Metrowest MA

Kids Mountain Bike Festival (GBNEMBA 2019 Kids Ride Series)

Event Date

10/20/19 9:00am to 1:00pm

NOTE:  The Fells 5/5 Ride has been cancelled due to conditions.

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
  • 11:45am: Bike Limbo Contest
  • 10am - noon:  Arts and Crafts (including Pumpkin Decorating)
  • Noon:  BBQ lunch provided by Cycle Loft
  • 12:30pm:  Swag raffle (must be present to win)
  • 12:45pm : Kid Bike raffle !! (must be present to win) Donated by Cannondale Bikes.

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

The Kids Rides are designed for children ages 5-15.  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 led rides BUT we will have a short marked course for training wheels.

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

GBNEMBA Kids Ride Series

  • May 5 - (Sunday) MBAS @Fells / Kids Ride
  • June 1 - (Saturday) Burlington Town Day @LLF / Kids Ride
  • July 14 - (Sunday) Kids Ice-cream Ride @GBF
  • Aug 18 - (Sunday) @Rock Meadow - Belmont
  • Sept 21 - (Saturday) Ice-cream Reboot Kids Ride @Dow **Joint GB / NS NEMBA**
  • Oct 20 - (Sunday) Mountain Bike Kids Festival @Fells
  • Dec 1- (Sunday) Toys for Tots / Kids Ride @Fell

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 (parents and kids) 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

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Andrea Jones

Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Ride at the Middlesex Fells

Date

5/7/17 9:00am to 4:00pm

Come Ride and Support the Middlesex Fells Reservation!

Join Greater Boston NEMBA in the celebration of 29 years of advocacy to normalize access to singletrack in the Fells and help us raise money to improve trail conditions at the Fells. The Fells Kickoff is part of the Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Series — events designed to raise funds for  parks and charities, which is why there is an admission fee to the MBAS events. We are delighted to partner with MTB Adventure Series to advance conservation and sustainability efforts in the Fells. Group rides will be leaving throughout the day or you can ride with your friends on a fully arrowed course.

Industry Expo
Back Bay Bicycles, Cannondale Sports Group, Cycle Loft, JRA Cycles and Wheelworks will be in attendance.

CycleLoft will once be firing up their grills and providing some tasty lunch!
 
Where: Middlesex Fells - Flynn Rink (300 Elm St., Medford MA)

When:  Saturday, May 6th, 2017, 9:00am-3:30pm
Cost:    NEMBA Members $10;  Non-members $25;  Renewing or joining NEMBA Free;
            All kids 15 and under ride free with a registered parent or guardian.
 
Event Schedule  THE FELLS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN.
9:00 Registration Opens
10:00 Advanced ride
10:30 Intermediate ride
10:00 Kids ride
10:15 Intermediate ride
10:30 InterMellow ride
11:00 Beginner ride
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Raffle give away
1:00 Intermediate ride
3:00 event close

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Location

Middlesex Fells Reservation, Flynn Rink

Chapter

Greater Boston Merrimack Valley North Shore

Trail

Event Leader

Rick Forzese
rick@rickforzese.com

GBNEMBA/DCR 2016 Toys for Tots Social Ride / Kid's Ride and Campfire Social

Event Date

11/27/16 10:00am to 2:00pm
Come join GBNEMBA and DCR at our annual Toys for Tots ride and campfire social on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at DCR's Botume House in Stoneham, MA. This year in addition to our social ride we will also lead a Kid's Ride. Both rides start at 10am. After the rides we will warm up around the campfire enjoying smores and hot beverages. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy suitable for ages 0-2 or 9-12. Please no weapon-like toys or toys with food. 4 Woodland Road, Stoneham, MA

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Andrea Jones

GBNEMBA 2017 Weekly Ride Series

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

GBNEMBA's 2017 weekly ride series has started, weather and conditions permitting. Come ride with us!

  1. Monday Night Beginner/Novices ride at Beaver Brook North on Lexington/Waltham. This series is aimed at *new* MTB'rs with little or no experience riding singletrack.
  2. Wednesday Night Social Ride at the Fells. Open to all - no drop, multiple groups (Mellow, Intermediate, Advanced)- social and fun!
  3. Thursday Night Social Ride at the Landlocked Forest. Open to all - no drop, multiple groups (Mellow, Intermediate, Advanced)- social and fun!
All of the adult rides start time is 6:00pm and rides go out by 6:15pm. Please be prompt and ready to go. All rides require helmets. Rain policy: drizzle/passing showers/light rain won't cancel the ride. Steady rain and/or thunder & lighting will cancel. If the weather is questionable, look for information on the GB Rides Facebook page or contact the ride leader.

Check out our Monthly Calendar for all of our upcoming events, rides and chapter meetings.

You can also stay informed about the latest happenings by joining GBNEMBA's Facebook Group and our GBNEMBA Rides Facebook page.  We hope to see you on the trail!

Always be an ambassador for our sport! Best practices include:
  • Slow down when you see other riders, hikers, or animals.
  • Pass other trail users at about their speed - be courteous and talk to them
  • Ride through the center of a mud patch or puddle, NOT around it.
  • Ride over an obstacle, NOT around it.
  • If you can't ride over an obstacle, get off and walk it - stay on the trail.
  • Do not make new routes or trails.
  • Do not build stunts.
  • Do not skid, spin out, or fishtail - uphill nor downhill.
  • Always offer to yield the right of way.
  • Be friendly - say hi to other trail users!

GB NEMBA Trail Day at LandLocked Forest

Date

11/7/15 8:30am to 12:30pm

It's time to get to work making some improvements to the trails at Landlocked Forest.

When:  Saturday,  November 7th 2015
Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm
Where:  Burlington Landlocked Forest,   42 Turning Mill Road, Lexington.

Please come and join us this Saturday for a few hours.  Lunch, water, gloves and instruction provided.

Thanks,

Maciej Sobieszek

Location

Landlocked Forest

Chapter

Greater Boston

Trail

Event Leader

Maciej Sobieszek
maciej@gbnemba.org

GBNEMBA Dark Hollow Pond Project, Middlesex Fells

Date

4/27/14 8:00am to 4:00pm

DCR has green-lighted phase 1 of DARK HOLLOW POND TRAIL. Everyone remember this - this is what catalyzed us all in 2009 to fight for equitable access to singletrack in the Fells and culminated in the release of the Fells Resource Management Plan which granted that access for mountain biking in the Fells. The RMP designated Dark Hollow Pond as to become legal for MTB and we've been working through the process with DCR since the RMP was released to get to this point. So save the date: Sunday, April 27th, 2014. 8am to 4pm. Come help finish what we all started! Stay tuned for an event page with exact details

Meet up: Kiosk at upper Sheepfold Lot

When: 8am-4pm
What to wear: Clothes and shoes suitable for working in the woods, closed-toes shoes/boots, work gloves, water.

We will be providing lunch and extra water.

Location

Upper Sheepfold Parking Lot Kiosk @ Fells

Chapter

Greater Boston

Trail

Event Leader

Adam Glick
adam@gbnemba.org

Volunteer Appreciation Night at Harpoon Brewery

Date

2/19/14 7:00pm to 8:30pm

NEMBA Volunteers:

If you spent any time building trail, leading rides or volunteering at any NEMBA event last year, WE WANT TO THANK YOU, at the Visitors Center and Beer Hall at Harpoon Brewery in South Boston (306 Northern Avenue,Boston, MA), on Wednesday, February 19th, from 7:00 pm to 8:30pm. Pizza and Harpoon's finest and cool give aways!

See more about the new beer hall here:

http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/news/589/New-Visitor-Center-and-Beer-Hall-Now-Open
— at Harpoon Brewery.

Chapter

Blackstone Valley Cape Cod Greater Boston Merrimack Valley North Shore SE Mass Wachusett

Event Leader

Rick Forzese
rick@rickforzese.com

BV NEMBA Thursday Dirt Day With Papa Wheelies

Event Date

7/11/19 (All day)

Papa Wheelies Specail Thursday Dirt Day

Because our staff is tied up with our huge Tent Sale Sunday the 7th and our giant Giant Demo on Sunday the 14th, Papa's is moving this week's ride to a special Thursday date.

Join Jeff for a social, advanced beginner to intermediate level, no-drop ride on the flowy and fun trail system at Callahan State Park in Framingham.

The 1.5 hour ride ride will cover about 8 miles.

Bring your functioning mountain bike, helmet, water, and a spare tube.

Meet at the Millwood Street parking lot; roll out at 6:00 pm.

Please fill out the waiver at the link prior to joining us there (once you do, it's good for the year):
https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5925c20b85636/kiosk/

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Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Novice
Advanced-novice
Intermediate

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Craig Hasenstab

Blackstone Valley NEMBA Salsa Demo Day

Date

7/2/19 (All day)

Salsa Cycles Demo w / Papa Wheelies and Blackstone Valley NEMBA

Come join Salsa Cycles, Papa Wheelies and Blackstone Valley NEMBA and ride the newest Salsa mountain bikes on the trails of Vietnam.

If you came to last year's Salsa demo, you know it was tons of fun!


Available bike models will include: Spearfish, Horsethief, Rustler, and Timberjack.


No charge to ride. Just bring a driver's license and credit card (or your parents if you are under 18).

   Note:  Save time by signing NEMBA's once-a-year Annual Ride Waiver ahead of time if you haven't already done so.

The event will run from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM starting from 388 Adams Street in Holliston.

Hope you can join us. You don't have to be a member of Blackstone Valley NEMBA to take part. Read more about Blackstone Valley NEMBA Salsa Demo Day

Chapter

Blackstone Valley

Event Leader

Brian Forestal
captainbri1@gmail.com

Help Increase DCR Funding

Friday, June 21, 2019

Support Increased Funding for the DCR

The Massachusetts House and Senate Conference Committee is working on the Final State Budget to send to the Governor.

The House voted a $4.5 million dollar increase to the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation's operating budget.

But the Senate voted an increase of only $2.2 million. 

If the Senate budget is approved we lose! DCR will not be able to provide essential services to Massachusetts Forest & Parks visitors.

If the House budget is approved we win! DCR will be able to continue its recovery from the devastating 33% staff reductions that have taken place sincec 2009.  And, among other things, allow DCR to staff a roving Maintenance & Repair crew, hire addition full time and part time staff, and re-open some closed Visitor's Centers.

Act now! Call your State Representative & Senator and urge them to contact the Conference Committee members and support the House's $4.5 million dollar line item 2810-0100.

These calls will only take you a few minutes and may result in a much better outdoor experience for us all.

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