Central ME

CR NEMBA Tuesday Group Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week 30 times .
4/20/21 (All day)

CR NEMBA Tuesday Evening Group Ride

We will be hosting an all gender, all ability, group ride exploring the Carrabassett Valley Trails.

It will be on Tuesday evenings and will start and end at the Hostel of Maine

We are excited to share that we are getting the Carrabassett Valley Mountain Bike Group Ride started for another season!

Our first ride will be a gravel ride on the Narrow Gauge pathway. But we will branch out as trail conditions stabilize.

As with a lot of things these days, it will look a little different, but we will be taking simple precautions to make sure we can have a safe and fun time.

We all know the drill by now, mask up when we are grouped together and please bring a mask with you on the ride.

Please sign the annual NEMBA WAIVER here, which oinly needs to be signed once.

Also familiarize yourself with the updated NEMBA ride guidelines.

   Updates will be posted to this Facebook Page!

Hope to see you there! Read more about CR NEMBA Tuesday Group Ride

Chapter

State

Maine

Ride Style

XC

MC Maine Trail Care Series

Date

Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat May 22 2021 .
4/17/21 (All day) to 5/22/21 (All day)

Midcoast Maine Six Pack Trail Care Series

The 6-Pack Trail Series is our spring trail clean-up and project series.

Spring seems to have sprung (cue the snow storm) and we are moving up our annual spring trail "opener" trail work series. This Saturday, April 17, 2021 @ 8:30am to 12, we'll be working on the Rollins/ Goose Network. Chris Rogers will be leading the day's work.

Here are the rest of the details:

Meet in Toboggan-ville at Camden Snow Bowl (stay to the Left as you pull into the driveway. Bring your bike, loppers and pruners, work gloves and a mask for working near others in close proximity if required. We'll do a brief orientation to the plans for the day (general season opening tasks and the beginning of rehabbing a true beginners loop within the system) and have you sign the NEMBA waiver and take attendance in case of contact tracing. Then we'll ride over to the trail network and put some love into our trails until 12. This is our first of 6 consecutive spring Saturday trail "openers."

If you want to take care of the waiver now:NEMBA annual online waiver

Our updated schedule looks like:

4/17 @ Rollins

4/24 and 5/1 Fitzy/ 5 Brooks/ G5

5/8 and 5/15 Camden Snow Bowl proper

5/22 TBD

See you out there soon!

Trevor Mills

MCNEMBA President Read more about MC Maine Trail Care Series

Chapter

Midcoast Maine

Event Leader

Trevor Mills
biketrevor@gmail.com

Central ME

Essex Woods, Bangor

12 Watchmaker St
Bangor  Maine  04401
United States

Easy

60%

Moderate

25%

Difficult

5%

Description

Essex Woods has an awesome trail system packed into a very small area.

Bangor Parks and Recreation manages the 70 acre recreation area.

Penobscott Region NEMBA has worked with the town to develop a trail system that has something for every level of rider including kids.

Essex Woods has about 5 miles of trails. And while that might not seem like a lot I challenge you to ride them without doing repeats.

Many repeats! The trails are that much fun.

Oh! And no one goes around the pump track just once.

In season PR NEMBA has leads kid's rides on the property. It's the perfect place for kids to develop their riding skills.

Trail maintenance and new trail construction has been done by PR NEMBA, working with the city of Bangor.

Here's a news artice on the Essex Woods Mountain Bike Trails.   (The lower video link works the best.)

Essex Woods is open to class 1 eMTBs.

 

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Local Shops

Rose Bike

Ski Rack Sports

Slipping Gears

Pat's Bike Shop

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Central ME

Neptune Woods, Brunswick-Topsham

349 Neptune Dr
Brunswick  Maine  04011
United States

Easy

75%

Moderate

25%

Difficult

0%

Description

 

At 64 acres Neptune Woods hosts about 4 miles of beginner and kid friendly trails on former Naval Air Station property.

The trails were created by Six Rivers NEMBA, working in conjunction Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust.

A great description of the project is on this webpage.   

The grand opening of the trail system was on 10/21/18.  Since then they have been actively used by the town's recreation program for a kid's mountain bike program.

 

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  Read more about Neptune Woods, Brunswick-Topsham

Local Shops

Bikeman

Center Street Cycles

The Rusty Crank

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Piscataquis County NEMBA

We have been developing a trail program with the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands for the past three years. Most significantly, the Bureau has newly permitted access for trails within a 15,000 acre public parcel - Little Moose Preserve - in Greenville Maine. We have the support of the Town of Greenville and the Moosehead Economic Council as well as the local business community to move forward with an extensive trail system to include all trail development, a parking trailhead, maps, signage and pump track. Greenville is a small town but the population expands during the summer/fall seasons with second-home owners and tourists. 

Central ME

Summerhaven, Augusta

1160 Summerhaven Rd
Augusta  Maine  04330
United States
Park at Tyler Pond Access Area

Easy

20%

Moderate

60%

Difficult

10%

Description

Summerhaven, sometimes referred to as Tyler Pond is a popular multi-use trail area.

You'll fid ATVs, Motorcycles, Horses, Hikers and mountain bikers out on the trails.

There's an 8 mile loop on both sides of Sanford Road, crossing the road twice.

Ther's also one sandpit which is heavilly favored by ATVs and motorcycles.

You can also explore some side trails leading off the main loop. But expect to find mud here in the wet season.

 

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Local Shops

Rainbow Bicycle

Busytown Bikes

Central ME

Rangeley LakesTrails

524 Saddleback Mountain Road
Rangeley Lakes, ME  Maine  04970
United States

Easy

30%

Moderate

50%

Difficult

20%

Description

 

The following is from the Rangley Lakes Chamber of Commerce.

The Rangeley area offers some great Mountain Biking. The terrain is mountainous and the views are fantastic. You'll experience single and double track, gravel roads, logging roads and wilderness riding. You'll find (and go through) streams, ponds, deep forests, and open fields and see wildlife in their natural habitat.

The Rangeley Lakes Trails Center located at 524 Saddleback Mountain Road offers seven miles of trails for mountain biking. In difficulty rating, 2 miles are easy (to steel bridge and back along Tote Road). The remainder is suggested for advanced mountain bikers. Many of the area's woods roads provide excellent riding.

Before embarking on a ride, there are some basic rules one should follow. Preplan your trip; let someone know where you are riding and carry a map. Don't bike alone and stay in sight of each other on the trail. Have your bike checked out (lubricated, adjusted) before starting. At least one person in your party should carry a tool kit including: extra tubes, mini pump, tire levers, multi-tool, chain tool, extra chain link, tube patch kit, and spoke replacement. In addition, a compact first aid kit is handy to have along. Read more about Rangeley LakesTrails

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Central ME

Freeman Ridge Bike Park, Kingfield

162 Freeman Ridge Rd
Kingfield  Maine  04947
United States

Easy

30%

Moderate

60%

Difficult

10%

Description

The Freeman Ridge Bike Park is a private, family-run mountain bike trail network on Freeman Ridge Road in Freeman Township Maine.

It's located just one mile outside of downtown Kingfield.

They offer approximately 4 miles of hand and machine constructed mountain bike trails, and are continually expanding their trail network.

 

 

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  Read more about Freeman Ridge Bike Park, Kingfield

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Central ME

The "A" Trail, Rome

780 Watson Pond Rd
Rome  Maine  04963
United States
The trailhead is located at Watson Pond Road and Wildfire Estates.

Easy

30%

Moderate

50%

Difficult

20%

Description

The A trial is an 4.5 mile out and back trail that leads to the top of McGafney mountain and a scenic lookout.

Expect to do some climbing. Then expect a great view.

This trail is maintained by the Belgrade Regional Trail Alliance. Read more about The "A" Trail, Rome

Local Shops

F.I.S. Sports

Northern Lights Hearth & Sports

Rainbow Cycles

Ernie's Cycle Shop

Busytown Bikes

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Central ME

Titcomb Mountain, Farmington

180 Ski Slope Rd
Farmington  Maine  04938
United States

Easy

40%

Moderate

40%

Difficult

20%

Description

If Central Maine had a crown Titcomb Mountain would be one of its jewels.  Located in Farmington Maine Titcomb has been owned and operated by the Farmington Ski Club since 1939. 

Over the past several years Central Maine NEMBA has added about 8 miles of purpose built single track. The trail design intertwines this single track among down hill and cross country trails, crossing but not following any of those ski trails. It’s possible to ride almost the entire system without crossing or repeating any of the single track. Switchbacks and grade reversals make the climbs enjoyable and the descents just plain fun.

The trails pack in lots of variety with numerous stonewall crossings and other rock work features. Everything, currently, is rideable without jumps, gaps or surprises, rock solid you might say.

During snow season there's a $5 fee and the trails can only be used by Fat Bikes.

The rest of the year the trails are open to all mountain bikes and there's no charge.

Titcomb hosts a very popular Fat Bike race in the Winter and the Titcomb Mountain Challenge in the summer..

  Read more about Titcomb Mountain, Farmington

Local Shops

Northern Lights Hearth and Sports

Allspeed Cyclery

Carrabassett Valley Bikes

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