Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Trail Day at Page Hill Sunday 6/4

Come help us build the next trail in the Page Hill trail network!

Registration will be at the cabins at the top of the driveway by the main lot on Murray Hill Rd from 8-9AM. The driveway will be open so you can park in the main lot or up at the cabins. If parking on the road please stay on the parking lot side of the road only.

We will be building a new trail that leaves from the hard hat on Hard Hat Trail heading up and over to the power lines and Page Bypass. We will work until about 1pm and then plan on having a cookout at the cabins. Heavy tools will be provided but bringing a spare rake or loppers is always handy.

Hope to see you there!


Monday, May 22, 2017

Franklin Falls Trail Day Recap

A lean, mean and efficient crew of 5 braved the bugs for some trail maintenance at Franklin Falls this past Sunday.



No major projects on the docket just a laundry list of smaller cleanup and refinement. All trails have been lightly leaf-blown and debris cleared.  We also took care of some blow downs and widow makers here and there.

We did some de-rooting on a few turns on Mighty Chicken, should hopefully be running a bit smoother now.



We cleaned and refined the final little descent into a 90 deg turn when heading North on Lost Wall. Tucker immediately set the KOM later that day so it is definitely running faster and smoother again.



We also tried to establish a defined line through the lower rock garden on Salmon Brook.  The trail has begun to widen through that location as riders search far and wide for the ideal line.  The goal was not to sanitize but to offer a consistent technical line to try and discourage further widening.  Hopefully we succeeded.


The park is in great shape currently.  Get out there and ride!

Friday, May 19, 2017

First Social Ride A Success!


We had a great turnout for our first Social Ride of 2017.  Close to 20 riders came out to roll around Franklin Falls in the early season heat and then have a few burgers, dogs & beverages after. Right up until the black flies claimed the pavilion as their own.

You won't want to miss these this year.  They are picking up steam and are always a good time. For next month I will be heading up to NEMBAfest early on the 15th to volunteer so the next social ride will technically be the 4th Thursday in June on the 22nd. Location TBD.  Stay tuned!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Lets get 2017 Rolling!

Hey All!

We got a bit of a late start in Central NH this year but its time to get back to business as usual. We'll be continuing with our 3rd Thursday Social Ride / Gatherings this year. With the 4th Thursday as our rain date.

They seemed to be a hit so to start the season off we will be at Franklin Falls Thursday May 18th. We'll try to meet at 5:30pm and roll by 5:45pm. Food and Beverages kicking off around 7pm or so. 

We will also be kicking off the trail work season at Franklin Falls Sunday May 21st. Registration starting around 8am.

Tools will be provided but bringing an extra rake or loppers is always handy. This will primarily be a maintenance day, with cleanup and a few line refinement projects as the main tasks. We will probably work until around 1pm or so.

Social Ride questions can be directed to Kevin Orlowski (kevinorlowski@gmail.com)
Trail Day questions can be directed to Mike Geldermann (geldermj@yahoo.com)

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Ahern Trail Day Recap

It was a gorgeous day to build trail!

A small but efficient crew was able to refine and fully scratch in the new 'Winni Connector'.  Not sure if that name is official yet but I like it so I'm going to use it.  This reroute used an underutilized corner of the park that had a short trail called Connector that was really a here-to-there type trail that wasted tons of terrain.

Winni Connector is a .75 mile winding trail that fully uses the Southwest corner of the park taking in as many of the available natural features that we could manage.  The trail starts at the same entrance as Sunset off the lower fireroad by the lake.  It winds back and forth until ultimately popping out by Backbone and the offshoot of the fireroad that continues to Shore Dr.


There is some flow, some climbing, and some great classic Ahern rock ridge riding.  There are some additional A line / B line opportunities around some natural features but we ran out of time for today.  So I won't call it 'done' but it is certainly rideable and needs to get some wheels on it so get out there and check it out!

trying to solve a rock puzzle

getting there

more Ahern rock ridge