Central NH

Trail Day - Ahern State Park 9-25-16

Date

9/25/16 8:00am

Come and join us for a trail work day at Ahern State Park.
 
Sunday the 25th we are having a trail day at Ahern State Park in Laconia.  The State has authorized the building of a new trail so we are hoping to complete that project before the leaves start falling.
 
We'll be meeting starting at 8AM in the main lot by the gate off Rt. 106 in Laconia, NH.  Turn onto Right Way Path and then left onto the park access road. (Paste these coordinates into Google Maps to get directions if needed: 43.557376, -71.494460)

Most tools will be provided but an extra rake or loppers always helps.  We'll also probably have water and donuts/coffee on hand in the AM.
 
Any questions contact myself or Grant at nhbikeman@msn.com

Location

Ahern State Park Laconia, NH

Chapter

Central NH

Event Leader

Kevin Orlowski
kevinorlowski@gmail.com

Central NH NEMBA Thursday Ride Series

Event Date

Repeats every week every Thursday 30 times .
5/7/15 (All day)
Central NH NEMBA's Thursday Rides are intended to be fun and to show off our area's best riding areas. Locations will vary from week to week. Contact the ride's leader for details. Or, check our Facebook Page

The rides will start at 6:00 PM and will finish before dark until we loose daylight next fall.

For an enjoyable ride with a great group of people, join us!

Chapter

State

New Hampshire

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Matt Bowser

Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Ride at Bear Brook State Park

Date

10/6/18 9:00am to 3:00pm

Come join the Southern New Hampshire chapter of NEMBA for the fun, while helping to save the trails in Bear Brook State Park!  All the money raised by the Boogie goes directly to the park to rebuild and maintain the trails.

Marked Courses: Riders can follow marked courses on their own at any time or take part in a led ride. There will be a one-mile kids/family loop,a 6-mile beginner loop, a 10-13 mile intermediate loop, and a 20-25 mile advanced loop.  Ride fast or just cruise, the trails are arrowed so everyone knows where to go and you don’t have to worry about getting lost!

Led rides:  We'll have a beginner ride of about 6 miles, an intermediate about 12 miles, and an advanced about 25 miles.  All rides leave at 10 AM. There will also be a women-only ride leaving at 10am.

-There won't be any led family rides.

Cost: $10.00 for NEMBA members, $25.00 for non-members and FREE for anyone
who joins NEMBA at the event - Kids 15 and Under Ride free with a registered parent or Guardian

Bear Brook State Park, located in Allenstown NH, offers over 30 miles of mountain biking trails from mellow woods roads to challenging single track.  In addition, the park offers camping (May – October) and a beach/swimming area.  Come explore the park while helping a good cause.  It’s a great way to spend the day and it’s a great place to ride!

Camping: Bear Brook has a wonderful campground, so come and make a weekend out of it! For reservations call 877-647-2757.  For more info on camping.

Rain Date: October 7th, 2018

Directions:

157 Deerfield Road, Allenstown, NH 03275 (look for Snowmobile Parking Lot) Read more about Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Ride at Bear Brook State Park

Location

Bear Brook State Park, Allentown NH

Chapter

Southern NH

Trail

Event Leader

Dan Dwyer
dcubed321@gmail.com
603 860-0952

New England Trail Builders School @ Bear Brook

Date

5/21/16 8:00am to 5/22/16 4:00pm



Join us for a weekend of learning how to design, build and take care of great singletrack. There will be classroom instruction, hands-on clinics working at Bear Brook State Park, and of course some great afternoon riding.

We'll be camping on site at a really cool old 4-H camp deep in the forest, and registration is all inclusive: all meals (lunch and dinner Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday), and IMBA's text book on building sweet singletrack, Trail Solutions. We'll be riding both days and be having a bonfire Saturday night. Cost of the weekend is $120.

Click Here to Register

Curious about what a Trail School looks like? Here's a small gallery of photos from a past school.

Location

Bear Brook State Park, Allentown NH

Chapter

Brattleboro-Keene Central NH Franconia Area Greater Boston Merrimack Valley Pemi Valley Pioneer Valley Southern NH Wachusett White Mountains

Trail

Event Leader

Philip Keyes
pk@nemba.org
800-576-3622

Page Hill Trail Day Sunday 9/14

Date

9/14/14 8:00am to 2:00pm

We are starting construction of a new trail at Page Hill on Sunday 9/14.

This new singletrack trail will run from near the bottom of Shock Therapy to near the bottom of Spring. Registration will be from 8 to 9 am at the top of Clough Road.

Directions can be generated at this link.

Hope to see you there!

Location

Clough Rd. Hill, NH

Chapter

Central NH

Event Leader

Glenn Cilley
b1pw@yahoo.com

NEMBA TrailFest @ Highland Mountain Bike Park

Date

9/27/14 8:00am to 9/28/14 5:00pm



 

Join riders and builders from around the region for a fun work hard/play harder weekend camping, building and riding Highland Mountain Bike Park. This will be the third annual NEMBA TrailFest @ Highland, and the project for the weekend is to extend the cross-country singletrack trail system by about a mile.

Plan on arriving Friday late-PM or evening with your camping gear. On Saturday, we’ll be building trail until about 1pm, and after lunch we’ll be riding the gravity and/or the cross-country trails. There will also be an option to continue building new singletrack in the afternoon.

There will be a burger BBQ Saturday night with discounted beer, and we’ll hang around out around the bonfire.  On Sunday, we’ll keep building and riding!  Participants will be given a pass to Highland that they can use that day or save to use later this season, or next!

RSVP Required – Email event leader



 

Location

Highland Mountain Bike Park

Trail

Event Leader

Adam Glick
adam@nemba.org

Elm Brook Trail Day

Date

8/24/14 8:00am to 1:00pm

Elm Brook Trail Day – Sunday, August 24th

This year, for the first time, Pedaling for Payson (“P4P”) will include a mountain bike event. CNH-NEMBA has been working at Elm Brook to prepare the trails for P4P which will take place on September 13th.

Please join us on Sunday as we complete work on Canal Street and ready the other trails for the event. We will meet at the intersection of Cressey Brook Road and Canal Street at 8:00 AM.

If you have any questions, please contact Nick Holmes at nkholmes@gmail.com.

Hope to see you there!

Location

Hopkinton, NH

Chapter

Central NH

Event Leader

Nick Holmes
nkholmes@gmail.com

Central NH NEMBA Mini-Xs a Flow Trail

Monday, August 4, 2014

Central NH NEMBA has just completed building a "flow trail" in Page Hill. For a number of weeks the chapter has been operating a mini-excavator to build the trail, and now the final touchs are just being finished up.  Come ride!

A flow trail is a gravity trail that has lets the ride flow down as if on a roller coaster. There are bermed, banked turns, short whoops but now sudden changes in direction or gnary technical features. It's a trail that requires minimal pedalling and just lets the rider carve and surf his or her way down.

It was a long day but Central NH NEMBA managed to punch through and complete work with the Kubota on their last day renting a mini-excavator.  Most all of the hand work, fine tuning and sculpting is also done and they're proud to present their new flow trail to the world -- called Shock Therapy.

CNH NEMBA board member, Kevin Orlowski, commented "I'm not sure what the final head count for the day was but I want to say it was a crew of around 20 give or take a few.  Many of which put in near a 12 hour day to put this trail to bed.  This was a big team effort by the chapter but a special congratulations is in order for Jesse McGowan who really championed this project and saw it through to completion."

A flow trail like this is never fully 'complete'.  CNH NEMBA have been test riding sections as they were built, trying to make sure the lines made sense and the flow was indeed present but speeds will increase as it rides in and there is always smoothing and tweaking to be done.  The last 10 feet or so of the trail is still a tad rough as the crew was running out of daylight at the end of the day but everything else has been tampered / trimmed / buffed out.

Check out photos of the project on the CNH NEMBA blog:  http://www.cnhnemba.org/2014/08/flow-trail-complete.html

Flow Trail Complete!

Kubota Flow Trail

Monday, August 4, 2014

It was a long day but we managed to punch through and complete work with the Kubota on our last day of the rental period. Most all of the hand work and fine tuning and sculpting is also done and we are happy to present 'Shock Therapy' to the world!

I'm not sure what the final head count for the day was but I want to say it was a crew of around 20 give or take a few. Many of which put in near a 12hr day to put this trail to bed. This was a big team effort by the chapter but a special congratulations is in order for Jesse McGowan who really championed this project and saw it through to completion.

A flow trail like this is never fully 'complete'. We have been test riding sections as we built them trying to make sure the lines made sense and the flow was indeed present but speeds will increase as it rides in and there is always smoothing and tweaking to be done. The last 10ft or so of the trail is still a tad rough we were running out of daylight at the end of the day but everything else has been tampered / trimmed / buffed out.

What this trail needs now is WHEELS! Pack those lines down and give us feedback while you are at it. There have been a few calls for a tour so keep your eyes peeled here and on the listserv for some group rides coming up in the near future.

Central NH

Page Hill

Murrray Hill Road
Hill  New Hampshire  03243
United States

Easy

40%

Moderate

40%

Difficult

20%

Description

Page Hill History:

Over the past three years CNH-NEMBA has devoted many resources to the trails at Page Hill. This trail network was born at the tail end of 2010 when Lakes Region Conservation Trust approached our chapter about developing trails on the 470 acre parcel. We spent that autumn scouting the boundaries and control points to feed them into a long term master plan. Three and a half years and over 1,200 volunteer-hours later we have a trail system with over 7 miles of singletrack for intermediate to advanced riders. With the hilly and technical nature of the trails (and a little double track sprinkled in) you can easily put together a 2-3 hour ride.

When we broke ground in the spring of 2011 we were starting from scratch. Our first goal was to build a bi-directional loop that would keep a rider pedaling for 1 to 2 hours. This meant using some of the existing doubletrack to link up our new trails. It also meant roughing-in some trails without taking the time to do all the rock work, bridging and benching that really make a trail fun to ride.

In 2012 we alternated between adding new singletrack and going back to improve sections that we had left rough, off-camber or wet. We kept tools wrapped in tarps out on the trail to allow for a mid-ride work session.

In 2013 we got caught up on all the major, nagging problem spots. In most cases we transformed the worst choppy, hike-a-bike sections into some of the most fun and flowing ones. With all the must-do fixes completed, we ended the year finally reaching our goal of having a full contiguous loop of about 7 miles or so of mostly singletrack with just a bit of doubletrack mixed in.

We wanted to keep our momentum going so we made big plans for 2014 centered around the construction of a new machine built flow trail. This trail will be a 1 mile, 350ft descent, one-way flow trail.  As of July 2014 construction has begun and excellent progress is being made.

Our master trail plan has several other trails in various stages of planning and approval.  Lakes Region Conservation Trust has been an amazing partner to work with in this endeavor.  If/when we are successful in implementing the full plan Page Hill will feature 10-15 miles of excellent singletrack for all to enjoy.

Trail Description:

Page Hill is a challenging place to ride.  True beginners should probably check out Franklin Falls just down the road but Intermediate and Advanced riders looking for a challenge will love Page Hill for its mix of flow, elevation gain and technical features.  The height of land is in the northwest corner of the property and the fall line trends southeast across the property.  If you are heading either north or west you are probably climbing, south or east and you are probably descending.

Most trails at Page Hill ride great in both directions. You can mix and match depending on whether you are looking for technical descents or ascents.  The exception to that rule would be Magikal Mystery Tour (or MMT) with some of the steep ravines and hairpin turns that trail rides best in the clockwise direction.  Bear Claw, Hard Hat, Hydra, and Spring Trail all have great flow.  The terrain at Page Hill is somewhat challenging to work with. Many of the trails have long bench cuts when we needed to go across the fall line to cut the slope.  You will find well built bridges here and there to span drainages.

For those looking for a true challenge, a ‘real mountain biker’s trail’ look no further than The Dude Abides.  This trail takes you over the high point of the property and will require you to use all of your line picking skills to their fullest.  Technical ridge riding, rock garden puzzles, an excellent full body workout.

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