18th Annual Gerry Pomerleau Memorial Ride
Sponsored by New Hampshire ATV Club
This event is completely sold out - no more ATV tickets are available.
The Road is open for ATVs and UTVs ONLY 8:00am - 6:00pm
Guided Tours in Auto Road vans are available to the public 8:30am - 5:00pm.
No ATV/UTV tickets will be sold on the day of the event. If you did not purchase an advance ticket, due to limited parking at the base, you will not be able to park at the Auto Road. Please help us avoid the severe traffic issues we've had in the past - IF YOU DO NOT HAVE TICKETS, PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE HERE ON EVENT DAY.
- The operator must have a valid motor vehicle driver’s license.
- Only one person to an ATV unless it is factory designed for two people. No aftermarket add-on seats are allowed.
- All factory 2-4-6 passenger ATV/UTVs are included. No 2 wheeled dirt bikes.
- Maximum 25 MPH Speed Limit.
- Vehicles must travel single file.
- Eye protection required. Helmets NOT required unless under the age of 18.
- The vehicle must be operated on the normal Auto Road surface only. There are no ATV trails and no off-road terrain available on Mount Washington.
IN MEMORY OF GERRY POMERLEAU
Gerry Pomerleau was a retired fireman, from Dracut, Massachusetts. He joined the NH ATV Club in 1999, and soon became a director. Gerry was the founder of the Mt. Washington Auto Road Ride. In the year 2000 (the first year), the numbers were small but increased over the years, as it became more publicly known by ATV enthusiasts. Sunset rides were available in the early years but didn’t prove to be popular. He was a big influence in the early years of the club, driving the club towards success. Some remember Gerry’s trailer – it was a 25ft maroon enclosed trailer with a large mural on each side showing a Polaris on top of a mountain somewhere out west.
Gerry loved to travel. As a group we went to such places as up-state Maine, Canada, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, West Virginia (to ride the Hatfield and McCoy trails), and as far west as Utah (For the Rocky Mt. ATV Jamboree). He was always ready for a trip no matter where it took us. Through the years, Gerry put in many hours helping the club grow and expand, and was always there to help. He helped promote and maintain the positive image of our club and sport. Gerry made many friends through the years and his memory will live on forever. He would be proud to know the Mt. Washington Auto Road Ride is in its 15th season – a small part of his legacy.
Gerry spent many years battling scleroderma but he kept riding until he could no long get on his Polaris. He stayed active in the club for as long as he could, finally succumbing to his disease on January 11th, 2011.
“Thanks for starting the Mt. Washington Auto Road Ride, now known as the Gerry Pomerleau Memorial Ride, Gerry.”
-Your buddy, Buddy Dionne.