Great Glens Trail
If you are planning a nice bike getaway with your family, then this is the place for you. Great Glen’s carriage roads are perfect for this purpose. The well-marked and paved routes will give you and your family the opportunity to explore the forest, ride through breathtaking meadows, pass beautiful rivers and stop to admire the great Mt. Washington.
If you are looking for a more challenging adventure, on the other hand, then simply make your way through the woods and head on over to Great Glen’s system of single track trails. There are many long loops and challenging sections to choose from. And with trails called Outback, Plunge and Whiplash, you just know that you are in for an exciting ride.
Pump what? A pump track is simply a series of rollers and berms arranged in a continuous loop. This type of track design allows you to keep moving without pedaling. It can be a bit challenging at first, but it is a lot of fun once you master it. You can even get your friends to join in and see who can last the longest without stopping.
Great Glen’s pump track is located just below the Glen Meadows Slice. It is right before intersection number five.
If you are looking to take your riding skills to the next level, Great Glen has got you covered in that regard as well. Just sign up for personalized mountain bike lessons and learn all sorts of new techniques and refine you current skill sets. Are you, for example, having trouble climbing or going down single track trails? The instructors at Great Glen can help you with it. Do you want to refine your transition technique? They can do that too. And, as a bonus, they can also help you learn about various training techniques and offer fitness tips that would help you conquer rides of all lengths and levels of difficulty.
But wait, there’s more! If you have been thinking of joining the 24 Hours of Great Glen, then these lessons can easily be customized to help you better prepare for it. Your instructor can take you out on the actual track for a practice run so you know what to expect come race day.
For those who are not familiar, the 24 Hours of Great Glen is, as the name implies, a 24-hour annual bike race that is held during the weekend-long Pinkham Notch, NH mountain bike festival.