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    Bethel Maine XC

    Heading to Bethel in late Sep. for a wedding. Sunday River is more DH. Looking for some good ST in or very close to Bethel.

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    sunday river has plenty of good xc riding. so long as you like to climb

    used to live/ride there in the mid 90's. would climb the mountain once or twice a day before work. start in town, ride to the mountain for a warmup, climb the mountain to whitecap via work roads/double/singletrack, descend, and back the 6 miles to town. there's a bunch of other good riding nearby. the gould academy trails have expanded/improved. for epics we'd do 5/6 hour 40-50 mile+ rides from bethel to Norway and back via all kinds of trails/snomo trails/woods roads. crazy backwoods stuff. good times

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    I love to climb but very much prefer ST.

    I have heard there is some good stuff in Gorham, NH. Can anyone give me more details on Gorham? How much is there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by likeaboss View Post
    I love to climb but very much prefer ST.

    I have heard there is some good stuff in Gorham, NH. Can anyone give me more details on Gorham? How much is there?
    north conway. best riding in all of new england. go there.

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    There is a park in Gorham called Moose Brook state park that has a decent selection of riding, and you can grab some food/supplies in town when you are done. It's about 25 minutes west of Bethel, pretty drive.

    There is also a park called Libby Hill in Gray Maine, when you get off 95 to head north on 26, that has a trail network built.

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    Moose brook state park is off route 2. Fun couple of hours of riding there if you repeat a little. There was a basic map on wmnemba site. New stuff built since that map. Only been once so great beta on finding the new stuff. Very peaceful place to ride. Worth the drive from bethel cuz there is little there for XC oriented singletrack in bethel.

    No co is definitely worth the drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by newmarketrog View Post
    north conway. best riding in all of new england. go there.

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    Rog,

    How easy is it to find the riding in North Conway? What shop is the 'home base'? Do the trails leave directly from town or are the various trail heads a distance? I love North Conway...but have only been there as a winter destination (or a spring launch point for Tuckerman's). I see the trails and forest signs as I ride along the Kancamangus...are those the riding areas?

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    Awesome riding both sides of town. Def put the MTn back in MTB in no co. I have always found the guys at red jersey and pearl Izumi to be helpful. They should both have maps for sale.

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