Northern NH

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

FA NEMBA Tuesday Evening Landshark Mountain Bike Ride

Event Date

5/16/17 (All day)
Landshark MTN bike ride
 
Weekly on Tuesdays
 
The ride's starting points will change each week. We will post the meeting places as the schedule progresses. Please call the shop, Littleton Bicycles, if you have a question 603-444-343

For more details on this week's ride check our Calendar or call the shop.
 
Save time by signing NEMBA's Annual Waiver ahead of time. 
 

Location

Littleton, NH

Chapter

State

New Hampshire

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Dave Harkless
603-444-3437

Pemi - Valley NEMBA Chapter Meeting

Date

10/27/16 6:00pm to 8:00pm

This meeting is open to all interested parties. Any decisions that will dictate club
business and/or actions will be acted upon by active Pemi-Valley NEMBA members.
General Discussion
● Other
Club Business
● Treasurer’s report
● Trail Work Participation
● Whitten Woods Update
● Fox Park and abutting land owner
● Election

Location

29 Wooley Pasture Rd. Plymouth NH

Chapter

Pemi Valley

Franconia Area NEMBA Membership Meeting

Date

10/17/16 5:30pm to 7:30pm

You are invited to the FA NEMBA General Membership Meeting at the Franconia Town Hall.

All our welcome – members, non-members, riders, walkers, runners, dreamers, etc.…

We will be sharing our struggles and successes from the past year as well as our goals for 2016-17. Special guest speakers include Tom Giles from the USFS and Bill Boles, the founder of NEMBA. 

There will be an open discussion for new ideas and feedback. Refreshments will be provided.

Hope to see you there!

Janel

Location

Franconia, NH

Chapter

Franconia Area

Event Leader

Janel Lawton
janel.lawton@gmail.com

Northern NH

North Conway's East Side Trails

195 Skimobile Rd
North Conway  New Hampshire  03860
United States

Easy

20%

Moderate

60%

Difficult

20%

Description

Nestled behind Walmart and the outlet shopping centers of North Conway and below The Nature Conservancy's Green Hills Preserve is a fine network of trails known as the East Side trails. The full gamut of the East Side runs from Red Tail Trail at the north end to the Outer Limits/Twilight Zone trails in the recently expanded Green Hills to the south, however this article focuses on the center of the network located between Mt. Cranmore and the Redstone Quarry.

Three trailheads access this centerpiece of the network: Mt. Cranmore (first parking lot on right when coming down Skimobile Road), Hemlock Lane (located at a dead end cul-de-sac between Walmart and The Bike Shop), and Thompson Road. Cranmore and Hemlock both have a kiosk with the Conway Area MTB map in place. Cranmore has some fun singletrack when heading south, and riding through the spooky and ever-changing Ghoullog is one of a kind. Hemlock Lane has lots of space and is close to the historic Redstone quarry, including a massive polished granite column. The Pudding Pond Conservation Area trailhead on Thompson Road is convenient to Sticks & Stones but is a small lot with a lot of use; please consider this 3rd choice.

The trail network is on land owned by Cranmore Mountain Resort, Town of Conway conservation land, State-owned "bypass mitigation" land and some private parcels. The State-owned property consists of 450 acres of land that was purchased for the long-proposed Conway bypass project. The bypass has been put on hold and the land, which would become town conservation land if the bypass is built, sat in limbo for years. It had old woods roads and motorcycle trails on it and has long been enjoyed by mountain bikers. The town offered to manage the land for the state and White Mountains NEMBA assumed maintenance duties, which have included building over 200' of bog bridges in wet sections, rerouting trail sections for improved sustainability & flow, and rock armoring a steep section below the "green granite" quarry.

The network is fairly easy to navigate, with a powerline running north to south on the flat below the Green Hills. Trails also run predominantly parallel to the powerline, with a couple easy trails (Pillar to Pond and Muffler trails) on the west side of the powerline, and a few intermediate trails (Sidehill, Rattlesnake and Swamp) on the hillside above the powerlines.

All trails are bidirectional and flow well in either direction. Because of this, there are no right or wrong route directions and it's easy to mix up rides that have a different feel each time. The quarry area has a number of historic sites, including massive lathes that were used to finish granite from all over New England. A local web site with lots of historic photos is available at redstonequarrynh.org.

By Rob Adair

Links to Relevant Resources

White Mountains NEMBA's 17th Annual Trailbuilding Weekend

Date

7/28/17 6:00pm to 7/30/17 1:30pm

17th Annual Trailbuilding Weekend

  • 7/28 Friday night – 6 pm ride and BYO barbecue from 116 Grandview Road, Conway. Moat Mountain Brewing keg on draft
  • 7/29 Saturday
    8:30 am – 12:30 pm; We are working on a new downhill trail and the neighboring Red Tail trail in the Hurricane Mountain Road Common Lands, not Marshall Conservation area. Meet at the water tank parking lot on Hurricane Mountain Road..
  • Lunch on your own
    2:30 pm rides leaving from various locations
    6 pm – barbeque at Echo Lake; beer from Moat Mountain Brewing, food courtesy of J-Town Deli and Sea Dog Brewpub (no charge)
  • 7/30 Sunday
    10 am rides leaving from Cranmore
http://www.wmnemba.org/
 
 

Chapter

White Mountains

Event Leader

Rob Adair
radair@allpointstech.com

Franconia Area NEMBA Annual Gathering 2016

Date

7/10/16 5:00pm to 7:30pm

FRANCONIA AREA NEMBA 2016 ANNUAL GATHERING & Barbeque

Date: Sunday, 7/10/16
What: Franconia Area NEMBA with our community partners Lafayette Recreation and Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country will host a trail network Land Owners appreciation barbeque.
All friends of the North Country trails are invited to come celebrate with food, games and entertainment!
Where: Dow Park, Franconia, NH
When: Sunday, July 10, 2016
Time: 5:00 - 7:30 pm 
Please bring a cold salad or dessert to share. Grill food (hot dogs, hamburgers, etc...) will be provided. BYOB
Also, there will be a group ride on Sunday, from 1 pm – 3 pm, leaving from the Franconia Inn, 1172 Easton Road, Franconia, NH. Please park in the lot across from the Franconia Inn.

Location

Dow Park, Franconia

Chapter

Franconia Area

Event Leader

Janel Lawton
janel.lawton@gmail.com

Northern NH

PRKR MTN

288 School St
Littleton  New Hampshire  03561
United States

Easy

20%

Moderate

60%

Difficult

20%

Description

Need another reason to go riding? Well, the growing PRKR MTN Trails located in the vibrant North Country town of Littleton NH might be just what you’re looking for.
 
The PRKR MTN trail network is entirely located on or around the 2000-foot summit of Parker Mountain on several hundred acres of privately-owned land. To date, the total trail network is estimated to be 24 miles and includes singletracks as well as doubletrack logging roads. Trail work is ongoing for 2016, so the trail mileage will continue to grow. PRKR MT’s professional trail crew works hard to expand the current trail system while improving what’s already on-the-ground.
 
The trails stretch north from the top of School Street and behind the Town Pool.  The system provides access to the summit of Parker Mountain -- the highest point in Littleton -- but the most impressive views are from “Linda’s Lookout,” a cliff with a view of the entire northern Presidential Range of the White Mountains.  From there, the trails are designed to connect directly to town and downtown restaurants and inns.

Best place to park - 288 School Street! Overflow parking at 10 Pine Hill Road.
 
Most people choose to ride uphill on one of the old logging trails or doubletracks. There are a variety of ways back down ranging from easy to advanced in difficulty.
 
The two downhill-only trails Wildcard and Beginner’s Luck drop off the back of the summit and are definitely not lucky for beginners. They’re serious downhill trails. They flow very nicely, but have berms, banks, bridges, and drops.
 
A more mellow route back to town is the I95 trail.
 
As a general rule, the farther you get from town the harder the trails become. Two exceptions to that are Rhyme & Reason and Tin Can Alley, which, while mostly flat offer a number of technical challenges.
 
The land has been owned since 1975 by the Caswell family.  Dr. Caswell was a physician in town for almost 30 years and was an outdoor enthusiast and often trained local search and rescue teams and ski resort patrol members.  Linda’s Lookout is named Mrs. Caswell, who often hiked to that spot.  The family is actively involved in designing and promoting PRKR MTN and you are likely to see Taylor Caswell out riding the trails.
 
From Linda’s Lookout you can ride downhill singletracks all the way back to town starting with Gardner’s Trail.
 
When you do, a good first stop when you get back to town is the Schilling Beer Company, a riverside brewpub with the best local beer around as well as a great place for lunch or dinner. Other notable places to eat are Miller’s Café, Chang Thai, M-Zo Coffee and Tea, Bailiwick’s, or Gold House Pizza.   And there are many more.
 
Lodging includes Thayer’s Inn, The Beal House Inn and Restaurant, Hampton Inn, and many more.
 
Littleton’s award-winning downtown makes it an excellent choice as basecamp for an epic weekend riding PRKR MTN and Kingdom Trails, located only 40 minutes northwest of Littleton.
 
I welcome you to explore what we feel is one of the best trail systems in the state. Our team includes Dave Harkless of Littleton Bike & Fitness, Justin Daigneault of Horizons Engineering and Blake Roberts, our head trail builder who manages a crew of trail workers. All are avid mountain bikers and enjoy nothing more than talking PRKR trails with newcomers.  
 
On your way into town, be sure to stop in at Littleton Bike & Fitness for some local knowledge and a copy of the current trail map. Check the PRKR MTN Facebook page for more info, photos, a few videos, and upcoming events. And check out this Caledonia Record article on PRKR's new pump track.

Check out the Winter Trail Map too.
 
Taylor Caswell 
  Read more about PRKR MTN

Local Shops

Littleton Bike & Fitness

Links to Relevant Resources

Local Eats

Schilling Beer Company

Miller's Cafe

Chang Thai Cafe

M-Zo Coffee

Balliwick's

Gold House Pizza

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