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Hollis-Brookline Rotary Ride and Walk, May 11, 2019 - Hollis-Brookline Rotary Ride and Walk, sponsored by the Hollis-Brookline Rotary Club: Date: Saturday May 12, 2018 Location: Hollis NH Please join us for the 2018 Hollis-Brookline Rotary Ride and Walk (formerly known as the Jonathan Gilmour Memorial Scholarship Fund Ride and Walk) on Saturday, May 12 in Hollis, NH. The charity Bike Ride and Walk, which […]
CHAD Hero, Hanover NH: October 20, 2019 - The CHaD HERO is a fundraising and athletic event benefiting CHaD, Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Starting in 2006 as just a half marathon run it has grown to include a competitive 5K run, Cam’s Course 1 Mile Fun Run, 5K walk, 5 and 7 mile wooded hikes, a limited […]
Granite State Wheelmen Seacoast Century, September 20-22, 2019 - The annual Seacoast Century Weekend on scenic New England coast with two days of great rides (100, 65, 50 and 25 mile routes). The Granite State Wheelmen invite you to the  Seacoast Century Weekend. Your choice of scenic 25, 50, 63 and 100 mile routes along New England’s […]
Seacoast Escape bicycle ride Seacoast Escape, Stratham NH: August 24, 2019 - 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
Mount Washington Hill Climb, August 17-18, 2019 - 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 […]
Mount Washington Century map Mount Washington Century, July 27, 2019 - The Tin Mountain Conservation Center’s Mt. Washington Century ride is on Saturday, July 27, 2019, leaving from the Tin Mountain Conservation Nature Learning Center between 6 and 8 AM.  The ride around the base of Mt. Washington is over the NH Scenic Byway/Presidential Range Tour that offers spectacular mountain […]
Noth Hampton Granite State bicycle ride Granite State Quest, Stratham NH, July 20, 2019 - This 50 mile Granite State Quest 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
The Prouty bicycle ride Prouty Century, Hanover NH: July 12 – 13, 2019 - The Prouty bicycle ride supports the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Start:  Starting from Hanover, NH (map to start) The 38th Annual Prouty will take place on July 12 & 13, 2019. It is a two-day athletic event that raises funds to benefit Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center […]
Ride to End Alzheimer's Ride to End Alzheimer’s, Rye NH: June 22, 2019 - The Ride to End Alzheimer’s, formerly known as the Memory Ride, raises funds for Alzheimer’s research. Description: Whether you’re an avid cyclists or a weekend warrior, the Ride to End Alzheimer’s is for a range of riders! Choose between four (4) scenic options (100, 62, 30 mile or […]
Trans New Hampshire bicycle ride Trans-New Hampshire bicycle ride: June 21-23, 2019 - 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 […]
Cycle the Seacoast of New Hampshire 10th Annual Cycle the Seacoast, Portsmouth NH: May 5, 2019 - Choose from 25, 50 or 100 mile route options along the historic seacoast of New Hampshire on the first Sunday of May! Starting and ending at Cisco Brewers Portsmouth, there's something for everyone! All levels and abilities are welcome!
Monarch School Grand Fundo, Saturday September 8, 2018 - Saturday September 8, 2018 – Monarch School of New England Gran Fundo & Walk,  Rochester, NH This year’s ride features: 50, 30, 20, and 10 mile routes, and a 5K walk. Something for every fitness level and ability! All funds raised at this event benefit the students of […]
Contoocook Carry Triathelon Contoocook Carry Triathlon, Hopkinton, NH, September 8, 2018 - The 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/
Three Notch Century, North Conway NH: September 8, 2018 - 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. 
Krempels bicycle ride Krempels King of the Road Challenge, October 20, 2018 - 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 […]
Four Notches and a Pass 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 […]
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 – […]
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 […]
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 […]
Granite State Grind bicycle ride 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 […]
Lexington MA metric century 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
Northeast Mountain Bike Association NEMBA 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 […]
New Hampshire bicycle trails 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 […]
Northampton Quabbin Reservoir bicycle ride 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 […]
Exeter Great Bay bicycle ride 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 […]
Petersborough bicycle ride 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. […]
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 […]
Lincoln Franconia bicycle ride 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 […]
Moosa bicycle 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 […]
Lincoln-Franconia Notch Sugar Hill Ride 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 […]
coastal bicycle ride from Newburyport, MA 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 […]
Coastal NH bicycle ride 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 […]
New Hampshire DOT bike routes 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 […]
New Hampshire State Parks bicycle trails 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, […]
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 […]
Bicycle rides in northern New England Cycling in Northern New England - Rides in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, including a couple of week-long cycling tours.
Amesbury MA Pawtuckaway bicycle ride 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 […]
Northern Rail trail bicycle ride 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. […]
Peterborough Bicycle Ride 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. […]
Goffstown Rail Trail 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 […]
Monadnock Cycling Club 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 […]
Rockingham rail trail 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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
NSC Rockingham Ride 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 […]
Ammonoosuc Trail 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

Lewiston Dempsey Challenge Dempsey Challenge, Lewiston ME: September 28-29, 2019 - 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 […]
Bike Maine, September 7-14, 2019 - 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 […]
Champion the Cure Challenge, Brewer ME, August 17, 2019 - The Champion the Cure century ride follows the Penobscot River north from Brewer Maine to Lincoln, then reverses course on highways with wide shoulders.
Great Maine Getaway, Biddeford ME: August 10 – 11, 2019 - 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 […]
Rockland Maine Lobster bike ride The Maine Lobter and Roll Ride from Rockland ME, 2018 - 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 […]
Seacoast Safari Cycle for Life Seacoast Safari, Kittery-Biddenford ME: July 13, 2019 - CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with route options of 30 miles, 65 miles or a Century.
Trek Across Maine Trek Across Maine: June 14-16, 2019 - New route, same great ride! The 35th annual Trek Across Maine is on Father's Day Weekend - June 14 – 16th, 2019. Featuring a new route for our 35th Anniversary, cycle 180 miles across the state of Maine.
Tour de Cure, Wells Maine Kennebunks Tour de Cure, Wells ME, June 9, 2019 - Join the American Diabetes Association at the 2019 Kennebunks Tour de Cure Location: Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farms Road, Wells, ME, 04090 Routes: (This year’s route may vary) 100 miles 63 miles 30 miles 2018 63 mile route Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and […]
Loon Echo Trek Loon Echo Trek, Bridgton ME: September 15, 2018 - 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 18th annual Loon Echo Trek is the largest event benefiting the Loon Echo Land Trust! Proceeds from […]
Camden Maine Lobster ride Lobster ride, Camden ME: July 22, 2018 - The  Maine Lobster Ride originates at the Camden Snow Bowl in Camden, ME. 2016 routes 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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Northeast Mountain Bike Association NEMBA 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 […]
Maine bicycle trails 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 […]
Northampton Quabbin Reservoir bicycle ride 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 […]
Penobscot Peninsula and Mount Desert Island cycling tour 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 […]
Moosa bicycle 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.  
The ECG in Maine 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 […]
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 […]
Coastal Maine cycling tour 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 […]
Bicycle rides in northern New England Cycling in Northern New England - Rides in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, including a couple of week-long cycling tours.
Mount Desert Island bicycle ride 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
Eastern Trail Maine bicycle ride 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 […]
Maine bike Rally 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 […]
St, John River Valley bicycle ride 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 […]
Kittery Lighthouse-Portland bicycle ride 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 […]
Portsmouth - Ogunquit ride 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 […]
Kennebec trail, Augusta Maine 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 […]

Vermont

Richard Tom Foundation bike ride Richard’s Ride, Richmond VT: May 18, 2019 - The Richard Tom Foundation was created to honor Richard Tom who lost his life while cycling near his home in Vermont. The Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of cyclists of all ages
Vermont 50, September 29, 2019 - The Vermont 50 is an annual race held during the last weekend of September at beautiful Mount Ascutney located in West Windsor, Vermont. All benefits go to Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports,  where youth and adults with disabilities gain a measure of self- confidence and independence by participating in adaptive […]
Hungry Lion bicycle ride Whitingham Hungry Lion Bicycle Tour, September 29, 2018 - 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. 2012 routes http://ridewithgps.com/routes/630795 Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Kelly Brush Century ride: September 7, 2019 - 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 […]
Vermont Challenge: August 15-18, 2019 - 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 […]
Charity Treks, Burlington VT, August 7, 2018 - Charity Treks returns to the Northeast Kingdom after 3 years in the Charlottesville VA / Washington DC area. Our event starts in beautiful Burlington, Vermont and ends in picturesque Portland, Maine. The event takes place over 4 days, from Tuesday, August 7th to Friday, August 10th, with on-site registration taking […]
Tour de Slate 2019 Tour de Slate, Middletown Springs, VT: August 3, 2019 - The annual Tour de Slate fund-raising bike ride supports the addiction-ending efforts of Teen Challenge,VT. The Tour has four different routes designed to provide an enjoyable ride no matter what your level of experience.
Burlington Green Mountain Getaway: August 3, 2019 - The Bike MS Green Mountain Getaway 2019 Cue Sheets 30 miles 60 miles 100 miles 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 […]
Brattleboro Century bicycle ride Going the Distance Century, Brattleboro VT, June 30, 2018 - 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 […]
Central Vermont Cycling Tour Central Vermont Cycling Tour, Montpelier VT, June 30, 2019 - The Central Vermont Cycling Tour started in 2002, as the EcoTour. And we still ride in support of healthy, active kids. The tour is a fundraiser for the Cross Vermont Trail Association.
Vermont Gran Fondo: June 29, 2019 - The Vermont Gran Fondo is a non-competitive ride through Vermont’s Green Mountains.This ride will test your fitness with its challenging climbs. There are amazing views at the top each gap—savor them for a moment before you speed downhill. 2019 location: Bristol Recreation Club, 110 Airport Drive Bristol, VT […]
Vermont Adaptive Charity Ride Vermont Adaptive Charity Ride, June 22-23, 2019 - he goal of the annual event is to enjoy the beauty of Vermont through cycling all while raising funds for the state’s largest nonprofit organization committed to providing sports and recreation to people with disabilities.
Ride 100/200, June 22, 2019 - 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 […]
Tour de Heifer Brattleboro Tour de Heifer, Brattleboro VT: June 9, 2019 - 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 […]
Bike for the Lake, North Hero VT Bike for the Lake, North Hero Vt., June 16, 2018 - Funds raised will support our work on projects to ensure that we can continue to celebrate the beauty of Lake Champlain! Routes of 30, 60, 80, and 100 miles through the Champlain Islands and along the New York shore. Register online before June 10th or day of on June 16th.
Vergennes bicycle ride Champ’s Challenge, Vergennes VT: July 15, 2018 -     The Champ’s Challenge for Cystic Fibrosis  is hosted by the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, and offers a 43-mile course for more advanced cyclists, an 8-mile course for more recreational riders and families, or a 5k Walk/Run. Location: Vergennes, VT Beneficiary: Cystic Fibrosis Lifestyle Foundation (www.CFLF.org) 43-Mile […]
The Point to Point, August 11, 2018 - The Point to Point, powered by VSECU, is a cycling and running event that was created in 2002 to raise funds and awareness for the Vermont Foodbank’s mission to end the growing problem of hunger in Vermont.
Hoosic River Ride, August, 2018 - 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 […]
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 […]
Lake Champlain Adirondacks bicycle tour 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 […]
Montpelier to Canada border bicycle ride 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 […]
Northeast Mountain Bike Association NEMBA 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 […]
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 […]
Cross Vermont Trail 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 […]
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 […]
Lyndonville bicycle ride 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. […]
Cross-Vermont trail 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Bicycle rides in northern New England Cycling in Northern New England - Rides in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, including a couple of week-long cycling tours.
Monkton bicycle ride 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 […]
Greenbush VT bicycle ride 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 […]
St. Albans VT bicycle ride 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 […]
Richmond VT and Smugglers Notch bicycle ride 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 […]
Onion River Century bicycle ride 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 […]
Lyndonville to East Burke bicycle ride 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 […]
Beebe Plain Newport bicycle 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 […]
Westfield Troy North Troy bicycle ride 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 […]
Chimney Point VT bicycle ride 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 […]
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 […]
Windsor CT bicycle ride 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 […]
Burlinvton VT to Plattsburgh NY bike ride 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 […]
Putney short bicycle ride 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 […]
Middlebury to Burlington ride 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 […]
Missisquoi Trail bicycle ride 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 […]
Island Pond VT bicycle ride 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. […]
Mad River Warren VT bicycle ride 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 […]
Williamstown to Bennington bicycle ride 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 […]
Northern Lakes VT bicycle ride 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 […]
Craftsbury bicycle ride 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 […]

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