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.

IMPORTANT PRE-RIDE INFO ADDED 7/28/19 – READ THIS!

DAY OF EVENT REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE – please arrive by 7am so you have enough time to complete paperwork. $100 fee

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 by 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 lunch for us on the front green. Then cross the street to The Local and enjoy a couple of craft beers on us!

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 arlon@grvl.net

 

ROUTES:

55-Mile Route – 3,900′ climbing, link to route info here!  Printable cue sheet here (we’ll have some at the ride too).

35-Mile Route – 1,600′ climbing, link to info here!  Printable cue sheet here (we’ll have some at the ride too).

 

83-Mile Adventure Route – 6,400′ climbing, link to info here!  Printable cue sheet here (we’ll have some at the ride too).

Adventure Route Notes:

  • Approx 83 miles & 6,400′ climbing, 
  • Includes the venerable “Washburn Hill climb”,
  • Includes a short (3/10th mi) Class VI road section, 
  • Rider must be capable of maintaining a minimum 12mph average speed,
  • Requires an early (6:20AM or earlier) departure OR you could miss the party!
  • Essentially self-supported where it departs standard routes (M22-53).

 

2019 ONLINE 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 when 200 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).

 

Online registrqation is now CLOSED.

Day of Event Registration  $100

 

 

 

 

 

NOTES:

We have a 200 rider cap!

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! 

 

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