CM Course Description
What can you expect out there?
Trail Description: A collection of single and endurance friendly double track on a 31.5 mile loop course. + a 1.5 mile start loop departing the event venue on lap 1. Description of trails from start: Right away, racers head out for the 1.5 mile start loop that winds up some paved and gravel condo roads, adjacent to the Ski Area. Eventually the trails climbs into a wooded singletrack area and slowly climbs it's way up the mountain. Racers exit the woods onto ski trails and traverse across the ski area before heading out Jeep roads to head down Mountain Road and out of the event venue area, to head onto the rest of the course. After descending a few miles of pavement, riders then buckle up for the Bullard Hill climb, a rugged jeep road climb up and over yet another mtn, before heading down into the Greenfield Trails Association network.
From there, competitors dive right into the woods and begin their 33 mile loops. Among the notable new trails included is Big Rock Trail, expected to quickly become a rave favorite among competitors. It is approximately 1.5 miles of mostly downhill, with one of those giant New Hampshire boulders dead center that is bridged on both sides, making for a great ride over. A brief stint of dirt woods road sets the rider up for the home stretch of the "Triple F" singletrack (Fast, Flowing, and Fun) that Greenfield Trails Association is so well known for. Although some of the "challenging favorites" of the past have been tabled again for this year, this still should be considered an adventurous ride of no small measure, as New Hampshire is known to dish out. Plenty of singletrack to test the skills and soul. There is also approximately 3500 feet of elevation gain on the loop, translating to 10,000+ feet for those taking on the 100 mile challenge.
Estimated Course Composition
- 50% Doubletrack/Jeep Trails
- 35% Singletrack (technical and New Englandy)
- 10% Dirt Road
- 5% Paved Road