Central ME

MCNEMBA 6 Pack Trail Series

Date

Repeats every week every Saturday until Sun May 21 2017 .
4/15/17 9:00am

MCNEMBA 6 Pack Trail Series sponsored by the Drouthy Bear Pub.

Sessions are from 9am-1pm followed by a happy hour at the Drouthy Bear. We'll be working on the Rollins/Goose River trails this Saturday. Some tools will be supplied.

Work will mostly involve clearing debris from the trails and improving drainage where needed. We'll have some tools available, though bring along a rake (leafblowers are helpful), and a handsaw if you have em. We'll meet at the Snow Bowl tobogganville parking area at 9am and go from there..

4/15: 9-1 Rollins Road (clean up)
4/22: 9-1 Ragged Mountain Preserve (clean up)
4/29: 9-1 Sagamore Farm (help finish a new loop)
5/6: 9-1 Camden Snow Bowl (clean up)
5/13: 9-1 Connector Trail
5/20: 9-1 "Hands on the Mountain" Trails collaboration with CMLT

Location

Camden Snow Bowl

Chapter

Midcoast Maine

Trail

Event Leader

John Anders
j-anders@roadrunner.com

NEMBA Trail School North, Auburn ME

Date

5/20/17 (All day)


Register by Wednesday May 17th for NEMBA Trail School North in Auburn ME on Saturday, May 20th.

Registration is over for this event --j Sorry!

This course is perfect for riders, trail enthusiasts, land stewards and land managers interested in learning about what makes for sustainable, enjoyable trails and how to take care of them.

The course will include classroom presentations on the best practices of trail building and maintenance in the morning, followed by hands-on trail building clinics in the afternoon.

Coffee, snacks and lunch will be included, and there will also be an option to purchase IMBA's trailbuilding textbook, IMBA Trail Solutions.

The cost is $20.  Please bring a check for $40 if you wish to purchace IMBA's book, Trail Solutions: IMBA's Guide to Building Sweet Singletrack.

The course will take place in Auburn, and we'll be doing the hands-on clinics at Mt. Apatite.

Location

Auburn, ME

Trail

Event Leader

Philip Keyes
pk@nemba.org
800-576-3622

McNEMBA Annual Meeting and Scoial

Date

3/22/17 (All day)

Spring is just around the corner! MCNEMBA needs to have a member gathering to socialize, talk about upcoming events, and to officially elect officers. This will be a great for those who like bikes, beer, or pizza or all three! See you then!

We'll be meeting at the Flatbread Company at 399 Commercial ST Rckport from 6:00 to 9:00.

Location

Flatbread Company Rockport Maine

Chapter

Midcoast Maine

Event Leader

Morgan Laidlaw
morgan.laidlaw@bangor.com

Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Ride in the Carrabassett Valley

Date

9/29/18 9:00am to 4:00pm

CR NEMBA invites you to the Kona MTB Adventure Series ride on Saturday, September 23, at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. Come ride the epic trails of the Carrabassett Valley during peak foliage. Join us for riding fun followed by complimentary beverages courtesy of Baxter Brewing Company as well as burgers and hot dogs. We’d welcome anyone bringing along a pot-luck side to add to the feast. We hope you’ll stay for our informal annual meeting.

Riding:

Riders of all abilities are welcome and invited. There will be guided rides as outlined below, as well as self-guided routes clearly marked for those who wish to venture on their own. Ride Guides will show you the trail system with riders of similar ability with an emphasis on having fun and connecting with fellow riders.

Who is Invited:

Anyone with or without a bike, from the Valley or beyond, and current NEMBA members and soon to be members who want to be introduced to the trail network and CRNEMBA, to just ride the trails, or most importantly, to have some fun!

Bike Rentals:

There will be a limited number of bike rentals available from Carrabassett Valley Bike. Contact Bob Ash at 207-671-3560. 

 

Annual Meeting: (6:30-7:30PM)

Please join us for an informal meeting with CRNEMBA Board members to learn what we are doing, our relationship with the Carrabassett Valley Trails, and to ask questions and share your hopes and wants for CRNEMBA.

Registration:

will be available at the CRNEMBA tent at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, beginning at 9:00 AM. Each rider will be required to sign a liability waiver. Fees are as follows:

CRNEMBA or NEMBA members from any other chapter: $10/person suggested donation

Non-members: $25/person

New Chapter Memberships: $35/individual; $45/family. New members will ride for free!

The goal for this event includes a celebration of our bike community and further recruitment of members. Thanks to the remarkable support we receive from our members, volunteers, sponsors, and partners, our free-to-ride trail network will continue to expand! As is always the practice for CRNEMBA, financial proceeds will be directed towards further development of CRNEMBA and the trail system we are creating with our partners.

Ride Schedule:

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Expert Ride

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Advanced Ride

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Intermediate Ride

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Inter-mellow Ride

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Beginner Ride

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Advanced Ride

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Intermediate Ride

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Beginner Ride

 

  Read more about Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Ride in the Carrabassett Valley

Location

Carrabassett Valley, ME

Chapter

Carrabassett Region

Trail

Event Leader

Ed Gervais
ehgervais3@casconpump.com

PR NEMBA Membership Meeting

Date

2/16/17 (All day)

Come celebrate the accomplishments of 2016. Learn about and get involved in 2017 plans. Elect the Board and Officers.

We'll meet at Essex Woods on Watchmaker Street in Bangor at 6pm. 

Food and non-alcoholic drinks will be offered at the meeting. The facility does not allow alcohol consumption in the building. 

We plan to continue celebrating at a local watering hole after the meeting. Read more about PR NEMBA Membership Meeting

Location

Essex Woods, Bangor

Chapter

Penobscot Region

Event Leader

aaron Brasslett
aaron.brasslett@kleinschmidtusa.com

Midcoast Maine NEMBA - Youth Explorer Rides

Event Date

Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Aug 15 2016 .
6/13/16 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Come and Experience Nature’s Social Network!    CLICK HERE for a printable flyer that you can share.
The Youth Explorer Mountain Bike Program is a FUN summer activity.   Kids of all ages and experience levels enjoy group rides, basic riding instruction and an introduction to our local trail system.  Most sessions end up with a swim in Hosmer pond to cool off…and wash off the dirt.
  • Monday Nights 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
  • June 13, 2016 thru August 15th, 2016
  • Camden Snow Bowl (upper parking area)
  • Boys and Girls – All ages welcome
  • Bring your bike, helmet and a water bottle
  • NEMBA Membership is required – choose one of the options below:
    • Select Midcoast Maine Chapter
    • Student $20 (annual) – CLICK HERE
    • Individual membership $35 (annual) – CLICK HERE
    • Family membership $45 (annual) – CLICK HERE
  • Please get your membership before June 10, 2016 so we can plan ride leaders and volunteers.
Parents are welcome and encouraged to participate. This is a 100% volunteer run program designed to get kids & families out on the trails.   It’s a great way to introduce kids to the lifelong sport of mountain biking.
 
www.mcNEMBA.com
 

Location

Camden Snow Bowl

Chapter

State

Maine

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Morgan Laidlaw

Sugarloaf Fat Tire Festival

Date

2/5/16 6:00pm to 2/7/16 3:00pm

Presented by Sugarloaf and supported by Carrabassett Region NEMBA and Maine Huts & Trails

Building on the success of last year's event, Sugarloaf is hosting the 2nd annual Fat Tire Festival on February 6 and 7, 2016. There will be a three-part on-snow race held on Saturday morning, a dual-slalom race Saturday evening, and a Frozen-Fattie guided group ride on Sunday. There will also be demo bikes and guided rides during the day on Saturday and a Fat Tire Festival party Saturday night at the Widowmaker with prizes, movies and music.
There will be a pre-festival event held on Friday evening at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM so participants can pick up their registration packets. There will be a fire, hot drinks and the trails will be marked for evening/night riding from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM so bring your bikes and headlamps!

Fat Tire Race
The highlight of this Fat Tire event will be a three-part on-snow race that will feature racers riding UP the boardwalk trail and DOWN through the banked-slalom course back to the finish and festival area. The race will then head OVER to the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center for the final leg. The race will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Sugarloaf Ski Resort and will start at 7:00 AM from the resort base area. This is an open age group race limited to 100 riders with awards going to the fastest women and men shortly after the race is complete.
You can register for the Fat Tire Race and the Frozen Fattie Ride by clicking HERE
Men's Division:
·     Top 3 overall times
·     Fastest Climb
·     Fastest Downhill
Women's Division:
·     Top 3 overall times
·     Fastest Climb
·     Fastest Downhill

The entry fee for the race is $50. Register right HERE through BikeReg.com. You registration will include race entry, course access, a bike demo tag, and goodie bag.

Dual Slalom, Single Elimination Race
The dual slalom race will be held on the Birches trail just below the base lodge on Saturday evening, February 6 at 6:00 PM (registration from 4:45 to 5:45 in the base lodge). Entry fee for the race is just $5!
Fat Tire Festival Party
Join us at the Widowmaker in the Sugarloaf base lodge for the first annual Fat Tire Festival Party. There will be music, videos, prizes and lots of fat bike talk.
Frozen Fattie Adventure Ride
This event will take place Sunday, February 7 and feature a longer ride to one of Maine Huts & Trails huts where a hearty lunch will be served and where riders can rest and warm up before the return trip. This is a guided ride for the fit and hearty. The exact location and route will be determined as snow conditions evolve so check back for updates.
Friday, February 5 (Sugarloaf Outdoor Center):
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Night Riding
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Participant packet pickup
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Hang by the fire
Saturday, February 6 (Sugarloaf Resort Base Area):
7:00 AM to 10:00 AM Fat Tire Race
10:00 AM Award Ceremony
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Demo Bikes
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM CRNEMBA, MH&T and other organization booths
Saturday Evening, February 6 (Widowmaker):
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Dual slalom race
9:00 PM Fat Tire Festival Party
Sunday, February 7 (Location TBD):
9:00 AM Frozen Fattie ride departure
2:00 PM Approximate return
Event Contacts
Jen Reese, Sugarloaf Resort, Events Manager: (207) 237-6897; 
Dave Hughes; CR NEMBA
Joe Hines; CR NEMBA;
Cayce Frigon; Maine Huts & Trails; 
 

Chapter

Carrabassett Region

Trail

Event Leader

Dave Hughes
dhughes@carrabassett.nemba.org

Central ME

Range Ponds State Park

State Park Road
Poland  Maine  04274
United States

(207) 998-4104

Easy

45%

Moderate

45%

Difficult

10%

Description

At 750 acres Range Ponds State Park offers a sandy beach and over two miles of family friendly walking trails. In the eastern end of the park Central Maine NEMBA and local mountain bikers are working with the State to build a really fun network of mountain bike trails. Well over 4 miles of trails have now been completed with more on the way. You'll note that there are two maps above. The Strava map show the frequency with which the trails are ridden as well as a trail leading out to an alternative starting area on Empire Road.

Range Ponds State Park is open from may 15th to October 1st but visitors are invited to park outside the gate in the off season to ski, hike or ride. just don't block the road. Read more about Range Ponds State Park

Local Shops

Rainbow Bicycle

Busytown Bikes

Links to Relevant Resources

Central Maine NEMBA Skills Clinic

Date

10/3/15 9:00am to 12:00pm

Central Maine NEMBA will be hosting a Skills Clinic for beginner - intermediate riders on Saturday October 3rd from 9:00 AM to Noon.

Topics to be covered include, climbing, descending technical trails, momentum and confidence. Dealing with different trail conditions, bike set up and riding apparel will also be discussed.

This is a free clinic, although donations to CE ME NEMBA will be accepted.  There will be a ride after the clinic.

Instructors Frank Jalbert and Chip Keane are looking forward to hosting this event and to showing off some of Mt Apatite's best trails.

Chapter

Central Maine

Trail

Event Leader

Chris Riley
chrisriley73@gmail.com

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