Race Details

The Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb is known as the toughest hillclimb in the world at 7.6 miles in length, has an average grade of 12% with extended sections of 18% and the last 50 yards is an amazing 22%! Sprint that to the finish!

Race Disclaimer, Cancellation/Exchange Policy

Please Note: Tin Mountain Conservation Center and The Mt. Washington Auto Road reserve the right to eliminate or disqualify any racer who is under suspension by any sanctioning body.

Refunds will only be processed after the Hillclimb registration has closed and to the extent that there exists eligible replacements on the wait list. All refunds will be processed at the entry fee level less $50.00 service fee.

  •  No REFUNDS after June 1, 2022

  • No EXCHANGES after July 1st, 2022

However, riders are strongly encouraged to purchase registration insurance through BikeReg after a thorough examination.

Riders who have registered for the Hillclimb may not trade, sell, or exchange their registration with anyone else without the expressed permission of TMCC.

Motorized bikes are not permitted in the MWARBH.

The Clydesdale division is for men over 190 lbs and Filly is for women over 140 lbs.

The minimum age requirement for the race is 14 years old at the time of Jan.1st. Race directors Erin Holmes and the Auto Road can be contacted for exemptions, but in the end their decision is final.

Please make sure you understand our Disclaimers and Policies before you register for this event. There will be NO exceptions.

Weather Date? Conditions to Postpone or Cancel Race

Please understand you are considering participating in a race where the venue is Mount Washington, which is noted for having very challenging weather conditions.

What does “Weather Date” mean? We will move the race to the Weather Date if the following conditions are reported on the road and summit the morning of race day – ICE, SNOW, VERY HIGH WINDS and HARD DRIVING RAIN.

We will stop the race if conditions are deemed unsafe for the riders in the race or cars heading down. We will not cancel the race for “uncomfortable” conditions.

If weather should cause cancellation both days, your entry fee will be graciously accepted as a donation to Tin Mountain. Sorry, NO REFUNDS.