Metrowest MA

4/26/14 Park Serve at Fells - Bear Hill Parking Lot

Date

4/26/14 9:00am to 1:00pm

April 26th, 2014 is Park Serve day - come help GBNEMBA re-open up the Bear Hill parking lot at the Fells and get it in shape! This lot will become the unofficial "ride" lot for our rides at the Fells (but it will be open to all users of course!).

Where: 90 Fallon Rd., Stoneham, MA
When: 9am-1pm
What to bring: clothes suitable for trail work, clearing brush, sweeping, painting.

Lunch will be serverd following!

Location

90 Fallon Rd, Stoneham, MA

Chapter

Greater Boston

Trail

Event Leader

Tim Post
te.post@gmail.com

Metrowest MA

Noon Hill & Shattuck Reservation, Medfield

170 Noonhill Rd
Medfield  Massachusetts  02052
United States

508.785.0339

Parking area is right beside Holt Pond

Easy

30%

Moderate

50%

Difficult

20%

Description

 
A variety of single track trails and fire roads wind through Noon Hill and the nearby Shattuck Reservation.  As the name suggests, there are some hills, with the 370 foot summit rising above the trees and providing an expansive vista, including a good video of the stadium in Foxboro.  Both reservations are managed by the Trustees of Reservations with adjacent conservation land owned by the Town of Medfield.  Total acreage for the two parcels is 449 acres.

Trails:
While the hills aren’t huge there are some challenging climbs.  There is a fair amount of novice terrain as well, but that is generally limited to the fire roads and flatter singletrack.  Total trail length for both parcels is 7-8 miles.

Trail 8A is a rooty climb that will challenge most riders.  It continues to the top of Noon Hill and has some technical features near the top.

Trail 2 has a couple of short steep climbs and some longer steady climbs.

Trail 9 bypasses 8A and has a nice long double track downhill.

Trail 19 has a short steep climb with just enough rocks, roots and other natural features to make it interesting.

There is a short loop trail around Holt Pond with a nice view of the pond.

A short trail extension across Causeway Street from Trail 13 connects Noon Hill to Shattuck Reservation where there are a few more miles of twisty singletrack.

The Bay Circuit Path goes through Noon Hill.

By Iain Crerar Read more about Noon Hill & Shattuck Reservation, Medfield

Local Shops

Milford Bicycle

Wheelworks

Landrys

Cannondale Sports Store

Ride Headquarters

Steve The Bike Guy

Links to Relevant Resources

GBNEMBA Kids Ride

Event Date

10/4/14 9:00am to 2:00pm
EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN - MANY APOLOGIES THIS DIDN'T GET UPDATED IN TIME

Come join us as we celebrat International Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day at the Middlesex Fells! There will be guided rides starting at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am. Lunch at noon and a raffle for some sweet bike swag after!

Click here for more info on Kids Rides

Click here for event location

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Beginner

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Andrea Jones

GBNEMBA Kids Ride

Event Date

7/13/14 10:30am to 12:30pm
Come join GBNEMBA for the third Kids Ride of the season at the Great Brook Farm State Park on Sunday, July 13th, 2014!

Please park at the Ice Cream lot - this lot does have a $2.00 parking fee FYI.

We'll be having ICE CREAM after!

Click for more info on Kids Rides!

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Beginner

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Andrea Jones

GBNEMBA Kids Ride

Event Date

6/7/14 10:30am to 12:30pm
Come join GBNEMBA for the second Kids Ride of the season at the Beaver Brook North on Saturday, June 7th, 2014! Click for more info on Kids Rides!

Kids Rides!

GBNEMBA presents the 2014 Kids ride series.

Mountain Biking is a GREAT way for kids and teens to build strong bodies, build confidence, have a ton of fun and enjoy being outside!

The Kids Rides are designed for children ages 6-10 who can ride without training wheels. These rides are a great intro to the basics of trail riding.

This year, the Kids Rides are being run by Andrea Jones.

Here is the 2014 Kids Rides Schedule:

Kids Rides (for ages 6-15)

5/3/2014 - Opening Day at the Middlesex Fells (Stoneham) (11am ride)
6/7/2014 - Beaver Brook North (Belmont) (10:30a - 12:30p) Directions | Waiver Form
7/12/2014 - Great Brook Farm (Carlisle) (10:30a - 12:30p)
8/16/2014 - Landlocked Forest (Burlington) (10:30a - 12:30p)
10/4/2014 - International Take Your Kids Mountain Biking Day at the Middlesex Fells (Stoneham) (9:30a - 2:00p)

The 5/3/2014 ride is an open ride - no registration required. The other rides will have online registrations posted approximately 2 weeks in advance of the rides. Any questions about the Kids Rides please contact Andrea Jones

For all Kids Rides:
Skill Level: Kids - ages 6-10 and 11-15
Duration: about 1-1.5 hrs
Pace: all will be waited for.

411: These rides are meant to introduce children to the fun, excitement and fitness benefits that come from riding bikes in the woods and to teach respect for the parks, trails, and other trail users. The ride will be well staffed and every safety precaution will be observed (we typically also have one of the MTB Patrol along if first aid is needed). Parents are welcome on the ride, but not required. Riders must have a serviceable bike, properly fitting helmet, and water for the ride. All riders must wear closed-toed shoes - no flip flops or sandals. Snacks will be provided! We will try to have two groups (little wheels & big wheels) loosely split by ability at the Kids Rides.

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Beginner

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Andrea Jones

GBNEMBA Kids Rides

Monday, May 15, 2017

Let's Get Kids on Bikes!

GBNEMBA presents the 2017 Kids MTB Ride Series.

Mountain Biking is a GREAT way for kids and teens to build strong bodies, build confidence, have a ton of fun and enjoy being outside!

The Kids Rides are designed for children ages 6-15 who can ride without training wheels. 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. 
 

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


NEMBA KIDS RIDE SERIES 2017 SCHEDULE

  • May 6 - Kona GBNEMBA Ride at Middlesex Fells, Medford
  • June 10 - LandLocked Forest (Burlington), Parking at Estabrook Elementary School, Lexington
  • July 16 - 4th Annual Ice-cream ride at Great Brook Farm, Carlisle
  • Aug 19 - Beaver Brook North, Belmont
  • Sept 10 - Kona MVNEMBA Ride at Great Brook Farm, Carlisle
  • Sept 24 -  Ride and post Ice-Cream at Dow Brook Conservation Area, Ipswich
  • Oct 7 - National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, Middlesex Fells, Medford
  • Nov 26 - Toys for Tots Ride, Middlesex Fells, Stoneham

These rides allow children and teens to have fun while enjoying the outdoors and getting some fitness. In addition to learning some biking skills, we teach 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. Snacks will be provided! Read more about GBNEMBA Kids Rides

GBNEMBA Thursday LLF Social Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Aug 31 2017 .
4/20/17 6:00pm


This is an all levels ride...and very social! Come join us at the Landlocked Forest on Thursday nights - meet some new people to ride with!

There will be at a minimum an advanced and a mellower group going out each week. If we have enough volunteer ride leaders, there may be an intermediate or other groups. Advanced and intermediate riders should know their own abilities. Experienced novice riders are welcome on the mellower ride.

It's a great way to get out and meet fellow riders, learn about a great riding area and a great organization, and get in a good workout during the middle of the week.

Also featuring post-ride pizza!

Parking this year will be at the Estabrook School, 117 Grove Street, Lexington MA
 

Remember to 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!

Location

Burlington, MA

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Maciej Sobieszek

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