Worth Knowing: Weekend Bicycling event

June 2 and 3, Upper Valley Weekend Ride sponsored by the Granite State Wheelmen!

Come ride the winding roads of the Upper Valley of NH and VT for 2 days of pleasant touring along the Connecticut River. Cue sheets available for 20-,40-, and 60-mile rides. No sag support services provided by GSW. The Silver Maple Lodge and Cottages (SMLC; 802-333-4326 in FairleeVT is the headquarters and ride-start location.

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*Preride meeting*: Saturday at 9:00 AM at SMLC. And, join in for the Saturday afternoon social on the front porch of the lodge from 4 PM to 6 PM. Scott at SMLC will be reserving 6 to 8 rooms for cyclists until mid May.

This is road biking the old-fashioned way—lots of road and few cars. For rail-trail enthusiasts, the Northern Rail Trail that comes out in Boscawen begins here. Even hybrid-bike enthusiasts can ride the miles and miles of dirt roads along the Connecticut River Valley. You will not be disappointed!

For out-of-towners: Call or go online for details on area lodging. SilverMaple Lodge and Cottages, Fairlee VT 802-333-4326; LakeMorey Resort, Fairlee VT 802-333-4311; Pastures Campground, Orford NH 603-353-4579; or Breakfast on the Connecticut, Lyme NH 603-353-4444

Ride Coordinator: Joanna Bligh, 1102 Ryder Rd, Corinth VT, 802-6853805 or joannabligh1230@gmail.com

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