Metrowest MA

GB NEMBA Kids Mountain Bike Festival

Event Date

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

Come celebrate all things kids and bikes at the GBNEMBA Kids Mountain Biking Festival.  The festival will be held at Mary Cummings Park, 16 Blanchard Rd, Burlington.  (Across from 8 Blanchard Rd.)

Enjoy biking, arts & crafts, food and much more. 

** Mary Cummings Park is also home to the RC Flyers, an organization that flys remote controlled planes.  The group has offered kids 12+ the chance to fly a beginner plane.  Our rides / arrowed loops will swing by the field so you can see the planes in action.  **

Schedule of Events

  • 9:00am - 11:00am:  Sign-in
  • 9:45am : Led Rides
  • 10:15am: Led Rides 
  • 11am - 1pm:  Skill building on skinnys, low jumps, etc.
  • 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 : Raffle for Kids!! (must be present to win) 

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

The led Kids Rides are designed for children ages 5-15.  Based on the skill levels of the participants, we will 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 @Mary Cummings Park
  • Dec 1- (Sunday) Toys for Tots / Kids Ride @Fell

Why we offer rides:  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 rides are 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.  Read more about GB NEMBA Kids Mountain Bike Festival

Location

**New Location - Mary Cummings Park - Blanchard Rd, Burlington**

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

  Read more about Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Ride at the Middlesex Fells

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

NEMBA COVID-19 Statement

Saturday, March 14, 2020

NEMBA Statement on the Covid-19 (updated: 3/17/2020)

3/17/2020: As of today, NEMBA is recommending that all NEMBA chapters place a hold on all organized in-person meetings, events, and rides until at least April 15th, 2020. We believe this is prudent in light of the overall guidance coming out of local, state, and federal public health organizations to greatly limit groups and minimize contact between individuals. Chapter, or other meetings, that can be conducted via conference call or video conference should absolutely continue. We will re-evaluate this guidance as we get closer to April 15th. Thank you all for doing your part to help slow down transmission of COVID-19!

 

3/14/2020:

Given the recent developments with the Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), NEMBA’s Executive Board is concerned about the potential health impacts for our membership and the wider community. In an effort to do our part to help mitigate the spread of the virus, our chapters are urged to follow all local, state and federal government public-health guidelines regarding actions that can be taken to staunch the transmission of COVID-19. While not exhaustive, some preventative actions to protect yourself and others include:

· Being vigilant about hygiene: wash your hands often and thoroughly; follow the CDC guidelines.

· Practice social distancing: keep space between you and others.

· Stay at home if you are sick.

· Cover your coughs and sneezes. If you use a tissue, immediately throw the tissue in the trash.

· Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose with unwashed hands.

· Clean frequently touched surfaces regularly.

Please keep apprised of changes during this rapidly evolving situation. Good information can be found at the CDC and WHO sites:

https://www.cdc.gov/

https://www.who.int/

Many municipalities have, or are, enacting restrictions on large gatherings. Chapters should follow these guidelines and make preparations to hold events like chapter meetings via conference call or postpone if necessary. These guidelines should also be followed when considering organizing a group ride. While participation in mountain biking on the trails generally imparts a natural separation of greater than the recommended 6’ distance; we must recognize that there are opportunities for closer contact during check-in, stoppages and pre-post ride social interactions. Everyone should be vigilant on the trails to protect yourself and others. NEMBA is monitoring the public-health guidance and we will make appropriate recommendations regarding regionally organized events. We will communicate any changes to the regional calendar as the situation warrants. We urge everyone to take the needed precautions to protect yourself, your fellow riders and the community at large. Read more about NEMBA COVID-19 Statement

Kona MTB Adventure Series Ride AT Hale Reservation

Date

11/29/20 (All day)

 

The 2020 Turkey Afterburner is now an MBAS!

SEMASS NEMBA is holding the 2020 Turkey Afterburner on November 29 - the 1st Sunday after Thanksgiving.  Based on the popularity last year, SEMASS NEMBA and Hale Reservation will host this event as part of the Mountain Bike Adventure Series (MBAS).  

There will be an arrowed Intermediate Loop of over 10 miles including a bit of the more challenging technical trails within Hale. 

There will be arrowed family loops and many self-guided Trailforks and Strava routes.

We will include a variety of led rides from beginner to advanced and conclude with our wildly successful Tailgating Party with the SEMASS DJ, fire pits and more.   

SIGNUP

SIgnup and registration will start at 8:30.

EVENT LOCATION

Due to the popularity of the event, we will change the event location to Hale’s Membership Beach with a much larger and consolidated parking area.  So for 2020, do not go in the main entrance of Hale but continue down Dover Road 1 mile past the main entrance. The starting area will be well marked with signs for the riders.  Go to https://goo.gl/maps/Jju6sCSjga2nwfBH8 for Google Map location.  

ARROWED TRAILS

Hale Reservation has some great flowy singletrack as well as some of the most challenging technical trails in the area.  There will be a large map at Registration to help you get orientated. This map will have the arrowed routes as well as some of the connector trails to other parks.  To get a good view of the reservation’s trails, go to https://www.trailforks.com/region/hale-reservation/.

For the adventurous, at key intersections on the main loop, there will be signs to some of the more popular areas such as Satan’s Kingdom and Rocky Woods.  

GROUP RIDES

In addition to the arrowed loops, SEMASS will have group rides going out between 9:30AM and 10:30AM from the Registration area to some of the more challenging areas in or near Hale Reservation.  

   Check back for updates as we get closer to the event. 

SELF-GUIDED RIDES

Want to go on your own?  Self-guided routes will be available on Trailforks and the Strava Club “SE Mass NEMBA”.  We will have gpx files available as well as routes far and wide for the event.  

REGISTRATION

Registration will take place near the parking area at Membership Beach.  Event ambassadors and signage will guide you to registration when you arrive. 

TAILGATE PARTY

From 12 noon to 2PM come to the Registration area and hang out with your friends.  Music will be provided by our own SEMASS DJ. Multiple firepits will be lit.  Bring your lawn chair, cooler, dogs and burgers and recharge at our SEMASS Tailgate Party. This will be a great post-ride opportunity to share your epic mountain biking experiences and hang out with your friends.  Please tailgate responsibly but have a blast doing it.  

 

  Read more about Kona MTB Adventure Series Ride AT Hale Reservation

Chapter

Blackstone Valley Greater Boston SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Tom McKenna
tom@tomandshan.com

Wachusett NEMBA Spring Kickoff

Date

3/24/20 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Due to the Covid-19 crisis this event has been cancelled.

 

Wachusett NEMBA Spring Kickoff

Eat, drink, and be merry amongst the local riding community while we kick off 2020. Agenda is forming and will contain at least:
- Finalize chapter survey
- Finalize chapter budget
- Discuss 2020 chapter events
- Discuss 2020 area team project plans
- Area advocacy updates

We're in the private room in the Center Tree Bar & Grill located at 249 Main Street in Rutland.

We'll arrive and have social time 7-7:30 and start the meeting at 7:30, we have a lot to cover in 1.5h and will do our best to stay on track.

Pre-meeting ride likely, look for separate event post for that, will link to it here. Read more about Wachusett NEMBA Spring Kickoff

Chapter

Wachusett

Event Leader

Brett Russ
icycle@gmail.com

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