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48th Annual Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb Benefiting 

 Tin Mountain Conservation Center 

August 15, 2020

2019 Results

2019 Photos by Joe Viger Photography 

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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%!


Please make sure you understand our Disclaimers and Policies before you register for this event. There will be NO exceptions. It is highly recommended that riders research and purchase registration insurance upon reg’ing for the event.

Refund and Exchange Policy for the MWARBH. Refunds will only be processed after the MWARBH registration has closed and to the extent that there exists eligible replacements on the wait list. All refunds will be processed at the sell out level less $50.00 service fee. No refunds will be given after June 1st. Exchanges will not be processed after July 1st.

To qualify for the Top Notch wave (the first wave of six) the following apply: MWARBH RACE time of 1:20 or less or be a PRO, CAT 1, or CAT 2 . NO EXCEPTIONS! The race is open to anyone fit enough for the challenge. For more information and rules go here.

For information for your support vehicle (your ride down) go here.

The Practice Ride is July 14th. For more info go here.

Friday, August 16th Registration bag pick up
Base of the Auto Road under the BIG TENT  For a visual, go here.
3:00-6:00 pm  Racer Check-in

Saturday, August 17th RACE DAY!
6:00-8:00 am   Racer Check-in (for those who have not checked in on Friday)
6:30 am   Breakfast available for purchase at Glen View Cafe located across the street from the BIG TENT

6:15 – 8:00 am   Road opens for rider’s cars to the summit. Do not warm up on the Auto Road.
7:00 am Tickets on sale for Spectator Stages
8:00 am Spectator Stages depart base

  • No advance ticket sales. Adults: $36.00 – Children 5-12 $16.00 – for more info please visit the Mt. Washington Auto Road web site.

8:00 am     Road closes to automobile traffic
8:20 am     Racers Line Up
8:25 am     Pre-Race Announcements
8:30 am     Top Notch  (Red Bib)
8:35 am     Age Group  (20-39 + Some Juniors)  (Blue Bib)
8:40 am    Age Group (40-49) (Yellow Bib)
8:45 am    Age Group  (50-59 + Some Juniors, Tandems, and Unicyclists) (Silver Wave)
8:50 am     Age Group  (59-65+) (Green Bib)

Approx 12:00pm – Auto Road opens for down traffic or will remain closed until Auto Road staff deems safe to open.

Sunday, August 18th Rain Date– If the event is postponed to Sunday, we still eat on Saturday (turkey is pre-ordered). 


Summit Weather
* Highest wind recorded 231 mph (372 kph) 12 April 1934
* Lowest Temperature -47 F (-43.9 C) January 1934
* Highest Temperature +72 F (22 C) August 1975
* Avg. Annual Temperature 26.5 F (-3.1 C)
* Avg. Annual Wind Speed 35.3 mph (56.8 kph)
* Avg. Annual Snowfall 256 inches (6.5 meters)
* Greatest Snowfall Season 566.4 inches (14.38 meters) 1968-69

Course map

 For current conditions go here


All proceeds from the race benefit Tin Mountain Conservation Center. A non-profit placing educators in every Mount Washington Valley school district, holding summer camps each season, and working with our communities through a variety outreach programs.


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

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About the Course

Some consider this the toughest hill climb in the world. Find out why. Learn More»

2018 Results

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