This beautiful and challenging bike ride will take cyclists on a scenic route through the White Mountains of New Hampshire. After conquering the famous Kancamagus Pass, riders will pass through Franconia Notch via the Franconia Notch Recreation Trail, followed by a pleasant ride through Crawford Notch, and back to North Conway for a celebratory apres-ride party. With fully stocked aid stations every 25 miles, and on-road support throughout the duration of the ride, the Three Notch Century is a well-organized bike ride, with a purpose.
Itinerary: Riders will meet at The North Conway Grand on Saturday and will cover 100 miles. Rider level should coincide with mileage and terrain to be covered. Registration and packet pick up will begin at the hotel at 6:00am on Saturday. There will be a mass start at 7:00am, with all riders on the road by 7:30am.
Registration: Registration will be available “day of”, but we would prefer cyclists to pre-register online.
Cost: The cost for the ride is $150 ($100 is considered a donation to Northeast Passage and will be recognized with a receipt). Participants are encouraged to raise additional funds to support Northeast Passage’s adaptive sports programs. The cost includes Three Notch Century t-shirt (not guaranteed for day-of registration), 4 check points and post-ride party.
Please note: Due to the logistics of this event, we cannot provide refunds for registration fees or fundraising dollars. We appreciate your understanding.
Route: Starting at the North Conway Grand Hotel in North Conway, participants will ride out of North Conway on Rt. 16 and take a right onto Eastside Rd. Ride through the covered bridge and take a right onto West Side Rd. Take a left onto Passaconway Rd. and ride to the junction of Rt. 112 West and hop on the Kancamagus Highway. Stop at Sugar Hill Overlook (FIRST CHECKPOINT). After reaching the top of the Kanc., coast downhill to The Kanc Motor Lodge (SECOND CHECKPOINT). In Lincoln, take a right at the Mobile Station onto Connector Road and a right at Clark’s Bears onto Route 3. Take a right into the Flume Visitor’s Center and pick up the Recreation Trail at the north end of the parking lot. When the trail ends, beyond Cannon Mountain, (THIRD CHECK POINT) turn right onto Route 3 North. Take a right in Twin Mountain, NH onto Rt. 302 east. Stop at the Crawford Notch Depot (FOURTH CHECK POINT). Riders will cruise downhill, through Bartlett Village, into Glen and to Intervale. In North Conway, take a left (at the light, after Joe Jones) onto Kearsarge Road. Take a right (at the railroad tracks) onto North South Road. Take a right into Settler’s Green and the North Conway Grand Hotel.
The route will be marked with red and white signs.
Click here for a map of the route – or visit our “Technical Information” page for more route facts and figures.
Post-Ride Party: After your ride, stay for food, drink, music and fun!
Make a weekend of it! We encourage you to spend the weekend in the White Mountains – bring family and friends to enjoy the North Conway area while you’re riding.
The North Conway Grand has set aside a block of rooms for our riders (mention Group Block: Norpass18 when you call). Please make your reservations early (deadline for the group rate and one-night guarantee is August 10). To book, call the reservations line at 1-800-655-1452.
$159/night without breakfast
$169/night (single occupancy) with breakfast, $179/night (double occupancy) with breakfast
You can choose if you want to include the full hot breakfast buffet when you call to make your reservations. The North Conway Grand will allow you to book for Friday and/or Saturday nights.
If this hotel is full or you have missed the deadline, there are several other options for area lodging.