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Kings Gap Time Trial


The Kings Gap Time Trial event is a community outreach project for the Harrisburg Bicycle Club and its members.  It is designed to be a fun event and NOT a sanctioned USA Cycling race event.  All profits from the event registration fee will go to the Friends of Kings Gap.

The Friends of Kings Gap a non-profit organization of dedicated volunteers, was chosen to receive the profits for all they do to support, protect, and enhance the Kings Gap State Park.  Local cyclists have the luxury of enjoying this climb, which is one of the most beautiful and popular in the area, year round because of these volunteers.  Participating in this event is a way to say thank you to this very special group of individuals as well as the staff of the Kings Gap State Park.

Event Details

Individual hill climb time trial for amateurs and elite bicyclists.  Event is open to riders age 15 and up.  All types of bicycles are allowed to include: road, touring, mountain and hybrid. (Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.)     This is NOT a sanctioned USA Cycling race event.

The course will be held on the winding 3.5-mile, asphalt-paved Kings Gap Road.  The start line will be located just south of the entrance to the Pine Plantation Day Use Area.  The finish line will be located at the Cameron /Masland Mansion at the top of the mountain - elevation 1280 feet.  The gradient of the course is a gradual 5 percent to the top of the mountain.  The course offers a fantastic road surface with plenty of shade and breath-taking views of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

*Event will be held RAIN or SHINE!

*Helmets are required

*All bikes must have a free wheel rear hub FOR THE DESCENT

*Bicycles must have two working brakes

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Have questions about 2016 Kings Gap Time Trial? Contact Harrisburg Bicycle Club

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