What Southeast Mass NEMBA is all about:
Southeast Mass NEMBA (SEMASS) was formed in 1998. It is one of NEMBA's first local chapters. Local chapters see to the specific needs of local riding areas and that's why we're here.
Our geographical area runs from Cumberland RI to Plymouth MA and from The Blue Hills & Wompatuck to The Cape Cod Canal.
SEMASS is all about having fun on your mountain bike and making sure that we ALWAYS have great places to ride.
Our members host hundreds of follow
the leader rides every year. Join
our email list and you can set up or locate a ride
for any day of the week at various forests.
In addition, we host several formal riding events every year. For example: Mountain Bike Day at Blue Hills in June 2000 drew over 700 riders! And the event has been repeated every year since. These rides have amazingly fun loops, marked especially for the day.
Our Blue Hills Toys for Tots ride in December is very successful. Over the years hundreds of riders have participated, and we've collected thousands of toys for needy area children.
To achieve our second goal, in cooperation with local land managers, we actively do trail maintenance. To date we have done formal projects in Wompatuck State Park, Marshfield Hills, Freetown/Fall River State Forest, Borderland State Park, The Blue Hills and the Foxboro section of the F. Gilbert Hills State Forest. In addition we do informal projects throughout the region.
As part of these efforts, SEMASS NEMBA is an active participant in the NEMBA / Merlin Trail Care Series. In the past few years, two of the people taking part in a SEMASS trail maintenance event won Merlin frames.
In Blue Hills, SEMASS sponsors Trail Watch, volunteers on bikes and foot who patrol the trails handing out maps and assisting people who are lost, or who have broken down.
SEMASS NEMBA website
If you live, or do most of your riding in our region,
we hope that you'll join
SEMASS NEMBA and help us make all of our trail experiences