Metrowest MA

DCR Reminder for Fells Riders

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

DCR has reached out to us to ask that we remind riders that the Skyline (White) trail at the Fells is hiking-only. They have observed an increase in the number of riders on Skyline and asked for help getting the word out to the riding community to please not ride on Skyline. So please respect this and take advantage of the other main, legally ride-able trails at the Fells: Orange and Green.

Thanks for spreading the word and helping be good trail-community members at the Fells!

MVNEMBA Tuesday Ride at Lowell-Dracut

Event Date

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Sat Sep 30 2017 .
4/18/17 5:00pm

Join us for our infamous Tuesday Ride at Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest. This is an advanced-intermediate technical ride typically 12-15 miles in length.

The pace is a bit more moderate for the first few weeks as we all shake the rust off, but ramps up to a steady challenging pace with occasional stops to regroup. The ride has two start times to accomodate traffic and schedules. A warmup loop of a few miles leaves the parking lot just after 5PM, and that group swings back through the lot to pick up late arrivals by 6PM.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT PARKING: Due to lack of parking at Trotting Road, this start of this ride has moved.  We now meet at the public park behind the ballfields located at 10 Gumpus Rd., Lowell MA

Location

NOTE: New Parking Location -- 10 Gumpus Rd., Lowell MA behind ballfields

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Intermediate

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Barry Moore

Fells Trail Work Day

Date

4/22/17 8:30am to 4:00pm

Greater Boston Mountain Bikers - we need you!

The Greater Boston chapter of NEMBA will be having a trail build in the Middlesex Fells on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017. The goal of this is a reroute of a section of the Orange/Green trails from the south side of Money Hill to the north side of Money Hill. This will resolve some ongoing drainage issues, put that segment on more singletrack, and ultimately increase connected habitat as at a future date, we will be closing down and re-vegetating the original trail.

We will be working on a section of existing trail and also building a new re-route to link it to that existing segment. We need 20-24 volunteers to complete this in one work day. The work day will be from 8:30am to 4pm. Lunch will be provided.

Please come to the Bear Hill parking lot off Fallon Rd in Stoneham, MA. Wear comfortable clothing for trail work, bring work gloves if you have a favorite pair (we also have plenty) and a water bottle (we will have extra).

We are asking attendees to RSVP so we can have an idea of numbers - please email maciej@gbnemba.org





 

Location

Fallon Road, Stoneham, MA

Chapter

Greater Boston

Trail

Event Leader

Maciej Sobieszek
maciej@gbnemba.org

BV NEMBA Park Serve Day at Douglas SF, April 29

Date

4/29/17 (All day)

Save the Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017

11th Annual Park Serve Day
The Department of Conservation & Recreation and BV NEMBA invite you to come to Park Serve Day at Douglas State Forest

 
With the help of volunteers from the Baystate Trail Riders Association and the Blackstone Valley NEMBA , DCR will be constructing a new bridge accessing The Southern New England Trunkline Trail.
 
Here in the Blackstone Valley, mountain bikers have visionary land managers and open-minded user groups to collaborate with. This project is a great opportunity for hikers, horsemen and cyclists to unite and improve the trails we share.
 
Details will follow when known.

Location

Douglas State Forest

Chapter

Blackstone Valley

Trail

Event Leader

Brian Forestal
captainbri1@gmail.com

NEMBA Trail School South, Oxford CT

Date

5/20/17 (All day)


NEMBA's Trail School South -- Saturday May 20th, 2017

Registration is now open for our one-day course in how to design, construct and maintain great singletrack. The first 30 people to register will be given a complimentary trail building textbook from IMBA, IMBA's Trail Solutions.

Registration is now over for this event -- Sorry!

This course is perfect for riders, trail enthusiasts, land stewards and land managers interested in learning about what makes for sustainable, enjoyable trails and how to take care of them.

The course will include classroom presentations on the best practices of trail building and maintenance in the morning, followed by hands-on trail building clinics in the afternoon.

Coffee, snacks and lunch will be included, and there will also be an option to purchase IMBA's trailbuilding textbook, IMBA Trail Solutions.

The cost is $20.  Please bring a check for $40 if you wish to purchace IMBA's book, Trail Solutions: IMBA's Guide to Building Sweet Singletrack.

The course will take place at Rockhouse Hill Sanctuary, managed by the Oxford Land Trust, located about 45 minutes southwest of Hartford and 30 minutes northwest of New Haven.
 

Location

Oxford CT

Chapter

Central CT Fairfield County Northwest CT Quiet Corner Southeastern CT NEMBA

Event Leader

Philip Keyes
pk@nemba.org
800-576-3622

NEMBA Volunteer Appreciation Night

Date

2/16/17 (All day)

NEMBA Volunteers: If you spent any time building trail, leading rides or volunteering at any NEMBA event last year, WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR INVOLVEMENT by having a get together at the Harpoon Brewery in South Boston (306 Northern Avenue,Boston, MA), on Thursday February 16th, from 7:00 pm to 8:30pm. Pizza and Harpoon's finest and cool give aways!
See more about the beer hall here: 
http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/news/589/New-Visitor-Center-and-Beer-Hall-Now-Open

Location

Harpoon Brewery, Boston MA

Chapter

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

Event Leader

Rick Forzese
rick@rickforzese.com

Blackstone Valley NEMBA Chapter Meeting

Date

2/18/17 (All day)

Blackstone Valley NEMBA will be having a chapter meeting on Saturday 2/18 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM at Landrys Bicycle located at 20 Jolma Rd, Worcester, MA. 
 
After serving as the chapter president for the past ten years, I'm going to be stepping down and handing the reins to Brian Forestal, who has volunteered to take my place. I'll be remaining active in the chapter running for election as VP for now to help Brian with the transition.


Come on out, cast your votes, chat with us about where you'd like to help us go in the coming year.

Remember, this is our organization, and without the involvement of our membership it's hard to get anything done. Get involved, get engaged, help us be the advocates for your trails.
 

Chapter

Blackstone Valley

Event Leader

Eammon Carleton
eammon@gmail.com

QC NEMBA New Years Day Ride

Date

1/1/17 10:00am

This is our 3rd Annual New Year's Day Ride.

It is an intermediate and up group ride. 

The ride will start at 125 Wallis St in Douglas Massachusetts. If you're traveling East on Douglas Road, Rt. 16 take a left onto Cedar St, then a left on Wallis.

The lot will be on the left.

Late breaking news will appear on our Facebook Page.

Dress warm!!! And we'll see you there.  

Location

Douglas, MA

Chapter

Blackstone Valley Quiet Corner Rhode Island SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Stacey Jimenez
quietcornernemba@gmail.com

GB NEMBA Trail Day at Beaver Brook North

Date

11/19/16 9:00am

We will be doing some routine trail maintenance at Beaver Brook North. Especially at climbing trail up to water tower, come and learn from the local trail pros that build and maintain many trails around Boston and could use some help park at Elsie Turner Field on 380 Trapelo Rd Waltham across from Federal Records Center.

Only heavy rain/severe weather will cancel. Lunch and tools provided. 

Please come equipped with long pants, sturdy shoes, work gloves,warm clothing, water, snacks.

Chapter

Greater Boston

Trail

Event Leader

Maciej Sobieszek
maciej@gbnemba.org

GB NEMBA Trail Day @ Landlocked Forest

Date

10/8/16 9:00am

Project: routine trail maintenance.
 
Meet at the 41 Turning Mill Road Lexington, MA. Under the power lines https://goo.gl/maps/eMTEx1PeFLx 
 
Start time 9:00 AM, only heavy rain/severe weather will cancel. Lunch provided. Tools provided. Please come equipped with long pants, sturdy shoes, work gloves, water, snacks.
Contact: Rick Forzese 781-307-5038 mailto:rick@rickforzese.com

Chapter

Greater Boston

Trail

Event Leader

Rick Forzese
rick@rickforzese.com
781-307-5038

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