Southern CT

FC NEMBA Rockland Excursion

Event Date

7/30/17 10:15am to 12:30pm
Riding Rockland Sunday late morning.
Check our chapter FB page for any changes
http://www.facebook.com/groups/153250044748995/

Arrive at 10, rolling 10:15.
Meeting at "79 Lot" on Route 79 across from Samantha Lane
Approx. address  2313 Durham Rd
Madison, CT 06443
41.423840, -72.652107

Couple hours of fun for sure!
Study up on the trail map
http://www.madisonct.org/DocumentCenter/View/727
Thank you to all the gnomes who have been toiling on this awesome trail system!

Location

Rockland Bike Park

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Advanced-novice
Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Monika Stokes

FC NEMBA Tour de Aspetuck Bi-weekly Ride Series

Event Date

Repeats every 2 weeks every Thursday 4 times .
7/6/17 6:00pm
Dates: 7/6, 7/20, 8/3 etc.
Please check our FB chapter page for latest info
http://www.facebook.com/groups/153250044748995/

Tour de Aspetuck this Thursday! Ride/run Troutbrook 6-7 from Wells Hill lot, then 7:30 catch up with friends and make new ones over tasty beverages. 

Wells Hill lot - off Kellogg Hill Road - go past where pavement turns to gravel, approx. address 199 Wells Hill Road, Easton, CT 06612, GPS 41.238612, -73.335564

Aspetuck Brew Lab - 3389 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06605

In partnership with Aspetuck Land Trust and Aspetuck Brew Lab.

This ride will be held on the first and third Thursday of every month.

Location

Troutbrook Valley Wells Hill lot & Aspetuck Brew Lab

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Ryan Tucker

Fairfield County NEMBA Trail Build @ Pine Mountain

Date

6/24/17 (All day)

Pine Mt NEW Trail Build Day 8:30-12 noon @ Miry Brook/RT 7 Commuter Lot in Danbury - We have received permission from the Ridgefield Conservation Commission to build a new Trail from the Pine Mt Rd parking lot to the Pine Mt Overlook.
This is HUGE, it will create a solid intermediate shared-use sustainable single track trail to climb or descend from the overlook. It's going to take us a number of sessions to get this done... some cool rock work and a couple challenging rock up/down sections will take some time but it should be a great blend of flow and tech with some great views.
Big thanks to Dave F., John S., Mike M., and Ray G. for keeping the idea fire burning.

Bring Gloves, sturdy shoes, and water we will bring the tools. FC NEMBA will host a lunch someplace after. We'll shuttle from the lot to the Pine Mt lot (parking is extremely limited and we want to be respectful of other trail users). Read more about Fairfield County NEMBA Trail Build @ Pine Mountain

Chapter

Fairfield County

Event Leader

Ryan Tucker
rrtucker@gmail.com

Southern CT

Mooween State Park

Red Cedar Lake Rd
Lebanon  Connecticut  06249
United States

860-526-2336

Easy

30%

Moderate

50%

Difficult

20%

Description

Mooween State Park in Lebanon, CT is home to southeast Connecticut’s newest trail system.  Set on the shores of Red Cedar Lake, the former summer camp for boys provides a variety of terrain for riders of all abilities. Throughout the fall and winter of 2016, a dedicated crew of trail builders roughed in and sculpted a network of nearly 10 miles of singletrack trails.  Existing double track, park roads and the new flowing beginner and intermediate level trails wind through stone walls and the old abandoned summer camp.  Along the way are opportunities to play on advanced technical features including giant boulders, steep rollers, log skinnies and 3 foot hucks. 
 
There are currently a few small parking areas to access the trails from.  A 10+ car parking area is planned for the future.
The “Boat Launch” (166 Camp Mooween Rd, Lebanon CT) – DO NOT BLOCK THE GATE  From the parking area ride across the dam.  Take the first left up a small rise on the double track.  The trail crosses the double track about 100 feet after the turn. The loop is bi-directional but flows more naturally ridden clockwise.  The builders suggest you take a left onto the Red Trail.
The “Scott Hill Rd Gate” (299 Scott Hill Rd, Lebanon CT) – There is room for several cars at this pull off.  Ride down the park road along the lake, about 2/3 of a mile.  Just before you get to the dam make a right onto the double track up the small rise.  The Red Trail will be on your left.
The “Galvanized Gate” (167 Scott Hill Rd, Lebanon CT) – Only room for a couple cars here.  Ride up the double track a little way.  The Yellow Trail crosses almost immediately.  The loop is bi-directional but flows more naturally ridden clockwise, so turn left onto the trail.
 
Hunting is allowed at Mooween State Park.  During hunting season (mid-September to December 31) please avoid riding during the week and on Saturdays.  There is no hunting on state lands on Sundays. 
 

Local Shops

Wayfarer Bicycle

Links to Relevant Resources

Local Eats

2 Brothers Pizza, Salem

The Plum Tomato, Colchester

NW CT NEMBA Scott Bikes, Singletrack and Sausage - Take II

Date

5/21/17 9:00am to 3:00pm

Let's try this again with better weather! Suburban Sports and Scott Bikes are once again bringing in the demo vans with latest linup of bikes for test rides. It's stacking up to be a spectacular Sunday to slide over to the Soccer Fields, demo a Scott bike, enjoy some super singletrack on Stone Road, slay the Surveyor Trail and return to the trailhead for a smorgasborg of savory sauasage hot off the grill.

Check out the Facebook event to let us know if you're coming, or for updates:
https://www.facebook.com/events/726547270851736
 

Location

Nassahegon Soccer Fields - 222 Punch Brook Rd, Burlington, CT 06013-1834, United States

Chapter

Northwest CT

Event Leader

Jon
contact@nwctnemba.org

NW CT NEMBA Weekly Intermediate Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Sep 07 2017 .
6/1/17 5:30pm
Scott and Brian will be leading intermediate rides on Thursday nights starting June 1st. Ride length and intensity will vary depending on who shows up that week. Rides may also be split into 2 or more groups to accommodate different levels of ability and/or interest. Rides are somewhat technical and are typically 8-10 miles depending on the group and the amount of daylight. We try to be back to the parking lot before dark, but if you have lights it would be a good idea to bring them just in case. Plan to arrive by 5:30pm, the aim is to get rolling by 5:45pm. Please let us know if you plan on making it to the ride, so the group can start as soon as everyone gets there.

As uaual we'll be alternating ride locations between the Nassahegon Soccer Fields and the Sessions Woods WMA areas.  As we did last year; we'll be throwing in some other locations to the mix as well.  Keep an eye on FB, our website, and/or our mailing list for details on different locations including Harwinton, Nepaug, Burr Pond, and who knows where else. The first week we'll be starting at the Soccer Fields, and will be switching every week from there unless announced otherwise. 

If you're unfamiliar with the parking location you can use the following addresses in your GPS:
Soccer Fields: 273 Punch Brook Rd Burlington CT 06013
Sessions Woods WMA: 341 Milford Street (Rte 69) Burlington, CT 06013

NW CT NEMBA Facebook Page
NW CT NEMBA Mailing List
Soccer Fields parking location on Google Maps
Sessions Woods WMA parking location on Google Maps

Location

Varries

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate
Advanced

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Scott and Brian

NW CT NEMBA All Levels Social Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Aug 28 2017 .
6/5/17 5:30pm

Margie and Dennis will be leading all levels social rides on Monday nights starting June 5th. These rides will cater to less experience riders, but the group may split into multiple rides of varying levels to suit the abilities/interests of those who show up. Plan to arrive by 5:30pm, the aim is to get rolling by 5:45pm. Please let us know if you plan on making it to the ride, so the group can start as soon as everyone gets there.

We'll be alternating ride locations between the Nassahegon Soccer Fields and the Sessions Woods WMA areas, starting with the Soccer Fields on June 5th. Keep an eye out on Facebook, our website, or our newsletter as we also plan on adding rides to other locations into the mix this year.

Check here, our Facebook page, or email us for updates and cancellations. If you're unfamiliar with the parking location you can use the following addresses in your GPS:
Soccer Fields: 273 Punch Brook Rd Burlington CT 06013
Sessions Woods WMA: 341 Milford Street (Rte 69) Burlington, CT 06013

NW CT NEMBA Facebook Page
NW CT NEMBA Mailing List
Soccer Fields parking location on Google Maps
Sessions Woods WMA parking location on Google Maps Read more about NW CT NEMBA All Levels Social Ride

Location

Varries

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice
Advanced-novice
All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Margie and Dennis

FC NEMBA Trail Care Day

Date

Repeats every week every Saturday 1 times .
10/14/17 8:45am

Please lend a hand if you ride at Mianus, Wilton Woods, Bennett’s/Hemlock Hills, Troutbrook, Huntington, Trumbull, Waldo. Select Saturdays 8.45-12 PM, often followed by a ride.  

The specific park and meeting location to be determined. Contact the event leader for details. Read more about FC NEMBA Trail Care Day

Location

Mianus, Wilton Woods, Bennett’s/Hemlock Hills, Troutbrook, Huntington, Trumbull, Waldo

Chapter

Fairfield County

Event Leader

Dave Francefort
dfrancefort@gmail.com

FC NEMBA Trail Care Day

Date

Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Nov 11 2017 .
11/4/17 8:45am

Please lend a hand if you ride at Mianus, Wilton Woods, Bennett’s/Hemlock Hills, Troutbrook, Huntington, Trumbull, Waldo. Select Saturdays 8.45-12 PM, often followed by a ride.  

The specific park and meeting location to be determined. Contact the event leader for details.

Location

Mianus, Wilton Woods, Bennett’s/Hemlock Hills, Troutbrook, Huntington, Trumbull, Waldo

Chapter

Fairfield County

Event Leader

Dave Francefort
dfrancefort@gmail.com

FC NEMBA Trail Care Day

Date

6/10/17 8:45am

Please lend a hand if you ride at Mianus, Wilton Woods, Bennett’s/Hemlock Hills, Troutbrook, Huntington, Trumbull, Waldo. Select Saturdays 8.45-12 PM, often followed by a ride.  

The specific park and meeting location to be determined. Contact the event leader for details.

Location

Mianus, Wilton, Bennett's, Troutbrook, Huntington, Trumbull, Waldo...

Chapter

Fairfield County

Event Leader

Dave Francefort
dfrancefort@gmail.com

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