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49th annual MWARBH:  Saturday, August 20, 2022

(rain date: Sunday, August 21, 2022)  this is a timed race

Early Bird MWARBH ride: Sunday, July 17, 2022

(no rain date) not timed

Registration opens March 1, 2022 

The folks at Tin Mountain Conservation Center  are busy planning for the 49th Annual Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb, which is challenging due to the ever-changing presence and status of the Covid pandemic.  Stay tuned as up-to-date information is posted.

One thing that is NOT changing is the mountain. Mount Washington remains one of – if not THE – most challenging hillclimb in the U.S. if not the world. As a good friend says, “it’s an event that truly touches your soul to finish.”

Our goal is to keep all riders, spectators, cheering squads, drivers and volunteers safe. Even in a non-pandemic year, that’s a challenge given Mount Washington’s unpredictable weather. The race committee is working tirelessly to plan, organize and communicate details as soon as they’re finalized.

New last year was the Early Bird MWARBH – a ride, not a timed race, to the 6,288 foot summit of Mt. Washington, nicknamed “the rockpile”.  This took the place of the practice ride to accommodate more riders.

All plans are subject to change given the uncertainty and unpredictability of the Covid pandemic and what the situation will be in August, 2022. It’s hard to believe the impact it’s still having. This event is subject to the approval of NH Dept. of Parks and Recreation (the summit is a NH State Park) and getting a thumbs up from the team at the Mt. Washington Auto Road.

It’s been called “the ride of a lifetime” by Velo News. Bicycling Magazine had this to say, “No list [of hill climbs] would be complete without Mount Washington, which consistently tops lists of the most difficult hill climbs in the U.S., if not the world” (Bicycling Magazine, October 4, 2019). This 7.6 mile, one-way, all uphill climb features an average grade of 12% ( with extended sections of 18%) with the last 50 yards reaching an amazing 22%!  Tough?  YES! Impossible?  NO!!!!  Just ask the almost 100 folks who have ridden the Mt. Washington Auto Road at least 10 times!!

Elevation is not all you gain.

Through such a challenge, one will find the experience is truly priceless.

Please read and be sure you understand our Disclaimers and Policies before registering for this event. It is highly recommended that riders research and purchase registration insurance upon registering for the event.

The race is open to anyone fit enough for the challenge. For more information and rules go here.

The schedule is subject to change.

Sunday, August 21st, 2022 Rain Date

Summit Weather
* Highest wind recorded 231 mph (372 kph) 12 April 1934
* Lowest Temperature -47 F (-43.9 C) January 1934
* Highest Temperature +72 F (22 C) August 1975
* Avg. Annual Temperature 26.5 F (-3.1 C)
* Avg. Annual Wind Speed 35.3 mph (56.8 kph)
* Avg. Annual Snowfall 256 inches (6.5 meters)
* Greatest Snowfall Season 566.4 inches (14.38 meters) 1968-69

Course map

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Remember, this event is a fund-raising event for Tin Mountain Conservation Center.  For over 40 years, Tin Mountain Conservation Center (TMCC) has been providing experiential environmental education classes to thousands of students grade K-12, offering summer camps in 4 locations, offering year-round nature programs and naturalist-led field trips and conducting a variety of conservation research projects.  We’re fostering future generations of environmental stewards and outdoor enthusiasts.  Please visit the TMCC website for more information. and contact us if you need additional information or have any questions.

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