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Bike Leaders

We welcome bikers to join us on bike trips of various levels while meeting other biking enthusiasts and making new friends. We'll get you out on new trips and explore special places.

We'd love to have you come biking with us and welcome you to the group.
Our trip leaders and instructors would like to introduce themselves…

(Leaders: We welcome including you here. You may also include a gallery. Contact the Bike Chair & Webmaster.)

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Spring Training along Rt 114
Near Henniker, NH March 11, 2012
Cheryl HoustonCheryl’s Gallery
Is an experienced cyclist and a past leader the Seven Hills Wheelmen in Worcester,MA.

She loves cycling in southern NH on quiet roads and has learned to appreciate (vs curse) hills for creating strength.

She and her husband enjoyed participating in the 2012 AMC Adventure Travel bike trip to Provence, France. For winter training they hike and snowshoe.

She is an early supporter of the NH bicycling committee, becoming one of its first leaders.  Cheryl’s Gallery

Ready to Ride
Charles Doe Drive, Concord, NH
May 30, 2009
David Ross
Bicycles between 3 and 5000 miles annually, almost all of it on roads, with some rail trail cycling.

For example in 2012, David bicycled from Washington DC to Pittsburgh PA on the C&O Canal Towpath and the Great Allegheny Passage rail trail, about 350 miles in a week with another AMC-NH leader.

The same summer, with a friend, he cycled from the coast of Oregon 800 miles to Missoula, Montana. The latter trip was completely unsupported, and they carried 40 lb. of gear including camping paraphernalia on the bikes.

He is an early supporter of the AMC-NH Bike Committee, becoming one of its first leaders. He is also 4-seasons hike leader.

A late Winter Ride before Spring
officially arrives, March 19, 2014
Doria HarrisDoria’s Gallery
is a 30+ year member of AMC and a cycling enthusiast who thinks AMC's mission of encouraging people to connect with the natural world and cycling is a good fit. She says "8 or 80, one can enjoy biking. Even a trip to the Post Office can be enlivened by biking. When cycling one experiences the smallest changes in smells, temperature, flora, all missed whizzing by in a car."

In addition to commuting by bike throughout her professional life, Doria enjoys long distance self-contained touring as well as brief "credit card" tours and just poking about the rural back roads of New England. Doria likes being an AMC Bike Leader since one of her passions is to turn people onto biking and provide cycling activities so they feel confidant and empowered. Doria’s Gallery

Nashua River Rail Trail
May 12, 2012
Gene Harding
co-founded the Bike Committee of the NH Chapter and served as it chair. Loved to show people new bike routes. Had many years experience as a hiking leader. Worked on training new leaders to make the bike committee permanent. Gene passed away in Sept 2015.

Hiel Lindquist Bike Co-Chair
Hiel Lindquist
has been am AMC member for about 20 years. In addition to his trail work, Hiel is an avid cyclist and is also an AMC Bike Leader. Hiel became interested in cycling during the bike craze in the 1970’s. He even completed a bike overnight, covering the distance from Concord, NH to the Canadian boarder area in 2 days. He became reacquainted with cycling when he completed his first bicycle tour in 2005. Since then he has completed several long distance trips including the Erie Canal, Washington DC to NYC, Nova Scotia and other trips throughout New England. Hiel rides in the Monadnock region almost every day in the summer. He has favorite routes of 10, 15, and 20 + miles, usually at a leisurely pace. He hopes that by being an AMC bike leader he can help others enjoy the fun of recreational cycling.
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