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49th Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb

Saturday, August 19, 2023

(rain date: Sunday, August 20, 2023)  this is a timed race

“The ride of a lifetime.” Velo News

Early Bird MWARBH ride: Sunday, July 16, 2023  (Eligibility to register & details TBD)

Registration Opens: TBD

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On Saturday, August 19, 2023, riders will take off for the 50th annual Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb (MWARBH). This year  Tin Mountain Conservation Center  will be hosting the 50th Race up Mount Washington.  This comes with tons of planning. If you did the race in 1973, we want to hear from you.  Email the Event Coordinator directly at eholmes@tinmountain.org.

The team at Tin Mountain is busy starting to plan how to celebrate 50 years of hill climbing on Mount Washington.  To put it into perspective, if in 2023 you have raced it 50 times, you’ve climbed 314,400 feet of elevation, which is the equivalent of riding up the total elevation of Mount Everest almost 11 times.  Math is fun.

Saturday, August 19, 2023 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.
2023 details will come in early 2023.  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 ride is typically in mid-July and is tentatively planned for July 16, 2023.  We have not yet determined how riders will be eligible for the Early Bird and what that registration will look like.  The Early Bird registration will open on (date and link to bikereg to come).  We are allowing ### 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 will be updated in 2023.
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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Questions? Email: Erin @ eholmes@tinmountain.org

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