In New England, fall family bike riding is tricky. To be successful, a trip has to incorporate four elements: planning, preparation, pedaling, and punting.
The valley's eastern edge where New Hampshire and Maine often meet and mingle is loaded with opportunity for every level of cyclist. Fryeburg's known for its flats and fields but also for some hilly terrain. There are plenty of rollers in Conway and Eaton as well. Put them together for an un…
The valley is not flat. These are the White Mountains and they are aptly named. Rides can be flattish. They can be rolling. But they aren’t Florida or even rail trail flat.
There's riding around the forest, and there is riding around the Forest. I mean the White Mountain National Forest. Though most hard-core roadies are familiar with Crawford, Evans, Pinkham and Bear Notches plus the long Kancamagus Pass, there is a wealth of back road challenges in the northe…
Before taking a spin on the valley's back roads and mountain bike trails, be sure to carry the essentials. Not only are bike tools important, so is knowing your ability for what to do with them.
There are no shortage of paved options for valley road cyclists. Advanced riders can gain some serious elevation while families can roll along on the more gentler terrain even stopping for a picnic or swim. What are some of the valley's greatest roads? That’s open to debate. But here's my li…
Give a swift wow to the new Albany Town Forest trails, about a four-mile network of blue-blazed pathways.
Many cyclists have a goal of riding 100 miles in a single day — a century. That is a worthy and attainable goal. Around these parts, it usually means having to deal with hills, and lots of them.
It’s easy to motor around the valley from store to scenic vista but those highly visited places are really best experienced by bicycle. The valley’s loaded with places to pedal to and here are five top spots best visited by pedal power: