Mount Washington Auto Road, Gorham NH

The Gerry Pomerleau Memorial Ride  

Benefiting the New Hampshire ATV Club

Saturday June 26, 2021

DRIVER TICKETS to the Mt. Washington Auto Road NH ATV Day are SOLD OUT

 

On June 26, 2021 the Mt. Washington Auto Road will be open for ATVs and UTVs ONLY. We will continue to offer 2-Hour Guided Tours to the public from 8:30am - 5:00pm, reservations required.

We do not maintain a waiting list for this event. You can use social media to inquire if there are tickets available from individuals who can't use them. 

If you have driver tickets, and would like to purchase passenger tickets, click the appropriate link below. Passenger tickets do not sell out. 

 

Morning Session 8am - 12pm: Passenger ticket

 

Afternoon Session 2:00 - 6:00 pm: Passenger ticket

 

The Gerry Pomerleau Memorial Ride on June 26th benefits the NH ATV Club—in 2019 the Auto Road gave back over $10,000 to the club which goes to support trail maintenance and access, rider safety, and education.

We recognize the overwhelming popularity of the Annual Gerry Pomerleau Memorial Ride, and that tickets are limited. Thus we have opened the Mt. Washington Auto Road to ATVs on specific days in early June and September for 2021. Visit the Book Now section of our Drive Yourself site for more information and to purchase June and Septmber rides.

As the nation’s oldest man-made tourist attraction, we are dedicated to providing safe access to the summit of Mt. Washington. Tourists come from around the globe to drive and tour this legendary road. We do not take limiting road access lightly. However we are proud of our longstanding partnership with the NH ATV Club and look forward to many more years of collaboration. We could not welcome so many ATVs to the road without the amazing volunteers and board of the NH ATV Club.

 

NH ATV Day Information:

Ticket holders for NH ATV Day have access for either the morning session (8am-12pm) or the afternoon session (2pm-6pm). In order to accommodate as many ATV riders as possible, due to limited parking at the base and at the summit, we must ask that you respect the ticket time restrictions for the session you are purchasing for and DO NOT arrive early.

Morning session riders not to arrive before 7:30am and afternoon session riders not to arrive before 1:30pm. 

 

Ticket Information

  • Electronic tickets with QR code
  • Transfer tickets easily by emailing ticket
  • You can only purchase ONE driver per booking (10 tickets maximum per person)
  • You can purchase additional passenger tickets at any time until the day of the event -- ONLY if you have driver tickets.
  • On the day of the event, we will scan the QR code and hand out appropriate wristbands
  • Wristbands for passengers booked with a driver will be given to the driver on the day of the event
  • Only one scan per QR code

 

ATV RESTRICTIONS

  • The operator must have a valid motor vehicle driver’s license.
  • Vehicle must have a valid registration (does not need to be registered in NH to travel up the Auto Road).
  • All factory 2-4-6 passenger ATV/UTVs are included. 
  • 4+ wheeled machines only (no 2 or 3-wheeled ATVs). 
  • Maximum 25 MPH Speed Limit.
  • Vehicles must travel single file.
  • Eye protection and helmets required for anyone under the age of 18 years old. 
  • 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.
  • No dirt bikes or trail bikes - this is an ATV day.
  • Rental ATV/UTVs are not permitted.
  • ATV must be registered either in your home state or in NH in order to particpate in the NH ATV Day. If you want to use other trails while visiting the area your ATV must be registered in the State of NH. (i.e. Jericho Mountain Park in Gorham, NH)

 

Read through additional Frequently Asked Questions

 

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. 


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