Now Training: The Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb


On Saturday, August 15, 2015, I will bike up Mount Washington, a 7.6 mile all-uphill race to the summit of the highest peak in the northeastern United States. Some have even dubbed it “The Toughest Hillclimb in The World. It is my birthday–I’ll be 66. In lieu of this major event, I will be posting updates of my training and spirits– hopefully they can help you train for how to train for an upcoming cycling event or maybe inspire you to become a more active cyclist.

As you may know, in the 80’s I traveled the world by bicycle and documented my journeys in my book The World Up Close, and I’m looking forward to the challenge. I aspire to use cycling as a means to spread a positive message and do sustainable good around the world, please visit Facebook or Twitter @kameelnasr to learn more about how I intend to do so via The Ambassadors of Peace Program.

I am using this ride to support a great environmental organization, Tin Mountain Conservation Center, which has provided environmental education to over 75,000 students, campers and individuals throughout schools and communities in Northern New Hampshire and western Maine for over 33 years. The Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb is the largest annual fundraiser for Tin Mountain Conservation Center. You may sponsor this cause by sponsoring my ride here.

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