Northern CT

NEMBA Trail School @ Goodwin State Forest

Monday, May 19, 2014

Riders and trail enthusiasts from an array of organizations gathered at Goodwin Conservation Center in Hampton, Connecticut for NEMBA's annual two-day course in trail design, construction and maintenance.

In addition to riders from numerous NEMBA chapters from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, participants came from the Connecticut Parks & Forests Association, the Central CT Regional Planning Agency, the Friends of Goodwin State Park, Greenfield Trails Association (NH), Londonderry Trails (NH) and even as far away as the Gennesee Region Offroad Cyclists (Rochester, NY).

In the NEMBA tradition of "work hard, play harder", the course featured not only classroom instruction but outdoors hands-on build clinics as well as an epic ride on the extensive trail system that encompasses Goodwin State Forest and Natchaug State Forest.

“Our trail school is key to increasing our capacity to improve and build more trails,” commented NEMBA director, Philip Keyes. “I’m confident that everyone who attended this year’s class will go on to put on their own trail care events and help us build a better New England for trails and trail-based recreation in all its forms.”

Our thanks to the supportive staff at the Goodwin Conservation Center and the CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection for opening their doors to us and allowing us to camp out -- the evening bonfire was great!  We also thank the Friends of Goodwin State Forest for helping with project locations. Lastly, a huge shout-out of thanks to our NEMBA instructors, Paula Burton, Adam Glick, Maciej Sobieszek and Mike Tabaczynski, and to our ride leaders, Stacey Jimenez and Glenn Newcombe.

If you missed out, mark your calendars now for the May 21-22, 2015.

QC NEMBA Toy Drive & Year End Celebration


12/3/22 2:00pm

Quiet Corner NEMBA Toy Drive, Ride & Year End Celebration


Time to celebrate another great year of MTB in the Quiet Corner! Join us on Saturday, December 3rd for a year end group ride/meeting/celebration.

We'll start the event with a ride in Goodwin SF, then move into the barn for the festivities. Group ride: 2pm
Chapter meeting: 3:30pm(ish)
Parking at 131 Old Town Pound Rd Hampton, CT

-Food provided by the chapter
-Music by mountain biker Tony Garcia

We will be holding our annual elections for the Leadership Team. Please email or PM any of the current leadership if you are interested in joining the team!

We are collecting toys to drop off for the Toys for Tots! Please bring one or nore unwrapped toys to donate.

Register here so we can have a head count and easily take attendance:

Active membership encouraged, but not required.


Quiet Corner


HV NEMBA Chapter Meeting


9/21/22 5:30pm

HV NEMBA Chapter Meeting




WHAT: HV NEMBA Chapter Meeting!

Chapter meetings are a great way to get involved, get the inside scoop on trail work, meet some people, hear about what's been happening in or area, our upcoming events, and engagement opportunities.

Spread the word and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow!


WHEN: Tomorrow! 5:30PM EST

We'll kick off the evening with a Pre Meeting Ride at 5:30! This is a NO DROP, ALL LEVELS RIDE!



Meet at BAD SONS BEER in Derby, CT - 251 Roosevelt Dr. Derby, CT

  • Upcoming Rides, Events, and Trail Work plans
  • Meet some people - have a good time!

SIgn the NEMBA Waiver if you haven't already done so this year.

You do not have to be a member to come on the ride or go to the meeting.



Housatonic Valley NEMBA

QC NEMBA Pomfret Fun Ride


9/18/22 9:00am

Sunday, Sept 18th 9 am – 3 pm

118 Wolf Den Rd, Pomfret Center, CT

This mountain bike ride is open to all, offering a self-guided, arrowed route that explores a new trail system built on land owned by the Town of Pomfret. QC NEMBA has completed 13+ miles of singletrack in a wooded setting adjacent to the Air Line Trail State Park (where 20+ miles of flat, gravel rail trail riding is also available).

Please be sure to register before the event and the cost is $10.00 for NEMBA members and $15 for non-members.

   You can pre-register for this event here.

Novice riders will enjoy winding trails with limited elevation and “go-arounds” at features.

More advanced riders will appreciate fun, hand-built challenges like skinnies, bridges, berms plus rocky ridges and rollers.

Advanced technical sections will be marked on trails.

Post ride food truck - Hungry Lion Food Truck will be there for people to buy food.

   You do not have to be a member to go on this ride.

Note: This event part of the Last Green Valley’s “Walktober” series,, who are partnering with QC NEMBA for their fun ride.

QC NEMBA volunteers have contributed more than 900 hours since April 2021 to create a place for fun, passive recreation in the Quiet Corner.


MTB Pomfret Forest "The Quiet Corner of NEMBA" - YouTube  Tuesday Night in Pomfret


Quiet Corner NEMBA - Home | Facebook  Pomfret Forest New Multi Use Trail System Open to the Public |

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Quiet Corner


Event Leader

Serena Dupuis