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

Fairfield County NEMBA Larkin Trail Ride

Event Date

6/9/18 (All day)

We will meet at 9:45 at Class Cycles in Southbury. We’ll park at Class Cycles located at 77 Main St N Suite 105, Southbury, CT 06488 and Greg will have some coffee and pastries for us to enjoy before the ride.

The Larkin Trail is a wide dirt trail with low grades, with some short sections of singletrack. We’ll go as far as we can looking for some of that elusive single track. Ride at your own pace and meet us at the designated regroups.  It’s a fun trail and the views are good. On our return, we'll meet up at Black Hog for a flight & food truck. After that we'll cruise mostly downhill 3 miles back to the shop.

Total mileage 20+ or less. Read more about Fairfield County NEMBA Larkin Trail Ride

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Paula Burton

FC NEMBA Trout Brook Valley Trail Restoration

Date

Repeats every 2 weeks every Saturday 2 times .
4/7/18 8:45am to 12:00pm

Join the us for the first of two days (April 7 and April 21) of work to open a previously closed trail in beautiful Trout Brook Valley in Weston CT. Please help us complete the cleanup before the trails open to mountain bikes on May 1st. Volunteers need to bring their own gloves, work boots and water. FC NEMBA provides expertise, instruction and tools. Meeting 8:45 AM at Freeborn & Elm.

Approximate address

99 Freeborn Rd
Easton, CT 06612

41.243964, -73.330951

Check our FB page for any last minute updates

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fcnemba/ Read more about FC NEMBA Trout Brook Valley Trail Restoration

Location

Troutbrook Valley

Chapter

Fairfield County

Trail

Event Leader

Mike Malwitz

SE CT NEMBA Tour de Lyme

Date

5/20/18 (All day)

Date:5/20/18 – 7:30 – 1 PM

SECT NEMBA is providing support with mountain bike component of the Tour de Lyme Fundraising event. Hundreds of riders come to Lyme each May to experience an exciting cycling event supporting the Lyme Land Conservation Trust.

Road and mountain bikers choose from a selection of rides varying in length and challenge. All routes offer rest stops where riders can enjoy, water, juice, fruit, energy bars and of course encouragement! 

Money raised will go to a worthy cause: creating added opportunities for public enjoyment of our preserves while protecting and maintaining what we have already conserved for generations to come.  The Lyme Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization –registration and donations are tax deductible.

To learn more about the event and rides available visit: http://www.tourdelyme.org/

Registration for the event is require and available here: https://lymelandtrust.redpodium.com/2018-tour-de-lyme

 

 

Chapter

Southeastern CT NEMBA

Event Leader

Kimberly Bradley
Kimberlybradley628@gmail.com

SE CT NEMBA Women's Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Sep 27 2018 .
4/5/18 (All day)
 
Come take your riding to the next level with SECT NEMBA Women's ONLY Thursday rides.
We aim to make this ride a comfortable place to find new riding buddies and encourage and mentor our fellow lady riders, while providing ride leading opportunities.
The ride pace will be set by those attending the ride and will be no drop.
The location of the ride will vary week to week, and there may be locations that require an intermediate or higher level of riding.
Normally starting at 6:00 PM the weekly ride details being posted on facebook in the SECT NEMBA Ladies Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/167546497210428/

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Jessica Heuschele

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