Southeast MA

RI NEMBA – Lincoln Woods Fun Ride

Date

11/19/17 9:00am to 2:00pm

Lincoln Woods Fun Ride, November 19

Lincoln Woods Fun Ride info! Any questions feel free to call me @ 401 335 3163. Hope to see you all out there! - Brendan

11/19 - Same location as last year. 2 Manchester Printworks Road, Lincoln, RI.  Enter LW via Route 123. Head under the covered bridge and take your immediate right. Additional parking is available at the park offices and up Manchester Printworks Road on the left. Please do not double park on the access road to the pavilion.

Admission is free! Bring non perishable food for the RI Food Bank as well as cash for the raffle (proceeds go to the Food Bank!). Don't be that guy/girl with one can of soup! Suck it up and bring a bunch of food please!

As with year's past we will feed you! Stacy Couto​ is making her amazing chili and we'll likely have some other food offerings as well. Fire pit and good times are optional.

Bring your own post ride beverage of choice, we'll have water and soft drinks as well as volunteer treats.

Registration is from 9 - 12. Food starts around 12, raffle will be held at 1:30.

Kid's rides! We will be hosting a kid's ride at 11:00 with the NEHSCA Team Renegades​ racers. Multiple groups if needed, and parents are encouraged to do this ride as well! Any and all kids are invited and encouraged to ride!

Huge thanks to Transition Bikes​, Devinci Bikes, Kali Protectives​, Providence Bicycle​, Ovah The Bars LLC​, Rideyourassoff​, Vittoria​, KHS Bicycles​, Serfas​, Endura​, Salsa Cycles​, Surly Bikes​, QBP (Quality Bicycle Products)​ and SRAM for all the raffle prizes!

If you want to donate to the raffle prize pile please let me know! The more cash we raise the better!


Directions to Lincoln Woods:  2 Manchester Print Works Rd, Lincoln, RI 02865
Enter the park, head under the covered bridge and take A right at the kiosk. Parking is up the hill near the ball fields, signs will direct you. Additional parking available at the park offices lot, as well as up Manchester Print Works road on the left. Read more about RI NEMBA – Lincoln Woods Fun Ride

Location

Lincoln Woods

Chapter

Blackstone Valley Quiet Corner Rhode Island SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Brendan Dee
mtbdee@hotmail.com

RI NEMBA – Big River Fun Ride

Date

5/15/16 9:00am to 2:00pm

Find out why Big River is so popular. Come take a spin around the trails.
 
  • Sunday May 15, 2016. Registration from 9:00am to noon.
  • Arrowed loops from Beginner (6ish miles) to Painful (20ish miles) and in-between. 
  • $5 for NEMBA members, $10 for non-members, join or renew and ride free! Monies go to Big River cleanup and trail maintenance activities.
  • Orange required; we'll have loaner orange vests if you need one.
  • Food truck will be available following the ride.

Location: The ride will start from the Park N' Ride Lot just south of Route 95 @ Exit 7.  That's 102 New London Turnpike, West Greenwich, RI 02817.

Location

Big River

Chapter

Rhode Island

Trail

SE MASS NEMBA Wompatuck SP Trail Care Day

Date

11/11/17 (All day)

SE MA NEMBA and the Friends of Wompatuck will be holding a Trail Care session of the season on Saturday November 11th starting at 8:30 AM.

We will split up into groups. Some people will help repair a bridge, while others will ride or hike the trails clearing deadfalls and brushing back overgrowth. 

The work party will be over by 11:30 and SE MASS NEMBA and the Friends of Wompatuck will provide lunch.

  Read more about SE MASS NEMBA Wompatuck SP Trail Care Day

Location

Hingham, MA

Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Tim Friedman
friedmannt@hotmail.com

Southeast MA

Burrage Pond

15 Hawks Ave
Hanson  Massachusetts  02341
United States

(508) 389-6360

Easy

85%

Moderate

12%

Difficult

3%

Description

Burrage Pond is a 1,638 acre wildlife management area. It was created in 2002 when the state purchased land used for cranberry bogs. This means 90% of the trails are completely flat double track which makes for very easy mountain biking. It's the perfect place to introduce newer riders to the sport, or for families who's children are riding on small wheeled bikes.

The main park is completely open with a large pond on one side and bogs on the other making for great scenery. Some trails go into the woods where they turn into narrower single track. The woods trails are still flat and smooth with few roots, rocks or muddy areas to deal with. There are at least 15 miles of trail. This makes for a great beginner riding area.

However, there's a vast network of trails linking into Burrage Pond. After a ride or two go exploring. You won't be disappointed and you'll find many more miles of trails.

This is a great park for viewing wildlife. Birders come from all over to check out the birds, wood ducks, geese and Ospreys. A bald eagle has been known to visit a few years. Bass fishing is popular in the ponds. Lots of turtles including snappers abound in the marshy areas and deer can be seen in the early morning.

Being a wildlife management area, hunting is allowed. Check with the MA hunting schedule and take proper precautions. Deer and duck hunting are especially popular here. 

The main parking lot is down a dirt road off of Hawks Avenue, right where Pleasant St. crosses the railroad tracks in Hanson.

Another popular place to park is at 395 Elm St, Hanson, MA.

By Garret Banuk

Local Shops

Spark Bike

BikeBarn

Maul's Bike Shop

Links to Relevant Resources

Local Eats

Mayflower Grove Grill

Venus III

Southeast MA

Mashpee Woodlands

40 Quinaquisset Ave
Mashpee  Massachusetts  02649
United States

Easy

30%

Moderate

65%

Difficult

5%

Description

Mashpee Woodlands is a little know gem. Locals are well aware of it, but most people would be surprised to know that less than a half mile from one of the biggest shopping centers on the Cape, Mashpee Commons, there's a quiet, extremely scenic trail system.

Most of the Woodlands trails are singletracks. The most scenic wind through the woods on ground that's high above the Mashpee River. The views are spectacular. The trails twist through the trees climbing and descending short hills. They are very pleasant to ride, the only downside being that there are too few of them.

In all there's about 4 miles of trails here. The solution - ride them in both directions. These scenic trails look entirely different in the opposite direction.

The Map link above is borrowed from the Trustees of Reservations. This TTOR property in Mashpee is currently closed to bikes. However all of the Town of Mashpee land welcomes mountain bikers. Indeed, local bikers do most of the trail clearing and trash pickup. Cape Cod NEMBA is working on a map of it's own that will clear up this confusion.

Expect to spend about at least an hour and a half exploring Mashpee Woodland's trails. More if you bring a lunch and stop at one of the many benches overlooking the river. In warm weather you may also want to jump in the river for a refreshing swim. But mostly you'll be there to explore and enjoy the trails.

The parking area is isolated. It's deep in the woods at the end of a short dirt road. You'll see a sign on Quinaquisset Ave. A little further down Quinaquisset there's a smaller roadside parking area.

Mashpee Woodlands trails here are rarely too difficult to ride for newer riders. Kids on small wheeled single speed bikes might have to walk a few of the hills but otherwise the trails are fine for family rides.

You'll enjoy the Mashpee Woodlands. I certainly do. 

Local Shops

Sea Sports Bike

Sailworld Cape Cod

Spark Bikes, Taunton

Orleans Cycle

Corner Cycle

Bike Zone

Bike Den

Wheelhouse Bike Co

Links to Relevant Resources

Cape Cod Super 8 Ride / Weekend

Date

4/26/15 9:00am to 12:00pm

Cape Cod NEMBA will be hosting the season's first Super 8 Ride on Sunday April 26 starting at 9:00 AM at the Trail of Tears, 135 Crooked Cartway in Marstons Mills, (Barnstable). 

There will plenty of leaders for this ride. We'll have rides for all levels of riding ability and we'll have rides for women and kids too. 

Following Sunday's ride, starting after 11:00, there will be a cookout - party.  Feel free to bring whatever you'd like to eat and we'll throw it on the grill.

But this will be a weekend event!!!!  

For anyone who'd like to ride on Friday evening there will be a ride at the Trail of Tears starting at 5:30 pm. This one will start at 1590 Race Lane in Marstons Mills. We'll divide into groups and we'll ride for two hours or so.

Saturday there will be rides at Willow Street, better known as "Exit 7". We'll be riding from 362 Willow Street in Yarmouth, MA at 9:00 am. There will be a number of leaders and the rides will go from challenging terrain to flat and from relaxed to advanced.

Fat Bikes On The Beach:  There is a plan for fat bike ride on the beach rides at Sandy Neck Beach, Barnstable on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons. These will happen if there's enough interest. Contact Mike Dube if you'd like to do one of these. Beach rides will begin at 1:00 pm. We expect that the larger of these will be on Saturday. Sandy Neck Beach is at 425 Sandy Neck Road in Barnstable.

Accomodations:  The Cape Codder has graciously offered a Super 8 Package. Anyone calling and mentioning the NEMBA Super 8 will be extended a discount rate of $169/night (a $50 savings), and they will receive a bonus, a $10 meal voucher for on-site restaurants. People can also register on line at http://www.capecodderresort.com/ . Use the Group Code NEMBA0424 when reserving the dates. The Cape Codder is located about 5 miles from the Trail of Tears and about 2 miles from Willow Street.

Party: We will get together for a group party/dinner Saturday evening. The dinner will be held at DiParma's Italian Table in West Yarmouth @ 5:00 PM.  It's informal, just sit down and order off the menu.
DiParma's is located at 175 MA-28 in West Yarmouth.

 


While the the official Super 8 ride on Sunday, will be the biggest draw, Cape Cod NEMBA wants to give winter weary people an opportunity to have a fun weekend on Cape Cod.  A weekend with LOTS of riding.

Location

Barnstable, MA

Chapter

Cape Cod SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Mike Dube
zrt800ac@aol.com

Southeast MA

Beebe Woods / Peterson Farm

56 Highfield Dr
Falmouth  Massachusetts  02540
United States

508-540-0876

Easy

60%

Moderate

35%

Difficult

5%

Description

Beebe Woods and Peterson Farm are two Falmouth conservation properties that abut each other. The trails are very pleasant to explore. Especially from the seat of a mountain bike.

The trails are fun, mostly non-technical and circle around quite a bit. It will take you at least a coupe of hours to explore them all.

There's quite a bit to see. Active farmland, including sheep pastures, remnants of old abandoned buildings, many glacial erratics, some very unusual plants and you'll probably meet a lot of people out on the trails.

The two properties together comprise 488 acres. Located just west of Falmouth Center it's just a short ride from downtown as well as being only a few hundred yards from the Shining Sea Bikeway.

The trails in Beebe Woods wouldn't exist if early plans to build 500 houses there had come to fruition. But in 1972 local benefactors bought the land and donated it to the town.

Local Shops

Sailworld Cape Cod

Sea Sports Cycles

Spark Bikes, Taunton

Orleans Cycle

Corner Cycle

Bike Zone

Bike Den

Wheelhouse Bike Co

Links to Relevant Resources

First Southeast Mass Chapter Meeting of 2015!!

Date

4/6/15 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Monday night, yes,, this Monday night, April 6th, we will FINALLY have our FIRST MEETING of 2015. Come join us and bring your comments, thoughts, ideas for the upcoming season. These meetings are always fun--we talk bikes, trails, and share twisted singletrack tales...... AND you WILL be FED, so come hungry! Rich Higgins (and his wife Lisa )has graciously opened his house for the occasion. Meeting is 7pm. Address is: 11 Flyaway Pond Drive, North Easton, MA

Location

11 Flyaway Pond Drive, N. Easton, MA

Chapter

SE Mass

Event Leader

Steve Cobble
cobblestv@gmail.com

FIRST TRAIL CLEANUP OF 2015

Date

4/11/15 9:00am to 11:00am

April 11 is our first Trail Care Day of the year. Foxboro/F.Gilbert Hills. Really our annual cleanup. Brad Childs is the organizer, and here is the info: "Saturday April 11,2015. Volunteers will meet @ the Mill St. parking lot, across street from HQ @ 9:00 AM. This will be a roadside and parking lot trash cleanup. Bags will be provided by DCR and we will be finished by 12:00. Volunteers should bring their own work gloves. There will be no mtb ride as I believe the trails will not be ready. If there is enough interest and the weather outlook is good, I can lead a mellow road ride afterwards ( Pace 14-17 mph about 20 miles) or we can just go to Jake and Joes and quaff a few beers.." It would be GREAT to get a good bunch out there to show our support to the new Forest Manager, and get on their side right from the git-go!.... Brad's 411: bcmtb64@yahoo.com

Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Brad Childs
bcmtb64@yahoo.com

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