Central MA

PV NEMBA Chili Ride

Date

11/17/19 (All day)

PV NEMBA CHILI RIDE

DATE 11/17/19 12:00pm

Chili Ride #11 is scheduled for Sunday, November 17th!

The Chili Ride is a great way to round out the fall: a 2 to 3 hour mountain bike ride on classic Wendell singletrack at an intermediate pace, followed by a chili-themed potluck at Bill's house across the street from park headquarters.

The rides start at 12:00pm from the Wendell Ranger Station (392 Montague Road, Wendell MA) and will go for about 2-3 hours. This will be an unmarked ride, and groups will be formed based on skill level. All riders are welcome but be aware that Wendell trails are considered technically challenging. We will accommodate all that show up! Non biking partners welcome to take a leisurely hike during the ride.

This late in the year New England weather can be unpredictable so be sure to layer up, bring snacks and plenty of hydration. We should not be needing lights for this ride but feel free to bring one, just to be on the safe side.

Chili Cookoff:

As always, we will be having a chili cook-off this year - bring your favorite chili, side dish, appetizer or dessert for a chance to be crowned the 2019 PV NEMBA Chili Champion!!

The party after the ride will be at Bill Gabriel's house just before the ranger station on the right (334 Wendell Road, Millers Falls); if you're bringing food you can drop it off at his house before the ride between 11:00am and 11:45pm. You can also leave your car in his driveway and bike over to the ranger Station (parking will be limited at the ranger station).

Directions to the Wendell Ranger Station:

From the east or west: Take Rte. 2 to Rte. 63 south through Miller Falls, Wendell Rd. over R.R. bridge, take Montague Rd. and follow signs.

From the north or south: Take Rte 47 North to Route 63 North. Travel approximately 6 miles and follow lead in signs approximately 2 miles to the Park Headquarters. (From RT63: turn right on Highland St (before center of Millers Falls) to intersection with S Prospect St, turn right onto S Prospect St and follow that all the way up -turns into Wendell Rd, bear right)

Location: Wendell State Forest, Park Headquarters, 392 Montague Road, Wendell MA

Directions to Bill Gabriel's house (from Millers Falls):

Follow the signs to Wendell State Forest. Bill's house is on the right just before the Ranger Station, brown house with a red barn sitting back from the road (334 Wendell Road, Millers Falls).

Feel free to contact me with questions for further information, car pooling or just to let me know you're coming. Hope to see you all soon! If you're unsure if the ride is still happening (rain, heat, surprise blizzard etc.) call me the day of the ride - leave a message and your phone number if I don't pick up and I will call you back.

Contact: Marc – - 413-772-9319

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Chapter

Pioneer Valley

Trail

Event Leader

Mark Lombard
fatbiker413@gmail.com

Wachusett NEMBA Chapter Meeting & Ride

Date

9/11/18 (All day)

Mark your calendars for our next chapter meeting. It will be held at \the Gardner Ale House.

We're also having an optional pre-meeting ride.   Both are on Tuesday Sept 11:

Ride: 

5pm start at the Gardner Veterans ice arena (https://goo.gl/maps/HPQ1Nt4d9nG2) will cover some local trails in Gardner (one recent ride there got 11 miles)

Meeting: 

7pm start at the Gardner Ale House (https://goo.gl/maps/M3SXdgm35iq). We will have a private room and chapter supplied pizzas and salad, you buy your beverages (Moon Hill Brewery is on site and has great beer!). So we can ensure we plan for enough space at the restaurant please RSVP here as soon as you can: https://doodle.com/poll/6xxy9k6meu72sbxk 

Agenda:

  • elect new chapter officers (up for grabs at this time: President, Secretary; early next year we'll need a new Treasurer too)
  • discuss new chapter positions for area leads/liaisons (adding coverage for Trout Brook in Holden, would like to add coverage for Pearl Hill and some other areas)
  • discuss all the latest news from our revived partnership with DCR in Leominster State Forest
  • discuss the $50k RTP grant we won to build phase 1 of a new singletrack network in Oakham State Forest
  • discuss the latest in the Ware River Watershed trail/access situation
  • discuss any other member business, trail opportunities and/or challenges

Hope to see you, don't forget to RSVP for the meeting at https://doodle.com/poll/6xxy9k6meu72sbxk

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Chapter

Wachusett

Event Leader

Dave Burnham
tattoodavej@yahoo.com

Wachusett NEMBA Ride/Meeting

Date

12/19/17 (All day)

We're having one more meeting in 2017 to talk about a LOT of stuff on our plate. We'll have updates on projects in Leominster/Oakham/Spencer State Forests, Treasure Valley, Camp Marshall, and more. We're looking for riders to help us make these projects a reality--nothing happens without our dedicated local volunteers. We also have an update on snowmobile trails.

Night ride before the meeting starts promptly at 6pm (lights mandatory) and then the meeting will start at 7:30pm. Chapter supplies pizza, BYOB.

Please indicate if you'll be eating with us when you RSVP so we know how much to get!

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Chapter

Wachusett

Event Leader

Dave Burnham
tattoodavej@yahoo.com

GP NEMBA Tour de Portland Turkey Burner

Date

11/24/17 (All day)

Friday, November 24 at 11 AM - 2 PM

Ride starts at Payson Park, Portland at 11:00 AM. Check-in starts at 10:30. Park in the upper lot closest to Ocean Ave. Location: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sUl4SbZQN1TtRGERacM9S4Mdo5o&usp=sharing 

No drop/all abilities with some off road biking experience. Planned route includes the River Trail and more: https://www.strava.com/activities/1128497681

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Chapter

Greater Portland

Event Leader

Rob Lavoie
portlandnemba@gmail.com

Wachusett NEMBA Chapter Meeting & Ride

Date

10/16/17 (All day)

Bring your ideas and energy while catching up with latest info from the people in our chapter making mountain biking advocacy happen in our region. Please RSVP and BYOB.

Ride in Leominster State Forest will start promptly at 6pm, BRING LIGHTS! Meet for the ride at the same address as the meeting.

The chapter meeting will follow at 7:30pm.

We'll meet  at 41 Rocky Pond Rd, Princeton, MA 01541-1014, United States. Read more about [node:title]

Chapter

Wachusett

Trail

Event Leader

Brett Russ
bruss@alum.wpi.edu

Kids Mountain Biking Fest!

Event Date

10/15/17 9:30am to 1:30pm

Sunday, October 15

GBNEMBA will once again be celebrating all things kids and bikes by hosting a Kids Mountain Biking Festival at the Middlesex Fells, Sheepfold Parking Lot.  This event also marks the National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day. 

Come join us for some biking, arts & crafts, food and much more.

Schedule of Events

  • 9:00am - 11:00am:  Sign-in
  • 9:45am : Led Rides
  • 10:15am: Led Rides 
  • 11am - 1pm:  Stunts demo/ learning
  • 11:30am:  Balance Bike Race
  • 10am - noon:  Arts and Crafts (including Pumpkin Decorating)
  • Noon:  BBQ lunch
  • 12:30am:  Swag raffle (must be present to win)

* We will have a short coned course perfect for training wheels and balance bikes.  

The Kids Rides are designed for children ages 6-15.  Based on the skill levels of the participants, we typically break into two groups: one for kids who have more experience with riding, and a second group for beginners.  All we ask is no training wheels on the rides BUT we will have a short marked course for training wheels.

 
No registration is required.  If you have any questions about the Kids’ Rides please contact Andrea Jones.
 

These rides allow children to have fun while enjoying the outdoors and getting some fitness.  In addition to learning some biking skills, kids are taught respect for the parks, trails, and other trail users.  The ride will be well staffed and every safety precaution will be observed.  Parents are welcome on the ride but not required.  Riders must have a serviceable bike, properly fitted helmet, and water for the ride.  All riders must wear closed-toed shoes - no flip flops or sandals. 

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Location

Middlesex Fells - Sheepfold Parking Lot

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Andrea Jones

Wachusett NEMBA Thursday Night Fast Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Sep 21 2017 .
4/27/17 6:00pm
This is a fast-paced training ride that leaves promptly at 6pm.

The ride locations will vary between Leominster, Groton and elsewhere so find out the latest on Wachusett NEMBA's Facebook Group or contact the ride leader.

Nicknamed the Thursday Evening Blood Bath, this ride pushes the pace and will push your limits.
 

Location

Location Varies

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Advanced

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Dave Burnham

Wachusett NEMBA Treasure Valley Trail Crew Day

Date

Repeats every year on the 1 of March until Sat May 20 2017 . Also includes Sat Apr 29 2017, Sat May 13 2017, Sat May 20 2017.
4/22/17 9:00am

Join us as we mark existing trails and work on completing the Heron Marsh Trail.

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Location

Treasure Valley, Rutland MA

Chapter

Wachusett

Event Leader

Brett Russ
icycle@gmail.com

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