Like ghosts of warmer weather, they started appearing again last week — bicycles.
What a beautiful fall we’re having! Dirt roads and single track beckon riders young and old to get off the crowded leaf-peeper roads and enjoy the forest in all its splendor. But fall mountain biking is a special type of riding. It requires consideration of the three L’s: layers, leaves and light.
Ever since Peter and I moved to Conway, we’ve been fascinated with areas south of us in Chocorua and Tamworth. We’ve been exploring Tamworth’s dirt and paved road options and combining them with off-road routes to make some interesting “Tour de Jours.”
Fall cycling has some upsides and some downsides. With cooler temperatures and autumn colors, it can be a beautiful time to ride. It can also be a miserable if it’s cold, rainy and dark.
It is a time to put it on autopilot and follow the colorful blue, green, yellow, pink and orange signs through Whitaker Woods which acted as a gateway to mountain bike trails on the east side of North Conway.
With variable weather and declining daylight, fall family riding in New England can be tricky. To be successful, a trip has to incorporate 4 P’s: planning, preparation, pedaling and punting.
Nearly 50 three-wheeling low-riding adrenaline junkies took to the grassy slopes of Bear Peak at Attitash in Bartlett last Sunday for the annual madcap dash known as the Red Parka Pub Downhill Tricycle Grand Prix.
North Conway Public Library’s Bike for Books — Mountain Bike Adventure Rides is like that bridal rhyme, “Something old and something new.” For the last 16 years, BFB has been a major fundraiser for the library, offering great rides, good company and fantastic food for a reasonable entry fee.
Curiosity takes you places. You wonder what’s over that hill, so you go exploring. You see a distant rock face and want to climb it. Or, you hear a forest road was closed and just reopened. You wonder why. The only way to really satisfy your curiosities is to go there yourself and check it out.
As part of our retro-ventures to former mountain bike riding areas, we drove to Bartlett Village to explore roads and trails we rode back in the '90s. Our first stop was the Bartlett Experimental Forest gravel roads. If we had time and energy after, we’d visit trails on the opposite side of …
Just like reaching out to an old friend who crosses your paths of thought on occasion, bicycle rides do the same thing. Sometimes while driving, I’ll have a flashback to a particular ride that I haven’t done for some time, and next thing you know, I’m literally rolling right along down that …
The Coos Log Jam, an overnight bike-packing adventure, premieres in a September jammed with off-road fun across the valley and beyond with a downhill, enduro, tricycle race, self-guided mountain bike adventure ride, fondo and cyclocross competition.