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May 14, 2013 11:48am home news parks future biking

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Despite the recent chilly weather, summer is quickly approaching the NEK.  With warm weather on the way, Burke is gearing up for the summer months with Norco Bicycles!  Yesterday our brand new shipment of rental bikes landed at Burke Mountain and the bike build is scheduled to begin next week.  For those of you looking to bring a group to Burke this summer for some of the best mountain biking in North America, we can now accommodate you and all of your guests!  Get in touch with our Group Sales Associate for more information.

Join us on June 15th for the Norco Bicycle Demo Center Grand Opening!  Join the party on our Facebook page or check out our events page for more details.

Bicycles aren’t the only new things coming to Burke.  With the addition of the Norco Bicycle Demo Center, we have made some additions to our summer staff.  Join us in welcoming Benjamin Schott, our head bicycle mechanic, and Jeff Scarpino, the bike shop supervisor, to Burke this summer season!


Benjamin Schott:  Lead Mechanic
Photo Credit Ernie Mills Photography
Birthday:  July 2nd
Where are you from?  Gorham, NH
What is your favorite food?  Grill Candy!
How long have you been biking?  Always
What is your favorite trail to ridd?  Side Winder
Most important piece of equipment when biking?  My Legs
What are you listening to right now?  NHPR
What brought you to Burke?  I wanted to be a part of the mountain biking community.
Biking goal for the summer?  To feel good about my first 100 miler race!
Favorite pastime…other than biking?  Camping
Favorite Color?  Blue

Jeff Scarpino:  Norco Bicycle Demo Center Supervisor
Nickname:  Scrappy
Birthday:  November 29th
Where are you from?  Barkhamsted, CT
Favorite Food?  Buffalo Wings
How long have you been biking?  10 years
Favorite trail to ride?  Upper JBar to Jester
Most Important piece of equipment when biking?  A Bike!
What are you listening to right now?  Classic Rock
What brought you to Burke?  At first it was Lyndon State College, but I’m starting to realize it was fate.
Biking goal for the summer?  To progress Burke Mountain’s biking scene.
Favorite pastime…other than biking?  Skiing DEEP powder.
Favorite Color?  Blue

See you on the trails this summer!