Race Day Schedule


Here’s a tentative schedule for the race on August 20, 2022 based on previous years.

Riding your bicycle down the mountain is prohibited.

Vehicles that are over the weight limit will be asked to remove passengers or will NOT be permitted on the Auto Road. Please visit the Mt. Washington Auto Road web site for more information.   Also,  look at the Auto Road vehicle restrictions page for restrictions to certain Honda, Acura, Sterling, and Jaguar vehicles. Please check the Mt. Washington Auto Road website for toll rates.

PLEASE NOTE TIMES. Print and give schedule to your driver.

Racers will have an “Auto Pass ticket” – please give this ticket to your driver.  Drivers who have:
TWO or MORE “Auto Pass Tickets”: will have free passage up the Auto Road
Only ONE “Auto Pass Ticket”: will pay the Auto Road fee. Bring cash-it’s fast!
ZERO “Auto Pass Tickets”: will NOT be permitted on the Auto Road.

NOTE:  The above is based on safe car loads. Vehicles that are over the weight limit will be asked to remove passengers or will NOT be permitted on the Auto Road. Please visit the Mt. Washington Auto Road website. Also, look at the Auto Road vehicle restrictions page for restrictions to certain Honda, Acura, Sterling and Jaguar vehicles. Please check the Mt. Washington Auto Road website for toll rates.

PLEASE NOTE TIMES. Print and give a schedule to your driver.
REMINDER: The summit can be cold and windy! Be sure to have warm, dry clothing in the car. There is no bag drop area. If you do not have a ride back down you will not be able to participate in the race.

Friday, August 19th: Registration and race bag pick-up

4:00-7:00 p.m. Racer Check-in
Present photo ID
Pick up racer kit (race number, timing chip)

After crossing the bridge on the Auto Road take a left into the field. Please follow the directions of the parking volunteers. For a visual, click here.
For safety reasons, as well as Auto Road policy, do not ride your bike or walk on the Mt. Washington Auto Road.

Saturday, August 20

RACE DAY! Mt. Washington Auto Road
6:00-8:00 a.m. Racer Check-in (for those who have not checked in on Friday)
Drivers to the summit
Present photo ID
Pick up racer kit (race number, timing chip)

6:15 – 8:00 a.m. Road opens for rider’s cars to the summit. Do not warm up on the Auto Road.

8:00 a.m. Road closes to automobile traffic
8:20 a.m. Racers Line Up
8:25 a.m. Pre-Race Announcements
8:30 a.m. Top Notch (Red)
8:35 a.m. Age Group (Blue)
8:40 a.m. Age Group( Pink)
8:45 a.m. Age Group (Green Wave)
8:50 a.m. Age Group (Yellow…I know…I messed up)
Approx 12:00pm – Auto Road opens for down traffic or will remain closed until Auto Road staff deems safe to open.
Approx 12:00pm – Official timing ends at 3 hours and 5 minutes after the start (12:05 PM).


Spectators

Spectators may hike up the Auto Road prior to the start of the race. There will be a steady stream of cars driving up the road so pedestrians need to stay alert and keep to the side of the road. Remember there will be hundreds of cyclists racing up the road, please stay off the road! 

Dogs

DOGS are a part of a family too:  Though we like our own dogs as well — we do NOT allow dogs in the event festival area or parking area.  If you have a Therapy or Service dog, please have their identifying collar/leash visible for easy identification.

And as always — ‘please scoop when your dog poops’ and take the bag with you or dispose of properly. Thank you.