Metrowest MA

MVNEMBA Friday Ride @ RM & GBF

Event Date

Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Nov 27 2015 .
4/24/15 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for our Friday group ride at Russell Mill and Great Brook Farm!  This is an advanced-intermediate skill level technical ride, typically 12-20+ miles in length (longer during prime riding season when we include a loop to GBF).   Some road riding is necessary to connect the two locations.

We have two start times to accomodate traffic and schedules.  A warmup loop of a few miles starts just after 5PM, and comes back through the parking lot before 6PM to pick up late arrivals.

Parking lot is directly across from 1 Raymond Road, Chelmsford MA.  Look for signs for the Murphy Soccer Fields.  Park in the back lot, further from the street.
 

Location

Russell Mill Town Forest, Chelmsford, MA

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Advanced-intermediate

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Steve Richardson

MVNEMBA Tuesday Ride @ LDT

Event Date

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Oct 27 2015 .
4/28/15 5:00pm to 8:00pm
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.

Parking lot is approximately located at 132 Trotting Park Road, Lowell, MA.
 

Location

Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Advanced-intermediate

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Steve Richardson

Great Brook Farm: Acorn Boardwalk Project

Date

10/10/15 8:30am to 2:00pm

MV NEMBA is building a new boardwalk on the Acorn trail.
 
 
Join us to help with the construction of the last section of the Acorn trail boardwalk at Great Brook Farm. Lunch will be provided for volunteers.

Sturdy shoes/boots and long pants suggested.

Meet at the XC Ski barn at 1018 Lowell St, Carlisle, MA 01741.

Location

Great Brook Farm XC Ski Barn

Chapter

Merrimack Valley

Trail

Event Leader

Kirk Goldsworthy
kgoldswo@comcast.net

Metrowest MA

Southeast MA

Cutler Park Needham/Newton

69 Kendrick St
Needham  Massachusetts  02494
United States

617-333-698 X1802

Easy

60%

Moderate

35%

Difficult

5%

Description

The best parking area for Cutler Park is located in Needham MA. But the park itself extends into Dedham, Newton, Brookline and Boston. Cutler park consists of a few hills and a lot of trails near an 800-acre marsh along the Charles River and beside route 128.

Cutler Park is right on the dividing lines of three NEMBA chapters. Greater Boston NEMBA, Blackstone Valley NEMBA and SE MASS NEMBA. but don't let that confusion stop you, everyone's welcome here.  :-)   It's quite close to boston, bordering on route 128 in Newton and Needham. 

There is a large lake near the parking area and the more challenging singletracks are located between it and Route 128. The singletracks nearest to the highway go up and down Cutler's only hill. They are quite fun and include one roller coaster section. See if you can do it without pedaling. 

There are many more trails however, stretching out into the marshes on plank bridges. So expect to spend a bit of time exploring. If you do that you'll eventually make your way out of Cutler Park and into Riverdale Park, Millennium Park, The Brook Farm Conservation Area, and Newton's Nahanton Park. Succeed in doing this and you'll do a 16-mile loop. Cutler Park itself has about 9 miles of trails. The whole complex has about 22 miles of trails to explore.

The first map above shows the entire complex. While the succeeding maps are of individual properties. 

Southeast Mass NEMBA has been doing trailwork at Cutler for many years including the bog bridges. How many times have you been northbound on Route 128 and looked into that marsh, never realizing that there was a trail right through the middle of it?

Cutler's singletracks range from moderately technical to the most buffed singletracks imaginable. There are also some wide dirt roads that are fine for beginners and families. The road around the lake is the best example of that. My favorite trails are on Powell Island which is located after the first long wooden bridge. The trails on Powell's Island roughly form a figure eight. They are quite fast and fun to ride in both directions.

So close to Boston, and yet so far from most people's radar the trails at Cutler and the surrounding parks are worth exploring.

 

By Bill Boles Read more about Cutler Park Needham/Newton

Local Shops

WheelWorks

Landry's

Bikeway Source

BikeBarn

Hub Bicycle

Cannondale Sports Store

Ride Headquarters

Steve The Bike Guy

Links to Relevant Resources

SOFT TRAILS ALERT

Friday, March 27, 2015

SOFT TRAILS ALERT: In addition to the official DCR closure at the Fells, everyone should consider deferring riding on any trails right now as we get in to this wet thawing period. The trails will be in much better shape if they are allowed to dry out with minimal use - thanks!

Fells 2015 Trails Closure Now in Effect

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

DCR has put the delayed trail closure for soft conditions at the Fells in effect now through April 17th, 2015. ALL trail users (walkers, hikers, runners and MTBrs) are encouraged to stay off soft trails as they thaw and dry out. All modes of use cause damage to soft trails that has lasting impact to the trail tread. Please help spread the word and the trails will be in better shape with all our efforts. Thanks!

Volunteer Appreciation Night

Date

1/14/16 7:00pm to 9:00pm

NEMBA Volunteers: If you spent any time building trail, leading rides or volunteering at any NEMBA event last year, WE WANT TO THANK YOU, at the Visitors Center and Beer Hall at Harpoon Brewery in South Boston (306 Northern Avenue,Boston, MA), on Thursday, January 14th, from 7:00 pm to 9:00pm. Pizza and Harpoon's finest and cool give-aways! Come celebrate your hard work!

This is open at any and all NEMBA chapters and volunteers!!!

Location: Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Avenue,Boston, MA

Location

Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Avenue,Boston, MA

Chapter

Berkshire Bethel Area Blackstone Valley Brattleboro-Keene Cape Cod Carrabassett Region Central CT Central Maine Central NH Fairfield County Franconia Area Greater Boston Greater Portland Merrimack Valley Midcoast Maine North Shore Northwest CT Pemi Valley Penobscot Region Pioneer Valley Quiet Corner Rhode Island SE Mass Southeastern CT NEMBA Southern NH Wachusett White Mountains

Event Leader

Adam Glick
adam@nemba.org

Wachusett NEMBA Toys for Tots Ride in Groton, MA

Date

12/18/16 8:00am to 12:00pm

December 18, 2016

Sign up and toy drop starts at 8 and we'll ride at 9:30. Intermediate pace for about 2 hours.

Toys should be unwrapped and suitable for kids up to 16. 

Hopefully the weather will cooperate. But in any case tires of all sizes are welcome, as are snowshoes and skis.    :)

The ride will start HERE!

Location

25 Hoyts Wharf Rd, Groton, MA 01450

Chapter

Merrimack Valley Southern NH Wachusett

Trail

Event Leader

David Burnham
TATTOODAVEJ@yahoo.com

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