Northern NH

Top Notch Mt Bike Weekend


10/23/15 6:00pm to 10/25/15 3:00pm

• 6pm Welcome Social at Mt Moriah Cottage includes
“Chili, Moat Beer & Mt Bike Movie!”
• 9:30 am Mt Bike Rides-Beginner to long EPIC –
Rides include a guide & "trail-side food truck"
• 6pm Delicious Family Style Dinner at Libby’s Just $15
• 10 am Coos Cycling Club “Campground Crit” a short course to test your wit!
Followed by guided rides in Moose Brook State Park and Power Island
Raffles, Rides, Race & Really good food all weekend! Come join us!

Donations of $10 daily welcomed
Keep up with the latest information on Facebook.

FMI Call 603-466-5496 or visit Local/Activities page on


Gorham NH


White Mountains

Event Leader

Sally Brassill

Franconia Area NEMBA Spring Clean-Up


Repeats every week until Sat May 16 2015 .
5/9/15 9:00am to 12:00pm

Dates: Saturday, May 9th & 16th

Time: 9 AM


Meeting location: White Mountain Bike Shop, Rt 116 (Franconia Inn), Franconia

We will be Spring cleaning the trails between the Franconia Inn and Fox Hill, end-to-end. Shuttle cars will be arranged at the end to give rides back to the WM Bike Shop. Bikes are not necessary, but feel free to bring them.

What to bring: water, snacks, work gloves and any small light tools you may have access to (rake, folding saw, pruners, etc…).

Any specific questions about the trail cleaning event can be directed to Eric Pospesil Read more about Franconia Area NEMBA Spring Clean-Up


White Mountain Bike Shop


Franconia Area

Event Leader

Eric Pospesil

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 help steward, promote and improve the extensive network of trails in the Ammonoosuc Valley, which run north and west of Franconia Notch. The Ammonoosuc Valley extending from Bretton Woods to the Connecticut River offers extensive riding opportunities with gentle terrain in the valleys and challenging singletracks in the hills with stunning vistas along the way.

The Profile Trails Network includes the trails in the Franconia Easton Sugar Hill region with connections planned to neighboring towns of Bethlehem and Littleton. The center of the network is Dow Park and Fox Hill in the village of Franconia. There are restrooms behind the Chamber of Commerce in the Town Hall parking lot. Cannon Mountain, Franconia Notch State Park and the White Mountain National Forest are located on the south side of Franconia. The Cooley Jericho Community Forest owned and maintained by Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust is located at the junction of Easton, Landaff and Sugar Hill and includes a newly built trail system including a purpose-built single track that connects Trumpet Round Road in Sugar Hill to Route 116 in South Easton by Connection to the NFS Jericho Road Trail and several hike bike multi-use trails.

The Profile Trails cover private as well as public lands, is maintained by volunteers and is shared with community users in all seasons. We depend on the generosity and goodwill of private landowners to preserve the integrity of the network, and ask that all trail users be respectful of land owners, fellow trail users, and the trails themselves.

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


Pemi Valley Chapter Meeting


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.


Rhino Bike Works, 1 Foster St, Plymouth


Pemi Valley

Bike For Books MTB Ride

Event Date

9/29/18 (All day)

North Conway Library’s

Bike For Books - MTB Adventure Rides: Sat. Sept. 29, 2018

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.


• 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, etc.

• 1 easier long loop: Whitaker Woods, Pillar to Pond, to halfway point

• 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 25 registered riders

       • 15% discount at the local Pearl Izumi store for a year for all

• 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.

General Event Info

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.

Online registration at

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 or email .

Day-of registration will be held from 8 - 11 a.m. at the Whitaker Woods Homesite in North Conway (start early if you want to do expert rides!).



Andrea Masters

or Amanda Tulip

or Rob Adair



North Conway NH



New Hampshire

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Style


Ride Leader Name

Andrea Masters

WMNEMBA Benifits From Recent Bike Swap


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


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.

  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.


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.