White Mountain Bicycle Week
Bike For The Better
June 21-27, 2021
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 activations will benefit non-profit organizations that support the nearby community like The Bridge Project, Lin-Wood Skate Park and Lincoln Woodstock Friends of Recreation. By simply getting outside, participants will be making a difference in the community.
June 21–27 | Bike For The Better
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, bike racks will be placed at parking lots to shorten up their ride times.
- Ride for 30 minutes a day: Daily exercise improves your overall health. During these longer days of summer, commit to riding 30 minutes a day.
June 21-27 | Daily Featured Rides
Looking to explore the area by bicycle and not sure where to start for an easy ride or are you looking for a more intermediate ride? These featured rides give you a glimpse into the variety of biking adventures you can have in the Western White Mountains. Explore featured rides for families and beginners, hill climbs, and downhill mountain biking. Learn more.
Wednesday, June 23 | Bike-A-Thon
Kids crank around a course and try to complete as many laps as possible at the Lin-Wood School. This event benefits the Lin-Wood Skate Park and is organized by the Lincoln Woodstock Friends of Recreation.
- Ages: Kindergarten through 8th grade
- Location: Lin-Wood School
- Time: 5pm – 7pm
Thursday, June 24 | Discovery Day Events
Explore the area on two wheels. Pedal yourself to various landmarks around Lincoln and Woodstock. Unlock the places you’ll discover by scanning a QR code at the Chamber of Commerce office. Be sure to keep track of the spots you’re visiting for a chance to win tickets to Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves and a set of family games! More information
- Location: Western White Mountains Chamber of Commerce Office- 159 Main Street, North Woodstock to discover the stops
- Time: All Day
Discover your ability to Ride! 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
- Time: 10am (Reservations required. $20 fee/scholarships available)
Friday, June 25 | Downhill Day
New to dirt? Or avid downhiller? Loon has got you covered with a network of lift-served downhill trails. Thanks to the long days of summer, Friday Night Bikes will keep you riding the trails until 8:00pm. Enjoy live music and specials on the deck.
- Location: Loon Mountain Resort
- Time: 4pm – 8pm
Saturday, June 26 | Ladies Day
Ride and wrench. Join us at 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 Bunyan Room Deck afterwards for an Après Bike session.
*Lift ticket required for group rides on the downhill trails
- Location: Loon Mountain Resort (Meet at the Downhill Center)
- Event Times:
- 12pm – 2pm (Group Ride)
- 2pm – 3pm (Tuning Clinic)
- 3pm – 5pm (Après Bike)
Sunday, June 27 | Pedal It Purple
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.
- 11:00am Registration & Bike Decorating (supplies available)
- 12:00pm Ride Begins
- 1:00pm Post Ride Cookout
Businesses? Want to learn more about how you can be involved? Email [email protected] for the full information and sponsorship package.
2021 Event Sponsors
Businesses? Want to learn more and how you can be involved? Email [email protected] for the full information and sponsorship package.