White Mountains NEMBA

Trail work begins! The next phase of the Shumway trail in the Marshall Conservation Area is underway, with about 1/4 mile roughed in. Lots of finish work to do, so please join us Sunday 5/1 at 8:30 am. Loppers for cutting roots would be helpful. Parking lot is at junction of RR tracks & West Side Road. Folow the dirt road up the hill to the new trail on the right.

Trailhead 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.

For the west side of town, the state park management prefers bikers to park near Cathedral Ledge, and NOT outside the gate at Echo Lake. It seems that cars parked outside the gate confuses non-bikers, who think the parking lot is full or closed. There’s some fun twisty singletrack to ride from Cathedral, it is marked with bike trail signs. Other options are the town’s new Marshall Conservation Area on West Side Road (Lager’s Lane tends to be much drier than Red’s Trail), 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 folks don’t resent our presence.

The Tuesday night crew is working each week to improve the local trails so please join us or provide input where work needs to be done.

Our mission is to advocate for mountain biking opportunities and create & maintain trails in the eastern White Mountains of New Hampshire. Our accomplishments so far are significant and speak for themselves. 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!


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