Metrowest MA

Beaver Brook North Trail Build

Date

6/14/14 8:30am to 3:30pm

Join the New England Mountain Bike Association, the Waltham Land Trust, the Friends of Beaver Brook Reservation, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation to celebrate National Trails Day and help build ½ mile of new singletrack trail to replace the eroded dirt road to the top of Mackerel Hill in Beaver Brook Reservation.

Date: Saturday June 14

Time: 8:30 AM to 3:30PM, come for as long as you can

Starting place: The old Gaebler School driveway, across from 327 Trapelo Road, Waltham. Follow the arrows to parking.

Lunch, tools, and instruction provided.

Contact Mike Tabaczynski mjtpub@gmail.com 781-929-8748 if any questions.

Location

The old Gaebler School driveway, across from 327 Trapelo Road, Waltham. Follow the arrows to parking.

Chapter

Greater Boston

Trail

Event Leader

Mike Tabaczynski
mjtpub@gmail.com
781-929-8748

4/26/14 Park Serve at Fells - Bear Hill Parking Lot

Date

4/26/14 9:00am to 1:00pm

April 26th, 2014 is Park Serve day - come help GBNEMBA re-open up the Bear Hill parking lot at the Fells and get it in shape! This lot will become the unofficial "ride" lot for our rides at the Fells (but it will be open to all users of course!).

Where: 90 Fallon Rd., Stoneham, MA
When: 9am-1pm
What to bring: clothes suitable for trail work, clearing brush, sweeping, painting.

Lunch will be serverd following!

Location

90 Fallon Rd, Stoneham, MA

Chapter

Greater Boston

Trail

Event Leader

Tim Post
te.post@gmail.com

Metrowest MA

Noon Hill & Shattuck Reservation

170 Noonhill Rd
Medfield  Massachusetts  02052
United States

508.785.0339

Parking area is right beside Holt Pond

Easy

30%

Moderate

50%

Difficult

20%

Description

 
A variety of single track trails and fire roads wind through Noon Hill and the nearby Shattuck Reservation.  As the name suggests, there are some hills, with the 370 foot summit rising above the trees and providing an expansive vista, including a good video of the stadium in Foxboro.  Both reservations are managed by the Trustees of Reservations with adjacent conservation land owned by the Town of Medfield.  Total acreage for the two parcels is 449 acres.

Trails:
While the hills aren’t huge there are some challenging climbs.  There is a fair amount of novice terrain as well, but that is generally limited to the fire roads and flatter singletrack.  Total trail length for both parcels is 7-8 miles.

Trail 8A is a rooty climb that will challenge most riders.  It continues to the top of Noon Hill and has some technical features near the top.

Trail 2 has a couple of short steep climbs and some longer steady climbs.

Trail 9 bypasses 8A and has a nice long double track downhill.

Trail 19 has a short steep climb with just enough rocks, roots and other natural features to make it interesting.

There is a short loop trail around Holt Pond with a nice view of the pond.

A short trail extension across Causeway Street from Trail 13 connects Noon Hill to Shattuck Reservation where there are a few more miles of twisty singletrack.

The Bay Circuit Path goes through Noon Hill.

By Iain Crerar

Local Shops

Milford Bicycle

Wheelworks

Landrys

Cannondale Sports Store

Ride Headquarters

Steve The Bike Guy

Links to Relevant Resources

GBNEMBA Kids Ride

Event Date

10/4/14 9:00am to 2:00pm
EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN - MANY APOLOGIES THIS DIDN'T GET UPDATED IN TIME

Come join us as we celebrat International Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day at the Middlesex Fells! There will be guided rides starting at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am. Lunch at noon and a raffle for some sweet bike swag after!

Click here for more info on Kids Rides

Click here for event location

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Beginner

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Andrea Jones

GBNEMBA Kids Ride

Event Date

7/13/14 10:30am to 12:30pm
Come join GBNEMBA for the third Kids Ride of the season at the Great Brook Farm State Park on Sunday, July 13th, 2014!

Please park at the Ice Cream lot - this lot does have a $2.00 parking fee FYI.

We'll be having ICE CREAM after!

Click for more info on Kids Rides!

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Beginner

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Andrea Jones

GBNEMBA Kids Ride

Event Date

6/7/14 10:30am to 12:30pm
Come join GBNEMBA for the second Kids Ride of the season at the Beaver Brook North on Saturday, June 7th, 2014! Click for more info on Kids Rides!

Kids Rides!

GBNEMBA presents the 2014 Kids ride series.

Mountain Biking is a GREAT way for kids and teens to build strong bodies, build confidence, have a ton of fun and enjoy being outside!

The Kids Rides are designed for children ages 6-10 who can ride without training wheels. These rides are a great intro to the basics of trail riding.

This year, the Kids Rides are being run by Andrea Jones.

Here is the 2014 Kids Rides Schedule:

Kids Rides (for ages 6-15)

5/3/2014 - Opening Day at the Middlesex Fells (Stoneham) (11am ride)
6/7/2014 - Beaver Brook North (Belmont) (10:30a - 12:30p) Directions | Waiver Form
7/12/2014 - Great Brook Farm (Carlisle) (10:30a - 12:30p)
8/16/2014 - Landlocked Forest (Burlington) (10:30a - 12:30p)
10/4/2014 - International Take Your Kids Mountain Biking Day at the Middlesex Fells (Stoneham) (9:30a - 2:00p)

The 5/3/2014 ride is an open ride - no registration required. The other rides will have online registrations posted approximately 2 weeks in advance of the rides. Any questions about the Kids Rides please contact Andrea Jones

For all Kids Rides:
Skill Level: Kids - ages 6-10 and 11-15
Duration: about 1-1.5 hrs
Pace: all will be waited for.

411: These rides are meant to introduce children to the fun, excitement and fitness benefits that come from riding bikes in the woods and to teach respect for the parks, trails, and other trail users. The ride will be well staffed and every safety precaution will be observed (we typically also have one of the MTB Patrol along if first aid is needed). Parents are welcome on the ride, but not required. Riders must have a serviceable bike, properly fitting helmet, and water for the ride. All riders must wear closed-toed shoes - no flip flops or sandals. Snacks will be provided! We will try to have two groups (little wheels & big wheels) loosely split by ability at the Kids Rides.

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Beginner

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Andrea Jones

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