Start and Finish: Flying Goose Pub & Grille, New London, NH
Distance: 28.4 Miles
Elevation Gain: 2,430 ft
Terrain: Paved. Moderate to hard
Towns: New London, Newbury, Sutton
This is one of our favorite scenic rides. The first 10 miles are primarily downhill providing a great warm up for when climbing kicks into gear. Once you make it to Newbury and Sutton Road – this stretch of 5 +/- miles has almost no traffic and enjoys views of local farms, fields, mountains and the private Loch Lyndon Reservoir. Upon completing this section, bear right onto NH Route 103 and take another right onto Old Post Road. This is another quiet country road, and it runs parallel to the busier Route 103. You’ll reconnect with Route 103 right before Newbury Harbor. Bear right and start climbing up Route 103A. Once you come to the stop sign, go straight onto County Road. At the next stop sign bear left onto Burpee Hill. At the top of this climb there are incredible views looking over Lake Sunapee and Mount Sunapee. Upon arriving at the next stop sign, cross the road and take Otterville Road. Bear right onto Little Lake Sunapee Road. This take you around the backside of the lake and connect with Route 114 (also called Little Sunapee Road). Bear right at this intersection and head toward the center of New London. One last big climb and then is downhill to the Goose!
Check out our Strava bike route for 10 Down, More Up!