Southeast MA

Cape Cod NEMBA Saturday Mellow Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Saturday 200 times .
3/28/15 10:00am to 1:30pm

-Saturday Mellow rides are designed to be fun!

They are low key follow the leader rides where the goal is to get out and enjoy the woods rather than race through them.

The trails we ride are usually easy and this is a perfect ride for people with developing skills, kids and families and people getting back into riding afetr a break.

from adderall We normally ride for about 1.5 hours and we stop frequently to catch our breath, or, if desired, occasionally we'll practice a skill.

Better riders will enjoy these rides as recovery rides or to just cruise around in the woods without presure.

Saturday Mellow rides will happen frequently on Saturdays. But only when I know people are coming.

by phentermine Send me an email, and I'll respond with location, directions or to answer questions.  Read more about Cape Cod NEMBA Saturday Mellow Ride

Location

TBD, Cape Cod or SE MAss

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice
Advanced-novice

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Bill Boles

SE MA NEMBA Trail Care @ Wompatuck, November 15

Date

11/15/14 8:30am to 12:00pm

Come help build a BRAND NEW trail system in the park! With the 'Annex' cleared out of all the old crumbly, hazardous bomb-making buildings from the WWII era and the fences down, we found ourselves with a blank slate on which to play with! Ranger Steve Gammon lent his years of expertise and 'trail eyes' to design a few new sections of typical Wompy singletrack, totalling almost 3 miles, and we are presently working to make his design a reality.
On this day we will be raking, removing duff, benching, moving rocks to armour some sections, and with luck and lots of hard working volunteers, finishing this big project and riding it by days end!
Sturdy footwear, eye protection, garden gloves, and tick repellent all highly encouraged. Bring your favorite trail tool, or we will loan you a tool for the morning. No previous trail building experience necessary, we will guide you and teach you some valuable lessons to see the best <a href="www.top10paydaysites.com/" style="text-decoration:none;color:#000;">payday loans</a>.
Lunch will be provided courtesy Friends of Wompatuck Read more about SE MA NEMBA Trail Care @ Wompatuck, November 15

Location

Wompatuck State Park

Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

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

QC NEMBA - Weekend Warrior Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Sunday 1000 times .
5/14/17 (All day)

If you are looking to get out in the woods, have some fun, and stretch your skills, feel free to join us. The group will stop to play on skinnies, drops and other features along the way. We ride together, play together, teach and learn from on another. This is often a technical based ride for intermediate and up riders.

If you are looking for steady fast paced, high mileage, smooth single track, this is probably not the ride for you.

Starting time and location vary. The ride typically takes place on Sunday, but may change to Saturday due to weather or ride location. This is a year round ride, but revolves around ride leader availability.

Details for each week's ride are posted in the Chapter's Facebook Group Forum. www.facebook.com/groups/QuietCornerNEMBA Read more about QC NEMBA - Weekend Warrior Ride

Location

Varies week to week

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate
Advanced

Ride Types

Ride Style

Technical/Freeride

Ride Leader Name

Stacey
860-230-1237

SE MA NEMBA Ride, Wompatuck

Event Date

Repeats every week every Saturday 200 times .
6/7/14 9:00am

This is a fun ride that started out being a youth ride. But it got very popular and is now open to anyone.

Kids and families are very welcome.

Contact me for more information. Read more about SE MA NEMBA Ride, Wompatuck

Location

Wompatuck State Park, Hingham

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Novice
Advanced-novice
Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate
Advanced

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Richard Banks

Southeast MA

Trail of Tears

1590 Race Lane
Barnstable  Massachusetts  02648
United States

Easy

25%

Moderate

60%

Difficult

15%

Description

The Trail of Tears is one of Cape Cod treasures and one of its prime riding areas. The Trail of Tears is a 1200 acre parcel of conservation land in the village of West Barnstable. The main recreation focus is multi-use and revolves around mt.biking, hiking, trail running and cross country skiing. Hunting is allowed in season. Motorized vehicles are not allowed.

The Trail of Tears is very atypical of Cape Cod vegetation. American beech, Red oak, Sassafras, White pine, and American holly make up most of the tree canopy. The understory consists of Sweetfern, Bayberry, Greenbriar, Spirea, and low bush blueberry, to name a few.

Management of the Trail of tears falls under the Barnstable Conservation Commission and the Barnstable Land Management Committee. However, most decisions are made by the Barnstable Land management Committee which is a non-regulatory board.

There is approximately 21 miles of singletrack that wind throughout the Trail of Tears area. The majority of singletrack is short and steep with some very twisted sections. Though the trails are not very technical, they’re full of short steep climbs which make for a great aerobic roller coaster ride.

Maps are available through the Conservation Department. Cape Cod NEMBA has built a scenic overlook in this area as well as naming and marking the trails with signs. 

GPX Files: 

  • The first GPX file at the top of this page traces a 6.1 mile introductory or mellow route 97% of which should be suitable for riders of any level. It starts off easy and then, after a warm up, get's a little harder and finishes on a series of extremely fun singletracks
  • The second is an 11.3 mile intermediate route. It has almost 700 feet of climbing and has lots of hills and singletracks. It is not too technically difficult, but is significantly harder than the mellow route.
  • The third is a 17.3 mile advanced route that is meant to challenge you. It contains the most difficult trails at the Trail of Tears and has over 1100 feet of climbing. That being said it's a lot of fun to ride.

NOTE: Both the intermediate and advanced loops formed part of the 2016 Cape Cod NEMBA Mountain Bike Adventure Series Ride. 

The Trail of Tears was originally a 9 mile enduro motorcycle loop back in the 70's It is now a meticulously maintained and marked with over 20 miles of singletrack trails. Fire roads and fields add to the diversity. In the early 80's a couple of local legends, Doug Jordan and Art Hastings grabbed their Univega Alpha Unos and attempted those motorcycle trails which were straight-up-and-down-over-the-bars-rear-tire-skidding steep. At the end of 9 miles with tears in their eyes and many bruises, they called the area the "Trail of Tears". The trails have changed a lot over the years thanks to CapeCod NEMBA members and their hard work. Now the trails are mostly a pleasant fast rolling challenge. Although there many areas to ride on the Cape, the Trail of Tears is one of the best.

How to get there:

The Trail of Tears parking lot is located just off exit 5 on the mid-cape highway, Route 6. From the East take a right off the exit then another right. That is the Service Road. If you're coming from the East turn left at the end of the exit ramp and then turn right on the Service Road. Parking is approximately 300 yards down on the left. Start here and your ride begins with hills.

Another parking lot is located at 1590 Race Lane on the South side of the conservation area. From exit 5 head south on Route 149 until you get to a small rotary. Turn right on Race Lane and follow it for just under two miles. You'll see the parking area in the woods on your right where Farmersville Road intersects with Race Lane. Start here and your ride begins on flat singletrack.

How to volunteer to care for this park:

Cape Cod NEMBA does regular trail care of the trails and works with Barnstable's Conservation Commission to protect and preserve this trail system. Contact Cape Cod NEMBA to find out about the next trail care event. Read more about Trail of Tears

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