14th Annual Mt. Ascutney Bicycle Hill Climb
Will you conquer the mountain or will it conquer you?

9:00 AM Saturday July 20, 2013
Mt. Ascutney State Park, VT

BUMPS Northeast Hill Climb Championship Series: Race #5


2013 Online
Prizes 2012 Photos & Slideshow
Course Sponsors Directions
& Lodging
History &
Past Results
Ascutney Bike Race Logo Race Details

New This Year

Register by June 20th and you will be automatically entered into our drawing to win a free trip in 2014. Choose between a week of spring training in Tucson Arizona, or a week of spring training in Mallorca, Spain. Each trip will include hotel accommodations for 7 days and 6 nights, breakfast and dinner every day, daily supported and guided bike rides and personalized training programs. We'll pick you up at the airport when you arrive, and return you to the airport for your flight home, but airfare is not included.

  • Registration limited to the first 300 participants
  • Individual Fee: $60 until 7/17 and $80 on race day.  Tandem Fee:  $80 until 7/17 and $100 on race day. Jr’s - $20. 
  • Register online at BikeReg 2013 registration is open
  • The first 200 participants will receive a free race t-shirt
  • New for 2013: Referrall Reward- Help us bring in new riders- refer a friend that is new to the event and send us an email. If they register, we'll send you a refund of $10.00 off of your own event registration for 2013.

    Please make sure you understand our Race Day Disclaimer, Cancellation Policy, Refund and Exchange Policy before you register for this event. There will be NO exceptions. Thank You.

    DISCLAIMER: Destination Cycling reserves the exclusive right to determine who will participate in the Hill Climb.

    RACE DAY DISCLAIMER/Cancellation Policy: We will delay the start time, postpone or cancel the race if the following conditions are reported on the road or summit on the morning of the event, HIGH WINDS or HARD DRIVING RAIN or anything that has the potential for an un safe event. We will stop the race if conditions are deemed unsafe for the riders in the race. We will not cancel the race for "uncomfortable" conditions. 

    Schedule & Details

  • Race day registration and number pick up opens at 7:30AM
  • Course is open to riders and cars driving to the finish from 7:30 - 8:50AM. The course will close to all traffic promptly at 8:50AM
  • Drop bags (with clothes, water bottles, etc) can be left at the registration table by 8:50AM to be transported to the finish line
  • Race starts at 9:00AM with waves (based on age category) going off in 3 min increments.
  • No riders or vehicles will be allowed back down the course until the last rider has finished (approx 10:30AM)
  • Awards ceremony at the base after the race. Yummy food will be provided.
  • Racers should plan to bike back down the mountain or else need to arrange their own rides down from the top of the mountain ($3 per vehicle to drive up). Car pooling is strongly encouraged!

  • Course Description
    Ascend 2300' in 3.7 miles on an entirely paved course. Average Grade 12%. Some sections in excess of 19%. Approximate 1:1 gear ratio is recommended. One water station will be available halfway through the course.Course available for inspection and test riding during park season ($3 day use fee applies).

    New for 2013 - Helmets are mandatory for both the race and if you ride back down to the base. Use caution when descending. Stop frequently to let your brakes and rims cool. Letting a little air out if your tires before starting the ride down the mountain is recommended.

    Categories & Prizes

    Prizes: Cash prizes will be awarded for the overall top 3 men and women finishers. 1st Place $150, 2nd Place $100, 3rd Place $50. Prizes will also be awarded to the top finisher in each age category.

    • Age Category - Men & Women: 15-17,18-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+, Tandem Team, Clydesdale & Filly.
    • Cash & Prizes will be awarded at the base after the race.


    This is race 5 of 11 in the BUMPS Northeast Hill Climb Championship Series
    Compete for the Northeast King or Queen of the Mountain title by earning points in your 5 best series races.

    Sponsors & Contributors
    Vermont State ParksBUMPS Hill Climb Championships BUMPS Sponsor: Destination Cycling
    Directions & Park Info
  • From I-91 (Exit 8): Go .2 miles E on Rt 131 to stop light, turn left on Rt 5 for 1.2 miles, then bear left on Rt 44A for 1 mile
  • Free parking is available in the field (right side of road) across from the state park (near the start)
  • Limited parking at the finish line (top of the mountain). $3.00 per vehicle to drive up the auto road. First come, first served
  • Mt. Ascutney State Park requires dogs to be on a leash and they must have a rabies tag

  • Lodging
  • Mt. Ascutney State Park - Camping at the race site, 802-674-2060
  • Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Ascutney Mountain Resort - Timeshare/hotel, Brownsville, Reservations: 800-315-2621, Hotel Front Desk: 802-484-7711 (5 miles from race)
  • Yankee Village Motel - Ascutney 802-674-6010 (about 3 miles from race)
  • Windsor Motel - Windsor 802-674-5584 (about 3 miles from race)
  • Snapdragon Inn - Windsor 802-227-0008 (about 5 miles from race)
  • Holiday Inn Express - Springfield 802-885-4516 (about 12 miles from race)

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    2012ResultsGerry Clapper (CT) 27:52
    Marti Shea (MA) 29:05
    157 finishers
    Weather sunny and mild
    2011ResultsDylan McNicholas (NH) 25:44
    Marti Shea (MA) 28:39 (record)
    159 finishers
    Weather low 80's and sunny
    Photos 1
    Photos 2
    Jake Hollenbach (VT) 25:25
    Marti Shea (MA) 30:27
    177 finishers
    Weather warm and sunny
    2009ResultsBrent Mellen (VT) 26:02
    Marti Shea (MA) 30:47
    176 finishers
    Weather warm, foggy, & wet pavement
    2008ResultsSteve Gatzos (MA) 26:19
    Clara Kelly (MA) 33:21
    187 finishers
    2007ResultsGerry Clapper (CT) 26:12
    Carole Hakstian (VT) 32:34
    218 finishers
    2006ResultsJason Harpp (VT) 26:32
    Marti Shea (MA) 30:35
    221 finishers
    2005ResultsIan Gordon (RI) 27:32
    Kerry Litka (NH) 31:40
    184 finishers
    2004ResultsPeter Hult (MA) 24:50 (record)
    Kerry Litka (NH) 32:33
    171 finishers
    2003ResultsAndrew Knight (VT) 25:43
    Dominique Codere (PQ) 36:58
    139 finishers
    2002ResultsAlan Obye 25:29
    Heather McKendry 36:49
    151 finishers
    2001ResultsAlan Obye (VT) 25:34
    Marilyn Resuckus (VT) 32:51
    168 finishers
    2000ResultsJesse Gallagher (VT) 27:35
    Jodi Groebeck (NH) 35:23
    90 finishers