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Blackstone Valley NEMBA Tuesday Vietnam Trail Maintenance

Date

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Aug 28 2018 .
4/10/18 (All day)

Mr. John Goeller is reintroducing the Tuesday Night Trail Maintenance at Vietnam. Join John and crew to make a difference at Vietnam. John has a whole list of items to tackle. From cutting back the face slappers and trail reroutes to bridge builds. 
The locations will vary week to week so stay tuned to Face Book for up to the minute details. 
Thank you and hope to see you out there.

We'll meet at 6:00 PM and be done by 8:00 PM.

John Goeller can be reached at goeller@gmail.com Read more about Blackstone Valley NEMBA Tuesday Vietnam Trail Maintenance

Chapter

Blackstone Valley SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

John Goeller
goeller@gmail.com

West Hill Dam Trail Maintenance Day

Date

4/22/18 9:30am to 1:30pm

Event description: Blackstone Valley NEMBA will join the Bay State Trail Riders Association in a joint effort to clean up the West Hill Dam Park.

 

What to bring: The trail maintenance trailer will be on site for this event. Please bring work gloves, sturdy boots, water and the like. We have trimming tools available but you're welcome to bring your own non-motorized tools if you are more comfortable with them.

 

Thanks and we hope to see you out there! Read more about West Hill Dam Trail Maintenance Day

Location

23 West Hill Road, Northbridge

Chapter

Blackstone Valley

Trail

Event Leader

Moritz Schmid
schmidm90@gmail.com
774-573-6957

Blackstone Valley NEMBA Spring Chapter Meeting

Date

4/2/18 6:00pm

Please join us for our spring chapter meeting. 
Drinks and socializing at 6:00, meeting starts at 6:30.
Pizza provided by Blackstone Valley NEMBA, cash bar.

Agenda:
Trail grooming equipment update
Treasurer's report
Vietnam Update
Upcoming trail and bridge work projects
Trail signage ideas
2018 season ride schedule
2nd Annual Fun Ride update

If any chapter members would like to see additional topics added to the above agenda, please email Brian at captainbri1@gmail.com. Read more about Blackstone Valley NEMBA Spring Chapter Meeting

Location

CraftRoots Brewing, 4 Industrial Road, Milford MA

Chapter

Blackstone Valley

Event Leader

Brian Forestal, President Blackstone Valley NEMBA
captainbri1@gmail.com
508-509-9258

Callahan State Park Bridge Building Trail Day

Date

4/14/18 9:00am to 3:00pm

Event description: Please join us as we construct a new bridge on the Rocky Road trail. This will be a fifty foot bridge with the usual trail work associated with a bridge build. We will need to transport materials to the build site and construct the bridge. This is going to be a long bridge and greatly improve this are of the trail, so we could use lots of hands helping with this project. Please come out and join us!

What to bring: Work gloves and boots, water and your own hand tools if you have them. The NEMBA tools trailer will also be on site. Read more about Callahan State Park Bridge Building Trail Day

Location

1048 Edmands Road, Framingham (Callahan State Park parking lot)

Chapter

Blackstone Valley

Trail

Event Leader

Tom Bubier (tbubier@gmail.com) and Barry Kosherick (cjbk816@gmail.com)

GBNEMBA trail workday (event 1 of 3)

Date

4/14/18 8:30am to 2:00pm

This is our first trail workday of short series of 3 events held in 2018

first 3 will be held at Fells

I have planned those events to take care of some trail repairs mostly along Reservior Trail 

we will start on 4/14 (event 1) followed by 4/22 (event 2) and if we need more time to finish up or get rained out we have another date planned for 4/28 (event 3)

there will be few more dates announced, check back for more information 

                 ------MORE DETAILS for March 14-------

we will meet at Sheepfold parking lot at 8:30am 

if you have a favorite pair of work gloves please bring them with you, also be prepared to be outside for few hours (water, snack) make sure you are wearing work/hiking boots 

we will provide all the tools nessescary, we have some work gloves, safety glasses and bug spray

If you can only do 1/2 day thats OK, if you need to sleep in that is OK as well Read more about GBNEMBA trail workday (event 1 of 3)

Location

Middlesex Fells, Sheepfold parking

Chapter

Greater Boston

Trail

Event Leader

Maciej Sobieszek
maciej@gbnemba.org

Wachusett NEMBA - MRA Camp Marshall Fat Bike Race & Winter Carnival

Date

2/24/18 (All day)

MRA Multisport Information Page

The Camp Marshall Snowshoe/Fat Bike Race, presented by DION Snowshoes


 Saturday evening February 24, 2018 - now under the stars!!


(6:00pm fatbike race, 7:30pm snowshoe race)

We're excited to partner up with the Snowbirds Snowmobile club and Camp Marshall to produce this race.  Working with the Camp, the Snowbirds maintain (i.e. create, clear, and groom!) trails over the winter months.  As part of this race partnership, a new trail system will be created and dedicated to non-motorized winter recreational activities, such as cross-country skiing, snowshowing, and fatbiking.  This will be open the public beyond just race day.  A portion of the entry fees will go towards the creation and maintence of these trails.    
The 5k loop will be ran for snowshoe race.  The course is primarily double wide tracks and fireroads through the trails of the Worcester County 4H at Camp Marshall, but a few sections of flowy singletrack too.  We'll have the bumdrums fire pits going all morning too, just in case the crisp winter air puts a chill on you. There is also a warming hut at the main venue too, and great food for after the race!
 
* In the event where there is not enough snow for snowshoes or fat bikes, we'll change the format of the race to be a trail race and open up the bike race to skinnies.  We'll announce this at least 2 days before the race date. We're racing no matter what!

This event is co-sponsored by the Snowbirds Snowmobile ClubWachusett NEMBA and MRA Multisport.
Come and enjoy a Fun Frigid Family day outside. 
Games, Snowman Contest, SnowShoe and Fat Bike Demonstration area's. Stay into the evening with a camp fire and send off our Fat Biker Races and Snow Shoe Racer at Twilight.

Location: The event will be held at 92 McCormick Rd in Spencer. Read more about Wachusett NEMBA - MRA Camp Marshall Fat Bike Race & Winter Carnival

Location

Spencer, MA

Chapter

Blackstone Valley Wachusett

Event Leader

Alex Rogozenski
alex@mramultisport.com
774-272-1767

Blackstone Valley NEMBA - MRA Wallum Lake Fat Bike Race

Date

1/27/18 9:00am to 12:00pm

MRA Multisport Information Page 

The Wallum Lake Fatbike Bike Race is back again!  But during the day with the sun out on Saturday morning January 27!
(11am snowshoe trail run, 9am fatbike race)!
 
A 3-4 mile course will be biked once for the Novice/Sport fatbike division, and multiple times for the Expert division. The course is mix of double wide tracks and fireroads through Douglas State Forest, but a few new ections of flowy singletrack too.

 Downtown Putnam Cyclery will be there with demo bikes if folks want to try out a fatty? Blackstone Valley NEMBA is a co-sponsor. Read more about Blackstone Valley NEMBA - MRA Wallum Lake Fat Bike Race

Location

Douglas State Forest

Chapter

Blackstone Valley Wachusett

Trail

Event Leader

Alex Rogozenski
alex@mramultisport.com
774-272-1767

BV NEMBA Chapter Meeting

Date

1/8/18 (All day)

Blackstone Valley NEMBA will be having its annual chapter meeting/election/party on January 8th at 6:00 Pm at Craftroots Brewing located at 4 Industrial Road, Milford MA.

The agenda includes:

   Treasurer's Report
   Annual Officer Elections
   Review last year's successes and failures
   Vietnam update
   Trail and bridge work update
   2nd Annual Fun Ride Announcement

Drinks and socializing at 6:00
Meeting starts at 6:30

Pizza provided by Blackstone Valley NEMBA
Cash bar. Read more about BV NEMBA Chapter Meeting

Chapter

Blackstone Valley

Event Leader

Brian Forestal
captainbri1@gmail.com

Blackstone Valley Chapter Meeting

Date

10/22/17 12:30pm to 5:00pm

1:00 Ride from Zoo parking lot 2 Southwick St. Mendon

3:00 Meet at Galliford’s Restaurant (upstairs) 5 Southwick St. Mendon

3:30 Chapter meeting

We'll be riding portions of the Fun Ride loops to go over key locations including water stops, long ride loop turn and so on. Plan to roll out of the Zoo parking lot at 1PM. 

The Chapter meeting will follow at Galliford's Restaurant across the street at the zoo. Appetizers will be provided, cash bar. If you plan on having dinner after the meeting, reservations are recommended. 

Agenda
Fun ride logistics, volunteer information
Season ride schedule recap
Trail work updates
Vietnam update
Treasurer’s report Read more about Blackstone Valley Chapter Meeting

Chapter

Blackstone Valley

Trail

Event Leader

Brian Forestal
captainbri1@gmail.com
5085099258

GBNEMBA Fells Money Hill Trail Project

Date

9/30/17 8:30am to 1:30pm




We will be closing a section of the Reservoir trail near Money Hill. This is an ongoing project that started in the Spring of 2017 and was in planing stages for years prior.

This work will include loosening of the trail bed, planting and or transplanting native species, covering the old trail with duff, and we may build some check dams on steep slopes and remove one old boardwalk. This work is being done because there are multiple parallel trail segments in this section of the Fells. Once closed it will create more connected habitat and reduce the trail system complexity. Both of those are important goals of the Fells Resource Management Plan.

Come and give us a hand in trail un-building :-)
We could use as many people as possible, we have a huge tool trailer and plenty of trail work tools

We will meet at our regular Wednesday meeting place at Fallon Rd in Stoneham (MarJam) at 8:30a-ish we will have some simple paperwork to fill out and a safety briefing before we head out around 9:00a.

Map to meet-up location: https://goo.gl/maps/WixNzsFSDrr


If you can come in for just few hours that's OK too, come on down 

Lunch to follow after work.
  Read more about GBNEMBA Fells Money Hill Trail Project

Location

Bear Hill Parking Lot (Marjam)

Chapter

Greater Boston

Trail

Event Leader

Maciej Sobieszek
maciej@gbnemba.org

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