The Gerry Pomerleau Memorial Ride
Benefiting the New Hampshire ATV Club
UPDATED JUNE 3, 2020
Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Annual Gerry Pomerleau Memorial Ride, we have decided to open the Mt. Washington Auto Road to ATVs on specific days in early June. For more information and to purchase your tickets please Click Here!
The Gerry Pomerleau Memorial Ride on June 27th 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.
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.
We look forward to seeing you all in June!
On June 27th, the Mt. Washington Auto Road will be open for ATVs and UTVs ONLY. Guided Tours in Auto Road vans are available to the public 8:30am - 5:00pm.
For the NH ATV Day event on June 27, you will be purchasing a ticket 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.** DO NOT arrive early.
Morning session riders not to arrive before 7:30am and afternoon session riders not to arrive before 1:30pm.
Please note rental UTV/ATVs are not permitted. No ATV/UTV tickets will be sold on the day of the event.
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE TICKETS, PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE HERE ON EVENT DAY.
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
- 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.
- 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)
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.