Looking for a great local event this summer? Here are some of our favorites:
Concord Criterium, August 6th. This year marks the 36th edition of this New England classic. A fast and technical course around Concord's White Park. A great road bike race as well as a great place for families to watch.
Hampshire 100, August 20th and 21st. One of the premier races on the NUE circuit, a true mountain bikers endurance course. Short track, cyclocross, and running races on Saturday. 50k and 100k running races Sunday as well as 50k, 100k, and 100 mile MTB races.
Kearsarge Hill Climb, August 27th. 8 mile climb from the town of Warner to the top of Mt. Kearsarge. The final 3.5 miles averages 8.7% and gains 1,738'.
Kearsarge Klassic Dirt Road Century and Randonee, September 10th. The Kearsarge Klassic Dirt Road Randonee is a gravel road bike ride in central New Hampshire that winds around Mt. Kearsarge, Ragged Mountain, and the southern ridge line of Mt. Cardigan. The signature 106 miles dirt century has nearly 9,000 feet of climbing. There is also a 90 mile route, a 61 mile route, and a 25 mile recreational route. Each one of the routes pass properties protected by the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust.
Pedaling for Payson, September 17th. Pedaling for Payson is a cycling fundraiser to benefit Concord Hospital Payson Center for Cancer Care. Come and enjoy our mountain bike ride, or one of our stunningly scenic 16-, 30-, 51-, 77- and 100-mile road rides. Enjoy a delicious barbecue and post-ride celebration and wonderful rest stops along the way.
GSW Seacoast Century, September 24th and 25th. A classic New England event and a great first century ride. The best part? You can choose which day you'd like to ride! The route follows the New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine coastline with some short scenic inland loops. It includes historic Portsmouth, State Parks, the Nubble Lighthouse, harbor views and a chance to take a dip in the ocean. Options include a full, metric, half or quarter century. All rides begin and end at Hampton Beach State Park.