Pierces Inn provides the perfect location to host a group of riders. The majority of ride weekends are organized by people who want to bring their teams/groups to ride the glory of Upper Valley and bask in the good energy at Pierce’s Inn. In addition to providing lodging and all the meals here on site, we can help with ride support/offsite catering for the rides. We are happy to provide ideas for great rides.
Additionally we produce some of our own group ride weekends, which we advertise publicly to get a collection of riders who may or may not know each other, always fun. Pay attention to our website and BikeReg for details.
Road, Gravel and Mountain Bike Riding
Pierce’s Inn has great road, gravel and mountain bike riding out the door from here
From the Inn there are intermediate/expert trails that are not overly technical but its hilly terrain. There are fun terrain features and a dirt terrain track on the property as well.
Local trail systems:
- Trescott/Oak Hill Trails- Hanover, NH: 1 mile ride on a quiet road to the trailhead.
- Boston Lot/Landmark Trails- Lebanon, NH: 15 minutes away by car.
- Norwich Trails (Parcel 5, Brookmeade, Gile Mtn, Blue Ribbon)-Norwich, VT: 17 min away by car.
- Woodstock, VT: Suicide 6 Bike Park, Mt Peg and Aqueduct trails- 35 min by car.
- Ascutney, VT: Ascutney Trails- 45 min by car
- Green Woodlands- Dorchester, NH
It’s gravel mecca here in the Upper Connecticut River Valley! We have 100’s of miles of spectacularly picturesque and quiet dirt roads in the Upper Valley. Beware of hills!! One has to plan carefully not to get at least 1000’ of vert per 10 miles of riding. There are a mix of gravel and dirt roads from the Inn, but sometimes we will drive 20-ish minutes to save our legs and start the right in the heart of gravel country- Pomfret, Barnard, Sharon, Norwich and Strafford, VT.
Does anyone still do pavement only rides anymore? kidding…sort of. There are of course miles nice paved roads in the Upper Valley which are certainly way quieter than most roads in other areas.