Category Archives: Internal – All Teams

Internal posts relevant to team members in all towns.

Bicycles for the Concord School District

A partnership with Central New Hampshire Bicycle Coalition, the Brain Injury Association of NH, S&W Sports and a special donation to the Concord-Lake Sunapee Rail Trail made it possible to donate balance bikes and regular bikes to the Concord School District. Kindergarteners and 1st graders will learn how to ride bikes in PE class.

We look forward to seeing these new cyclists and their families on the rail trail.

Support the rail trail at Warner Town Meeting

Thank you everyone who turned out! Together we kept the Exit 9 project moving forward. We expect to have an agreement with a consulting firm in place by the end of April, 2024.

Approximate boundaries of the Exit 9 Project.
Approximate boundaries of the Exit 9 Project.

A citizen petition warrant article was introduced that could stop work on the rail trail. We need Warner residents to attend town meeting and vote this petition down. Please don’t expect someone else to do this for you. If you want to have a rail trail in town its absolutely critical this petition not pass. So in exchange for the 10 years our board has put in to getting us to where we are, we are asking for one evening of your time. This is VERY important. Town Meeting is March 13th at 6:00 PM in Warner Town Hall. We look forward to seeing you there and thank you for your support.

2023 CLSRT Tent Events

We like to share information about the trail and do that throughout the year.

Spring Into Warner, Market Days, Kearsarge Klassic, Sierra Club Event, Pedaling for Payson, Warner Fall Foliage Festival

Spring Into Warner

The weekend after Mothers Day is a busy one for us. We try to support both Spring Into Warner and the CNHBC Bike Swap at S&W Sports in Concord. This year our tent was up at Spring Into Warner.

Market Days in Concord

Intown Concord puts on a fantastic event in June where Main St is closed to traffic and people from all over the region turn out to see what Concord has to offer. Come see us in 2024 at Market Days.

Kearsarge Klassic

The Kearsarge Klassic is a gravel ride put on by GRVL.NET each August. It starts and finishes at Cafe One East in downtown Warner, NH. We look forward to staffing the rest stop at Potter Place along the Northern Rail Trail in Andover. We talk with the 300 participants about how we are working to deliver a similar great riding experience with our trail. And the grilled PB & Bacon sandwiches are a rider favorite.

Sierra Club Rail Trail Event

In early September we co-hosted an event on the Concord section of the CLSRT. It was a chance for people to come to the trail for a short talk with Q&A followed by either a walk to the beaver deceiver or a bike ride on the rail trail.

Pedaling for Payson

This September event raises money for support for cancer patients at Concord Hospital. They have road courses, gravel courses and a mountain bike course. This year part of the course was on the Stevens Rail Trail section of the CLSRT. We really enjoyed talking with everyone and hope to be back next year.

Warner Fall Foliage Festival

Each Columbus Day weekend in October the Town of Warner holds is Fall Foliage Festival. You can find us on the front lawn of Cafe One East.

Contribute a railroad wheelset bench

Custom bench with a view of Lake Todd in Bradford, NH.
Custom benches at our trailhead in Concord, NH awaiting final placement along the trail.

These railroad wheelset benches provide a very long lasting, comfortable, and striking way to show your appreciation to a loved one or to promote your business. We will work with you to find the optimal trailside location for your bench. A custom plaque will be attached.

Custom Bench cost: $1,995. Contact us at info@clsrt.org with any questions.

June Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for volunteers to help greet people during Market Days in Concord June 23rd, 24th and 25th. This is a really fun time. Everyone loves the rail trail and wants to know where it is and what’s happening. We will give you all the answers. Click below to pick a time that works for you.

Looking ahead to July we have the Flat & Furious 5K Concord event on the 21st from 4:30 to 7:00. If you can help us with that please click below.

CLSRT Trail Maps

Stevens Rail Trail – Warner Exit 7 Davisville to Hopkinton

In Warner, park to the right of the trail gate alongside Old Warner Road in Davisville. In Hopkinton, park to the right of the Hopkinton library by the kiosk and walk/ride along the back access road to the intersection of Spring Street and Krzyzaniak Lane. Cross the road here and you will see orange trail gate.

Bradford – Tilly Wheeler Trail and Lower Lake Todd

Warner story walk – Depot Street to Joppa Covered Bridge

Warner Rail Trail at Bagley Field in Warner, NH

Concord, NH Fisherville Road to Carter Hill Road

The parking area at 25 Fisherville Rd is now open. You will find parking for 7 vehicles, a bicycle fix station with pump, and a kiosk with trail information. Three quarters of a mile of trail starting at the parking area has been completed with a fine stone dust surface. That is shown above in the green and yellow sections. The remaining 1.75 miles can be biked or walked on the existing surface.

In December of 2021 we put down a base layer to reach gate by Bog Rd. This is the section in red above. We anticipate putting the final surface on that section in late spring/early summer of 2022. Your donations will help this happen sooner.

The final section shown in orange we are also raising funds to complete. The NH Community Development Finance Authority has granted us Tax Credits to fund $200,000 of this project. You can help by asking businesses to support the trail by paying their tax bill with tax credits. (Link for businesses to make a pledge.) Click here to see a video we produced talking about tax credits.