Southern VT

Brattleboro-Keene NEMBA End of Year Party

Date

12/19/17 (All day)

Hope to see you there, spread the word. Should be a fun time, with a surprise or two. It would be great to have a good turn-out. Can't make 6PM? No worries, swing by when you can.

Bring whatever you like to drink, and a snack to share.

Tuesday, December 19 at 6 PM 
Keene Signworx 
12 Base Hill Rd, Swanzey, New Hampshire 03446

  Read more about Brattleboro-Keene NEMBA End of Year Party

Chapter

Brattleboro-Keene

Event Leader

Mike Davern
madavern@hotmail.com

Southern VT

Ascutney

500
Ski Tow Road
Brownsville  Vermont  05037
United States

Easy

25%

Moderate

40%

Difficult

35%

Description

Ascutney has become a very popular mountain bike destination. There are over 30 miles of mapped and signed mountain bike trails ranging from smooth doubletracks to flowey singletracks to lung busting climbs. The local mountain bike club Sport Trails of Ascutney Basin maintains them. 

Check the Ascutney Trails page for more information, including the location of places to purchase maps. Read more about Ascutney

Free Screening of the film Blood Road

Date

10/18/17 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Wednesday, October 18 at 7 PM
 
Whetstone Church
 
Brattleboro-Keene will be hosting a free screening of the film Blood Road.

Reserve you free ticket at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blood-road-tickets-38259627576

Blood Road follows the journey of ultra-endurance mountain bike athlete Rebecca Rusch and her Vietnamese riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, as they pedal 1,200 miles along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail through the dense jungles of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Their goal: to reach the crash site and final resting place of Rebecca’s father, a U.S. Air Force pilot shot down over Laos some 40 years earlier.

During this poignant voyage of self discovery, the women push their bodies to the limit while learning more about the historic ‘Blood Road’ they’re pedaling and how the Vietnam War shaped their lives in different ways.

#BloodRoad, #BKNEMBA

Location

Whetstone Church: 28 Birge St, Brattleboro, Vermont 05301

Chapter

Brattleboro-Keene

Event Leader

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

Fall Ride and BBQ

Date

10/14/17 9:00am to 3:00pm

Fall BBQ Details are shaping up...

October 14th (Saturday)

Meet at 9AM on Summit Rd in Keene. Just a bit past the YMCA there is a big pull off on the left.

We'll split into appropriate groups based on desired pace/ride length/distance and head up. We can access the Food Network, Stonewall Farm, and points in between.

Rides will try to wrap up between 12-1, and then we'll head to my place at 733 Hurricane Rd. Just over 3 miles from the trail head.

BBQ, fire, socialization. Kids/significant others welcome.

You are welcome to attend just the ride, ride + BBQ, or just the BBQ.

Bring your own drinks and something to share.  The chapter will grill up some burgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers.

If it is pouring, we'll forgo the ride, I'll through the garage doors up, and we'll just social/eat/drink.

I'll be putting together a sign-up so we can have rough #s.

Location

Food Network

Chapter

Brattleboro-Keene

Event Leader

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

Bridge Build

Date

10/7/17 9:00am to 2:00pm

Local MTBer, NEMBA member, and Eagle Scout Jonathan Hills will be building a bridge for his Eagle Scout Service Project.

He'll be organizing a build of a 100' span of the long wet stretch on the "Snowshoe Trail" in West Keene. This trail is below the rail trail and is a nice climbing trail from down low, and a good winter fat bike connector over to Skittles and up to Rail Trail. Even in the winter there has been a moisture problem here. This should make it a great year round trail, avoid downhill traffic on Rocket Pop, and help get us off the two track climb even more.

Rain date is Sunday the 8th.

We need to know if you are coming so Jonathan can arrange pizza and water.

Bring muscles, water/snacks, gloves, cordless drills if you have them. A rock bar, shovel, and Rogue Hoe or two could come in handy.

 

We will meet at Peter Poanessa's (36 Dickinson Rd Keene, NH) at 9am.

We'll update details as they come in. Hope to see you, many hands make light/less work. Read more about Bridge Build

Location

Dirt pull off out past YMCA in West Keene

Chapter

Brattleboro-Keene

Event Leader

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

Brattleboro Wednesday Night Ride - Grand Reopening!

Date

8/16/17 5:15pm to 9:00pm

Join us August 16th in Brattleboro for an epic Wednesday Night Ride.  Kind of a Grand Reopening!  Meet at the parking area for the hockey rink at the Living Memorial Park.

The crew in Brattleboro have been working hard adding new trail, cleaning up and buffing out the other stuff, and getting trails signed/marked and putting a map together.  And they aren’t done.  In fact, they are just getting started.

So on the 16th they’d like to have a bigger WNR and showcase what they have been up to.

There will be 2 ride groups. An inter-mellow (casual/social/intermediate pace) that will hit the berm trail, the new climbing trail, and the town trails.  You’ll probably hit them 2x (they are that good).  There will also be a faster ride that goes out to Pete's trails and back with everything in between. Tires roll for fast group @ 5:30.  People should try to arrive by 5:15 so the guys can give a brief intro to the land use arrangement that they have worked out.

You’ll want to stick around, West Hill will be providing après ride snacks and will set up a tent in the parking lot.  There will be printed maps to help get yourselves oriented as well.

If 5:15 is too early, you should still try to come out, if for no other reason than to hang out after and socialize.  But you can probably still get a good ride in and likely run into the crew out there.

Things are really starting to get going in Brattleboro again, so come out and show some support and learn how you can help.  There is a lot of potential for new trails in the area, group rides are going off consistently, shops are getting more involved…  Come learn more.

And if you have lights, bring them.  You probably won’t need them, but it is that time of year when darkness sneaks up on you!
 

Location

Nelson Withington Skating Facility - 61 Guilford St, Brattleboro, Vermont 05301

Chapter

Brattleboro-Keene

Event Leader

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

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