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“Wide Shoulders Around Winnipesaukee” (WSAW)

Riding your bicycle around Lake Winnipesaukee can be a great experience – but it could be even better if local and state governments worked together to improve and widen the shoulders around the lake. Lakes Region Bicycling works with other advocacy groups and the Lakes Region Planning Commission to promote the vision of a safe bicycle route all the way around Lake Winnipesaukee featuring wide shoulders.

If you would like to help promote this vision, please email info@lakesregionbicycling.com .

Thank You for your support!

Welcome to Lakes Region Bicycling!

Lakes Region Bicycling is dedicated to providing information about bicycling in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire and acting as an advocate for improving conditions for bicycle riders throughout the region.

The Lakes Region Bicycling web site is a free resource that was created in 2007.

In addition to providing the best directories and listings for bicycle riders in the region, Lakes Region Bicycling encourages local and state governments to create wider shoulders in the region to promote safe bicycling. We believe that wide shoulders all the away around Lake Winnipesaukee and the other lakes in the region will increase the number of bicycle riders, help make the Lakes Region a favorite destination for bicycling – and as an added benefit, we believe it will help the economy of the region.

Want to contact us? Email info@lakesregionbicycling.com

Contact Lakes Region Bicycling

We are always interested in hearing from our visitors. Let us know what you think, what you’d like to see us add, and especially any routes that you’ve ridden that you’d like to share with others.

The best way to contact us is by email: info@lakesregionbicycling.com

Lakes Region Bicycling was created and is maintained by Jim Zimmermann, owner of Techra LLC in Gilford, NH as a free service to bicycle riders.

Central New Hampshire Bicycling Coalition

Central New Hampshire Bicycling Coalition Logo

 

The mission of the Central New Hampshire Bicycling Coalition is to effectively improve bicycling conditions, safety, parking and the road network as well as to provide education and promotion of bicycling in Concord and surrounding communities.  Our success is based on collaboration with municipalities, regional planners, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, local and regional businesses and bicycling focused groups and individuals throughout the state.  A critical focus is our work with local and regional planners and municipal officials to construct bicycle lanes and improve roads and conditions to be more bicycle friendly so that new and expert bicyclists feel safer and more confident in bicycling on our roads and trails.  Equally as important are our efforts to raise awareness of bicyclists on roads, bicycles as viable transportation vehicles and outreach programs that will provide bicycle safety education, guided bicycle rides, enforcement of the 3-foot rule and similar laws and the publication of materials.

Visit their site to learn more!

Likin’ Bikin’

  • likin bikin logoAddress: 5 Monument Square, Alton, NH 03809
        • (Located at the intersection of Routes 11 & 140)
  • Email: info@likinbikin.com
  • T: 603-875-7141

Hours:
Monday thru Thurs:10:00 – 6:00
Friday:  10:00 – 7:00
Saturday:  10:00 – 4:00
Sunday :  Closed

Primary brands:

likinbikin products

Ride around Paugus Bay

The 15 Mile Course

  1.   Start at Laconia Athletic & Swim Club
  2.   North on Parade Rd. (RT.106) Follow for .70mi
  3.   Right onto Old North Main St. Follow for 1.10mi
  4.   Right onto Parade Rd. 3.86mi
  5.   Right onto Rollercoaster Rd. Follow for 1.22mi
  6.   Right onto Rt.3. Follow for 4.91mi
  7.   Right onto Union Ave. Follow for 1.8mi
  8. Yield right onto Messer St. Follow for .75mi
  9. At the end of Messer St. turn right onto Church St.
  10. Turn right onto North Main St.
  11. Back to Laconia Athletic & Swim Club

Lakes Region Cyclery

 

Lakes Region Cyclery Logo

 

Lakes Region Cyclery is the only shop in the region that offers Mobile Fitting & Mechanical Service! They will come to you with a “shop on wheels” to repair or adjust your bicycle!

The shop is run by well known bicycle fitting specialist Brian McCall.

 

Ramblin Vewe Farm – Gilford

Ramblin Vewe Farm Sign Post Ramblin Vewe Farm is a real gem hidden in Gilford, NH. There is a great network of well-marked trails that are open year-round for bicycling, hiking, snowshoeing and horseback riding. The trails range from flat to challenging hills. There is a nice combination of dirt roads and single track, making it well suited for groups or families of different abilities.

The trail system can be accessed either from Morrill Street or from Boyd Hill Rd in Gilford.

Directions: Ramblin’ Vewe Farm is located on Morrill Street in Gilford, NH and the trail head is on Boyd Hill Road.

From theRoute 3/11 bypass around Laconia exit east on Rt. 11A towards Gilford Village and Gunstock Mountain. At the blinking traffic light in Gilford Village turn left up School House Rd. At the top of School House Rd. turn left on Gunstock Hill Rd and then take an immediate right onto
Morrill St. Continue past the sign for  Ramblin’ Vewe Farm a working sheep farm) and turn left onto Boyd Hill Road. Continue to the end of the road where you will find parking and an information kiosk with maps. Please park far enough off the road to allow cars to pass.

Click Here for a Mapquest map of the area.

Trail Map: A detailed trail map with an aerial photo is available here (prints nicely on 8.5×11 inch paper). An 11×17 topographic map can be purchased for $3 from the Gilford Public Library .

Web Site: http://www.ramblinvewefarm.org/