Northern CT

NW CT NEMBA Take a Kid Mountain Biking Event

Event Date

7/16/17 (All day)
Take a Kid Mountain Biking at Cowles Park!

July 16th 
11am

The Bike Shop welcomes all local riders to come out for a fun day on their bikes with the kids. Here is everything you need to know:
Registration in advance is appreciated
Be sure to bring a bike and full water bottle
Meeting place is Cowles parking lot 
Wheels roll at 11am
Parents are encouraged to ride too but not required!
Waiver form is required before riding

This is a great opportunity for you to pass your passion for pedaling on to kids. Plan to go mountain biking on July 16th and bring a kid along for the ride!

We will meet in the Cowles parking lot in East Granby. (RTE 187 just south of Hatchett hill Rd.)
Groups will be split into categories depending on age and riding abilities. Group 1 will ride Exhibition and Inside Job. 
Group 2 will stick to the original Cowles yellow trail loop (all doubletrack). 
Group 3 will ride the entire Taj Mahal loop which includes Exhibition and Inside Job, a total of 5miles.

Children will receive an event T-Shirt, sizes are limited so be sure to register early. 

Snacks and water for after the ride will be provided in the parking lot. 

Please contact us by 7/12 if your child will need to borrow a bike! 

We are currently seeking interested participants (Kids and Adults) as well as volunteers for all aspects of the event.

For more information please contact Emily at: Emkathryn@yahoo.com

Location

Cowels Park, Granby CT

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Emily

NW CT NEMBA Scott Bikes, Singletrack and Sausage - Take II

Date

5/21/17 9:00am to 3:00pm

Let's try this again with better weather! Suburban Sports and Scott Bikes are once again bringing in the demo vans with latest linup of bikes for test rides. It's stacking up to be a spectacular Sunday to slide over to the Soccer Fields, demo a Scott bike, enjoy some super singletrack on Stone Road, slay the Surveyor Trail and return to the trailhead for a smorgasborg of savory sauasage hot off the grill.

Check out the Facebook event to let us know if you're coming, or for updates:
https://www.facebook.com/events/726547270851736
 

Location

Nassahegon Soccer Fields - 222 Punch Brook Rd, Burlington, CT 06013-1834, United States

Chapter

Northwest CT

Event Leader

Jon
contact@nwctnemba.org

NW CT NEMBA Weekly Intermediate Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Sep 07 2017 .
6/1/17 5:30pm
Scott and Brian will be leading intermediate rides on Thursday nights starting June 1st. Ride length and intensity will vary depending on who shows up that week. Rides may also be split into 2 or more groups to accommodate different levels of ability and/or interest. Rides are somewhat technical and are typically 8-10 miles depending on the group and the amount of daylight. We try to be back to the parking lot before dark, but if you have lights it would be a good idea to bring them just in case. Plan to arrive by 5:30pm, the aim is to get rolling by 5:45pm. Please let us know if you plan on making it to the ride, so the group can start as soon as everyone gets there.

As uaual we'll be alternating ride locations between the Nassahegon Soccer Fields and the Sessions Woods WMA areas.  As we did last year; we'll be throwing in some other locations to the mix as well.  Keep an eye on FB, our website, and/or our mailing list for details on different locations including Harwinton, Nepaug, Burr Pond, and who knows where else. The first week we'll be starting at the Soccer Fields, and will be switching every week from there unless announced otherwise. 

If you're unfamiliar with the parking location you can use the following addresses in your GPS:
Soccer Fields: 273 Punch Brook Rd Burlington CT 06013
Sessions Woods WMA: 341 Milford Street (Rte 69) Burlington, CT 06013

NW CT NEMBA Facebook Page
NW CT NEMBA Mailing List
Soccer Fields parking location on Google Maps
Sessions Woods WMA parking location on Google Maps

Location

Varries

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate
Advanced

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Scott and Brian

NW CT NEMBA All Levels Social Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Aug 28 2017 .
6/5/17 5:30pm

Margie and Dennis will be leading all levels social rides on Monday nights starting June 5th. These rides will cater to less experience riders, but the group may split into multiple rides of varying levels to suit the abilities/interests of those who show up. Plan to arrive by 5:30pm, the aim is to get rolling by 5:45pm. Please let us know if you plan on making it to the ride, so the group can start as soon as everyone gets there.

We'll be alternating ride locations between the Nassahegon Soccer Fields and the Sessions Woods WMA areas, starting with the Soccer Fields on June 5th. Keep an eye out on Facebook, our website, or our newsletter as we also plan on adding rides to other locations into the mix this year.

Check here, our Facebook page, or email us for updates and cancellations. If you're unfamiliar with the parking location you can use the following addresses in your GPS:
Soccer Fields: 273 Punch Brook Rd Burlington CT 06013
Sessions Woods WMA: 341 Milford Street (Rte 69) Burlington, CT 06013

NW CT NEMBA Facebook Page
NW CT NEMBA Mailing List
Soccer Fields parking location on Google Maps
Sessions Woods WMA parking location on Google Maps Read more about NW CT NEMBA All Levels Social Ride

Location

Varries

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice
Advanced-novice
All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Margie and Dennis

Quiet Corner NEMBA Fun Ride at Goodwin State Forest

Date

6/3/17 9:00am


The Quiet Corner chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association will host the annual Goodwin Fun Ride at 9 a.m. June 3 at Goodwin State Forest, 23 Potter Road, Hampton.

A guided beginner group ride will begin at 10 a.m., and a potluck cookout will be held at 12:30 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs, buns and cheese will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to share, beverages and condiments.

Cost is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers and free for ages 15 and younger. Helmets are required for riders.

Registration fees will assist female Quiet Corner riders to attend the NEMBA Women’s Mountain Bike Summit at Kingdom Trails in Vermont this August.

More information will be found on this Facebook Page. Read more about Quiet Corner NEMBA Fun Ride at Goodwin State Forest

Location

Goodwin State Forest, 23 Potter Road, Hampton

Chapter

Quiet Corner

Trail

Event Leader

Stacey Jimenez
quietcornernemba@gmail.com

NW CT NEMBA SIngletracks Sausages & Bikes Demo Day

Date

5/13/17 (All day)

NW CT NEMBA, Suburban Sports and Scott Bikes are once again bringing in the demo vans with latest linup of bikes for test rides.

It's stacking up to be a spectacular Saturday to slide over to the Soccer Fields at the Nassahegan Recreational Complex, demo a Scott bike, enjoy some super singletrack on Stone Road, slay the Surveyor Trail and return to the trailhead for a smorgasborg of savory sauasage hot off the grill.

This is a free event.  Hope to see you there.  

Location

Burlington, CT

Chapter

Northwest CT

Event Leader

Jonathan Regan
jonr@nwctnemba.org

FC NEMBA Trail Care Day

Date

9/9/17 8:45am

Please lend a hand if you ride at Mianus, Wilton Woods, Bennett’s/Hemlock Hills, Troutbrook, Huntington, Trumbull, Waldo. Select Saturdays 8.45-12 PM, often followed by a ride.  

The specific park and meeting location to be determined. Contact the event leader for details.

Location

Mianus, Wilton Woods, Bennett’s, Troutbrook, Huntington, Trumbull, Waldo

Chapter

Fairfield County

Event Leader

Dave Francefort
dfrancefort@gmail.com

NEMBA Trail School South, Oxford CT

Date

5/20/17 (All day)


NEMBA's Trail School South -- Saturday May 20th, 2017

Registration is now open for our one-day course in how to design, construct and maintain great singletrack. The first 30 people to register will be given a complimentary trail building textbook from IMBA, IMBA's Trail Solutions.

Registration is now over for this event -- Sorry!

This course is perfect for riders, trail enthusiasts, land stewards and land managers interested in learning about what makes for sustainable, enjoyable trails and how to take care of them.

The course will include classroom presentations on the best practices of trail building and maintenance in the morning, followed by hands-on trail building clinics in the afternoon.

Coffee, snacks and lunch will be included, and there will also be an option to purchase IMBA's trailbuilding textbook, IMBA Trail Solutions.

The cost is $20.  Please bring a check for $40 if you wish to purchace IMBA's book, Trail Solutions: IMBA's Guide to Building Sweet Singletrack.

The course will take place at Rockhouse Hill Sanctuary, managed by the Oxford Land Trust, located about 45 minutes southwest of Hartford and 30 minutes northwest of New Haven.
 

Location

Oxford CT

Chapter

Central CT Fairfield County Northwest CT Quiet Corner Southeastern CT NEMBA

Event Leader

Philip Keyes
pk@nemba.org
800-576-3622

QC NEMBA Winter Women's Clinics

Event Date

Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Mar 29 2017 .
1/25/17 6:30pm to 8:30pm
OK ladies, in efforts to stay connected to each other and our bikes during the winter months, the chapter in conjunction with Danielson Adventure Sports at 21 Furnace St. Danielson, CT has set up a series of weekly women's clinics.

Many of these will be hands-on clinics, so be sure to check each week's event post for details regarding that week's clinic topic and what you will need to bring.

More information and discussion is on this Facebook Page.

BYO refreshements!

1/25 - Bike cleaning & safety check
2/1 - Nutritional Supplements
2/8 - Winter Riding Gear Must Haves
2/15 - Strength Training & Stretching
2/22 - Suspension setup 
3/1 - What's in your pack - Essential items 
3/8 - Rollers v Trainers 
3/15 - Tire Maintenance & Repairs (tubes and tubeless)
3/22 - Emergency Fixes to get you out of the woods
3/29 - Grand Finale Special

Location

Danielson Adventure Sports

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Stacey Jimenez
860-230-1237

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