Mount Washington Hillclimb is Saturday
Cameron Cogburn, of Cambridge, MA, pedals high above timberline, on his way to winning last year's 40th Annual Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb. 2012. (Dennis Coughlin photo)
The 7.6-mile Mount Washington Auto Road, which climbs 4,618-feet to a finish line 6,288-feet above sea level, is a grueling challenge to all competitors.
Cameron Cogburn of Cambridge, Mass., was the overall winner last year in 52:28, finishing ahead of runner-up Cogburn is entered in Saturday’s race, as well.
The top New Hampshire finisher last summer was Chad Young of Newmarket. He pedaled into eighth place in a time of 1:00:02.
A cash prize of $1,500 will be awarded to the first male and female cyclists.