Equinox Bike Hill Climb Returns After Two-Year Hiatus
Cyclists can once again challenge the mountain in Manchester this summer, in the venerable ‘Gear Up for Lyme’ Mount Equinox Uphill Bike Climb, long a popular competition, returning after a two-year hiatus. The event is set for Saturday, August 6. Full details are online at gearupforlyme.com; registration is available at bikereg.com. The Climb is hosted by the Rotary Club of Manchester, with proceeds benefitting the Lyme Disease Association. The event attracts top hill-climbing specialists from the US and Canada who challenge the 5.4-mile trek, with an average overall grade of 12 percent, to rival a similar event up the northeast’s highest peak, Mount Washington, N.H. The route is fully paved and takes the competitors to the scenic summit via the historic 69-year-old Equinox Skyline Drive. It is the only time each year that cyclists are allowed on this narrow, curvy auto road. The event concludes with a barbecue and awards ceremony at the base of the mountain, open to the public for a small fee. Additional information also available at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-430-1608.