The Three Notch Century will challenge cyclists to conquer 100 miles in one day. This event is appropriate for bicyclists and adventurous handcyclists. The ride will take participants on a challenging and scenic ride through the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Cyclists will begin at THE NORTH CONWAY GRAND HOTEL in North Conway and ride up and over the Kancamagus Pass, through Franconia and Crawford Notch and back to the hotel.
Participants will meet at The North Conway Grand on Saturday, Sept. 7 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, 9/7. There will be a mass start at 7:00am, with all riders on the road by 7:30am.
Click here to register online. If you do not wish to register online, please contact Northeast Passage by phone at 603-862-0070. Registration is available the “day of”, but we would prefer that you register by 9/6/2013.
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). Ride through the resort town of Lincoln and into North Woodstock, taking a right at the Rt.112/Rt. 3 intersection. 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.
Groups of two, three or four people may sign up to ride the 100 miles as a relay team. Teams must provide their own transportation on the route and their intention to do so MUST be cleared with Northeast Passage BEFORE the start of the event (by 9/7/2012).
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 hotel has an indoor and outdoor pool (and hot tub for sore muscles) and there are lots of area attractions!
The North Conway Grand has set aside a block of rooms for our riders (mention Group Block: NEPASSCI when you call). Please make your reservations early (deadline for the group rate and one-night guarantee is August 7)! To book, call the reservations line at 1-800-655-1452.
$129/night without breakfast
$139/night (single occupancy) with breakfast, $149/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, please contact us if you would like a list.
Not able to spend the night?
Don’t worry! You’ll still have access to indoor locker room showers/bathrooms and the pool at the North Conway Grand for post-ride relaxation.
Post Ride Party:
We will be hosting a post-event party at the North Conway Grand beginning with a cocktail hour at 4:30 and followed by dinner at 5:30. Prizes will be awarded here and you will have a chance to socialize with our two and three day riders. Non-riders are welcome to join us: Please specify this during the registration process. Non-riders can purchase a dinner ticket for $25 at the door.