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    Bear Notch Road

    Anyone know when it opens? The NHDOT website said it was suppose to be open April 30th. Now it says it won't be open until June 1, 2014?? I just want to ride my bike up it!

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    that's awesome for you...

    the gates are closed to traffice but you can still ride up it and no cars. Just be carefull of the gate at the bottom when you come flying down.
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    Awesome. Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yorkcb7 View Post
    Awesome. Thank you!
    I would still make a phone call. I've ridden it when the gates are closed to cars and the roads were great....but other times it's been littered with branches they haven't cleared out yet from the winter. I don't believe it's ever 'closed' to bikes but that doesn't necessarily mean it's in the type of shape you'd want for an enjoyable ride.

    I did an early ride there a few years ago when the gates were closed and I forget if it was NHDOT or some other department I called but they were very nice about describing the exact condition of the road at the time.
    Last edited by Jay Strongbow; 05-06-2013 at 08:20 AM.

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    I usually park at lower falls on the Conway side.. Is there a school in Conway that I can park at and ride the whole highway? I believe I have seen people park right at the beginning of the highway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yorkcb7 View Post
    I usually park at lower falls on the Conway side.. Is there a school in Conway that I can park at and ride the whole highway? I believe I have seen people park right at the beginning of the highway.
    Yes there is a school in Conway?

    What highway? The OP is about bear notch but I assume you're talking about the Kanc now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Strongbow View Post
    Yes there is a school in Conway?

    What highway? The OP is about bear notch but I assume you're talking about the Kanc now?
    Yeah, I am the original poster. Kanc highway.

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    Anyone have any tips for parking at the kancmangus highway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yorkcb7 View Post
    Anyone have any tips for parking at the kancmangus highway?
    On the Conway side, there's a perfect spot right at the start. There is a ranger station with a large parking lot that's on your right almost as soon as you enter the Kanc.

    If you're starting from the Lincoln side, there are lots of restaurants and gas stations you could probably park in. McDonald's has a huge lot.
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