Northern ME

NEMBA Trail School North, Auburn ME

Date

5/20/17 (All day)


Register by Wednesday May 17th for NEMBA Trail School North in Auburn ME on Saturday, May 20th.

Registration is over for this event --j 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 in Auburn, and we'll be doing the hands-on clinics at Mt. Apatite.

Location

Auburn, ME

Trail

Event Leader

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

Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Ride in the Carrabassett Valley

Date

9/23/17 9:00am to 4:00pm

CR NEMBA invites you to the Kona MTB Adventure Series ride on Saturday, September 23, at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. Come ride the epic trails of the Carrabassett Valley during peak foliage. Join us for riding fun followed by complimentary beverages courtesy of Baxter Brewing Company as well as burgers and hot dogs. We’d welcome anyone bringing along a pot-luck side to add to the feast. We hope you’ll stay for our informal annual meeting.

Riding:

Riders of all abilities are welcome and invited. There will be guided rides as outlined below, as well as self-guided routes clearly marked for those who wish to venture on their own. Ride Guides will show you the trail system with riders of similar ability with an emphasis on having fun and connecting with fellow riders.

Who is Invited:

Anyone with or without a bike, from the Valley or beyond, and current NEMBA members and soon to be members who want to be introduced to the trail network and CRNEMBA, to just ride the trails, or most importantly, to have some fun!

Bike Rentals:

There will be a limited number of bike rentals available from Carrabassett Valley Bike. Contact Bob Ash at 207-671-3560. 

End of Season Party:

the party to begin when you return from your afternoon ride, about 4:00ish with complimentary beverages. Grilling of hot dogs and burgers will begin as soon as folks are ready to eat! Food will be available at the Outdoor Center, again free to all riders and guests. Potluck is welcomed.

Annual Meeting: (6:30-7:30PM)

Please join us for an informal meeting with CRNEMBA Board members to learn what we are doing, our relationship with the Carrabassett Valley Trails, and to ask questions and share your hopes and wants for CRNEMBA.

Registration:

will be available at the CRNEMBA tent at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, beginning at 9:00 AM. Each rider will be required to sign a liability waiver. Fees are as follows:

CRNEMBA or NEMBA members from any other chapter: $10/person suggested donation

Non-members: $25/person

New Chapter Memberships: $35/individual; $45/family. New members will ride for free!

The goal for this event includes a celebration of our bike community and further recruitment of members. Thanks to the remarkable support we receive from our members, volunteers, sponsors, and partners, our free-to-ride trail network will continue to expand! As is always the practice for CRNEMBA, financial proceeds will be directed towards further development of CRNEMBA and the trail system we are creating with our partners.

Ride Schedule:

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Expert Ride

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Advanced Ride

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Intermediate Ride

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Inter-mellow Ride

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Beginner Ride

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Advanced Ride

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Intermediate Ride

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Beginner Ride

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Location

Carrabassett Valley, ME

Chapter

Carrabassett Region

Trail

Event Leader

Peter Smith
psmithconsult@roadrunner.com

Carrabassett Region TrailFest 2016

Date

8/19/16 5:00pm to 8/22/16 1:30pm

Carrabassett Valley TrailFest 2016!
 
Time is growing near for CR NEMBA’s Fourth Annual NEMBA TrailFest. We will be teaming up with Maine Huts and Trails (MH&T) to bring an outstanding work, ride, eat and stay experience to our friends from all over New England again this year. The dates are August 19th, 20th and 21st.
 
The Digs and Grub
Volunteers are the guests of Maine Huts & Trails who will be providing the food and their fully staffed Stratton Brook “Hut” at no cost. This “Hut” is a million dollar, self-sufficient facility in the wilderness on a hill with sweeping views and includes, bunk houses, composting toilets, showers and a full service commercial kitchen. Participants will have free lodging on Friday and Saturday nights August 21stnd & 22nd. MH&T will be providing dinner on Friday night, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. See below for Bonus extended stay discount pricing option!
 
If you are not familiar with Maine Huts & Trails visit their website http://www.mainehuts.org/our-huts/stratton-brook while there, and check out the Stratton Brook Hut.
 
The Dirt
 
There are several projects we are looking at for this year’s event. The specific project has not yet been determined but be not afraid, there is a lot going on in Carrabassett Valley and we will have something rewarding for everyone to do. We will be updating participants as this portion of the event further develops.
 
The Plan
  • Friday, August 19th - Arrive in Carrabassett Valley and ride your bike to Stratton Brook Hut for dinner at 7:00 pm and camp fire fun. If you would like a gear shuttle, your bag must be at the Outdoor Center by 6:30
  • Saturday, August 20th  - breakfast at 7:30AM at Stratton Brook Hut;
trail work 8:30AM – 2:30PM (lunch served on the trail), back to the hut for a ride at 3:30PM; dinner at 7:00PM followed by Live Music. Beer and wine will be available for sale through MH&T
  • Sunday, August 21st   – breakfast 7:30AM; trail work 8:30AM – 1:00PM (lunch served on the trail), back to the hut for a ride.
 
The Call to Action
Please RSVP ASAP! We are expecting a tremendous turn out and space is limited. Bunks will be first come (RSVP) first serve.
 
RSVP NEMBA TrailFest required. Please contact David at dhughes@carrabassett.NEMBA.org to RSVP or with any questions.
 
IMPORTANT!
  • If you are planning to attend but not staying overnight at the hut, please let us know if you are planing to join us for any of the meals and if so, which ones, so we can plan the food purchases accordingly. If you are staying at the hut we will assume you are joining us for all the meals unless you tell us differently.
  • Due to liquor law challenges. We will not be able to provide free beer. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at the hut through MH&T. There will be keg of beer that will be specially priced for TrailFest participants. If you BYOB, MH&T asks that you consume in your bunkroom.
 
The Bonus
Maine Huts & Trails is offering a special rate to stay for one night (Sunday @ 25% discount) or two nights (Sun and Monday @ 50% discount) to NEMBA TrailFest participants who worked the Saturday and Sunday of the event.
 
RSVP Extended stay required. Please call MH&T reservations team at 207-265-2400 and tell them you are part of the event.
 
 
Thanks,
 
Dave Hughes (CR NEMBA Event Coordinator)
Peter Smith (CR NEMBA President)
Charlie Woodworth (MH&T Executive director)
Josh Tauses (CR NEMBA Trail Boss)
Jason Cooke (MH&T Trail Manager)
Sarah Pine (Huts Manager)
CR NEMBA board and members
Maine Huts and Trails and members
Town of Carrabassett Valley and citizens
And mountain bikers everywhere!
 
 

Location

Stratton Brook Hut, Carrabassett Valley ME

Chapter

Carrabassett Region

Trail

Event Leader

David Hughes
hughes@carrabassett.NEMBA.org

TrailFest @ the Carrabassett Valley 2015

Date

8/21/15 9:00am to 8/23/15 3:00pm

CR NEMBA is planning another NEMBA TrailFest with Maine Huts & Trails in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. It will be held August 21 - 23 2015.

The Digs and Grub

Volunteers are the guests of Maine Huts & Trails who will be providing the food and their fully staffed Stratton Brook “Hut” at no cost. This “Hut” is a million dollar, self-sufficient facility in the wilderness on a hill with sweeping views and includes, bunk houses, composting toilets, showers and a full service commercial kitchen. Participants will have free lodging on Friday and Saturday nights August 21 & 22. Included meals are dinner on Friday night, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and Breakfast and lunch on Sunday. See below for Bonus extended stay discount pricing option!

If you are not familiar with Maine Huts & Trails visit their website http://www.mainehuts.org/, while there, check out the Stratton Brook Hut.

The Dirt

We will be continuing work on the Oak Knoll trail which when complete, will connect the town’s Narrow Gauge rail trail and the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center to Maine Huts & Trails Stratton Brook Hut. CR NEMBA, the Town of Carrabassett Valley and Maine Huts & Trails together are funding the construction of the remaining 2.5 +/- miles. This is the trail we broke ground on at last year’s event and we hope to complete it this building season. Maine Huts & Trails is committed to improving the mountain bike experience on their trail system. The Oak Knoll trail promises to be its crown jewel and a symbol of the partnership of the groups making it possible.

The Plan
• Friday, August 21st - Arrive in Carrabassett Valley and ride your bike to Stratton Brook Hut for dinner at 7:00 pm and camp fire fun. If you would like a gear shuttle, your bag must be at the Outdoor Center by 6:30
• Saturday, August 22nd   - breakfast at 7:30AM at Stratton Brook Hut;
trail work 8:30AM – 2:30PM (lunch served on the trail), back to the hut for a ride at 3:30PM; dinner at 7:00PM followed by Live Music and Beer.
• Sunday, August 23rd – breakfast 7:30AM; trail work 8:30AM – 1:00PM (lunch served on the trail), back to the hut for a ride

The Bonus

Maine Huts & Trails is offering a special rate to stay for one night (Sunday @ 25% discount) or two nights (Sun and Monday @ 50% discount) to NEMBA TrailFest participants who worked the Saturday and Sunday of the event.

The Call to Action

Please RSVP ASAP! We are expecting a tremendous turn out. There are a limited number of bunks at the hut and limited space to pitch a tent. Bunks will be first come first serve.

RSVP NEMBA TrailFest required. Please contact David at dhughes@carrabassett.NEMBA.org to RSVP or with any questions.

RSVP Extended stay required. Please call MH&T reservations team at 207-265-2400 and tell them you are part of the event.

Check out the photos from a prior event!

Thanks,

Dave Hughes (CR NEMBA Past President)
Charlie Woodworth (MH&T Executive director)
Josh Tauses (CR NEMBA Trail Boss)
Jason Cooke (MH&T Trail Manager)
CR NEMBA board and members
Maine Huts and Trails
Town of Carrabassett Valley

Location

Carrabassett Valley, ME

Chapter

Carrabassett Region

Trail

Event Leader

David Hughes
dhughes@carrabassett.nemba.org

Northern ME

Trafton Lake Trails

392 Ward Rd
Limestone  Maine  04750
United States

(207) 328-7491

Easy

60%

Moderate

35%

Difficult

5%

Description

Trafton Lake is a recreation area owned and run by the town of Limestone. At only 85 acres it somehow squeezes in 5 miles of trails. There is also a connector trail leading to and from the High School.

The trails are mostly flat and smooth offering views of nearby farmlands as they travel through a dense hardwood forest. 

The recreation area also hosts seasonal camping and there's a boat launch for Trafton lake. No fees are charged to use the trails but there is a fee to camp. $10 for tents and $20 for RVs.

This is a very pelasant place to ride, perfect for families and newer riders. Extending your ride to and from the High School will add another 7.5 miles to your ride.

Local Shops

Trafton lake Campground

Northern ME

Split Cedar Trails

St Mary's Brook Road
Van Buren  Maine  04785
United States
See Directions Below

Easy

50%

Moderate

40%

Difficult

10%

Description

The Split Cedar Trails explore the lands surrounding the reservoir.

The longest trail is the Split Cedar Trail Loop. Circling around the reservoir on it's northeaster edge it connects to a trail leading from the Van Buren Water District building in town. That link is theee miles long.
The Split Cedar Loop, 5 miles in lenght, is fairly easy but offers good views of the water. Be sure to check out the ebaver huts.

The 3.7 miles White Hawk Loop is partially contiguous with the Spli Cedar but it's more difficult. It crosses the dam and has some of the best vistas in the system.

There are a couple of other loops and some short interconnecting trails. In all you'll explore over 11 miles of trails. Or, if you elect to do an out and back from the Water Distraick Building, almost 17.

Trailhead:  From the junction of Castonguay Road and St Mary's Brook Road follow St Mary's Brook Road for 1.6 miles.  You'll see the parking area on your left.






PR NEMBA March Movie Nite

Date

3/24/14 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Penobscot Region NEMBA and Red Bull are proud to present:

“Where the Trail Ends”
Monday, March 24th

Doors open at 5:15pm: We’ll be holding our annual raffle and playing a short educational film on trail planning, design, and building.

This is a FREE event but DONATIONS to PRNEMBA are greatly appreciated.

Where The Trail Ends brings you to the most remote locations on the planet in a mountain bike expedition unlike any other ever undertaken.

The film follows the world’s top freeride mountain bikers – including the likes of Darren Berrecloth, Cameron Zink, Kurtis Sorge, James Doerfling and Andreu Lacondeguy – as they search for unridden terrain around the globe in the hope of shaping the future of big mountain freeriding.

This films documents man’s challenge of Mother Nature and himself showcased through a cast of colorful characters. This is the most progressive and ambitious mountain biking ever attempted resulting in an entertainment adventure unlike anything experienced before.

Movie website: http://www.wherethetrailends.com/ Read more about PR NEMBA March Movie Nite

Location

Penobscot Theatre: 131 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401

Chapter

Penobscot Region

Northern ME

Nordic Heritage Center

450 Fort Fairfield Rd
Presque Isle  Maine  04769
United States

(207) 762-6972

Easy

20%

Moderate

70%

Difficult

10%

Description

The Nordic Heritage Center (NHC) is a four-season outdoor recreation facility managed and operated by the Nordic Heritage Sport Club. The facility includes a world class cross country ski and biathlon venue with a stadium and lodge, a team wax building, and 20 kilometers of cross country ski trails and over 20 miles of mountain bike trails. The lodge is open to the public from 6 am to 10 pm and includes kitchen facilities, restrooms, shower rooms, and a sauna. The trails are free to the public.

 

The mountain bike trails at the NHC include over 20 miles of hand made and machine made single track that crosses most of the Maine Winter Sports property and some adjacent properties. Rich Edwards of IMBA's Trail Solutions designed the majority of the trail system. The trails wind through different forest types and vary from smooth and fluid to narrow and technical. Moderate to expert line options such as log skinnies, exposed bedrock outcrops, and natural drops can be found on some of the trails. A skills/terrain park is available for practicing dirt jumps and other technical features such as skinnies, log obstructions, stairs, teeter totters, etc. Other features of interest include "The Enchanted Forest" (don't miss the tree gnomes), and Vacationland, an intermediate/expert loop that circles one of the ridges on the property.


     
Directions:
The NHC is located along the town boundary of Presque Isle and Fort Fairfield in northern Maine. From Main Street in the City of Presque Isle, take Route 167 (Fort Fairfield Road) northeast toward Fort Fairfield. Stay on Route 167 until you pass the Quoggy Jo Alpine Ski Centre at the top of a hill on your left. The entrance to the NHC is also located on the left about 1,000 feet past Quoggy Jo. The trailhead for Tom's Trail is located beside the main entrance.
 

By Chad McPherson

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Links to Relevant Resources

PR NEMBA Saturday Beginner Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Saturday until Sun Oct 22 2017 .
5/13/17 9:00am

If you are a beginner or novice mountain bike rider in the greater Bangor area, feel free to join us on one of our beginner rides!.  Typically our rides leave on Saturday and go to various locations near Bangor. Please make sure you contact the ride leader since weather and trail condition might cancel.

The rides will generally start at 9:00 am until the end of spring, during the summer at 8:00 am, and again at 9:00 am in the fall. Starting times will deviate from these times on occasion, so please verify with the ride leaders.

Our riding locations include Bangor City Forest and Walden-Park Preserve, Dedham, Downtown Orono, Marsh Island, Newman and Bangor Hills, and Perch Pond, to name a few.  

Check Penobscot Region NEMBA website or Facebook page for upcoming ride locations ands start times.   
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Location

Bangor/Orono/Old Town/Dedham, ME

Chapter

State

Maine

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice
Advanced-novice

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Emmy Monahan

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