Local bike clubs are active in preparing trails, lining up group rides and looking ahead to events. Between socially distanced meetings and many missives, they’ve been updating members and the valley cycling community from mundane but important infrastructure matters like elections to more e…
Happy May Day! After a long winter and crazy COVID year, May is finally here, with its promise of warmer weather and better biking conditions.
Eleven mountain bikers gathered at Hemlock Lane last Monday to do a ride on the Eastside. The Old Spokes had plans to do Cheater and Swamp Trails, then continue on Sidehill or Knot and come back Sticks and Stones and Pillar to Pond.
Spring is the time to look forward to warmer weather, even though there was snow in the forecast on Friday. It’s a time to anticipate the greening grass and blooming flowers. For many of us, kids and adults alike, it’s time to get bicycles out and ride.
It seemed like an easy request from my son. Could I get a new bike helmet for my granddaughter for her fifth birthday? He said, “Preferably pink, to go with her new bike.”
April is finally here and it’s looking like spring. Snow is mostly gone from my yard and crocuses are in bloom. Migrating birds and buzzards are showing up again in the neighborhood. Winter ski stuff has been washed and ready to put away. Skis are waiting to be storage waxed. Others may stil…
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.