Northern NH

A Warm Welcome to Franconia Area NEMBA

Saturday, May 2, 2015

On May 2nd, 2015 NEMBA Board of Directors voted unanimously to grant Franconia Area NEMBA chapter status.  We welcome Franconia Area NEMBA to the organization and are confident that they’ll do great things for the sport and for the trails.

Their goal is to preserve, maintain, and develop the trails in the Franconia, Easton, Sugar Hill, Bethlehem, and Littleton region and to promote the growth of the mountain biking community and educate the general public about responsible and sustainable biking.

They plan to work not only with local towns and land trusts, but also to partner with the Appalachian Mountain Club, Plymouth State University and The White Mountain National Forest. The area is rich in open space protection and recreation, and the new chapter will allow for mountain bikers to get more involved in protecting and shaping the future of the sport.

 

Franconia Area

Franconia Area NEMBA was founded in 2015 to steward and promote the extensive trail networks in Franconia, Easton, Sugar Hill, Bethlehem, and Littleton.

These valley trails extended out into the foothills that separate these communities and ultimately beyond, reaching up to our region's most well known and higher White Mountains.

Join our chapter and help make this area even better for mountain biking!

Pemi Valley Chapter Meeting

Date

12/9/14 6:00pm

It is crazy how fast the riding season came to end. As I write this it is raining, or snowing, or maybe raining... not exactly sure, but in any case, my bike is up on the rack. Maybe it's time to buy a fat bike?

Join us at our next Chapter Meeting, and if there is an agenda item you would like to see, please let us know.

Hope to see you there.

Location

Rhino Bike Works, 1 Foster St, Plymouth

Chapter

Pemi Valley

Bike For Books MTB Ride

Event Date

9/30/17 (All day)
North Conway Library’s

Bike For Books - MTB Adventure Rides: Sat. Sept. 30, 2017

Registration is now OPEN!

 

Day of Mountain Biking Fun in North Conway, NH

Bike for Books offers different route options for ALL ages & abilities- for children, beginner, intermediate & expert riders. Trails will be clearly marked and showcase some of the best MTB trails in Northern New England.

Have fun learning new trails at your own pace- on your own or with a group of your friends.

Highlights:

• Self-guided rides on marked trails on North Conway’s Eastside

• Almost all off-road; virtually no pavement riding

• Different route options for all ages & abilities:

• 2 Easy loops in Whitaker Woods for kids & families & beginners

• 1 Intermediate loop: Sticks & Stones, Beaver Fever, Knot, Swamp, Muffler, Pillar to Pond, etc.

• Several Expert add-on loops on technically challenging trails: Red Tail Trail, Rattlesnake, Outer Limits, Twilight Zone, etc.

• Snack stop with food & drinks mid-course

• Post-ride: pizza lunch with hot soup, delicious desserts, and fresh coffee

• Mechanical support tent

      • Swag: • Free event water bottles (BPA-free) for first 120 riders

      • Fluorescent safety harnesses for the first 50 registered riders

      • All participants & volunteers get a 15% discount at the local Pearl Izumi store for a year.

• Optional fundraising with prizes for top fundraisers

 

Post Ride Fun

 

After the ride, join other riders for the included pizza lunch, hot soup, fresh coffee, and delicious desserts.

 

Bike for Books is a fundraiser for the North Conway Library, the Valley’s free community library.

You can come and bike for an hour or all day; easy or technically difficult routes - it’s all your choice!

Riders should be on mountain bikes with knobby tires and children should have some off-road cycling experience.

Registration forms on the library’s website; online registration at BikeReg.com.

Free event water bottles for first 120 riders! And all participants & volunteers get a 15% discount at the local Pearl Izumi store for a year.

FMI go to www.NorthConwayLibrary.com/BfB or email info@northconwaylibrary.com .

Day-of registration will be held from 8 - 11 a.m. at the Whitaker Woods Homesite in North Conway.

 

 

Location

North Conway NH

Chapter

State

New Hampshire

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Andrea Masters

WMNEMBA Benifits From Recent Bike Swap

WMNEMBA

Friday, June 6, 2014

Stan and Dan Sports 1st annual Bike Swap was recently held with 10% of the proceeds going to  WMNMBA and 10% to MWV Biking Club. Lots of great deals were to be had. They had 110 bikes and bike items put up by owners and over a 3rd sold providing WMNEMBA with over $100 donation! Many enjoyed the opportunity to ride with our own local grown pro rider Peter Ostroski, part of the Rocky Mountain Altitude Team.

Local club members showed up and helped with the bike swap, demo Rocky Mountain bikes and just hang out with fellow riders. MWV Radio also was on hand for a remote broadcast. In all a good day and WMNEMBA benefited both with a check and a new bike shop who’s grand opening included a fundraiser for us! Thanks Stan, Dan and crew!

Upper Saco Valley Land Trust

WMNEMBA

Friday, June 6, 2014

The Upper Saco Valley Land Trust is engaged in a campaign to close out the purchase of an easement on the land surrounding Mount Surprise, which includes a number of singletrack trails, and the top of Mount Surprise (north of hurricane mountain road). It would be nice to have mountain biker support for this project, to show that we are engaged in these land projects and are an interested player. We have a vision of an epic singletrack that connects the Conway Forest, Whitaker and the (to be created) Rail Corridor Trail along the sidehill of Kearsarge North to the base of red tail – this is the first piece (and already has nice trails on it!).


Please consider donating to the campaign – whatever amount, whether $5, $50 or $500, will be noticed – We want to be able to show the USVLT board (and this and future land donors) the huge number of mountain bikers that contributed. You can donate by clicking on the donate button on this link.
http://www.usvlt.org/mt-surprise/

  Read more about Upper Saco Valley Land Trust

Welcoming our newest chapter: Pemi Valley NEMBA

Friday, June 6, 2014

On behalf of NEMBA's Board of Directors, we welcome our newest chapter representing the Plymouth, Campton, Thornton and Waterville Valley areas of New Hampshire.

Here is their petition to form a new chapter:

Please consider this our formal petition to become a chapter of the New England
Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA). Upon acceptance by the NEMBA Board of Directors,
our group will be called “The Pemi-Valley NEMBA (PEMI-VALLEYNEMBA)”.

Over the past three decades, our local mountain biking community has established a large network of trails in the Plymouth, Campton, Thornton and Waterville Valley areas. These trails range from beginner to advanced, and are built on a combination of private, public and federal land. The majority of our core riders believe it is in the best interest of the community and trails to form an organized group under the NEMBA affiliation.

On May 2, 2014, a meeting was held in Campton, NH with the purpose of determining
if there was enough interest to support a local NEMBA chapter. The group of twenty individuals in attendance represented the core of our mountain biking community, as well as the two local bike shops. The overall consensus was extremely positive, and the decision to approach NEMBA was unanimous. Since our initial meeting, our membership email list has increased to over 100 recipients and is growing.

Subsequently, on May 22, 2014, a small group met with NEMBA representation to discuss the petitioning process, and as a result formed an interim board of directors:

Jeremy Hillger - President
Mike Avery - Vice President
Craig Antonides - Vice President
Sean O’Leary - Treasurer
Butch Simones - Trail Manager
Slade Warner - Public Relations
Mike “Shredder” Bombara

In addition, the group recognized three immediate priorities; formation of the chapter, construction of a beginner trail network in Waterville Valley, and re-establishing a productive relationship with the National Forest Service.

Although our trail networks are expansive, much of the past work has been done in an informal fashion and is currently unmarked. Currently there is single track riding at multiple areas in Plymouth (Gyroscope, Langdon Park and Fox Park), the Holderness Preparatory School, Rattlesnake Mountain in Rumney, the Welch-Dickey region in Thornton, as well as the National Forest Recreation Area known as Smarts Brook. The latter is the trail system of most concern as the riding is excellent, but any historical relationships with the Forest Service have been inconsistent. Currently, this particular area is at the top of our priority list.

We believe the time has come to legitimize the riding in this area by organizing a formal group that will build relationships with landowners and agencies. Through these partnerships we hope to preserve, build and maintain environmentally conscious trail systems, as well as promote responsible mountain bike riding across the region. We look forward to working with private landowners and organizations, like the Waterville Valley Foundation, Beebe River Nature Conservancy, Waterville Estates, while also building a functional relationship with the National Forest Service.

In addition, we are optimistic that any relationship with NEMBA will bring the resources we need to increase local and long range enthusiasm for the area. We look forward to hosting events that will promote proper trail building and maintenance, as well as riding etiquette. Eventually, we will reach the point where we can provide legitimate literature and maps, that will help the novice rider enjoy all the area has to offer. It is our sincere hope that these efforts will improve our already great riding, as well as support our local communities by raising interest and environmental awareness.

Mission Statement

Pemi-Valley NEMBA is a non-profit organization dedicated to working with other
organizations to plan, build, maintain, promote, and enjoy sustainable mountain bike trail
systems in the Pemi-Valley Region of New Hampshire. We work closely with land managers, private landowners, local governments, and Federal groups to preserve access to sustainable trails for mountain bicyclists of all abilities. We sponsor events to promote wellness through sustainable outdoor recreation.

On behalf of the Pemi-Valley Board of Directors, I want to thank you for your time, patience and consideration.

Sincerely,

Jeremy Hillger
Interim President

Pemi Valley

Pemi Valley NEMBA was founded in the spring of 2014 in order to steward and expand upon a large network of trails in the Plymouth, Campton, Thornton and Waterville Valley areas. These trails range from beginner to advanced and are built on a combination of private, public and federal land. Our mission is to work closely with land managers, private landowners, local governments, and Federal groups to preserve access to sustainable trails for mountain bicyclists of all abilities. We sponsor events to promote wellness through sustainable outdoor recreation.

WM NEMBA Tuesday Night Trailwork

Date

Repeats every week every Tuesday 28 times .
4/29/14 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Our Tuesday night trailwork (TNT) is entering its fourth year and has been a great way to get a lot of work done. Let us know if you have work area suggestions and please consider coming out after work on any Tuesday evening to help out. Work sites will be listed at http://wmnemba.wordpress.com/tnt/ .

Location

Location Varies, check website

Chapter

White Mountains

Event Leader

Rob Adair
radair@allpointstech.com

Northern NH

Moose Brook State Park

Jimtown Rd
Gorham  New Hampshire  03581
United States

603-466-3860

Easy

80%

Moderate

18%

Difficult

2%

Description

Location:

Gorham NH Off Rt 2, Jimtown Rd

 

Moose Brook State Park in Gorham NH offers camping, swimming and of course mountain biking. The park's 774 acres host a number of excellent singletrack trails as well as some scenic relaxing dirt roads. It's a fun place to ride and a great place to bring the family for a picnic.

There are 59 campsites which are open Memorial Day weekend to Columbus Day weekend. Call 1-877-647-2757 to make a reservation,

Notes: From the State website:

"Located in the White Mountains Region, just north of the Presidential Range, Moose Brook State Park is in an area of unparalleled scenery and offers a variety of outdoor activities. The park is ideally located for fishing in the Peabody and Moose rivers. Moose Brook flows through the park, and after passing through a shallow warming pool, feeds the swimming area with cool, clear mountain water. Picnicking and swimming are enjoyed against the scenic mountain backdrop. The many trails in the park are great for exploring on foot or mountain bike."


White Mountains NEMBA Description and MAP Read more about Moose Brook State Park

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