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2022 Bear Brook Boogie MBAS

  • 09/11/2022
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Bear Brook State Park - Hayes Field, Allenstown, NH 03275, USA
  • 68

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  • Family Memberships, Guests will be at member rate.
  • Individual Memberships, Guests will be at non-member rate.


2022 Bear Brook Boogie

Come join the Southern New Hampshire chapter of NEMBA for all the fun, while helping to save/maintain the trails in Bear Brook State Park! All the money raised by the Boogie goes directly to the park to rebuild and maintain the trails.

Same earlier date for 2022 - Sunday September 11, 2022 - Back in 2021, we held this event the second weekend of September and it was a great success. So, for this year, we decided to keep it the same weekend.

Same new Starting Location for 2022 - Hayes Field (Podunk Rd) - Starting the event from Hayes Field is very exciting for us as it allows us to host better loops and also provide an all around better experience for all rider levels allowing riders to “get to the good stuff” without having to ride a long way to get there. - We introduced this new starting location back in 2021 and it was awesome so we intend on keeping the event based at Hayes Field going forward.

Marked Courses: Riders can follow marked courses on their own at any time or take part in a led ride. There will be a 1.75 mile kids/family loop, a 3.5 mile demo loop, a 6-mile beginner loop, a 14-16 mile intermediate loop (or a little longer if you take the Hero option back to Hayes), and a 20-25 mile advanced loop. Ride fast or just cruise, the trails are arrowed so everyone knows where to go and you don’t have to worry about getting lost!

Led Rides (see full schedule below): We 
will have a family ride of about 2 miles, a beginner ride of about 6 miles, an intermediate ride of about 16 miles, and an advanced ride of about 24 miles. The led family ride is an addition for this year. You can choose to ride in the led group or the well arrowed kids/family loop as many times as you want at your own pace.

Event is Class 1 (pedal assist) e-MTB friendly this year.

Cost: $10.00 per rider for NEMBA members, $50.00 per rider for non-members

***Riders age 12 & under ride free with a paying adult admission.*** Just be sure to note these riders names in the appropriate age 12 & under rider box during online registration. Also, please be sure to include those riders when you're filling out your online waiver to save time at event check-in.

*Online registration will only be available until 7pm ET on Saturday September 10th* Participants that register online prior to that time will be eligible to win one of our door prize raffles! After that time, only in-person, day of event registrations will be processed (with online payments, onsite credit card and cash options (credit card is preferred if not paying online)). Plan ahead, register online and save yourself some time on event day!

You can join or renew on the NEMBA website before registering for the event.

Bear Brook State Park, located in Allenstown NH, offers over 30 miles of mountain biking trails from mellow woods roads to challenging single track. In addition, the park offers camping (May – October) and a beach/swimming area. Come explore the park while helping a good cause. It’s a great way to spend the day and it’s a great place to ride!

Camping: Bear Brook has a wonderful campground, so come and make a weekend out of it! For reservations call 877-647-2757. For more info on camping: https://www.nhstateparks.org/visit/state-parks/bear-brook-state-park

Food: Forza-G will be there with their great BBQ sandwiches and tacos again (for a donation to a great cause.)

Demo Bikes: There will be a limited amount of demo bikes available from shops at the event (shop participation to be determined). Philbricks, S&W Sports, Trek Bicycle Hooksett and Wheelworks are all coming back to join us again this year!! Specialized will be present with a demo truck for the event this year and Rocky Mountain Bikes will be there as well with some kids full suspension demos. All demo bikes will only be allowed on the demo loop (or family loop) for a short ride. Demo bikes will not be allowed on led rides!!

Event Day Led Ride Schedule:

An Advanced Ride on the Advanced Loop which will be in the 20-24 mile range. Leaving around 10am ET
Leader: Ben Tims
Sweep: Chris Harding

An intermediate paced ride on the Intermediate Hero Loop which will be in the 14-16 mile range. Leaving around 10:15am ET
Leader: Dave Charland
Sweep: Jim Spiegs

A ladies intermediate paced ride on the Intermediate Hero Loop which will be in the 14-16 mile range. Leaving around 10:15am ET
Leader: Arline Guinn
Sweep: Angela Petrigni

A strong novice paced (STOMPN) ride on the Intermediate Hero Loop which will be in the 14-16 mile range. Leaving around 10:30am ET
Leader: Danny Antil
Sweep: Kevin McCarthy

A novice paced ride on the Beginner Loop which will be approximately 6 miles. Leaving around 10:45am ET
Leader: Chris Gaudet
Sweep: Ginny Tims

A family ride on the Family Loop which will be approximately 2 miles. Leaving around 11:00am ET
Leader: Melody Miller
Sweep: David Miller

Each of the longer rides (Advanced and Intermediate) will consist of two loops, i.e. Advanced Loop 1 and Advanced Loop 2 for the Advanced Ride. Each loop will start and end from Hayes Field which will allow users to drop after Loop 1 if needed, restock their packs and even visit the cookie tent if they choose to.

Bear Brook Boogie 2022 Loop Info with Links to Public Garmin Connect routes & Trailforks rideplans:

Family Loop – 1.77 miles (2.1miles with wheel sensor) - Garmin - Family Loop TF - Family Loop

Demo Loop – 3.11 miles (3.6 miles with wheel sensor) - Garmin -DemoLoop TF - DemoLoop

Beginner Loop – 5.44 miles (6.1 miles with wheel sensor) - Garmin - Beginner Loop TF - Beginner Loop

Intermediate Loop 1 – 5.93 miles (actual not verified) - Garmin - Intermediate Loop 1 TF - Intermediate Loop 1

Intermediate Loop 2 – 7.64 miles (actual not verified) - Garmin - Intermediate Loop 2 TF - Intermediate Loop 2

**If you are opting for the Intermediate Loop Hero Ending, you’ll be cutting out the end section of Bobcat from Loop 2 and starting on the Hero Loop Ending when you get to Chipmunk. Hero Loop starts at Chipmunk.**

Intermediate Loop Hero Ending – 2.40 miles (actual not verified) - Garmin - Intermediate Loop Hero TF - Intermediate Loop Hero


Advanced Loop 1 – 6.45 miles (actual not verified) - Garmin - Advanced Loop 1 TF - Advanced Loop 1

Advanced Loop 2 – 13.07 miles (actual not verified) - Garmin - Advanced Loop 2 TF - Advanced Loop 2


Any questions regarding your membership status or if you don't know which email address your NEMBA membership is associated with can be directed to membership@nemba.org

Rain Date: There will be no rain date this year.

Because this event is a fundraiser refunds will only be upon request if the event is canceled due to weather.


Thank you to the New Hampshire Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Division of Parks and Recreation for being the host site for our event!


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NEMBA is an educational 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on recreational trails advocacy with 28 chapters throughout New England and over 5,000 members. Our goal is to promote the best that mountain biking has to offer, steward the trail systems where we recreate, and ensure access to open space.

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