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 for latest info on all things MTB.
Trail maps at
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
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,
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


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
Read more about Fairfield County NEMBA Winter Social - Where the Trail Ends Movie


The Ridgefield Playhouse


Central CT Fairfield County

Event Leader

Ryan Tucker

HV NEMBA RAW: Thirsty Thursdays BYOB

Event Date

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Sep 13 2018 .
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
Dates: Every Thursday from July 5, 2018 to September 13, 2018

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




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Ride Leader Name

Mark Lurie

Housatonic Valley NEMBA Chapter Meeting & Ride


5/23/18 (All day)

Housatonic Valley NEMBA will be having its monthly chapter meeting at 5:30 on May 23rd at Black Hog Brewing Co., 115 Hurley Rd. Bldg. 9A in Oxford

We'll meet at the Black Hog and ride east. If you get there late, ride out to join us.

Then we'll hang out and have our meeting. Bring some munchies to share .

Our main agenda item is planning ing for the picnic on Sat. June 2.

See ya there! Read more about Housatonic Valley NEMBA Chapter Meeting & Ride


Housatonic Valley NEMBA

Event Leader

Paula Burton

Housatonic Valley NEMBA Trail Work at Upper Paugussett


6/30/18 8:00am

Trail clean up and rebuild after the tornado at Upper Paugussett.

Bring gloves, sturdy boots or shoes and some bug spray.

We'll meet at the Pond Brook Boat Ramp in Newtown. 

Let's all make the trails in our favorite place to ride even better. Read more about Housatonic Valley NEMBA Trail Work at Upper Paugussett


Housatonic Valley NEMBA


Event Leader

Mark Lurie