Metrowest MA

Blackstone Valley NEMBA's 2nd Annual Fun Ride @ Douglas State Forest

Date

10/21/18 9:00am to 3:00pm

Blackstone Valley NEMBA’s 2nd Annual Fun Ride

Will be held at Douglas State Forest, a DCR Property

107 Wallum Lake Road Douglas, Ma. 01516

on October 21st, 9am registration. Event ends at 3pm.

Description:

The weather for this Sunday's Fun Ride looks good. Cool, partly cloud and mostly dry. In my opinion, perfect for riding. 

We have a long loop and a short loop set up for Sunday. The long loop is 13 or so miles with three extra miles of extra chunky knar for those looking for more challenge. The short loop is partly shared with the demo loop. The demo loop is about five miles and the short loop is about six miles. There will be options for additional mileage on this loop as well. Check it out at the registration tent. 

The bike shops are coming: 

Fritz's Bike Shop will be bringing their set up and preforming basic tuneups and safety checks. If you think you have an issue, stop by their tent and get it check out. Papa Wheelies will be bringing their set up and some demo bikes. Giants and Specialized. And of course they can also perform minor fix-ups. They may have a spare helmet or peddles around if needed too. Milford Bike just got a couple of demo's in and they will be at the Fun Ride with them. They to will have all their tools, bike stand and so on. Stop by if you need help getting your bike dialed in.  JRA is bringing their new transit van full of demo bikes to the Fun Ride. But we're not sure exactly which brands they are bringing. You'll have to stop by their set up to check em out. 

Food:

Uxbridge First Holiday Night Committee is the name of the food truck that is bringing the tacos and chili. Good stuff for a cool day. 

Larry Joe's New England Fire Pit is the other food truck that will at the Fun Ride. Larry Joe is famous for his hot dogs, his singing and especially his toppings. They are a "must try".

Bret Talbert will be setting up by the fire pit and playing the guitar for us. Bret is a buddy of Fitch's and I'm told he will take requests.

Details:

The entrance fee is $10 for members. Kids under 15 are free to ride with their adults. $20 for non-members. Free if you join NEMBA on Sunday, $35. If you are a past member please re-up before you arrive.

This event is intended to be fun for riders of all ages and riding abilities.  Read more about Blackstone Valley NEMBA's 2nd Annual Fun Ride @ Douglas State Forest

Chapter

Blackstone Valley

Trail

Event Leader

Brian Forestal
captainbri1@gmail.com

Blackstone Valley NEMBA Singletrack Work #2

Date

9/15/18 9:00am to 8:00pm

With a mid-week kickoff, Saturday will be the finishing touches for this trail day.

Don't take this the wrong way. There will be plenty of work to do. This trail reroute in Hopkinton State Park includes closing the old trail.
 
We will meet in parking lot N. You can find this on Google maps.
 
We will be finishing up this project on Saturday the 15th. 

Major tools will be provided. Please bring gloves, work boots, water and bug spray. 

Please let us know if you can make it so we can better plan. TIA.

Please bring your bike as nothing breaks in a new trail like riding it does.  :-)

Chapter

Blackstone Valley

Trail

Event Leader

Brian Forestal
captainbri1@gmail.com

Blackstone Valley NEMBA Singletrack Work

Date

9/13/18 9:00am to 2:00pm

With some Corporate help in the form of a volunteer work day we will kick off the start of the trail reroute in Hopkinton State Park.

We will meet in parking lot N.

You can find this on Google maps.

We will be finishing up this project on Saturday the 15th. 

Major tools will be provided. Please bring gloves, work boots, water and bug spray. 

Please let us know if you can make it so we can better plan. TIA.

Chapter

Blackstone Valley

Trail

Event Leader

Brian Forestal
captainbri1@gmail.com

Blackstone Valley NEMBA Coffee House Ride @ Callahan SP

Event Date

8/31/18 (All day)

Blackstone Valley NEMBA is hosting another in it's series of Morning Coffe House ride on Friday September 1st at 9:00 AM at Callaham State Park.

We'll meet at the Edmunds Road entrance. That's at 1031 Edmunds Road in Framingham.

This will be a Limited edition Coffee House Ride at Callahan!

Same great trails set to a mellower coffee house grind.

Twice in one week! Read more about Blackstone Valley NEMBA Coffee House Ride @ Callahan SP

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Brian Forestal

Morning Coffee House Ride Series by Blackstone Valley NEMBA

Event Date

Repeats every week every Tuesday 5 times .
3/12/19 9:00am

Whether you’re looking to work on your fitness, you're a beginner looking for experience or you're just looking for a recovery ride or mellow pace, join us for a coffee house ride.

Same great trails set to a mellower, coffee house grind. Derick Mahoney will be your ride leader. 

The Ride Series will take place on Tuesday mornings. They start at 9:00 AM and the location will vary throughout the Blackstone Valley.

Check with Derick or on the  BV NEMBA Facebook Page for the latest details.

Save time by signing NEMBA's Annual Waiver ahead of time. 

  Read more about Morning Coffee House Ride Series by Blackstone Valley NEMBA

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice
Advanced-novice

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Derick Mahoney

Metrowest MA

Billerica State Forest

105 Rangeway Road
Billerica  Massachusetts  01862
United States

Easy

10%

Moderate

60%

Difficult

40%

Description

While Billerica State Forest is a relatively small 370 acres DCR property divided by roads into three parcels, it has fast become a local gem for mountain biking, trail running and hiking.

Since there are currently no designated parking lots, most riders access BSF from Russell Mill Town Forest in Chelmsford. However, there is limited parking on the side of Rangeway Road, next to Rte 3.

The Gilson Hill side of BSF contains the majority of the high quality and exceptionally fun singletrack trails. Riders usually begin by ascending Yellow Rabbit and then navigating around the Gilson Hill Loop. The top of Gilson Hill is the second highest point in the Town of Billerica. After finishing the Gilson Hill Loop, one can ride the Northern Loop either clockwise or counter-clockwise, however riding the loop clockwise maximizes the downhill/enduro features of the trail. There is also a very fun lollipop trail called The Inner Loop off of the Northern Loop.

On the northern side of Rangeway Road is a small but fun <3-mile loop, and if one wishes to put in an extra mile, you can cross Chelmsford Road and do a short loop around the Manning State Forest. However, be aware that this section is intensively used by walkers and people using the exercise stations along the path.

The attached GPX file is a 18-mile ride that includes most of Russell Mill and the Billerica State Forest trails. For a shorter ride, you can beeline it to Billerica.

Merrimack Valley NEMBA is responsible for most all of the best trails in both Russell Mill and the Billerica State Forest, so be sure to support them by joining their chapter.

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Local Shops

Ride Studio Cafe

Greater Boston NEMBA Landlocked Forest Trail Care

Date

6/2/18 8:30am

We will be working on short re-route of existing trail near "Milk Crate" 

What to bring?
Your favorite pair of work gloves, also be prepared to be outside for few hours (water, snack) and make sure you are wearing work/hiking boots. 
We will provide all the tools necessary, we have some work gloves, safety glasses and bug spray. We will be accessing work site via tall grass meadow "got ticks?"

What to expect?
Building some new trail in your favorite riding spot!

********* PARKING ************

242 Grove St or along Carriage Dr in Lexington

If you can only do 1/2 day thats OK, if you need to sleep in that is OK as well. Read more about Greater Boston NEMBA Landlocked Forest Trail Care

Chapter

Greater Boston

Trail

Event Leader

Maciej Sobieszek
maciej@gbnemba.org

Blackstone Valley NEMBA Women's Beginner Ride Series

Event Date

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Sep 11 2018 .
5/1/18 6:00pm

Tuesday Evening BVNEMBA Women's Beginner Rides

Beginning May 1, I will be leading no-drop, no-pressure rides on Tuesday evenings at 6pm for women who want to learn how to mountain bike. During our rides, we will practice basic skills such as braking, cornering, body position, and balance that will ultimately help riders progress to the next level of mountain biking. 

When and Where: 6pm on Tuesday evenings from May 1 through Sept 11, 2018. Rides will rotate between West Hill Dam in Uxbridge, Hodges Village in Oxford, and the Yellick & Suasco-Stirrup Brook trails in Northborough; see the weekly ride announcement on Facebook to see where each week's ride is located. 

There's more information and updates on the Facebook Page. You can also use it to ask questions.

Things to bring: Your bike, your helmet and a big smile.

You do not have to be a NEMBA member to join us. Read more about Blackstone Valley NEMBA Women's Beginner Ride Series

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice
Advanced-novice

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Brenda Smith

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