Cat's Hill Classic

The San Jose Bicycle Club is organizing to put on Cat's Hill

in Los Gatos in March, 2021.

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The 45th Cat’s Hill Bicycle Race, sponsored by Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club, a 501C3 charity, and Mikes Bikes, will be held Saturday April 28 in the Almond Grove neighborhood of Los Gatos. The mile-long course starts at Tait and Nicholson Avenues near Mikes Bikes, rounds to Bean, Massol, then features a 23% grade up Nicholson Avenue, goes around Bachman Park, followed by a fast downhill (~50 mph!) on newly-refinished Bachman and right turn, back to the start/finish on Tait Avenue. Races for various levels and ages start at approximately 9:00 am and finish after 6:00 pm. Pro racers climb up Nicholson as many as 40 times during their race, other categories climb as few as 8 times. The Cat’s Hill Classic was started in 1974 by 1960 US Olympic competitor and Los Gatos teacher Bob Tetzlaff with his wife Lorine who dubbed Nicholson Avenue “Cat’s Hill”, a designation that remains till this day.

About The Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club (LGBRC)
Founders, US Olympians Bob Tetzlaff and Jack Hartman, created the Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club (LGBRC) in 1960. Over the following 56 years, ten LGBRC members have raced in the Olympics, four have become World Champions, many have become State and National Champions and several have joined the professional ranks of cycling. Bob “King of the Road” Tetzlaff was inducted into the US Bicycling Hall of Fame in 2003.
Today the Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club has approximately 100 members from Los Gatos and surrounding areas who predominately live and work in Silicon Valley. Membership includes students, physicians, engineers, educators, entrepreneurs and other professionals and non-professionals. Members are highly motivated amateur cyclists and have a common bond in passion for cycling. The LGBRC is dedicated to success in all areas of the sport: racing, promoting sponsors and serving the local community.

Non-members are welcome to join the scheduled rides that occur weekly. The Saturday ride assembles in Los Gatos at 7:30 am, finishes up around 1:00 pm and covers approximately 50-60 miles.  You may sign up for notification of upcoming Saturday routes by emailing The Sunday ride starts in Los Altos and is intended for anyone who is interested in checking the club out.  Go to  for more information.


Race Sponsors

Title Sponsor MIKE'S BIKES

Men Pro/1/2

Andale Mexican Family Kitchen

Giordano Wealth Management

Firenza Pizza

NeoLife, A Better Way of Life
Women Category 5 Zinn Law Firm
Categories 1/2/3
Super Duper Burgers
Los Gatos

Dave Keefe Real Estate
Women 35+
Bell Helmets
Category 5
Friends of Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club
Category 4

Friends of Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club
Category 3

Los Gatos Roofing
Category 2
Dave Keefe Real Estate
Master Men
55+ 1/2/3
Chiropractic Wellness Centers
Master Men
45+ 1/2/3
Belgian Diamond of Los Gatos
Master Men
35+ 4/5
Nicerpage Web Design

Left Bend Winery
Master Men
35+ 1/2/3
Renaissance Stone Care
& Waterproofing
Jr 15-18 RockTape
Children's Ride,
Ages 5 - 9
Marlene Rodman and
Nicolette Rodman Kelly, Sereno Group

Los Gatos

Cat's Hill History

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Cat's Hill Criterium Winners

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Year:   Men's Winner:  Women's Winner: 
2018 Luke Lamperti Hanna Muegge
2017 Sam Bassetti Illi Gardner
2016 Tobin Ortenblad Hanna Muegge
2015 Tobin Ortenblad Leah Thomas
2014 Ben Jacques-Maynes Elizabeth Newell
2013 Daniel Holloway Kate Chilcott
2012 James Laberge Jasmin Hurikino
2011 Nathaniel English Megan
2010 Ryan Parnes Jasmin Hurikino
2009 Jackson Stewart Shelley Olds 
2008 Viktor Rapinski Amanda Eaken
2007 Daniel Martin Karen Brems
2006 Ben Jacques-Maynes Christine Thorburn
2005 Jackson Stewart Christine Thorburn

2004 Ben Jacques-Maynes Karen Brems (Kurreck)

2003 Jonas Carney Karen Brems (Kurreck)

2002 Eric Wohlberg Karen Brems (Kurreck)

2001 Eric Wohlberg Lauren Smith

2000 Edwin Bull Karen Kurreck

1999 Ted Huang Cynthia Mommsen

1998 Derek Bouchard-Hall Karen Kurreck

1997 J. T. Burke Kendra Wenzel

1996 Dylan Casey Karen Kurreck

1995 Matt Carlson Laura Charameda

1994 Roberto Gaggioli Karen Kurreck

1993 Ron Kiefel Sally Zack

1992 Matt Hamon Kim Applegate

1991 Eric Rekkas

1990 Johnny Franck Maureen Kaila

1989 Chris Huber Katrin Tobin

1988 Matt Doval Peggy Maas

1987 Ron Kiefel Genny Brunet

1986 Mark Caldwell

Leigh Ann
1985 Fred Markham

1984 Sterling McBride Liz Chapman

1983 Fred Markham

1982 Chris Huber

1981 Dave Zanotti

Jacquie Phelan

1980 Bill Watkins

1979 Bob Muzzy

1978 Greg Lemond

1977 Marc Brandt

1976 Bill Robertson

1975 Mark Pringle

1974 Paul Wilson


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