Kearsarge Klassic lives!
The Kearsarge Klassic is, indeed, a gravel riding classic. Launched in 2012 the reins have been handed to GRVL Cycling for 2019 and into the future. We’ve moved ride HQ to the the quaint town of Warner NH and will include many of the same roads legacy riders have come to love.
We’ll offer challenging routes that includes a significant amount of packed-gravel riding and, to test your mettle, some climbing segments. The event is not timed, this is not a race. A properly prepared rider and a gravel bike of most any type can do this. Our guarantee – you will finish tired but feeling accomplished. At the finish, riders will be treated to a delicious meal and craft beer.
GENERAL EVENT INFO:
Where: Schoodacs Coffee & Tea – 1 E. Main St, Warner NH
Park: Plenty of parking at the Elementary School, behind Schoodacs.
When: Saturday August 3, 2019 – packet (rider bib & instructions) pick-up opens at 7:00AM
How: The ride may be conducted on a properly prepared gravel-ready bicycle.
Start: First riders depart at 8AM (wave departure based on self-assigned pace).
Routes: 55 & 35-mile options, well-marked with arrows; cue sheets and GPX files will also be provided. ADDED: 83-mile adventures route (details below)
Register: Online registration is subject to deadline. For more information see below.
Field Size: for 2019 we are limiting registration to 200 riders.
Party: The ride finishes at Schoodacs and they’ll host a great post-ride party for us on the front green.
Beneficiary: a portion of your registration fee will go to the Concord-Lake Sunapee Rail Trail – a great initiative! You are also welcomed to add a donation through our registration page.
Contact: Any questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org
55-Mile Route – link tba
35-Mile Route – link tba
83-Mile Adventure Route – link tba
Adventure Route Notes:
- Approx 83 miles & 6,400′ climbing,
- Includes the venerable “Washburn Hill climb”,
- May include some Class VI roads,
- Rider must be capable of maintaining a 12mph average speed,
- Requires an early (6:30AM) departure OR you could miss the party!
- Essentially self-supported where it departs standard routes (M22-53).
2019 REGISTRATION INFO:
$50 Early Registration (until Midnight April 14th)
$60 Not Quite Early Registration (until Midnight June 2nd)
$75 Not Quite Late Registration (until Midnight July 14th)
$85 Late Registration (until Midnight July 31st OR rider cap is reached)
You may transfer your BikeReg registration to another rider until online registration closes (new rider pays any fee differential per schedule above).
Bringing a non-riding friend or family member? You can buy an Extra Beer/Meal ticket here!
We have a 200 rider cap!
Day of Event Registration (if available) $100
NO DAY OF EVENT TRANSFERS – NO REFUNDS
The ride is open participants 18 years or older (must be 21 to enter the beer garden!)
Important: There is a self-seeding question that you must answer during the registration process – enter your typical road riding pace. This helps us with rider release at start!