Bicycle rides in New Hampshire

Trails and bicycle paths in New Hampshire

New Hampshire bicycle trails

Ammonoosuc Rail Trail 19 miles; Appel Way Trail 1.3 miles; Ashuelot Rail-Trail 21.2 miles; Black Pond Trail 0.8 miles; Bobby Woodman Rail Trail 1.7 miles; Cheshire Rail Trail (Cheshire Branch Rail Trail) 32.8 miles; Common Pathway 6.5 miles; Continue Reading…

Rides

full 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…
rmrlogo2 Rose Mountain Rumble, Lyndeborough NH: August 26, 2017 - 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…
wheres_chester 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…
seacoast_century_2016 Granite State Wheelmen Seacoast Century - The 43rd annual Granite State Wheelmen Seacoast Century is September 24-25, 2016. The Seacoast Century offers two days of riding scenic 25,50, 63 and 100 mile routes that include New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine, with Hampton Beach State Park as the start and finish. Century ride, 2016 Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file…
mt_washington 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_nh 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.…
CHAD_RIDE CHAD Ride (Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth, NH) - Debuting in 2015 with a very limited group, 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. The ride starts from the Norris Cotton Cancer Center entrance at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center campus (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH Download cue sheet…
Mount Washington Century map Mount Washington Century - 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 Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
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 cue sheet View and print map GPX…
Noth Hampton Granite State bicycle ride 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
Rye NH Alzheimer's ride 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…
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
Krempels bicycle ride 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…
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 Esker Beaver Brook North Beebe Woods / Peterson Farm…
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 Ballast, Cinder, Dirt Common Pathway 6.5 miles…
ALA Seacoast New Hampshire bicycle ride Cycle the Seacoast, Portsmouth NH - 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 100 mile route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map…
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 to Rockland. Roads are selected to optimize…
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 town of Durham. This ride is marked…
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. Created by Mike Barry. View at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/235357 Route at…
MerrimackViewAtAmesbury 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…
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 and picturesque.There’s a fairly significant climb on…
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.  
nhtrails 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…
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 and picturesque.There’s a fairly significant climb on…
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 the Merrimack). Go 1/4 mile west towards…
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 large (free) parking lot will be immediately…
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 at Wild River Campground 4.5 miles Bear…
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, Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, and Echo Lake.…
eastern_township_overview 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…
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 rides. Start: Amesbury Elementary School, South Hampton…
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. The Merrimack County Section is now connected…
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. Rde leader: Mike Barry View at AMC…
Trans New Hampshire bicycle 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…
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 Goffstown trail will connect to Manchester’s Piscataquog…
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 25 mile flat loop inWest Swanzey with…
Seacoast Escape bicycle ride 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
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 woodlands to the Newfields railroad depot. Route…
hampton_ocean 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…
The Prouty bicycle ride Prouty Century, Hanover NH - The Prouty bicycle ride supports the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Start:  Starting from Hanover, NH (map to start) Description:  ride options of 20, 35, 50, 100 or 200 miles . View 2011 Prouty route map View this ride at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/117276 Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX…
nashua_trail 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…
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 on the right. From Rte 495 south,…
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