Gilford, NH June 1 - The Gunstock Hillclimb is returning to Gunstock Mountain Resort on Wednesday, June 15. Staged by Ridge Runner Promotions and featuring Eastcoastin’ Enterprises, this adrenaline packed day of action will consist of strictly Amateur level competition this year. For the thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts who visit the Lakes Region of New Hampshire for Laconia Motorcycle week, this super charged event is certain to be the focal point.
The Hillclimb is a classic Bike Week tradition dating back as early as 1938. Presented by Dell Technologies, Manchester Harley Davidson, and the U.S. Army, this high octane event will be an amateur-only competition.
“The amateurs are back fighting their way up the original hill,” said Ridge Runners President, Michael Farnsworth. “We’ve got the country’s best stunt crew coming back this year: Eastcoastin.’ Do not miss this show, it’s going to be one for the ages.”
The course climbs the steep runout of Gunstock’s historic 70 meter Torger Tokle Memorial Ski Jump. A massive earthen start ramp has been constructed to add even more flair and excitement for the spectators. They will be able to witness some of the best amateur riders as they race to the hilltop finish line. Ridge Runner Promotions and Gunstock have agreed to hold the Hillclimb at the ski jump location through 2023, which will be the 100th Anniversary of Laconia Motorcycle Week.
“We at Gunstock are counting down the days to the 99th annual Hillclimb,” said Tom Day, Gunstock’s President and General Manager. “It’s a great on-mountain spectator event that creates a fun and unique experience for all the Motorcycle Week participants.”
This year’s event will once again feature three stunt shows with the outlandish daredevil performances of Eastcoastin’ Enterprises throughout the day. These self-proclaimed “hooligans” based out of New Haven, CT are known for their reckless BMX and motorcycle stunts and are sure to keep the crowd entertained. They will be back burning rubber and keeping things exciting at the base of the hill.
Winners of each class will receive plaques at an awards ceremony following the competition.
As always, a special 50/50 raffle will be held by Ridge Runner Promotions during the event, with proceeds benefiting the Shawn Farnsworth Memorial Fund.
Gates open to the public at 8am. Opening ceremonies are at 9am and the event ends at 5 pm.
Admission is $20 for the day, and free for children 10 and under. Onsite food, beverage, and retail vending are available at the Hillclimb. The event is BYOB, with beer and wine available for purchase on site. Please note: no backpacks or large bags, no tents or umbrellas, no glass bottles, and no animals will be allowed into the venue.
Hillclimb spectators and Laconia Motorcycle Week visitors are invited to make Gunstock their home base for the week. Camp sites are available in easy walking distance to the Hillclimb in Gunstock’s award-winning campground.
To learn more about the Gunstock Hillclimb, please visit GUNSTOCK.COM
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Gunstock is a four-season mountain resort that offers authentic eastern mountain skiing and riding with 227 skiable acres and 48 trails. In the summer, our campground is your basecamp for activities in our Adventure Park that include ziplining, aerial treetop adventures, a mountain coaster, and scenic lift rides. Located in the heart of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region with breathtaking views of Lake Winnipesaukee at the summit, Gunstock Mountain Resort is the perfect getaway for families, couples, and outdoor adventurers. We are New Hampshire’s Family Friendly Resort.