Southeast MA

SE MASS Blue Hills Ride

Event Date

5/4/16 9:00am
I will be leading a regular ride, Thursday mornings, 9 am, at Blue Hills. If you have the morning free, come ride!

The exception will be next week, when Thursday will be Wednesday 5/4 instead. Otherwise, every Thursday morning! Meet at the small lot directly across from the State Police on Hillside Street. 

That's HERE!

Location

685 Hillside ST Milton, MA

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Steve Cobble

Southeast MA

Higgins Crowell Road

Yarmouth Conservation Land

307 Higgins Crowell Road
Yarmouth  Massachusetts  02673
United States

Easy

90%

Moderate

8%

Difficult

2%

Description

Higgins Crowell is one of the three major riding areas that makes up the Willow Street complex of trails.

Of the three Higgins Crowell is the mellowest. Lots of flat singletracks flowing through the woods interspersed with an occasional jeep road. Some of the trails circumnavigate cranberry bogs while others delve so deeply into the woods that all traffic noise disappears and all you’ll hear are birdcalls or the occasional passing airplane.

There are few sandy areas, few technical obstacles and almost no hills. This makes Higgins Crowell the perfect place for a relaxing ride, a ride with newer riders or a ride with kids on small wheel bikes. But don’t get the wrong impression. These trails are not boring. They’re just flat. The singletracks running through the woods are some of the most enjoyable on the Cape.

Parking: From the end of the highway ramp head south on Willow Street for about ¾ of a mile. Turn left on Higgins Crowell Road and follow it for three miles until just past the Yarmouth Police Station where you’ll see a small conservation area parking lot at 307 Higgins Crowell Road.

The trails here are referred to as the Yarmouth Town Trails. Head out of the back of the parking area you’ll discover over twenty miles of riding. Some trails lead through the Horse Pond Conservation Area. While many will take you on a long journey to the west and south of the Bayberry Hills Golf Course. After some exploration you may find yourself on a small hilltop overlooking exit ramp from Route 6.

Crossing West Yarmouth Road will bring you into more Yarmouth Conservation Land and the trails surrounding the cranberry bog to the south of Plashes Pond. Very mellow and very scenic. Occasionally you’ll spot coyotes when you look across the bogs.

Cross Buck Island Road, at the southern end of this area, and you’ll come into the Sryjala Trails Conservation area. These consist of more bog roads and some very well maintained singletracks with lots of bridges that eventually drop you out on Winslow Gray Road.

Alternatively, you could start on the trail leading into the woods on the opposite side of Higgins Crowell Road. That trail will first lead you around Sandy Pond and then, as you explore, into a vast area where the locals have developed an extensive network of trails. Some of these trails do dead end in people’s back yards, but that’s what exploring is all about. You’ll be going by a town beach on Little Sandy Pond, stop for a swim on a hot summer’s day.

Higgins Crowell is, as I mentioned, flat. But there’s a lot of riding here. Certainly too much to explore in one day. So expect to return. – Often!
 
 

Local Shops

Bike Zone

Sea Sports Bicycles

Sailworld Cape Cod

Orleans Cycle

Corner Cycle

Wheelhouse Bike Co

Links to Relevant Resources

Cape Cod NEMBA Trail Care @ Nickerson SP

Date

4/30/16 9:00am to 1:00pm

Cape Cod NEMBA will be taking part in the DCR's Park Serve Day @ Nickerson State Park.

The event will run from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday April 30th. There will also be an optional ride after the work is completed.

Projects are cutting down some leaning dead trees on the trails by Silas Road and trimming back the cat briars around the Flax Pond trail. Please comment if you can make it! 

If you bring your bike you can ride to the area, the areas of work are condensed and we won't be traveling a large distance like our usual trail maint days. Bring hand snipes and hand saws, we will need possibly two more chain saws. Come on CC NEMBA let's show our appreciation for the privilege to ride these great trails in Nickerson state park and help on the Park Serve Day.

Last minute details will be posted on our Facebook Page.

We'll meet at Niickerson's main parking lot next to the Cape Cod Rail Trail.  That's HERE!

Location

Brewster, MA

Chapter

Cape Cod

Event Leader

Mike Dube
dubati@comcast.net

Spring Trail Care Dates

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Please mark your calendars and join SEMASS NEMBA @ F.Gilbert Hills State Forest in Foxboro, MA for some spring cleaning and trail work. Date: Saturday April 23rd. This is a yearly spring cleanup done in partnership with other user groups ( King Philip Trail Riders, Warner Trail Hiking Club, AMC Hiking Club and the local Boy Scout Chapters).  Please bring work gloves and comfortable, sturdy footwear. Trash bags will be provided by DCR. There will also be a ride after the cleanup so bring your bike, riding gear & water.  Location: 45 Mill St., Foxboro, MA 02035. Dirt parking lot Start Time: 9:30 AM - Should be completed by noon time Date: Saturday May 14th. "Clip and Ride". Riders will be provided with pruning clippers in order to cut back those thorn bushes and other flat making, stans sealing trail hazards. The main focus of the ride will consist of cleaning up the bridal trail, the east side of Sunset Lake along Granite St. and the MTB green loop over towards Upper Dam Pond.  Location: 45 Mill St., Foxboro, MA 02035. Dirt parking lot Start Time: 9:30 AM - Should be completed by noon time Contact: Brad Childs Other SE Mass Trail Care Dates for your calendar: April 24—Wompatuck – contact: Dave Farrell April 30—Ames Nowell—contact: Malcolm Neilson May 21-22—Bear Brook Trail Builder’s School –See : http://www.nemba.org/events/new-england-trail-builders-school-bear-brook for details August 20—Wompatuck contact: Dave Farrell More details and dates will be posted stay tuned to SE Mass NEMBA facebook page!

SE MA NEMBA Clip & Ride @ Foxboro SF

Date

5/14/16 9:30am

Date: Saturday May 14th. "Clip and Ride".

Riders will be provided with pruning clippers in order to cut back those thorn bushes and other flat making, stans sealing trail hazards. 

The main focus of the ride will consist of cleaning up the bridal trail, the east side of Sunset Lake along Granite St. and the MTB green loop over towards Upper Dam Pond. 

Location: 34 Mill St., Foxboro, MA 02035. Dirt parking lot

Start Time: 9:30 AM - Should be completed by noon time though there will be an extended ride after the clipping is done.

Location

Foxboro

Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Brad Childs
sssurly@gmail.com

SE MA NEMBA Trailwork and Ride @ Foxboro SF

Date

4/23/16 9:30am

Date: Saturday April 23rd.

This is our yearly spring cleanup done in partnership with other user groups ( King Philip Trail Riders, Warner Trail Hiking Club, AMC Hiking Club and the local Boy Scout Chapters).  Please bring work gloves and comfortable, sturdy footwear. Trash bags will be provided by DCR.

There will also be a ride after the cleanup so bring your bike, riding gear & water. 

Location: 34 Mill St., Foxboro, MA 02035. Dirt parking lot
Start Time: 9:30 AM - Should be completed by noon time

Location

Foxboro

Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Brad Childs
sssurly@gmail.com

SE MA NEMBA Trail Day @ Clifford Grant

Date

4/17/16 9:00am to 12:00pm

Please join SEMASS NEMBA for some trailwork this coming Sunday Morning. This is new approved trail addition to Clifford Grant (Town of Easton Con Com Land).  The work primarily involves removing duff & scratching in the new trail-bed.

When: Sunday morning April 17 9AM

Where: Meet at  2 Knollwood Street, North Easton, MA 02356 (my home)

How Long: Let's see what we can do in a 2,5 to 3 hour window, aim to wrap up by 11:30-12. 

Tools will be provided by NEMBA:  Rogue Hoes, Axe Mattocks, Rock Bars etc. If you have an extra Rogue Hoe / Mcleod, feel free to bring it.
Bring your gloves, safety glasses and snack/water. Work boots are recommended. 

For anyone that's interested I'm happy to lead a 1.5-2 hr ride afterwards, starting from my house, and heading over to a nice loop in Borderland. 

Thanks!
Chris Patrick
Cell Phone 774 284 2650

Location

Easton, MA

Chapter

SE Mass

Event Leader

Chris Patrick
mtbchris@gmail.com
774 284 2650

Cape Cod NEMBA Meetings

Date

8/5/16 (All day)

Cape Cod NEMBA Meetings are fun.  During the riding season they may include a ride or a cookout. But the norm is to have a party, and then errrr discuss chapter business.

We use the meetings to set up rides, trail care sessions and plan for the Cape's major biking events. But mostly we just discuss bikes and riding.

They are always BYOB and include some food. 

Locations vary. As each month's meeting is planned info will appear here, and on our Facebook Page.

This month we're holding the meeting in conjunction with the normal Friday evening Trail of Tears ride which starts from the 1590 Race Lane parking lot at 5:30.

If you like, bring your favorite food to throw on the grill and the Ice Cream Truck should be there at around 7:15.

Hope you can join us.  :-)

You don't have to be a member of Cape Cod NEMBA to attend.
 

Chapter

Cape Cod

Event Leader

Mike Dube
dubati@comcast.net

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