A road for a pilgrim to enter upon who would climb to the gates of heaven – Thoreau 1844.

North Adams, MA, Sat Sep 10, 2016

Register at BikeReg! Registration opens on April 1, 2016.

Northampton Cycling club

Start: Western Gateway Heritage State Park

115 State Street, North Adams, Massachusetts 01247-3852
Starting times from 8:00 AM-10:30 AM.

Register on line and pick a first and scond preference start half hour.

The start list will be emailed ASAP following the closing of online registration.

Finish: The Highest Point in Massachusetts!

** Please note that the auto road is open to vehicle traffic during the event. 

TIME TRIAL FORMAT RACE = NO DRAFTING ALLOWED!                                              

Event Notes

  • Route map http://www.northeastcycling.com/Hillclimb_Races.html#Greylock
  • Strava segment https://www.strava.com/segments/2333044
  • Age division medals. Note: “AGE” is how old you are on December 31st the year of the race.
  • Two Juniors age divisions – 14 and under, and 15-19, who pay just $19 entry fee.
  • Light refreshments at the summit
  • Party & music in the courtyard after the race at the Freight Yard Pub. One free Berkshire Brewing Company beer or beverage with Hot lunch. Cash bar available. Lunch and beer tickets are required. No exceptions.
  • Online registration includes an event shirt!
  • Registration and packet pick up is Friday 6-7:00 PM or Saturday 7-9:30 AM.
  • Registration includes a pint of BBC beer Friday eve at the Freight Yard Pub with your race number.
  • A lunch and beverage ticket will be issued at registration both Friday & Saturday and can be used starting at 11:00 AM Saturday. No ticket no meal.
  • Meal Tickets can be purchased at registration for family and friends.
  • Registration and packet pick up is Friday 6-7:00 PM or Saturday 7-9:30 AM.


Local Lodging Options

  • Bascom LodgeAt the summit of Mount Greylock! From hotel-like private rooms all the way to coed bunk rooms. www.bascomlodge.net or 413-743-1591. Really good dining too!
  • Holiday InnSpecial rates if you mention the race.  40 Main St. North Adams, MA 01247
  • Inn on East Main Street B & B: offering 5% discount to cyclists.
    182 East Main Street North Adams, MA 01247 Phone: (413) 664-2099 theinnoneastmainstreet@gmail.com.
  • Porches Inn at MASS MoCA:  offers 47 rooms & suites in six Victorian-era row houses renovated in retro chic style. A healthful continental breakfast buffet is included in the room rate. 10% discount to race participants and their families – just mention the Hill Climb event at the time of reservation! Phone: (413) 664-0400.
  • Historical Valley CampgroundLocated on picturesque Windsor Lake, 1.5 miles from downtown North Adams. Reservations can be made by calling 413-662-3198 or by sending an email request to: camping@northadams-ma.gov. Special discounts available to race participants and their families.
  • Nearby museums; Mass MoCa, The Clark Art Museum, Norman Rockwell Museum.


Registration fees

  •         Thru July 5…………………………………….$60
  •         July 6 – August 31……………………………$65
  •         September 1 – 7……………………………….$70
  •         After Sept 7 + onsite registration……….$75

This event is intended to raise money in support of NCC youth activities and Bike North Berkshire. Refunds are not offered


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