Bike Your Way Through A North Conway Summer

From bikes and mountain coasters to live shows and après adventures, Cranmore has set up your summer basecamp!
Family riding over bridge at bike park

True adventuring is about the journey, not the destination: make every moment part of the adventure by biking through your summer in Mt. Washington Valley!

With one of the largest fleets of rental bikes in the area (and the largest fleet of kids bikes), a state-of-the-art bike park and a slew of surrounding trails, Cranmore is the perfect basecamp for all your biking excursions.

Cranmore’s bike rentals are conveniently located onsite, so there’s no hassle of packing up your car or driving across town to get started. Depending on your needs, our bike experts will hook you up with either a high-quality recreation or full suspension mountain bike and the right safety gear, then you’re off!

Where do we even start with all the options you have at your fingertips when Cranmore is your starting point?

One popular attraction is the Mountain Bike Park at Cranmore. We have 6 miles of machine-built flow trails and handbuilt technical trails—the only lift-accessible trails in the Valley—to explore. It’s also a true progression park so, whether you’re brand new to mountain biking or are a total daredevil ready to lead the pack, there’s something for everyone. 

For locals planning to stop by our Bike Park, we also recommend the School’s Out for Summer pass. This ticket is available to local SAU9, SAU13 and SAD72 students who are 18 and under. This gives students free admission on either their Bike Park or Mountain Adventure Park ticket, Monday, June 24–Friday, June 28. Our Mountain Adventure Park is packed full of family-friendly rides and activities, including can’t-miss classics like the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride, Giant Swing and Mountain Coaster.

Family riding flow trail

Biking culture also continues to grow at Cranmore through our Mini Meisters program. This 6-week downhill bike series is for kids 16 and under, with races taking place every Wednesday night from July 3 - August 7. Find more information to register here.

If you want to warm up for the Bike Park, or if you’re just looking for a fun way to get your crew around town, check out the MWV Rec Path. The Rec Path is a 2.9-mile paved path beginning at Cranmore, winding around Pudding Pond and offering incredible views of Peaked Mountain. 

Or maybe after spending some time mastering the trails at Cranmore’s Bike Park, you’ll feel ready to mix it up. Right next to Cranmore, you can find New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA) trails, as well as Ride NoCo’s trails. NEMBA’s White Mountains chapter includes 50 miles of single-track trails, suited to a range of abilities. For riders really looking to level up, check out Ride NoCo’s downhill track and flow trails, perfect for experts wanting to hit big jumps or put their technical skills to the test.

Riding with full face white helmet

Unwind from your day of exploring and riding at Koessler’s Patio, open Wednesdays in July and August, where you can enjoy local craft beers from Tuckerman Brewing company, some delicious barbecue and music from 4–7pm. Another must-attend summer event is the recurring Arts Jubilee summer concert series, which takes place every Thursday at the base of Cranmore’s North Slope from July 11–Aug. 8. For more information on our events, visit https://cranmore.com/events.

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