Bike-friendly Bethlehem is at the center of a variety of trails for beginners and advanced cyclists
Come see why Bethlehem, NH is one of only three communities in the country to be certified as a Bike Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. Whether you are looking for great mountain biking, road and gravel biking or winter fat-tire biking, you’ll find a welcoming environment here in the highest town in New England. Bike the community network of trails in Bethlehem, Littleton and Franconia, NH. Bike the North Country also has year-round events, trail challenges and classes. Or, follow the Cross New Hampshire Adventure Trail along the Ammonoosuc River, with great places to stay, visit and eat. The Shoulder Roll trail has smooth berms and a rock roller for those who want to really put their skills on display.
Route 16 at Pinkham NotchGorham, NH, 03581Phone: 603-466-3988
Outdoor center offers wide variety of happy trails for all types of bikes, all types of bikers
There may be lots of terrain, and bike types, to choose from when you go biking at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, but they all have one thing in common: fun, fun, fun. Explore the forests, pass by scenic rivers and through beautiful meadows, and revel in the amazing mountain views when you set out on the center’s smooth, well-marked carriage roads. For more adventurous riders, there are sections of single track, from easier to intermediate levels. Bring your own bike or rent one, for two or four hours, at the Outfitters Shop, with all the latest bikes and gear and experienced, friendly staff. The shop features mountain bikes, fat bikes, comfort bikes, Trail-a-Bikes for youth and bike trailers for toddlers.
961 Main StreetBerlin, NH, 03570Phone: 603-228-0836
Biking – every season of the year – is a hit in this scenic river valley region
Happy trails for all types of bikers are everywhere in the Androscoggin Valley, NH region. Nestled amid two of New Hampshire’s most scenic regions, the White Mountains and the Great North Woods, the area is blessed with scenic trails that wind along rivers, through scenic parks – even down mountains. Imagine mountain biking surrounded by the explosion of color that marks autumn in New Hampshire (Milan Hill State Park is a great option), or leisurely biking along smooth, rolling carriage roads past meadows at Great Glen Trails, stopping to enjoy a picturesque mountain view while enjoying a picnic lunch. Bike by the lake in Jericho Mountain State Park. And don’t think biking has to stop when winter arrives. Check with area ski resorts about fat biking.
Bikers of all ages and abilities will enjoy the terrain around pristine Purity Lake
Bring your mountain bike to the Purity Spring Resort: You won’t be disappointed! Bikers of all levels will appreciate the wide path over a Nordic trail network. The dirt and paved terrain is perfect for beginners and more advanced riders. Beginners will be happy with no major drops or jumps; more advanced riders will enjoy some of the single-track stretches. Both will appreciate the beauty of biking along pristine Purity Lake. And you don’t have to give up biking in the ski season: The King Pine Ski Area offers fat biking, a great winter workout. After your biking adventures, head back to the resort to take a dip in the indoor pool, relax in the hot tub or enjoy a meal at Traditions Restaurant or the Pine Cone Cafe.
Access at base of Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, 260 Tramway DriveFranconia, NHPhone:
This path travels the length of Franconia Notch and provides access to all of Franconia Notch State Park facilities and natural features.
Cannon Mountain offers bike rentals and shuttle service.
Access to the Franconia Notch Bike Path from the base of the Aerial Tramway, Exit 34B, I-93. Shuttle rides will be available from the Flume Gorge back to the Tram. See recreation path link for more information about using the bike path.