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INTERVALE — The White Mountains chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association headquartered in North Conway will be presenting the Leaf Peeper Bike Bash, a fall mountain bike festival, on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Theater in the Wood in Intervale.

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It was all Steve Anger’s fault. The owner of North Country Angler peaked our curiosity when he wrote a Conway Daily Sun article called, “North Country Angling: Fishing on Blue Pond” (Sept. 19). Neither Peter nor I ever heard of this hidden Madison pond. Could we find it, using our maps and h…

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In September, a fully-loaded touring cyclist was heading east on the Mountain Division Trail in Fryeburg, Maine, paralleling the fence along Portland Street. I happened to be pedaling west on the paved pathway when I saw him. A fully-loaded cyclist on that portion of the rail trail usually m…

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About 100 fun-loving mountain bikers descended upon Coos Trails in Gorham Saturday for the finale of the seven-stop Tour de Borderlands series designed to showcase member trail networks in northern New England and Quebec.

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Last Thursday, Plan A was to ride with Marianne’s Thursday Ride group on the Apple Acre tour. Dave and Connie Kinsman were leading it. It’s one of my favorite rides — great undulating roads, beautiful scenery and delicious apple treats at the orchard. I really enjoyed this ride when I did it…

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Loops make for interesting rides. Scenery changes and doesn’t repeat itself. All you need are good maps, ample supplies and energy. It also helps to have an adventurous spirit and a sense of humor. With that in mind, we set out to ride two multi-surface loops in Fryeburg, Maine.

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The lifts started spinning last weekend at Loon Mountain as the Lincoln ski resort debuted the first phase of its new lift-served downhill mountain bike park.

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Deep in the northern reaches of the White Mountain National Forest by the headwaters of the Upper Ammonoosuc River is a dirt and loose gravel road where silence reigns when the sun sets. Gone is the swoosh of the wind, the bird songs and the buzz of annoying mosquitoes.

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Back at Gorham’s Moose Brook State Park a few weeks ago, we noticed the campground was fuller and busier than our earlier visit. It was the August rush to pack everything summer into the last few weeks before the “back to school” monster reared its head.

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A top-10 finisher with southern Carroll County roots and an emergency room nurse from Conway scratching off a bucket list item were among the bicyclists slogging through the finish-line fog in last Saturday’s 47th annual Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb.