Route & Support
Day 1: Starting at The Kanc Lodge, participants will ride through the resort town of Lincoln, NH and take a right onto Route 3 Bypass. Take another right onto Route 3 (by Clark’s Trading Post). Riders can take a break at the Flume Visitor’s Center and pick up Recreation Trail at the north end of the parking lot. Along the trail, take a left into the Cannon Mountain Tramway parking lot and stop for lunch. After lunch, riders will hop back on the Recreation Trail. When the trail ends, turn right onto Route 3 North. Take a right in Twin Mountain, NH onto Rt. 302 east. Take a right into the AMC Highland Center.
Day 2: Out of the Highland Center parking lot, take a right onto Rt. 302 east. Riders will cruise downhill and take a break in the town of Bartlett, NH and again at the junction of 302 and 16. In North Conway, take a left after Joe Jones (at the light) onto Kearsarge Road and the next right (at the railroad tracks) onto North South Road. Turn right into Settler’s Green and the North Conway Grand Hotel.
Day 3: Travel on Route 302 east. Continue straight at the junction of 302/16 onto Route 16 south. Take a right onto East Side Drive and bear right after the covered bridge. Take a right onto West Side Road. Take a left onto Passaconway Road. This becomes Dugway Road in Albany. After the covered bridge, take a right onto the Kancamagus Highway, Rt. 112 west. Riders will break at Sugar Hill Overlook (on the right) before climbing the Kanc. Riders will coast downhill and take a right onto Pollard Rd. and a left into the Kanc Lodge parking lot in Lincoln.
Northeast Passage will have three vehicles on the road. Our trailer will carry all luggage, wheelchairs and other supplies for all participants. The other vehicles are on the road as a safety measure. Participants are not encouraged to rely on a Northeast Passage vehicle for transportation, but the vehicle is available in case of emergency.
Northeast Passage staff and trained medical personnel will also be riding on the road with participants. While this support is available, riders (especially handcyclists) should bring along their own support team, if they feel it will be necessary. For safety’s sake, riders will have until 5pm to complete the route of the day. If this is not possible, riders will be provided with transportation to the day’s destination.
On day three, participants should be prepared for the challenging climb up the Kancamagus Highway. Northeast Passage staff and volunteers WILL NOT push handcyclists beyond Sabbaday Falls on the Kanc. The road becomes very narrow and it is difficult and unsafe to do so. If a participant feels they are going to need support on the Kanc., they can be pulled by their own tandem team. If they do not have a personal tandem rider or if they are unable, participants will ride to the top in the NEP safety vehicle.
Sample Schedule: – Subject to change!
9:00 AM: Registration at the Kanc Motor Lodge
10 AM: On the road!
12:30 PM: Lunch at Cannon Mountain
3:00 PM: Arrive at the AMC Highland Center in Crawford Notch. Relax, shower, socialize
6:00PM: Dinner – at the Highland Center
6:30AM – 9:00 AM: Breakfast at AMC Highland Center
10 AM: Depart AMC Highland Center
1:00 PM: Lunch/ Arrive at North Conway Grand Hotel – settle into your room, relax, enjoy the pool and local shops
4:30 PM: Cocktail Hour at North Conway Grand
5:30 PM: Dinner at North Conway Grand
7:00 AM: Breakfast – Buffet at North Conway Grand Hotel
8:30 AM: Depart North Conway Grand
11:00 AM: Lunch break at Sugar Hill Overlook check point
1:00PM : Arrive at Kanc Motor Lodge — goodbye!