Metrowest MA

Blackstone Valley NEMBA Singletrack Work

Date

9/13/18 9:00am to 2:00pm

With some Corporate help in the form of a volunteer work day we will kick off the start of the trail reroute in Hopkinton State Park.

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.

Chapter

Blackstone Valley

Trail

Event Leader

Brian Forestal
captainbri1@gmail.com

Blackstone Valley NEMBA Coffee House Ride @ Callahan SP

Event Date

8/31/18 (All day)

Blackstone Valley NEMBA is hosting another in it's series of Morning Coffe House ride on Friday September 1st at 9:00 AM at Callaham State Park.

We'll meet at the Edmunds Road entrance. That's at 1031 Edmunds Road in Framingham.

This will be a Limited edition Coffee House Ride at Callahan!

Same great trails set to a mellower coffee house grind.

Twice in one week! Read more about Blackstone Valley NEMBA Coffee House Ride @ Callahan SP

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Brian Forestal

Morning Coffee House Ride Series by Blackstone Valley NEMBA

Event Date

Repeats every week 30 times .
8/7/18 (All day)

If you’re looking to work on your fitness, you're a beginner looking for experience or you're just looking for a recovery ride or mellow pace, join us for a coffee house ride.

Same great trails set to a mellower, coffee house grind. Derick Mahoney will be your ride leader.

The Ride Series will take place on Tuesday mornings. Times and locations will vary. Check BV NEMBA Facebook Page for up to the minute details. 

 

  Read more about Morning Coffee House Ride Series by Blackstone Valley NEMBA

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice
Advanced-novice

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Derick Mahoney

Metrowest MA

Billerica State Forest

105 Rangeway Road
Billerica  Massachusetts  01862
United States

Easy

10%

Moderate

60%

Difficult

40%

Description

While Billerica State Forest is a relatively small 370 acres DCR property divided by roads into three parcels, it has fast become a local gem for mountain biking, trail running and hiking.

Since there are currently no designated parking lots, most riders access BSF from Russell Mill Town Forest in Chelmsford. However, there is limited parking on the side of Rangeway Road, next to Rte 3.

The Gilson Hill side of BSF contains the majority of the high quality and exceptionally fun singletrack trails. Riders usually begin by ascending Yellow Rabbit and then navigating around the Gilson Hill Loop. The top of Gilson Hill is the second highest point in the Town of Billerica. After finishing the Gilson Hill Loop, one can ride the Northern Loop either clockwise or counter-clockwise, however riding the loop clockwise maximizes the downhill/enduro features of the trail. There is also a very fun lollipop trail called The Inner Loop off of the Northern Loop.

On the northern side of Rangeway Road is a small but fun <3-mile loop, and if one wishes to put in an extra mile, you can cross Chelmsford Road and do a short loop around the Manning State Forest. However, be aware that this section is intensively used by walkers and people using the exercise stations along the path.

The attached GPX file is a 18-mile ride that includes most of Russell Mill and the Billerica State Forest trails. For a shorter ride, you can beeline it to Billerica.

Merrimack Valley NEMBA is responsible for most all of the best trails in both Russell Mill and the Billerica State Forest, so be sure to support them by joining their chapter. Read more about Billerica State Forest

Greater Boston NEMBA Landlocked Forest Trail Care

Date

6/2/18 8:30am

We will be working on short re-route of existing trail near "Milk Crate" 

What to bring?
Your favorite pair of work gloves, also be prepared to be outside for few hours (water, snack) and make sure you are wearing work/hiking boots. 
We will provide all the tools necessary, we have some work gloves, safety glasses and bug spray. We will be accessing work site via tall grass meadow "got ticks?"

What to expect?
Building some new trail in your favorite riding spot!

********* PARKING ************

242 Grove St or along Carriage Dr in Lexington

If you can only do 1/2 day thats OK, if you need to sleep in that is OK as well. Read more about Greater Boston NEMBA Landlocked Forest Trail Care

Chapter

Greater Boston

Trail

Event Leader

Maciej Sobieszek
maciej@gbnemba.org

Blackstone Valley NEMBA Women's Beginner Ride Series

Event Date

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Sep 11 2018 .
5/1/18 6:00pm

Tuesday Evening BVNEMBA Women's Beginner Rides

Beginning May 1, I will be leading no-drop, no-pressure rides on Tuesday evenings at 6pm for women who want to learn how to mountain bike. During our rides, we will practice basic skills such as braking, cornering, body position, and balance that will ultimately help riders progress to the next level of mountain biking. 

When and Where: 6pm on Tuesday evenings from May 1 through Sept 11, 2018. Rides will rotate between West Hill Dam in Uxbridge, Hodges Village in Oxford, and the Yellick & Suasco-Stirrup Brook trails in Northborough; see the weekly ride announcement on Facebook to see where each week's ride is located. 

There's more information and updates on the Facebook Page. You can also use it to ask questions.

Things to bring: Your bike, your helmet and a big smile.

You do not have to be a NEMBA member to join us. Read more about Blackstone Valley NEMBA Women's Beginner Ride Series

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice
Advanced-novice

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Brenda Smith

Beginner Ride Ashland Town Forest

Event Date

5/13/18 2:00pm

We will be offering a beginner ride on Sunday at Ashland Town Forest. If you or someone you know has been wanting to try mountain biking but have been hesitant to join the group rides, this one might be for you.

These trails are not very technical, but they are not flat, so please be prepared for a work out!

You should bring a mountain bike in good working order, water, and bug spray. Helmets are required.

Please feel free to reach out to Brian Forestal with any questions.
Read more about Beginner Ride Ashland Town Forest

Location

Parking lot near 123 Winter Street in Ashland

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Brian Forestal
508-509-9258

Thursday Evening Ride Series

Event Date

Repeats every week every Thursday until Mon Oct 29 2018 .
5/10/18 6:00pm

Join us on Thursday evenings for advanced novice / intermediate paced, no drop rides. Typically the rides last 1 ½ to 2 hours and cover 6 to 8 miles. Location varies between Callahan State Park, Upton State Park, Vietnam, West Hill Dam, and Hopkinton Stat Park.

Please keep an eye on the weekly Face Book postings for Blackstone Valley NEMBA, or contact the ride leader Brian Forestal with any questions. While we ride most Thursdays, weather and vacations may cancel. Read more about Thursday Evening Ride Series

Location

Location varies

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Advanced-novice
Intermediate

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Brian Forestal
508-509-9258

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