On Saturday, July 27, hundreds of cyclists that are passionate to support environmental education are gearing up to ride in the 18th annual 2019 Mt. Washington Century Ride, a benefit of Tin Mountain Conservation Center. Cyclists depart from the Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center on Bald Hill Road in Albany, NH between 6 and 8 AM to begin one of the most challenging Century Rides in New England. Like-minded cyclists, gathered from distances far and near, will challenge themselves to a 100 plus, 80 or 40 mile ride looping the base of Mount Washington with breath taking views of forest, stream and mountain.
Motorists in the valley this weekend are advised to drive with added caution. The 100 plus mile route around Mt. Washington whines through the Kancamagus Highway, over Bear Notch Road to Bartlett, following Route 302 through Crawford Notch to Route 115 in Twin Mountain, along Route 115 to Route 2 past Jefferson Notch and into Gorham before heading south on Route 16 past the Mt. Washington Auto Road and over Pinkham Notch. From Pinkham Notch, the route drops into Glen and back to the Conway area via Route 16 and the scenic West Side Road.
The natural beauty of Mt. Washington and the Presidential Range is without equal. Cyclists are supported by five aid stations, ham radio operators, and a repair van. A therapeutic sport massage is onsite for returning Mt. Washington Century riders, and a marvelous meal awaits all returning riders.
Thanks to numerous Tin Mountain volunteers and sponsors the ride is extremely well received.
If you missed the online registration, no worry you can still register the morning of the event on Friday evening, July 26 from 6 to 7:30 PM, and on Saturday, July 27 between 6 and 7:30 AM at the Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center in Albany, NH. Interested cyclists can call 603-447-6991, or visit www.tinmountain.org for more information. The first 200 registered cyclists receive an event T-shirt and all cyclists and fundraisers who collect pledges can earn fabulous prizes. All registered riders have an opportunity to win a variety of door prizes.