Central MA

Wachusett NEMBA Chapter Ride & Meeting

Event Date

9/8/14

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

Region

Chapter

Wachusett

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Eric Boudreau

National Public Lands Day

Date

9/27/14

Please join Park Ranger Jamie Kordack at Hodges Village Dam and Trails for this annual cleanup and trail maintenance event. Give us 4 hours of your sweat and time on YOUR PUBLIC LAND and we\’ll feed you lunch!
Location details available as we get closer to Saturday, May 31st.

For more information, 508-248-5697 or jamie.r.kordack@usace.army.mil.

Please R.S.V.P. so we know how much pizza to provide! Read more about National Public Lands Day

Location

Hodges Village Dam, Oxford, MA

Trail

Event Leader

Eammon Carleton
eammon@gmail.com

Metrowest MA

Central MA

Southern New England Trunkline Trail

131 Grove St
Franklin  Massachusetts  02038
United States

508-476-7872

There are many places to access the SNETT - See the maps

Easy

75%

Moderate

21%

Difficult

4%

Description

The Southern New England Trunkline Trail is a National Scenic Recreational Trail that runs from Franklin Massachusetts 86 Miles to Willimantic Connecticut. The Massachusetts portion is a linier park managed by the Department of Conservation and Recrretion.

This write-up concerms the Massachusetts portion starting in Franklin and ending near the Connecticut line in the Douglas State Forest.

Few people will ever ride the entire 22 miles. But, many people ride parts of it, using it to connect good riding areas.

The trail itself is straight, very flat but has many whoop-de-dos caused by off road vehicle use. It's very scenic and beloved by area equestrians. 

On the eastern end you have the trail dense Franklin State Forest.

On the western end in the Douglas State Forest there's an alternate staring area at 108 Wallum Lake Road where the SNETT crosses the road.

 From this point if you continue west you'll hit the Connecticut state line. Of particular interest is the Tri State Marker. A stone monolith that marks the intersection of RI, CT and MA. Ride around it and you'll hit three states in a second or two.  Where else can you do that? Read more about Southern New England Trunkline Trail

Local Shops

Blackstone Bicycles

Legend Bicycles

Rose City Cycle

Sheldonville Bicycle

Links to Relevant Resources

Trail Care and Build at West Hill Dam

Date

5/17/15

We're going to clean up some winter debris, trim back some overgrowth and show some love to a few trails at West Hill Dam. If we get enough volunteers, there's even a re-route project we have to work on. We'll have a job for everyone, bring the kids!
 
What to bring:
Bug spray - ticks will be out in large numbers this year
Sunscreen - nobody likes to get sunburned
Work gloves - help prevent blisters, thorn sticks, etc
Long pants - thorns, bugs, etc
Sturdy footwear - we'll be hiking to/from the work sites and working on uneven terrain
Water! - staying properly hydrated is critical to your health
Snacks - Clif Bars, fruit, etc to keep yourself fueled through the morning
 
We'll provide a pizza lunch at the end of the work session.

Location

West Hill Dam - 518 East Hartford Ave, Mendon, MA

Event Leader

Mike Cove - BVNEMBA Liaison to West Hill Dam

PV NEMBA Ride @ Wendell SF

Event Date

Repeats every week every Tuesday 30 times .
5/19/15

Wendell State Forest's 7000 acres hosts many miles of trails. Pioneer Valley NEMBA intends to explore many of them in a series of Tuesday evening rides this summer.

We'll meet at 5:00 and the rides wil start at 5:15. They'll last for 1.5 - 2 hours with some socializing afterwards.

Terrain and pace will be determined by whoever shows up. These will be, as all PV NEMBA rides are, no-drop rides.

Join us for a fun ride on trails that you may not be familiar with. If you do I expect that you'll come back again and again. Wendell's trails are that good.

For last minute updates incuding weather cancellations check the PV NEMBA Facebook page.

Location: The rides will start from Wendell's Park Headquarters building at 392 Wendell Rd in Millers Falls. Read more about PV NEMBA Ride @ Wendell SF

Location

Wendell, MA

Region

Chapter

Pioneer Valley

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Advanced-novice
Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Liam O'Brien

BVNEMBA Chapter Meeting

Date

5/9/15

Items to be discussed:

Additional VP/Park POC volunteers - Matt Chandler for Hodges, Mike Tonry for Plummers/Goat Hill and Douglas SF, Laura Zimmer for Whitehall and Upton SF, Mike Cove and Bill Dakai for West Hill Dam, Bill Dakai for Mendon Town Forest.

Annual election of officers - 

Incumbents: Eammon C. President, John G. V. President, Rich K. Treasurer, Anne S. Secretary.

New Candidates: ?

Mendon Town Forest trail care agreement

MBAS Ride at Mendon Town Forest (Southwick Zoo Trails) next year?
Trail building at West Hill Dam - Bill Dakai, Mike Cove
Weekly rides, Tue beginner rides, Thu intermediate rides other volunteers to lead a ride?
Read more about BVNEMBA Chapter Meeting

Location

KBC Brewery, 9 Frederick St, Webster, MA

Event Leader

Eammon Carleton
eammon@gmail.com

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