Pinkham Notch, NH—On Saturday and Sunday, November 8 & 9, Great Glen Trails hosts the Porky Gulch Classic Stage Race, a three-stage, two-day cycling race that challenges cyclists in three distinct disciplines. The champion can claim the title of Best All Around Cyclist in New England.
Made up of three different cycling events, the Porky Gulch Classic tests a variety of cycling skills. The first stage of the Porky Gulch Classic is the Toughest Two, a two-mile hillclimb up the Mt. Washington Auto Road, home of the toughest hillclimbs in the world. In the afternoon, the competition shifts to Story Land in Glen for the Story Land Criterium as cyclists race through the famous amusement park. Sunday morning, the action heads back to Great Glen Trails for the cyclocross portion, the Rockpile Rampage. Cyclocross is a fall and early winter form of bike racing that combines elements of mountain biking, road cycling and cross country running—with some steeplechase mixed in for good measure.
Points are awarded based on finish order in each event. The cyclist with the most combined points after the three events is declared the champion. The race features categories for riders of all skill levels from experts to beginners, and prizes are awarded in each category.
Porky Gulch Classic Schedule:
Toughest Two: 9:30 am All Categories
Story Land Criterium: 12:00pm-Beginners, 1:00pm-Intermediate, 2:00pm-Elite
Rockpile Rampage: 9:30am-Beginners, 10:30am-Intermediate, 11:30am-Elite
Complete information and registration is available at www.porkygulchclassic.com.
Volunteers are still needed both days to assist with timing and as course marshals. Contact Amy Kuzma at 603.466.2333 or firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
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