Metrowest MA

Kona Bicycles MTB Ride at Lowell-Dracut SF

Event Date

6/7/20 9:00am to 3:00pm

Note: This event has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Come ride with us!


There will be led rides for beginners and kids, and marked loops for everyone. There will also be bike demos from some local shops, as well as food available.


PLEASE obey the 30MPH speed limit on Trotting Park Road.


Cost: $10.00 for NEMBA members, $25.00 for non-members and FREE for anyone who joins NEMBA, or renews their membership, at the event - Kids 15 and under ride free with a registered parent or Guardian.


We have a few "Hero" loops that will add some tech and elevation.

Directions: 99 Trotting Park Rd, Lowell MA

 

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Location

Lowell MA

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Barry Moore

Fells two logs bridge re-route

Date

4/14/19 9:00am to 2:00pm

Here is another small project that GBNEMBA is going to be working on this spring, this one is a short re-route of a bad trail location and years of neglect. We will meet at Sheepfold parking lot, first we will go over trail tool safety and shortly after we will head out to the site about 3/4 mile away. Once there, under the lead of experienced trail builders we will get to work.

Save time by signing NEMBA's once-a-year Trail Care Waiver ahead of time. Read more about Fells two logs bridge re-route

Location

Middlesex Fells, Sheepfold parking lot

Chapter

Greater Boston

Trail

Event Leader

Maciej Sobieszek
maciej@gbnemba.org

Fells high bridge project

Date

3/23/19 9:00am to 2:00pm

GBNEMBA will be replacing short bridge in Middlesex Fells on Reservoir trail (Orange) near Molly's Spring rd, new bridge will have railings and it will be much wider. We may also be re-routing a short section of trail right before the bridge. What to bring? yourself! we have all the tools and safety equipment necessary to complete the job, if you have a favorite pair of work gloves bring those with you. All the lumber and parts are already at DCR lot waiting for us. 

After we finish with the work we will hang out for some refreshments and some trail talk.

 

          ****MEETING PLACE****

Long Pond lot on South Border Rd Long Pond Lot

Rain date for the event is Sunday March 24th

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Location

Middlesex Fells, Reservoir trail

Chapter

Greater Boston

Trail

Event Leader

Maciej Soobieszek
maciej@gbnemba.org

Blackstone Valley NEMBA Bridge Build @ Douglas SF

Date

3/23/19 (All day)

Blackstone Valley NEMBA will be building a bridge in the Douglas State Forest.

We'll have the parts and pieces cut to size but need as much help as possible to get the materials to the site, placed and secured.

The bridge will be about 90 feet long. The more help we get the better on this one.

We'll meet at the Douglas State Forest Headquarters at 107 Wallum Lake Road in Douglas at 9:00 AM. 

Late breaking news will be posted on this Facebook Page.

Save time by signing NEMBA's once a year Trail Care Waiver. Read more about Blackstone Valley NEMBA Bridge Build @ Douglas SF

Chapter

Blackstone Valley

Trail

Event Leader

Brian Forestal
captainbri1@gmail.com

BV NEMBA WInter Chapter Meeting

Date

2/11/19 (All day)

Blackstone Valley NEMBA will be having its February meeting on the 11th at CraftRoots Brewing located at 4 Industrial Rd in Milford.


Socializing at 6:00
Meeting starts at 6:30
Chapter will provide pizza. Cash bar.
If you'd like to discuss a particular topic, please contact Brian so we can add it to the agenda.


Agenda:
Treasurers Report
Chapter Update
Fun Ride Update
Trail Work Update
NEMBA Grant Update
Ride Schedule and call for volunteers
Elect new Treasure
Social Media Discussion
New Trailer Buildout Update
Update on Crank

You do not have to be a current member of NEMBA to attend.

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Chapter

Blackstone Valley

Event Leader

Brian Forestal
captainbri1@gmail.com

Volunteer Appreciation Night

Date

2/6/20 7:00pm to 9:00pm

NEMBA Annual Volunteer Appreciation Night

NEMBA Volunteers : If you spent any time building and maintaining trail, leading rides, painting faces at kids events at any NEMBA event last year . . .

Greater Boston NEMBA wants to than you by inviting you to Harpoon Brewery Beer Hall on February 6 at 7 PM located at 306 Northern Ave, Boston MA.

We will have pizza and ... you guessed it, some of the finest Harpoon beer.

Entrance and parking details: Attendees must use the entrance on Seafood Way to access the Tasting Room. This entrance is located on the opposite side of the building from where the parking lot is located. Guests are welcome to park in the Harpoon lots, in the parking garage across the street, or arrive by public transit on the Silver Line.
 

You can come by earlier or stay later and hang out at their bar at the main entrance.
This event is open to all NEMBA chapters. 

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Location

Harpoon Brewery

Chapter

Blackstone Valley Cape Cod Greater Boston Merrimack Valley North Shore Rhode Island SE Mass Southern NH

Event Leader

Rick Forzese
rick@rickforzese.com

Metrowest MA

Vietnam, Milford

345 Adams St
Holliston  Massachusetts  01746
United States

Easy

10%

Moderate

55%

Difficult

35%

Description

In 2003 after completing a $210,000 fundraising effort NEMBA was able to purchase 47 acres of land in Milford, Massachusetts. We bought this land to prevent its development and to protect and preserve a wonderful network of trails that were known locally as “Vietnam”. Our land forms an integral part of a much larger area of conservation land in the towns of Milford, Holliston and Hopkinton.

Parking:

There are four parking areas offering direct access to the Conservation Land surrounding Vietnam. Please keep in mind Vietnam proper does not have any actual parking as it is land locked and surrounded by Conservation land owned by several different towns. Please act accordingly. Trail building or trail modifications are absolutely forbidden without prior written permission. 

  1. The Milford/Hopkinton Rail Trail Parking LotThis lot is off Cedar Street about a mile north of Route 459 in Milford. Ride South on the dirt double track alongside the Rail Trail. There are several access trails into the Conservation Land along the way. Follow the trails to enter the Vietnam parcel.
  2. College Rock Parking Lot 
    This small lot is at the Northern end of the Conservation Land at about 23 College Street (off Cedar Street) in Hopkinton. Enter the Conservation Land from the Parking Lot using the College Run Trail. Follow the trail system to enter the Vietnam parcel.
  3. Adams Street Parking Lot: - Closet to the trails. 
    This lot is at about 345 Adams Street in Holliston. Enter the Holliston Town Forest and follow the trails to the Vietnam parcel.
  4. Dunster Road Parking Area 
    Dunster road in Holliston (off Adams Street) is a cul-de-sac and offers limited on-street parking at the end of the road. Enter the Conservation Land and follow the trails to the Vietnam parcel.  

 

NEMBA’s purchase of this land marked a first for mountain bike associations in our nation, and in the world.

Our Vietnam property is right in the middle of approximately 1000 acres of protected open space. Vietnam and the surrounding lands are, of course, replete with many miles of trails that are open to non-motorized trail users. Emtbs, or electric powered mountain bikes are prohibited on the protected open space surrounding NEMBA's Vietnam property and therefore in Vietnam itself. NEMBA has been very active, since the purchase of the land, in improving the existing trail network in the entire area, as well as in building and enhancing trails on our own property.

Ajax Gaming Ventures, a Delaware Limited Liability Corporation owned by Donald Trump offered NEMBA a $35,000, one year purchase option, based on a sale price of $1,650,000 to buy Vietnam. Despite the astounding price, NEMBA summarily rejected the purchase offer. Mountain bikers bought this land to preserve it, not to profit from it. Still, it’s amazing to think of just how lucky we were to be there at the right time to make that purchase.

It was quite a gamble. In 2002 NEMBA purchased an option to buy the land from the Liner Trust for $15,000. We had no idea if we could raise the rest of the money, but we couldn’t let the opportunity slip by. Somehow, through donations large and small, donations that in some cases came in from around the country, we beat the option deadline and were able to purchase the land.

After we took ownership NEMBA formed the Vietnam Land Management Steering Committee to oversee and manage the property. Owning conservation land, even if you’re a non-profit organization, is not an easy thing to do. In addition to the obvious issue of trail maintenance and upkeep there are liability issues to consider. That means insurance costs every year. If you're not already a member of NEMBA you should join to, among other things, help us in our efforts to preserve and protect this land.

                                                        NEMBA's Vietnam Property

                                                        Sell Vietnam - No Way

The Riding:

The riding in Vietnam is legendary for its technical nature. There are some mellow trails both on NEMBA's property and in the surrounding conservation land but most people ride at Vietnam to be challenged both technially and physically. You'll see a lot of "big hit" bikes out on the trails. There are ways around most of the technical features, but you will find yourself paying attention to the trails a lot more than you'll find yourself looking at scenery. Blackstone Valley NEMBA has performed many hundreds of hours of trail work maintaining and building the trails in Vietnam. 

Facebook Page:

Vietnam has a Facebook Page with a lot of current information.

By Bill Boles

 

Vietnam Trails Mountain Bike Trail in Milford, Massachusetts ...  Vietnam Milford MA Riding a New Trail Mountian Biking GoPro - YouTube  Episode 5 : 44 Days and Rolling - Pinkbike  Vietnam (MA) - June 8th, 2009 | Ridemonkey Forums Read more about Vietnam, Milford

Local Shops

Milford Bicycle

Steve The Bike Guy

Papa Wheelies

Blackstone Valley NEMBA Toy Drive

Date

12/9/18 (All day)

Blackstone Valley NEMBA 2018 Toy Drive   9:00 Am - 1:00 PM

Join Blackstone Valley NEMBA at West Hill Dam for a Toys for Tots, toy drive. We will be parking at the beach parking lots on West Hill Road in Northbridge. This is not the usual parking lot we use for the rides out of West Hill Dam. 

We ask that you bring a new, unwrapped toy that we can donate to the Marines for the Toys for Tots program.

We will have ride leaders that can take you on the well marked single track or you can pick up a map for a self-guided tour. Come and check out the great single track in one of our favorite parks. 

After the ride join us for some smores and cider. There is no fee for this event. 

 

Hope to see you there, 

Brian 

 

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Chapter

Blackstone Valley

Trail

Event Leader

Brian Forestal
captainbri1@gmail.com

Wachusett NEMBA Toy Drive

Date

12/8/18 (All day)

Wachusett NEMBA Toy Ride

Where : 25 Hoyts Wharf Rd Groton , MA

When : Saturday December 8th starting at 8 am , all riders off by 9:30.

We'll have two marked loops, both of which are a mix of tech, smooth single track and fire roads. 6-8 miles for one, 8-10 the other. Weather will dictate bikes of choice. Anyone's guess at this point. Trails are of an intermediate ability nature. Beginners will be challenged but not totally discouraged. Advanced riders can try to keep up with me :) .

 

Beers and bench racing post ride :) . 

 

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Chapter

Wachusett

Event Leader

Dave Burnham
TATTOODAVEJ@yahoo.com

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