Rhode Island

AMC/RINEMBA Burlingame Trail Day – September 6th


9/6/14 9:00am

The annual AMC/RINEMBA Burlingame Trail Day is here!
Once again, the AMC is calling on us in particular to build bridges, mostly around the covered bridge on the Yellow Dot Trail. The rest of the details and activities are described below, but the main ones are this:
  • Bring work boots, gloves and clothes
  • Bring snacks/hydration, bug spray, sunscreen
  • Meet by 9:00 a.m. at campsite 490
  • No tools or experience needed!
Contact Lennon at zel@cox.net or Chris (below) for more info.

Official AMC post:
Fri., Sep. 5-7. Burlingame Trails/Recreational Weekend. (new) Sat. Sept 6 variety of trail projects at Burlingame State Park to choose from for participation (boardwalk building, trail hardening, brushing). Swimming option after trail work, plus a group dinner in the evening at campsite. Sunday- eight mile Gormley trail hike (see separate notice for details). Free Friday and Saturday camping for trail volunteers. Non-campers arrive Saturday at 8:30 AM at Burlingame camping area main parking lot for trail project. All trail maintainers (new and experienced) are welcome. Bring gloves, sturdy footwear, bug spray, water and lunch. All tools provided. Register with leader by Sept. 4 for trails project, camping, and dinner potluck item. L Christopher Shafer (401-789-8331 7 PM to 9 PM, Christopher.Shafer@dem.ri.gov)


Burlingame State Management Area


Rhode Island


Event Leader


NEMBA COVID-19 Statement

Thursday, April 9, 2020

NEMBA Statement on the COVID-19 Pandemic (updated: 4/9/2020)

NEMBA recommends that all chapters and individuals follow the active public health practices that are set by your local and state public health organizations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re all in this together until the end of the COVID-19 emergency.

All NEMBA rides and events are suspended until state and local public health guidelines indicate resumption of activities are safe.

NEMBA Chapters can and should take advantage of virtual meeting technologies to promote connections in the mountain bike community and maintain basic chapter communications and planning.

We encourage all mountain bikers to heed state and local public health guidelines if you choose to get out and ride.

  • Be safe.
  • Dial it back – you may need to slow down and stop often for others.
  • Be patient with other trail users.
  • Don’t take risks.
  • Ride at off-hours.
  • Avoid crowded trail locations.
  • Avoid crowded parking lots. Park elsewhere and ride to the trail head.
  • Ride from your house to the trails if possible.
  • Ride alone* or with members of your immediate family.
  • Don't ride in large groups.
  • Provide extra physical spacing between riders, ideally >30'.
  • Be friendly and respectful of all trail users’ need for recreation and physical space. Say “Hi!” to other trail users!

*If you must ride alone, please take extra caution for yourself! Take a charged phone and let family/friends know your expected route and time of return.

We are part of a much larger community of people seeking comfort through outdoor recreation right now – we need to do everything we can to make it safe and responsible for all trail users.

This is also a very visible time to demonstrate that mountain bikers are positive, compatible, and integral members of our trail communities. We are all ambassadors – every one of us.

3/17/2020: As of today, NEMBA is recommending that all NEMBA chapters place a hold on all organized in-person meetings, events, and rides until at least April 15th, 2020. We believe this is prudent in light of the overall guidance coming out of local, state, and federal public health organizations to greatly limit groups and minimize contact between individuals. Chapter, or other meetings, that can be conducted via conference call or video conference should absolutely continue. We will re-evaluate this guidance as we get closer to April 15th. Thank you all for doing your part to help slow down transmission of COVID-19!



Given the recent developments with the Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), NEMBA’s Executive Board is concerned about the potential health impacts for our membership and the wider community. In an effort to do our part to help mitigate the spread of the virus, our chapters are urged to follow all local, state and federal government public-health guidelines regarding actions that can be taken to staunch the transmission of COVID-19. While not exhaustive, some preventative actions to protect yourself and others include:

· Being vigilant about hygiene: wash your hands often and thoroughly; follow the CDC guidelines.

· Practice social distancing: keep space between you and others.

· Stay at home if you are sick.

· Cover your coughs and sneezes. If you use a tissue, immediately throw the tissue in the trash.

· Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose with unwashed hands.

· Clean frequently touched surfaces regularly.

Please keep apprised of changes during this rapidly evolving situation. Good information can be found at the CDC and WHO sites:



Many municipalities have, or are, enacting restrictions on large gatherings. Chapters should follow these guidelines and make preparations to hold events like chapter meetings via conference call or postpone if necessary. These guidelines should also be followed when considering organizing a group ride. While participation in mountain biking on the trails generally imparts a natural separation of greater than the recommended 6’ distance; we must recognize that there are opportunities for closer contact during check-in, stoppages and pre-post ride social interactions. Everyone should be vigilant on the trails to protect yourself and others. NEMBA is monitoring the public-health guidance and we will make appropriate recommendations regarding regionally organized events. We will communicate any changes to the regional calendar as the situation warrants. We urge everyone to take the needed precautions to protect yourself, your fellow riders and the community at large. Read more about NEMBA COVID-19 Statement

RI NEMBA Big River Cleanup


4/27/19 8:30am to 12:00pm

RI NEMBA Big River Cleanup

Once again RI NEMBA will be doing its annual Big River Cleanup. Come prepared to get dirty. 

Volunteers offered lunch and a T shirt.

Bring work gloves!
We'll meet at the Exit 6A Park & Ride at 8:30.
You do not have to be a member of RI NEMBA to take part.
Save time by signing NEMBA's Annual Trail Care Waiver ahead of time.


Rhode Island


Event Leader

Matt Mlyniec

RI NEMBA Lakeview Cleanup @ Roger Williams Park


4/27/19 8:30am to 12:00pm

RI NEMBA will be hosting a cleanup at Roger Williams Park

What we’ll do: Volunteers will clean up trash and debris that have accumulated on Park Grounds in preparation for the trail building processes. *This event will take place rain or shine*!

What to bring: Gloves, sun and bug protection, and a reusable water bottle. Trash bags, tools and additional gloves will be provided. Snacks and water refills will be available (no bottled water will be provided).
We'll meet at the Dalrymple Boathouse, 1000 Elmwood Ave in Providence
Save time by signing NEMBA's Annual Trail Care Waiver ahead of time.


Rhode Island

Event Leader

Matt Mlyniec

RI NEMBA Thursday Night Ride, Beginner's Clinic & Women's Ride

Event Date

5/16/19 (All day) to 9/19/19 (All day)

Find out why Big River is so popular. Come and check out the trails.

On Thursdays RI NEMBA will be hosting rides and clinics at tthe Big River Management Area. 

There will be Women's Group Rides, Beginner's Clinics as well as other led rides.

The plan is to have something for everyone, and more importantly, have a lot of fun doing it.

We'll hit the trails starting at 6:00. So plan to be there a bit earlier so that we can get everythong off on time.

Note:  If you haven't already, you can save time by signing NEMBA's Annual Ride Waiver ahead of time.

   These rides and clinics are intended to be fun! No one will be dropped and all are welcome to join us. Read more about RI NEMBA Thursday Night Ride, Beginner's Clinic & Women's Ride


Exit 7 Park and Ride, 102 New London Turnpike, West Greenwich RI 02817



Rhode Island

Ride Style


Ride Leader Name

Matt Mlyniec

RI NEMBA Arcadia Fun Ride


9/8/19 (All day)

Arcadia Fun Ride ~ September 8, 2019

Location: Browning Mill Pond, 321 Arcadia Rd, Exeter, RI
Registration: 9:00AM to 11:00AM
Cost: $10 for NEMBA Members, $15 for Not-Yet-Members, FREE if you Join NEMBA!!!

Multiple Arrowed Loops for all skill levels/abilities (8/17/24+ miles) on classic old school MTB trails

Fashionable Orange Required – First weekend of Archery

Plus, after putting in the miles, grab some eats at Paco’s Tacos!
Late Breaking details will be posted on the Facebook Page.
Note:  If you haven't already, you can save time by signing NEMBA's Annual Ride Waiver ahead of time.


Rhode Island


Event Leader

Matt Mlyniec

Rhode Island

Woody Hill, Bradford

135 Bradford Rd
Bradford  Rhode Island  02891
United States








Woody Hill is the common name for three parcels of preserved land in Bradford RI. The Woody Hill Management Area and Westerly Municiaple Land Trust being the largest.

RI NEMBA was asked to develop trails in this area late in 2017. By the spring of 2018 over 20 miles of susatinable trails had been created.

My introduction to the area came on an RI NMBA fun ride. The trails are awesome. Well laid out, lots of hills, some technical features, some flowey singletracks, but overall a well laid out challenging system.

The best place to park is at the Soccer fields on Bradford Road. From there ride to the tree line at the back of the fields to the right and you'll see trails heading into the woods.

Expect to climb, expect to encounter some very interesting trails and expect to smile a lot. Read more about Woody Hill, Bradford

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RI NEMBA Woody Hill Fun Ride


10/6/19 (All day)

Westerly Municipal Land Trust Fun Ride

If You Build it they will ride it! Strava Proves it.

October 6th at 9:00 AM
135 Bradford Rd, Bradford RI 02808
$10 - NEMBA Members
$15 Not Yet Members

FREE to anyone who joins NEMBA or renews their membership at the ride. 
15 & under FREE

Arrowed loops at 8, 11, 17 Miles
This year there will be 7 miles of new singletrack to explore.
A BBQ Food Truck will be on site fro your post ride enjoyment.
Note:  If you haven't already, you can save time by signing NEMBA's Annual Ride Waiver ahead of time.

Event Image: (Does not show the new trails.)

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Rhode Island


Event Leader

Glenn Tourtellot