Ready or Not, Here Comes Winter!

Well, October was so warm and wonderful riding weather, it seems winter has snuck up on us! Yesterday I was able to skip out of work for an hour and ride with a buddy who was home for the holidays, it was warm enough to ride in shorts on Thanksgiving weekend! This morning I wake up and it’s snowing, showing us that winter is indeed inevitably coming. This has been a busy year for PRKR MTN Trails,¬† we have achieved much:

  • Built a Parking lot at the end of school
  • Built one of the largest pump tracks in NH
  • Built this website
  • Uploaded our trail system onto Trailforks website and app.
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Our New Pumptrack

This winter we are aiming to groom at least 6 miles of trails on PRKR for Fatbiking and another 5 or so for cross country skiing (the double tracks). We are going to try grooming the pumptrack for a little winter fun also! This is all done with a lot of volunteer work but still costs money and your help would be very much appreciated. Click Here to Help

Official Opening of the Pump Track

It’s been a busy summer up on the PRKR MTN trail system. Our goal was to complete a new parking area and build a very large pump track, and with the help of a bunch of volunteers and some professional help we were able to achieve both goals!! Join us Sunday September 10th from 1-3pm for the official opening of our new pump track. We will have food, beverages, music, demos and clinics from skilled riders teaching us all how to ride a pump track!! Bring your friends, family and bikes !

YO! Trails are OPEN

Just a quick post to let folks know that PRKR MTN is open for the Spring season! I will post some pics in the next few days, but the crew has been out taking care of blowdowns and other trail issues this past week. The trails up top are still a bit soft but, Rock n Roll, Gardners, Tin Can Alley, Winds n Pines, Orange, Home Grown, Charmel, Moss, etc are all in decent shape. Go Ride!

Dave

Praying for snow in April?

 

So I get a call earlier in the week from a journalist from Boston, he had pitched doing a story on FatBiking and some other winter activities to a magazine back in January, apparently they decided just this week that his story line idea was a good one and wanted him write the article. Only one problem, spring was finally coming to the Littleton area and things were thawing out fast. He wanted to go FatBiking on PRKR MTN with his co-writers and a photographer this Saturday April 7th! Each day this past week I would get up and take my dogs for a quick ride in the morning on the PRKR trails and it was quickly becoming mushy and rutted as the week went on. He really needed there to be full snow coverage for his “winter” pictures, and he needed it firm enough to ride. ¬†Fortunately there was a glimmer of hope, the weather was calling for temps to dip below freezing Friday night and a chance of light snow. I let them know and they decided to go for it. So there I was, a bike shop owner getting a text at 9:30 at night saying he was “praying for snow” and I was nodding my head in agreement. This morning I woke up a bit before 7 and looked out to see a fresh blanket of white on the ground, not much but it was white. I quickly grabbed some coffee, loaded up my Rokon groomer in the van and headed to my bike shop to meet them. Always a bit of a showman, I told them I would groom short loop for them to ride so it would look nicely manicured in the pictures. Off we went to the end of School st, I groomed and they rode and they got plenty of material for their article. Their prayers were answered and they had fun and one of them was pretty happy it was April, because he fell off a bridge into the Palmer Brook! I will ink the the article when it comes out next winter. Cheers… Dave

It’s Supposed To Be Spring?!

Here it is April 4th and I just finished a nice Fatbike ride before work. ¬†Normally it is not uncommon for our trails to be free of snow and rideable by the beginning of April, not this year. April came in with a vengeance and dumped another 5-6″ of fresh heavy snow ontop of what was already there. Temperatures over the weekend and busy schedules didn’t allow me to get out and groom, but a few persistent souls got out and rolled around the lower trails on PRKR and made them rideable. This morning it was crisp and in the twenties so the trails were set up nice a firm. A few ruts here and there but definitely doable. So while we wait for mother nature to give us the big thaw and get us back on track for spring, I suggest if you want to ride PRKR stick to your Fatbike and ride in the morning when the trails are firm. Who knows if we get another storm I might get out and groom one last time!

Dave

Hey, What The ???

So two weekends ago we were dealing with 30″ of fresh snow and trying to groom everything for our first annual Fatbike Poker Ride. Thankfully the temps warmed enough on Saturday 2/18 for some compaction to occur. Sunday morning we were up early attempting to groom for our event. We even ran out and bought a classic 1972 Skidoo Olympic 302 to help with the effort.img_1385

Thankfully Mother Nature smiled upon us and the trails set up nicely for a great event. We had about 30 riders show up for the Poker Ride many had never ridden PRKR before. The result was big smiles and promises to come back for more. We raised over $800 to put towards constructing our parking area and a very large pump track! Want to get involved? I want to help PRKRand let us know how you can help.img_4923 Continue reading “Hey, What The ???”

Here we are!

Welcome to PRKR’s brand new website! We are kind of stumbling around figuring out wordpress but hope to fill this site with many features including maps, suggested routes, links to our FB page, pictures and an events calendar. Stay tuned and keep checking regularly for updates.

Dave Harkless

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