White Mountains NEMBA

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Trail day, Saturday September 21 at Marshall Conservation Area (West Side Road at RR track crossing) to do some pruning and root removal on Lucille’s and trimming on Shumway. It would be helpful if you could bring pruners, loppers, handsaws or maybe a pole saw. Easy day, 9 to noon, no major digging. Bring a bike if you’d like.

The Leaf Peeper Pedal is on in full force for Saturday, October 12th, Columbus Day weekend! Raffles, beer, pot luck and the movie Return to Earth

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Current officers are:

  • President – Chris McKay
  • VPs – Mike LeBlanc, Chris Lewando
  • Secretary – Dyane McIndoe
  • Treasurer – Phil Ostroski

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. 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 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  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.

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!