5/1/21 9:00am to 6/27/21 8:00pm
RI NEMBA DIY Adventure Rode
Virtual Ride offers Rhode Island Mountain Bikers of all abilities a chance to “laugh like a kid again”
Date: May 1st- June 27th
Where: Throughout Rhode Island Fee:
Suggested Donation Info: RI Food Bank www.RINEMBA.com
The Rhode Island chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association (RI NEMBA) is sponsoring a virtual mountain bike fun ride May 1 to June 27.
The outdoor and online event boasts a fun photo contest and raffle for all ages and abilities with the goals of increasing awareness of Rhode Island's many wonderful mountain bike trails, raising funds for the local food bank, and boosting NEMBA membership.
Riders can choose from several routes per area ranging from easy family friendly routes to challenging technical routes.
The event also seeks to highlight areas off the beaten paths: “Our goal is to help get people into areas they may never have gone or have been unsure of the trail network” says Co-organizer Christopher Flanagan.
RI NEMBA member Melissa Soares adds, “The very best days I have had on a bicycle have been the days I have gotten lost in the woods. No particular time schedule or plan just taking a chance on a new trail. There are few times as an adult that we are able to fulfill an adventurous spirit. The feeling of being free and surrounded by nature, is truly one of life’s simple pleasures. This event will do just that, minus the getting lost part! Let us show you the hidden treasures of Rhode Island mountain biking. We promise no matter your age, you will laugh like a kid again!”
In addition there will be an on-line photo contest hosted by juror George Ross.
There are two contests, May is portraiture and June is Landscape. Prizes from REI will be awarded for best in each category.
Participation in the ride is a suggested donation to the RI Food Bank. The ride has an open participation window beginning May 1 and ending June 27.
To participate, go to the ride website www.rinemba.org/diy-adventure-ride-2021 and from there, you can select mapped trail routes to choose from.
Routes vary in length and difficulty from just a few miles to longer technical rides.
Participants can sign up via email to win Prizes which will be awarded at the end of the event.
Rhode Island NEMBA’s mission is to create a positive and inclusive mountain biking culture in Rhode Island. We are dedicated to developing and maintaining access to sustainable, environmentally-friendly mountain bike trails, supporting our members, linking communities, supporting local businesses, and promoting the general health of our local population and the protection of open spaces.
For all info visit us online at www.rinemba.org
Be sure to sign NEMBA's once-a-year Waiver if you haven't already done so.