Northampton Cycling ClubRACE IS CANCELLED:

Due to delayed road construction on the race course, this year’s edition of the NCC Tour of the Hilltowns will unfortunately have to be cancelled. All participants that preregistered via BikeReg will have their entry fees refunded in full, including BikeReg fees. We apologize for the late notice, but we must err on the side of safety. Thank you for your understanding, and we hope we see you next year.

Looking on info how to volunteer and help make this race the best yet? Go here to our volunteer page. (and thanks!)

This New England classic is BACK!


Due to unavoidable road construction on Route 9, the 2017 course has changed. The start will still be at Notchview Reservation on Route 9 in Windsor. The finish will be on Route 8A in Windsor. See maps for details. All fields except P/1/2 will do one lap, while P/1/2 will do two laps and climb E. Hawley twice. After finishing, all fields will have a mile downhill ride back to Notchview. There will be one feed zone at the intersection of Rt. 112 and Rt. 116 in Ashfield.

NEW FOR 2017: 

Junior Race Support Sponsor:

  • Juniors 15-18 have their own race field for the entire amateur 52.7 mile distance. Registration fee is $20 up to and including day of race. This $20 fee applies to the Junior race only.  Garvey Communications Associates, Inc. is sponsoring the support (motos and SAG) for this race.
  • Juniors that wish to race their category pay the standard entry fee.
  • Master Men 60+ category 1-5 have their own race as well. They will start with the Master 50+ Men, and will be scored separately with medals for the top three finishers.


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 This year’s edition of our classic race returns to the Notchview Reservation in Windsor, MA. We’ve got the challenging Route 8A descent and the difficult East Hawley Road climb!

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Course Description:

An 84.4mi. double loop with 2 major climbs for the P/1/2 category and a 52.7mi. loop with one major climb for all other categories. And, as in the name, plenty of hilly rollers! Start at Notchview Reservation on Rt. 9 in Windsor, MA. Finish on Rt. 8A in Windsor. It is a one mile downhill ride back to Notchview race headquarters, where results will be posted and prizes will be awarded.

Course for all except Pro:

Pro Course:

Helpful Files (PDF Format for Printing):

>>>Race Bible (Available closer to event date)

>>>Event Flyer


Interested in helping NCC run a smooth race? Volunteering and racing is possible. Sign up today! Questions?
More info!

Directions to Notchview Reservation: West on Route 9 from Northampton, MA, 29 miles to Windsor. Notchview Reservation is about one-mile east of Windsor Center and Rt. 8A. Use 2241 Berkshire Trail, Windsor, MA for your GPS (Google Map)

  • Masters races are Cat 1-4 only except for the M60+ which is open to all categories.
  • Standard BikeReg fee applied to on line registration.
  • Entry Fee includes NEBRA Rider Surcharge of $1 and USA Cycling Insurance Surcharge of $3.75
  • Register Early and save!
    • Early Bird Discount until 7/15/17: Save $25 off of the day-of registration fee of $75.
    • Last Chance Discount until 7/28/17: Save $10 off of the day-of registration fee of $75.
    • Day-of registration available until fields are full.
  • Refund policy:
    • Full refunds until 7/15/17, no questions asked.
    • 7/16/17 until close of preregistration, we will transfer your entire entry fee to another rider, or give you an entry credit for next year’s race.
  • Held under USA Cycling event permit. All USA Cycling Rules apply; approved helmets are mandatory; no mountain bikes, aero bars or straight bars.
  • There will be roll-out for any riders age 18 or younger immediately following their finish.
  • Races may be combined if less than 10 riders are pre-registered for a category.
  • USA Cycling license required.  One-day licenses for Cat 5 Men and Cat 4 Women may be purchased at registration for $15 for each day of racing. Please see note below regarding the 2014 rule change for One-Day License:One-Day Licenses.
    • 1A2(c): The definition of a one-day license was tightened to make it clear that the license may only be purchased by someone who holds the lowest category for the discipline of the race. No rider who has previously held a higher category can purchase a one-day license. In other words, it is a beginner, trial license.

Stay for the entire weekend!

The race location is less than a 30 minute drive to the Berkshires or the Pioneer Valley. Discover epic riding, hiking, swimming, zip-lines, paddling, shopping, dining and more.

  • Head west on Rte 9 to The Berkshires, featuring beautiful open farms, mountains, historic railroads, museums, small towns, hidden hiking and swimming gems, and more. Start with The Berkshires Website for discovery. The New York Times has a great article about 36 hours in the Berkshires.
  • Head east on Rte 9 to the Pioneer Valley, also featuring beautiful open farms, larger towns and cities, the five college community, many wineries and breweries, but still plenty of hidden recreational opportunities and unique shopping and dining, notably in Northampton and Amherst.