New England Mountain Bike Association and Attitash Hosting Freeride Weekend

By AlpineZone News |
Jul 11 2005 - 10:46 AM

BARTLETT, New Hampshire ??” The New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA) and Attitash have teamed up to host the 5th Annual White Mountains MTB Weekend August 19-21 complete with events, trail building, camping, nightly parties, and plenty of dirt time.

“We’re reaching out to all levels of mountain bikers for this event,” said Krisztina Holly of NEMBA. “The 5th Annual Weekend is a great way to meet new people who are into mountain biking. We get together for some trail work, go swimming, camp out, socialize, and of course get in plenty of riding.”

Attitash is offering free Value Passes to riders participating in Saturday’s trail work, which give access to Attitash’s lift serviced mountain biking trails. There will also be organized cross-country style rides to accommodate all levels of riders in the Rob Brook area off the Kancamagus Highway.

All weekend activities are free for those participating in trail work on Saturday; otherwise there is a suggested donation for camping and a fee for riding on Sunday. Participants are urged to be prepared for warm or cold weather and also have their own camping and cooking equipment. Registration and further information on the 5th Annual White Mountains MTB Weekend is available by calling Krisztina Holly at (617) 253-2253 or emailing [email][/email].

Attitash offers over 5 miles of mixed trail and single-track downhill terrain for advanced mountain bikers. Attitash also offers the Thorne Pond Trail system, which is a 12-mile casual network of easy to moderate trails along the Saco River. Additionally, the area around the campsite offers miles of challenging cross-country trails and easier dirt roads.

The New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA) has nearly 4000 members and 17 chapters throughout New England, including the White Mountains NEMBA chapter based in the Mount Washington Valley. Its mission is to promote responsible mountain biking and to protect and preserve New England open spaces through education and trail maintenance. The organization also leads about 1000 recreational rides every year, promotes mountain bike festivals, organizes trips, and has bicycle patrols in parks across New England. More information on NEMBA can be found at