Metrowest MA

GBNEMBA Kids Ride Series

Event Date

8/8/15 10:30am to 12:00pm
Come join GBNEMBA a Kids’ Ride at Landlocked Forrest on Saturday August 8th. We will meet at the ESTABROOK SCHOOL, 117 Grove Street, Lexington, MA.  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.  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.  If you have any questions about the Kids’ Rides please contact Andrea Jones.
 

NEMBA RIDE SERIES

  • May 2nd - Middlesex Fells - Medford
  • May 23rd - Maudslay Park - Newburyport (see North Shore NEMBA)
  • June 14th - Beaver Brook North - Belmont
  • July 11th - Great Brook Farm Ice-cream ride - Carlisle
  • July 19th - Maudslay Park - Newburyport (see North Shore NEMBA)
  • August 8th - LandLock Forest - Burlingont
  • September 27th - Maudslay Park - Newburyport (see North Shore NEMBA)
  • October 3rd - Middlesex Fells - Medford (Take a Kid MTB day)

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 (we typically 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 fitted helmet, and water for the ride.  All riders must wear closed-toed shoes - no flip flops or sandals.  Snacks will be provided!

Location

Landlocked Forrest

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Andrea Jones

GBNEMBA Kids Ride Series

Event Date

7/11/15 10:30am to 12:00pm
Come join GBNEMBA for a special Kids Ride at Great Brook Farm on Saturday July 11th. After a fun filled ride everyone is invited to join us for a ice cream at the Great Brook Farm Ice Cream Parlor. 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.  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.  If you have any questions about the Kids’ Rides please contact Andrea Jones.
 

NEMBA RIDE SERIES

  • May 2nd - Middlesex Fells - Medford
  • May 23rd - Maudslay Park - Newburyport (see North Shore NEMBA)
  • June 14th - Beaver Brook North - Belmont
  • July 11th - Great Brook Farm Ice-cream ride - Carlisle
  • July 19th - Maudslay Park - Newburyport (see North Shore NEMBA)
  • August 8th - LandLock Forest - Burlington
  • September 27th - Maudslay Park - Newburyport (see North Shore NEMBA)
  • October 3rd - Middlesex Fells - Medford (Take a Kid MTB day)
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 (we typically 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 fitted helmet, and water for the ride.  All riders must wear closed-toed shoes - no flip flops or sandals.  Snacks will be provided!

Location

Great Brook Farm

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice
Advanced-novice

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Andrea Jones

MVNEMBA Tuesday Womens Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Nov 24 2015 .
5/19/15 6:00pm to 8:00pm
This ride was created to help easy pace female riders to feel comfortable while learning to progress, and for advanced riders to strengthen their skills.
NOTE: this ride is not intended for beginner or inexperienced riders.
The rides are all about fun and NO pressure. So come ride with us :)
Please arrive 15 minutes before the ride starts.  
Location varies each week, so be sure to check the Facebook page or contact Karen for details.  Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest and Russell Mill are common destinations.


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Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate
Advanced

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Karen Korza

GBNEMBA Kids Ride Series

Event Date

6/14/15 10:30am to 12:00pm
Come join GBNEMBA for the second Kids’ Ride of the season at Beaver Brook North, Belmont (https://goo.gl/maps/YFvRC) on Sunday June 14th 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.  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.  If you have any questions about the Kids’ Rides please contact Andrea Jones.

NEMBA RIDE SERIES

  • May 2nd - Middlesex Fells - Medford
  • May 23rd - Maudslay Park - Newburyport (see North Shore NEMBA)
  • June 14th - Beaver Brook North - Belmont
  • July 11th - Great Brook Farm Ice-cream ride - Carlisle
  • July 19th - Maudslay Park - Newburyport (see North Shore NEMBA)
  • August 8th - LandLock Forest - Burlington
  • September 27th - Maudslay Park - Newburyport (see North Shore NEMBA)
  • October 3rd - Middlesex Fells - Medford (Take a Kid MTB day)

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 (we typically 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 fitted helmet, and water for the ride.  All riders must wear closed-toed shoes - no flip flops or sandals.  Snacks will be provided!

Location

Belmont - https://goo.gl/maps/YFvRC

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice
Advanced-novice

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Andrea Jones

Metrowest MA

Central MA

Southern New England Trunkline Trail

131 Grove St
Franklin  Massachusetts  02038
United States

508-476-7872

There are many places to access the SNETT - See the maps

Easy

75%

Moderate

21%

Difficult

4%

Description

The Southern New England Trunkline Trail is a National Scenic Recreational Trail that runs from Franklin Massachusetts 86 Miles to Willimantic Connecticut. The Massachusetts portion is a linier park managed by the Department of Conservation and Recrretion.

This write-up concerms the Massachusetts portion starting in Franklin and ending near the Connecticut line in the Douglas State Forest.

Few people will ever ride the entire 22 miles. But, many people ride parts of it, using it to connect good riding areas.

The trail itself is straight, very flat but has many whoop-de-dos caused by off road vehicle use. It's very scenic and beloved by area equestrians. 

On the eastern end you have the trail dense Franklin State Forest.

On the western end in the Douglas State Forest there's an alternate staring area at 108 Wallum Lake Road where the SNETT crosses the road.

 From this point if you continue west you'll hit the Connecticut state line. Of particular interest is the Tri State Marker. A stone monolith that marks the intersection of RI, CT and MA. Ride around it and you'll hit three states in a second or two.  Where else can you do that?

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Blackstone Bicycles

Legend Bicycles

Rose City Cycle

Steve The Bike Guy

Links to Relevant Resources

Metrowest MA

Callahan State Park

203 Millwood St
Framingham  Massachusetts  01701
United States

508 653-9641

There are three good parking options.

Easy

60%

Moderate

35%

Difficult

5%

Description

Callahan State Park is a 958-acre day use area located in Northwest Framingham and the City of Marlboro with a mix of well-maintained fire roads, walking trails and singletrack.    It was named in honor of Raymond J. Callahan, a former local newspaper editor, by an act of the Massachusetts legislature in 1971.  The park is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.  Callahan has nearly 100 acres of open fields, 70 acres of which are under an agricultural lease.  The Bay Circuit Trail cuts through Callahan and can make for a fantastic endurance ride.

Callahan State Park is a great haven for dog owners and occasional equestrians, who pursue the open space with the same vigor and respect as MTB riders.  Much of the property allows owners to run their dogs run off leash.

 The park abuts, and in some cases envelops land owned by Sudbury Valley Trustees (SVT).  Biking regulations vary depending on land ownership, and it is not always evident who the property owner is when biking.  In most sections, it is clearly marked where biking is not permitted.  The SVT map in the link below shows SVT trails were biking is permitted.

For a fun introductory ride to the park, start at the Millwood Parking area.  Enter left onto the large earthen dam. Follow any of the outer perimeter trails and make your way to Red Tail Trail.   Cross Edmands Road carefully, as traffic can be fast, and spin up Gibbs Mountain.  Find your way to the Backpacker trail and follow to the Broad Meadow Rd parking area.  Bike the southern trails back to Edmands Road and continue to the Edmands Road Parking area.  For a hill climb take the Pipeline trail and make your way back to the Millwood Road Parking area.  To avert the climb take Pioneer trail to Rocky Road and make your way back to the parking area.

Two hills worth climbing are the Pipeline trail near the Edmands Rd parking lot and Gibbs Mountain.

Park Directions:
There are three primary parking areas: Millwood Street in Framingham, Edmands Road in Framingham and Broadmeadow Road in Marlborough.  Millwood and Edmands are closer to the majority of trails and are recommended for a first time visit. The Millwood area can fill on days with great weather.  Nearby Edmands Road parking almost always has plenty of space. 

203 Millwood Road: Rt. 9 west to Rt. 30 exit, right at first set of lights to Edgell Rd for .6 miles to Belknap Rd (left) for 1.1 miles, right onto Millwood St for .7 miles to entrance on left across from golf course.

1031 Edmands Road: Rt. 9 West, Right on Maynard Rd for .5 miles, Slight left on Grove St, Continue for 3 miles, Left on Edmands Rd. for ¾ mile.  Parking will be marked on your left.

241 Broadmeadow Road: Rt. 9 West, Right on Maynard Rd. for .5 miles, Slight left on Grove St., Continue for 3 miles, Left on Edmands Rd. for 1.3 miles.  Straight on Parmenter Rd for 1.5 miles.  Turn right on Broadmeadow St.  Continue for .3 miles to parking area by kiosk

SVT Map- Biking permitted SVT land is shown
http://www.sudburyvalleytrustees.org/sites/default/files/NWFramingham.pdf

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Belmont Lone Tree Hill Trail Work

Date

5/9/15 9:00am to 1:00pm

Lone Tree Hill Volunteer Workday

On Saturday, May 9, from 9 am­–1 pm, the Belmont Citizens Forum is sponsoring their third annual Lone Tree Hill Volunteer Day. NEMBA has always had a strong presence at this and we hope this year won’t be any different. We'll work on erosion control on the upper Coal Road, with plenty of brush to be trimmed and litter to be collected along trails for those who prefer not to be earthmovers. Children and students seeking community service are welcome. We recommend that children under 12 be accompanied by an adult. Wear closed shoes, long sleeves, and long pants to protect against poison ivy and bugs and bring drinking water.

Meet at the green-and-white "Belmont Bikes" Belmont Citizens Forum tent on South Pleasant Street at the Lone Tree Hill Conservation area Coal Road kiosk, located across the street from the Artefact/Star Market parking lot. Park at the Pleasant Street end of the Star Market lot. Visit belmontcitizensforum.org or e-mail bcfprogramdirector@gmail.com for details. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/VHkUP

Cosponsored by these nonprofit organizations: Belmont Land Trust, Judy K. Record Fund, Land Management Committee for Lone Tree Hill, Mass Audubon Habitat Sanctuary, New England Mountain Bike Association, and Sustainable Belmont.

Location

Belmont Lone Tree Hill

Chapter

Greater Boston

Event Leader

Mike Tabaczynski
mjtpub@gmail.com

LLF Parking Update - OK to Park at Estabrook School on Weekends

Thursday, April 30, 2015

LLF Parking update: The Town of Lexington has approved parking at the Estabrook School on weekends for Landlocked Forest access. This is great news as it will reduce the volume at the powerlines lot during its highest-use times. Please consider parking there first if you are planning on riding LLF. It is a very short ride from there to the powerlines entrance of LLF. Thanks for helping us reduce congestion at the powerlines lot!

It also goes without saying that we need to respect the school property, please no changing kit in public there especially, please help keep it clean and tidy and probably also a good idea to use the parking farthest from the school entrance.

Link to driving directions to the school: http://goo.gl/Sg7tEr

Blackstone Valley NEMBA Thursday Rides

Event Date

Repeats every week every Thursday 30 times .
4/30/15 (All day)
Blackstone Valley NEMBA's Thursday rides are designed to highlight the best riding areas in our area. We go a bit faster than our Tuesday rides and the terrain is more challenging. As always though BV NEMBA rides are no-drop rides.

These rides are desined to be fun while being a bit challenging at the same time.

For complete details as well as the location of each week's ride go to the Blackstone Valley NEMBA Ride page.

Location

Varies

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Eammon Carleton

Blackstone Valley NEMBA Tuesday Introductory Rides

Event Date

Repeats every week every Tuesday 30 times .
4/28/15 (All day)
Blackstone Valley NEMBA's "introductory" rides are designed to introduce newer riders to the sport while highlighting many of the great riding areas in our region. The pace is more relaxed than our Thursday rides and the terrain chosen is usually less technical.

These rides are desined to be fun.

For complete details as well as the location of each week's ride go to the Blackstone Valley NEMBA Ride page.

Location

Varies

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice
Advanced-novice

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Eammon Carleton

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