Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Franconia Notch Bike Path from Loon 10:00 am

Thursday,  June 22nd, 2017

Welcome First Full Day of Summer!

Looks like we have good weather to ride the Franconia Notch Bike Path this Thursday!

I like setting up our ride over there before the path gets too crowded with summer vacationers. Keep it to ourselves!!

This "Bike Path" is not a flat, casual rail trail...it is a winding, up and down funhouse adventure! The views of the rugged, rocky slopes of mountains of Franconia Notch are excellent! We have a clear nice day predicted for this ride! We will check out the Shrine for The Old Man of the Mountains on the way.

Meet at the Loon Ski Area parking lot, ready to ride at 10:00 am. Starting at Loon, we ride the back roads of Lincoln to Clark's Trading Post, up Route 3 to The Flume, then enjoy the roller coaster of a bike path. It is about 32 miles round trip. 

For those that want a shorter ride, start at The Flume for a 19 mile ride. Park near the bike path entrance, at the northern end of the lot, up on the left relative to the entrance off of Route 3. Meet the riders coming up from Loon at about 10:50-11:00. 

If you want to carpool, meet at the far end of the Attitash parking lot, away from the lifts,  at 8:55 am. 

Bring a lunch to eat at the height of land on the bike path with Mt. Lafayette views.

Drive over Bear Notch and go up and over the Kanc to Lincoln; left into the Loon Ski Area parking lot.

If you like, there is good food and home brew at the Woodstock Brewery for après-bike. If you have the NPR or NHPTV discount card bring it for a 2-for-1 meal deal. 

Here is a map:  http://www.mapmyride.com/us/deerfield-nh/franconia-notch-bike-trail-from-loon-route-220707567

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