Central NH

CNH NEMBA Social Gathering & Ride

Date

5/16/16 3:15pm

Just a reminder that this week is our first CNH MTB Social gathering.  It will be Thurs evening (5/19) at Franklin Falls.
 
We'll kick things off with a group ride rolling no later than 5:45pm.  We'll ride until about 7pm or so and then head back for a BBQ cookout and beverages.
 
We'll be providing the food (burgers and hot dogs) so just bring your bike and appetite. (unless you have some specific dietary needs or wants, we'll grill whatever you have)
 
Spread the word and hope to see you there!

Location

Franklin Falls Dam

Chapter

Central NH

Trail

Event Leader

Kevin Orlowski
kevinorlowski@gmail.com

Northern NH

Central NH

Fox Park Trails, Plymouth

19 Prince Haven Rd.
Plymouth  New Hampshire  03264
United States

Easy

5%

Moderate

55%

Difficult

35%

Description

Fox Park Trails on Price Haven Road, Plymouth, NH

Pemi Valley NEMBA's largest project to date!  Fox Park has several long, hand built long looping switchbacking trails.  There are quite a few hills to climb. But then you get some truly awesome flowy downhills, as your reward. There are plenty of tight tight technical sections and lots of hand made berms on the tighter corners. First time visitors may well find themselves off their bikes a bit. But by your second time around you'll know what to expect and the trails will seem much easier.

 All of the singletracks are designed to be ridden in both directions, and each direction brings it's own set of challenges and rewards.

There's a short beginners loop, But most true beginnners will find it a bit daunting.

While there's a little something for everyone at Fox Park, people who favor technical challenges will be happiest here. 

Stop by Rhino Bikes to get trail recommendation, and first hand accounts of the system.

Local Shops

Rhino Bikes Works

Last Stop Bike Shop

Links to Relevant Resources

Elm Brook Trail Day Saturday Sept 5th

Date

9/5/15 8:00am to 2:00pm

We'll be meeting at the Henniker Brewing Company (129 Centervale Rd. Henniker, NH) at 8:00am We'll be re-decking one bridge and building another. Both work sites are somewhat remote from the trailhead so bringing a bike to ride in would probably be a good idea. We are set for tools so just bring some water and work gloves etc. Hope to see you there!

Chapter

Central NH

Event Leader

Nick Holmes
nholmes@gmail.com
603-496-9204

Pedaling for Payson

Date

9/12/15 6:15am to 2:30pm



CNH NEMBA is working again to help bring a mountain bike course to this year's 10th Annual Pedaling for Payson fundraiser on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Elm Brook Park in Contoocook, New Hampshire. “P4P” is a fundraiser which supports cancer patients undergoing treatment at the Concord Hospital with out of pocket expenses. This year P4P will be both increasing the use of monies raised to help current Payson Center patients as well as raising funds to provide the most vulnerable patients with a “nurse navigator.” This nurse navigator will be a staff member dedicated to helping cancer patients find the medical, community, and financial support they need quickly. This, in turn, helps to lighten the load for both the patients and their families. We are again striving to demonstrate to the road bikers that mountain bikers have much more fun. As before, the mountain bike course will feature a mixture of singletrack, woods roads, and of course a "rest stop" at the Henniker Brewing Company. The 2015 course will be about the same length as last year (20 +/- miles), but will feature several new sections of trail. Following the event there will be live entertainment, cookout, and cold beverages for all participants (reportedly this is the best post-ride feed in all of New England). Participants are invited to register online at www.pedalingforpayson.org. For more information, or if you would like to help with the mountain biking event, please contact Nick Holmes at .

Location

Elm Brook Park Contoocook, NH

Chapter

Central NH

Event Leader

Nicholas Holmes
nkholmes@gmail.com

Trail Day - Franklin Falls 5/17/15

Date

5/17/15 9:00am to 2:00pm

We will be meeting at Franklin Falls Dam at 9AM Sunday May 17th for a bit of trail work.

1 Federal Dam Access Rd. works well for GPS directions if needed.

We will likely focus on installing the bridge on Rusty Bucket extension, and erosion maintenance on the B-trail climb and Salmon Brook.  Much of the raking and trail cleaning has been done already but if there is anything left over we can address that as well.

Location

Franklin Falls Dam Franklin, NH

Chapter

Central NH

Event Leader

Mike Geldermann
geldermj@yahoo.com

Trail Day - Ahern State Park 9-25-16

Date

9/25/16 8:00am

Come and join us for a trail work day at Ahern State Park.
 
Sunday the 25th we are having a trail day at Ahern State Park in Laconia.  The State has authorized the building of a new trail so we are hoping to complete that project before the leaves start falling.
 
We'll be meeting starting at 8AM in the main lot by the gate off Rt. 106 in Laconia, NH.  Turn onto Right Way Path and then left onto the park access road. (Paste these coordinates into Google Maps to get directions if needed: 43.557376, -71.494460)

Most tools will be provided but an extra rake or loppers always helps.  We'll also probably have water and donuts/coffee on hand in the AM.
 
Any questions contact myself or Grant at nhbikeman@msn.com

Location

Ahern State Park Laconia, NH

Chapter

Central NH

Event Leader

Kevin Orlowski
kevinorlowski@gmail.com

Central NH NEMBA Thursday Ride Series

Event Date

Repeats every week every Thursday 30 times .
5/7/15 (All day)
Central NH NEMBA's Thursday Rides are intended to be fun and to show off our area's best riding areas. Locations will vary from week to week. Contact the ride's leader for details. Or, check our Facebook Page

The rides will start at 6:00 PM and will finish before dark until we loose daylight next fall.

For an enjoyable ride with a great group of people, join us!

Chapter

State

New Hampshire

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Matt Bowser

Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Ride at Bear Brook State Park

Date

10/10/20 9:00am to 3:00pm

Cancelled: Due to Covid-19 this event has been cancelled. We will re-schedule to 2021.

 

Come join the Southern New Hampshire chapter of NEMBA for the fun, while helping to save the trails in Bear Brook State Park!  All the money raised by the Boogie goes directly to the park to rebuild and maintain the trails.

Marked Courses: Riders can follow marked courses on their own at any time or take part in a led ride. There will be a one-mile kids/family loop,a 6-mile beginner loop, a 10-13 mile intermediate loop, and a 21 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!

GPX Tracks of the Bear Brook Boogie Course

Click on the above link to go to a Dropbox folder that has the 4 courses. 

  • Beginner-1 and Beginner-2 loops: Total of five miles of a very flat mix of fire road and singletrack. There are two very short, but steep climbs on Beginner-1.

  • Intermediate-short: 14.6 mile loop with 800 ft of climbing. Hits the best singletrack in the park including two brand new trails.

  • Intermediate-hero: Adds 3.3 miles to the short loop with a total of 1123 feet of climbing. Easy-to-navigate spur off the Intermediate-short loop.

  • Advanced Loop: 21 miles with 2244 feet of climbing. Includes the most technical trails in the park. The big climb is in the middle, but there is a short, steep, technical climb near the end.

Led rides:  We'll have a beginner ride of about 5 miles, an intermediate about 15 miles, and an advanced about 21 miles.  All rides leave at 10 AM. There will also be a women-only ride leaving at 10am.

-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,  or renews their membership 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.

Rain Date: October 11th, 2020

Directions:

157 Deerfield Road, Allenstown, NH 03275 (look for Snowmobile Parking Lot) Read more about Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Ride at Bear Brook State Park

Location

Bear Brook State Park, Allentown NH

Chapter

Southern NH

Trail

Event Leader

Dan Dwyer
dcubed321@gmail.com
603 860-0952

New England Trail Builders School @ Bear Brook

Date

5/21/16 8:00am to 5/22/16 4:00pm



Join us for a weekend of learning how to design, build and take care of great singletrack. There will be classroom instruction, hands-on clinics working at Bear Brook State Park, and of course some great afternoon riding.

We'll be camping on site at a really cool old 4-H camp deep in the forest, and registration is all inclusive: all meals (lunch and dinner Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday), and IMBA's text book on building sweet singletrack, Trail Solutions. We'll be riding both days and be having a bonfire Saturday night. Cost of the weekend is $120.

Click Here to Register

Curious about what a Trail School looks like? Here's a small gallery of photos from a past school.

Location

Bear Brook State Park, Allentown NH

Chapter

Brattleboro-Keene Central NH Franconia Area Greater Boston Merrimack Valley Pemi Valley Pioneer Valley Southern NH Wachusett White Mountains

Trail

Event Leader

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

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