Tom Frost Memorial Hill Climb on Old Priest Grade

The MLBC helped with the permits and staging of the August 24 Tom Frost Memorial Climb on Old Priest Grade. Board Chair Rob Williams worked with Flatlander Films and Tuolume County on permitting and operations issues, and Robert Leibold graciously loaned traffic control signs and barriers for the event and road closure. Nikki Grimes, Jack Becker, and Carl Baker helped with local knowledge, check-in, implementing the closures, and parking. Four of us (2/3 of the Board) also did the climb, each setting a personal record!

Congratulations are due to Erv Kroeker who made it up the hill at 78 years young.

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MLBC Board Members On the way up OPG!

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The event was a great bike experience, and also a fitting memorial of Tom Frost for the climbing community. The event sponsor, Flatlander Films is producing a documentary about Tom Frost, a legendary climber and a cyclist too. See https://flatlanderfilms.com/ and make a donation if you can afford to do so.

The MLBC is proud to have played a part in supporting and participating in the climb and is hoping to contribute to a second annual event. It was a treat to see cyclists coming and going to Coulterville and on other routes in the area throughout the morning and afternoon.

See also:

Key figure in 1960s Yosemite age of climbing innovation dies at 82

More than 100 bicyclists signed up for Inaugural Tom Frost Memorial Old Priest Grade Hill Climb

No way. Well, OK, I’ll ride Old Priest Grade

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