Southeast MA

SE MA NEMBA Trail Care @ Wrentham, April 12

Date

4/12/14 9:00am to 12:00pm

This will be a road side trash cleanup with another user group, The King Philip Trail Riders(KPTR). The DCR will be providing trash bags.
Meeting place will be at the parking lot on Taunton St., which is right off Rt 1. Approximate address for GPS is 700 Taunton St, Wrentham, MA 02093
A ride may follow if their is enough interest. Read more about SE MA NEMBA Trail Care @ Wrentham, April 12

Location

Wrentham State Forest - Taunton Street Lot

Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Brad Childs - VP F.Gilbert Hills
bcmtb64@yahoo.com
(508) 838-6351

SE MA NEMBA Trail Care @ Wompatuck, March 23

Date

3/23/14 8:30am to 12:00pm

Meeting at 8:30 at the visitor Center Parking lot.
This will be a TRIM & PRUNE DAY. Bring your favorite loppers, folding tree saws, and clippers. Volunteers have the choice to ride or go on foot for the event. There will be PIZZA and SOFT DRINKS at the visitor center when we break at 11:30.
Any questions call me......David Farrell 508-723-4729 Read more about SE MA NEMBA Trail Care @ Wompatuck, March 23

Location

Wompatuck State Park - Visitor Center Parking Lot

Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

David Farrell - VP Wompatuck
dfarrell@merlinone.com
508-723-4729

Cape Trail Care - Otis/Crane

Date

3/23/14 9:00am to 12:00pm

We will meet at the Cloverfield Way parking area, split up into groups and ride Otis' best trails picking up any deadfalls that we encounter. This will be a fun Trail Care event and a good chance to spruce up the trails after the long winter. Bad weather will force a postponement. Check the Cape Cod NEMBA Facebook page for updates. 

If you'd like to join us, just be there before 9:00 AM ready to ride.

Location

Crane Wildlife Management Area

Chapter

Cape Cod

Trail

Event Leader

Mike Dube
zrt800ac@aol.com

SE MA NEMBA Chapter Meeting/Party

Date

11/27/17 (All day)

Come join us for our SE Mass NEMBA Chapter meeting held the first Monday after Thanksgiving. This “meeting” will be more of a social event than a meeting and will be held at the newly created Castle Island Brewery taproom located at 31 Astor Ave, Norwood MA from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

All members welcome. Not a member? No problem – you can join or renew right at the brewery. 


Castle Island makes some great and interesting brews. Their taproom is in the brewery and includes tables and a few games such as foosball and cornhole for their patrons. It’s a great place to hang out, meet your SE MASS board members, and chat bikes and trails.


Complementary pizza provided by SE MASS NEMBA from Olivios Grille & Pizzeria (www.oliviospizzeria.com). 


If you are interested in leading a ride or hike December 10th at the Toy Drive in the Blue Hills, we’ll have a sign-up form at this meeting.

If you led a ride at the Afterburner, find me and your first brew will be on me. Read more about SE MA NEMBA Chapter Meeting/Party

Chapter

SE Mass

Event Leader

Tom McKenna
tom@tomandshan.com

SE MA NEMBA Toy Drive in the Blue Hills

Date

12/10/17 (All day)

Join us for a fun day on the trails and make a kid happy on Christmas morning.

SE MA NEMBA will be having their annual Toy Drive, Ride and Hike in the Blue Hills on Sunday December 10th. Toy drop off will start at 9:00. Most of the guided rides and hikes will be starting at 9:30 AM.
              ( Even if you can't ride or hike, please drop a toy by anyways, and join us for some seasonal refreshments by the fire! )

Bring an unwrapped toy, a smile and your bike.  We will have group rides for all levels, or you can explore on your own.

All toys will be donated to Interfaith Social Services in Quincy, to be distributed to children in need, just in time for the holidays!

The event will start from the small meeting building at Houghton's Pond parking lot

There will be food and snacks but please feel free to bring stuff to add to the bounty.

Late breaking news will be on this Facebook Page.

Hope to see you there.  :-) Read more about SE MA NEMBA Toy Drive in the Blue Hills

Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Steve Cobble
cobblestv@gmail.com
781-254-8796

Southeast MA

Bird Street Conservation Area

1258 West St
Stoughton  Massachusetts  02072
United States

Easy

30%

Moderate

55%

Difficult

15%

Description

The Bird Street Conservation area is part of a 580 acre parcel that also includes Libby Farm, and Stoughton Memorial Conservation lands and the C. W. Welch Fish & Game Preserve. Many of the trails are marked with colored markers blue, green, yellow and orange. But a few, notably the more technical ones that go over rock outcropings in the Southern section of the parcel, aren't. In all there are about 10 miles of trails to explore ranging from easy to quite technical.

There are two parking areas. One at 90 Bird Street is small holding only a car or two. The one at the Bradley Lessa Memorial playground at 1258 West Street is much larger and a better entry point for the trails.

I'd suggest bringing a copy of the above maps. The first is a Strava route that hits most of the main trails. The trails over by Planet fitness though are probably best avoided in all but the dryest of seasons.

You'll find a lot more trails than are on either of these maps.

Other than locals, few people are aware of or have explored these trails.  You can be among them.

Be sure to read the trail descriptions at the bottom of this MAP. Read more about Bird Street Conservation Area

Local Shops

BikeBarn

Wheelworks

Landry's

Local Eats

Town Spa Pizza

SE MA NEMBA Foxboro Bridge Build

Date

10/22/17 (All day)

F Gilbert Hills Barton Boardwalk Build

Please Join the DCR and NEMBA on Sunday October 22, 2017 in building a boardwalk on a popular connector trail in the F Gilbert Hills State Forest in Foxborough.

The Boardwalk will be approximately 45' feet long.  Volunteers will help carry tools and material to the build site which is a short hike from Lakeview Road.

Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, eye protection, and water.  NEMBA has a small inventory of gloves and eye protection if you do not have these items.  NEMBA will also provide tools but please bring a cordless drill/driver or hammer if you have one you are comfortable with(We always seems to run low on juice).  

The Boardwalk will be approximately 45 feet long. Volunteers will help carry tools and material to the build site, which is a short hike from Lakeview Road.

We will meet at the parking lot on Mill St. across from HQ. Approximate address for GPS is 86 Mill St, Foxboro, MA 02035.

Please arrive by 8:45 for registration and to enjoy some Coffee and Donuts.

At 9:00 am, we will discuss the build and safety then carpool over to the work site.

We should be done by Noon and NEMBA will provide lunch.

For those with energy, there will be post lunch rides and a hike and we can try out the new boardwalk!

Late breaking details will be on this Facebook page.

  Read more about SE MA NEMBA Foxboro Bridge Build

Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Dave Riding
dvriding@gmail.com
508-264-1738

SE MA NEMBA Wompatuck Trail Care Day

Date

10/14/17 (All day)

Help us Saturday, Oct. 14th in maintaining and clearing up the trails. 

Arrive by 8:30.  We'll split up into groups, sized for each project, and hit the trails by 9:00.

Food will be provided around noon and there will be a ride will for those who want to.

Hope to see you there.  This will be the second to last Trail Care day for Wompatuck in 2017.

Late breaking details will br posted on this Facebook Page. Read more about SE MA NEMBA Wompatuck Trail Care Day

Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Tim Friedmann
friedmannt@hotmail.com

SE MA NEMBA REI Grant Award/Breakfast/Ride

Event Date

9/17/17 (All day)

The Friends of the Blue Hills received a $5000 REI grant which SE MA NEMBA used to build a bridge.

REI would like to celebrate that by hosting an award ceremony breakfast at 9:00 AM in the pavilion at Houghtons Pond.

All are welcome to attend. But we need to do a head count to get an idea of how many people to expect. 

So let me know if you can make it.

After the award ceremony, about 10:00, there will be a led mountain bike ride.  You do not have to be at the breakfast to do the ride.

Hope to see you there.

  Read more about SE MA NEMBA REI Grant Award/Breakfast/Ride

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Steve Cobble

SE MA NEMBA Alt50 Ride

Event Date

9/24/17 (All day)
SE MA NEMBA will be hosting it's ALT50 ride on Sunday 9/24. It's called the ALT50 with a salute to our friends who have the time and energy to ride the VT50, but we couldn’t make it (this year…)
 
The other difference is, it’s not 50 MILES, it’s 50 Kilometers. That’s the equivalent of 31 miles. So not as grueling, less climbing, which leaves way more energy for FUN! AND it’s local!
Riders will have the option of doing all three parks, The Blue Hills, Adams Farm and Cutler Park in that order. Or they can join in part way along on the ride.
 
The ride will leave The Blue Hills at 7:00 AM. From the big Houghton’s Pond Lot on Hillside Street. Expect to ride some stuff you’ve never seen before, with maybe some surprises along the way. Keep an open mind.
 
It will get to Adams Farm about 10:00 and to Cutler Park about Noon. None of the rides will be overly technical, just enough to keep it interesting…
 
We will need co-leaders who know any of the three parks, and designated sweeps. (We’ll limit riding groups to 6 in each including the leader, but no limit on how many groups…!)
Following the ride there will be a BBQ hosted by Bob Khederian at around 3:00 PM. (We will park at his house and do the Cutler loop)
 
So, do 1,2,3 parks, either way there’s a party at the end!
We will be driving to and from each park, so hopefully we will have some carpooling..
Contact me for more details.
 
781.254.8796
For more info, call me, it's still better 

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Advanced-intermediate
Advanced

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Steve Cobble
781-254-8796

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