Northern NH

WM NEMBA Weekend Trail Work

Date

5/18/14 9:00am to 12:00pm

We have scheduled the following dates for our 2014 Trail Care Season. Please come out and help support the trails.
•    Sunday, May 18th
•    Sunday, June 15th
•    Sunday, July 26th and 27th - our 14th annual MTB weekend
•    Sunday, August 17th
•    Sunday, September 21st

Location

Location TBA, Check website

Chapter

White Mountains

Event Leader

Rob Adair
radair@allpointstech.com

Gorham NH MTB Weekend

Date

10/18/14 9:00am to 10/19/14 3:30pm

Mt Biking in Gorham, NH.  October 18th & 19th  2014




Presented by Top Notch Inn, Coos Cycling Club, Libby's Bistro & White Mountains NEMBA

We invite you, friends and family to Gorham! Plenty to do here in the White Mts. Ride the trails, hike, paddle and party!  Stay at Top Notch Inn & dine at Libby's Bistro. All are welcome.

Sat & Sun there will be signed trails, maps and guided mt bike rides leaving Top Notch Inn at 10am and 2pm.

Fri, Sat & Sun rooms at the Top Notch Inn discounted for participants. Libby's Bistro Saturday 5pm cocktail party and 6pm a family style dinner for just $15!

Must call the Top Notch Inn to make reservations for rooms & reserve dinner 603-466-5496

Stay connected and learn about the latest by checking out the Facebook event page.

Location

Gorham, New Hampshire

Chapter

White Mountains

Trail

Event Leader

Sally Brassill
sallybrassill@hotmail.com

FA NEMBA PRKR MTN Poker Run

Date

2/17/19 (All day)

PRKR MTN FatBike Poker Run

PRKR Trails, Littleton Bike & Fitmess, LIttleton Parks & Recreation and Franconia Area NEMBA are Hosting a FatBike Poker Run on Sunday 2/17 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

Join us for our third FatBike Poker Ride on Sunday February 17,2019 at 10am on the fabulous PRKR Mtn Trail system one of New Hampshire's few groomed singletrack trail systems for FatBikes. The idea of a Poker Ride is to ride to five different points throughout the trail system and collect a playing card from each point. At the end, prizes are given to those with the best Poker hands. This fundraiser's proceeds will be put towards building maintaining our network of singletrack trails

What's included? Poker Sheet, PRKR Sticker, Lunch and Non alcoholic beverage, swag and prizes.

What do I need to bring? Yourself, a Fatbike, a helmet, and the willingness to have alot of fun.

The ride will start from the top of School St., Littleton, NH, 03561

   You can register for this event HERE!

 

You can save time on all NEMBA Events in 2019 by signing the once-a-year liability waiver now. Read more about FA NEMBA PRKR MTN Poker Run

Chapter

Franconia Area

Trail

Event Leader

Dave Harkless
daveharkless@gmail.com

Franconia Area Trail Collaborations

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Borderlands: A collaboration of emerging and established mountain biking destinations in the area north of the New Hampshire Notches including adjacent Vermont and Maine have been working to establish a coordinated set of riding destinations for visitors to northern New England. Founding institutions include Franconia Area NEMBA and Parker Mountain as well as Kingdom Trails, Circuite Frontieres in East Hereford Quebec, Coos Cycling/Hub North in Gorham NH and Mahoosuc Trails in Bethel Maine and the effort is being coordinated by the Northern Forest Center (link) with a goal of leveraging the MTB cycling as an economic driver of the north country. The brand of “Borderlands” has been chosen to label this collaborative and folks should expect the Borderlands to roll out in the Spring of 1919.

Trail Grants and projects: A collaboration of community leaders and local organizations including FA-NEMBA, The Friends of Profile Trails, Lafayette Recreation, Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country, Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust, and The Profile School have been working to formalize the trail networks in the Franconia, Sugar Hill and Easton Valleys and also to link them to our our adjoin communities of Bethlehem and Littleton. Grant funding has been received through the Mountain Bike Collabroative, the NH Department Education, The Recreational Trail Program, and private donors and work to improve the trails is in progress. A big project seeks to link Franconia Village to Profile School and on to Bethlehem Village as a keynote addition to the emerging Profile Trails network.

New Eateries in the Franconia Village: 2018 saw establishment of several new eateries in the Franconia Village. At the west end of town the Iron Furnace Brewery has been launched. It is at a popular location just down the street from the start of the new Art trail adjacent to the iconic stone furnace viewing area on west main street by route 117. At its launch it is operating on weekends limited by the capacity of the brew master, but expansion is anticipated soon. In the heart of town, the hungry bear café has just opened offering both breakfast and lunch offerings with a good variety of choices and at the East end of town on the Cannon Mountain at the junction of 142 Plain Kates Saloon is a popular new location for dinner and drinks. These compliment Dutch Treat and Chef Joe’s as well as the restaurants and pubs that can be found at our many regional classic England inns Read more about Franconia Area Trail Collaborations

Northern NH

Franconia Inn Trails

1172 Easton Rd
Franconia  New Hampshire  03580
United States

Easy

30%

Moderate

60%

Difficult

10%

Description

Franconia Inn, Glider Port and Nordic Center is three miles south of the Village Center on route 116. The Nordic center in winter serves as home to the White Mountain Bike Shop in summer.

MTB bicycle network shares sections of the Nordic Ski and snow shoe trail system and some purpose built bike trails. For those seeking adventure these trails also adjoin old forest ways that follow the lower slopes of the Kinsman ridge and hiking biking on old forest ways is permitted by the Forest Service but these trails are not maintained to any standard, are not marked and are not authorized for formal use.

Parking is available at the Inn and a number of beginner and intermediate loops can be followed starting from rating with Birch Run on the opposite side of the airfield.

Maps and guidance is available at the White Mountain Bike shop during the riding season.

The trails around Franconia Inn also connect via Middle Earth and Ians trail back the Lawrence Family Forest and hence to Fox Hill Park.

An additional more advanced single track connection can be followed via Red Flyer on the higher slopes below Mittersill Village.

Image result for franconia inn Read more about Franconia Inn Trails

Local Shops

Littleton Bike & Fitness

Links to Relevant Resources

Northern NH

Lafayette Trails

141 Butterhill Rd
Franconia  New Hampshire  03580
United States

Easy

70%

Moderate

30%

Difficult

0%

Description

Lafayette Trails are a section of National Forest West of I-93 adjoining the Franconia Notch State Park and extending down to exit 36.
 
The trailhead is 100 yards in from the trail head parking off route 141 (Butterhill Road).
 
This land is promoted by the national forest for ungroomed Nordic skiing along the former road bed of route 3 and with several additional loops. These are detailed in a kiosk map at the site.
 
The area is suitable for mountain bikes but the forest service is not maintaining these trails for single track riding. They are suitable for those seeking to explore relatively gentle terrain adjacent to Franconia Notch State Park and bicycles are permitted.
 
This parcel also adjoins the Franconia Notch State Park Extension and may represent a future opportunity for interconnection.

Local Shops

Littleton Bike & Fitness

Northern NH

Franconia Notch State Park

260 Tramway Drive
Franconia  New Hampshire  03580
United States

Easy

100%

Moderate

0%

Difficult

0%

Description

The Franconia Notch State Park is the flagship park of the New Hampshire State Park System and spans 7 miles of the Franconia Notch Parkway/I-93 routes 3 and 18.  
 
It includes attractions such as The Flume, The Basin, Lafayette Campground, Cannon Mountain Ski Area and Arial Tramway, Echo Lake Beach, Artist Bluff and Bald Mountain.
 
It also includes a paved bike path that spans the Franconia Notch but does not yet have purpose built Single Track MTB trails and biking is not permitted on the Hiking trails to Franconia Notch or Kinsman Ridge. 
 
The bike path does connect Lafayette Trails in the segment of the bike path that lies on the west side of I-93 north of Echo Lake and there is access to trails connecting to the trails around Franconia Inn Trails just past the park in the Mittersill Ski Village section of Cannon mountian as noted on the Franconia Trails map.  
 
The New Hampshire Parks and Recreation have recently purchased an additional 400 acres of land extending beyond Bald Mountain to Lafayette Brook and down route 18 to the valley floor. 
 
Plans for this area are still being developed but the opportunity to connect MTB trails to the Profile Network is of substantial interest.

Local Shops

Littleton Bike & Fitness

Links to Relevant Resources

Franconia Area NEMBA Annual Meeting

Date

1/28/19 (All day)

Franconia Area NEMBA's Annual General Membership Meeting will be held at 5:30 PM on January 28th at Franconia Town Hall.

We will be discussing the progress that we made in 2018 as well as our hopes for 2019.

More details will be available as we get closer to the date.

Food will be served but BYOB.

You do not have to be a members of Franconia Area NEMBA to attend. Read more about Franconia Area NEMBA Annual Meeting

Chapter

Franconia Area

Event Leader

Janel Lawton
janel.lawton@gmail.com

Northern NH

Cooley-Jericho Community Forest

Trumpet Round Rd
Sugar Hill  New Hampshire  03586
United States

Easy

5%

Moderate

85%

Difficult

10%

Description

Cooley-Jericho Community Forest is owned by the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust as a four town community forest serving Franconia, Easton, Sugar Hill and Landaff.. Its 840 acres are located in the south west corner of Easton adjoining Sugar Hill and Landaff. Primary access to the base kiosk is at a parking area located at the end of Trumpet Round Road in Sugar Hill. The Forest is also reachable via a 3.5 mile ascent of Cooley via the Jericho Road Trail in South Easton off route 116 and via two snow mobile trails (one an extension of class VI Merrill Mountain Road to Cooley hill summit and the other an extension of Dyke Road ascending Cole Hill as depicted on the map).

The yellow trail from Trumpet Round kiosk is an intermediate to expert purpose built single track trail that ascends 800 feet and traverses 3.3 miles to the Cooley Hill fire tower where the through ride to South Easton follows the Jericho trail maintained by the forest service. Expect a lot of climb and some technical sections that many riders prefer to walk.

The other trails on the map do include a few hike-a-bike areas. Loops are possible by descending into Landaff on the western access trails and returning to Sugar Hill via the class VI Jim Noyes and Dyke Road.

The trail is maintained by ACT with a lot of assistance from Franconia Area NEMBA members. Read more about Cooley-Jericho Community Forest

Local Shops

Littleton Bike & Fitness

Links to Relevant Resources

Northern NH

Lawrence Family Forest

100 Dow Ave
Franconia  New Hampshire  03580
United States

Easy

40%

Moderate

50%

Difficult

10%

Description

The Lawrence Family Forest is 114 acre trail dense parcel in Franconia.
 
It is owned by the Town of Franconia and maintained by FA-NEMBA in conjunction with the Franconia Conservation Commission and the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust.
 
It's located just south of Fox Hill Park and accessible via Boundary Trail extending onto Tuckers Trail.
 
It's recommended that you access this geographically isolated parcel from Fox Hill.
 
The trails are quite enjoyable and serve as a gateway to the Valleys overall trail network.

Local Shops

Littleton Bike & Fitness

Links to Relevant Resources

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