The Mt. Washington Auto Road was opened in August 1861, a little over 100 years before the first official Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb race starting cannon was fired. Built by hand, the road climbs over 4,000 feet of elevation in 7.6 miles from the base. Since 1973, cyclists have challenged themselves by riding up the road in a race against their peers or sometimes, just the clock. For cyclists, it’s iconic and bucket list worthy.

In the early 1990's, Tin Mountain Conservation Center was approached by the Mt. Washington Auto Road to organize the Bicycle Hillclimb race. Two missions matched perfectly! The Auto Road gives visitors from around the globe the opportunity to experience being above tree line and educates them about the natural and cultural history and traditions of the mountain.

Tin Mountain Conservation Center promotes an appreciation of the natural environment to children, adults and families and demonstrates responsible stewardship of natural resources. TMCC works closely with the Auto Road to give cyclists the opportunity to experience all that is Mt. Washington on the only day that the road is open exclusively to bicycles.


Mt. Washington record holders.

Explore records


Riders who conquered the Rockpile over 10 times.

Past results

The past 40 years of race results.

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