Central MA

Central MA

Barre Trails

639 Worcester Rd
Barre  Massachusetts  01005
United States

Easy

30%

Moderate

55%

Difficult

15%

Description

The town of Barre has an extensive and growing network of trails.

One of the more popular places to ride is Town Hill Farm, Located between routes 122 and 32.

Wachusett NEMBA has been working with both the town and the nearby Ware River Watershed to improve the trail experience in the region. Read more about [node:title]

Wachusett NEMBA Barre Awesome Ride

Date

10/2/22 8:00am

  • Barre Awesome Ride! 

    WHEN:

    Sunday October 2, 2022

    8:00 AM- 4:00 PM

     

    WHERE:

    425 Oakham Rd, Barre, MA 01005

     

    Pre-registration open until Saturday, October 1st at 12pm 

  • $10 member
  • $25 non-member pre-registration

        Register Here!

  • On-site registration open Sunday, October 2 from 8-10am

  • $20 member
  • $40 non-member day of registration

We’re hosting our first-ever chapter fun ride on the Barre trail network with local trails, bike demos, food, beer, and music!

 

Highlights

 8am event opens, on-site registration open until 10am.

 Brynne’s Bread - local bakery will supply fresh coffee, awesome cinnamon rolls, and pastries for breakfast

 Advanced led ride leaves 8:45am

 Intermediate led ride leaves 9:30am

 Beginner/intermediate led ride leaves 10am

 Self-guided rides for 3 ability levels available to ride, recommend all riders depart by 10:30am.

 Alta Vista Farm and Milk Room Brewery will be serving lunch & beer from their food truck

 Specialized eMTB demo fleet will be there and we’ll have a demo loop marked

 

The Barre (rhymes with “very”) trails are a huge success story: shut out of trails on state lands, mountain bikers approached local private landowners and the town for permission to build and ride singletrack. 

The result is over 25 miles (and counting: 3 new trails built in the last few weeks by volunteers!) of trail across a dozen landowners, and it’ll all be open for this event. We will be celebrating the landowners and volunteers who made it possible and opening it all up for you with local businesses helping make the event a success.

Be aware that these trails have a fair amount of challenge, we will do our best to lay out beginner/intermediate-friendly options but there will be rocks, roots, and wall crossings like most places in the hills of Central Mass. A-lines will have bypasses where possible. Don’t be alarmed, we just want to be up front.

 

Kids 15 and under ride free with a registered parent or guardian.

 

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Chapter

Wachusett

PV NEMBA Workout Wednesdays @ Earls

Event Date

Repeats every week every Wednesday 10 times .
6/29/22 9:30am

    Pioneer Valley NEMBA Earl's Workout Sessions

 

Wednesdays, 5:30-7:15

Earl's Trails, Chmura Road parking lot

(Drive all the way to the end of Chmura Road in Hadley)

All levels

Ride Leader: Sara Draper, sdraper@nemba.org

Come try out a new kind of group ride: Workout Wednesday!

The goal is to provide a supportive environment for improving your MTB fitness. This means hill/loop repeats, potential for silly off-the-bike drills, and stretching afterward (if you don't sneak away). While this isn't a skills ride, the reps-and-repeat format will give you a chance to try trail sections multiple times or add in skills drills. Riders who are comfortable on singletrack and looking to improve fitness will get the most out of this ride.

Arrive by 5:30; we'll check in/warm up and leave the parking lot at 5:45. Bring your bike, helmet, water, and anything else you need for 1.5 hours in the woods.

SIGN UP AND COMPLETE WAIVER here: https://x.gldn.io/LZF8UjxK4qb

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Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Sara Draper

PV NEMBA Trail Day @ UMass

Date

6/20/22 5:30pm

   BV NEMBA UMass Trail Day

Come out to the Orchard Hill trails at UMass to help finish off the improved XC loops.

We will be adding in some new single track as well as maintaining what is currently there. Activities to include: sawing, clearing brush, and bench cutting.

Tools will be available but the more the merrier.

We will meet at the observatory at the top of the gravel road on the West end of Lot 49 at UMass: https://goo.gl/maps/7znLCf46Yy2jfaEJ7

   You don't have to be a NEMBA member to join us.

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Chapter

Pioneer Valley

Event Leader

Sam Veggeberg
sveggeberg@nemba.org

Central MA

Pearl Hill & Willard Brook, Townsend

105 New Fitchburg Rd
Townsend  Massachusetts  01474
United States

Easy

30%

Moderate

65%

Difficult

15%

Description

Pearl Hill State Park abuts Willard Brook State Forest.

At 3600 acres and with nearly 40 miles of trails the two DCR properties contain an almost unlimited amount of trails to ride.

In addition there's camping fishing and swimming to round your day or stay.

The trails range from quite mellow flowing singletrack, to intermediate level singletrack with a lot of abrupt short climbs. 

There are a few quite challenging trails as well.

The address above, 105 New Fitchburg Road is for the main parking lot and trailhead on the east side of the complex.

Additional parking, on the west side is at 599 Main St in West Twonsend.

If you're used to endless rock fields on your rides you'll find that most of the trails here are surprisingly rock free.

Expect to enjoy yourself and to return often.

 

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Local Shops

The Break Bike Shop

Links to Relevant Resources

PV NEMBA Sawmill Trail Day

Date

5/7/22 10:00pm

Saturday, May 7th, 9:00am-12pm

Location: Sawmill Hills, Northampton, MA- Colonel Lavalee entrance (off Spring Street)

Leaders: Jeff Fowler and Sam Veggeberg

Sawmill lovers! Come show your trail system some love. Whether you are an experienced trail builder or totally new to trail work, we need your help.

The main work will be a new section of single track on Ice House. Jeff Fowler will pre-mark a longer sweeping section to be worked in.

Tools to bring (if you have them- we'll also have some NEMBA tools to use): Hand saws, rakes, shovels, and loppers are all good to bring

Email Sam (sveggeberg@nemba.org) with questions.

Wear sturdy + comfortable clothes, work gloves (or riding gloves) and hiking or work boots if you have them.

Bring water, snacks, and a few layers; a backpack will be helpful!

All participants will need to fill out the NEMBA waiver (once per year): https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5ee3b647520b5/kiosk/

Rain date is May 8th

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Chapter

Pioneer Valley

Trail

Event Leader

Sam Veggeberg
sveggeberg@nemba.org

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