Northern CT

2016 Old Furnace Fun Ride

Date

7/17/16 9:00am to 2:00pm

Bring your legs for some "Old Furnace miles." For a small park, this place can pack a punch. Old Furnace State Park is one of the Quiet Corner's hidden gems. Challenging terrain, daunting climbs, daring rollers, cliff edge ridge lines, drops, kickers, crazy fun and more. 

The park has undergone some vast improvements made possible from the funds raised at our 2014 & 2015 Old Furnace Fun Rides. New bridges, new trails, new fun.
 
There will be intermediate and advance loop options.
 
Parking: Ross Pond Lot (Boat Launch)
 
9am - 11am Registration
 
*Helmets Required*
 
All loops will be marked for self guided rides or join a guided ride.
 
$10 Members
$15 Not Yet Members
 
15 & Under ride FREE
 
**All proceeds raised go toward trail maintenance.**

 

Find all event updates and announcements on Facebook.

Location

223 Ross Rd, Danielson, CT

Chapter

Quiet Corner

Trail

NW CT NEMBA Thursday Ride

Event Date

5/26/16 5:30pm
Let's do it all again this week. Last week we rolled 26 strong in 3 different groups. Can we top that this week? We plan on 3 groups again. This past Thursday, our leaders were pushed by their groups a bit beyond our mileage expectations for each group so let's reset our estimates to: Group A is 6-8 miles; Group 2 is 9-11 miles; and Group X is 11-13+ miles. No matter what group you feel most comfortable in this is still a no drop social ride. There will be a good mix of abilities on these rides, so don't let the "intermediate" label scare you off.

We'll be back at Sessions Woods WMA off of route 69 in Burlington this week. Let's meet at 5:30 and try to be rolling by 5:45-6:00.

If you're on the fence about going - Just do it! We have some fun loops planned again for this week!

Click here for directions: Sessions Woods WMA

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Location

Sessions Woods WMA

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Scott and Brian

NW CT NEMBA Kids/Family Ride

Event Date

5/29/16 10:00am
Our first Kids/Family ride of the season will be on May 29th. We'll be riding from Sessions Woods WMA in Burlington CT. Meet at 10am and we'll get rolling as soon as everyone is ready. Please respond if you're planning on coming so we know to wait for everyone. Participants should be able to ride a bike without training wheels, and, as always, everyone must wear a helmet. The pace will be slow, with plenty of stops for re-hydration and snacks. We'll ride 1-4 miles or so, depending on the group. The goal is to introduce children to the fun of riding bikes in the woods. No one will be left behind and we'll do our best to make sure that everyone has a good time! You do not have to be a NEMBA member to join the ride. Click here for directions: Sessions Woods WMA Please check back here, our Facebook event page, or via email (contact@nwctnemba.org) for updates on the ride location, or any changes to the time or date. Facebook event page Click here to join our mailing list

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Brian

NW CT NEMBA National Trails Day ride and demo

Event Date

6/5/16 9:00am to 2:00pm
Come out and celebrate the great MTB trails in Burlington, CT on National Trails Day! NW CT NEMBA will be hosting multiple group ride options for all abilities and flagged DIY routes.  Scott Bikes and Suburban Sports will be on hand with a host of bikes and gear to demo! We're still working on the details, but plan on there being a picnic of some sort during the event. Facebook Event Soccer Fields parking location on Google Maps Join our mailing list!

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice
Advanced-novice
Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate
Advanced
All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

NW CT NEMBA

NW CT NEMBA Thursday Ride

Event Date

5/19/16 5:30pm
We were completely blown away by the turn out at last Thursday's Ride After Work. That's probably the first time we've ever had one of these intermediate rides with so many people that we had to split up into three groups! We're going to be ready this week with three planned groups: Group A will be 6-7 miles; Group 2 will be 9-10 miles; and Group X will be 11-12+ miles. If you know ahead of time which group you'd like to ride in that will help get us out of the parking lot faster. As always this is an intermediate and up, no-drop ride. There will be a good mix of abilities on these rides, so don't let the "intermediate" label scare you off! This week we'll be starting at the Nassahegon Soccer Fields on PunchBrook Rd in Burlington. If you know you're going to make it, let us know and we'll wait for you. The weather looks good, so come on out and join us for a fun ride! Facebook Event Soccer Fields parking location on Google Maps Click here to join our mailing list

Location

Nassahegon Soccer Fields

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Advanced-novice
Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate
Advanced

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

NW CT NEMBA

NW CT NEMBA Harwinton Trail Work Day

Date

5/14/16 9:00am to 1:00pm

Tod will be leading a trail work day for NW CT NEMBA in Harwinton on May 14th. The focus of this work day is to extend the trail system started last year. There is a lot to do, so everyone who can make it out to help will be greatly appreciated! The day will begin at the cul-de-sac on the southern end of the Harwinton sports fields, at 9am. If you're unfamiliar with the area you can get to the sports fields by turning onto Bentley Drive off of route 118 in Harwinton. Follow Bentley Drive all the way past the town hall, where you'll see the sports fields. We'll be meeting at the other end, so drive on through until you reach the cul-de-sac. Please wear sturdy shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. You should bring water, work gloves, bug spray, and a snack. If you have a Rake, Pruners, Rogue Hoe, McLeod, Pick Mattock, or any other hand tools suitable for building trails you are welcome to bring those as well. Click here for the Facebook event Click here to join our mailing list

Location

Harwinton Sports Complex

Chapter

Northwest CT

Event Leader

Tod
contact@nwctnemba.org

NW CT NEMBA Ride

Event Date

4/27/16 5:15pm
Scott and I will be getting a jump on the weekly Thursday rides this week. We'll be meeting at the soccer fields at around 5:15 with plans to get rolling around 5:30. The pace and distance will depend on who comes out. My guess is there's several others, like me, who aren't quite in "intermediate" level shape yet this season. If that's the case we can have a mellower ride, or split into 2 rides. I'm looking to ride around 10 miles, but we'll see how it plays out. As always, this is a no drop ride, we're here to have fun! We're more interested in getting people out to ride, than we are putting labels and restrictions, just do it! You do not have to be a NEMBA member to join our rides. The start time is somewhat flexible. I'm trying to make the most of the available day light, but we can start later if needed. Just let us know if you're coming for sure and we'll wait for you. Facebook Event Soccer Fields parking location on Google Maps

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Intermediate

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Brian

FC NEMBA April Beginner Skills Clinic & Ride

Event Date

4/4/16 6:00pm to 4/25/16 6:00pm
IMBA certified instructor Paula Burton will be running a four week session for beginners to develop their skills, gain confidence on the trail, and most of all, have fun on the bike. Instruction will be at own pace and individualized. Please contact Paula to confirm start time. Class will be held in Southbury, at Class Cycles and George Waldo SP. Flat pedals highly recommended. Monday April 4 Topics body position, breaking Monday April 11 Topics cornering, front wheel lift Ride on trail, uphill and downhill techniques Monday April 18 Log and rock overs Monday April 21 Advanced techniques - rollers, technical features, rock gardens

Location

Waldo

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Paula Burton

NW CT NEMBA Kids & Family Rides

Date

5/22/16 (All day) to 9/25/16 (All day)

NW CT NEMBA will be hosting a series of Kids and Family rides on the fourth Sunday of every month from May through September.

The locations will vary, but last minute details will be available on our Facebook page.

We'll meet at 10am and we'll get rolling as soon as everyone is ready. Please respond if you're planning on coming so we know to wait for everyone.

Participants should be able to ride a bike without training wheels, and, as always, everyone must wear a helmet. The pace will be slow, with plenty of stops for re-hydration and snacks. We'll ride 1-3 miles or so, depending on the group.

You do not have to be a NEMBA member to join the ride. Read more about NW CT NEMBA Kids & Family Rides

Chapter

Central CT Fairfield County Northwest CT

Event Leader

NW CT NEMBA
contact@nwctnemba.org

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