White Mountain Bicycle Week 2022
Bike For The Better- Saturday, May 28th through Saturday, June 4th
Scenic paved paths, cross-country routes, road rides, and dirt berms, the White Mountains of New Hampshire are home to an array of bike adventures. During White Mountain Bicycle Week – the other New Hampshire bike week – the communities of Lincoln, Woodstock and Franconia Notch celebrate the pleasures of pedaling in the great outdoors, while supporting regional non-profits.
A series of activations and daily featured rides will highlight the diverse biking opportunities in the area and encourage all to get outside and ride. Avid cyclists, young families, downhill riders and more will find opportunities to get pedaling at their own pace.
White Mountain Bicycle Week is built on the principle to bike for the better. Many of the activities throughout the week will benefit non-profit organizations that support the nearby community like The Bridge Project and Lincoln Woodstock Friends of Recreation. By simply getting outside, participants will be making a difference in the community.
Biking has many benefits both for the rider and the environment. Throughout the week, people are encouraged to take a test ride at integrating biking into everyday life. Commuting to work via bike. For commuters with too far to ride from home can park safely at a participating parking lot in the community to shorten up their ride times. Safe parking lot locations can be found at the White Mountains Visitors Center, Western White Mountain Chamber of Commerce, Kanc Recreation Area, and at the Escape Lot (first lot on the right after the Cooper Memorial Bridge). Daily exercise improves your overall health. During these longer days of spring and summer, commit to riding 30 minutes a day.
We’re excited to announce that there’s now an official White Mountain Bicycle Week T-shirt! We’ve collaborated with Burgeon to create the official White Mountain Bicycle Week T-shirt. The $10 from the proceeds of the sales goes directly to the Western White Mountains Chamber of Commerce to help fulfill their mission of connecting businesses and people to create a thriving community, and 5% of all Burgeon sales goes towards supporting local and environmental causes. Order yours today!
Saturday, May 28th
Town-Wide Community Yard Sale: Lincoln-Woodstock
Use your pedal power to ride around town to score some great items! Need a bicycle for you or your child? Yard sales with bikes available for purchase will be marked with a bike symbol on the map. A link to the map will be posted a few days before this weekend. Learn more about the Friends of Recreation Community Yard Sale.
Downhill Mountain Biking: Loon Mountain Resort
New to dirt? Or avid downhiller? Loon has got you covered with a network of lift-served downhill trails. Enjoy live music, outdoor après, and special giveaways at the Governor Adams Lodge patio.
• Location: Loon Mountain Resort
• Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, May 29th
Today’s Featured Ride: Road Ride ~10 miles
Looking for a fun and hilly adventure down Route 175 and the Pemigewasset River? Start in North Woodstock and make a 10 mile loop. Full map details an information can be found here.
Town-Wide Community Yard Sale: Lincoln-Woodstock
Use your pedal power to ride around town to score some great items! Need a bicycle for you or your child? Yard sales with bikes available for purchase will be marked with a bike symbol on the map. Learn more about the Friends of Recreation Community Yard Sale. Learn more about the Friends of Recreation Community Yard Sale here.
Ladies Day: Loon Mountain Resort
Ride and wrench. Join Loon for a casual set of group rides for all ability levels (downhill or XC trails) followed by a free tuning clinic. Make sure to stop by the Governor Adams Lodge afterwards for a summer après-bike session. *Valid season pass or day ticket required for group rides on the downhill trails. Purchase online.
• Location: Loon Mountain Resort at Governor’s Adams Lodge
• Event Times: Group Rides (12:00 pm – 2:00 pm); Tuning Clinic (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm); Après Bike (3:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
Monday, May 30th
Today’s Featured Ride: Lincoln Bike Path ~1.5 miles (one way)
Take the kids out on a beginner ride on the scenic bike path just past the bustle of Main Street Lincoln. You’ll find a shaded path that brings you along the river and up to Loon Mountain Resort. Full map details an information can be found here.
Tuesday, May 31st
Today’s Featured Ride: Franconia Notch Bike Path ~8 miles in its entirety (one-way)
Enjoy an intermediate ride through Franconia Notch State Park to the Echo Lake, where riders can take a quick drip before heading back into town for lunch. Full map details an information can be found here.
Meet Up Ride
with Margarita Dufresne, Live a Little Fitness
Meet up with others in the community and join Margarita from Live a Little Fitness for a group bicycle ride. Make new friends and enjoy the scenic and challenging terrain. On today’s Meet Up Ride, you’ll explore the Franconia Notch Bike Path. Mountain bikes are encouraged but road bikes will work too. Bring a pack with a bottle of water, spare tube and snack. Sign up here!
• Location: Flume upper parking lot
• Time: 4:45pm, leaving promptly at 5pm
Wednesday, June 1st
Today’s Featured Ride: Kancamagus Hill Climb ~10 miles to the summit from Loon Mountain.
Up for a challenge? Climb your way up an average 9% grade on the famous Kancamagus Highway for an iconic view of the White Mountain National Forest. Always take a photo at the top to show your friends later. Full map details an information can be found here.
Bike To School Day: Lin-Wood Public School
Join us at the Kanc Recreation Area at 7am for a group photo and then ride down Pollard Road to school! Bike helmets & school permission slip required. Contact Mr. Loukes for permission slip.
• Ages: Kindergarten through High School
• Location: Kanc Recreation Area
• Time: 7am
More details coming soon.
Kids Bike-a-thon: Friends of Recreation
Kids crank around a course and try to complete as many laps as possible at the Lin-Wood School. This event benefits the Lincoln Woodstock Friends of Recreation.
• Ages: Kindergarten through 8th grade
• Location: Lin-Wood School
• Time: 3pm – 5pm
Thursday, June 2nd
Today’s Featured Ride: East Ridge Trail Network
Escape the hot sun and explore the tree covered local cross-country East Ridge Trail Network on the edge of the National Forest. This intermediary trail system is great for ride with friends and family. Trail maps are available at Loon Mountain Resort’s Bike center. Full map details an information can be found here.
Discovery Your Ability to Ride: New England Disabled Sports
New England Disabled Sports has one of the largest collection of adaptive cycles accommodating children and adults of all abilities. Your NEDS facilitator will select the cycle best suited to each student-athlete’s skill level that will make cycling safe and enjoyable for years to come. There are many riding options to explore in Lincoln, NH including along the Kancamagus trail. Feel the wind on your face, and most of all, have a great time and be HAPPY! Student-athletes must meet the Essential Eligibility Criteria to participate in the NEDS cycling program.
• Location: Dr. Bob Harney Adaptive Sports Center, 39 Loon Brook Road Lincoln NH
Chamber Business After Hours Event: Western White Mountains Chamber of Commerce & New England Disabled Sports
Join the Chamber of Commerce for our June Business After Hours Event. We’ll learn what’s happening at New England Disabled Sports, get to try some of the adaptive bikes, and network with other chamber members. This is open to Chamber members and future Chamber members. RSVP here.
• Location: NEDS Building, Dr. Bob Harney Adaptive Sports Center, 39 Loon Brook Road Lincoln NH
• Time: 5:15-6:30pm
Friday, June 3rd
Spin-A-Thon: Live a Little Fitness
Join Live a Little Fitness for their first every spin-a-thon to raise money for Camp Kita, a tuition free summer camp for children who have lost a love one to suicide. Create a team and fundraise, then ride and have fun! Click here for full event details and to sign up.
• Location: Live a Little Fitness Studio, 25 South Mountain Road, Lincoln NH (Village Shops)
• Time: 3:30 – 6:30 pm
• Sign up to Crank!
Saturday, June 4th
Pedal It Purple– The Bridge Project
A simple ride with a purple purpose. Raise awareness for recovery during an event to support
The Bridge Project—a foundation that strengthens the community by bridging those in need with the resources for a positive life. Bike routes for all abilities, prizes for best decorated bike, fun games and a delicious BBQ lunch.
• Location: Kanc Recreation Area
• Time: 12pm
2022 Event Sponsors
Businesses? Want to learn more and how you can be involved? Email [email protected] for the full information and sponsorship package.