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Mount Ascutney Hill Climb

May 30 2015
Windsor, Vermont, USA

Ascend 2300′ in 3.7 miles on an entirely paved course. Average Grade 12%. Some sections in excess of 19%. Approximate 1:1 gear ratio is recommended. Course available for inspection and test riding during park season ($3 day use fee applies).

Helmets are mandatory for both the race and if you ride back down to the base. Use caution when descending. Stop frequently to let your brakes and rims cool. Letting a little air out if your tires before starting the ride down the mountain is recommended.

The Course

3.7 miles climbing 2300' on an entirely paved course
Average Grade 12%. Some sections in excess of 19%
Course records and history are posted on the race website
Course available for inspection and test riding during park season (day use fees apply)
Course is open to riders from 7:30 - 8:50am on race day.  The course will close to all traffic promptly at 8:50am
Racers need to arrange their own rides down from the top of the mountain ($3 per vehicle to drive up, limited parking, purchase your parking pass with your registration).
Helmets are mandatory for the race and for cycling down the course after the race.
Drop bags (clothes, water bottles, etc) can be left at the registration table before 8:50 am to be transported to the finish line
No riders or vehicles will be allowed back down the course until the last rider has finished. 

Record Holders
24:50 Peter Hult 7/24/04
28:39 Marti Shea 7/23/11

Presenting Sponsor, Destination Cycling

Routes: 3.7 miles, 11.7%, 2,300 feet
Difficulty of Greatest Route: E - Extreme terrain with frequent steep hills and long sustained climb
Entry Limit: 300 participants
Time Zone: Atlantic Standard Time (AST)
Start Times / Itinerary

Race starts at 9:00am.


Adult Fee: From February 1-28 -$65.00,
Tandem Fee - $80.00 From March 1-March 31- $70.00 From April 1-May 25- $80.00,
Day of- $100   Youth Fee (for under age 20): $20 pre registration and race day registration

What's Included?

T-shirt, post race lunch

Packet Pickups

Race day only

Prize / Race Categories

$600 in cash prizes for men and women, plus medals for top 3 in all categories

Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
One Hill Climb
Start Address: 1826 Back Mountain Road, Windsor, VT 05089
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