The Washburn Family Forest in Clarksville is a 2,128 acre property with 6 miles of frontage along the Connecticut River. Protected in 2008, this property boasts 17 miles of well maintained gravel woods roads just waiting to be explored on mountain bikes! Come and enjoy an easy mountain bike ride (no single track or technical sections) through some beautiful forest. Bring your own bike and gear, snacks/lunch and plenty of water. Meet at the Washburn Family Forest Parking area on Route 3 in Clarksville (on the east side of Route 3 just before the bridge that enters Pittsburg). No RSVP necessary; questions should be directed to Nigel Manley at [email protected].
Formerly known as the North Country Endurance Challenge, Metallak Race is an endurance adventure that treks through the northern regions of New Hampshire, including Colebrook, Clarksville, Pittsburg, and Dixville Notch (home of the former Balsams Grand Resort Hotel). Previously this race was run in a linear format; however, the 2017 edition will move throughout the region in a way that allows competitors to complete the race without assistance from support crews. Much of the former route will be used, with new twists and turns that will be revealed as the race date approaches.
The 10-hour race is estimated to take 8 to 10 hours to complete and will consist of 8 legs. Long-course racers will experience mountain biking, gravel grinding, trail running, and paddling. Racers will be able to complete the course as an individual or as a team of two. This course will not be run with a relay option.
The 6-hour race is estimated to take 4 to 6 hours and will cover the final 5 legs of the course. This race will include trail running/trekking, mountain biking, and paddling. The 6-hour race is offered to individuals, teams, and relay teams who are seeking maximum adventure, but over a shorter distance. Teams are limited to two racers, and relay teams are limited to 3 racers.