Central NH

Central NH

Highland Mountain Bike Park

75 Ski Hill Dr.
Northfield  New Hampshire  03276
United States

(603) 286-7677

Easy

5%

Moderate

35%

Difficult

60%

Description

Experiencing Highland Mountain (SingleTracks #110, July 2010)

Highland Mountain Bike Park was put on the map when mountain bikers Mark Hayes and Will Gaudette took their dreams of building a lift access mountain bike park to the lakes region in Northfield, NH.  The dream, born from idle chatter during group rides, became a reality when the park was opened for the public in 2006. Since then, riders have come from all over the world to experience trails built by riders for riders. Highland has become known for its "one passion"- being the world's first lift access mountain bike park dedicated to mountain biking only-nothing else.  
For those interested in a first time mountain biking experience, Highland offers the Find Your Ride Package. A tour of the mountain with a Highland coach that includes Trek's top-of-the-line Scratch rental bike, helmet, protective gear for the day, a Park Ready Pro tips session, and one guided top to bottom run for only $99. For riders seeking professional mountain bike coaching, Highland offers a full range of camps and instructional programs taught by certified professionals and celebrity mountain bikers with years of riding and competition experience. Available formats include:
• Beginner, Kids, Race, Freeride, Slopestyle and Women Camps
• Ayr Academy — Week long camps for youth and adults
• Private & Semi-Private Lessons  
New for 2010 is the Highland Training Center, a 9100 square foot indoor facility complete with a foam pit, indoor ramps, and jumps. The training center will add another reality for the development of riders by providing additional options for those wanting to learn the art of jumping or advanced aerial tricks with a foam pit landing.   

Highland provides mountain biking for all gravity enthusiasts and offers trails for invigorated cross-country riders. Meadows Ends, Cat Scratch Fever, and Fancy Feast are all beginner trails that were built with berms and flowing features that are sure to put a smile on any rider’s face when completed. For a more traditional New England mountain bike trail, venture over to the intermediate trails, Eastern Hemlock and Shillelagh, for some root-laden twists, rock sections, and small drop aways. If that's not your thing, then gear up for some sick berms, jumps, and smooth drops on the trails, Happy Hour, NE Style, the slalom course, and Hellion. Not enough? Advanced trails, Maiden Voyage and Threshold, will keep you riding gnarly rock sections, road gaps, and wooden features that will test your skills and courage. At Highland, we build trails for every rider and ability. Don't forget that we have coaches, camps, and a skills center to help you progress through our trails and features with newly learned techniques and style!   
In addition to lift access trails, the bike park also has dirt jump parks, a pump track, and a slopestyle course. The Sherwood Forest jump park has dirt jumps for the developing jumper, and then they can progress to the next level with our dirt jump park. The Highland pump track offers our riders additional skill training for learning to ride by pumping the bike instead of pedaling. At the final stage of progression, is the KillieCrankie Slopestyle course for riders to test themselves on a world-class course designed for our largest annual event, the Claymore Challenge. So, whatever type of mountain bike riding you're into, we have it here at Highland Mountain Bike Park.
With the diversity of Highland terrain, we have mastered the most important element of  trail building-flow. The trail crew is a meticulous and detail-oriented bunch, who carefully plan out and design every aspect of a run from top to bottom to ensure its fluidity. They are, after all, riders themselves with a passion for perfection. Our full-time trail crew has spent thousand of hours building trails and features and continue to polish out trails and develop new adventures. This attention to detail has resulted in the most important factor in riding, having fun.
Highland Mountain Bike Park provides all the equipment you'll need for a day's adventure on the hill. For those interested in a downhill bike experience or a mid-travel all mountain ride, Highland has a full fleet of Trek bikes available upon reservation. Full-face helmets and body armor are ready for rental to keep you covered on the trails. In addition to rentals, we have a full service mountain bike shop with seasoned experts that can keep your bike running smoothly and are committed to getting you out on the trails as quickly as possible.
Not sure you are ready to ride Highland Mountain Bike Park? For spectating thrills, Highland hosts a myriad of family friendly gravity cycling competitions and events. The 2010 events calendar includes the following:
• Claymore Challenge  (World Freeride Tour Event)
• Gravity East #6 (New England Regional Mountain bike downhill racing)
• Brodown Showdown Jump Jam,
• GS3 Dual Slalom Series
• Sender Bash (Amateur Video Contest)
Whether you prefer the view from the slope side, the deck, or simply to enjoy the show in the comfort of the lodge, these events are not to be missed.
The upper main lodge houses the ticket counter and Highland Camps Center along with amenities such as café and bar equipped with wireless internet, several flat screen televisions, and comfortable seating. Nestled away beneath the deck, but not to be overlooked, stands ready one of the best first responder patrols in the industry. Lockers are available in the lower lodge along with a full-service bike and retail shop. Overall, Highland's easy going friendly staff is committed to providing you with the most enjoyable gravity cycling experience possible!
Remember, whether you're a seasoned professional, first timer, or something in between, or simply curious about the park, Highland is waiting to give you a fun-filled day of gravity cycling excitement! Highland Mountain Bike Park is conveniently located near Tilton, New Hampshire, just off route 93. Experience Highland first hand and share in the passion that is Highland Mountain Bike Park, for more information go to www.highlandmountain.com! Read more about Highland Mountain Bike Park

Links to Relevant Resources

Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Ride at Bear Brook State Park

Date

10/5/14 10:00am to 4:00pm

Come join the Southern New Hampshire chapter of NEMBA for the fun, while helping to save the trails in Bear Brook State Park!   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!

All the money raised by the Boogie goes directly to the park to rebuild and maintain the trails.

Riders can follow marked courses on their own at any time or take part in a led ride.

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 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.

Directions:

157 Deerfield Road, Allenstown, NH 03275 (look for Snowmobile Parking Lot)

MORE INFO: http://www.mtbadventureseries.org/mtbadventure/BearBrook.htm

  Read more about Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Ride at Bear Brook State Park

Location

Bear Brook State Park

Chapter

Southern NH

Central NH

The Central NH NEMBA chapter claims its loose geographic boundaries to be Concord to the South and the White Mountain National Forest to the North.  Our East – West boundaries have not been established, but Tilton has been our geographic Center. Our members are cooperatively active with both Southern and the White Mountain Chapters.


Officially, the CNH Chapter manages four trail systems; Page Hill Trail System in Hill, Franklin Falls Dam in Franklin, Ahern State Part in Laconia, and Hopkinton-Everett Dam at Contoocook. We are also involved with trail work with these friends: Spaulding Youth Center in Northfield (Tilton), Ramblin Vewe Farm in Gilford, and The Highlands Mountain Bike Park. Each of these locations offer miles of singletrack open to the public. One more notable riding spot is the Great Northern Rail Trail which stretches from Boscawen up to Lebanon, a 50 mile jaunt one way..

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