TOUR THE WHITE MOUNTAINS BY BIKE
Cruising the Kancamagus Highway, you’ll enjoy the sights and sounds of the Swift River and spend a night in the revered AMC Highland Center for a true White Mountains experience. This is your chance to discover all the details the car-bound people miss while completing a challenging ride you’ll be telling your friends about for years.
This is New England, and the conditions can change quickly, ESPECIALLY in the notoriously unpredictable White Mountains. We will always head out with full intentions of completing the day’s itinerary, so please be ready to ride. A small bag with extra gear can be left in the SAG wagon each day.
We will always do our best to adhere to the planned schedule, but it is always subject to change due to reasons beyond our control.
We require you to wear a helmet during our rides.
Length: 3 days, 2 nights
Dates: September 9-12, 22-23
Prerequisites: Must be able to ride 60 miles per day at an average speed of 15 mph and have hill climbing experience.
Day 1 [Evening] Spend the day touring the area on your own before meeting the group in North Conway at the Green Granite Hotel. After introductions, we’ll walk across the street to our North Conway store, where we’ll make sure we’re all completely geared up for the ride. At 8 PM, we’ll walk over to the Black Cap restaurant next to the store for dinner. Please be sure to check in at the hotel by 7:30 PM.
The next 50+ miles of riding and 4000 feet of climbing will take us through Bear Notch, Bartlett, and Crawford Notch before we roll into the Highland Center for our second overnight.
If you still have energy, you can go for a short hike up Mount Willard, where your reward is one of the best views in the White Mountains.
Today we’ll head north to complete our circumnavigation of Mount Washington. After cranking hard through Gorham, we’ll descend into Pinkham Notch with a quick stop to hydrate and recharge at the AMC Pinkham before completing the 60-mile journey back to our store in North Conway.
Included/ Not Included
Bike service by one of our techs before the ride
2 nights shared accommodations
(additional charge for private room)
Indoor bike storage
2 evening meals
Support wagon while out on the road
Eastern Mountain Sports School staff riding alongside you
Cue card for the route of the day
Bike, helmet, shoes, or specific bike clothing
Special arrangements can be made to rent a bike if flying in; you can also ship your bike to our North Conway, NH, store, and we’ll have it ready for you when you arrive and ship it back to your home.
Transportation to and from the hotel
Each ride will include two trip leaders and an experienced bike tech from one of our NH stores. All staff are locals who are familiar with the area and know the most scenic places to stop.
We’ll adjust the pace for whatever works for the group to ensure an enjoyable day for everyone. If you’re too tired to finish a ride or your bike needs a major repair, our fully outfitted SAG wagon will take care of anything you need.
Payment is due in full at time of reservation to secure your reservation. Events run rain or shine. Eastern Mountain Sports Schools reserves the right to cancel or reschedule events for low participation, weather or safety concerns at any time. We will try to give as much advance notice as possible, but may not always be able to give much advance warning, especially for weather cancellations.
1) Cancellations or schedule changes 8 DAYS OR MORE PRIOR to the event start date will be fully refunded or credited with no penalty.
2) Reservation changes of any kind WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE EVENT START DATE WILL NOT BE REFUNDED and you WILL NOT be permitted to carry over deposits to future events. Please mark this date on your calender after making your reservation!
If you have any questions please call 800-310-4504. We will be more than happy to review our cancellation policy with you.
Reservations are required in advance for all programs and full payment is required to hold your spot. Please call 800-310-4504 to make your reservation and have credit card ready for payment.