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Cross New Hampshire Adventure Trail

Mission

The mission of the Cross New Hampshire Adventure Trail (xNHAT) is to provide a scenic and pleasurable cross state bicycling route that connects communities, promotes bicycling and walking for locals and visitors and introduces cyclo-tourism as a business opportunity to the North Country. The goal is to provide an exciting new “adventure” experience that will encourage health, wellness and bring economic benefit to the region’s communities.

Ruling year info

2021

Founder and Board President

Marianne Borowski

Main address

PO Box 1047

Glen, NH 03838 USA

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EIN

85-1659607

NTEE code info

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

It is well documented that the North Country of New Hampshire would benefit economically by attracting more tourism to the area as the region’s industries have been on the decline. To address this problem, our organization promotes a unique, non-motorized multi-day recreational experience: a cross-state mostly off-road bicycling route. The popularity of off-road biking, gravel bikes and bikepacking aligns perfectly with the multi-surfaced route of the xNHAT. In the winter, the route provides another unique experience - a cross state cross country skiing adventure. Our programs provide both trail improvements and the amenities cyclists want to enhance their experience.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

North Country Welcomes Bicyclists (NCWB)

The goals for this program are:
• Involve and expand community participation and awareness of cycling by partnering with local towns and businesses to provide bike work stations, air pumps and tools at no cost to the recipients.
• Enhance the experience for the cross state “Thru Cyclists”, along with locals and visitors enjoying shorter sections of the trail.

The NCWB program promotes local businesses (lodgings, campgrounds, restaurants, cafes, bike shops, shuttle services) that welcome cyclists. The goal is to establish the North Country of New Hampshire as a premier cycling destination that has all the amenities appreciated by both locals and visiting cyclists. By implementing these enhancements, the program attracts tourism dollars to communities along the route.

Participants included: Woodsville, Lisbon, Littleton, Bethlehem, Jefferson, Gorham, Shelburne and Bethel.

In 2022, the program will add additional locations for bike repair stands and pumps along the trail.

Population(s) Served
Health

To enhance the experience for all cycling and walkers, the xNHAT has provided funds and labor to improve and maintain the rail trail sections. Completed programs include:
* Funding for the installation of 5 Beaver Deceivers to prevent flooding, trail damage, eliminate beaver trapping and improve preservation of the wetlands. Each Beaver Deceiver cost $2500 including installation
* The xNHAT donated $6,400 for the rental of a large excavator to restore 4.5 miles of the trail from Gorham to Pinkham B Road. In June 2021, the Bureau of Trails successfully widened, crowned and re-ditched which significantly improved drainage and the trail surface.
* The tunnel under Route 302 in Lisbon were always full of water, mud and sand due to the runoff of rainwater and snowmelt. These issues were problem for both motorized and non-motorized users. The xNHAT provided funds to pave 400 feet of the trailing the tunnel and the approaches. Completion of the project addressed the drainage issues.

Population(s) Served

Over the last 2 years, the xNHAT has provided additional funding for:
* Purchase and installation of three trash cans along the trail in Woodsville:
* Rental of four porta-potties: Randolph parking area, Shelburne parking area and the Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge parking lot.
* Provided matching funds to the Town of Gorham to build a kiosk with maps and wayfinding information at the Presidential Rail Trail’s Route 2 parking lot.

Population(s) Served
Health
Health

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We partner with local town governments, businesses along the way (lodging, camping, food, bike shops and shuttle services), other non-profits and the State of NH Bureau of Trails to co-create solutions to improve the trail and the local economies. The goal is to attract more visitors, both multi and single day rides, to the North Country of New Hampshire

Financials

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Operations

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Cross New Hampshire Adventure Trail

Board of directors
as of 01/19/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Marianne Borowski

Trish Ashworth

retired

Robert McConaghy

retired

Maggie Fitzgerald

retired

Lisa Baughn

retired

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/19/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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