Central CT

Central CT NEMBA Rockland Trail Cleanup

Date

3/30/18 3:00pm

Trail cleanup Good Friday, 3/30. Let's get some numbers out to re-open the trails. We'll be cutting and moving lots of sticks from the recent storms. Rain is likely, but not much, and afternoon looks better. Meet at M11 (Dead Hill Station) at 3 PM with loppers and trail saws or bow saws. I'll have a truck and the gate open at Renee's, 2:45 entry to preserve. Should also be one driving in through Dead Hill gate at 2:45. Drive in only with crew leaders.


Certified handlers will be running the power equipment. Should be fun and put trails back in play quickly. Read more about Central CT NEMBA Rockland Trail Cleanup

Location

Rockland Preserve, Madison, CT

Chapter

Central CT

Trail

Event Leader

Jason Engelhardt
jason.engelhardt@gmail.com

Submit Comments to Support Connecticut Mountain Biking

Friday, December 15, 2017

Action Alert – Mountain Bikers should Submit Comments Supporting Mountain Biking and More Trail Access to Connecticut’s Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)

 

Comments must be submitted by Friday, December 28th.

 

Email comments to: deep.scorp@ct.gov

Mail comments to: DEEP SCORP c/o Doug Jann, Environmental Analyst, Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, 79 Elm Street Hartford, CT 06106.

Connecticut’s Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) provides a five-year plan and vision for outdoor recreation. As such, it’s important for mountain biking to be highlighted and promoted in the plan where it is severely lacking at this time. We urge NEMBA members and riders at large to send in comments supporting mountain biking and increased multi-use trail development and access for bikes.

In order to help you submit comments, we are providing a few bullet points you can copy and paste into your response or incorporate into your own words:

1) Increase and improve on the quality of the singletrack trail inventory in the Connecticut state park system. Trail-based recreation needs a larger inventory of quality multi-use trails throughout the state. Increased funding for trail development is important. However, it is equally important to increase the partnerships with trail advocacy organizations, such as NEMBA, to create and maintain new multi-use singletrack trail opportunities.

2) Increase the multi-use singletrack trail connectivity between DEEP Forests and Parks, municipal and private land trusts properties, and water company lands. i.e.: Burlington area trails can be used to interconnect different singletrack trail networks.

3) Create and expand long distance commuter trails that connect different communities and multi-use trail systems to promote environmentally friendly commuting and expand upon economical impacts from trail users. Trails, such as the Airline Trail, Hop River Trail, Richard Goodwin Trail are important connectors to build upon.

4) Increase accessibility for mountain biking on multi-use trails through improved parking lots and trail marking/mapping for trail systems. Modernize and increase wayfinding technology by creating supporting mobile map apps and improving signage and maps. Work on signage that works for all trail users.

5) Increase promotion of outdoor recreation, outdoor events and partner organizations on DEEP’s website to increase local trail use and trail use tourism. Work with NEMBA to identify trail systems that are mountain biking friendly and to promote multi-use trail development across town lines. Read more about Submit Comments to Support Connecticut Mountain Biking

Central CT NEMBA Turkey Burner South

Event Date

11/24/17 10:00am

Join us for the inaugural NEMBA Turkey Burner South Mountain Bike Ride 10:00 AM on Friday, November 24, 2017, at Branford Supply Ponds, Short Rocks Road, Branford, CT. Intermediate, no drop ride, approximately 8 to 10 miles. Thanks to Joe Locke for leading.  Read more about Central CT NEMBA Turkey Burner South

Location

Branford Supply Ponds, Branford, CT

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Intermediate

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Lisa Maloney
203 772 5812

FC NEMBA Apres Turkey Ride

Event Date

11/26/17 10:00am to 1:00pm

Come ride off the pie and tryptophan!
Adult intermediate and expert, juniors intermediate to expert, will split into groups, no drop. 
Please note this is not beginner friendly territory.
​Meeting 9:45, wheels down 10AM at Wells Hill Road lot, off Kellogg Hill Road - go past where pavement turns to gravel, approximate address 199 Wells Hill Road, Easton, CT 06612, GPS 41.238612, -73.335564.
Stale cold turkey samiches served after ride. Kidding. Bring light treats, cuz sharing is nice. Read more about FC NEMBA Apres Turkey Ride

Location

Troutbrook Wells Hill lot

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Monika Stokes

Central CT NEMBA Turkey Burner 2017

Event Date

11/24/17 10:00am

The 2017 Turkey Burner will be on Friday November 24, weather permitting. 10 AM start at the Case Pond trailhead, 68 Birch Mountain Road, Manchester.  Spillover parking is also available a short distance away at the eastern end of the Charter Oak Greenway, 691 Camp Meeting Road, Manchester.  Led rides for social intermediate through expert riders.  Riders should be at the Case Pond lot and ready to go by 10.

There is a map of the course on this Facebook Page. Read more about Central CT NEMBA Turkey Burner 2017

Location

Case Mountain, Manchester, CT

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Intermediate
Advanced

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Al Tinti
860-368-9109

Central CT NEMBA Winterfest Ride & Holiday Luncheon

Date

12/3/17 10:30am

Join us for the 4th annual Winterfest Ride & Holiday Luncheon, Sunday December 3, 2017, 10:30 a.m. West Rock State Park, Main Street, Hamden (Wintergreen Lake Parking Lot).

Intermediate no drop ride followed by Holiday luncheon and fundraiser in Hamden at Lisa Maloney’s house.  Please bring a dish and donation for Where The Love Is Animal Rescue (cash or checks accepted).

Contact Lisa for more information and address at lisa.maloney@yale.edu or 203 772 5812.
  Read more about Central CT NEMBA Winterfest Ride & Holiday Luncheon

Location

West Rock State Park, Hamden, CT

Chapter

Central CT

Event Leader

Lisa Maloney
lisa.maloney@yale.edu
203 772 5812

Central CT NEMBA Work Session at River Highlands

Date

9/23/17 9:00am to 1:00pm

Trail work at River Highlands.  Bring the usual (water, good shoes, .,..) and this being RH, bug spray is probably in order.  There's been a lot of great work here this year - please come and join in on the fun! Read more about Central CT NEMBA Work Session at River Highlands

Location

River Highlands State Park, Cromwell, CT

Chapter

Central CT

Trail

Event Leader

Glenn Vernes
glennvernes@gmail.com

Central CT NEMBA Halloween Ride & Costume Contest

Event Date

10/28/17 10:00am

Join us Saturday October 28th at 10am for the 4th Annual NEMBA Halloween Ride & Costume Contest, Rockland, Deadhill Road, Durham, CT.

Come in costume for this fun intermediate, no drop ride.  Prizes given to the best 4 costumes!  Afterward stay for snacks, cider and beer.  We will also be collecting donations for Where the Love is Animal Rescue, so bring your $$ or pet food donations!  Also need dry dog food and accepting donations of cleaning products cleaning supplies--paper towels, lysol wipes, bleach & laundry soap.

Call Lisa Maloney with questions 203 772 5812. RAIN DATE Oct 29th same time same place. Read more about Central CT NEMBA Halloween Ride & Costume Contest

Location

Rockland Preserve (Dead Hill Lot), Durham, CT

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Intermediate

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Lisa Maloney
203 772 5812

NW CT NEMBA - Trumbull Ride

Event Date

9/16/17 10:00am

NW CT NEMBA is taking a field trip to Trumbull (Indian Ledge Park), Saturday, 9/16. 
Intermediate/Advanced ride due to the terrain - a lot of rocks and features to play on (rollers, drops, etc.) - not the speed.
Expect to be out anywhere from 2-3 hours, depending on group size and time spent on various features.
Protective gear (elbow pads, knee pads) recommended for those who have never ridden Trumbull (lots of rocks that can sneak up on you when you're not familiar with the lines...not to comfy if you eat it...).

We will be meeting in the commuter parking lot on Park Street (Route 25 and Daniels Farm Road, Exit 9 off of Route 25). Here are the GPS coordinates: 41.25236277 -73.20073556.

All other NEMBA groups (if you are a member of our FB page, too, and see this) are welcome - especially the Fairfield County Folks - would love to have you!

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Location

Park St Commuter Lot, Trumbull

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate
Advanced

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

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