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Kancamagus Bicycle Hillclimb Time Trial

May 14 2016
Conway, New Hampshire, USA
 
 
 

Crank The Kanc - Perhaps the best unknown hillclimb in the East! The “Crank the Kanc” time-trial is one of the lesser known hillclimbs. It is not a pure hillclimb, however. This course starts out near Conway, NH and follows the Kancamagus Highway (Rt 112) to the top of Kancamagus Pass. The course climbs very gradually the first 10 miles before nearly leveling off for another 5 miles. Then the last 4 miles of the 21 mile course are fairly steep, averaging 7% grade with short steeper sections. There are a couple of spectacular vista points along the way. Be sure to enjoy them on the way back down. I have never done this timed event, but I have ridden the Kancamagus Highway on many occasions. The “Kanc,” as it is often called locally, is the backbone to many great cycling rides in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. As of 2010, most of the Kanc has been reconstructed. The Kanc west of the pass has been resurfaced and is now fantastic to bomb down. Lower portions east of the pass still need work. The reworked sections offer slightly widened roadway, making it a much safer and more enjoyable ride.

Record Holders

0:58:02.6 Timothy Ahearn 5/18/13
1:07:55 Anthony Crystal 5/19/12

Click Here for past Race Pictures

Click Here for past Race Results

 
Routes: 21 miles, 7%, 2,650 feet
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Entry Limit: Field Limit is 200 solo riders and 15, 3 person teams so register EARLY!!!
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
 
Start Times / Itinerary

Number pick-up for the race will be held at Kennett Middle School on 176 Main St in Conway.  Entrance to the parking lot is to the right of the school and registration table will be in the cafeteria starting at 7:00am.  Riders will then make their way to the DOT parking lot approximately 1/2 mile from the traffic light on the Kangamagus Highway.

Mandatory racer meeting at 8:55 and a 9:00 start (8:25 and 8:30 start for the Team Time Trial). The solo riders will head out at 9:00 at 15 second intervals. 

Costs

$60 Individual
$120 Tandem

What's Included?

Besides the normal pictures that will be posted on this site,Ed Harrigan will also be taking pictures. You can see them here: www.harriganphoto.com.

Packet Pickups

Riders will receive a meal voucher from Fire 21 Pizza which is located across the street from the high school. All registered riders will receive a t-shirt. Carpooling arrangements from the finish. Helmets are REQUIRED all hand-cyclists are required to have a pole and flag attached to their cycle for vehicular visibility. This is a public (non-USCF event) all riders welcome. 

Prize / Race Categories

MALE "Older Than Dirt" (75 & up)  21 miles  9:00 AM  $60
MALE Super Grand Master (65 & over)  21 miles  9:00 AM  $60  medals
MALE Veteran (35-44)  21 miles  9:00 AM  $60  medals
MALE Grand Master (55-64)  21 miles  9:00 AM  $60  medals
MALE Master (45-54)  21 miles  9:00 AM  $60  medals
MALE Senior (18-34)  21 miles  9:00 AM  $60  medals
MALE Junior (15-17)  21 miles  9:00 AM  $60  medals
MALE Super Junior (14 & under)  21 miles  9:00 AM  $60  medals
Mountian Bike  21 miles  9:00 AM  $60  medals
Singlespeed  21 miles  9:00 AM  $60  medals
Tandem  21 miles  9:00 AM  $120
FEMALE "Older Than Dirt" (75 & up)  21 miles  9:00 AM  $60
FEMALE Super Grand Master (65 & over)  21 miles  9:00 AM  $60  medals
FEMALE Grand Master (55-64)  21 miles  9:00 AM  $60  medals
FEMALE Master (45-54)  21 miles  9:00 AM  $60  medals
FEMALE Veteran (35-44)  21 miles  9:00 AM  $60  medals
FEMALE Senior (18-34)  21 miles  9:00 AM  $60  medals
FEMALE Junior (15-17)  21 miles  9:00 AM  $60  medals
FEMALE Super Junior (14& under)  21 miles  9:00 AM  $60  medals
3 Person TTT  21 miles  8:30 AM  $180  medals

The ever popular Kangamagus Hill Climb will be returning on Saturday, May17, Again we will also be offering cash prizes for the top finishers!!
               Prize List:                         
               $ 250 for 1st Male & Female                     
               $ 150 for 2nd Male & Female                     
               $ 100 for 3rd Male & Female                                    
               $ 75   for 4th Male & Female           
               $ 50   for 5th Male & Female

TOTAL PRIZE MONEY $1250.00!

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
SAG Wagon
Marshalls
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Photos
 
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
 
Start Address: 176 Main St, Conway, NH 03812
 
 
 
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