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

White Mountains NEMBA Leaf Peeper Pedal

Event Date

11/10/18 (All day)

Come experience the grand opening celebration of North Conway's newest trails!

Sendero, Parking Lot Smoothie and Charlie Don't Surf as well as the recently adopted Kandagnar Zone!

Remember to give thanks to Chris Lewando for the creation of "Parking Lot Smoothie" - the valleys first gravity fed machine built DH trail!

****We will be updating specific information regarding the event so sit tight and make sure you mark NOV 10 in your calendars!  


Check out Trailforks.com for trail info and Facebook for late breaking updates.  Read more about White Mountains NEMBA Leaf Peeper Pedal

Chapter

State

New Hampshire

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Amanda Tulip

Northern NH

Gorham Trails & Moose Brook State Park

39 Jimtown Rd
Gorham  New Hampshire  03581
United States

Easy

40%

Moderate

50%

Difficult

10%

Description

Have you ever found yourself somewhere that made you think “this place is like a hidden paradise made just for mountain bikers”...? Well, I'm here to tell you a little secret: we live there, and it's awesome! If you find yourself exploring the White Mountains this summer, be sure to make your way to Gorham, NH, home to a sweet network of mountain biking trails as well  as the ideal accommodations for cyclists.

 

Gorham's Coos Trails network consists of over 20 miles of purpose-built MTB trails, created and maintained by the Coos Cycling Club. The Coos Cycling Club is a non-profit, all-inclusive group of cycling enthusiasts in Northern New Hampshire's Coos County. We are dedicated to great trails and open spaces for riding, building community, sharing our love of cycling and, most of all, having fun on our bikes. For many decades folks around Gorham have been exploring the hiking trails, logging roads, and anywhere else two wheels might roll, but the club really started to form around 10 years ago, when a couple of friends who loved mountain biking discovered some underused and abandoned trails in a local state park, and they had an idea. The cyclists approached the managers of Moose Brook State Park and asked if they could do a little work on the trails in order to make them rideable for mountain bikes. The park enthusiastically gave the cyclists their blessing, adding that not only would the park allow the cyclists to improve and ride on the existing trails, but that they could build new trails in the park too, as long as they took care of the maintenance. And thus, a cycling club was born.

 

Located just a couple minutes from downtown Gorham, Moose Brook State Park is a beautiful 87 acres which was largely built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1934-1936 as a part of President Roosevelt's New Deal. Harkening back to the spirit of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the Coos Cycling Club (CCC) has, through their trail-building efforts, been a part of one small piece in the complex process of revitalizing the economically-depressed area of rural Northern New Hampshire. The club began by reclaiming and adding onto the old 1930's trails in the park, which now make up some of the more technical, old-school portions of the club's network, with plenty of easy to moderate riding mixed in as well. With a double-track access road dividing the two halves of the park and an ice-cold swimming hole at the base, a fun half-day of riding can be made out of exploring the trails within Moose Brook State Park.

 

Over the course of the last 10 years, Coos Cycling Club has evolved and gotten more organized while  retaining its groovy roots. The club became a 501(c)3 organization in 2016 and now gets together for weekly group rides, organizes volunteer trail work days, and accomplishes larger projects through a combination of donations and small grants. Our trail network has also expanded to two new areas: Power Island and Pine Mountain. Easily accessed from Moose Brook State Park by bike on the Presidential Rail Trail, Power Island is a small cluster of beginner-friendly trails on an island in the Androscoggin River. The project was made possible by the Brookfield Power Company, who owns the land for the operation of hydroelectric dams in the area, and are happy to have their unique landform shared by cyclists, runners, and dog-walkers. The largest and current area of trails are being built on the north side of Pine Mountain, through a generous partnership with landowner Gorham Land Company and a grant from the Neil and Louise Tillotson Foundation. These trails can be easily accessed on singletrack from any of the other trails, parking areas, or downtown Gorham via connector singletrack and multi-use non-motorized town trails. Power Island boasts the club's flowiest work to date, including a beginner-friendly loop along the Moose River, well-benched and rolling climbs, heights of land with spectacular views of the snow-capped Northern Presidential Range of the White Mountains, and ridiculously fun, long, grin-worthy descents.

 

Coos Cycling Club organizes weekly group rides for all abilities, and hosts events several times a year. In winter, the club grooms trails for fat biking with snowshoes and a Snowdog machine, and puts on the Moose Brook Fat Bike Race in January, part of a weekend of winter revelry. This September (2018), we're trying something new and we're calling it Log Jam. It's going to be a 2-day, 80-mile bikepacking race/ride on gravel roads and a little singletrack, with a route which traces the history of the logging in the area. It'll be mostly self-supported (you carry your gear, we carry your beer) and the two days will be broken up by a big group camp/party on the Androscoggin River. Register on Bikereg and join us!

 

In addition to trails and riding and parties, we've got some fun new projects in the works too, including some new avenues for getting local kids out riding (and racing!), and participation in the MTB Collaborative, a group of 6 MTB areas from northern NH, VT, and Southern Quebec who are joining forces to help promote each other.

 

To find trail maps and learn more, visit our website cooscyclingclub.org, find us on Facebook, or look up the trails on Trailforks (soon to be on MTB Project, too). Contact us at cooscyclingclub03581@gmail.com

 

Now Gorham also has the idea place to stay at the end of a great day of riding: Hub North! Recently Kara and Jason Hunter, two of Coos Cycling Club's most active members and original instigator/masterminds, decided to follow a dream and purchased the property abutting Moose Brook State Park, an old and nearly-defunct Girl Scout camp on 26 acres which include trails linking directly into the club's existing trail network in the park. The Hunters, both professional carpenters, have renovated the property into a beautifully re imagined space located right in the heart of the cycling scene, with accommodations for individuals, groups, and events.

 

At Hub North, comfort and character come standard with all accommodations; you can stay in indoor or outdoor rooms, and ride right from where you're staying! Indoor accommodations include fully-furnished, private rooms in the main lodge, in a variety of sizes and configurations with well-appointed bathrooms down the hall, a new and modern shared kitchen, and cozy common lounge spaces for your post-ride beer. Or in the warmer months, you can choose to stay in a number of glamping options – it's super cozy camping made easy. Eclectic yurts and large tents with beds and linens are nestled into lovely sites on the property. A redesigned shared bathroom with running water and is centrally located, and a large covered pavilion with a big fireplace and tables provides the perfect place for comfortable outdoor cooking and dining. Showers in the outdoor bathrooms and a modern new kitchen in the outdoor pavilion are coming soon for summer 2018.

 

Inspired by their world travels and driven by their deep personal connection to the community and their passion for mountain biking, the Hunters have not only succeeded at filling a gap in the accommodation options in the area, but have literally provided a hub for folks from near and far. Come and see why Hub North is the hub of activity! To learn more, make a booking, and get a peek at the space, visit hubnorthnh.com, and find them on Facebook and Instagram. Contact Hub North at or 603-915-9010.

 

We look forward to seeing you out on the trail!

 

-Elissa Gramling

Secretary, Coos Cycling Club Read more about Gorham Trails & Moose Brook State Park

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Northern NH

Bretton Woods

99 Ski Area Rd
Bretton Woods  New Hampshire  03575
United States

Easy

30%

Moderate

45%

Difficult

25%

Description

The Bretton Woods Adventure Cwnter at the Mount Washington Resort offers summer mountain biking on both lift access and x-country trails.

The trails are open from May to October.

Lodging and rentals are available. Read more about Bretton Woods

NEMBA Trail Building Clinic - Franconia NH

Date

5/19/18 8:00am to 4:00pm

The course is now full -- sorry, we aren't accepting any more registrations

This course is perfect for riders, trail enthusiasts, land stewards and land managers interested in learning about what makes for sustainable, enjoyable trails and how to take care of them.

The course will include classroom presentations on the best practices of trail building and maintenance in the morning, followed by hands-on trail building clinics in the afternoon.

Coffee, snacks and lunch will be included, and there will also be an option to purchase IMBA's trailbuilding textbook, IMBA Trail Solutions (supplies limited).

The cost is $35.  Please bring $40 (cash or check) if you wish to purchace IMBA's book, Trail Solutions: IMBA's Guide to Building Sweet Singletrack.

The clinic will run from 8am to 4pm, and there will be an optional group ride at 4:30 on the local trails. The clinic limited to 50 people, so register early.

This clinic is full and no longer accepting registrations.

 

  Read more about NEMBA Trail Building Clinic - Franconia NH

Location

Franconia, NH

Chapter

Franconia Area

Event Leader

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

White Mountains NEMBA Leaf Pepper Pedal

Date

10/7/17 (All day)

Come and experience proper New England riding at its finest!


Ever heard of the riding in North Conway but weren't sure where all the trails were? This is your chance to get the full experience from the locals! 

Guided rides followed by cold beverages at base of Cathedral Ledge.

Ride Options:

(1) Full Monty Pedal & Push - This ride covers solid ground. Over 5k of vertical with a 1.5 hour hike-a-bike to start off! Expert Level.

(2) Full Monty Pedal - This ride covers similar ground as the Pedal & Push but cuts out the hike-a-bike! Intermediate/Expert Level.

(3) Full Monty East | West - This ride will cover the Side Hill and Quarry Trails as well as the Marshall Conservation area. Intermediate Level.

NO RIDERS LEFT BEHIND

Start : 9 am @ Prospectors Ski Club, Hurricane Mt Road

Questions? email: tulip.amanda@gmail.com Read more about White Mountains NEMBA Leaf Pepper Pedal

Location

North Conway, NH

Chapter

White Mountains

Event Leader

Amanda Tulip
tulip.amanda@gmail.com

White Mountains NEMBA Flatbread Fundraiser

Date

7/11/17 (All day)

The Flatbreads Fundraiser returns on July 11th. Mark your calendar for great food and a fun auction!

A portion of the proceeds from pizza sales as well as the monies collected at the silent auction that closes between 8 and 8:30 will all benifit White Mountains NEMBA.

Bring your friends and spend tuesday the 11th of July with us.

The Flatbread Company is located at 2760 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, NH 03860

Chapter

White Mountains

Event Leader

Amanda Tulip
wmnemba@gmail.com

Franconia Area NEMBA Meeting

Date

4/24/17 (All day)

Franconia Area NEMBA will be having an open meeting at Franconia Town Hall at 5:30 and we have lots to talk about!

Here is high-level agenda:

Update from USFS
Trail Stewardship Priorities
Trail Access Priorities
Outreach Priorities
Parker Mountain/ Littleton Update
Profile Trails Update

For those of you who are not available to make it, we will send out an email following the meeting with some details and hopefully dates for trail maintenance days.

Meanwhile, if you are out on the trails, feel free to move any blow downs by hand, but remember it is illegal to use a chainsaw on USFS land to cut any live trees. Carrying a pair of clippers can be helpful to trim. 

Please be mindful, this time of year, not to cause damage to the trails during the mud season. We are very lucky to have access to the trails, but either riding or traveling through muddy areas can cause erosion and unnecessary trail damage.

And if you have any suggestions or questions that you are not able to present in person at Monday’s meeting, please email me or Chris Nicodemus and it will be added to the agenda.
Looking forward to seeing you on the trails!

Best,
Janel Lawton

Chapter

Franconia Area

Event Leader

Janel Lawton
janel.lawton@gmail.com

FA NEMBA Meeting

Date

2/20/17 (All day)

We are having our FA-NEMBA Annual Meeting, Monday, February 20th, 5:30 at Franconia Town Hall so SAVE THE DATE and please come.

Lots of new developments to share, including: new BODs to the FA-NEMBA chapter, update from Jody Chinchen (NFS), new trail signage, the Women’s Bike Summit in August and other super-cool trail initiatives that are happening in our community.

I hope to see you many of you there!

Location

Franconia, NH

Chapter

Franconia Area

Event Leader

Janel Lawton
janel.lawton@gmail.com

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