Saturday, August 29, 2015
9:30 AM Start
The Mount Kearsarge Hill Climb consists of an 8 mile climb from the Town of Warner (Kearsarge Business Center) to the Mt. Kearsarge summit parking lot, including a 3.5 mile final segment with an 8.7% average grade and 1,738’ rise. The first (4.5 mile) segment cludes some level and downhill sections.
This is a race in the BUMPS Northeast Hill Climb Championship Series.
Helmets are mandatory, and participants will descend from the summit parking area finish via a controlled descent, at the conclusion of the climb.
Categories & Prizes
Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 men and women finishers, and to the age category, Tandem, Unicycle, Filly and Clydesdale winners.
Age Categories: Men & Women: 15-17, 18-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+, Tandem, Unicycle, Clydesdale & Filly (age: as of August 29, 2015)
The Dennise Maslakowski Prime
Primes of $150 each will be awarded to the first rider (Men, Women) to the access road rotary (4.5 mile point) - each winner must finish the race to the summit parking area within 60 minutes.
Mallorca with Destination Cycling!
The overall Men’s and Women’s winners will each receive a $250 discount voucher for a 2016 one-week Destination Cycling trip to sunny Mallorca.
Schedule & Details
- Race day registration and number pick up opens at 7:30 AM.
- Course is open to cars driving to the summit parking area finish from 7:30 AM – 9:15 AM. The course will close to traffic to the summit parking area promptly at 9:15 AM.
- Drop bags (with clothes, water bottles, etc.) may be left at the registration table by 9:00 AM to be transported to the summit finish area.
- Race starts promptly at 9:30 AM.
- No riders or vehicles will be allowed down the course from the summit parking area until the last rider has finished (approx. 10:30 AM)
Limited to the first 250 registrants; online registration closes at midnight on August 26, 2015.
Registration Fee (includes light lunch):
$60 until 8/26 (under age 18, $25); $80 on race day.
Tandem Fee: $60 until 8/26; $85 on race day.
Register online at bikereg.com by midnight, Wednesday, August 26, 2015.
Each participant registering through BikeReg by July 15 will receive a $15 cash refund of his/her registration fee, payable at the Kearsarge Business Center registration site on the morning of the Hill Climb (August 29).
RACE DAY DISCLAIMER/CANCELLATION POLICY:
We will delay the start time and/or postpone or cancel the race if the following conditions are reported on the road or summit on the morning of the event: high winds or hard driving rain or anything that has the potential for an unsafe event. We will stop the race if conditions are deemed unsafe for the riders in the race. We will not cancel the race for “uncomfortable” conditions
From south on I-89, take Exit 8 to center of Town; proceed .7 miles on Kearsarge Mountain Road and follow signs to Kearsarge Business Center registration site.
From north on I-89, take Exit 9 to center of Town; proceed .7 miles on Kearsarge Mountain Road and follow signs to registration site.
Parking at the summit finish line will be accessible prior to 9:15 AM (no vehicles thereafter)