What we're about

We're New Hampshire's most active adult recreational bicycling club. We are not hosting on-line or "virtual" rides - we pedal outside when possible!  Volunteer-run, we offer our members organized weekday, weekend, and multi-day rides for road and off-road enthusiasts of all experience levels, at many venues throughout the state. 

NOTE:  Joining this GSW MeetUp group does not comprise a GSW membership. Some membership perks include mileage tracking and discounts at many local bike shops on parts and services.  
Become a GSW member!  Sign-up at www.GSWheelers.org
At the beginning of each ride,  each cyclist (member or guest) is asked to sign a release waiver form for insurance purposes.  Helmets are required on all rides.  You don't need to know how to change a flat tire, but all riders are advised to carry a spare tube for their own bike!

In order to reduce confusion and promote more participation, the GSW Board announced the following updated guidelines on August 25, 2019:
a.  A new MeetUp ride may not be listed within a few hours of an existing ride already scheduled at the same location.  24+ hours lead time is recommended to allow riders to learn about the ride and make plans to attend.  Changes to posted rides due to weather or cancellation can be posted any time to inform those riders planning to attend.

b.  Each rider must sign their own name to the sign-up sheet.  This is required for the liability release and insurance coverage.

c.  Rides may only be held in public places with ample parking - not private driveways. A location must be specified.
We hope you enjoy your rides with the Granite State Wheelers!

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Concord - S&W - 4:00-5:00-6:00 pm

Needs a location

Rides may vary from 20 - 30+ miles. Newcomers Welcome!

Depart Time and Ride Leaders:
4:00 pm Dave H. (12-14 mph)
5:00 pm Eugene (11-12 mph + Orientation)
6:00 pm Melissa (16+ mph) / Tony V. alternate

** Contact your ride leader (click on their host icon) if you have questions.

See www.GSWheelers.org for more details.

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Portsmouth

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Take a ride along the beautiful New Hampshire Seacoast, from Portsmouth to Rye Harbor, and return.

Newcomers will-ride with either the Ride Leader or another person that will cycle with you at your pace.

The Ride will take place even if it's misty out, but anything heavier than mist, it's off.

Enjoy post-ride refreshments with the group.

N89ers - Chester, Saxons River, Grafton, VT

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27 miles of moderate to more challenging biking (4.6 miles of dirt with option to avoid). About 1500' elevation gain with one very steep, possibly walking, pitch after lunch. Great Vermont scenery. The cafe behind the Grafton Inn has sandwiches, salads, soups, etc., and the same building has the store of the Grafton Cheese Factory. Time to relax and explore the village. (Covid status not checked)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: NH 11/103 west to Claremont. Then NH 12 south to Lovers Lane. Cross Connecticut River to continue on VT 11 through Springfield to Chester. (Last good toilets at McDonald’s in Springfield.) Park at the recreation area off Cobleigh Street on the left beyond the west end of the green (no toilets). Driving distance from New London 43 miles. Time 85 minutes.

0.0 From Cobleigh Street go RIGHT on VT 11 /Main Street.
0.7 LEFT on VT 11 back towards Springfield.
1.4 RIGHT onto Green Mountain Turnpike (unsigned) at cross roads after the RR tracks. Dirt. Beware of farm vehicles hauling liquid manure.
3.2 LEFT through farmyard. (If you miss the turn you come to the RR tracks.) Paved at 4.5 miles.
4.9 BEAR RIGHT at a T intersection to continue through Bartonsville, over bridge, and across RR tracks to stop sign.
5.7 LEFT on VT 103 for 0.2 miles.
5.9 LEFT CAREFULLY onto Williams Road. Dirt again. Road become paved at 7.4 miles.
7.5 RIGHT across concrete bridge on unsigned paved road. Continue up hill to VT 103.
7.9 LEFT on VT 103 to good group rest spot at next turn.
8.1 RIGHT on Pleasant Valley Road toward Saxtons River for long gradual climb.
Road ends with short STEEP down grade to stop sign. Best group gathering spot is
just before that last pitch, in the shade of a tree.
12.8 VERY SHARPLY RIGHT at stop sign onto VT 121. (Village of Saxtons River is to the left). Continue a long gradual up hill through Cambridgeport to stop sign at VT 35.
15.7 RIGHT at T junction where VT 121 joins VT 35.
19.7 LEFT in Grafton on road signed for Townsend just before the Old Tavern.
19.8 STOP at cafe behind the tavern for leisurely lunch.
20.2 RIGHT on VT 35 towards Chester. CLIMB for ½ mile, and then more gradually for two miles.
25.2 Start of final downhill into Chester.
27.2 LEFT in Chester on VT 11.
27.3 LEFT onto Cobleigh Street at end of the green and back to cars.

Option to avoid the dirt roads: stay on VT 103, a modern fast highway with a wide shoulder. Fairly heavy traffic.

Ride w/GPS:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36108588

Source: 25 Bicycle Tours in VT

GSW Gravel Grinders

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*** We are meeting at the bridge on Ramsdell Road in Henniker ***

Enjoy a relaxed gravel ride around Hillsborough and Henniker areas (15 +/- miles) at your own pace. Pre-mapped rides will be posted here weekly with a RideWithGPS link. Rides will be on paved, unpaved, and poorly paved roads with the occasional short, walkable trail. Bring your bike with wider tires! eBikes are welcome!

This week's route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39555551
19.3 miles, mostly paved, with plenty of options to bail or shorten the route if you want to avoid some killer hills.

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UV Slow Spokes Warner, NH Loop

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