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Mount Equinox Uphill Bike Climb

Mount Equinox Uphill Bike Climb

August 06 2016
Manchester, Vermont, USA

The Gear Up For Lyme Mt. Equinox Uphill Bike Climb is a challenging 5.4 mile bike race up the scenic Mt. Equinox Skyline Drive finishing at the top of Mt. Equinox in beautiful Manchester, VT. All funds raised from this event help fund research for a Lyme disease cure as well as support the local charities of the Rotary Club of Manchester.

Scheduled two weeks after the Mt. Ascutney Bike Climb and two weeks before the Mt. Washington Hill Climb, this race can provide both a unique training opportunity for those preparing to race Mt Washington or a very challenging single day event.

While there is just one hill in this event…the average overall grade is 12% and equivalent to that of Mt. Washington and Mt. Ascutney.

Record Holders
35:51 Erik Levinsohn 8/4/12
41:48 Marti Shea 8/4/12

Mount Equinox Uphill Bike Climb


Routes: 5.4 miles, 12%, 3,300 feet
Difficulty of Greatest Route: F - Ultra Distance and Climbing for events well over 100 miles
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Start Times / Itinerary

FRIDAY: August 5, 2016

4PM to 7PM Registration / Race Bag Pick-up
At the base of Skyline Drive behind the Welcome Center

SATURDAY: August 6, 2016 – Welcome Center Skyline Drive

5:30 AM to 7:00AM – Registration / Race Bag Pick-up
6:30 AM to 7:40AM – Auto Road access to rider’s vehicles
7:40 AM sharp – Road closes to all automobile traffic
7:50 AM – Racers line up for wave start
8:00 AM – 1st group starts (elite) | (29 and under)
8:05 AM – 2nd group starts (30-49)
8:10 AM – 3rd group starts (50 and over)
10:10 AM – Auto road opens to down traffic
10:40 AM – Auto road opens to all traffic
11:30 AM – Awards Ceremony and Barbeque


Hill Climb - Adult (20 & Over)  5.4 miles  8:00 AM  $65  300 Riders
Hill Climb - Youth (19 & Under)  5.4 miles  8:00 AM  $20  100 Riders
Tandem  5.4 miles  8:00 AM  $100 
Meal Ticket: Adult   x $7.00
Meal Ticket: Child (12 & Under)   x $5

What's Included?

AWARDS AND BARBECUE  follow the race at the Welcome Center
• Racers eat free
• Tickets: Non Racer ADULT: $7
• Tickets: CHILDREN 12 and under: $5
T-SHIRTS: Available for all participants


Packet Pickups

FRIDAY: August 5, 2016

4PM to 7PM Registration / Race Bag Pick-up
At the base of Skyline Drive behind the Welcome Center

Prize / Race Categories


Male and Female: Overall and 1st through 3rd in the following divisions:

19 & Under
20 to 29
30 to 39
40 to 49
50 to 59
60 to 69
70 to 79
Clydesdale *men weighing over 190 (Note: no further breakdown by age)
Filly *women weighing over 140 (Note: no further breakdown by age)

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Registration/Entry On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Category / Race Prizes
Results Within 24 Hours
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Start Address: Rt. 7A & Skyline Drive (Mt. Equinox Auto Road and Welcome Center), Manchester Center, VT 05255
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