Southern CT

FC NEMBA 2017 Upcoming Events

Monday, April 24, 2017

FC NEMBA has a full schedule of events planned for spring, summer and beyond! Join us for a ride, event or trail work session. Check out our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/groups/153250044748995/ for latest info on all things MTB.
 
Trail maps at http://fcnemba.org/fc-mtnbikingmaps/index.htm
 
Chapter meetings are the last Wednesday of the month at 7.30 PM in Norwalk.
 
Upcoming Events
 
Sat.-Sun. May 6-7 Huntington and Putnam SP, FCNEMBA’s Trailfest! Join us for a great weekend of frolicking in the woods of Huntington State Park. We will eat, work, ride, camp, and eat and ride again. Light trail work, led rides for all levels, BBQ, Bonfire, and Camping. Free! Kid Friendly! Come for some or for the entire event. Details at http://www.facebook.com/events/423176344685439/
 
Fri. May 12, Southbury, North of FC Ride, Meeting, and Social. All levels. We’ll take a ride on the Larkin Trail to Black Hog Brewery and enjoy the beer and food trucks. Or just meet us there. Brief meeting at 7pm. 
 
Sat. May 20 NEMBA Trail School South in Oxford. Spend the day talking about, learning about, and building trails! Find out about trail initiatives in the area. There is still room so register now.

 
Fri-Sun. Aug. 11-13 Kingdom Trails. The first ever NEMBA Women’s Summit. Seminars, rides, movies, fashion show, prizes and more! FC is offering a partial scholarship to encourage more women to attend. Only a few tickets left.
 
Weekly Rides
 
Mondays - Southbury, Intermediate, with Greg Meghani, Class Cycles

Tuesdays - Southbury, Waldo, Social with Paula Burton
 
Wednesdays - Wilton, Wilton Woods, Intermediate, with Dave Francefort
 
Sundays - Ridgefield, Intermediate, with Ridgefield Bicycle Company
 
Trail Work Sessions
 
Please lend a hand if you ride at Mianus, Wilton Woods, Bennett’s/Hemlock Hills, Trout Brook, Huntington, Trumbull, Waldo! Select Saturdays 8.45-12 PM, often followed by a ride.
Sat. June 3 National Trails Day at Mianus River Park, Ryan Tucker, rrtucker@gmail.com
Sat. June 10 TBA
Sat. Sept. 9 TBA
Sat. Oct. 7 TBA
Sat. Oct. 14 TBA
Sat. Nov. 4 TBA
Sat. Nov. 18 TBA
 
Here is to a great year of riding. See you on the trails!
--Monika Stokes
 

NEMBA Trail School @ Goodwin State Forest

Monday, May 19, 2014

Riders and trail enthusiasts from an array of organizations gathered at Goodwin Conservation Center in Hampton, Connecticut for NEMBA's annual two-day course in trail design, construction and maintenance.

In addition to riders from numerous NEMBA chapters from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, participants came from the Connecticut Parks & Forests Association, the Central CT Regional Planning Agency, the Friends of Goodwin State Park, Greenfield Trails Association (NH), Londonderry Trails (NH) and even as far away as the Gennesee Region Offroad Cyclists (Rochester, NY).

In the NEMBA tradition of "work hard, play harder", the course featured not only classroom instruction but outdoors hands-on build clinics as well as an epic ride on the extensive trail system that encompasses Goodwin State Forest and Natchaug State Forest.

“Our trail school is key to increasing our capacity to improve and build more trails,” commented NEMBA director, Philip Keyes. “I’m confident that everyone who attended this year’s class will go on to put on their own trail care events and help us build a better New England for trails and trail-based recreation in all its forms.”

Our thanks to the supportive staff at the Goodwin Conservation Center and the CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection for opening their doors to us and allowing us to camp out -- the evening bonfire was great!  We also thank the Friends of Goodwin State Forest for helping with project locations. Lastly, a huge shout-out of thanks to our NEMBA instructors, Paula Burton, Adam Glick, Maciej Sobieszek and Mike Tabaczynski, and to our ride leaders, Stacey Jimenez and Glenn Newcombe.

If you missed out, mark your calendars now for the May 21-22, 2015.

Fairfield County NEMBA Winter Social - Where the Trail Ends Movie

Date

3/16/14 5:00pm to 11:00pm

FC NEMBA Annual Winter Social - March 16th Doors open at 4pm for socializing & movie starts at 5:30@ Ridgefield Playhouse
$15 in Advance / $20 at the Door. Includes venue access, cupcakes, soda & beer, fun and the Fairfield County premiere of Where the Trail Ends provided free by Red Bull Media house.

... details to come on advance purchase

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZUsc1ewgUQ
Read more about Fairfield County NEMBA Winter Social - Where the Trail Ends Movie

Location

The Ridgefield Playhouse

Chapter

Central CT Fairfield County

Event Leader

Ryan Tucker
rrtucker@gmail.com

HV NEMBA Beginner's Ride With Skills

Event Date

10/14/18 (All day)

Housatonic Valley NEMBA wil be hosting a novice ride with skills training at Hop Brook in Middlebury.

This ride is aimed at newer riders, with developing skills. It will be a fun-no pressure ride.

For more details, time and directions, contact Bill @ wlake40@yahoo.com

 

  Read more about HV NEMBA Beginner's Ride With Skills

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice
Advanced-novice

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Bill Lake

HV NEMBA Rockland Intermellow Ride

Event Date

10/6/18 (All day)

Housatonic Valley NEMBA wil be hosting an Intermellow field trip ride, Rockland in Madison.

All are invited - you can go at your own speed if you like following the numbers. Paula will be leading the intermellow paced group.

An intermellow ride is intermediate terrain and a relaxed pace.

Hope you can join us.  :-)

For more information, starting times etc,  contact Paula Burton peburton@aol.com  Read more about HV NEMBA Rockland Intermellow Ride

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Advanced-novice
Intermediate

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Paula Burton

SE CT NEMBA Pot Luck Cookout & Ride @ Day Pond

Date

9/30/18 (All day)

Join SECT NEMBA Chapter Members for our second Pot-luck Cookout and mountain bike ride from 11:00 to 2:00 PM.

This time with cooler temperatures at Day Pond State Park in Colchester, CT.

This is a casual family event aimed to bring those in our mountain biking community together to share rides, food, and fun. Rides will be based on turnout and include all skill levels.

We highly encourage those with young children to attend and bring the whole family, we will aim to have alternating rides for care takers to juggle the little ones, and lots of fun exploring outdoors for our young future riders.

We will provide hot dogs and hamburgers, please respond with an item you will bring if attending. Read more about SE CT NEMBA Pot Luck Cookout & Ride @ Day Pond

Chapter

Southeastern CT NEMBA

Event Leader

Kim Bradley
kimberlybradley628@gmail.com

SE CT NEMBA All Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week 30 times .
8/26/18 (All day)

SE CT NEMBA will be hosting a series of Sunday Morning Rides at various places in our region.

The plan is to, over time, highlight our many best riding areas.

Contact Kim Bradley for information on this week's ride, or check our Facebook Page.

Depending on the turnout we may divide up into groups. Read more about SE CT NEMBA All Ride

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Kim Bradley

HV NEMBA RAW: Thirsty Thursdays BYOB

Event Date

Repeats every week every Thursday 30 times .
7/5/18 (All day)

Ride after Work: Thirsty Thursday - BYOB (Bring your own Bike) 

Primary Ride Location: Upper Paugussett State Forest
Time: 6:30 PM
Ride Type: Social, no drop, ride.
Distance: 4+ miles (more if time/light permits)
Ride Leader: Mark Lurie, email eatsleepfish@gmail.com
Dates: Every Thursday from July 5, 2018 to September 13, 2018

Cancellations: Rain Read more about HV NEMBA RAW: Thirsty Thursdays BYOB

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice
Advanced-novice

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Mark Lurie

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