Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island
It may sound crazy but winter is a great time to ride a mountain bike. If a rider can adjust to the trails, biking on the ice and snow can allow more time for exploration in typically undiscovered areas during the offseason. Most riders stick to frozen lakes and snow mobile trails since cross-country skiing trails are usually off limits, according to Eastside Bike Guides instructor Chris Krug. For those who want to learn snow biking, also called ice biking, EBG, located in in North Conway, N.H., offers professional guided rides throughout the season and can tailor lessons to any level. Call or check out their websiteto book a lesson.
Fun fact: “Fat bikes,” Krug said, are specialty bikes designed for riding in softer conditions, like snow, and are frequently used in snow biking. The tires and rims are nearly double the width: 4 inches as opposed to 2.3 inches.
PO Box 1501, North Conway, N.H.
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