Mt. Washington Century – New England’s Most Challenging Century

The Mt. Washington Century ride is fast becoming known as New England’s Most Challenging Century.  It has mountain passes that thrill the eye and challenge the soul. For those wanting to ‘test their personal best’, the Mt. Washington Century ride on Saturday July 14 is it!

This year is the 11th annual Mt. Washington Century ride, and we aren’t celebrating alone! Over 350 people will join the Mt. Washington Century ride on July 14th, cyclists and volunteers alike. The Century is completely supported with five aid stations along the 100-mile course (three on the 80-mile and two on the 40-mile), support vehicles with ham radio operators, two on-duty EMTs, and a bike repair support van (Red Jersey Cyclery).

The 100-mile route around Mt. Washington passes through Bear Notch, climbs up Crawford Notch and Jefferson Notch and over Pinkham Notch. A Mt. Washington Century cyclist reaches maximum elevation gains of 2034 ft. with ascent/decent of 4875ft; not bad for a day’s ride.

No landscape rivals the natural beauty of Mt. Washington and the Presidential Range. The 100-mile route of Tin Mountain Conservation Center’s annual Mt. Washington Century ride travels through fragrant spruce-fir and majestic northern hardwood forests, across pastoral farm fields, along sparkling streams with stunning views of the alpine peaks in the Range.

If you want to get out and ‘stretch your legs’ on a great Century Ride give us a call 603.447.6991, visit TinMountain.org or register at BikeReg.com / Mt. Washington Century Ride and visit us on facebook at Mt. Washington Century ride.

2 Responses to Mt. Washington Century – New England’s Most Challenging Century

  1. Dan Murphy May 25, 2012 at 8:28 am #

    Most challenging century? Really? How about D2R2?

    • Price May 25, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

      Dan, you might have us there – D2R2 is unpaved, and the Mt. Washington Century is paved. I’ve not ridden D2R2, but it may be harder if for no other reason than that. Maybe we’ll have to make two categories when ranking “Hardest Century Ride”.