Cycling in Northern New England

New Hampshire

Contoocook Carry Triathlon, Hopkinton, NH, September 19, 2017 - Sept. 9th – The 17th Contoocook Carry Triathlon – all proceeds to fuel assistance. The race is held in Hopkinton, NH and starts with a 2mi run, a 5mi paddle (with portage) and a 14mi bike ride. The race website is: http://www.contoocookcarry.org. The sponsoring organization is: http://www.cccommunityfund.org/
Four Notches and a Pass (4NaaP), New Hampshire - The 4NaaP route is one of the most popular loops in the White Mountains, cresting Kinsman, Franconia, Crawford and Bear Notches, finishing up with Kancamagus Pass, all on roads with wide shoulders. This 94 mile ride has approximately 8000 ft of climbing with 6 major climbs ranging from 700 to 1600 ft of ascent, and … Continue reading Four Notches and a Pass (4NaaP), New Hampshire
Monarch School of New England Charity Bike Ride and Walk, Saturday October 7, 2017 - Join the 4th annual Monarch School of New England Charity Bike Ride and Walk, to benefit our new regional high school and vocational center! The Monarch School of New England is a private, non-profit specialized day school serving students from New Hampshire and Southern Maine with significant developmental, medical, intellectual and behavioral disabilities. Fall is … Continue reading Monarch School of New England Charity Bike Ride and Walk, Saturday October 7, 2017
White Mountains to the Sea - White Mountains to the Sea, August 20-25, 2017 This tour combines two days of riding in the White Mountains – with some serious climbing but also grand vistas, two days of easier riding in southwest Maine, and a free day in the great and lively city of Portland – with three day-ride options for those who … Continue reading White Mountains to the Sea
Rose Mountain Rumble, Lyndeborough NH: August 25, 2018 - Cycling Dirt Roads to Benefit Conservation Gravel. Dirt. Gravel Grinder. Call it what you want. One thing is for certain: The Rose Mountain Rumble is one heck of a ride! We’ve unlocked all the best kept secrets of Southern New Hampshire’s vast network of well maintained dirt roads and selected courses to give novice riders … Continue reading Rose Mountain Rumble, Lyndeborough NH: August 25, 2018
Where’s Chester? - A North Shore Cyclists ride from Amesbury MA to Chester NH on mostly wooded roads past farms and through quaint historic towns. The short route goes to Newton and Plaistow, but not Chester. Start:  Amesbury Elementary School DOWNLOAD AND PRINT “WHERE’S CHESTER?” LONG ROUTE PDF CUE SHEET DOWNLOAD AND PRINT “WHERE’S CHESTER?” SHORT ROUTE PDF CUE SHEET 27 mile route Route at … Continue reading Where’s Chester?
Granite State Wheelmen Seacoast Century, September 23, 2017 - 44th annual Seacoast Century Weekend on scenic New England coast with two days of great rides (100, 65, 50 and 25 mile routes). Location: Hampton Beach State Park’s South Pavilion in Hampton, NH. Link: http://www.granitestatewheelmen.org/ Beneficiary: Ride benefits bicycle safety and education in New Hampshire. Description: Travel through beachfront towns, historic Portsmouth, enjoy scenic ocean and … Continue reading Granite State Wheelmen Seacoast Century, September 23, 2017
Mount Washington Hill Climb, August 19, 2017 - The Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hill Climb is known as the toughest hill climb in the world at 7.6 miles in length, with an average grade of 12%, extended sections of 18% and amazing 22% for the last 50 yards.   Route at RideWithGPS View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Three Notch Century, Lincoln NH - The Three Notch Century takes participants on a challenging and scenic ride through the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Cyclists begin at The Kanc Lodge in Lincoln, NH and ride through Franconia Notch, Crawford Notch and the Kancamagus Highway.  The three day ride begins at the Kancamagus Lodge.  The one day century begins at the North Conway Grand Hotel. … Continue reading Three Notch Century, Lincoln NH
CHAD Hero, Hanover NH: October 22, 2017 - The CHAD Half Century ride is a picturesque 50 mile course through the Upper Connecticut River Valley in near peak foliage season. Participating cyclists have a $500 fundraising minimum. Proceeds go to the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. The ride starts from the Norris Cotton Cancer Center entrance at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center campus (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH. Bike 25 Mile map and … Continue reading CHAD Hero, Hanover NH: October 22, 2017
Mount Washington Century, July 29, 2017 - The Mt. Washington Century ride is fast becoming known as New England’s Most Challenging Century. Cyclists embark from the Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center on Bald Hill Road in Albany, NH. 100 mile route (2016) Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Granite State Grind and Roll - All proceeds from the Granite State Grind and Roll benefit Honduras Hope. Ammonoosuc Run,  45.5 miles; 2,780 feet elevation gain Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course North Country Century; 6,641 feet elevation gain Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX … Continue reading Granite State Grind and Roll
Granite State Quest, Stratham NH - This 50 mile fundraiser for Mass General Hospital starts and ends in Stratham, NH. 50 mile loop Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Ride to End Alzheimer’s, Rye NH: June 24, 2017 - The Ride to End Alzheimer’s, formerly known as the Memory Ride, raises funds for Alzheimer’s research. 2016 routes: 34 mile route Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course 62 mile route Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX … Continue reading Ride to End Alzheimer’s, Rye NH: June 24, 2017
Massachusetts-New Hampshire 200K - This route is provided by New England Randonneurs, starting from Lexington, MA Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Krempels King of the Road Challenge, October 21, 2017 - The King Challenge is a fundraising event for Krempels Center, a Portsmouth NH based nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people living with brain injury from trauma, tumor or stroke. Local cycle-racing legends Robbie and Teddy King are actively involved with supporting the event. Three routes, of varying lengths, have been designed to accommodate … Continue reading Krempels King of the Road Challenge, October 21, 2017
NEMBA mountain bike rides - The New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA)  a recreational trails advocacy organization with 27 chapters throughout New England and about 5,000 members NEMBA Rides by State Connecticut Maine Massachusetts New Hampshire Rhode Island Vermont NEMBA alphabetical list of rides Abrams Rock Adams Farm Ames Nowell State Park Bare Cove / Great Esker Beaver Brook North Beebe Woods / Peterson Farm … Continue reading NEMBA mountain bike rides
Bicycle trails in New Hampshire - Trailink.com Ammonoosuc Rail Trail 19 miles Ballast, Dirt, Gravel, Sand Appel Way Trail 1.3 miles Asphalt Ashuelot Rail-Trail 21.2 miles Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt Black Pond Trail 0.8 miles Dirt Bobby Woodman Rail Trail 1.7 miles Dirt, Gravel Cheshire Rail Trail (Cheshire Branch Rail Trail) 32.8 miles Ballast, Cinder, Dirt Common Pathway 6.5 miles … Continue reading Bicycle trails in New Hampshire
Cycle the Seacoast, Portsmouth NH: May 6, 2018 - The American Lung Association’s Cycle the Seacoast is a one-day, multi-route cycling event with 25, 50 or 100 mile options to choose from while enjoying the water views along the historic Seacoast in New Hampshire. Start location: Portsmouth, NH Options: 25, 50 or 100 miles Date: Sunday, May 7th 2017 100 mile route at RideWithGPS View and print cue … Continue reading Cycle the Seacoast, Portsmouth NH: May 6, 2018
Northampton MA to Rockland ME - This requested tour was designed to start in Northampton Massachusetts and ended in Rockland Maine. Other persons using these routes will need to find alternative overnight locations.The route takes a mix of local roads and highways to Westford and Newburyport MA, then follows generally follows the New Hampshire and Maine coast to Rockland. Roads are selected to optimize … Continue reading Northampton MA to Rockland ME
Exeter to Great Bay - What to expect: The rides go through the scenic farm country of southern New Hampshire. The terrain is rolling hills with old barns, scenic vistas, and lots of quiet roads. All the loops go by historic Kingston NH common,  picturesque Newfields, Great Bay, Newmarket, and the lively college town of Durham. This ride is marked … Continue reading Exeter to Great Bay
Petersborough hill ride - This 46 mile road bike ride is on quiet back roads in the Monadnock region. with 4500 ft.of vertical rise with approximately 2 miles of well packed dirt roads. Offered through the Appalachian Mountain Club, participants must be able to maintain an overall 12.5 on winding mountainous roads. Created by Mike Barry. View at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/235357 Route at … Continue reading Petersborough hill ride
Newburyport to Exeter - Newburyport to Exeter This is a Charles River Wheelmen (CRW) ride Start: Nock Middle School, 70 Low Street, Newburyport, MA 01950 (map) Description: From beautiful Newburyport, we’ll wind through some lovely back roads into Southern New Hampshire. Both rides will follow stretches of quiet roads along the Merrimack River with the longer ride heading as far … Continue reading Newburyport to Exeter
Lincoln-Franconia Notch ride - Most of the roads on this ride are excellent. Route 302 had some traffic but the other roads have very little. I went long stretches at times with seeing no cars. The Kinsman Notch section has a 13% grade going up, and 9% going down. Route 117 (Sugar Hill Road) is quiet and picturesque.There’s a fairly significant climb on … Continue reading Lincoln-Franconia Notch ride
The MOOSA tour, Maine, New Hampshire and Quebec - The MOOSA tour, “Maine’s Original Outstanding Superadventure” was  a Maine-NH-Quebec cycling tour offered in 2009 and 2011. Click on the maps to view each day and download files at RideWithGPS. Read a personal description of the tour at Messages from the Pale Blue Dot.  
Cycling Trails in New Hampshire -   Cycling Trails in New Hampshire Musquash, Londonderry, 750 acres Nashua Heritage Rail Trail 1.3 Miles Northwood Meadows State Park Northwood, 5.5 miles Odiorne State Park Rye Pawtuckaway State Park Raymond/Nottingham 15 miles Pilsbury State Park , Washington 51-mile trail Pisgah State Park Chesterfield, Hinsdale, Winchester 13,500 acre state park Rockingham Recreational Trail Manchester, 18 … Continue reading Cycling Trails in New Hampshire
Sugar Hill, Franconia Notch ride - Most of the roads on this ride are excellent. Route 302 had some traffic but the other roads have very little. I went long stretches at times with seeing no cars. The Kinsman Notch section has a 13% grade going up, and 9% going down. Route 117 (Sugar Hill Road) is quiet and picturesque.There’s a fairly significant climb on … Continue reading Sugar Hill, Franconia Notch ride
NSC Let’s Go Coastal from Newburyport, MA - Start: Cushing Park, Newburyport map to start Directions: From Route 95, take Exit 57 for Route 113 East. Go for 2 miles and take a left onto Kent Street. Parking lot is 2 blocks on right. From Route 1 go onto Merrimac Street (at the Newburyport end of the bridge over the Merrimack). Go 1/4 mile west towards … Continue reading NSC Let’s Go Coastal from Newburyport, MA
NSC New Hampshire Coast from Hampton, NH - Start: Town of Hampton, NH municipal parking lot. Hampton is on Rt. 1, about 10 miles north of Newburyport. (This is not Hampton Beach, which is on Rt. 1A). Map to start Directions: Take Rt. 1 North to Hampton NH. Turn right on Rt. 27, High Street. The large (free) parking lot will be immediately … Continue reading NSC New Hampshire Coast from Hampton, NH
Recommended New Hampshire cycling routes - Suggested  on-road bicycle routes from the NHDOT: Great North Woods Region  (green) White Mountain Region (orange) Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region (yellow Lakes Region (blue) Monadnock Region (purple) Merrimack Valley Region (light reen) Seacoast Region (aqua) Cycling Trails in New Hampshire Alhern State Park, Laconia Basin Trail , North Chatham at Wild River Campground 4.5 miles Bear … Continue reading Recommended New Hampshire cycling routes
New Hampshire state parks bicycle trails - Bear Brook State Park,  Allenstown NH,  map to park .   10,000 acre park with varied terrain. Bear Brook Trails Map Franconia Notch State Park (Franconia Notch Bike Path) map to park  features Flume Gorge, The Old Main of the Mountain Profile, Profile Lake, Boise Rock, The Basin, Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, and Echo Lake. … Continue reading New Hampshire state parks bicycle trails
Vermont – New Hampshire – Eastern Townships 4 Day Cycling Tour - This tour averages approximately 90 miles per day, starting from Newport Vermont. The ride heads east on the first day to New Hampshire with the option to ride south and back north along the Connecticut river. The second day continues north through New Hampshire wilderness over the border to Lac Megantic in Quebec. The third … Continue reading Vermont – New Hampshire – Eastern Townships 4 Day Cycling Tour
Cycling in Northern New England - New Hampshire Maine Vermont
Amesbury Pawtuckaway Getaway - This is a ride that heads northwest from Amesbury MA on rural roads through some of New Hampshire’s smaller communities. The longest version enjoys some nice climbs around Mount Pawtuckaway. Thanks to DG Cycles in Epping for the inspiration– I borrowed sections from a couple of their shop rides. Start: Amesbury Elementary School, South Hampton … Continue reading Amesbury Pawtuckaway Getaway
New Hampshire’s Northern Rail Trail - The Northern Rail Trail follows a section of Boston & Maine’s abandoned railway heading southeast from Lebanon, New Hampshire that once went to Boston, stretching across the Mascoma Valley in central New Hampshire. The 23.8-miles between Lebanon and Grafton follow the Mascoma River and passes beside Mascoma Lake. The Merrimack County Section is now connected … Continue reading New Hampshire’s Northern Rail Trail
AMC Peterborough NH Hill Ride - This 46 mile road bike ride is on quiet back roads in the Monadnock region. with 4500 ft.of vertical rise with approximately 2 miles of well packed dirt roads. Offered through the Appalachian Mountain Club, participants must be able to maintain an overall 12.5 on winding mountainous roads. Rde leader: Mike Barry View at AMC … Continue reading AMC Peterborough NH Hill Ride
Trans-New Hampshire bicycle ride: June 23-25, 2017 - The annual TRANS-NH BIKE RIDE benefits The Muscular Dystrophy Association. The ride provides quality support and accommodations for participants. All the funds raised will remain in NH helping our friends and neighbors who are affected by this difficult and life-threatening disease. Over the past 5 years expenses have averaged 12.7% of the total funds raised.  100% of the expenses are direct … Continue reading Trans-New Hampshire bicycle ride: June 23-25, 2017
Goffstown Rail Trail - The 5.5 mile Goffstown Rail Trail follows the former Boston & Maine railroad right of way from the Piscataquog River near the Main Street bridge in Goffstown, New Hampshire to the Manchester city line near in Pinardville. Running parallel to Mast Road and the Piscataquog River, eventually the Goffstown trail will connect to Manchester’s Piscataquog … Continue reading Goffstown Rail Trail
Keene, NH bicycle rides - Rides starting in Keene, NH.  Most are listed by the Monadnock Cycling Club: Route 12A out-and-back A relatively flat ride toAlstead and back toKeene. . Sawyer’s Crossing loop A 20 mile flat loop through Swanzey. Bingham Hill loop Climb up Bingham Hill. West Swanzey (including Ash Hill)  A 25 mile flat loop inWest Swanzey with … Continue reading Keene, NH bicycle rides
Seacoast Escape, Stratham NH: August 26, 2017 - Bike MS Seacoast Escape Location: Stratham Hill Park, Stratham, NH Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Manchester: Rockingham Recreational Trail - The unpaved 26-mile Rockingham Recreational Trail follows the former Portsmouth Branch of the Boston and Maine Railroad. The NH DOT converted the abandoned railway into a rail-trail. The western end of the trail begins along the shore of Massabesic Lake in Manchester NH and carves its way through secluded woodlands to the Newfields railroad depot. Route … Continue reading Manchester: Rockingham Recreational Trail
Hampton Ocean and Bay - This is the 67 mile version of a ride starting from Hampton NH to Portsmouth NH and back. It includes miles of gorgeous cycling along the New Hampshire coastline, a visit to charming Portsmouth, and a loop around Great Bay. 67 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX … Continue reading Hampton Ocean and Bay
Prouty Century, Hanover NH: July 13 – 14, 2018 - The Prouty bicycle ride supports the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Start:  Starting from Hanover, NH (map to start) Date: July 7-8, 2017 The 36th Annual Prouty will take place on Friday and Saturday, July 7 and 8, 2017. The Prouty – Bike, Walk, Row or Golf to Fight Cancer raises money for cancer research and … Continue reading Prouty Century, Hanover NH: July 13 – 14, 2018
Nashua River Rail Trail - The Nashua River Rail Trail follows the former Hollis branch of the Boston and Maine Corp. railroad for 11 miles through the towns of Ayer, Groton, Pepperell and Dunstable, with a 10-foot wide paved surface for the entire length. The trail travels along a varied and scenic landscape, and no motorized vehicles are allowed. The … Continue reading Nashua River Rail Trail
Rockingham County Ride - This is a North Shore Cyclists Ride Start: Haverhill High School, 137 Monument St., Haverhill, MA map to start Directions: From Rte 495 north, take exit 50. At end of ramp go straight across Broadway onto Monument St., then go straight through 4-way stop. Haverhill High School is on the right. From Rte 495 south, … Continue reading Rockingham County Ride
Ammonoosuc Rail Trail - The Ammonoosuc Rail Trail is a 19 mile gravel and dust path following the Ammonoosuc River in New Hampshire. The trail starts at Central Street in Woodsville and ends at Industrial Park Road in Littleton. Route at RideWithGPS View and print map GPX file TCX Course

Maine

Bike Maine, September 8-15, 2018 - BikeMaine is a fully-supported, seven day cycling tour held in mid-September, the prime time to cycle in New England. The days are still warm, the nights are comfortably cool, and a hint of fall color is just beginning to appear on the trees. Cyclists pedal an average of 55 miles per day along moderately challenging … Continue reading Bike Maine, September 8-15, 2018
NE Parkinsons Ride, Old Orchard Beach, ME: September 08, 2018 - The New England Parkinson’s Ride begins and ends in Old Orchard Beach, Maine with  four loop sfrom  The Ball Park, home of the  SURGE Baseball Team. 100 mile loop Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course 50 mile loop Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View … Continue reading NE Parkinsons Ride, Old Orchard Beach, ME: September 08, 2018
Climate Ride NE, Bar Harbor to Boston - Bar Harbor to Boston, SEPTEMBER 8 – 12, 2016 This 5-day, 390-mile Northeast Climate Ride route takes advantage of the best cycling in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. You’ll ride along the North Atlantic’s scenic coastline by day and spend evenings with an amazing community of people. Upon registration, you will have an opportunity to choose … Continue reading Climate Ride NE, Bar Harbor to Boston
Great Maine Getaway, Biddeford ME: August 12-13, 2017 - On the two-day Great Maine Getaway ride for the National MS Society, cyclists hug Maine’s southern coastline. Start: University of New England Biddeford campus. 2016 Great Maine Getaway routes Saturday Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course 25 miles (map) 50 miles (map) 75 miles (map) 100 miles (map) … Continue reading Great Maine Getaway, Biddeford ME: August 12-13, 2017
Champion the Cure Centuy, Penobscot River, August 19, 2017 - The Champion the Cure century ride follows the Penobscot River north from Brewster, Maine to Lincoln, then reverses course on highways with wide shoulders. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
East Coast Greenway news, July 2016 - Read more at the ECG site Maine: Brewer Riverwalk Reconnects Penobscot River Cities across the country are revitalizing their waterfronts, uncovering and transforming former industrialized landscapes into lush green corridors. This trend is inspiring residents and visitors to reconnect with their urban waterways. Maine offers a handful of examples including Portland’s Eastern Promenade, the Bangor Waterfront, and … Continue reading East Coast Greenway news, July 2016
Lobster ride, Camden ME: July 23, 2017 - The 2016 Maine Lobster Ride originates at the Camden Snow Bowl in Camden, ME. 15 Miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course 34 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course 51 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print … Continue reading Lobster ride, Camden ME: July 23, 2017
Trek Across Maine: June 15 – 17, 2018 -   The Trek Across Maine is a 3-day, 180 mile cycling event for the American Lung Association, from the mountains of Sunday River to the sea in Belfast. As the largest fundraising event of its kind in the nation for the American Lung Association, the Trek has raised more than $24 million in the past 30+ … Continue reading Trek Across Maine: June 15 – 17, 2018
Seacoast Safari, Kittery-Biddenford ME: July 15, 2017 - CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with route options of 30 miles, 65 miles or a Century. The 2014 two-day tour shown below offered two 50 mile rides. Day 1 on Saturday begins at Shapleigh Middle School in Kittery, ME, ending at the University of New England in Biddeford. The Sunday ride returns from … Continue reading Seacoast Safari, Kittery-Biddenford ME: July 15, 2017
Loon Echo Trek, Bridgton ME: September 16, 2017 - The Loon Echo Bike Trek offers 25, 50, 80 or 100 miles, with scenic rural roads, starting and ending in Bridgton, Maine, circling through the mountains to Bethel and back. The 17th annual Loon Echo Trek is the largest event benefiting the Loon Echo Land Trust! Proceeds from the event and sponsorship help us in … Continue reading Loon Echo Trek, Bridgton ME: September 16, 2017
NEMBA mountain bike rides - The New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA)  a recreational trails advocacy organization with 27 chapters throughout New England and about 5,000 members NEMBA Rides by State Connecticut Maine Massachusetts New Hampshire Rhode Island Vermont NEMBA alphabetical list of rides Abrams Rock Adams Farm Ames Nowell State Park Bare Cove / Great Esker Beaver Brook North Beebe Woods / Peterson Farm … Continue reading NEMBA mountain bike rides
Bicycle trails in Maine - Trailink.com Aroostook Valley Trail 28 miles Crushed Stone, Dirt Auburn Riverwalk 1.2 miles Asphalt Bangor and Aroostook Trail 61 miles Gravel Calais Waterfront Walkway 1.5 miles Gravel Down East Sunrise Trail 85 miles Crushed Stone Eastern Promenade Trail 2.1 miles Asphalt Eastern Trail 28.4 miles Asphalt, Crushed Stone Ellsworth Rail Trail 1.6 miles Asphalt Four … Continue reading Bicycle trails in Maine
Northampton MA to Rockland ME - This requested tour was designed to start in Northampton Massachusetts and ended in Rockland Maine. Other persons using these routes will need to find alternative overnight locations.The route takes a mix of local roads and highways to Westford and Newburyport MA, then follows generally follows the New Hampshire and Maine coast to Rockland. Roads are selected to optimize … Continue reading Northampton MA to Rockland ME
Penobscot four day tour - Day 1: Camden to Stonington. Ride inland around Camden Hills State Park, with some coastal sections on Rt. 1. Reaching Orland and Bucksport continue to Stonington on Deer Isle. View Larger Map View at RidewithGPS Day 2 Stonington to Bar Harbor: From Stonington the ride hugs the southern shore of the Penobscot Peninsula, goes through Blue Hill and on to … Continue reading Penobscot four day tour
The MOOSA tour, Maine, New Hampshire and Quebec - The MOOSA tour, “Maine’s Original Outstanding Superadventure” was  a Maine-NH-Quebec cycling tour offered in 2009 and 2011. Click on the maps to view each day and download files at RideWithGPS. Read a personal description of the tour at Messages from the Pale Blue Dot.  
The East Coast Greenway in Maine - The East Coast Greenway extends over 2,600 miles from Key West, Florida to Calais, Maine. The Maine section of the East Coast Greenway has five distinct sections: Maine’s East Coast Greenway Casco Bay Coastal Route Downeast Route & Downeast Sunrise Trail Eastern Trail River Route The Explore Maine site Aroostook County Downeast & Acadia Greater Portland … Continue reading The East Coast Greenway in Maine
Cycling Acadia: Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island and the Schoodic Peninsula - Some of our favorite bicycle rides are in Acadia, which is a national park on Mount Desert Island, a beautiful area attached to mainland Maine by a short bridge. You’ll find several days of wonderful cycling here. Inn: Bar Harbor The nearest large airport is Bangor International, about an hour away, taking Rt. 3 the … Continue reading Cycling Acadia: Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island and the Schoodic Peninsula
Coastal Maine Cycling Tour: Camden to Acadia and back - Coastal Maine Cycling Tour Day 1: Camden to Stonington Ride inland around Camden Hills State Park, with some coastal sections on Rt. 1. Reaching Orland and Bucksport continue to Stonington on Deer Isle. Distance: 88 miles. Camden Inns Camden Hills State Park Campground.  Cue Sheet Route Map GPX Track View in Google Maps Stonington inns … Continue reading Coastal Maine Cycling Tour: Camden to Acadia and back
Cycling in Northern New England - New Hampshire Maine Vermont
Mount Desert Island Century ride - Bike the nicest roads on Mount Desert Island, including the Park Loop, a climb up Cadillac Mountain, and a tour of Southwest Harbor, starting from Bar Harbor ME. View this ride at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/903812  Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Portsmouth to Portland via Maine’s Eastern Trail - This is a mix of on-road and off-road routes from Portsmouth NH to Portland ME along Maine’s Eastern Trail. Signs along the trail will take you on bike paths as they are developed. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Maine Bike Rally - The Maine Bike Rally is a three day combined effort of local enthusiasts, the Casco Bay Bicycle Club, Merrymeeting Wheelers Bicycle Club and the Bicycle Coalition of Maine. Riders can choose from more than 30 rides that vary in length from a short five miles to a 100-mile century ride winding through country lanes and shorelines. … Continue reading Maine Bike Rally
Bicycle Tour of the St. John River Valley - The Grand Tour of the St. John River Valley starts in Fort Kent Maine, taking you to Grand Isle and around Long Lake to Sinclair. See potatoes, panoramic views of the St. John River and Long Lake, and quaint French villages. Distance options are 25, 50, 62 and 100 miles Start: Northern Maine Medical Center, Fort … Continue reading Bicycle Tour of the St. John River Valley
Maine lighthouse Ride, Kittery - Alliance Maine Lighthouse Ride This ride has become established as a major cycling event in Southern Maine, and benefits the Eastern Trail Alliance, an organization dedicated to building a 60-mile greenway from Kittery to South Portland, Maine. Enjoy views of the Maine coastline and up to 9 lighthouses! The 25-mile Ride (9:00 AM) starts out on … Continue reading Maine lighthouse Ride, Kittery
Dempsey Challenge, Lewiston ME: September 29-30, 2018 - The Dempsey Challenge is an annual international fundraising cycling / run or walk based in Lewiston/Auburn, Maine benefitting The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center. Start:  Simard-Payne Police Memorial Park, 46 Beech Street, Lewiston, ME 04240 View the 100 mile century ride from Lewiston at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/312749 Route at … Continue reading Dempsey Challenge, Lewiston ME: September 29-30, 2018
Portsmouth-Ogunquit ride - This is a Charles River Wheelmen bicycle ride Start: Portsmouth Park and Ride – 15 miles North of 495 and 95. (map to start) Description: Scenic shoreline and rural roads of historic Portsmouth, York, and Ogunquit. Ride along the ocean, past the Nubble lighthouse, and through quiet back roads. 58 mile cue 34 mile cue … Continue reading Portsmouth-Ogunquit ride
Kennebec River Rail Trail - The 6.5 mile Kennebec River Trail is a paved path that follows the Kennebec River in Maine. The map below shows a round trip ride from downtown Augusta to Gardiner to the trail end in downtown Gardiner close to waterfront park, then returning to Augusta. View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Lobter and Roll Ride from Rockland ME - The Maine Lobster Ride and Roll supports the Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s work to improve bicycling in Maine. Start from Rockland District High School. Rockland District High School, 400 Broadway, Rockland, ME.  Visit Bike Maine for more information. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course

Vermont

Ride 100/200, June 23, 2018 - Ride Route 100/200–200 Miles in One Day, This is a one day bicycle ride that stretches from the Canadian border to the Massachusetts state line. Route 100 is widely recognized as one of Vermont’s most scenic highways and the ride is routed to minimize automobile traffic. With nicely spaced town greens for breaks, numerous scenic vistas, a … Continue reading Ride 100/200, June 23, 2018
Long Trail Century Ride, Bridgewater Corners VT: JUNE 23, 2018 - Location: Bridgewater Corners, VT Link: http://www.longtrailcenturyride.com/ Beneficiary: Vermont Adaptive  https://www.vermontadaptive.org/ The Long Trail Century Ride to benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports returns again with an all-day event including cycling on 100-, 60-, 20- mile and a family-friendly 5K routes in the morning and a family-friendly festival and party in the afternoon with BBQ, live music, … Continue reading Long Trail Century Ride, Bridgewater Corners VT: JUNE 23, 2018
Darn Tough Ride, Stowe VT - The Darn Tough Ride is held in Stowe, Vermont annually on Labor Day weekend. The Century ride includes Mt. Mansfield and Smugglers’ Notch with their demanding terrain. The Darn Tough Ride is organised annually by PS: Creative Events, LLC and benefits a local, or area non-profit organisation. The 2015 recipient is Friends of Stowe Adaptive Sports, a non-profit organization … Continue reading Darn Tough Ride, Stowe VT
Hoosic River Ride, Aug. 12, 2017 - The Hoosic River Ride is a one-day event that benefits the education, research and advocacy programs of the non-profit Hoosic River Watershed Association.   Start locations For 2016, the rides begin at the Hoosac School on Pine Valley Road (Route 103) in Hoosick  NY. Previous year rides (shown below) started at the Southern Vermont College Rec Center in … Continue reading Hoosic River Ride, Aug. 12, 2017
Vermont Challenge: August 16–19, 2018 - The Vermont Challenge offers four days of riding through the picturesque countryside of Vermont. The 2016 version benefiting the following organizations: Okemo – Windsor County, VT – Black River Good Neighbors Stratton – Windham County, VT – Jamaica/Wardsboro Community Food Pantry Killington – Rutland County, VT – BROC Community Action & Rutland Methodist Church ‘Feed the … Continue reading Vermont Challenge: August 16–19, 2018
Burlington Green Mountain Getaway: August 5, 2017 - The Bike MS Green Mountain Getaway in the past has included two days of riding, but offers a one-day ride for 2016. 2016 Routes: 30 miles (cue sheet) 60 miles (cue sheet) 100 miles (cue sheet) The routes below include rides for the 2014-2015 two day event 100 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and … Continue reading Burlington Green Mountain Getaway: August 5, 2017
CHAD Tour – Lake Champlain and Adirondacks - The CHAD tour combines some of the finest rides in the Lake Champlain basin with challenging climbs in the Adirondacks. The tour begins in Burlington on Sunday night, and heads to Plattsburgh via the Lake Champlain Islands on Monday. On Tuesday riders head into the Adirondacks, and on Wednesday turn back east to Ticonderoga, crossing back into Vermont on Thursday. The return to Burlington … Continue reading CHAD Tour – Lake Champlain and Adirondacks
Champ’s Challenge, Vergennes VT: July 17, 2016 - The “Champ’s Challenge for CF” is hosted by the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, and offers a 40-mile course for more advanced cyclists, an 8-mile course for more recreational riders and families, or a 5k Walk/Run. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Northeast Kingdom Randonneur 300K - Description from New England Randonneurs: The NEK 300k is a challenging ride through the Northeast Kingdom  of Vermont. The route travels along some very nice dirt road, traverses a lakeside rail-trail & passes over several covered bridges. There are several challenging climbs along the way, an interesting section of riding along the international border & great scenery throughout … Continue reading Northeast Kingdom Randonneur 300K
Tour de Heifer, Brattleboro VT: Sunday, June 4, 2017 - The Tour de Heifer’s 60 and 30 mile challenge routes follow dirt roads with minimal pavement.  Both entail significant elevation change — that is, hill-climbing, and lots of it! All of the routes begin and end at Lilac Ridge Farm in West Brattleboro, VT. 2016 routes 60 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View … Continue reading Tour de Heifer, Brattleboro VT: Sunday, June 4, 2017
Vermont Gran Fondo: Jun 30, 2018 - The Vermont Gran Fondo is a non-competitive ride through Vermont’s Green Mountains. The 2016 Gran Fondo started at 1321 Exchange Street, Middlebury VT 2016 routes Three ride options: Gran Fondo: 105 miles, 10,000+ feet of climbing (all four gaps: Appalachian Gap, Moretown Mountain, Roxbury Gap, Lincoln Gap) Medio Fondo: 64 miles, 6,800 feet of climbing (Lincoln … Continue reading Vermont Gran Fondo: Jun 30, 2018
Vermont Gran Fondo (2014 route) - The Vermont Gran Fondo is a non-competitive ride through Vermont’s Green Mountains. (Note: The 2016 Gran Fondo starts at 1321 Exchange Street, Middlebury VT) 2014 routes starting from Middlebury College Snow Bowl 2014 Gran Fondo Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course 2014 Medio Fondo Route at RideWithGPS … Continue reading Vermont Gran Fondo (2014 route)
NEMBA mountain bike rides - The New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA)  a recreational trails advocacy organization with 27 chapters throughout New England and about 5,000 members NEMBA Rides by State Connecticut Maine Massachusetts New Hampshire Rhode Island Vermont NEMBA alphabetical list of rides Abrams Rock Adams Farm Ames Nowell State Park Bare Cove / Great Esker Beaver Brook North Beebe Woods / Peterson Farm … Continue reading NEMBA mountain bike rides
Going the Distance Century, Brattleboro VT - Going the Distance Bike Ride Fundraiser for the Brattleboro Boys and Girls Club, Vermont. Date: Saturday June 25th, 2016 Choose from routes of 40, 60 or 100 miles, that all start and end at the Marlboro College Graduate School, Brattleboro, VT. All routes travel along the lovely Connecticut River Valley, on quiet well paved roads. … Continue reading Going the Distance Century, Brattleboro VT
Green Mountain Bicycle Club - The Green Mountain Bicycle Club is the oldest bicycling club in Vermont and promotes recreational cycling, races, and bicycle commuting throughout Vermont. GMBC is host to the very popular Burlington Criterium on Labor Day . Download the GMBC cue sheets below and view online at bikely.com View ride at Bikely Start Miles GMBC 2008 – 2009 Century … Continue reading Green Mountain Bicycle Club
The Cross-Vermont Trail - The Cross Vermont Trail is a project to build a multi-use, four season path across the width of Vermont; following the Winooski River and Wells River valleys. View the route of the proposed trail by opening the PDF maps below: crossvt-maps-all crossvt-map1 crossvt-map2 crossvt-map3 crossvt-map4 crossvt-map5 crossvt-map6 crossvt-map7 crossvt-map8 crossvt-map9 crossvt-map10 crossvt-map11 crossvt-map12
Sharp Increase in Vermont Bicycle Fatalities - The total number of people dying in traffic accidents in Vermont has decreased significantly over the past few years, but for cyclists, the numbers have worsened significantly, causing some alarm in a state filled with beautiful, scenic byways that are perfect for bike riding. In 2011 through 2014, the state experienced no fatalities among cyclists involved … Continue reading Sharp Increase in Vermont Bicycle Fatalities
Lyndonville Glacial Lakes - This ride is from Cycling the Kingdom by the Northeastern Vermont Development Association: “Don’t leave the Kingdom without visiting two of its most beautiful glacial lakes — Willoughby and Seymour. The all-paved roads on this ride take in both of them including Island Pond. Stunning scenery. Aromatic evergreens. This is quintessential Northeast Kingdom. Good accommodations … Continue reading Lyndonville Glacial Lakes
Cross-Vermont Trail - The Cross Vermont Trail is a 75-mile trail-in-development to span the state of Vermont from South Burlington to Wells River. This is a project of the Cross Vermont Trail Association. For more information go to the Cross Vermont Trail Association’s website. Overall Trail Map Section maps: Map 1 Village of Wells River (Connecticut River) to … Continue reading Cross-Vermont Trail
The Lake Champlain Bikeway - The Champlain Bikeway circles around the entire Lake and along the Richelieu River in Quebec on mostly paved rural roads. Connecting theme loops, ranging in distance from 10 to 47 miles in length, follow both paved and unpaved roads. Paved alternates for unpaved sections are not offered for theme loops. Two bridges and four ferry crossings … Continue reading The Lake Champlain Bikeway
Vermont – New Hampshire – Eastern Townships 4 Day Cycling Tour - This tour averages approximately 90 miles per day, starting from Newport Vermont. The ride heads east on the first day to New Hampshire with the option to ride south and back north along the Connecticut river. The second day continues north through New Hampshire wilderness over the border to Lac Megantic in Quebec. The third … Continue reading Vermont – New Hampshire – Eastern Townships 4 Day Cycling Tour
Cycling in Northern New England - New Hampshire Maine Vermont
Monkton climb to Jerusalem - Following a long climb, Jerusalem VT is at mile 14.6 on this ride at the intersection of Harlow Drive and Russell Young Road. You’ll see several houses, the Jerusalem Corners Country Store, a Chevron station, a bed and breakfast, a few abandoned buildings, a cemetery, and a one-room schoolhouse built in 1874. Start: Monkton General Store … Continue reading Monkton climb to Jerusalem
Burlington-Greenbush Loop - Head south from the parking lot at Deerfield Road and Spear Street in Burlington VT through open farm fields and small villages. The route turns west to Lake Champlain before turning north on Greenbush Road. As you approach Shelbourne,you may wish to detour to the eastern shore of Lake Champlain before heading back to the start … Continue reading Burlington-Greenbush Loop
St. Albans Northern Vermont Tour - This ride begins at the Bay Park in St. Albans VT and goes north through Swanton and the Missisquoi National Wildlife refuge, continuing through North Hero, Grand Isle, and South Hero before returning to the mainland. http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1580459  Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Richmond VT Smugglers Notch - This 65-mile scenic ride starts at the Park & Ride in Richmond VT and is easiest if ridden clockwise. The start is the Richmond Park & Ride on VT Rt. 2. Start out by heading north along the Winooski River on Barber Farm Road. In Jeffersonville, begin a 7-mile, 1,600-foot climb up to Smugglers’ Notch, … Continue reading Richmond VT Smugglers Notch
Montpelier Onion River Century - The Onion River Century Ride in Northeast Kingdom Vermont offers three rides through maples forests and New England towns including a 24 mile dirt road loop, a 68 mile loop, or a 111 mile full loop. (Map to Start) View this ride at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/308270 Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file … Continue reading Montpelier Onion River Century
Lyndonville Maples ride - This ride is from Cycling the Kingdom by the Northeastern Vermont Development Association. “The views and vistas along Darling Hill Road — the main event of this ride — are unsurpassed. Century-old sugar maples form a canopy of color during foliage season and a respite from the sun in spring and summer. Perfect for all abilities. … Continue reading Lyndonville Maples ride
Beebe Spur, Up and back - This ride is from Cycling the Kingdom by the Northeastern Vermont Development Association. “An out-and-back ride along Vermont’s most scenic rail trail that borders Lake Memphremagog for most of the trail’s 3.8- mile car-free length. Suitable for all abilities. Fat tired bicycles are strongly recommended due to coarse gravel surface.” Distance: 11.2 miles roundtrip departing … Continue reading Beebe Spur, Up and back
Westfield Back Roads and Big Falls - This ride is from  Cycling the Kingdom  by the Northeastern Vermont Development Association.  “A combination of lightly traveled paved and unpaved back roads leads you to the best waterfall in the region. A covered bridge and popular swimming hole add to the enjoyment of this ride. Suitable for mountain bikes and hybrids as well as … Continue reading Westfield Back Roads and Big Falls
Chimney Point – Ticonderoga ride - This ride explores both sides of  Lake Champlain, first heading south from Chimney Point State Park in Vermont, then crossing the ferry to Ticonderoga NY.  From there there’s an 8 mile climb to the edge of the Adirondacks, then a consistent downhill ride for the remaining 18 miles back, crossing the bridge over Lake Champlain … Continue reading Chimney Point – Ticonderoga ride
Derby-Orleans-Greensboro cycling loop - This ride starts in Derby VT near the Quebec line and Newport on Lake Memphremagog. It passes through the beautiful heart of the Northeast Kingdom before returning to the start location.There are some decent hills and great views. View the 75 mile ride at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/276083 Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print … Continue reading Derby-Orleans-Greensboro cycling loop
Windsor County Cruising - Green Mountain Bicycle Club‘s Upper Valley Ride: Windsor County Cruising. Starts from Royalton VT. with a climb up Howe Hill and continues through Pomfret  almost to Woodstock, then right to Barnard, Bethel and back to Royalton. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
A couple of rides from Burlington, VT - Burlington is a popular and very progressive small city in the northwest corner of Vermont. For a place that is plunged into winter almost half the year, it has adopted a very progressive attitude toward cyclists, and has a wonderful bike trail that runs for several miles along Lake Champlain. Local Motion offers many resources … Continue reading A couple of rides from Burlington, VT
Four bicycle rides near Putney Vermont -   Tour of the Valleys  A 60 mile  loop Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course River Road/Route 5 Loop 13 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course Hickory Ridge/Black Locust/Brook Road Loop 12 miles Route at RideWithGPS … Continue reading Four bicycle rides near Putney Vermont
Middlebury-Burlington VT loop - This ride starts on Main St. in downtown Middlebury Vermont and heads north to Burlington along the edge of the Green Mountains before looping back closer to Lake Champlain on the return. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course Burlington to Middlebury The  ride below follows … Continue reading Middlebury-Burlington VT loop
Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail , Franklin County - The Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail in northwest Vermont is a 26-mile all-season Rails-to-Trails recreation path which largely parallels Route 105 and the Missisquoi River, passing through six towns between St. Albans and Richford, Vermont. The packed gravel surface is suitable for walking or biking (wide tires are recommended) and XC skiing in winter. It is closed … Continue reading Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail , Franklin County
Hungry Lion Bicycle Tour - The Hungry Lion Bicycle Tour is part of the Whitingham Fall Foliage Festival, sponsored by Deerfield Valley Velo, the Town of Whitingham VT and the Whitingham-Halifax Lions Club. http://ridewithgps.com/routes/630795 Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Moose ride from Island Pond - This ride is from Cycling the Kingdom by the Northeastern Vermont Development Association: “Mostly Moose And trees. Not much else, includin’ traffic, ‘cept scen’ry. We saw four moose without hardly looking when scouting this loop. Fairly level when riding north and south. Bumps and hills east and west. Energetic beginners, make a two-day trip out … Continue reading Moose ride from Island Pond
Mad King’s Challenge and Mad River Century - The Mad King Challenge is a century + 11 mile bicycle ride on the semi-annual Charles River Wheelmen’s Velo Vermont weekend tour of the Green Mountains from the White Horse Inn in Warren, VT. The ride heads west over the Green Mountains through four mountain “gaps” (Vermont for mountain passes), beginning with a 6 mile … Continue reading Mad King’s Challenge and Mad River Century
Williamstown – Bennington cycling loop - One of my favorite rides from Williamstown MA heads north across the state line to Bennington Vermont. A good starting point is the Public Library in Williamstown. Rt. 7 offers a wide shoulder with a steady easy climb to North Pownal. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file … Continue reading Williamstown – Bennington cycling loop
Northern Vermont Lakes Bicycle Ride - This bicycle ride is part of the Tour de Kingdom from Newport, VT. and goes past Lake Seymour, Island Pond, Lake Willoughby and Lake Memphremagog. The roads in this are of Vermont are great for cycling and the landscape is beautiful. The tour organizers offer route options of 25, 50, 80, and 100 miles. Route … Continue reading Northern Vermont Lakes Bicycle Ride
Kelly Brush Century ride: September 9, 2017 - The annual Kelly Brush Century Ride in Middlebury Vt. This scenic bicycle ride through the Champlain Valley has evolved from a dozen cyclists to the largest fundraising ride in the state. The ride is also one of the best attended events in the Northeast for adaptive athletes using hand-cranked handcycles. The ride raises money to … Continue reading Kelly Brush Century ride: September 9, 2017
Harpoon Point to Point, August 12, 2017 - Join the Vermont Foodbank in their fight against hunger by riding the Harpoon Point to Point! Since its inception in 2002, the Harpoon Point to Point has become the Vermont Foodbank’s largest fundraiser of the year, raising over $1.3M to date. Come ride 100, 50 or 25 miles on the road, or ride the 20-mile mountain … Continue reading Harpoon Point to Point, August 12, 2017
Craftsbury 11 mile loop - This ride is from Cycling the Kingdom by the Northeastern Vermont Development Association. “A perfect introduction to cycling in the Northeast Kingdom featuring all paved roads. Classic inns, country stores, intimate scenes and sweeping panoramas accent the verdant landscape. The mostly level to rolling terrain is interrupted by only one killer hill. But hey, Vermont … Continue reading Craftsbury 11 mile loop
Castleton Green Mountain Getaway - The Green Mountain Getaway is a two-day National MS Society bicycle ride in Vermont, beginning and ending at Castleton State College. Distance options each day include  40, 75 or 100 miles. Location:      Castleton State College  (map to start) View this ride at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/311387 Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map … Continue reading Castleton Green Mountain Getaway
Around the Block from Hardwick Vermont - This ride is from Cycling the Kingdom by the Northeastern Vermont Development Association.  “Around the block is what Vermonters call making a series of right-hand turns to get back where they started — even if it takes more than 50 miles to do it. This one of the favorite “around the block” rides in all … Continue reading Around the Block from Hardwick Vermont
Share Town Ride, Woodstock VT - The Share Town Ride benefits the Woodstock Community Food Shelf. START: Vail Field, South Street (Route 106), Woodstock, Vermont. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Swanton Almost to Canada - This Green Mountain Bicycle Club ride starts at Highgate Elementary School in Swanton, VT. The route takes your through northwestern Vermont near Lake Carmi and the towns of through Morses Line and Franklin.  The long ride goes up to Richford and through Enosburg Falls. View this ride at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/936748 Route at RideWithGPS Viewand print cue sheet … Continue reading Swanton Almost to Canada

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