Northeast MA

NSNEMBA Toys For Tots Ride and Chapter Meeting

Date

12/4/16 10:00am to 4:00pm

Chapter Meeting and Toys for Tots Ride 12/4/2016

The North Shore chapter will be holding it’s final group ride and chapter meeting on Sunday December 4th, at Scott and Debi Merloni’s house.

The Merloni’s live at 97 Pineswamp Road, Ipswich MA 01934. They are adjacent to Willowdale State Forest, so we can access the trails from their house.

Please bring a unwrapped gift for toys for tots.

The ride is scheduled to start at 10:00am with the Chapter meeting and cook out to follow at 2:00pm

All chapter members are encouraged, and welcome to attend both ride and meeting. The ride is for all! and we will break into groups if need be, to accommodate different ride paces.

Meeting agenda:

    Wicked Ride follow up and results
      2016 financial review
          2017 plans
            Nomination, and election of officers for 2017

            Location

            Willowdale State Forest

            Chapter

            North Shore

            Trail

            Event Leader

            Andrea Jones
            atj973@hotmail.com

            GBNEMBA/DCR Toys for Tots Social Ride / Kid's Ride and Campfire Social

            Event Date

            11/29/15 10:00am to 2:00pm

            Come join GBNEMBA and DCR at our annual Toys for Tots ride and campfire social on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at DCR's Botume House in Stoneham, MA. New this year in addition to our social ride we will lead a Kid's Ride. Both rides start at 10am. 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

            Also, DCR is running a canned food drive - please feel free to bring something to contribute to this, too! Thanks! Read more about GBNEMBA/DCR Toys for Tots Social Ride / Kid's Ride and Campfire Social

            Location

            Middlesex Fells

            Chapter

            State

            Massachusetts

            Ride Level

            Novice
            Advanced-novice

            Ride Types

            Ride Style

            XC

            Ride Leader Name

            Andrea Jones

            GB NEMBA Lynn Woods Ride

            Event Date

            Repeats every 4 weeks every Saturday 3 times .
            6/11/16 (All day)
            Event Dates: June 11, July 9 and August 6 2016.
             
            Join GB and NSNEMBA for a ride at Lynn Woods led by Hank. Meet at the Ballfield Lot at 9:00 AM.  (https://goo.gl/maps/t6pj9dgLhxq)
             
            The ride is no-drop and social but will likely be out for 2-3 hours at an intermediate pace. It will be a xc ride with some technical sections. 

            Location

            Lynn Woods

            Chapter

            State

            Massachusetts

            Ride Level

            Intermediate

            Ride Types

            Ride Style

            XC

            Ride Leader Name

            Hank Kells

            KIDS RIDE - Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Ride at Great Brook Farm SP

            Event Date

            9/13/15 10:15am to 11:30am
            Come join MVNEMBA for a Kids’ Ride at the Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Ride at Great Brook Farm SP on Sunday September 13th. 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 ride begins at 10:15 and will go between 2-3 miles depending on group. For more information about the day including directions, please visit http://www.nemba.org/events/kona-bicycles-mtb-adventure-ride-great-brook....

            Chapter

            State

            Massachusetts

            Ride Level

            Beginner
            Novice
            Advanced-novice

            Ride Types

            Ride Style

            XC

            Ride Leader Name

            Barry Moore

            NSNEMBA Fall planning meeting

            Date

            8/13/15 5:00pm

            The North Shore chapter of NEMBA will be holding a Fall planning meeting on Thursday August 13th.

            There is several trail projects, and the Wicked Ride of the East to discuss. The meeting will be held at the home of Andy Sherman.

            Andy’s address is 25 Wethersfield Drive Andover MA. The 5:00 ride will leave from Andy’s house, and access the trails of Harold Parker,

            The 6:00 ride will be the normal chapter ride out of the Jenkins lot. The meeting will take place at 7:30 and riders from both rides are welcome to attend the meeting. Food and drinks will be provided!

            See you there! Read more about NSNEMBA Fall planning meeting

            Location

            North Andover

            Chapter

            North Shore

            Trail

            Event Leader

            Frank Lane
            prez@nsnemba.org

            Northeast MA

            Beverly Commons

            190 Greenwood Ave
            Beverly  Massachusetts  01915
            United States

            Easy

            30%

            Moderate

            50%

            Difficult

            20%

            Description

            Beverly Commons, commonly known as “Greenwood” among area mountain bikers, has great technical riding and a remote felling for a place so surrounded by civilization. At only 126 acres you’d think that there wouldn’t be enough riding here to make it worthwhile. But if you did, you’d be wrong.

            Though tightly packed the trails meander through the woods through high ground and low, some difficult and others smooth and flowy. With few exceptions all of the trails are just as much fun in both directions.

            About those low areas. North Shore NEMBA has been working hard to avoid boggy areas, building bridges and doing minor trail re-alignments. Beverly Commons has a lot of vernal pools and efforts have been made to steer clear of them.

            In 2014 NS NEMBA, working with the town, built a sizable new trail. It consists of a dry loop on the east side of the Commons where an existing trail made an extended tour through a swamp. The new trail was designed to be rocky, wild and challenging. There was a considerable amount of tread work done to insure that the trail wouldn’t degrade over time. It’s a prime example of trail building best practices.

            The best place to park is at the end of Greenwood Ave at the trailhead.  Parking along Greenwood is also available but please respect the neighbors driveways, mailboxes, etc.

            How did Beverly Commons come to exist in this heavily developed area? It appears that the name goes back to colonial times when it was used as a transportation route between north shore communities such as Salem and Gloucester. Like many other “common” lands it was an important source of firewood, lumber, building stones and was used as a common pasture for cows and sheep. Until population pressure and land clearing drove them away it was used by area hunters to stock their larders with deer, moose, cottontail rabbits, turkeys and other edible game.

            Much as the early settlers did you’ll enjoy Beverly Commons. Though you’re ‘game’ will be the hunt of trails rather than food for your table.
             

            Local Shops

            Bicycle Shop of Topsfield

            Cycle Loft

            Seaside Cycle

            Pedalin' Fools Mobile Bicycle Services

            Links to Relevant Resources

            NSNEMBA: Trail Work at Beverly Commons

            Date

            6/7/15 8:30am to 2:00pm

            Project is a new trail bridge. Parking is on Greenwood Ave./Stone Ridge Rd. parking area. It’s a 15 minute walk to the work location.

            We will be dropping the lumber and tools off not far away on the side of Route 128.  Long pants, sturdy shoes/boots, work gloves, water, and snacks are recommended.

            We have plenty of tools but you can bring your own. Lunch will be provided. A ride to follow is likely weather permitting. Only a heavy rain may cause a cancellation. Contact Dan at or 9786188596 for more details.

            Location

            Beverly Commons

            Chapter

            North Shore

            Event Leader

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

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