North Conway Library’s Annual Bike For Books- MTB Adventure Rides Fundraiser Oct. 1

Join the North Conway Public Library on Oct. 1 for a day of mountain biking fun in the White Mountains at “Bike for Books: Mountain Bike Adventure Rides!”

Bike for Books offers mountain bikers of all levels a great opportunity to explore the trails in North Conway, NH. It is a fundraiser for the North Conway Library and fundraising by participants is encouraged with prizes for top fundraisers.

All routes are self-guided rides on well marked trails on North Conway’s Eastside with many new trail options this year. The signed loops showcase some of the best mountain biking trails in Northern New England for all levels of riders of all ages & abilities: two easy loops in Whitaker Woods for kids, families, and novice riders, one intermediate loop, and one expert loop on technically challenging trails.

Have fun learning new trails at your own pace- on your own or with a group of your friends. You can bike for an hour or all day; easy or technically difficult routes – it’s your choice!

Riders should be on mountain bikes with knobby tires and children should have some off-road cycling experience. During the ride we have a snack stop with food & drink mid-course and a mechanical support tent. After the ride, join other riders for the included pizza lunch, hot soup, fresh coffee, and delicious desserts.

New this year, Bike for Books will focus on Whitaker Woods for easy rides and on North Conway’s Eastside for intermediate and expert rides. Several brand new route options will be marked. The expert loop includes Red Tail Trail, Kettle Ridge, Upper Sidehill, Rattlesnake, Outer Limits, Twilight Zone. The intermediate loop will follow Sticks & Stones, Kearsarge Brook, Beaver Fever, Lower Sidehill, Swamp, Muffler, Pillar to Pond, and more. Almost all riding is off-road, only one connector is on pavement (approx. ½ mi). You can ride for an hour or two or do the epic ride with technically challenging hero options for 4 to 6 hours. North Conway’s Eastside was written up in the Sept. 2016 issue of NEMBA’s “SingleTracks” magazine as a great place to mountain bike!

Day-of registration will be held from 8 – 11 a.m. at the Whitaker Woods Homesite in North Conway. Free event water bottles for first 120 riders! Instead of paying a registration fee, you can also raise money for the North Conway Library. Top fundraisers will get prizes. Registration forms and pledge forms may be info.

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