Southern NH

Southern NH

Kingman Farm

13 Town Hall Rd
Madbury  New Hampshire  03823
United States

Easy

50%

Moderate

40%

Difficult

10%

Description

Kingman Farm is a property of the University of New Hampshire in Durham. It's fun place to ride. In its 335 acres there are enough easy doubletracks and woods roads to keep a beginner happy, while at the same time there are a few hills and some really fun singletracks to keep more advanced riders huffing and puffing. There are many more difficult places to ride than Kingman Farm, but few that are more fun.

The University of New Hampshire Mountain Bike Team trains here. And someone, maybe them, has done a lot of trail work. One of the many hilly singletracks that you'll encounter has been bermed, shelved and switchbacked in a highly professional manner to prevent water from eroding the trail.

My guess is that when the mountain bike team is training that they do multiple laps up this hill. Twice is usually enough for me.

Expect to spend a couple of hours exploring here. And then expect to come back. Kingman farm is far too much fun to only ride once.

All levels of riders can enjoy most of the farm's trails. None require any advanced skills or a high degree of fitness. Better riders of course will cover ground faster. But unless they're fixated on riding challenging terrain, even very good riders will have a lot of fun here.

Recently the UNH Office of Woodlands has been working with the Madbury Conservation Commission and the Southern NH chapter of NEMBA to close and rehabilitate unauthorized trails. These efforts have been pretty successful and if you see a sign telling you that a trail is being rehabilitated, stay off it.

There is a new trail map available. Copies of it can be found at the Madbury Town Hall and the Town Library or printed from this webpage..

Directions: To Trailhead Parking Area.
From the intersection of route 4 and route 108 head south into Durham. When you get to the center turn right on Madbury Road. Go about a mile and a half and turn left when you get to Route 155 and then take your first right on Town Hall Road. Just after the Library you'll see the Town Hall and there's a  trailhead behind it. The old parking lot on Route 155 has been closed because of high speed traffic on 155.

Map of the Trailhead Parking Area.

Cautions:

The area immediately surrounding the farm buildings is closed to bikes. You may encounter kids and unleashed dogs. And they are very curious. Also, yield to equestrians when you see them.

Submitted by Bill Boles Read more about Kingman Farm

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5th Annual Turkey Baster Ride

Event Date

11/28/19 8:30am to 10:30am

5th Annual Turkey Baster Ride!  Thanksgiving morning.

8:30 or so, dirt pull off past the YMCA in West Keene.  Standard Food Network loop.  

Plenty of time to go over the river and through the woods...  Home in time to throw Ol' Tom into the oven. Read more about 5th Annual Turkey Baster Ride

Location

Food Network

Chapter

State

New Hampshire

Ride Level

Novice
Advanced-novice
Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Mike Davern

Central NH

Southern NH

Bradford Area Community Trails

143 East Main St
Bradford  New Hampshire  03221
United States

Easy

60%

Moderate

40%

Difficult

0%

Description

Description

This trail was developed by the Kearsarge Area Trail Association in conjunction with the Town of Bradford.  The goal was to build a multi-use trail on the unused property behind the Bradford Area Community Center (BACC).  With more trails are planned, the newly built trail is mostly single-track-width and incorporates a number of features found on the property.  The property spans a relatively flat area of Bradford and the trail was cut in a manner that allows a rider to maintain a relatively constant speed along the entire ride.  Several bridges were required to span wet areas and the trail builders retained some of the “unique” items the property collected over the years (see if you can find the cast iron skillet, old Ford hubcap, and the metal hoop from a wooden barrel.)

Rides

From the parking lot of the BACC, head straight to the back of the lot to access the trail.  About fifty yards in, the trail makes a “T”.  From here take a right and ride past the old foundation (keep it on your left) to find the entrance to the Ridge Line section of the trail in front of you.  This runs through the woods on the east side of the property and then heads downhill at the back of the property (keeping the stone wall on your right.)  At the bottom of the Back Wall section of the trail, you will ride across a bridge, up a short/steep section and then back out into the field.  Take the next right down a double-track section and look for the new single-track on your left (after the big tree.)    This section winds around itself a bit and then comes back out at the old foundation.  Take a quick right to go back into the woods, eventually crossing the double-track section and winding your way to the Hidden Pond section (note both a beaver lodge and a Great Blue Heron nest in the pond).  As you leave the pond behind you, you will head back to the main double-track that returns you to the BACC.   The BACC loop was designed to be ridden counter-clockwise but works in either direction.  Have fun!

 

No photo description available. Read more about Bradford Area Community Trails

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BV NEMBA Hyland Hill Trail Day

Date

11/2/19 (All day)

Brattleboro Keene NEMBA Hyland Hill Trail Reclamation

Saturday, November 2nd. 8:00 AM.

We are going to reclaim the trails off the top of Hyland Hill, from the fire tower down to the existing network.

These are some fun trails, very much a descent (once you get to the fire tower...).  Old school tech, cool terrain, and when paired with Stearns Rd can make for a pretty big ride from SWF or FN. 

We’ll meet at 8am on Hurricane Rd where the road to the fire tower starts.  We’ve got a leaf blower.  We’ll need one chainsaw, and a crew with some loppers and hand saws.

This is a good opportunity for you you learn some “new to you trails”.  You’ll be surprised at the net win there...

Dropped pin

Near 681-707 Hurricane Rd, Keene, NH 03431

https://goo.gl/maps/rrM2crw8ZxfVujPD9

https://www.facebook.com/groups/bknemba/

   Save time by signing NEMBA annual Trail Care Waiver ahead of time. Read more about BV NEMBA Hyland Hill Trail Day

Chapter

Brattleboro-Keene

Event Leader

Mike Davern
madavern@hotmail.com

SNH NEMBA Family Fun Ride at Mine Falls Park

Event Date

9/28/19 10:00am to 2:00pm

Come join SNH NEMBA for our Family Fun Ride at Mine Falls Park in Nashua, NH on Saturday 9/28 (rain date Sunday 9/29)

Ride Highlights:

- Free event
- Multiple lead rides each hour (routes will not be marked)
- All ages & skill levels welcome
- Snacks and drinks after each ride
- Helmets required for all riders
- Minors must ride with a parent
- Online waiver must be signed for all participants

The routes are: 

1) Very Easy 1-Mile Loop: half paved, half dirt double track, very flat, appropriate for all skill levels and ages, striders, strollers and walking welcome. 

2) Easy 2-Mile Loop: all dirt double track, mostly flat 
young kids and older, riders should know how to use bike brake to slow down. There is one slight hill and a downhill.

3) Novice 6-Mile Loop: Mix of double & single track, a few climbs, roots and rocks older kids and adults, mountain bike required. (Water stop mid route provided by SNH NEMBA)

All participants are required to sign an online waiver. Save time by filling it out before the event at the following link:
https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/e/QqgDCZPFvFVToEyGdoG5vF/ 
Hope to see you all there!! Read more about SNH NEMBA Family Fun Ride at Mine Falls Park

Location

Mine Falls Park - Nashua, NH via Nashua High School South Entrance

Chapter

State

New Hampshire

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice
All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Chris Gaudet & Melody Miller
978-807-9322

BK NEMBA Kids/Family/Beginner Rides

Event Date

Repeats every week every Friday until Sat Aug 03 2019 .
7/26/19 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Kids/Family Rides -
Friday, July 26th @ 6PM
Friday, August 2nd @ 6PM

We'll meet at Stonewall Farm.  

We will try to split into appropriate groups and ride a combination of the single track and wagon roads at the farm, the rail trail, and some other nearby stuff just off the rail trail.  

If there is an interest we can also work on specific skills to help people get more comfortable on their bike.

I also need adults to help with rides.  The kids split into groups based on ability.  Typically 3 groups roll out.  This isn't a free baby sitting service.  Parents are encouraged to attend and ride, but we also need experienced riders who know the trails and can even help with advice for the riders.  Let me know if you can help out.

Please sign the annual waiver for you and your children.
https://www.smartwaiver.com/splash/17029/ Read more about BK NEMBA Kids/Family/Beginner Rides

Location

Stonewall Farm

Chapter

State

New Hampshire

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Mike Davern

BK NEMBA Kids/Family/Beginner Ride

Event Date

8/16/19 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Brattleboro Keene NEMBA Kids/Family & Beginner Ride

Family/Kids/Beginner Ride - Friday, August 16th at 6PM Meet at Stonewall Farm. 

We'll split up based on ability and interest. We be riding wagon roads, rail trail, some easier woods roads and trails, and single track.

There will be freeze pops.

Parents/adults encouraged to attend and help.

This is likely the last Friday night ride. Once school and soccer start I'll see what I can do to continue. Likely a Sunday afternoon ride though the fall. We'll see.

Sign the waiver if you haven't already. https://www.smartwaiver.com/splash/17029/

And if you haven't, join NEMBA at nemba.org/join

SIgn NEMBA's annual Ride Waiver for you and your kids ahead of time if you haven't already done so.

 

 

Chapter

State

New Hampshire

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice
Advanced-novice

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Mike Davern

SNH NEMBA Coed Strong Novice Field Trip Ride - Bear Brook

Event Date

6/8/19 2:00pm to 4:30pm

In case anyone has interest, I've decided to hold a Strong Novice Field Trip ride this Saturday 6/8/2019 at Bear Brook State Park. We will be meeting in the Hiker/Biker Parking Lot and rolling out at 2pm ET.

 

**Note - Changed the start time of the ride to 2pm ET due to an off-road motorcycle event happening at Bear Brook on Saturday. Hopefully you can still make it at that time. We will be sure to be back to the HB Lot by 4:15-4:30pm at the latest for those that need to plan for any time constraints.

We'll ride approximately 8-10 miles at our usual Strong Novice "B" group pace. This will be a no drop ride and we'll take as many breaks as necessary for the group (including for the leader :) )

Be sure to bring money for parking (I believe it's $4).

The Hiker/Biker lot is located on Podunk Rd. The turn from Deerfield Rd onto Podunk Rd is next to a small cemetery and is easy to miss. Once you are on Podunk Rd, stop at the toll booth to pay, then go past the booth and the hiker-biker lot entrance is on the right and across from some park service buildings.

https://www.nemba.org/trails/new-hampshire/bear-brook-state-park

And if you haven't signed the online waiver yet this year, please do so before you arrive: NEMBA SmartWaiver Read more about SNH NEMBA Coed Strong Novice Field Trip Ride - Bear Brook

Location

Bear Brook State Park - Hiker Biker Lot

Chapter

State

New Hampshire

Ride Level

Advanced-novice

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Chris Gaudet
978-807-9322

SNH NEMBA Season Kickoff Coed Advanced Grater Woods Ride

Event Date

6/9/19 11:00am

This ride is one of many different skill level rides being offered by SNH NEMBA on the morning of June 9th before we all head up to the Backyard Brewery for the continuation of our season kickoff and some Full Send IPA.

More details here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/407943466668584/

**Important note** The 2pm event at Backyard Brewery is rain or shine. The rides on the morning of June 9th are weather/trail condition permitting.


Coed Advanced Ride - Grater Woods - start time 11am ET starting at the Merrimack Middle School led by Matt Caron


Reminder, we are now utilizing online waivers. If you haven't yet signed one and you're planning on riding with us this year, please pre-sign before you arrive at: http://www.nemba.org/waiver

**Stay tuned to the SNH NEMBA Facebook Group for any updates/cancellations.** Read more about SNH NEMBA Season Kickoff Coed Advanced Grater Woods Ride

Location

Grater Woods - Starting at the Merrimack Middle School Parking Lot

Chapter

State

New Hampshire

Ride Level

Advanced

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Matt Caron

SNH NEMBA Season Kickoff Coed Musquash Ride

Event Date

6/9/19 10:30am

This ride is one of many different skill level rides being offered by SNH NEMBA on the morning of June 9th before we all head up to the Backyard Brewery for the continuation of our season kickoff and some Full Send IPA.

More details here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/407943466668584/

**Important note** The 2pm event at Backyard Brewery is rain or shine. The rides on the morning of June 9th are weather/trail condition permitting.


Coed Intermediate Ride - Musquash - start time 10:30am ET meeting at the Hickory Hill Dr parking lot led by Spieg Spiegs and Sha-nan Hanson


Reminder, we are now utilizing online waivers. If you haven't yet signed one and you're planning on riding with us this year, please pre-sign before you arrive at: http://www.nemba.org/waiver

**Stay tuned to the SNH NEMBA Facebook Group for any updates/cancellations.** Read more about SNH NEMBA Season Kickoff Coed Musquash Ride

Location

Musquash - Hickory Hill Dr Parking Lot

Chapter

State

New Hampshire

Ride Level

Intermediate

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Jim Spiegel

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