2011 Sponsorship Information and Sponsors

Sponsoring the Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb helps Tin Mountain Conservation Center continue the great work promoting an appreciation for the natural world while instilling the bedrock principles of sound stewardship and sustainable lifestyles.

We are grateful to the Mt. Washington Auto Road, Polartec, Michelin, Coca Cola, DeSani, Hammer Gel, Polar, Residence Inn, Valley Originals and Red Jersey Cyclery for their continued support throughout the years.

Would you like to join the many sponsors that support the "The Toughest Hillclimb in the World" ...

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Thank you very much for considering to sponsorship this race and great organization.

2011 Sponsors


For Monetary and In-Kind Sponsorship Information, contact Susan Beane Tin Mountain Conservation Center [email protected] 603-447-6991 603-447-3405 (fax) Or, click the "Download" link below to learn more.

Residence Inn by Marriott Student Scholarships presented by VELO Bike Club

When corporate and nonprofit worlds unite, they can create a synergy that multiplies in its benefit. This year one of the Tin Mountain Conservation Center%u219s Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb (MWARBH) presenting sponsors, Residence Inn by Marriott North Conway, together with the Mt. Washington Valley Velo Club (MWV), created a new MWARBH Student Scholarship program.

The Residence Inn by Marriott North Conway opened in February 28, 2023 and already has rooted itself in the community by becoming a sponsor of the MWARBH (The World%u219s Toughest Hillclimb) and supporting a new student scholarship award benefiting two MWV Velo Club students.

This spring Tin Mountain Conservation Center and Residence Inn by Marriott North Conway contacted the Velo Club about creating a MWARBH student scholarship program. Members of MWV Velo quickly began looking at their membership, calling schools, and visiting bike shops for good potential student racers. The next steps were to sift through the resumes and applications and select the two best candidates, and they found them: Sean Doherty and Teo Jackson.

Sean Doherty, an incoming sophomore at Kennett High School, started road biking in the 6th grade and has done a majority of his cycling on a mountain bike. Sean has frequently participated in the Great Glen Trails Porky Gulch Classic, Summer Mountain Bike series and the Red Jersey Cyclery race series.

Teo Jackson is from Gorham, NH and is currently attending St. Lawrence College. Teo said once he received the call from the MWV Velo Club, he was both excited and hesitant. He has participated in the Mt. Washington foot race and Wildcat%u219s Wildman Biathlon to train for Nordic skiing, but never the Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb.

"Neither Sean or Teo has ridden the Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb before, but both are outstanding athletes," commented MWV Velo member Becky Oleson. "The Velo Club is excited to get young people involved in the Valley; it is our mission to foster youth cycling in the community."

Kim Jackson, general manager of Residence Inn by Marriott North Conway, is also excited to be involved in this student scholarship program. "What better way for Residence Inn by Marriott North Conway to reach out to the community than by joining with Tin Mountain and MWV Velo Club in creating a student scholarship program benefiting area youth cyclists," noted Ms. Jackson. The program benefits two local riders by providing two highly coveted Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb racer slots.

*Photo From left to right.....Joanne Hastings (Sales & Marketing Coordinator Marriott); Becky Olsen (MWV Velo Bike Club); Sean Doherty and Teo Jackson (student scholarship recipients); Karl Pfeil (Tin Mountain Board member); Kim Jackson (General Manager, Marriott); Munsey Knox (Assistant Manager, Marriott).

About Matching Gifts

Matching Gifts are not pledges but is a gift that matches the sum amount that the racer has paid for entry. The "Matching Gift" forms from corporations require us to verify that we have received a gift. If we refund that amount to a racer, we have not received a gift. Our accountant has advised us that we cannot verify a gift and then return the money. A corporation can pledge an amount and that we can return to the racer.

Sponsor the Hillclimb and Ride the Rockpile

Each year, we make sponsorships available to companies & individuals that want to be identified as supporters of Tin Mountain Conservation Center and the Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb. Companies & individuals will receive excellent exposure to a great market and a complimentary race spot in the Hillclimb. Contact Mary Power for details 603-466-3988 or [email protected].

©2012 Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb - A benefit for: Tin Mountain Conservation Center
For Information about this race, contact Mary Power 603.466.3988 - Refund and Exchange Policy - Header Photos by Philbrick Photo
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