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Day 1: Starts in Beecher Falls, VT (NH border), ends in Littleton, NH.

68 miles of beautiful scenery that goes along the New Hampshire / Vermont border for the first part of the ride before heading through Lancaster and Whitefield before ending in Littleton.

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Day 2: Starts in Littleton, NH. Ends in West Lebanon, NH.

62 miles of rolling hills and cycling along the Connecticut River.

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 Day 3: Starts in West Lebanon, NH. Ends in Concord, NH.

68 miles of classic western New Hampshire scenery that passes through Gile State Forest and borders Mt. Kearsarge State Forest Park before heading east to finish the ride in the state capital.

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A Detailed Journey of the 37th Annual Trans-NH Bike Ride

Day 1 – An early start out of Beecher Falls Fire Station begins with a fire truck escort which will surely wake up anyone still asleep who is either part of the ride or nearby. As we head south on Rt 3 we may still see our breath as stunning views of distance mountains, farms, forest and river just never end. We breeze through Colebrook and head back out to the country side to our first rest stop. The route south continues on Rt 3 with mild climbs and descents and maybe a gentle tail wind. Groveton Fire is our 2nd rest stop. Between Groveton and Lancaster there are three train tracks, the 3rd being very diagonal and known to have caused serious injuries to a number of riders. If slick, don’t hesitate to stop and walk across them. Soon one passes the Lancaster County Fair, fast food options you’ll want to avoid and cute downtown Lancaster. Immediately after downtown is a short 7-8% climb before a breather followed by the longer 6% climb to the top of Weeks Hill where a 3rd rest stop gives time to regroup and get the pulse down (no bathroom). From there enjoy the steep descent and then a series of rollers into Whitefield where a very steep descent into town requires caution. An almost immediate turn onto Rt 116 with a short climb to the 4th rest stop at Whitefield Fire provides shade, clean facilities and lots of snack goodies. The final section into Littleton is a series of rollers that may test your patience and resolve but the end is in sight. Please ride through Littleton cautiously respecting traffic laws and watching for pedestrians and car doors opening. Just past I 93 is the entrance to the Hampton Inn (right before Applebees). Massage, showers, hearty lunch fare are ready for you! And then either walk or get shuttled over to Littleton Fire for a hearty spaghetti dinner and Rider Recognition celebration.

Day 2 – We head out together behind a Littleton Fire escort along the Androscoggan River and a relatively flat stretch of road into Woodsville where our first rest stop is at Woodsville Fire on the left side of the road. From there we follow Rt 10 until Lebanon. Sections of shoulder are a bit rough and there are a number of rollers. Although we have right of way all the way to Hanover, there are a few places with cross traffic. Rest stop #2 will be at the Orford Fire Station, also on the left side of the road. As the road gets closer to the Connecticut River, enjoy the views and stop to enjoy ice cream at a number of cute country stores along the way, the last being in Lyme where the road curves sharp right. If you’ve never been to Hanover, it’s worth stopping and taking in the historic buildings around the Big Green. Again take care riding through the busy section of downtown Hanover and enjoy the descent into Lebanon, watching for the right turn onto Rt 12A. The last half mile is a busy four lane zone with shopping and interstate junction traffic with a left turn onto Airport Rd and the Fireside Inn. Lunch awaits with massage, jacuzzi and social time followed by a grill chicken dinner hosted by Lebanon and Hanover Fire volunteers. 2024 Dedicatee Lilly will speak followed by recognition of top fund raisers. Past premiums will be available.

Day 3 – After partaking of the Fireside hearty breakfast, depart when you want, with whoever you want. There will be slight climb from W Lebanon up to Lebanon on Glen Road along the Mascoma River which we basically follow all the way to Mascoma Lake along Rts 4 and 4A. Traffic should be minimal and Rest Stop #1 will be at about the 20 mi mark. There’s some climbing as we head east away from the Connecticut River Valley but nothing killer. There are two short climbs past Enfield Center but from there it’s mostly downhill through Andover, along the back side of Mt Kearsarge into Sutton where Rest stop #2 will help with any and all needs. Soon you’ll turn down a sweet curvy newly blacktopped Roby Rd (always a ride favorite) to Rt 103. Warner is a short way along Rt 103 with a little climb into cute downtown. Enjoy following the Warner River, open vistas and countryside into Contoocook Fire and Rest Stop #3. From there we’ll either be crossing or following the Contoocook River most of the way into North Concord and then down Rt 3 into Concord and our fabulous celebration with family and friends.