Here you will find information on Hillclimb races. Only mountains that have been raced in the last few years are presented, primarily from the New England states plus eastern New York and New Jersey. The information presented makes it easy for those contemplating a race to compare the relative difficulty of each race.
Some of these Hillclimb events are not pure hill climbs, in that there may be rolling or flat sections leading to the climb. The race profiles are depicted here, where only the climbing portion may be depicted elsewhere on northeastcycling.com. A 10% reference-grade line is included in the graph as a cue in establishing relative steepness.
Not many climbs exceed an average grade of 10%, but most will have sections approaching or exceeding this. The table below gives stats on the climbs. I’ve done my best to accurately show male and female records by manually going through all of the previous year’s results I’m aware of.
What I personally like very much is the Whiteface Mountain, NY hill climb that took place on May 31. Whiteface is just outside of New York’s Lake Placid and in vertical gain, it is second only to Mount Washington. The view from Whiteface Mountain’s top is just spectacular. The race sets off from the Whiteface Mountain ski area and it’ll be some three miles downhill before the real climb starts.
If I missed somebody, please let me know via the contact link above. Links to additional info are provided with each climb description, but these frequently change. Most perusers of the web know by now if a link does not work, try the root domain next, and if that fails, go to Google.
|Hillclimb Race||Climbing||Descent||Vertical||Est. Total||Terrain||Avg||Max||Summit|
|Crank the Kanc TT||2||5||2350||2650||21||2.2||9||2855|
|App Gap TT||3||4||1627||1627||6.2||5||13||2385|
|High Point TT||2||5||1287||1511||5.6||4.3||10||1803|