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October 16, 2017

Article in the Conway Daily Sun:

"Rec Path Group Kicks Off Capital Campaign"


"About 60 people attended a kick-off reception at Zip's Pub at Cranmore Mountain Resort on Monday to launch a $2.3 million capital campaign for the proposed Conway Recreation Path.

This meeting was hosted by capital campaign chairs Sharon and Ted Wroblewski of Kearsarge, with assistance from Chris Meier of Conway, head of the Mount Washington Valley Trails Association and an attorney with Cooper Cargill Chant of North Conway, and Larry Garland of Jackson, chair of the MWV Rec Path Committee and a cartographer for the Appalachian Mountain Club.

Lending organizational support were Janice Crawford and Michelle Cruz of the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, and capital campaign consultant Tim Scott of Country Consulting Group of Jackson."

Read the entire article in the Conway Daily Sun.


October 20, 2016

Article in the Conway Daily Sun:

"Rec Path Committee Raffling Off Kid's Bike"


"The Mt. Washington Valley Trails Association Recreation Committee kicks off its first annual "Santa Brings a Bike" raffle on Monday, Oct. 21.

The MWVTA, alongside Stan & Dan Sports, will be raffling off a complete beginner bike package for a child around the ages of 4-6.

The package includes a new 20-inch pink bike, training wheels, helmet, water bottle and a free tune-up for next season.

Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce for a chance to win the prize valued at over $200. Raffle ticket costs are $10 per ticket or $25 for three tickets. Participants must be 18 and purchase a ticket in order to be eligible for the drawing...."

Read the entire article in the Conway Daily Sun.


August 29, 2016

Article in the Conway Daily Sun:

"Trails Association, Chamber Sign Agreement"


"At the Mt. Washington Valley Recreation Path Committee's Aug. 17 meeting, Chris Meier, president of the Mt. Washington Valley Trails Association, and Janice Crawford, executive director of the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, signed an agreement of collaboration to propel the planned recreation path toward completion....." 

Read the entire article in the Conway Daily Sun


July 16, 12016

"Wanderings in Whitaker Woods" by Sally McMurdo, published in the Conway Daily Sun


Sally McMurdo is a Mount Washington Valley resident, an avid cyclist and cross country skier, and is a member of the Board of the Mount Washington Valley Trails Association and The Recreation Path Committee. Sally writes articles on cycling and skiing which are published regularly in the Conway Daily Sun. Her regular column is called "Wheel Family Fun" where she focuses on cycling with kids.

In the Saturday, July 16th, 2016 edition of the Conway Daily Sun, Sally's article "Wanderings in Whitaker Woods" is an excellent resource for how to access and enjoy The Whitaker Woods of North Conway. In the article, Sally mentions the route of the MWV Rec Path which will traverse a portion of Whitaker Woods.

Read Sally's article


July 4th, 2016

Bikers Ride in the Bartlett 4th of July Parade


The MWV Rec Path Committee and the MWV Bicycling Club teamed up to ride in the "Bicycles Division" of the Town of Bartlett Helen Hayes Annual 4th of July Parade. There were 16 participants dressed in red, white and blue with some embellishments consisting of bike decorations, helmet decorations, flags, banners and colorful streamers. Bikes of all sorts and colors were present including a fat tire bike, road bikes and a restored 1964 Schwinn Traveller. Hot dogs and strawberry shortcake was enjoyed by many afterwards at the town party in the park.

This was the 2nd annual appearance of the MWV Bicycling Club and Rec Path Committee in this parade. Congratulations to the group for yet again winning 5th place in their division (out of 5 entries...). We received a ribbon for participation, a grand rosette ribbon for 5th place and a $5 cash prize!  Come join in on the fun with us next year as we try to work our way up the winning ladder!


June 2, 2016

The 2nd Annual Lupine Ride


The 2nd Annual Lupine Ride was held on June 2nd, 2016 on the Mountain Divison Trail in Fryeburg. It was a beautiful evening for a ride, and the lupine were lining the pathway for our viewing pleasure! It was a casual ride, plenty of opportunities to "Ride and Chat" with new friends. We took as short loop off of the rec path for a cruise around Fryeburg Village.

We had 14 participants enjoy this 10 mile ride!

One of the many advantages of a rec path is that it allows for an easy access to village amenities such as the post office, coffee shop, bakery, school, library, etc. without the need for riding on busy roads (such as Route 302)! This rec path also allows bikers and walkers to access some bike and pedestrian friendly side roads for more miles of enjoyment.


June 1, 2016

MWV Rec Path Makes the Cover of The Conway Daily Sun!!


A great photo by Jamie Gemmiti made the FRONT PAGE of the Conway Daily Sun on Wednesday, June 1st! The photo was taken on the Mountain Division Trail in Fryeburg with the blooming trailside lupine and 4 happy cyclists! The photo was used to invite all to join the MWV Rec Path Committee on its 2nd Annual Lupine Ride. The ride celebrates the beautiful lupine blooming alongside the beautiful recreation path in Fryeburg.