Central MA

Wachusett NEMBA Chapter Ride & Meeting

Event Date

9/8/14 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Meet at the Wachusett Village Inn. Ride starts promptly at 6 PM. The meeting will be held in the restaurant at 7:15 PM.

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Location

Wachusett Village Inn

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Eric Boudreau

Central MA

DAR State Forest

78 Cape St
Goshen  Massachusetts  01032
United States

(413) 268-7098

Easy

35%

Moderate

40%

Difficult

25%

Description

The Daughters of the American Revolution State Forest (DAR) offers over 15 miles of trails ranging from easy to quite challnging. Pioneer Valley NEMBA has done a lot of work on these trails to get them into tiptop shape, and those efforts will be readilly apparent.

DAR also has dozens of campgrounds, as well as a very popular beach and picnic areas.

DAR is a really fun place to ride.

Although there are some fairly flat trails, you can expect to do some climbing here.

Few riders are able to explore all of DAR's trails in one visit. So, expect to come back.

You can email the park at dar.forest@state.ma.us . Their telephone number is 413 268-7098 and the DCR website for DAR is HERE! Read more about DAR State Forest

Local Shops

Bicycles Unlimited

Berkshire Bike, Ski & Board

Northampton Bike

Plaine's Bicycle

Links to Relevant Resources

PV NEMBA DAR Trail Day

Date

5/11/19 (All day)

Pioneer Valley NEMBA Trail Care Day

 

It's time for some Spring Cleaning. We're running a few early season trail work days to get the trails ready for an awesome year of riding!

Come join us for a day of clearing deadfall, trimming back overgrowth, and general maintenance of our trails. Bring sturdy boots, work gloves if you have them, a bottle of water, and small snacks you may need during the trail work.

On Saturday May 11th, starting at 9:00 AM, our Trail Ambassador Phil Pless, philpless@me.com will be leading a trail day at Daughters of the American Revolution State Park.

If there are no major issues noted in a pre-event check, it may be possible to have a few pocket saws and snippers on board with riders for a ride and clean event instead.

If people are interested/available and the trail conditions are acceptable, we can head back for a group ride after the trail work.

Save time by signing NEMBA's once a year Trail Care Waiver. Read more about PV NEMBA DAR Trail Day

Location

D.A.R. State Forest

Chapter

Pioneer Valley

Event Leader

Jonathan Mauterer
jonathanmauterer@gmail.com

PV NEMBA Hawley Winter Ride

Date

3/17/19 (All day)

We will plan on riding the trails in Hawley SF. We'll meet at 16 Plainfield Rd.

These rides will be condition dependant. We won't ride trails if wet enough to damage.

We will check conditions prior to rides as best we can and will update on the event page and give equipment recommendations.

We will attempt to accommodate all skill sets.

Bring a sense of adventure and a sense of humor.

The ride will begin at 11:00 AM.   Plan on 2-3 hours.                      We usually stop at Berkshire Pizzeria afterwards.

Late Breaking Details will be on this Facebook page, or contact me at fatbike413@gmail.com   

  Read more about PV NEMBA Hawley Winter Ride

Chapter

Pioneer Valley

Trail

Event Leader

Marc Lombard
fatbike413@gmail.com

Volunteer Appreciation Night

Date

2/21/19 7:00pm to 9:00pm

NEMBA Volunteers : If you spent any time building and maintaining trail, leading rides, painting faces at kids events at any NEMBA event last year
WE WANT TO THANK YOU, by inviting you to Harpoon Brewery Beer Hall on February 21 at 7 PM (306 Northern Av, Boston MA). We will have pizza and ... you guessed it, some of the finest Harpoon beer. You can come by earlier or stay later and hang out at their bar at the main entrance.
this event is open to all NEMBA chapters. 

Maciej Sobieszek Read more about Volunteer Appreciation Night

Location

Harpoon Brewery

Chapter

Blackstone Valley Cape Cod Greater Boston Merrimack Valley North Shore Rhode Island SE Mass Southern NH

Event Leader

Maciej "Magic" Sobieszek
maciej@gbnemba.org

PV NEMBA Winter Rides

Event Date

1/20/19 3:00pm

Pioneer Valley NEMBA will be hosting a Winter Ride Series in the Kenneth R Dubuque State Forest, known to us locals as Hawley.

The rides will start from the Hawley Fire Station on Plainfield Rd at 11:00 AM.

The rides are scheduled for 1/20, 2/17 & 3/17.

   NOTE: The 2/17 ride will be part of the Pioneer Valley NEMBA Fat Bike February Ride Series. PV NEMBA will be raffling off some winter cycling related gear donated from some local bike shops.

   Riders must attend 2 or more of the rides in the series to be entered into the raffle. Entries will be tallied by waiver sign ins.

Conditions will determine the routes and duration while extreme conditions may necesitate a date change.

For questions send an email to  Marc Lombard, fatbiker413@gmail.com

 

Save time by signing NEMBA's Annual Waiver ahead of time.  Read more about PV NEMBA Winter Rides

Location

Meet at Fire Station E Plainfield Rd, Hawley

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Intermediate

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Marc Lombard

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