Allen Clark Hill Climb

The Allen Clark Memorial Hill Climb — the annual grunt-fest that has fast become a rite of cycling passage in the Mad River Valley — is a grueling time trial that rises 1,600 vertical feet in 6.2 miles, from the intersection of Routes 100 and 17 to the top of Appalachian Gap.

Allen Clark Hill Climb

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Start — 10 AM, Stark Mountain Bike Works, Route 100 & Route 17, Waitsfield, VT

  • Length: 6.2 miles
  • Vertical climb: 1,600 feet
  • Race format: Time trial, 30-second intervals
  • 8 age categories, from 15 and under to 70 and over.
  • Registration fees: Adults – $50, Kids – $30, $10 surcharge per entry for race day registration.
Allen Clark Biking

The event is named in honor of long-time Mad River Valley resident, Allen Clark. An avid cyclist who took up biking late in life, he rode 2,500-3,000 annually in Vermont. Allen especially loved the challenge of the Appalachian Gap. This event is a tribute to Allen’s life and a fundraiser for Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports, an organization that meant a great deal to him.

Allen Clark Hill Climb

Best Times — Medals awarded to the top three men and women in age categories. Post-race shwag raffle.

Combined Events — Trophies will be awarded to the man and woman with the best combined times for the bike race and Saturday’s Stark Mountain Hill Climb footrace.

A Vermont Autumn Event

Sponsored by Stark Mountain Bike Works and Mad River Glen. Part of Mad River Glen’s Green & Gold Weekend.