Biking in New Hampshire

Biking opportunities are abundant in New Hampshire.  From beautiful back roads and preserved railroad beds (rail trails) to rustic single track mountain biking, you are sure to find plenty of ways to enjoy both road and mountain biking.  Take a look at the links below and also check out the main tourism sites (state and regional resource page) for other suggestions.

Statewide

NH DOT Bike Path/Routes Information - Bike maps for all over the state are available as pdf files.

NH Bureau of Trails - List of links to information and/or maps within NH State Parks where mountain biking is allowed.NewHampshire.com

Also worth checking – New Hampshire.comBike Path Listings

Regional

Friends of Massabesic Bicycling Association (Manchester) – Friends of Massabesic Bicycling Association (FOMBA) is a non-profit organization, dedicated to preserving bicycling privileges within the Lake Massabesic watershed.  Mountain bike routes around Lake Massabesic

Granite State Wheelmen (Southern NH) - The Granite State Wheelmen is New England’s most active adult recreational bicycling club.  Check out organized weekday, weekend and multi-day rides for road and off-road biking. They also have social events and winter activities. They offer an E-Group to get regular email communications.

Londonderry Trailways –  This is an all-volunteer organization to increase and improve the availability of trails for low impact recreation and active transportation in Londonderry.

New Hampshire Cycling Club (Concord area) – The New Hampshire Cycling Club & Team New Hampshire promotes competitive bicycle racing among people of all ages.. Each summer NHCC promotes a 20-plus week race series at the New Hampshire International Speedway.

Pathways for Keene - PFK is a non-profit to promote the development and use of public bicycle and pedestrian pathways in the City of Keene. The site has a map of all pathways throughout Keene as well as popular cycling routes in Cheshire County.  The group also coordinates a Green Bike Program which provides free bikes for use throughout Keene.

Seacoast Bikes - Promotes bicycle transportation through a safe network of bicycle routes that connect towns in the Greater Seacoast region.  The site includes a map of Seacoast area Bicycle Routes.

Windham Rail Trail Alliance (Windham) – A paved 4.1 mile trail that starts from the intersection of Routes 111 and 28 in Salem continuing to a point on North Lowell Road, Windham.

Derry Rail Trail – Information on the rail trail that connects to Windham rail trail.  This is an active project, with continued paving in process.

Winnipesaukee River Trail (Franklin) -  A 3-mile trail that parallels the Winnipesaukee River and passes the historic views of mill ruins and dams.

Lakes Region Bicycling - Information about bicycling in the Lakes Region with links to resources and member created bike routes.

Northern Rail Trail (Grafton County) – Over 23 miles of track for four-season trail use that is open to hiking, snowmobiling, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and bicycling, but motorized wheeled vehicles are prohibited.

Winnisquam-Opechee-Winnipesaukee Trail (Laconia) - An active project that will create a multi-use recreational trail through the city of Laconia, alongside the active railroad bed. The WOW Trail will connect the Laconia communities of Weirs Beach and Lakeport with downtown.

Do you have additional trails you’d be willing to share?  How about stories about your best rides?  We’d also love to show off your photos of you or your friends riding?  To share them, please visit our Facebook fan page or send an email to kate@stayworkplay.org.