Metrowest MA

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

Monday Evening Ride Series Hopkinton State Park

Event Date

Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Oct 29 2018 .
5/7/18 6:00pm

The Monday night HSP series are intermediate paced, no drop rides. While the park has a few small climbs and technical features, mainly the trails are flowy and fun. Typically the rides last 1 ½ to 2 hours and cover 8 to 10 miles.

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 Mondays, weather, holidays and vacations may cancel.
Read more about Monday Evening Ride Series Hopkinton State Park

Location

Park in the cul-de-sac on Holly Lane in Ashland

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Intermediate

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Brian Forestal
508-509-9258

Merrimack Valley Trail Care - Russell Mill, Chelmsford,MA

Date

5/12/18 8:30am to 12:30pm

We'll be putting in a boardwalk next to the long log skinny on Orange. Its a simple 2-plank boardwalk similar to many other boardwalks in RM. We'll do other work on mucky spots depending on time available.

Parking TBD

Sturdy shoes/boots and long pants suggested. I assume the work area will still be wet on the 12th. Lunch will be provided afterwards. Read more about Merrimack Valley Trail Care - Russell Mill, Chelmsford,MA

Location

Russell Mill Pond, Chelmsford,MA

Chapter

Merrimack Valley

Trail

Event Leader

Kirk Goldsworthy

Merrimack Valley Friday Night Russell Mill Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Dec 28 2018 .
5/11/18 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Its the end of the week so let's get pumped up for our Friday night ride series. Roll out at 5 with a swing back at 6. We will take a vote to see if it's going to be Billerica or Great Brook. Let hope for some good riding weather!
Expect around a 6mpg average depending on how hot it is.
Park at 100 Mill Road Read more about Merrimack Valley Friday Night Russell Mill Ride

Location

Russell Mill Pond and Billerica State Forest

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Marty Engel

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

GBNEMBA / DCR 2018 Toys for Tots Social and Kids Ride

Event Date

11/25/18 9:15am to 12:30pm

Come join GBNEMBA and DCR at our annual Toys for Tots ride and campfire social on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at DCR's Botume House in Stoneham, MA. In addition to an Adult ride we will also be leading our final 2018 Kids Ride. Both rides start at 9:30am. 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 Read more about GBNEMBA / DCR 2018 Toys for Tots Social and Kids Ride

Location

Middlesex Fells - DCR's Botume House

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Andrea Jones

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
  • 10am - noon:  Arts and Crafts (including Pumpkin Decorating)
  • Noon:  BBQ lunch
  • 12:30pm:  Swag raffle (must be present to win)

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

The Kids Rides are designed for children ages 6-15.  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 rides BUT we will have a short marked course for training wheels.

No registration 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**
  • 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 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. 

Click here for GoogleMap Directions Read more about Kids Mountain Bike Festival (GBNEMBA 2018 Kids Ride Series)

Location

Middlesex Fells

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Andrea Jones

GB/NS NEMBA 2018 Kids Ride Series - Ice-Cream Reboot Ride

Event Date

9/15/18 10:15am to 12:00pm

Come join NSNEMBA and GBNEMBA for the September Kids Ride at Dow Brook Conservation Area, Ipswich on Saturday, September 15.   This will be a BONUS Ice-cream ride.  Kids Rides are a great way for kids and teens to build strong bodies, build confidence, have tons of fun and enjoy being outside!  Meet at 10:15am, rides begin at 10:30am.

Meeting at the ball fields 100 Mile Lane Ipswich Ma 01938.

The Kids Rides are designed for children ages 6-15.  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. 

No registration is required.  This is a free event (including ice-cream). 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**
  • 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, we teach 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 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.  Snacks will be provided! Read more about GB/NS NEMBA 2018 Kids Ride Series - Ice-Cream Reboot Ride

Location

Dow Brook Conservation Area

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Andrea Jones

GBNEMBA 2018 Kids Ride Series

Event Date

8/18/18 10:15am to 12:00pm

Come join NEMBA for a Kids Ride at Beaver Brook North, Belmont on Saturday August 19th at 10:15am. Rides begin at 10:30am.  Kids Rides are a great way for kids and teens to build strong bodies, build confidence, have tons of fun and enjoy being outside! The Kids Rides are designed for children ages 6-15.

Start Location:  Lone Tree Hill Parking Lot, 295 Mill St. Belmont
(Parking lot is diagonally across the street from Belmont Victory Garden lot.)

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.

No registration is required. This is a free event. If you have any questions about the Kids Rides please contact Andrea Jones.

NEMBA 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**
  • 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, we teach 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 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.  Snacks will be provided! Read more about GBNEMBA 2018 Kids Ride Series

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Andrea Jones

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