The ride start with a big climb, or drive to the top of a narrow winding mtn road (do-able by normal cars). Driving saves two miles of climbing, but you'll need to get back to the car somehow. Then a 1 mile technical single track climb, to a nice 2 mile single track downhill,and then, a 1.5 mile high speed dirt road downhill. There are great views on this ride and a cool place (Horsefeathers) to get a beer after riding.
Take RT 16N thru North Conway, NH.
One mile north of the village, turn right on Hurricane Mtn rd. Drive, or ride to the top.
Turn right onto the Black cap trail (marked) 1 mile up to 1stright(Cranmore).
Beautiful single track to a dirt road down Cranmore ski area.
Do it again or ride to N.Conway!
By Mike Contois