8/18/17 3:30pm to 8/20/17 3:30pm
Time is growing near for CR NEMBA’s 5th Annual NEMBA TrailFest. We will be teaming up with Maine Huts and Trails (MH&T) to bring an outstanding work, ride, eat and stay experience to our friends from all over New England again this year. The dates are August 18-20
The Digs and Grub
Volunteers are the guests of Maine Huts & Trails who will be providing the food and their fully staffed Stratton Brook “Hut” at no cost. This “Hut” is a million dollar, self-sufficient facility in the wilderness on a hill with sweeping views and includes, bunk houses, composting toilets, showers and a full service commercial kitchen. Participants will have free lodging on Friday and Saturday nights August 20stnd & 21st. MH&T will be providing dinner on Friday night, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. See below for Bonus extended stay discount pricing option!
If you are not familiar with Maine Huts & Trails visit their website while there, and check out the Stratton Brook Hut.
We will be working on a small section of new hand-built singletrack at the top of Newton's Revenge. If time allows, we will also be making improvements to existing trails in the hut area.
trail work 8:30AM – 2:30PM (lunch served on the trail), back to the hut for a ride at 3:30PM; dinner at 7:00PM followed by Live Music. Beer and wine will be available for sale through MH&T
The Call to Action
Please RSVP ASAP! We are expecting a tremendous turn out and space is limited. Bunks will be first come (RSVP) first serve.
RSVP NEMBA TrailFest required. Please contact David at dhughes@carrabassett.NEMBA.org to RSVP or with any questions.
Maine Huts & Trails is offering a special rate to stay for one night (Sunday @ 25% discount) or two nights (Sun and Monday @ 50% discount) to NEMBA TrailFest participants who worked the Saturday and Sunday of the event.
RSVP Extended stay required. Please call MH&T reservations team at 207-265-2400 and tell them you are part of the event.
Dave Hughes (CR NEMBA Event Coordinator)
Peter Smith (CR NEMBA President)
Charlie Woodworth (MH&T Executive director)
Josh Tauses (CR NEMBA Trail Boss)
Jason Cooke (MH&T Trail Manager)
Sarah Pine (Huts Manager)
CR NEMBA board and members
Maine Huts and Trails and members
Town of Carrabassett Valley and citizens
And mountain bikers everywhere! Read more about Carrabassett Region TrailFest
7/8/17 (All day)
Join CR NEMBA for a morning of trail work to improve the great trails we have in the Carrabassett Valley.
More details to come.
6/9/17 4:45pm to 6/11/17 2:45pm
Thursday, April 20, 2017
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5/20/17 (All day)
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.
9/29/18 9:00am to 4:00pm
CR NEMBA invites you to the Kona MTB Adventure Series ride on Saturday, September 23, at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. Come ride the epic trails of the Carrabassett Valley during peak foliage. Join us for riding fun followed by complimentary beverages courtesy of Baxter Brewing Company as well as burgers and hot dogs. We’d welcome anyone bringing along a pot-luck side to add to the feast. We hope you’ll stay for our informal annual meeting.
Riders of all abilities are welcome and invited. There will be guided rides as outlined below, as well as self-guided routes clearly marked for those who wish to venture on their own. Ride Guides will show you the trail system with riders of similar ability with an emphasis on having fun and connecting with fellow riders.
Who is Invited:
Anyone with or without a bike, from the Valley or beyond, and current NEMBA members and soon to be members who want to be introduced to the trail network and CRNEMBA, to just ride the trails, or most importantly, to have some fun!
There will be a limited number of bike rentals available from Carrabassett Valley Bike. Contact Bob Ash at 207-671-3560.
Annual Meeting: (6:30-7:30PM)
Please join us for an informal meeting with CRNEMBA Board members to learn what we are doing, our relationship with the Carrabassett Valley Trails, and to ask questions and share your hopes and wants for CRNEMBA.
will be available at the CRNEMBA tent at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, beginning at 9:00 AM. Each rider will be required to sign a liability waiver. Fees are as follows:
CRNEMBA or NEMBA members from any other chapter: $10/person suggested donation
New Chapter Memberships: $35/individual; $45/family. New members will ride for free!
The goal for this event includes a celebration of our bike community and further recruitment of members. Thanks to the remarkable support we receive from our members, volunteers, sponsors, and partners, our free-to-ride trail network will continue to expand! As is always the practice for CRNEMBA, financial proceeds will be directed towards further development of CRNEMBA and the trail system we are creating with our partners.
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Expert Ride
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Advanced Ride
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Intermediate Ride
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Inter-mellow Ride
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Beginner Ride
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Advanced Ride
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Intermediate Ride
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Beginner Ride
Carrabassett Valley, ME
8/19/16 5:00pm to 8/22/16 1:30pm
Stratton Brook Hut, Carrabassett Valley ME
2/5/16 6:00pm to 2/7/16 3:00pm
Monday, July 27, 2015