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JONES COUNTY (KWWL) -
Motorcycle enthusiasts flocked just south of Anamosa for this year's annual Anamosa Hill Climb. During the Hill climb, motorcyclists rode different bikes up a hill that stands 200 feet tall. Although the hill may look tough, Anamosa Hill Climb officials say if riders gain the right momentum at the bottom of the hill, the rest of the hill should be easier to climb. Wade Schultz is an Event Promoter for the Anamosa Hill Climb. He says this year, 140 people will try to make their way up the steep hill. He expects that 50% of those people will make it up the hill completely.
"Its not as dangerous as what you would think, I would compare it to maybe a motocross style event." Schultz said.
Brian Bauman came all the way from Kansas to participate in this year's event. He said he heard about the Hill Climb through a friend. Brauman has been dirt biking since he was 15 years old, and was not intimidated by the steep hill.
Motorists who participated in this year's event are competing to try to get the fastest time on the run. Officials with the Anamosa Hill Climb say the average time to get up the hill is a mere 6 seconds.
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