What we're about

This group is for like-minded people who are active and are 40-50 years old or older. We are enjoying the journey of our adventures and taking our time. We are a group who wants to meet new friends and participate in groups activities. We keep our event attendance at no more than 8-12 cyclists allowing all attendees to have interaction with each other. You will not find a large cycling event in this group. We also ride at a slower pace of 6-10 mph and take multiple breaks to rest or for scenic vistas.

Let's explore the wonderful rail trails of New England by bicycle (primarily Southern NH, and rail trails 90 minutes from Jaffrey, NH that will include trails in Massachusetts). Learning the history of the rail trails along the way. Explore nature walks, beautiful gardens and scenic areas of New England. Perhaps some easy hikes or yoga. The focal events will primarily be biking on rail trails. The secondary events will be nature walks. Winter activities will be offered - snowshoeing, skiing or snowboarding, and easy winter hikes.

Event hosts/Event organizers needed - Because our group spans from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, and potentially beyond, we need regional hosts to maintain an active group. If interested send me a message.

PHOTO POLICY - Please maintain a forward facing profile photo of yourself where your entire face is able to be seen clearly. For safety reasons our members and organizers need to recognize you at events. Members without this photo are not allowed to participate in our group events.

RSVP ETIQUETTE: We hope when you RSVP to an event, you are committing to the event or you feel certain you will be able to attend. We understand sometimes the unexpected occurs and you need to cancel. If you cannot make it to an event, we ask that you please edit your RSVP at least two days prior to the event date or as soon as you know - this way it opens it up for others to attend. Changing your RSVP the night before the event or less than 24 hours before the event gives the organizer very short notice and is disappointing to others who are expecting you to attend. Any member who RSVP yes, then no to events more than 3 consecutive times in a 12-month period may be waitlisted to 36 hours before the event. If there is room to add an attendee, the member will be contacted by the organizer.

DOGS: We will allow dogs on nature walks or hikes. Dogs are not allowed on cycling events. Dogs must be well-behaved and on a traditional leash. We ask that you do not have your dog on a retractable leash. If the event venue does not allow dogs, it will be posted in the event description.

LIABILITY STATEMENT:

The organizers of this meetup are volunteers; you release and hold harmless the leader(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.

As a condition of your voluntary participation in these activities you acknowledge and agree to the following: these activities may involve inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in any of the activities.

Waiver of Liability and Disclaimers

We welcome anyone interested in cycling, nature trail walks or any activity by this meetup group, however you must agree to the disclaimers on this page before attending any event.

- Waiver of Liability / Disclaimer:

Rail Trail Adventures & Nature Walks (Meetup group), its organizers assume no responsibility for you or your guests. If you choose to participate in any of the Organizers' events, you assume all responsibility for yourself and your guests, and agree not to hold the "Organizers" liable in any way.

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