11/29/20 (All day)
Cancelled: Due to the Covid-19 crisis this event has been cancelled. We will re-schedule to 2021.
The 2020 Turkey Afterburner is now an MBAS!
SEMASS NEMBA is holding the 2020 Turkey Afterburner on November 29 - the 1st Sunday after Thanksgiving. Based on the popularity last year, SEMASS NEMBA and Hale will host this event as part of the Mountain Bike Adventure Series (MBAS).
There will be an arrowed Intermediate Loop of over 10 miles including a bit of the more challenging technical trails within Hale.
There will be arrowed family loops and many self-guided Trailforks and Strava routes.
We will include a variety of led rides from beginner to advanced and conclude with our wildly successful Tailgating Party with the SEMASS DJ, fire pits and more.
SIgnup and registration will start at 8:30.
Due to the popularity of the event, we will change the event location to Hale’s Membership Beach with a much larger and consolidated parking area. So for 2020, do not go in the main entrance of Hale but continue down Dover Road 1 mile past the main entrance. The starting area will be well marked with signs for the riders. Go to https://goo.gl/maps/Jju6sCSjga2nwfBH8 for Google Map location.
Hale Reservation has some great flowy singletrack as well as some of the most challenging technical trails in the area. There will be a large map at Registration to help you get orientated. This map will have the arrowed routes as well as some of the connector trails to other parks. To get a good view of the reservation’s trails, go to https://www.trailforks.com/region/hale-reservation/.
For the adventurous, at key intersections on the main loop, there will be signs to some of the more popular areas such as Satan’s Kingdom and Rocky Woods.
In addition to the arrowed loops, SEMASS will have group rides going out between 9:30AM and 10:30AM from the Registration area to some of the more challenging areas in or near Hale Reservation.
Check back for updates as we get closer to the event.
Want to go on your own? Self-guided routes will be available on Trailforks and the Strava Club “SE Mass NEMBA”. We will have gpx files available as well as routes far and wide for the event.
Registration will take place near the parking area at Membership Beach. Event ambassadors and signage will guide you to registration when you arrive.
From 12 noon to 2PM come to the Registration area and hang out with your friends. Music will be provided by our own SEMASS DJ. Multiple firepits will be lit. Bring your lawn chair, cooler, dogs and burgers and recharge at our SEMASS Tailgate Party. This will be a great post-ride opportunity to share your epic mountain biking experiences and hang out with your friends. Please tailgate responsibly but have a blast doing it.
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