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The White Mountains chapter of NEMBA exists to create a member-oriented advocacy group to maintain and develop sustainable MTB trails and promote responsible mountain biking for the entire riding community in the White Mountains. Chapter leadership is committed to supporting members with robust communication, an annual face to face meeting, scheduled group workdays and opportunities for member involvement. The White Mountain Bicycle Coalition has recently formed with the same commitment to trails in the valley, but with a different operational plan and focus. The WM NEMBA chapter has built a robust trail network over the past 20 years and will continue to maintain and develop this trail network. WMBC has focused its energy on the gravity trails adjacent to and on Cranmore. The trails built and maintained by WMBC are a welcome addition to the area and provide diversity so that riding in the Mount Washington Valley (MWV) will appeal to a broad range of mountain bikers.

WM NEMBA will strive to communicate via its website, Facebook page, and direct email to its members and interested parties. WM NEMBA supports all disciplines of mountain biking in the MWV and will work to help promote, and advocate for, all the great riding opportunities we have here. The chapter will hold an annual Spring meeting with a posted agenda, provide advance notice, and conduct an annual Fall/Winter survey for members to develop priorities for the club. Decisions will be based on member input and budget. All meeting notes, organized trail work days and annual budgets will be posted for folks who can’t make meetings.

WM NEMBA hopes that Facebook group members will post concerns in a civil manner. As we move to a more member-oriented organization, it is critical for membership participation. The chapter is looking for members to step up and volunteer for manageable responsibilities, such as leading one TNT, organizing a clipping section, or volunteering as a trail steward. If we all can help a little, we will achieve a lot! So please bear with us as we reorganize — and think about how you can support the riding community.  Drop us a note at wmnemba@gmail.com if you have questions or would like to help.

Trailhead Access and Parking suggestions:

On the east side of North Conway, consider using the Hemlock Lane trailhead (near Walmart) whenever possible, or Cranmore if it’s not busy. Cranmore has some fun singletrack when heading south and riding through the Ghoullog is one of a kind. Pudding Pond 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 water tank parking area at the bottom of Red Tail/Kettle Ridge is also a small lot; please respect the neighbors by minimizing your noise and impact.

For the west side of town, the state park management has posted outside the main gate of Echo Lake for mountain bikers only, so, if there is room you may park there.  Additionally, you can park near Cathedral Ledge, . There’s some fun twisty singletrack to ride from Cathedral, it is marked with bike trail signs. Other options are the town’s  Marshall Conservation Area on West Side Road, or on High Street off Passaconaway Road.

Please keep your dog on leash until in the woods, wait until you’re away from the parking area to relieve yourself, and keep the noise down. Smoking or drinking in parking lots is not a good idea either. Stay out of the road so traffic is not disrupted and pick up trash if you see it. In general, please be a good neighbor so the local taxpayers don’t resent our presence.

Our mission is to advocate for mountain biking opportunities and create & maintain trails in the eastern White Mountains of New Hampshire. We rely on a group effort to get things done and to make our activities and events successful.

The chapter has a schedule of activities including weekly trail work and rides to suit all levels. Check the links on the right for descriptions of planned rides, meeting notes, a group calendar and other events. To be notified of activity on one of the postings, be sure to subscribe to the post.

While you are out enjoying the local trails, keep in mind that a dedicated group of people spend much of their spare time caring for them. Your input and involvement is critical to our continued success; we can’t fulfill your needs unless we know what you want.  Please join NEMBA today and identify WMNEMBA as your local chapter.  Your assistance will make a difference.

If you have any other suggestions to improve our trails, our communication, or our membership please let us know!