Southern NH

Brattleboro/Keene Chapter Meeting

Date

7/5/16 (All day)

Chapter Meeting at Mike Davern's house. 6PM, quick ride at 5PM out of my place, Hyland Hill. Big climb, then down.

We'll meet on the deck. If it rains, I'll pull cars out of the garage. Bring a drink (or I can clean out the odds and ends from my beer fridge), and a snack to share.

Agenda:
Work days
Mike H?
Boz?
Map
Signs
Bike for Bovines - chapter presence
Fall event at SWF
Different gear from Bulldog - hats, stickers, other?
Meeting frequency
New officers for 2017

Location

733 Hurricane Rd, Keene, NH 03431-2175, United States

Chapter

Brattleboro-Keene

Event Leader

Mike Davern
madavern@hotmail.com

Advanced Cyclist Wednesday Evening Women's Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Wednesday until Mon Sep 26 2016 .
6/29/16 5:45pm to 8:00pm
The Wednesday Evening Women's Mountain Bike Group Ride meets at 5:45pm at the Bike Shop (466 West St. Keene, NH) and leaves promptly at 6pm.

The Rail Trail is located directly behind our store and will lead us to one of the five separate trail systems in Keene.
 
This is a fun paced, no drop ride designed for intermediate level women riders with a moving time of 1.5 to 2 hours and a distance of 8 - 14 miles.
 
We will be alternating between the five different trail systems in Keene, all of which include a moderate amount of climbing and descending.
 
If you have any questions about the ride please contact us at kaylar@advancedcyclist.com

Location

Advanced Cyclist

Chapter

State

New Hampshire
Vermont

Ride Level

Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Kayla
603-354-3038

SNH NEMBA Mine Falls Coed Novice Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Dec 25 2018 .
1/2/18 6:00pm


Details: This is a no drop, no pressure, fun ride!

We will be meeting at the parking lot at the end of Coliseum Ave. (Off Rt 3, Exit 6 - this is the street that runs behind the Kohl's Shopping Plaza). Be on the lookout for a blue Ford F-150 Pickup Truck as we'll meet there for a pre-ride discussion. There are only three things required for this novice ride: a bike that is capable of riding on hard packed dirt, a helmet (no exceptions) and a desire to have a great time! Feel free to email me if you have any questions.

Time: 6pm ET
Location: Mine Falls Park, 199 Coliseum Ave., Nashua

Thanks,
 
Chris Gaudet
SNH NEMBA Novice Ride Leader

Location

Mine Falls, Nashua NH

Chapter

State

New Hampshire

Ride Level

Beginner

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Chris Gaudet

Advanced Cyclist Thursday Evening Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Thursday until Mon Sep 26 2016 .
5/19/16 5:45pm to 9:00pm
The Thursday Evening Mountain Bike Group Ride meets at the Bike Shop (466 West St. Keene, NH) at 5:45pm and rolls out at 6pm sharp.

Keene has an awesome  amount of mountain bike terrain and we alternate rides between Stonewall Farm, West Keene and Drummer Hill.

This ride is best suited for the intermediate to advanced level rider with a ride time of 2 to 2.5 hours.  

The distance ranges from 12 - 18 miles with at least 1000ft of climbing and some technical descending.

If you have any questions about the ride please contact us at emilyc@advancedcyclist.com
 

Location

466 West St. Keene, NH

Chapter

State

New Hampshire
Vermont

Ride Level

Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate
Advanced

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Emily Coey
603-354-3038

SNH NEMBA Floating Tuesday Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Oct 17 2017 .
5/16/17 6:00pm

Our Southern NH NEMBA Tuesday Ride is back with a twist. This year the ride locations will vary to include FOMBA, Musquash, Grater Woods, Horse Hill, and others.

The ride will move along at a solid Intermediate to advanced pace.

Meet at the designated location at 6pm. Ride spot notification will be given 36 hrs ahead of time, Apres ride craft brew pot luck and possible intermittent weenie roast.

Contact the ride leader for this week's location, or better yet, join the Southern NH NEMBA Facebook page to find out the latest.

Location

FOMBA, Musquash, Grater Woods, Horse Hill, and others

Chapter

State

New Hampshire

Ride Level

Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate
Advanced

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Jim Spiegel
603-512-7800

Cyclones Trail Work Days

Date

Repeats every day 2 times .
4/30/16 8:30am to 11:00am

The Cyclones (BK-NEMBA Kids Race Team) are doing some trail work days at Stonewall Farm. All are welcome/encouraged to attend. We'll get the trails at the farm tuned up for the season. The trail days are scheduled for April 30 and May 1 from 8:30-11am and we are inviting people to come whichever day they can or come for both! There will be a short ride afterwards each day and snacks and drinks for the volunteers.

Location

Stonewall Farm - Keene

Chapter

Brattleboro-Keene

Trail

Event Leader

Mike Davern, BK-NEMBA Secretary
bknemba@gmail.com
603.359.7474

Southern NH

Stratham Hill

270 Portsmouth Ave,
Stratham  New Hampshire  03885
United States

Easy

25%

Moderate

70%

Difficult

5%

Description

Plenty of single track, wide open tractor roads and some solid climbing… a place for everyone to ride!

Most riders who come to ride the trails at 'Stratham Hill' don't realize that they are riding on both private and public land.  The Town Park, Stratham Hill Park, and the Gordon Barker Town forest are just over 200 acres of land, about half of that is either open field or wetlands. The rest of the trail network weaves in and out of privately owned land.  There about 10 miles of trails, the riding is fast and not very technical. There are three hills (Stratham, Jewell and Long) that can get the heart rate up and offer a sweet reward on the other side. If you are looking for a route to ride with the kids, just check out a topographical map before heading out, as long as you bypass those hills, you should be good to go.  

Even though there are multiple trailheads, the most popular place to park and meet up is at the end of Jack Rabbit Lane, just off of Portsmouth Avenue.  This parking lot has morphed into the 'dog area' in recent years, but is has proven to be a great place to start your ride. Not too far from the parking area, there is a dirt pump track for getting warmed up for your ride (or while you wait for your buddies). This dirt track is great for kids to learn some basic biking skills and is open to the public for use.

The trails throughout the network vary in difficulty. There are wide open 'tractor' and old logging roads, to single track climbs. With proper planning the riding can be geared towards all abilities. The Town is in the process of creating a new trail map. Once complete it will be available for down load at strathamnh.gov/ recreation.  The trails are open nearly year round. If Mother Nature cooperates the Town grooms some of the trails that are wide enough and not too steep.  There needs to be at least 6 inches of snow on the ground for grooming to be effective.

The Town also owns a small fleet of Trek Farley 5's and two Trek kids Farley's. Visit the Parks and Recreation website for more information. The Department rents these bikes whenever the trails are rideable. The cost is $25 for a three hour block. Having these bikes right there is a great way to try a fat bike and not have to worry about getting it to the trailhead.

There are a variety of organized events throughout the year. There are races, social rides and events for the family. For the last few winters, the Park has played host to the Polartec Winter Fat Bike Series, the Stratham Parks and Recreation Summer Bike series and the Gordon Barker "No Brakes" Bike Race. If you do more than just ride the trails, new this year there is a trail running series in May and the Fire Tower trail race in August.  The series races are typically on Thursday nights. This year will be offering wood fired pizza, so bring the family and make an evening of it. Later in the cycling season we will create a Cyclecross course that will stay up as a practice area.

The Park also hosts the annual Seacoast Velo Kids, 'Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day'. This year's event will be on May 15th. This is a great way to get the kids out early, dust off their skills (and yours) at the skill stations, cruise around the kids race course and get some free schwag. Through the months of July and August Seacoast Velo Kids offers group rides for kids at the Park on Sunday afternoons. They have some loaner bikes if the kids need to borrow one. Check out their website for registration details, seacoastvelokids.org .
The Town of Stratham organizes different volunteer groups to assist with the necessary maintenance of all of the trails. There are ongoing efforts to update and replace some of the bridges and other manmade structures to make the riding experience more enjoyable.  If you are interested in getting involved with these efforts, please send us an email at shickey@stratahmnh.gov.

Getting to the trails in Stratham is rather easy and very convenient.   The Park is located just a few minutes off of Interstate 95 and New Hampshire State Highway 101, under an hour from Boston, Concord, NH and Portland.  Dogs must be leashed in certain areas on the trails, please obey the posted signs. The trails on Town owned land close to the public at 9 pm.  We hope to see you out there soon!
 

Local Shops

Likin Bikin

http://www.pedalinfools.com/

SNH NEMBA Trailwork @ Bear Brook

Date

Repeats every week until Sun May 08 2016 .
4/30/16 9:00am to 12:00pm

Southern New Hampshire NEMBA will hold a work day on Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 8th.

Plan on meeting at the hiker/biker lot off of Podunk Road at 8:45. We will move to the work site at 9 AM. We will work until noon or 1 PM.

Bring water, gloves and lunch if you want to join a ride afterwards (no need for tools, we will have the trailer).

On 4/30 we will be working around the old 4-H camp clearing some of the old trails.

((Bear Brook is hosting the annual NEMBA trail building school at the 4-H camp this year May 21-22. If you are interested in attending the trail school, contact Matt Caron (our trusty president) or Philip Keyes, NEMBA executive director.))

On 5/8 we will be hauling materials to the work sites for the trail school. We will finally be able to work on the bridge project that was part of last years RTP grant.

If time permits on either day, we will work on the third and final re-route on Hedgehog Ledge. Hope to see you there!

Any questions call Kathy 603-724-7187.

Chapter

Southern NH

Trail

Event Leader

Kathy Evans
holvetcen@earthlink.net
603-724-7187

BK-NEMBA Chapter Meetings

Date

4/19/16 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Our chapter meetings are help on the 3rd Tuesday of every other month (Feb, April, June, August, October, December). Typically held at Stonewall Farm in Keene at 6PM with a ride before. The December event is social with location TBD. Agendas posted to Google Group and Facebook page prior to each meeting.

Location

Stonewall Farm - Keene

Chapter

Brattleboro-Keene

Trail

Event Leader

Mike Davern, BK-NEMBA Secretary
bknemba@gmail.com
603.359.7474

BK-NEMBA Spring Kick-Off Picnic

Date

5/7/16 10:00am to 2:00pm

At Todd Amato​'s house in Vernon VT. Lots of space for parking, riding right from his house, room for bike polo, and there is a pump track and Todd has been building! We ride at 10:30, and have leaders for a kids ride, a women's ride (but the ladies can ride in any group they want of course), a fast group, and a casual group. The groups will ride such that they meet up occasionally. Plan on a 2 hour ride. The social/food will start at 1Pm for those who can't make the ride. Family/kid friendly. Let us know if you are coming, and how many people. BYOB Address is 1362 Pond Rd, Vernon VT. There will be orange cones at the end of the driveways. Member or not, all are welcome. But we encourage you to join at www.nemba.org

Location

1362 Pond Rd, Vernon VT

Chapter

Brattleboro-Keene

Event Leader

Mike Davern, BK-NEMBA Secretary
bknemba@gmail.com
603.359.7474

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