Northern CT

Quiet Corner NEMBA Ride in the New Year

Event Date

1/1/18 (All day)

Quiet Corner NEMBA will be holding its 4th Annual Ride In The New Year starting from 22 Potter Rd, Hampton, CT.

This is an intermediate and up group ride. We will break into various paced groups if needed.

The ride willl start at Noon. Late breaking details will be posted to this Facebook Page.

Dress for cold weather.  :-) Read more about Quiet Corner NEMBA Ride in the New Year

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate
Advanced

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Stacey Jimenez

Submit Comments to Support Connecticut Mountain Biking

Friday, December 15, 2017

Action Alert – Mountain Bikers should Submit Comments Supporting Mountain Biking and More Trail Access to Connecticut’s Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)

 

Comments must be submitted by Friday, December 28th.

 

Email comments to: deep.scorp@ct.gov

Mail comments to: DEEP SCORP c/o Doug Jann, Environmental Analyst, Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, 79 Elm Street Hartford, CT 06106.

Connecticut’s Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) provides a five-year plan and vision for outdoor recreation. As such, it’s important for mountain biking to be highlighted and promoted in the plan where it is severely lacking at this time. We urge NEMBA members and riders at large to send in comments supporting mountain biking and increased multi-use trail development and access for bikes.

In order to help you submit comments, we are providing a few bullet points you can copy and paste into your response or incorporate into your own words:

1) Increase and improve on the quality of the singletrack trail inventory in the Connecticut state park system. Trail-based recreation needs a larger inventory of quality multi-use trails throughout the state. Increased funding for trail development is important. However, it is equally important to increase the partnerships with trail advocacy organizations, such as NEMBA, to create and maintain new multi-use singletrack trail opportunities.

2) Increase the multi-use singletrack trail connectivity between DEEP Forests and Parks, municipal and private land trusts properties, and water company lands. i.e.: Burlington area trails can be used to interconnect different singletrack trail networks.

3) Create and expand long distance commuter trails that connect different communities and multi-use trail systems to promote environmentally friendly commuting and expand upon economical impacts from trail users. Trails, such as the Airline Trail, Hop River Trail, Richard Goodwin Trail are important connectors to build upon.

4) Increase accessibility for mountain biking on multi-use trails through improved parking lots and trail marking/mapping for trail systems. Modernize and increase wayfinding technology by creating supporting mobile map apps and improving signage and maps. Work on signage that works for all trail users.

5) Increase promotion of outdoor recreation, outdoor events and partner organizations on DEEP’s website to increase local trail use and trail use tourism. Work with NEMBA to identify trail systems that are mountain biking friendly and to promote multi-use trail development across town lines. Read more about Submit Comments to Support Connecticut Mountain Biking

Fairfield County NEMBA Opt Outside Trail Care & Ride

Date

11/24/17 (All day)

Opt Outside and ride instead of standing in line at the mall! The Fairfield County NEMBA (New England Mountain Biking Association) is hosting a trail ride at Huntington State Park.
 
We will start with some trail work and finish with a ride on the Stratocaster trail. Don't forget to bring clothes to keep you warm and get messy in, sturdy shoes, gloves, and water for trail work.
 
If you are planning on riding, bring your own mountain bike (at least front suspension) in proper working order, water for the ride, and a helmet.
 
November 24th - 8:45am - 1pm  at Huntington State Park - 50-80 Sunset Hill Rd, Redding, CT 06896

Chapter

Fairfield County

Trail

Event Leader

Ryan Tucker
rrtucker@gmail.com

Fairfield County NEMBA Bike Swap

Date

11/18/17 (All day)

You! On the mountain bike! The 2nd kinda-semi-annual FCNemba Bike Swap is Saturday Nov 18, 2017 at the fabulous Aspetuck Brew Lab (Link3389 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06605 from 1-5
 
The swap is a great place to get amazing deals on new and used bikes, bike parts, apparel, bags and vintage bike items. The swap is FREE for everyone to buy or sell at. Arrive early for the best selection! We're working on having food available for purchase and, of course, ABL is one of the finest brew labs in the area and has supported our Thirsty Thursday Troutbrook rides over the summer.
 
If you're planning to bring your stuff to swap or sell, we'd advise getting there around 12 or 12:30. For more information, call Gunnar at 917-626-6150. Tell your friends.
 
Easy Details:
Saturday, November 18th - 12ish-5ish
Aspetuck Brew Lab
Bridgeport, CT 06605 
Easy access from I-95

Chapter

Fairfield County

Event Leader

Gunnar Waldman
Gunnar.waldman@gmail.com

Quiet Corner NEMBA "Walktober" Ride @ Goodwin SF

Event Date

Repeats every 2 weeks until Sat Oct 21 2017 .
10/7/17 (All day)

Mountain Bike Ride at Goodwin State Forest, All levels welcome.


October 7 & 21. Please plan to be ready to ride at 9AM

Quiet Corner NEMBA will lead guided mountain bike rides through Goodwin State Forest’s trails in Hampton, CT. These rides are open to all levels.

Groups will be divided to cater to various experience levels.

All are welcome. Bike, helmet required.

Part of The Last Green Valley “Walktober” event. See www.tlgv.org for full brochure.

 

The rides will start at Pine Acres Lake, 23 Potter Rd Hampton CT. Read more about Quiet Corner NEMBA "Walktober" Ride @ Goodwin SF

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Stacey Jimenez

NW CT NEMBA - Trumbull Ride

Event Date

9/16/17 10:00am

NW CT NEMBA is taking a field trip to Trumbull (Indian Ledge Park), Saturday, 9/16. 
Intermediate/Advanced ride due to the terrain - a lot of rocks and features to play on (rollers, drops, etc.) - not the speed.
Expect to be out anywhere from 2-3 hours, depending on group size and time spent on various features.
Protective gear (elbow pads, knee pads) recommended for those who have never ridden Trumbull (lots of rocks that can sneak up on you when you're not familiar with the lines...not to comfy if you eat it...).

We will be meeting in the commuter parking lot on Park Street (Route 25 and Daniels Farm Road, Exit 9 off of Route 25). Here are the GPS coordinates: 41.25236277 -73.20073556.

All other NEMBA groups (if you are a member of our FB page, too, and see this) are welcome - especially the Fairfield County Folks - would love to have you!

Facebook Event Read more about NW CT NEMBA - Trumbull Ride

Location

Park St Commuter Lot, Trumbull

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate
Advanced

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Quiet Corner NEMBA 2108 Old Furnace Fun Ride

Date

9/9/18 (All day)

Our annual Old Furnace Fun Ride will be held Sunday, September 9th. 

This state park seems small on paper, but packs a punch as a twisty, hilly, technical favorite… Bring your legs and log some "Old Furnace miles" featuring challenging terrain, daunting climbs, daring rollers, cliff edge ridge lines (with great views when you stop to catch your breath), plenty of features, crazy fun and more. 

Don’t let its challenging reputation sway you, an advance
beginner can have just as much fun here. There will be a short and long loop option. 

Old Furnace State Park is one of the Quiet Corner's hidden gems and has undergone vast improvements made possible from the funds raised at our 2014-2016 Old Furnace Fun Rides.

Parking at Ross Pond lot.

Registration starts at 9am
Post ride grub 11:30am

$10 - NEMBA Members
$15 Not Yet Members

FREE to anyone who joins NEMBA as a NEW member at the ride. 
15 & under FREE Read more about Quiet Corner NEMBA 2108 Old Furnace Fun Ride

Location

Danielson, CT

Chapter

Quiet Corner

Trail

Event Leader

Stacey Jimenez
quietcornernemba@gmail.com

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

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