Metrowest MA

Landlocked Forest - Weekly Trailwork

Date

Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Oct 17 2020 .
10/10/20 9:00am to 12:00pm

With support from the Friends of Landlocked Forest, we host a standing weekly, small group trail maintenance at Landlocked Forest. Observing social distancing and keeping our group to under 10 people. Meet at Estabrook School. We provide tools, good cheer, and instruction. Please let Bill know if you're planning to join us.  Check Facebook GB-NEMBA Page for timely updates.

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Location

Meet at Estabrook School, Lexington

Chapter

Greater Boston

Trail

Event Leader

Bill Cohn
cohnbill@gmail.com

Metrowest MA

Delaney Flood Control Site, Harvard, Bolton, Stow

58 Finn Rd
Harvard  Massachusetts  01451
United States

Easy

40%

Moderate

50%

Difficult

10%

Description

The Delaney Wildlife Management area consists of 577 acres of conservation land originally designed as a flood control project.

It's frequently referred to as the Delaney Flood Control Project it's managed by the Massachusett Department of Fisheries and Wildlfie.

The trails are really fun.

The best place to park is on Finn Road in Harvard. From here you'll find trails on both sides of the road. 

The area north of Finn Road is larger and consists of some very smooth flat trails and also intermediate and a few advanced trails. I'd recommend that beginners and families try these trails first.

Alternative parking for the flattest/easiest of these trails starts at the boat ramp parking lot.

The area south of Finn Road is more technical, though not overly so. You'll enjoy riding over a lot of roots, but there are no big drops.

One trail has a steep downhill/uphill at a bridged stream crossing. A few trails end in dead ends at private property boundaries, but most loop around.

The best maps of the area as well as the best description and some great pictures of the area are on this PAGE.

Whether you're looking for a scenic fun ride or moderatly technical challenges you'll find it at Delaney.

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BV NEMBA TRail Care @ Ashland

Date

7/11/20 (All day)

BV NEMBA Trail Care Day @ Ashland

We are looking for a total crew of 10 to help on this project.
We'll be building a small'ish bridge and connecting a somewhat established trail to the bridge.
The trail has been flagged for many months and the Covid effect has left its mark.
It still needs a bit of brush back and definition added.
9am safety briefing and then work starts in Ashland.
If you are interested please message or email Brian. captainbri1@gmail.com

Chapter

Blackstone Valley

Trail

Event Leader

Brian Forestal
captainbri1@gmail.com

Blackstone Valley NEMBA Meeting

Date

11/9/20 7:00pm to 8:00pm

BV NEMBA Chapter Meeting

Greetings Fellow Blackstone Valley NEMBA Members,

We have lots of new members and since not all of you are on Facebook we wanted to take this opportunity to first off, welcome you and secondly, invite you to take part in our next Chapter Meeting. If there is a topic you’d like to be discussed or would like to speak about a topic related to mountain biking in the Valley, please email us at . We would like to hear from you and value your opinions.

 

We hope you can join us for this virtual meeting.

 

Best Regards, Brian Forestal

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Chapter

Blackstone Valley

Event Leader

Brian Forestal
captainbri1@gmail.com

Metrowest MA

Southeast MA

Northeast MA

Bay Circuit Trail

1 Plum Island Turnpike
Newburyport  Massachusetts  01950
United States

Easy

35%

Moderate

50%

Difficult

15%

Description

The Bay Circuit Trail

The Bay Circuit Trail, formerly known as the Bay Circuit Path is about 230 miles long. Although this changes constantly due to land ownership changes and new opportunities. It runs from Newburyport's Plum Island to Duxbury's Harbor running through 38 towns and linking 57 Greater Boston communities.

Most responsible for today's Bay Circuit Trail is Alan French, a North Andover resident, who working with a host of volunteers created, planned, marked and most importantly got permissions for mouch of what we now enjoy.

Today the trail is managed by the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Trusttes of Reservations.

   Little know fact: The "original" Bay Circuit Path, in the early part of the 20th century, was conceived of as a motorway linking pastoral unpaved roadways for automobile use. The world has certainly changed since then.

The Bay Circuit Trail is mostly located between the Route 495 and 128 Beltways, It runs from sea leavel to sea level with a maximum elevation of 602 feet at Nobscot Hll in Framingham Some sections of the trail are on pavement, but the majority of it is trail.

The trail passes through an almost innuerable number of conservation parcels, parks and State forests.

Most of the Bay Circuit Trail is open to bikes. But there are a few exceptions. 

   One exception is the Nobscot Scout Reservation on Sudbury and Framingham. This includes most of the of the section of the trail between Brimstone Lane and Route 20 and includes both Nobscot Hill & Tipping Rock. The biking alternate is going north on Bay Circuit trail is north (downhill) on Brimstone Lane and east on Route 20.  Going South, from Tippling Rock Trailhead, go west on Route 20 and south (uphill) on Brimstone Lane.

   Other exceptions include certain trails on Sudbury Valley Trustees properties and Audubon's Moose Hill Sanctuary in Sharon.

NEMBA has a long history of volunteerism on the Bay Circuit.  To see a list of these type Bay Circuit into the search box at the top of this page.

    Riding the Bay Circuit Trail

Most people riding in their favorite areas in this corridor observe Bay Circuit Trail markers. But few people try to ride the whole thng. Check the maps. You may find that you can link a few of your favorite riding areas using trails that you've nvere explored. Many times people will park vehicles at two places on the Trail and ride between them. Over time they may ride the whole thing. I am aware of a few pwople who have done the whole thing, with the exceeption of a few no-bike restrictions, in one ride. But, they normally do some rough camping or stay at motels along the way.

When exploring the Bay Circuit Trail you'll go through many conservation areas and pass an uncountable number to trail junctions. Giving you a perfect opportiunity to explore.

The map at the top of the page links you to the Newburyport, or northern end of the trail at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Here's a more detailed MAP.

The southern end is located at the Bay Farm Preserve located at 55 Loring Street in Dxbury.  You'll fid a map of this area HERE. Note: You can actually do a loop ride at this end of the trail 

 

BCT-Map-2017 Section Hiking the Bay Circuit Trail - Section Hikers Backpacking Blog Bay Circuit Trail

 

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Kona MTB Adventure Series Ride AT Hale

Date

11/29/20 (All day)

Cancelled: Due to the Covid-19 crisis this event has been cancelled. We will re-schedule to 2021.

 

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 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.  

 

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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.

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Chapter

Wachusett

Event Leader

Brett Russ
icycle@gmail.com

Metrowest MA

Ashland Town Forest

113 Winter St
Ashland  Massachusetts  01721
United States

Easy

50%

Moderate

40%

Difficult

10%

Description

At 616 acres and incorporating parts of Ashland and Framingham ATF's 7+ miles of trails offer hardwood forests, stone outcroppings and wetlands.  The trails can be wet in early spring, but dry out quickly.

The Bay Circuit Trail runs through the ATF and it's managed by the Ashland Town Forest Committee

Local mountain bikers that ride the ATF refer to it as a hidden gem. It's great place to get 8-10 loopy miles.

It's fun with a few punchy climbs but mostly flat.

ATF is a great place to ride. Explore it once, and you'll be back. Read more about Ashland Town Forest

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