Central MA

Wachusett NEMBA Chapter Ride & Meeting

Event Date

9/8/14 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Meet at the Wachusett Village Inn. Ride starts promptly at 6 PM. The meeting will be held in the restaurant at 7:15 PM.

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Location

Wachusett Village Inn

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Eric Boudreau

Merrimack Valley Women's Tuesday Night Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Oct 30 2018 .
5/8/18 6:00pm to 9:00pm

***PARKING NOTE!! WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO ALLIVIATE THE PARKING SITUATION ON TROTTING PARK RD. PLEASE PARK AT WANG SCHOOL, 365 WEST MEADOW RD. THE LOT IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE SCHOOL.

The MVNEMBA Women's Ride is designed for women who are already familiar with riding a mountain bike on technical trails. The pace will be determined by how many riders show up and their skill levels. This ride is all about fun and being out in the woods playing.

***NOTE: This ride involves technical trails with rocks, roots and/or other obstacles, with a faster pace. Not suitable for novice/beginner riders.

You must be 18 years or older to join the ride, unless you are accompanied by a guardian who is on the ride.

We have a no drop policy Read more about Merrimack Valley Women's Tuesday Night Ride

Location

Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Advanced-novice
Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate
Advanced

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Karen Korza

Massachusetts DCR Budget Alert

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

DCR Action Alert 2018

The Massachusetts State Legislature is deciding the budget for the Department of Conservation and Recreation which manages our State’s Forests and Parks.

Budget cuts have cost DCR nearly 400 full-time positions (30% of its workforce) in the last seven years. DCR currently has 839 full-time equivalent staff, down from 1,279 in 2008. These devastating budget cuts have led to closed and poorly maintained facilities, lack of forest and park staff and almost no trail maintenance.

To restore DCR to a higher llevel of effectiveness DCR needs more money.

Last month NEMBA asked you to contact your State representative. Now the battle is in the Senate.

The Senate Way & Means Committee released their FY19 budget last week. There is again promising news to share. And again, it’s time to make a call.

The DCR State Parks and Recreation line is funded at $43.2 million in the Senate Ways & Means budget. This is good news, as it would provide a $2M increase over the Governor’s proposed budget and would help reverse staffing and ongoing cuts in recent years.

But it can be better! That's because Senators Gobi and Rush have filed an amendment to increase the line item to $45.2 million. NEMBA appreciates their leadership and it’s time to for us ask other State Senators to co-sponsor and vote in support of their amendment!

We urge you to call your State Senator today and ask them to co-sponsor and vote for Amendment #925, filed by Senators Gobi and Rush, to increase State Parks & Recreation (2810-0100) line item to $45,220,992.

The debate on the Senate’s FY19 budget starts on Monday 5/21. Call your Senator now and spread the word.

You can look up your State Senator and their phone number at wheredoivotema.com

DCR is responsible for the stewardship, management, and safety of our parks, beaches, forests, pools, dams, skating rinks, and campgrounds, totaling 450,000 acres of land across over 250 properties, including nearly 3,350 miles of natural surface trails in forests that also may protect drinking water supplies for millions of people in the Commonwealth.

This is more than just about mountain biking. It’s about improving our State’s outdoor experience.

  Read more about Massachusetts DCR Budget Alert

Wachusett NEMBA Ride/Meeting

Date

12/19/17 (All day)

We're having one more meeting in 2017 to talk about a LOT of stuff on our plate. We'll have updates on projects in Leominster/Oakham/Spencer State Forests, Treasure Valley, Camp Marshall, and more. We're looking for riders to help us make these projects a reality--nothing happens without our dedicated local volunteers. We also have an update on snowmobile trails.

Night ride before the meeting starts promptly at 6pm (lights mandatory) and then the meeting will start at 7:30pm. Chapter supplies pizza, BYOB.

Please indicate if you'll be eating with us when you RSVP so we know how much to get!

You do not have to be a member of NEMBA to attend. Read more about Wachusett NEMBA Ride/Meeting

Chapter

Wachusett

Event Leader

Dave Burnham
tattoodavej@yahoo.com

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