Metrowest MA

Kids Mountain Bike Festival (GBNEMBA 2018 Kids Ride Series)

Event Date

10/14/18 9:00am to 1:00pm

Sunday, October 14 

GBNEMBA will once again be celebrating all things kids and bikes by hosting a Kids Mountain Biking Festival at the Middlesex Fells, Sheepfold Parking Lot.  This event also marks the National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day. 

Come join us for some biking, arts & crafts, food and much more.

Schedule of Events

  • 9:00am - 11:00am:  Sign-in
  • 9:45am : Led Rides
  • 10:15am: Led Rides 
  • 11am - 1pm:  Stunts demo/ learning
  • 11:30am: Balance Bike Race
  • 11:45am: Bike Limbo Contest
  • 10am - noon:  Arts and Crafts (including Pumpkin Decorating)
  • Noon:  BBQ lunch provided by Cycle Loft
  • 12:30pm:  Swag raffle (must be present to win)
  • 12:45pm : Kid Bike raffle !! 24" Cannondale Cujo (must be present to win) Donated by Cannondale Bikes.

* We will have a short coned course perfect for training wheels and balance bikes.  

The Kids Rides are designed for children ages 5-15.  Based on the skill levels of the participants, we typically break into two groups: one for kids who have more experience with riding, and a second group for beginners.  All we ask is no training wheels on the led rides BUT we will have a short marked course for training wheels.

No preregistration is required.  If you have any questions about the Kids’ Rides please contact Andrea Jones.

GBNEMBA Kids Ride Series

  • May 6 - (Sunday) MBAS @Fells / Kids Ride
  • June 9 - (Saturday) Burlington Town Day @LLF / Kids Ride
  • July 15 - (Sunday) Kids Ice-cream Ride @GBF
  • Aug 18 - (Saturday) @Rock Meadow - Belmont
  • Sept 9 - (Sunday) MBAS @GBF/Kids ride **MVNEMBA** - Cancelled
  • Sept 15 - (Saturday) Ice-cream Reboot Kids Ride @Dow **Joint GB / NS NEMBA**
  • Oct 14 - (Sunday) Mountain Bike Kids Festival @Fells
  • Nov 25 - (Sunday) Toys for Tots / Kids Ride @Fell

These rides allow children to have fun while enjoying the outdoors and getting some fitness.  In addition to learning some biking skills, kids are taught respect for the parks, trails, and other trail users.  The ride will be well staffed and every safety precaution will be observed.  Parents are welcome on the ride but not required. 

Riders (parents and kids) must have a serviceable bike, properly fitted helmet, and water for the ride.  All riders must wear closed-toed shoes - no flip flops or sandals. 

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Location

Middlesex Fells - Sheepfold

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Andrea Jones

Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Ride at the Middlesex Fells

Date

5/7/17 9:00am to 4:00pm

Come Ride and Support the Middlesex Fells Reservation!

Join Greater Boston NEMBA in the celebration of 29 years of advocacy to normalize access to singletrack in the Fells and help us raise money to improve trail conditions at the Fells. The Fells Kickoff is part of the Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Series — events designed to raise funds for  parks and charities, which is why there is an admission fee to the MBAS events. We are delighted to partner with MTB Adventure Series to advance conservation and sustainability efforts in the Fells. Group rides will be leaving throughout the day or you can ride with your friends on a fully arrowed course.

Industry Expo
Back Bay Bicycles, Cannondale Sports Group, Cycle Loft, JRA Cycles and Wheelworks will be in attendance.

CycleLoft will once be firing up their grills and providing some tasty lunch!
 
Where: Middlesex Fells - Flynn Rink (300 Elm St., Medford MA)

When:  Saturday, May 6th, 2017, 9:00am-3:30pm
Cost:    NEMBA Members $10;  Non-members $25;  Renewing or joining NEMBA Free;
            All kids 15 and under ride free with a registered parent or guardian.
 
Event Schedule  THE FELLS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN.
9:00 Registration Opens
10:00 Advanced ride
10:30 Intermediate ride
10:00 Kids ride
10:15 Intermediate ride
10:30 InterMellow ride
11:00 Beginner ride
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Raffle give away
1:00 Intermediate ride
3:00 event close

  Read more about Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Ride at the Middlesex Fells

Location

Middlesex Fells Reservation, Flynn Rink

Chapter

Greater Boston Merrimack Valley North Shore

Trail

Event Leader

Rick Forzese
rick@rickforzese.com

GBNEMBA/DCR 2016 Toys for Tots Social Ride / Kid's Ride and Campfire Social

Event Date

11/27/16 10:00am to 2:00pm
Come join GBNEMBA and DCR at our annual Toys for Tots ride and campfire social on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at DCR's Botume House in Stoneham, MA. This year in addition to our social ride we will also lead a Kid's Ride. Both rides start at 10am. After the rides we will warm up around the campfire enjoying smores and hot beverages. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy suitable for ages 0-2 or 9-12. Please no weapon-like toys or toys with food. 4 Woodland Road, Stoneham, MA

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Andrea Jones

GBNEMBA 2017 Weekly Ride Series

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

GBNEMBA's 2017 weekly ride series has started, weather and conditions permitting. Come ride with us!

  1. Monday Night Beginner/Novices ride at Beaver Brook North on Lexington/Waltham. This series is aimed at *new* MTB'rs with little or no experience riding singletrack.
  2. Wednesday Night Social Ride at the Fells. Open to all - no drop, multiple groups (Mellow, Intermediate, Advanced)- social and fun!
  3. Thursday Night Social Ride at the Landlocked Forest. Open to all - no drop, multiple groups (Mellow, Intermediate, Advanced)- social and fun!
All of the adult rides start time is 6:00pm and rides go out by 6:15pm. Please be prompt and ready to go. All rides require helmets. Rain policy: drizzle/passing showers/light rain won't cancel the ride. Steady rain and/or thunder & lighting will cancel. If the weather is questionable, look for information on the GB Rides Facebook page or contact the ride leader.

Check out our Monthly Calendar for all of our upcoming events, rides and chapter meetings.

You can also stay informed about the latest happenings by joining GBNEMBA's Facebook Group and our GBNEMBA Rides Facebook page.  We hope to see you on the trail!

Always be an ambassador for our sport! Best practices include:
  • Slow down when you see other riders, hikers, or animals.
  • Pass other trail users at about their speed - be courteous and talk to them
  • Ride through the center of a mud patch or puddle, NOT around it.
  • Ride over an obstacle, NOT around it.
  • If you can't ride over an obstacle, get off and walk it - stay on the trail.
  • Do not make new routes or trails.
  • Do not build stunts.
  • Do not skid, spin out, or fishtail - uphill nor downhill.
  • Always offer to yield the right of way.
  • Be friendly - say hi to other trail users!

GB NEMBA Trail Day at LandLocked Forest

Date

11/7/15 8:30am to 12:30pm

It's time to get to work making some improvements to the trails at Landlocked Forest.

When:  Saturday,  November 7th 2015
Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm
Where:  Burlington Landlocked Forest,   42 Turning Mill Road, Lexington.

Please come and join us this Saturday for a few hours.  Lunch, water, gloves and instruction provided.

Thanks,

Maciej Sobieszek

Location

Landlocked Forest

Chapter

Greater Boston

Trail

Event Leader

Maciej Sobieszek
maciej@gbnemba.org

GBNEMBA Dark Hollow Pond Project, Middlesex Fells

Date

4/27/14 8:00am to 4:00pm

DCR has green-lighted phase 1 of DARK HOLLOW POND TRAIL. Everyone remember this - this is what catalyzed us all in 2009 to fight for equitable access to singletrack in the Fells and culminated in the release of the Fells Resource Management Plan which granted that access for mountain biking in the Fells. The RMP designated Dark Hollow Pond as to become legal for MTB and we've been working through the process with DCR since the RMP was released to get to this point. So save the date: Sunday, April 27th, 2014. 8am to 4pm. Come help finish what we all started! Stay tuned for an event page with exact details

Meet up: Kiosk at upper Sheepfold Lot

When: 8am-4pm
What to wear: Clothes and shoes suitable for working in the woods, closed-toes shoes/boots, work gloves, water.

We will be providing lunch and extra water.

Location

Upper Sheepfold Parking Lot Kiosk @ Fells

Chapter

Greater Boston

Trail

Event Leader

Adam Glick
adam@gbnemba.org

Volunteer Appreciation Night at Harpoon Brewery

Date

2/19/14 7:00pm to 8:30pm

NEMBA Volunteers:

If you spent any time building trail, leading rides or volunteering at any NEMBA event last year, WE WANT TO THANK YOU, at the Visitors Center and Beer Hall at Harpoon Brewery in South Boston (306 Northern Avenue,Boston, MA), on Wednesday, February 19th, from 7:00 pm to 8:30pm. Pizza and Harpoon's finest and cool give aways!

See more about the new beer hall here:

http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/news/589/New-Visitor-Center-and-Beer-Hall-Now-Open
— at Harpoon Brewery.

Chapter

Blackstone Valley Cape Cod Greater Boston Merrimack Valley North Shore SE Mass Wachusett

Event Leader

Rick Forzese
rick@rickforzese.com

Blackstone Valley NEMBA's 2nd Annual Fun Ride @ Douglas State Forest

Date

10/21/18 9:00am to 3:00pm

Blackstone Valley NEMBA’s 2nd Annual Fun Ride

Will be held at Douglas State Forest, a DCR Property

107 Wallum Lake Road Douglas, Ma. 01516

on October 21st, 9am registration. Event ends at 3pm.

Description:

The weather for this Sunday's Fun Ride looks good. Cool, partly cloud and mostly dry. In my opinion, perfect for riding. 

We have a long loop and a short loop set up for Sunday. The long loop is 13 or so miles with three extra miles of extra chunky knar for those looking for more challenge. The short loop is partly shared with the demo loop. The demo loop is about five miles and the short loop is about six miles. There will be options for additional mileage on this loop as well. Check it out at the registration tent. 

The bike shops are coming: 

Fritz's Bike Shop will be bringing their set up and preforming basic tuneups and safety checks. If you think you have an issue, stop by their tent and get it check out. Papa Wheelies will be bringing their set up and some demo bikes. Giants and Specialized. And of course they can also perform minor fix-ups. They may have a spare helmet or peddles around if needed too. Milford Bike just got a couple of demo's in and they will be at the Fun Ride with them. They to will have all their tools, bike stand and so on. Stop by if you need help getting your bike dialed in.  JRA is bringing their new transit van full of demo bikes to the Fun Ride. But we're not sure exactly which brands they are bringing. You'll have to stop by their set up to check em out. 

Food:

Uxbridge First Holiday Night Committee is the name of the food truck that is bringing the tacos and chili. Good stuff for a cool day. 

Larry Joe's New England Fire Pit is the other food truck that will at the Fun Ride. Larry Joe is famous for his hot dogs, his singing and especially his toppings. They are a "must try".

Bret Talbert will be setting up by the fire pit and playing the guitar for us. Bret is a buddy of Fitch's and I'm told he will take requests.

Details:

The entrance fee is $10 for members. Kids under 15 are free to ride with their adults. $20 for non-members. Free if you join NEMBA on Sunday, $35. If you are a past member please re-up before you arrive.

This event is intended to be fun for riders of all ages and riding abilities.  Read more about Blackstone Valley NEMBA's 2nd Annual Fun Ride @ Douglas State Forest

Chapter

Blackstone Valley

Trail

Event Leader

Brian Forestal
captainbri1@gmail.com

Blackstone Valley NEMBA Singletrack Work #2

Date

9/15/18 9:00am to 8:00pm

With a mid-week kickoff, Saturday will be the finishing touches for this trail day.

Don't take this the wrong way. There will be plenty of work to do. This trail reroute in Hopkinton State Park includes closing the old trail.
 
We will meet in parking lot N. You can find this on Google maps.
 
We will be finishing up this project on Saturday the 15th. 

Major tools will be provided. Please bring gloves, work boots, water and bug spray. 

Please let us know if you can make it so we can better plan. TIA.

Please bring your bike as nothing breaks in a new trail like riding it does.  :-)

Chapter

Blackstone Valley

Trail

Event Leader

Brian Forestal
captainbri1@gmail.com

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