Southern ME

Greater Portland NEMBA Bikes & Brew Event

Date

10/28/17 (All day)

We're back with the last Bikes & Brews this year! A lot of work has gone into these trails in Gorham so mark your calendars and help support our local NEMBA chapter. 

Check-in will be from 10:15 - 10:45am. We will be riding the Gorham trail system leaving from Sebago Brewing Company.

We will again have three groups going out with an easy going, intermediate and advanced group group all leaving at 11:00am. The cost is $20 and if you register online you will receive a t-shirt! Read more about Greater Portland NEMBA Bikes & Brew Event

Chapter

Greater Portland

Event Leader

Rob Lavoie
portlandnemba@gmail.com

Greater Portland NEMBA Trail Day @ Gorham

Date

10/15/17 (All day)

Last year we built Louie Louie in just a few hours thanks to a huge turnout.

Let's do it again for Gorham's newest trail, 5G! We have a mile built already minus a couple of bridges.

This day we want to built these bridges and complete another 1.6 mile loop. No experience necessary and stay as long as you wish!

We are meeting at 8:00 AM at the end of Wentworth Dr, from there it is a short walk to the trail.

Hope you can join us. Let's get it done. Read more about Greater Portland NEMBA Trail Day @ Gorham

Chapter

Greater Portland

Event Leader

Rob Lavoie
portlandnemba@gmail.com

Greater Portland NEMBA Tour de Greater Portland

Event Date

Repeats every month on June, July, August, September, October, November, December on the first Saturday until Sat Dec 02 2017 .
6/3/17 (All day)
Join Greater Portland NEMBA for a series of first Saturday rides that will explore the best riding areas in and around Portland,

These will be fun no-drop rides that will last a couple of hours or so.

Contact the ride's leader for details and the location for this month's ride.

Location

Portland, Maine

Chapter

State

Maine

Ride Level

Intermediate

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Rob Lavoie

GP NEMBA Benefit -- Bikes & Brews

Event Date

5/20/17 10:15am

We're at it again this year! All abilites are welcome so mark your calendars for the first of 3 rides and support our local NEMBA chapter. 

Check-in will be from 10:15 - 10:45am. We will be riding the Cape Elizabeth trail network leaving from Elsmere.

We will again have three groups going out with an easy going, intermediate and advanced group group all leaving at 11:00am. The cost is $20 and if you register online you will receive a t-shirt.

Register here on Bikereg

Follow the Event of Facebook

Location

Elsmere BBQ & Wood Grill

Chapter

State

Maine

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Pat Hackelman

GP NEMBA Spring Social and Ride

Date

5/2/17 6:00pm


Come show your support for Greater Portland NEMBA at our annual Spring Social gathering - this year we're again hosted by Oxbow Brewing at their excellent space on Washington Ave. in Portland.

Join us for music, beer, food, friends, beer, raffles, entertainment, beer, and more (beer)!

There will likely be an urban loop ride (weather-permitting) heading out at around 4pm - details as the date approaches.

Chapter

Greater Portland

Event Leader

Rob Lavoie

NEMBA Trail School North, Auburn ME

Date

5/20/17 (All day)


Register by Wednesday May 17th for NEMBA Trail School North in Auburn ME on Saturday, May 20th.

Registration is over for this event --j Sorry!

This course is perfect for riders, trail enthusiasts, land stewards and land managers interested in learning about what makes for sustainable, enjoyable trails and how to take care of them.

The course will include classroom presentations on the best practices of trail building and maintenance in the morning, followed by hands-on trail building clinics in the afternoon.

Coffee, snacks and lunch will be included, and there will also be an option to purchase IMBA's trailbuilding textbook, IMBA Trail Solutions.

The cost is $20.  Please bring a check for $40 if you wish to purchace IMBA's book, Trail Solutions: IMBA's Guide to Building Sweet Singletrack.

The course will take place in Auburn, and we'll be doing the hands-on clinics at Mt. Apatite.

Location

Auburn, ME

Trail

Event Leader

Philip Keyes
pk@nemba.org
800-576-3622

GPNEMBA - Bikes and Brews 2015 #1 (5/16/15)

Date

5/16/15 10:15am to 1:30pm

Gear Works Productions, organizers of the 12 Hours of Millstone and Bradbury race events, have a fun ride series planned for 2015 in Greater Portland. From their website... "Bikes & Brews is a 3 part charity mountain bike ride series in the Greater Portland area. The goal of this social ride series is to bring riders together for a great cause by starting and ending each ride at a restaurant or brewery. With registration riders receive an event shirt, one free or discounted beer & food to get the party started, and raffle ticket. The benefactor for Event #1 is Greater Portland NEMBA. Ride on!"

For more info and to pre-register... http://www.gearworksproductions.com/gear-works/bikes-brews-event-1

Location

Foundation Brewing Company, Portland Maine

Chapter

Greater Portland

Event Leader

Gear Works Productions
pat@cascobaysports.com
207-221-0203

GPNEMBA - Yarmouth Trail Day (5/9/15)

Date

5/9/15 8:30am to 12:30pm

Yarmouth West Side Trail

 
For the most part the trail is in great shape this spring thanks to the hard work of all the volunteers. The goal for the morning will be to finish the boardwalks to Wharf Road and do maintenance along the sidewalk from Sandy Point to Sea Meadows on Cousins Island. Primary work will be setting boardwalks and hardening the trail.  
 
Details
Date:  Saturday May 9th
Time:  8:30 am - 12:30 pm 
Meet at:  Meet at Sandy Point for directions to work areas
 
Please bring work gloves, sturdy shoes (some wet areas), hard rakes, wheelbarrows and shovels. Tools will also be provided. Water and home baked chocolate chip cookies will be available for the volunteers.
 
PREP WORK - Please contact the event leader if you are available on the prior Saturday, May 2nd or on Friday the 8th in the afternoon to help prefabricating boardwalks and staging materials.
 

Location

Cousins Island, Yarmouth, ME

Chapter

Greater Portland

Trail

Event Leader

Dan Ostrye
dostrye@maine.rr.com

Southern ME

Presumpscot River Trails

189 Summit St.
Portland  Maine  04103
United States

Easy

30%

Moderate

55%

Difficult

15%

Description

The Presumpscot River Preserve and Oak Nuts Park are located in Falmouth and Portland.  Together they form what we refer to as the Presumpscot River Trails.

Entry to the trail system is at Oak Nuts Park.

Looping in and out of the woods the trails feature many short challenge sections, many well built bridges and lots of scenic views of the Presumpscot River. The trails on the north side of the river area bit more challenging. But there's nothing that the average rider can't handle. 

Departing from the local norm there are very few rocks on these trails. But some sections may be impassable during the high water periods of early spring. Poison Ivy can overtake some trails by mid summer, be cautious.

The Presumpscot River Trails are a lot of fun to explore. Locals are out on the trails every day of the week and you'll also see plenty of dog walkers. 

There's an alternate starting area at 125 Bridgton Rd in Westbrook.




 

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