Northeast MA

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

NSNEMBA Trail Work at Harold Parker State Forest

Date

5/31/15 8:30am to 2:00pm

[Note: date change]

Project is repairing, replacing, and adding bridging in several locations. Parking is at the Jenkins Rd. parking lot.  We will split up into groups and walk or carpool to the work locations. We may be joined by volunteers from the Andover Trails Committee.
 
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

Harold Parker State Forest

Chapter

North Shore

Trail

Event Leader

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

NS NEMBA Willowdale Novice Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Sep 18 2017 .
5/1/17 (All day)

North Shore NEMBA will be hosting an introductory level ride every Monday through September. The ride meets at 280 Ipswich Rd. in Topsfield.

This ride is at the same time an place as NS NEMBA's Monday Intermediate level ride. In other words - we divide up into groups.

Willowdale State Forest is one of the most enjoyable places to ride in our area and we use these rides to show off our favorite trails.

All NS NEMBA rides are non-drop and all members or prospective members are welcome. Please try to be there well before 6:00 PM so that we can get the ride going on time. 

Contact the ride leader for directions or more information.  Read more about NS NEMBA Willowdale Novice Ride

Location

Ipswich

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice
Advanced-novice

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Fred White

NS NEMBA WIllowdale Intermediate Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Sep 25 2017 .
5/1/17 (All day)

North Shore NEMBA will be hosting an intermediate level ride every Monday through September.

Willowdale State Forest is one of the most enjoyable places to ride in our area and we use these rides to show off our favorite trails.

All NS NEMBA rides are non-drop and all members or prospective members are welcome. Please try to be there well before 6:00 PM so that we can get the ride going on time. The ride meets at 280 Ipswich Rd. in Topsfield.

This ride is at the same time an place as NS NEMBA's Monday Introductory level ride. In other words - we divide up into groups.

Contact the ride leader for directions or more information. 

Location

Topsfield, MA

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Intermediate

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Frank Lane

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