Snow-covered lawn and leaves on Tuesday. I thought about putting away the rake and getting out the snow shovel. Lawn furniture is undercover, but bikes and kayaks are still available, should the weather warm. It’s November, a month of transitions.
It’s been a week since I’ve ridden my bike. Why? Fall weather has “dampened and chilled” my desire. On the days it was sunnier and warmer, I was either working or embroiled in fall chores.
Creating a children’s mountain bike club sounds easy, but it takes quite a bit of planning and coordination. Who’s going to start it, how will they get the word out, and get kids signed up?
The crazy weekend was approaching! Soon, the valley would be swamped with out-of-towners looking for fall colors and a weekend away. We had to get a ride in Friday before they arrived or be caught in their foliage flurry and traffic jams. Peter (Minnich, my husband) and I started planning an…
The White Mountains chapter of the non-profit New England Mountain Bike Association will continue its chapter, advocacy and trail development in the Mount Washington Valley.
Call it bikepacking, dirt or gravel touring, it’s basically the same thing — traveling off-road by bicycle. The idea is seeking out dirt roads and trails versus pavement and the small town comforts blacktop brings like food and lodging.
Looking for something to do as a family this holiday weekend? How about a scavenger hunt? The Mount Washington Valley Trails Association’s Rec Path Committee is sponsoring a “Fall Family Fun Scavenger Hunt” for the month of October.
2020 is a different sort of year — face masks, Zoom meetings, social distancing and online learning due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Schools have adjusted both their academic and athletic programs to meet guidelines for safe student contact. It’s been a challenge for teachers, administrators an…
In the early days of mountain biking, riders used whatever trails and roads that existed on the ground to get where they wanted to go. Forest service and powerline access roads, hiking and even game trails were “ways into the woods.” Snowmobile trails were often thrown into the mix.
A mountain bike menagerie of sorts is forming in Bartlett which could see biking Bears, and perhaps other young riders from valley schools like cycling Cougars, jumping Jaguars, flying Falcons, pedaling Pandas and more on its trails.
I thought I knew a lot about Class 1 electric bikes. To be defined as Class 1, e-bikes have to be pedal-assist only, with no throttle, and have a maximum assisted speed of 20 mph.
Labor Day is past — thank goodness! The noise and craziness of the traffic made me want to hide out. I wanted to go where I wouldn’t see tons of people and hear loud motorcycles.