Northeast MA

Merrimack Valley Friday Night Russell Mill Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Dec 28 2018 .
5/11/18 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Its the end of the week so let's get pumped up for our Friday night ride series. Roll out at 5 with a swing back at 6. We will take a vote to see if it's going to be Billerica or Great Brook. Let hope for some good riding weather!
Expect around a 6mpg average depending on how hot it is.
Park at 100 Mill Road Read more about Merrimack Valley Friday Night Russell Mill Ride

Location

Russell Mill Pond and Billerica State Forest

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Marty Engel

Merrimack Valley Women's Tuesday Night Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Oct 30 2018 .
5/8/18 6:00pm to 9:00pm

***PARKING NOTE!! WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO ALLIVIATE THE PARKING SITUATION ON TROTTING PARK RD. PLEASE PARK AT WANG SCHOOL, 365 WEST MEADOW RD. THE LOT IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE SCHOOL.

The MVNEMBA Women's Ride is designed for women who are already familiar with riding a mountain bike on technical trails. The pace will be determined by how many riders show up and their skill levels. This ride is all about fun and being out in the woods playing.

***NOTE: This ride involves technical trails with rocks, roots and/or other obstacles, with a faster pace. Not suitable for novice/beginner riders.

You must be 18 years or older to join the ride, unless you are accompanied by a guardian who is on the ride.

We have a no drop policy Read more about Merrimack Valley Women's Tuesday Night Ride

Location

Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Advanced-novice
Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate
Advanced

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Karen Korza

Northeast MA

Gerogetown-Rowley State Forest

20 Pingree Farm Rd
Georgetown  Massachusetts  01833
United States
Drive as far as you can on Pingree road and park.

Easy

30%

Moderate

60%

Difficult

10%

Description

Georgetown-Rowley State Forest at 1000 acres hosts miles of interesting trails. It is one of only two state forests in Massachusetts that is split by an highway, Route 95, and connected by a trail bridge. The other being The Blue Hills Reservation, Route 24.

If Georgetown-Rowley's trail aren't enough you can easily connect them to Cleaveland Farm State Forest, Willowdale State Forest and Bradley Palmer State Forest. That would be enough riding to force most people to get a motel room.

The trails at Georgetown-Rowley range from easy degrading doubletracks to fun but not too challenging singletracks. It would be difficult to ride Georgetown-Rowley's trails in any consistant order. So expect to do some exploring.

With experience, you'll be able to put together an awesome ride that you'll no doubt share with your friends. Read more about Gerogetown-Rowley State Forest

Local Shops

The Bicycle Shop of Topsfield

Seaside Cycles

Pedalin' Fools Mobile Bicycle Service

Links to Relevant Resources

Northeast MA

Cleaveland Farm State Forest

98
Rowley Rd
Boxford  Massachusetts  01921
United States

Easy

65%

Moderate

25%

Difficult

10%

Description

Cleaveland Farm State Forest is a small DCR parcel that is laced with trails. For some unknown reason it's not mentioned on the Department of Conservation and Recreation's website. But it should be. That's because Cleaveland Farm is located right between the western portion of the Willowdale State Forest and the Georgetown Rowley State Forest. In fact if you explore Cleveland's trails it's pretty hard not to drift into one or the other forests.

The trails at Cleaveland are for the most part smooth flowing singletracks. In the Southern corner of Cleaveland you'll enter the Perkins Conservation area. The trails heer are much more technically difficult.

Enter the trails from any of the many trailheads along Rowley Road and you won't be disappointed. It will take you quite a while to explore all of its trail connections. But it will be worth it. Read more about Cleaveland Farm State Forest

Local Shops

The Bicycle Shop of Topsfield

Seaside Cycle

Pedalin' Fools Mobile Bicycle Service

Links to Relevant Resources

North Shore NEMBA Harold Parker Trail Day

Date

5/12/18 8:30am

Location: 510 Middleton Rd, N. Andover MA

This is a cooperative project with the Friends of Harold Parker. We'll be building a 40' long section of bridging on a new trail between NA32 and NA33.

Meeting location is Gate NA37 on Middleton Rd. and the trailhead we'll use.

Parking is at the Picnic Pavilion lot several hundred yards west on Middleton Rd.

Please come equipped with sturdy boots, work gloves, eye protection, water, snacks, bug spray, etc.

Tools will be provided, however some cordless drill/drivers might be welcomed if you have one.

Refreshments also provided at the end of the workday. Read more about North Shore NEMBA Harold Parker Trail Day

Chapter

North Shore

Trail

Event Leader

Dan Streeter
danstreeter@comcast.net

GBNEMBA Landlocked Forest Thursday Night Ride Series

Event Date

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Sep 27 2018 .
4/26/18 6:00pm

Come and join us for our Thursday night social ride at Landlocked Forest 

We will divide the group into different skill levels, advanced, intermediate and mellower groups going out each week. We have volunteer ride leaders that know the area and know how to lead a ride. No rider gets dropped.

We meet at the Estabrook Elementary School parking lot: 117 Grove Street, Lexington, MA

It's a great way to get out and meet fellow riders, learn about a great riding area and a great organization, and get in a good workout during the middle of the week. Read more about GBNEMBA Landlocked Forest Thursday Night Ride Series

Location

Landlocked Forest. Lexington, MA

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Intermediate

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Rick Forzese
7813075038

NS NEMBA Benefit Ride

Date

4/15/18 (All day)

Our good friend Leo Rosingnol is recovering from injuries that occurred mountain biking over the winter!

A poker ride will take place in Willowdale State Forest to benefit the Leo Recovery Fund.

$30.00 minimum donation lets you bike the trails of Willowdale State Forest. You'll find 5 playing cards in 5 different locations in the park. The best hand wins a prize!

The ride will start from 97 Pineswamp Road in Ipswich.

Pizza, live music, and fire pit to follow at Scott and Debi Merloni's yard.

You do not have to be a NEMBA member to attend. Read more about NS NEMBA Benefit Ride

Chapter

North Shore

Trail

Event Leader

Frank Lane
frank.lane@bostik.com

North Shore NEMBA Chapter Meeting

Date

6/19/18 (All day)

The next North Shore NEMBA chapter meeting will be on June 19th at the home of Lisa Cavaliers, and Tom Henry, 25 Allen Lane, Ipswich.
 
It's a quick ride to the trails of Willowdale from their house. Ride for all levels rolls at 6:00.
 
Meeting, refreshments, and swimming to follow ride. Come join the fun!
 
You do not have to be a member of NEMBA to attend.
 
Hope to see you on the 19th.

Chapter

North Shore

Trail

Event Leader

Frank Lane
frank.lane@bostik.com

GBNEMBA / DCR 2018 Toys for Tots Social and Kids Ride

Event Date

11/25/18 9:15am to 12:30pm

Come join GBNEMBA and DCR at our annual Toys for Tots ride and campfire social on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at DCR's Botume House in Stoneham, MA. In addition to an Adult ride we will also be leading our final 2018 Kids Ride. Both rides start at 9:30am. After the rides we will warm up around the campfire enjoying smores and hot beverages.

Please bring a new, unwrapped toy suitable for ages 0-2 or 9-12. Please no weapon-like toys or toys with food. 4 Woodland Road, Stoneham, MA Read more about GBNEMBA / DCR 2018 Toys for Tots Social and Kids Ride

Location

Middlesex Fells - DCR's Botume House

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Andrea Jones

Kids Mountain Bike Festival (GBNEMBA 2018 Kids Ride Series)

Event Date

10/14/18 9:00am to 1:00pm

Sunday, October 14

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
  • 12:30pm:  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.

GBNEMBA Kids Ride Series

  • May 6 - (Sunday) MBAS @Fells / Kids Ride
  • June 9 - (Saturday) Burlington Town Day @LLF / Kids Ride
  • July 15 - (Sunday) Kids Ice-cream Ride @GBF
  • Aug 18 - (Saturday) @Rock Meadow - Belmont
  • Sept 9 - (Sunday) MBAS @GBF/Kids ride **MVNEMBA**
  • Sept 15 - (Saturday) Ice-cream Reboot Kids Ride @Dow **Joint GB / NS NEMBA**
  • Oct 14 - (Sunday) Mountain Bike Kids Festival @Fells
  • Nov 25 - (Sunday) Toys for Tots / Kids Ride @Fell

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 Bike Festival (GBNEMBA 2018 Kids Ride Series)

Location

Middlesex Fells

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Andrea Jones

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