PRESS RELEASE: Ride NoCoRide NoCo
is hosting the first annual Leaf Peeper Bike Bash, a fundraising event to benefit the MTB trails in the Mt Washington Valley. Come join us Saturday, October 12 for a day of riding in the fall foliage and an evening party from 6-10pm with a screening of Anthill Films Return to Earth, local films, potluck dinner, beer, music, raffles, and auction at Theatre in the Wood! Evening event tickets here
In conjunction with the event we have partnered with Rocky Mountain Bicycles and local retailer Stan & Dan Sports to help fundraising efforts and are raffling off a Rocky Mountain Instinct C50! Winner selects size, and does not have to be present to win at the drawing October 12 (8pm). Enter for a chance to win here
The Mt. Washington Valley maintains a unique and storied legacy of all-mountain, downhill, and cross-country riding. Over the past 20 years, significant effort has been made by many to contribute and maintain the trails and foster positive relationships with landowners such as the White Mountain National Forest, the Town of Conway, and The Nature Conservancy. Now, with riding trends evolving, the local Nemba Chapter, also known as “Ride NoCo”, is making a significant push to expand its presence by focusing on new gravity-fed directional trails and continuing improvements and maintenance on existing trails. The proceeds of the Leaf Peeper Bike Bash will support this revival initiative.
During the day from 9-2 come by Cranmore, located just outside North Conway village for demos put on by Outdoor Gear Exchange, and coffee from Frontside Grind. Cranmore is a great centralized location for meeting up for rides, shuttles, and soon to be open bike park in spring 2020! We recommend using Trailforks for self-guided rides throughout the day, and will be around to help suggest routes.
The riding in the Mt Washington valley, which lies in the heart of the White Mountains, has long been known for the rugged character of the granite state. This distinct character has shaped the flavor of the trails, but hasn't slowed efforts to make riding available to all abilities.
The Mission of Ride NoCo is to promote and grow mountain biking in the White Mountains. We advocate, maintain, and responsibly build trails for riding opportunities available to all abilities. Ride NoCo works with the local mountain bike community as the liaison to land managers and owners for continued and future access of public and private lands.
Ride NoCo aims to build awareness and progress mountain biking responsibly in the region. We continue to grow and support an outdoor recreational culture and contribute to Mount Washington Valley being a better place to live, work, and play. Ride NoCo aims to promote positive, progressive growth to become a world-class mountain bike community.
Photo by Andreww Drummond