the First New Trail
second Vietnam trail day was a huge success. On Saturday,
June 11, approximately 50 people braved the heat and humidity
to help cut the first new trail on NEMBA’s parcel.
A special thank you goes out to the riders from all over
Massachusetts who gave up their Saturday to make this
trail a reality. By late Saturday afternoon, there were
a lot of exhausted workers, but one awesome trail emerged
that everyone can enjoy for years to come.
The Vietnam Land Management Committee with help from Scott
“Rayburn Trails” Nelson and Dane Berke laid
out a very twisty and technical trail that is designed
to appeal to technical XC riders and freeriders. Months
of hard work and planning went into the creation of the
trail. The committee packed 0.8 mile of trail into a small
section of our parcel while incorporating as many of the
natural technical features as possible. As a result, there
are many rock gardens, jumps, drops, trannies, as well
as bail lines incorporated into the trail. Essentially,
the trail is a compact version of Vietnam itself.
Due to the length of the trail there is more work to be
done and NEMBA will post another trail building day to
apply the finishing touches. Keep an eye out for the scheduling
of this trail date in fall.
Thanks again to all who came out to help. Hope you all
get some time soon to enjoy the new trail.
-- John Vosburg, Vietnam Land Management Committee