: 7 chip-timed climbs and 5 Strava-timed climbs. The climbs used and the timing methodology for each are listed below.

Chip-timed climbs will have large banners and timing mats, making the start and end locations obvious. Strava timed climbs will have prominent KOM road markings painted on road at best approximation of Strava segment start and end points as possible. It is up to the rider to know when a strava timed climb is approaching, but the KOM road markings should help for knowing the approximate Strava start and end points.

Climb Rides Location
Timing Team Scoring Methodology
Average Time Of Up To Fastest X Team Riders With a Minimum Of Y Riders Completing Climb
1 KOM 1 - Overlook Pass 63, 100, 125 2.5 Chip 4 4
2 KOM 2 - White Rock Rd 63, 100, 125 10.8 Chip 4 4
3 KOM 3 - Limestone Hill 63, 100, 125 22.9 Chip 4 4
4 KOM 4 - Sam Friend Rd 63, 100, 125 35.3 Chip 4 4
5 KOM 5 - Keysers Ridge 63, 100, 125 40.4 Chip 4 4
6 KOM 6 - Bowman Hill 63, 100, 125 49.9 Chip 4 4
7 Killer Miller 100, 125 60.8 Strava 2 1
8 Big Savage Mountain (Michael Rd) 125 88.1 Strava 2 1
9 KOM 7 - Dry Run 100, 125 20.5 to go Chip 2 1
10 Meadow Mountain (Frank Brenneman) 100, 125 14.2 to go Strava 2 1
11 Negro Mountain Rd 63, 100, 125 2.8 to go Strava 4 3
12 Bumblee Bee Rd - Sprint to the Finish 63, 100, 125 0.2 to go Strava 4 3

Team Competition Scoring

The overall scoring of the team competition is cross-country scoring, the sum of the team's overall place over each climb, with the lowest total score winning.

Specifically, for each climb each team gets an overall place, from 1st to last, based on the team's average time for the specified fastest number of team members for that climb (see Team Scoring Methodology columns in table aboce). Each team's single worst overall place is discarded and then the total score for each team is the sum of their remaining places.

For example, in 2017 the winning team AFC's Heavy Hitters won 8 climbs, got 3rd on 3, and got 5th on 1. So their 5th place climb was thrown out, leaving them with a final score of 8*1 + 3*3 = 17 points.

2017 Team Climbing Results are available here.

Timed KOM Climb #4, Sam Friend Rd
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