Southeast MA

Higgins Crowell Ride

Event Date

7/11/16 (All day)

There will be a Cape Cod NEMBA ride Monday 7/11 starting at 307 Higgins Crowell Rd in Yarmouth MA

The ride will start at 10:00 AM, the pace will be mellow and the terrain flat, though almost all of the ride will be on singletracks.

I expect that we'll be out for about 2 hours.  If you'd like to join us, just be there, ready to ride, before 10:00 AM.

Hope to see you there.  :-)   For more info on this riding area, look at THIS. Read more about Higgins Crowell Ride

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Novice
Advanced-novice
Intermediate

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Bill Boles

Brian and Kara's Thursday Hopkinton SP Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Nov 17 2016 except Thu Jun 16 2016, Thu Jun 23 2016, Thu Jul 07 2016, Thu Jul 28 2016, Thu Sep 15 2016, Thu Oct 13 2016.
6/30/16 6:00pm to 8:00pm
The Thursday night ride series at Hopkinton State Park are novice/intermediate paced, no drop rides. While the park has a few small climbs and technical features, mainly the trails are flowy and fun, and not very technical.  Typically the rides last 1 to 1 1/2 hours and cover 6 to 8 miles.  Beginners are welcome, and we will split the ride into two groups if levels vary.

We ride most Thursdays, but check the BVNEMBA Facebook page or contact the ride leader to confirm.

Park in the cul-de-sac on Holly Lane in Ashland.  Wheels up at 6:00 PM.

Location

Hopkinton State Park, Starting at Holly Lane, Ashland

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Advanced-novice
Intermediate

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Brian Forestal

Southeast MA

Greenough

1 Ansel Hallet Rd.
Yarmouth  Massachusetts  02675
United States

Easy

30%

Moderate

60%

Difficult

10%

Description

Greenough is one of the three riding areas that make up the Willow Street complex of trails. Locals refer to all of these trails as “Exit 7” and many will choose to do an extended ride that includes trails from all three.

Greenough is located to the north of route 6 at Exit 7. The name derives from Camp Greenough a Boy Scout camp where many of the trails are located. But, Greenough’s trails extend well beyond that, reaching the ocean at Grays Beach to the north, the Badlands (Exit 8) to the west and the extensive Willow Street trails to the south of the highway.

The trails in the Scout camp are really fun, fast flowing singletracks, moderately hilly with a few technical climbs and descents. There are few rocks or exposed roots, save for the ‘black’ trail. The perimeter trails, (see map) are open all year to the general public for biking and hiking, but the trails in the center of the camp should be avoided when the Scouts are camping. Generally, that’s during the summer months.

To the north of the railroad tracks there’s a route to the aforementioned Grays Beach. This is a fun ride which goes right through the parking lot for the Yarmouthport Village Store where you can stop for refreshments. When you get to the beach there’s a long scenic boardwalk that extends well into the marsh.

There are two sections of trail on the map that are closed to bikes, Miller Pond and Camp Wingate. These trails are open to foot traffic and are included on this map so that you’ll know where you shouldn’t ride. In all there’s about 20 miles of fun riding at Greenough.

Most people choose to park just south of Exit 7 beside the railroad tracks. Just pull off the road and park in the cleared area next to the tracks.This location gives you easy access to all three of the Willow Street complex’s network of trails.

How to choose where to ride: Well, Greenough has lots of rolling hills and interesting singletracks, plenty of lake views, and even an ocean to enjoy. Higgins Crowell is mellow and flat. Lots of singletracks winding through the woods, but no hills and no technical features. It’s a great place to bring newer riders or a place to put on a lot of miles. Willow Street, behind the railroad tracks, is different. By far the hardest, there are plenty of hills and challenging singletracks. This should be your first choice if you want to work hard.

Cape Cod NEMBA works hard to keep all of these trails open, fun and deadfall free. If you’re looking for people to ride with, post a note of the CC NEMBA Facebook page.
Located in what we consider to be mid-Cape. The ‘Exit 7” trails will draw you back over and over again.

Local Shops

Sea Sports

Sailworld Cape Cod

Bike Zone

Orleans Cycle

Corner Cycle

Bike Den

Wheelhouse Bike Co

Cape Cod NEMBA Flip Out Kids Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Aug 31 2018 .
5/18/18 5:30pm

Cape Cod NEMBA's Friday Night Flip Out Kids Ride will start Friday May 18th at Trail of Tears @ 5:30.

The rides start from the conservation area parking lot at 1590 Race Lane.

All ages and abilities welcome.

Parents are welcome to ride along with their kids. Or, they can drop them off and pick them up later.

Helmets are mandatory. It's suggested that each kid be equipped with water and snacks.  Bug spray is a recommended.

CC NEMBA's normal Friday evening adult ride starts from the same parking lot at the same time. So the kids will feel that they are part of the group.

Normally there is an informal tailgate party after the ride. Sometimes even a cookout. The kids and, of course, their parents are always invited. Be sure to BYOB and whatever food you'd like tossed on the grill.

Occasionally the Flip Out Friday Kids Ride may change locations. Check back here or on CC NEMBA's Facebook Page for updates. Read more about Cape Cod NEMBA Flip Out Kids Ride

Location

Marstons Mills

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Frank Merola

SE MASS Thursday Blue Hills Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Thursday 38 times .
5/17/18 9:00am

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

This will be a no-drop ride, but expect to do a bit of climbing. After all this is the Blue Hills.

We will meet at the small lot directly across from the State Police on Hillside Street. 

That's HERE!

Please confirm that you're coming by emailing me at cobblestv@gmail.com. If I don't hear from anyone I may ride someplace else. Read more about SE MASS Thursday Blue Hills Ride

Location

685 Hillside St., Milton MA

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Steve Cobble

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

4/28/18 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 28th. 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! Read more about Cape Cod NEMBA Trail Care @ Nickerson SP

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!

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