Registration and Logistics

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March 1, 2022


Race Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022

Weather Date: Sunday, August 21, 2022

Early Bird: Sunday, July 17th, 2022


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

REGISTRATION DISCLAIMER: It is highly recommended that riders purchase registration insurance upon registering for the event. PLEASE read all policy to know and understand the coverage.

MWARBH Refund and Exchange Policy:

All refunds are subject to a $50.00 processing fee.  All refunds will be processed after Hillclimb registration has closed. Refunds (minus the processing fee) will be granted ONLY if the space can be filled with someone from the wait list. All refunds will be processed at the sell out level less $50.00 service fee. No refunds will be given to those cancelling after June 1st, 2022. The net proceeds from Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb registration fee  helps Tin Mountain Conservation Center provide in-school and after-school environmental education programs, offer summer camp in 4 locations, conduct conservation research and offer year round Nature Programs and Field Trips to individuals and families throughout the greater Mt. Washington Valley.

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.

Helmets are mandatory for all racers.

Any violations of early registration (via passcode) may result in termination of registration. The day of open registration (8am EST), all passcodes will be lifted.

Registered Hillclimbers who do NOT attend the race forfeit all merchandise and registration fee UNLESS arrangements are made prior to the race.

Motorized/electric bikes are NOT permitted in the MWARBH.

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

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, Dawson Winch 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.

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.

If you have any questions on the MWARBH, email

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. Many of you have suggested this change in the past, and in an effort to improve your racing experience and to align ourselves with national standards, we’ve decided to make the change. That said, 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 Dawson,