Mount Washington Auto Road, Gorham NH

The Gerry Pomerleau Memorial Ride  

Benefiting the New Hampshire ATV Club

Saturday June 25, 2022

 

MORNING SESSION TICKETS 
8:00am - 12:00pm

 

AFTERNOON SESSION TICKETS — DRIVER tickets SOLD OUT. Passenger tickets available. 

2:00pm - 6:00pm

 

Please read before booking your tickets:

Ticket Information

  • NOTE this year you can purchase up to 4 driver tickets in one booking, but you can NOT separate those tickets. When you arrive at the Auto Road, you will receive wristbands for all the drivers and passengers indicated on your ticket. You can NOT break up your group. If you choose to transfer your tickets, ALL tickets in your booking must be transferred together.
  • When booking, you must choose either the AM or PM session (see Timing & Parking below for more info).
  • If you have driver tickets, additional passenger tickets can be purchased at any time until the day of the event. You must have driver tickets to do this.
  • You will receive an electronic ticket (via email) with QR code.
  • On the day of the event, we will scan the QR code and hand out wristbands.
  • Wristbands for passengers booked with a driver will be given to the driver
  • Only one scan per QR code

Timing & Parking

Ticket holders for NH ATV Day have access to either the morning session (8am-12pm) or the afternoon session (2pm-6pm). There is limited parking at the base and summit. In order to accommodate as many ATV riders as possible, we must ask that you respect the ticket time restrictions for your session and do not arrive early. If you arrive more than 30 minutes before the start of your session, you will not be allowed to park and we will ask you to come back later. Morning session riders: do not arrive before 7:30am. Afternoon session riders: do not arrive before 1:30pm.

ATV Restrictions

  • The operator must have a valid motor vehicle driver’s license.
  • Vehicle must have a valid registration in NH or your state of residence. (It does not need to be registered in NH to travel up the Auto Road).
  • 4+ wheeled machines only (no 2 or 3-wheeled ATVs).
  • No dirt bikes or trail bikes allowed — this is an ATV day.
  • Each passenger must have either a factory or aftermarket installed seat.
  • Maximum Speed Limit: 25 MPH.
  • 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 on Mount Washington.
  • Rental ATV/UTVs are not permitted.

Read through our Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

About NH ATV Day, the Gerry Pomerleau Memorial Ride

On June 25, 2022 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 to 5:00pm, reservations required.) This event benefits the NH ATV Club. In 2021 the Auto Road gave back over $10,000 to the club, which goes to support trail maintenance and access, rider safety, and education.

Tickets for this event are limited and we do not maintain a waiting list. You can use social media to inquire if there are tickets available from individuals who can't use them. When you book your tickets, our booking software will put you in an "electronic queue". Once you get to the front of the line, you will have 15 minutes on that page to complete your booking.

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. Because of this, we take limiting access to the auto road seriously, and we only limit road access on special occasions. 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 Auto Road without the amazing volunteers and board of the NH ATV Club.


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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