The Bear Brook Boogie is part of NEMBA's Mountain Bike Adventure Series, presented by Bent Water Brewing
2023 Bear Brook Boogie
Come join the Southern New Hampshire chapter of NEMBA for all the fun, while supporting our efforts at Bear Brook State Park! All the money raised by the Boogie goes directly to the park to build, rebuild and maintain trails.
Same earlier date for 2023 - Sunday September 10, 2023 - 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 2023 - 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 (**schedule listed below**): There will be a total of EIGHT led rides this year!!! Please see the 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.
Cost: $10.00 per rider for NEMBA members, $25.00 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 9th* 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). 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
An intermediate paced ride on the Intermediate Hero Loop which will be in the 14-16 mile range. Leaving around 10:15am ET
Leader: Gerry Douillard
Sweep: Chris Hill
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: Flavia Martin
Sweep: Arline Guinn
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: Aaron Cleaver
A ladies strong novice paced ride on the Intermediate Hero Loop which will be in the 14-16 mile range. Leaving around 10:30am ET
Leader: Isabel Silveira
Sweep: Angela Petrigini
A slocial paced ride on a ride leader's choice loop which will be approximately 10 miles in length. Leaving just after 10:30am ET rides leave
Leader: Jacob Shuter
Sweep: Lis Shuter
A novice paced ride on the Beginner Loop which will be approximately 6 miles. Leaving around 10:45am ET
Leader: Chris Gaudet
Sweep: Steve Silva
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!