This ride is a ThursdayBike Group favorite! It is very scenic, dripping with New England quaintness.
Distance: 30 miles
Meeting place: Parking lot at McDonald's and Tram Store (old Mt. Whitter ski tram station) located on the east side of the junction of Route 16 and route 25 in West Ossipee.
From Conway, drive south on route 16 to the traffic light at the 16/25 junction. Go straight through the light, then turn left into the parking lot for the McDonald's and Tram Store. Park on the right side of the lot, where we will not interfere with the McDonald's customer parking.
Meeting time: Ready to ride out of the Tram parking lot at 10:00 am. From Glen Duncan Donuts, it is a 27 mile drive, from EMS, a 22 mile drive, from Conway Village it is a 16 mile drive.
Carpool: For the Glen/Jackson folks, carpool out of the Duncan Donuts parking lot. Be there at 8:40 in order to leave the lot promply at 8:55 am. Tom and I can take 3 more people and 3 more bikes.
For the North Conway folks, carpool out of the parking lot behind EMS/EasternSlope Inn. Leave the lot by 9:05 am.
Email me if you need a ride or you are willing to drive a carpool. I will try to help match everyone up: firstname.lastname@example.org
Terrain: Farms, fields, forests, mountain views, marshland, horses, churches, stone walls, riverside riding, etc, etc. Part of the ride will be on the road designated as The Chinook Trial (route 113A from Tamworth to Wonalancet). The Chinooks are famous sleddogs: www.theheartofnewengland.com/LifeInNewEngland-Chinook-Trail.html
Some flat riding at the start, a wonderful downhill at the end, which means, that in the middle there are a few short steep rolling hills (not as steep as Asparagus Hill from last week...) and moderate hills that will burn some calories so that you can enjoy your lunch with ice cream at the...
Food Stop: The Other Store in Tamworth Village (at ~mile 24). Bring your own or get a nice lunch and or ice cream here and eat at the picnic tables in the back of the store.
Easier options: Shorter options exist, and you can still enjoy being with everyone at The Other Store -- email me if you want info and a map for shorter easier options.