Northeast MA

Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Ride at the Middlesex Fells--CANCELLED

Date

5/6/17 9:00am to 4:00pm

THE FELLS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN.


Come Ride and Support the Middlesex Fells Reservation!

Join Greater Boston NEMBA in the celebration of 29 years of advocacy to normalize access to singletrack in the Fells and help us raise money to improve trail conditions at the Fells. The Fells Kickoff is part of the Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Series — events designed to raise funds for  parks and charities, which is why there is an admission fee to the MBAS events. We are delighted to partner with MTB Adventure Series to advance conservation and sustainability efforts in the Fells. Group rides will be leaving throughout the day or you can ride with your friends on a fully arrowed course.

Industry Expo
Back Bay Bicycles, Cannondale Sports Group, Cycle Loft, JRA Cycles and Wheelworks will be in attendance.

CycleLoft will once be firing up their grills and providing some tasty lunch!
 
Where: Middlesex Fells - Flynn Rink (300 Elm St., Medford MA)

When:  Saturday, May 6th, 2017, 9:00am-3:30pm
Cost:    NEMBA Members $10;  Non-members $25;  Renewing or joining NEMBA Free;
            All kids 15 and under ride free with a registered parent or guardian.
 
Event Schedule  THE FELLS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN.
9:00 Registration Opens
10:00 Advanced ride
10:30 Intermediate ride
10:00 - 12:30 Ride Like a Girl -- NOTE: THE CLINIC IS NOW FULL, BUT YOU CAN REQUEST TO BE PUT ON THE WAIT LIST
10:00 Kids ride
10:15 Intermediate ride
10:30 InterMellow ride
11:00 Beginner ride
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Raffle give away
1:00 Intermediate ride
3:00 event close

  Read more about Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Ride at the Middlesex Fells--CANCELLED

Location

Middlesex Fells Reservation, Flynn Rink

Chapter

Greater Boston Merrimack Valley North Shore

Trail

Event Leader

Rick Forzese
rick@rickforzese.com

NS NEMBA Trail Work at Beverly Commons

Date

4/26/14 8:30am to 4/27/14 8:30am

North Shore NEMBA Trail Work Weekend
Saturday April 26 8:30 AM – 3 PM
Sunday April 27 8:30 AM – Noon
Beverly Commons, Greenwood Ave. Beverly MA

Location: Beverly Commons (aka Greenwood) Beverly MA. Meet at Beverly Farms end of Greenwood Ave. at Stone Ridge. Parking at the trailhead is tight. If you find no parking spots, there is plenty of on-street parking on Greenwood closer to Hart St. Please respect the neighbors, driveways, mailboxes, etc.

Map: http://tinyurl.com/mdnb43g

Greenwood has great technical riding and a remote feel for a place so surrounded by civilization. Some of the trails follow lowland routes. Prior projects have addressed some of those and bridged other problem areas.

Project: Build New Trail. This is a sizeable trail addition that will create a dry loop on the east side of the Commons where an existing trail makes an extended tour through a swamp. The terrain is rocky and wild, the route challenging both to build and to ride after completion. There is a considerable amount of tread work, so be prepared to move some stone and do some digging.

Due to the amount of work involved, we have scheduled 2 days to complete the project. It’s best to arrive for an 8:30 AM start on either or both days, but no problem coming later, particularly on Saturday, if that’s what your schedule allows. The walk in, about 15 minutes, will be marked. Given the duration of the project, we are hoping that everyone can participate at some time over the weekend.

Bring work gloves, sturdy footwear, eye protection, and pack in water/snacks. Tools will be supplied but feel free to bring your favorite rock bar, pick mattock, stone hammer, etc.

Lunch will be provided. A ride may take place in the afternoon, weather and ground conditions permitting.

Project will go on in light/moderate rain, but heavy rain may result in rescheduling.

Contact: Dan, trailwork@nsnemba.org or 978-618-8596 Read more about NS NEMBA Trail Work at Beverly Commons

Chapter

North Shore

Event Leader

Dan Streeter
trailwork@nsnemba.org

NS & MV NEMBA Trailbuilding at Winnekenni (Haverill)

Date

4/13/14 8:30am to 1:00pm

North Shore/Merrimack Valley NEMBA Trail Care
Sunday April 13
Winnekenni Park Haverhill MA
8:30 AM – noon

Location: Winnekenni Park, off Route 110 Kenoza Ave. Haverhill MA. Proceed into the park to the second lot. Look for yellow and green NEMBA trailer.

Meeting location map: https://goo.gl/maps/aQIsL

First NEMBA trail building and maintenance day at Winnekenni! A cooperative project for both Merrimack Valley and North Shore NEMBA chapters. Tasks include building a new section of contour trail and maintenance to existing trails. This park has some nice trails now, but with this and some more projects in the works, it will be an even better trail destination for area riders.

Bring gloves, sturdy footwear, eye protection, and water/snacks. Tools will be supplied.

Lunch will be provided, and a ride may take place in the afternoon, weather and ground conditions permitting.

Project will go in light rain, but heavy rain may result in rescheduling.

Contact: Dan, trailwork@nsnemba.org or 978-618-8596 Read more about NS & MV NEMBA Trailbuilding at Winnekenni (Haverill)

Location

Haverhill, MA

Chapter

Merrimack Valley North Shore

Event Leader

Dan Streeter
trailwork@nsnemba.org

Volunteer Appreciation Night at Harpoon Brewery

Date

2/19/14 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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 Wednesday, February 19th, from 7:00 pm to 8:30pm. Pizza and Harpoon's finest and cool give aways!

See more about the new beer hall here:

http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/news/589/New-Visitor-Center-and-Beer-Hall-Now-Open
— at Harpoon Brewery.

Chapter

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

Event Leader

Rick Forzese
rick@rickforzese.com

MV NEMBA Billerica SF Trail Care

Date

10/1/17 (All day)

We will continue to build our awesome new trail system in the Billerical State Forest. 

Same type of work as the previous three trail care days, but we'll finally be getting to some of the features on Yellow Rabbit.

Parking along Rangeway Rd, just north of where Rangeway crosses Rt 3. That's about 105 Rangeway Rd.  We'll meet at 8:30.

Sturdy shoes/boots and long pants suggested.

Lunch will be provided afterwards Read more about MV NEMBA Billerica SF Trail Care

Chapter

Merrimack Valley

Event Leader

Kirk Goldsworthy
kgoldswo@comcast.net

NS NEMBA Bay Circuit Bridge Build #2

Date

9/23/17 (All day)

NSNEMBA Trail Work – Bay Circuit Bridge #2

Saturday September 23, 2017
Boxford Rd. Ipswich MA

Parking is a challenge with very limited spots near the work location. Find a likely spot and walk to bridge location. Meet at pull off south side of Boxford Rd. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Jir9whhWguk or at bridge location on the BCT. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/13wpBb21k6y.

8:30 AM start until 12:30 PM.
Lunch provided, possible ride to follow, weather permitting. 
Only heavy rain/severe weather will cancel. Tools provided.
Please come equipped with long pants, sturdy shoes, work gloves, bug dope, water, snacks.

Contact: Dan, 978-61eight-8596, trailwork@nsnemba.org Read more about NS NEMBA Bay Circuit Bridge Build #2

Location

Ipswich, MA

Chapter

North Shore

Event Leader

Dan Streeter
trailwork@nsnemba.com
978-618-8596

NS NEMBA Trail Work on Bay Circuit Bridge

Date

9/9/17 (All day)

NSNEMBA Trail Work – Bay Circuit Bridge #1

Saturday September 9, 2017
Boxford Rd./Linebrook Rd. Ipswich MA

Parking is a challenge with very limited spots near each of the 2 work locations. Parking/meet clarification to follow. Bridge build detail will meet at fire road gate on Linebrook Rd. south of Boxford Rd. intersection. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/gKiNCqaeW7E2. Prep and material move for bridge #2 meet at pull off south side of Boxford Rd. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Jir9whhWguk

8:30 AM start until 12:30 PM.
Lunch provided, possible ride to follow, weather permitting. 
Only heavy rain/severe weather will cancel. Tools provided.
Please come equipped with long pants, sturdy shoes, work gloves, bug dope, water, snacks.

Contact: Dan, 978-61eight-8596, trailwork@nsnemba.org Read more about NS NEMBA Trail Work on Bay Circuit Bridge

Location

Ipswich, MA

Chapter

North Shore

Event Leader

Dan Streeter
trailwork@nsnemba.org
978-618-8596

Kids Mountain Biking Fest!

Event Date

10/15/17 9:30am to 1:30pm

Sunday, October 15

GBNEMBA will once again be celebrating all things kids and bikes by hosting a Kids Mountain Biking Festival at the Middlesex Fells, Sheepfold Parking Lot.  This event also marks the National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day. 

Come join us for some biking, arts & crafts, food and much more.

Schedule of Events

  • 9:00am - 11:00am:  Sign-in
  • 9:45am : Led Rides
  • 10:15am: Led Rides 
  • 11am - 1pm:  Stunts demo/ learning
  • 11:30am:  Balance Bike Race
  • 10am - noon:  Arts and Crafts (including Pumpkin Decorating)
  • Noon:  BBQ lunch
  • 12:30am:  Swag raffle (must be present to win)

* We will have a short coned course perfect for training wheels and balance bikes.  

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 on the rides BUT we will have a short marked course for training wheels.

 
No registration is required.  If you have any questions about the Kids’ Rides please contact Andrea Jones.
 

These rides allow children to have fun while enjoying the outdoors and getting some fitness.  In addition to learning some biking skills, kids are taught respect for the parks, trails, and other trail users.  The ride will be well staffed and every safety precaution will be observed.  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. 

Click here for GoogleMap Directions Read more about Kids Mountain Biking Fest!

Location

Middlesex Fells - Sheepfold Parking Lot

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Andrea Jones

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