Western MA

PV NEMBA Chapter Meeting & Ride

Date

7/10/18 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Please join us for a Pioneer Valley NEMBA meeting on Tuesday, July 10th at from 7-8 PM at Northampton Bicycle, located at 319 Pleasant Street in Northampton.

Before the meeting, we'll be riding Sawmill in Florence at 5:30. Park and meet at the end of Col Lavalley Ln, and be sure not to block the gate to the Army Corps of Engineers.

We'll be running an A and B group ride, so come hammer or come chill! Read more about PV NEMBA Chapter Meeting & Ride

Chapter

Pioneer Valley

Event Leader

Harold Green
harold.f.green@comcast.net

Western MA

The Boulders

71 Gulf Rd
Dalton  Massachusetts  01226
United States

Easy

30%

Moderate

50%

Difficult

20%

Description

The Boulders is a 645 acre property in the towns of Dalton, Lanesboro & Pittsfield. 
 
The Boulders was formerly held by the Crane & Company, (longtime maker of the paper used for US currency), it was not well know even to local residents. But starting in 2016 that changed. Now managed by the Berkshire Natural Resources Council the area has increased in popularity enormously.
 
The trails are open to mountain bikers, hikers, snowshoers and trail runners. Be sure to check out the natural rock slides at "The Boulders". Expect to discover over 6 miles of interesting, fun trails.
 
Directions:
For the trailhead parking area on Gulf Road, Dalton: take routes 8/9 east from the center of Pittsfield. Take a left onto Park Avenue, passing Craneville School.  Take a left onto Gulf Road. Park at the pull-off on the left, opposite the parking for the Appalachian Trail.  (**Note the Appalachian Trail is not open to bicycles.)
 
For more information check the Berkshire Natural Resource Council's webpage

  Read more about The Boulders

Local Shops

Arcadian Shop

Berkshire Bike & Boards

Plaine's Bike, Ski & Snowboard

Links to Relevant Resources

Berkshire NEMBA Novice/Intermellow Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Thursday 20 times .
6/28/18 (All day)

Join Berkshire NEMBA Ride leaders Kevin Delaney and Jeremy Manzolini on our new ongoing Introductory Ride Series at the Boulders!

Kevin and Jeremy will be hosting ongoing no-drop rides at the Boulders every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month!

Novice and Intermellow rides are appropriate for new or timid riders, no drop means the pace is adjusted to include everyone and no one is left behind! As the series develops we can open it up to leveled groups too!

This will be a great way to explore the Boulders, session trail features, and practice bike skills in a supportive, social environment!t

Questions???   Contact Kevin @  ">  or Jerry @  ">

Bad weather cancels - Contact Kevin or Jeremy if unsure.

The rides will start at the Boulders Trailhead on Gulf Road in Dalton. Read more about Berkshire NEMBA Novice/Intermellow Ride

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice
Advanced-novice

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Kevin Delaney

Berkshire NEMBA Wednesday Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Dec 19 2018 .
6/20/18 (All day)
The Berkshire NEMBA Wednesday Night Ride Series will leave from my house on Wednesday evenings and continue every week till next winter.

The rides will start at 6:00 PM. But please try to get there a bit early so that we can get the ride off on time.
 
These will be no-drop fun rides and all are welcome.
 
Hope you can join us.


11 Glendale Middle Rd., Stockbridge. Read more about Berkshire NEMBA Wednesday Ride

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Bill Markham

NEMBA & TSR Workday: Greylock Glen

Date

6/20/18 5:30pm

Come help Berkshire NEMBA Trail Team Leader Heather Linscott work on a new beginner trail in the Greylock Glen! 

Meet at the Thunderbolt Ski headquarters at 113 West Rd, Adams to collect tools and review plans then head up to the flagged trail off West Mountain Road

Work will include weed whacking/leaf blowing, raking, and some bench-cutting.

We may plan a follow-up weekend workday as well based on volunteer interest/availability, so please respond to give us a sense for planning :) Read more about NEMBA & TSR Workday: Greylock Glen

Chapter

Berkshire

Event Leader

Heather Linscott
hlinscott@gmail.com

Western MA

Kennedy Park

91 Pittsfield Rd
Lenox  Massachusetts  02140
United States
There are multiple parking areas.

Easy

40%

Moderate

40%

Difficult

20%

Description

Kennedy Park consists of 500 acres of town-owned hardwood forest with old carriage roads along with nice singletrack. It's ideal for Mountain biking, hiking, picnics, X-country skiing,and snowshoeing. Motorized vehicles, electric bicycles and snowmobiles are prohibited.

The trail map is available at The Arcadian Shop and on the www.townoflenox.com website.

Kennedy Park is revered as one of the premier places to mountain bike in Berkshire County. The trails are well maintained by the town of Lenox and by volunteers from Berkshire NEMBA. 

They range from easy family trails to difficult, knarly singletracks. There are many opportunities for nature viewing and, after some climbing, incredible overlooks to enjoy.

While there are many places to park, why not start your ride from the Arcadian Shop. They'll give you an update on conditions and maybe even suggest some routes. Read more about Kennedy Park

Local Shops

Arcadian Shop

Berkshire NEMBA Chapter Meeting

Date

5/27/18 (All day)

We will have our May Chapter Meeting this Sunday at 5:00 at the Springside Park Greenhouse. Our focus is Youth Involvement and there will be a optional spin around the Springside trails at 3 for anyone interested (all levels/no-drop).
 
Also, don't forget that the Pittsfield Community Bike Ride will be this Saturday at 10:00 at the Controy Pavilion on Onota lake!
 
The Greylock Glen crew has started their weekly workdays, so consider joining the TSR volunteers at 5:30 for work on the trails there, here are details for this week: (contact Heather Linscott, our NEMBA representative there, with questions) 
Trail work tonight in the Greylock Glen 
Meeting at 5:30 Bellows's south parking lot 
Last parking lot before Goulds farm 
We have plenty of tools 
Projects, fix a couple corners, drainage in wet spots , and small stump removal
 
Looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend!
Alison
 
Draft Agenda: 5/27 Berkshire Chapter Meeting:
  • Optional Ride 3:00
  • Chapter Updates (volunteering, membership/event planning, updates)
  • Youth Cycling Team Development (planning) - Kevin Delaney/Jake Van Deusen
  • Springside Park Youth Trail (detailed work planning) - Jake Van Deusen
  • Partnerships/Community Supports (Little Bellas, Berkshire MTB Training Series, Bike North Berkshire, etc.)
  • General questions (raise topics for future meetings, in brief)
  •  

Chapter

Berkshire

Event Leader

Alison McGee
aamcgee@gmail.com
518-727-3549

Pioneer Valley NEMBA Deerfield River Trails & Charlemont Trails Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Oct 31 2018 .
5/9/18 6:00pm

This is our regular summer ride series.  Suitable for advanced intermediate and better riders. 

All the trails in the system feature roots, rocks and hills.  We'll rotate among the 3 trails heads - Zoar Outdoor, Warfield House Inn and Berkshire East (Thunder Mountain Bike Park) 

Ride time between 1 1/2 and 2 hours generally.

We'll generally post Facebook events on the Deerfield River Trails Page and in the PV-NEMBA Group.

Or, contact me directly.  Harold Green, harold@berkshireeast.com Read more about Pioneer Valley NEMBA Deerfield River Trails & Charlemont Trails Ride

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate
Advanced

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Harold Green

December Meeting

Date

12/17/17 5:00pm to 10:00pm

We'll wrap up the fall season and start planning some specifics for Winter and Spring.
 
Prior to the meeting we'll meet at 5:00 to attempt a ride from the Berkshire East main parking lot, climbing to the summit and descending something fun. There will be loose snow on the trails, so not much traction will be available, bring whatever you have.
 
Meeting to follow just up the hill at Harold Green's house on East Hawley Rd in Hawley. Those not riding, be at the house at 7:00. Driveway isn't huge, and is a bit hilly, car pooling from Berkshire East is a good idea.
 
Harold will make a pot of soup, have some beverages on hand, and have some plates of cookies, bring whatever might be appropriate in addition.

Location

Berkshire East for Ride, East Hawley Rd for meeting

Chapter

Pioneer Valley

Trail

Event Leader

Harold Green
pvnemba@gmail.com
4133483491

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