Bike for Books FAQs

Why no Bike for Books in 2020?

The library is undergoing a major construction project in 2020 and due to COVID-19  we won't be able to put up a safe event and therefore is going on hiatus. We hope to bring Bike for Books back safely in 2021!


What is Bike for Books?

Bike for Books Mountain Bike Adventure Rides is a fundraiser for the North Conway Library. Different route options for all ages & abilities offer mountain bikers of all levels a great opportunity to explore the varied trails and terrain along well-marked routes in & around North Conway.


Where will we ride?

Bike for Books showcases some of the best mountain biking trails in the Mount Washington Valley during foliage season. Almost all is off-road with trail choices including open forest service roads and flowy single-track, and some hard-core, gnarly, technically challenging trails. Virtually no pavement riding except for one connector (approx. 1/2 miles).

All trails will stay on North Conway's Eastside which was written up in the Sept. 2016 issue of NEMBA’s SingleTracks magazine as a "great place to mountain bike"!

Will there be rides of different lengths and/or difficulty?

Yes, we offer short, intermediate and expert loops.

What about lunch?

Yes, there is such a thing as a free lunch! All participants and volunteers are invited to a free lunch with pizza from Elvio’s Pizzeria, hot soup and home-made dessert, and freshly brewed, free-trade coffee provided by Frontside Grind.


Are there freebies/schwag?

What is the registration fee?

A benefit for the Library’s children’s room, the registration fee is $25 for individuals, $45 for couples, $60 for families (max. 4), and $15 for students 16 and under. Registration forms may be picked up at the North Conway Public Library or downloaded here. Online registration is available at


What about pledges?

Pledges are voluntary. Of course, we would LOVE for you to raise money for the library! But we don't want the joy of mountain biking to interfere with the hard work of raising pledges.... If you do raise extra money for the North Conway Library (or donate it yourself), you will be guaranteed our unending gratitude, the children at the library will also be grateful, and you might win a prize! Top fundraisers will get prizes! The more pledges raised, the greater your chances to win! Download your pledge form here. Collect cash, checks (made out to "NCPL"), or let friends donate online here.


What are the details for the day of the event?

What do I need to bring?

Where can I get more information?

Please contact the Library at 603-356-2961 or email us at