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49th Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb

Saturday, August 20, 2022

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

“The ride of a lifetime.” Velo News

Early Bird MWARBH ride: Sunday, July 17, 2022  (no rain date) not timed

Early Bird registration opens April 1, 2022 9:00 AM ET

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On Saturday, August 20, 2022, riders will take off for the 49th annual Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb (MWARBH). This year  Tin Mountain Conservation Center  will be hosting 425 riders for this iconic race.

Saturday, August 20, 2022 promises to be a challenging and rewarding day on the rockpile followed by festivities at the base.  Our focus  is to provide a world-class event like no other in New England.  It’s you against the mountain in an individually timed 7.6 mile ride from base to summit.  This year, we want you to bring you team tent for the riders to warm up.  A place to meet new friends and make new connections.  We want the riders and their supporters to get to the base, grab some food and a beer, and celebrate together!  Walk around and chat up vendors from the industry.  Learn about Tin Mountain Conservation Center.  And finally, cheer on your fellow riders during the award ceremony.

Come for the ride; stay for the fun.
We will be posting more information on registration; COVID protocols; and all the important logistics you need to know. Stay tuned!

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.

Disclaimers and Policies
Please read and be sure you understand our Disclaimers and Policies before registering for this event. It is strongly recommended that riders research and purchase registration insurance upon registering for the event. The race is open to anyone fit enough for the challenge.

Early Bird
The Early Bird MWARBH: Sunday, July 17, 2022. Registration will open on April 1, 2022 at 9 am and will be visible on BikeReg on March 21 Early Bird BikeReg Link.  We are allowing 150 riders this year on a first come, first served basis.  All riders must start between 5 am and 6 am and have their own support drive/vehicle for coming back down.  There is absolutely no biking back down.  Please see the event notes at the BikeReg link for important event information.

Covid Precautions.
All plans are subject to change given the uncertainty and unpredictability of the Covid pandemic and what the situation will be in August, 2022.  We are planning to bring you an amazing event this year, leading up to the 50th anniversary in 2023.   Covid related event information will be sent out to registered riders before the event.

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).

Elevation is not all you gain.

Tin Mountain Conservation Center
Proceeds from the MWARBH support Tin Mountain Conservation Center. Since 1980, Tin Mountain Conservation Center (TMCC). Since 1980, TMCC has been providing experiential environmental education classes to thousands of students grade K-12, offering summer camps in 4 locations, providing year-round community-wide 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.  Contact us for more information.

For up-to-date information please visit our Facebook page.

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