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Get in Motion: Bike the Northern Rail Trail

May 26, 2011

National Trails Day 6/4/11 announcement

 Get in Motion: Bike the Northern Rail Trail—the longest rail trail in New Hampshire– June 4, 2011. 9 towns, multiple rides to celebrate National Trails Day

Saturday, June 4, is National Trails Day.  The Upper Valley Trails Alliance and the Friends of the Northern Rail Trail in both Grafton and Merrimack Counties are organizing 7 rides along the 46-mile length of the Northern Rail Trail, between Lebanon and Franklin to celebrate the joining of the Grafton and Merrimack sections of the trail.

Each ride will be organized individually by different leaders but will add up to cover the Rail Trail that connects Franklin, Andover, Wilmot, Danbury, Grafton, Orange, Canaan, Enfield and Lebanon.  All rides will start at 10 am.

The round-trip rides include:  Dick Mackay will ride from the Community Center in Lebanon to Enfield and back.  John Taylor of the Upper Valley Trails Alliance will ride to Danbury from Canaan.  Ken Warren will ride from Enfield to Canaan. Alex Bernhard will lead a ride from Potter Place to Danbury. Lindy and Craig Heim will ride from Wilmot to the North and South.  Tom Frantz will cover from Potter Place to Webster Lake.  Steve Rayno will ride from Chance Pond Road to Ice House Lane in East Andover.

Plan to celebrate this wonderful resource on National Trails Day with your friends and neighbors along its 46 mile length Saturday, June 4th. Rain date: 10 am, same starting locations, Sunday, June 5.

Ride departure times and places will be found on these sites or click here:

Upper Valley Trails Alliance:

 Friends of the Northern Rail Trail in Grafton County:

 Friends of the Northern Rail Trail in Merrimack County:

 Find the time and place that suits your schedule and join in!

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