Registration and Logistics

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OPEN REGISTRATION: March 1, 2022 9 am EST


Race Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022

Weather Date: Sunday, August 21, 2022

Early Bird: Sunday, July 17th, 2022 (registration opens April 1 at 9 am: Early Bird BikeReg Link )


It is strongly recommended that riders purchase registration insurance upon registering for the event. PLEASE read all policies to know and understand the coverage.


  1. Registration is capped at 450 in 2022.
    • 100 spots reserved for the ladies from March 1 through April 30
    • 325 spots are reserved for men.
  2. New this year!  We are excited to announce  that we have 25 spots reserved for an Open Non-Binary category for those who do not identify exclusively as male or female.  Prizes will go to the top 3 finishers in this category.
  3. All reserved spots in each category will be held until 5 pm on April 30.  After that time, waitlisted athletes will be moved into the available number of spots.
  4. On May 1, any available spots after moving the wait-listers will be opened until we reach the race cap of 425.   
  5. Waitlisted athletes will be moved into the race and charged the registration fee in the order they registered.

What does this mean?
It means we want to make sure the ladies get a chance to register and that those who identify as non-binary are included.  It means that if your category is full when you go to register, REGISTER FOR THE WAITLIST!  On April 30, if only 60 women registered, we will be able to move 40 men off the waitlist in the order they registered.  It means if there are any available spots after April 30, anyone can register until we reach 425.  

Disclaimers and Policies

Please read and understand all Disclaimers and Policies before you register.  NO exceptions.

  • MWARBH Refund and Exchange Policy:
  • Registration Policies:

    1. Cancellations prior to or on July 1 will be refunded the amount paid at the time of registration, minus a $50 administration fee.
    2. No refunds will be given after July 1, 2022.
    3. Funds raised through PledgeReg are non-refundable. 
    4. If you opted to fundraise and are not able to raise the minimum $200 to meet the registration fee of $350, your credit card on file will be charged the remaining balance on August 7.  A failed credit card authorization may jeopardize your spot.
    5. On-line registration closes on July 15, 2022 at 5 pm (ET).
    6. Your age on December 31, 2022 determines your racing group for time and awards.
    7. There is no “day-of” registration.
  • DISCLAIMER: Tin Mountain Conservation Center (TMCC) reserves the exclusive right to determine who will participate in the Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb.
  • Riders who have registered for the Hillclimb may not trade, sell, or exchange their registration with anyone else without permission from TMCC.
  • Riders in the Top Notch wave (the first wave of six) must qualify with the following: previous year MWARBH RACE time of 1:20 or less or be a CAT 1, 2, or PRO.  There are NO EXCEPTIONS! The race is open to anyone fit enough for the challenge.
  • Any athlete who has been determined to have ever violated anti-doping rules or policies, whether enforced by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), USA Cycling, or any other national sports federation is forever ineligible for entry into the Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb.
  • The Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb reserves the right to conduct post-competition urine analysis for any and all performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) listed on the current WADA Prohibited List. Any athlete who refuses to submit to anti-doping controls, if selected for testing, shall be disqualified and subject to a lifetime ban from the Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb.
  • By registering for the 2022 race, riders agree to the 2022 waiver.  Waives shall be signed electronically at the time of registration.  
  • Helmets are mandatory for all racers.
  • Any violations of early registration (via passcode) may result in termination of registration. The day of open registration (9am EST), all passcodes will be lifted.
  • Registered Hillclimbers who do NOT attend the race forfeit all merchandise and registration fee .  Exceptions are at the discretion of the TMCC.  
  • Motorized/electric bikes are NOT permitted in the MWARBH.  
  • E-bikes/pedal assist bikes require an exemption and do not place. For more details, contact the event director.
  • The minimum age requirement for the race is 14 years old at the time of Jan.1st. Contact the Race director, Erin Holmes and the Auto Road for exemptions. Their decision is final.

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.
  • The race will be stopped 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 the race is cancelled on both days due to weather, your entry fee will be graciously accepted as a donation to Tin Mountain. Sorry, NO REFUNDS.
If you have any questions on the MWARBH, email Erin,

Age groups

  • * MWARBH will be adopting the USAC standard of calculating results based on race age (your age on 12/31), vs. your age on race day. This has been suggested in the past, and will be done in an effort to improve your racing experience and align  with national standards.  All historical results will remain in tact, for all categories including age groups, until a new corresponding record is set.
  • We’ve also assumed the responsibility of modifying your age groups appropriately in the registration database, since this change has come after you registered and selected your age group during registration. There is nothing that you need to do or to worry about; we’ve taken care of it for you!
If you have any questions on the MWARBH, email Erin,