Rhode Island

qc NEMBA Endurance Series Woody Hill & Burlingame

Event Date

5/26/21 9:00am

QC NEMBA Endurance Series RI Riide at Woody Hill & Burlingame SP.

Scheduled by Quiet Corner NEMBA

Starting location: Prosser Trail, Charlestown, RI 02813

Date & Tine: Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 9 AM EDT – 2 PM EDT

Price: Free · Duration: 5 hr

Attendees: Any member or prospective member of NEMBA.

   But you must have signed NEMBA's Annual Waiver ahead of time.

This will be a long ride. Details to come as we get closer to the date.

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Chapter

State

Rhode Island

Ride Level

Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate
Advanced

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Serena Dupuis

QC NEMBA RI Endurance Ride

Event Date

10/9/21 (All day)

QC NEMBA RI N-S Trail Endurance Ride

Event by Quiet Corner NEMBA

500 SW Main St, Douglas, MA 01516-2505, United States

Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 6 AM EDT – 6 PM EDT

Price: Free ·

Duration: 12 hr

For:  Anyone you don't have to be a QC NEMBA member.

But you do have to have signed NEMBA's once a year Liability Waiver. 

I know this is a few months off, but if you ever wanted to be stupid and ride this, mark it on your calendar and start planning as it is a challange logistically.
The ride will start on SW Main Street in Douglas, MA and it's about 1.5 miles to the start. It ends at Blue Shutter Beach in Charlestown, RI.
This is a 'go at your own pace' ride - there will be riders I'm faster than and there will be riders that are faster than me - all good - its a ride to finish. If you want to race it, have at it.

This IS NOT a 'no drop' 'wait for the group' ride - you start, you ride, you finish at your own pace.

More details will be provided as the date gets closer and they willalso be posted on this Facebook Page. Read more about [node:title]

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State

Rhode Island

Ride Level

Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate
Advanced

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Serena Dupuis

RI NEMBA DIY Adventure Ride

Date

5/1/21 9:00am to 6/27/21 8:00pm

RI NEMBA DIY Adventure Rode

Virtual Ride offers Rhode Island Mountain Bikers of all abilities a chance to “laugh like a kid again”

Date: May 1st- June 27th

Where: Throughout Rhode Island Fee:

Suggested Donation Info: RI Food Bank www.RINEMBA.com

The Rhode Island chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association (RI NEMBA) is sponsoring a virtual mountain bike fun ride May 1 to June 27.

The outdoor and online event boasts a fun photo contest and raffle for all ages and abilities with the goals of increasing awareness of Rhode Island's many wonderful mountain bike trails, raising funds for the local food bank, and boosting NEMBA membership.

Riders can choose from several routes per area ranging from easy family friendly routes to challenging technical routes.

The event also seeks to highlight areas off the beaten paths: “Our goal is to help get people into areas they may never have gone or have been unsure of the trail network” says Co-organizer Christopher Flanagan.

RI NEMBA member Melissa Soares adds, “The very best days I have had on a bicycle have been the days I have gotten lost in the woods. No particular time schedule or plan just taking a chance on a new trail. There are few times as an adult that we are able to fulfill an adventurous spirit. The feeling of being free and surrounded by nature, is truly one of life’s simple pleasures. This event will do just that, minus the getting lost part! Let us show you the hidden treasures of Rhode Island mountain biking. We promise no matter your age, you will laugh like a kid again!”

In addition there will be an on-line photo contest hosted by juror George Ross.

There are two contests, May is portraiture and June is Landscape. Prizes from REI will be awarded for best in each category.

Participation in the ride is a suggested donation to the RI Food Bank. The ride has an open participation window beginning May 1 and ending June 27.

To participate, go to the ride website www.rinemba.org/diy-adventure-ride-2021 and from there, you can select mapped trail routes to choose from.

Routes vary in length and difficulty from just a few miles to longer technical rides.

Participants can sign up via email to win Prizes which will be awarded at the end of the event.

Rhode Island NEMBA’s mission is to create a positive and inclusive mountain biking culture in Rhode Island. We are dedicated to developing and maintaining access to sustainable, environmentally-friendly mountain bike trails, supporting our members, linking communities, supporting local businesses, and promoting the general health of our local population and the protection of open spaces.

For all info visit us online at www.rinemba.org

   Be sure to sign NEMBA's once-a-year Waiver if you haven't already done so. Read more about [node:title]

Chapter

Rhode Island

Event Leader

Christopher Flanagan
chfphoto@yahoo.com

Rhode Island

Snake Den, Johnston

2321 Hartford Ave
Johnston  Rhode Island  02919
United States

Easy

60%

Moderate

35%

Difficult

5%

Description

Snake Den State Park is a State recreation area in Johnston. It consists of about 1,000 acres and hosts over 15 miles of trails.

It's located on U.S. Route 6. But additional prking can be found at the north end at about 96 Brown Ave.

The park also includes Dame Farm which is close to the northern entrance.

The prak is largely undeveloped and the trails are fun, for the most part not technical and quite enjoyable.

Best trails in Snake Den State Park, Rhode Island | AllTrails   Snake Den State Park | Johnston, RI 02919  First hike of the year! Snake Den State Park - YouTube Snake Den State Park (Johnston) - 2021 All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go  (with Photos) - Tripadvisor Read more about [node:title]

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Rhode Island

Woody Hill, Bradford

135 Bradford Rd
Bradford  Rhode Island  02891
United States

Easy

20%

Moderate

60%

Difficult

20%

Description

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.

These include the infamous Little Sister expert level trail. But most of the trails were made with everyone in mind.

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 [node:title]

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RINEMBA Weekly Rides

Saturday, June 7, 2014

There are a bunch of rides happening in Rhode Island every week, come check one out!

Ride after work Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights. If evenings don't work for you, come find us on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Tuesday – Burlingame

Ride depends on conditions. Call or email Lennon to confirm.

Ride leader
Lennon Schroeder

401-212-6694

Wednesday nights – Lincoln Woods

This ride is condition dependent. Contact the ride's leader for more information.

The trails at Lincoln Woods are among the best in all of Rhode Island. Join us for a fun no-drop ride.

Ride leader
Brendan Dee

401 335 3163

Thursday nights – Big River

This is a fun no-drop ride, not a race. The ride is held whenever conditions allow.

Contact me for more information or directions.

Normally we divide up into groups depending on how many people show up and how far or fast people want to ride.

Expect to see a lot of people at the start. This is one of Rhode Island's most popular rides. :-)

Ride leader
Alan Winsor

Saturday morning – Big River

This ride is intended to show off one of the most popular riding areas in Rhode Island.

It is a relaxed, newer rider oriented ride intended to be fun, not fast or intimidating. It is always a no-drop ride.

Contact Alan Winsor for more details or any questions that you might have.

Ride leader
Alan Winsor

Sunday morning – Arcadia

This is an intermediate ride but we usually have a relaxed pace group as well. No drop ride.

Midway parking lot at 9am.

Ride leader
John Sumner
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Rhode Island

Prudence Island

1 Broadway
Prudence Island  Rhode Island  02872
United States

Easy

70%

Moderate

25%

Difficult

5%

Description

Prudence Island is the largest island in the middle of Narragansett Bay with no bridge. There is daily ferry service from Bristol. The island is about 1.5 miles wide at the widest and about 7 miles long with about 2/3 under conservation or state control. When you look west as you go over the Mount Hope Bridge, you look over Hog to Prudence. From the Newport Bridge looking north, you see it centered in the bay.

Prudence is a great place for a day of family riding but with a limited number of trails. Read more about [node:title]

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Lincoln Woods State Park

2 Manchester Print Works Rd.
Lincoln  Rhode Island  02865
United States

(401) 723-7892

Easy

30%

Moderate

20%

Difficult

50%

Description

Lincoln Woods State Park is one of the most enjoyable riding areas in all of Rhode Island. At 627 acres it may seem a little on the small size, especially considering that a lot of that area is taken up by Olney Pond, a deep water lake. But don't let its size fool you. Lincoln Woods hosts some of the best riding in the state.

I usually park in or near the main parking lot which is on your right after the front gate off Route 146. Then heading North on Only Road I try to ride all of the trails that I find on the right side of the road.

It's not possible.

Despite the many times that I've ridden here, and despite having a lot of "favorite trails" I am constantly lured off the trails that I know onto something I haven't seen before.

Many of the trails are old woods roads. Leading off of them are almost countless singletracks. It's hard to ride for more than a few hundred yards without encountering a new 'trail option'. And that's what keeps drawing me back to Lincoln Woods. Every one of my rides there is different. And each is just as much fun as the last.

The forest's many trails have a long history. Dating back to the early 1800's much of the land was farmed, then it was used as an experimental forest to demonstrate good forestry practices. All of it has been logged. Though you'd be hard put to realize that as you ride through Lincoln's many dense forest stands. Logging roads, farm roads, cart paths, horse and hiking trails all have existed, overlaying each other for more than a century. Giving today's trail users an almost unending variety of trails to explore.                                          

Recently a new stable opened just outside the entrance to the park. The trails closest to the stable, right near the entrance and to the West of Quinsnicket Road, are closed to bikes. See the MAP.  The trails in Zone "A" are to be exclusively for equestrian use. While the trails in Zone "B" are multiuse.

Expect to spend a lot of time exploring the trails here. It will take you a lot of time to figure out where they all go. But long before you do you'll find yourself thoroughly addicted to the stony, hilly trails of Lincoln Woods.

Note: RI NEMBA usually holds a food bank ride here every fall before Thanksgiving. It's an awesome ride! Check the RI NEMBA Facebook page for more details.

More information on Lincoln Woods can be found on the RI NEMBA website.


Cautions / Miscellany:
Riding the paved loop of Olney Road is a great way to recover after your ride. But be careful, it's a one way road with automobiles traveling in a counterclockwise direction. There is no charge for parking, but there is a fee to use the beach or to rent a picnic site.  Maps are normally available at the park's entrances.

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Burlingame State Management Area, Charlestown

75 Burlingame State Park Rd
Charlestown  Rhode Island  02813
United States

Easy

25%

Moderate

60%

Difficult

15%

Description

Burlingame State Park is located on Prosser Trail Rd just off of US Route 1 in Charlestown, RI. Free year round parking is easy to find, and the trails are a short ride from the Picnic Area parking lot. Additionally, the adjoining Burlingame Campground is a well known and popular campground if you feel like staying over. The campground is open from April 15th until October 31st, every year. The park offers about 17 miles of singletrack mountain bike trails, some of which include parts of the North South Trail. There is also a 5 mile loop of mostly doubletrack hills directly accessible on the north, in the Burlingame Management Area.

The 8-mile Yellow Dot Trail/Vin Gormley Trail (also the King of Burlingame race loop) winds around Watchaug Pond. The trail is accessed by riding either north or west out of the parking lot for about a mile up the road. It is the standard loop that most local riders know, and it is a fast rolling loop with some short technical climbs and a few rock fields. While there are a good amount of roots showing, fast and smooth-rolling stretches dominate the scene. The skill level on the Wednesday evening ride there is advertised as “Advanced Beginner”, and that assessment is accurate, as long as you stay on that loop. It is a fun trail to get out on and hammer away. The rock fields are a challenge for most, but it is generally a fast loop that even the roadies ride on those frigid winter days. I love being able to keep up with them for a change!

However, once you stray from the main, Yellow Dot loop, there are a couple of really fun intermediate and advanced trails. Starting with the intermediate; the “Wildlife Loop” starts in the southeast corner of the campground (riding west out of the parking lot), and skirts the park’s southern side. It is a swoopy, twisty couple of miles with some fast, high “G” curves and a couple of short, technical climbs. This trail eventually picks up the North/South Trail and heads into the Yellow Dot Trail. It has a few tricky left and right turns and is difficult to navigate without a guide for the first few rides. If the Yellow Dot loop is Mickey Mouse’s round face, then the Wildlife Loop is his left ear. That said, when you start from the Wildlife loop (going clockwise), you merge with the Yellow Dot and ride across Mickey’s forehead. You can then opt to pick up Mickey’s right ear. That is where the fun really begins.

This Mickey is like the one my 2 year old might draw, with a slightly oversized, angular right ear. The trail you now pick up is called the Sammy C trail. It treads to the east on the north side of the park and jogs south near the northeast corner, finally spitting you out near Mickey’s lower right cheek. It is relatively new, and only a couple of miles long, but offers by far the gnarliest riding in Southern Rhode Island.

Short, rough, rocky climbs are punctuated by death-grip, bumpy, babyhead studded descents. Anaerobic fiends will cackle on this trail as they wheeze up the steep rock and tree studded climbs, through jersey tearing twisties and down surprising, clunking drops. They’re usually left wishing they brought that second water bottle. There are a few low spots that can get pretty swampy, but they only add to the variety. This trail features climbs that you will not make the first, second, third, or possibly even the hundredth time on this trail. Seldom does a two-mile section rip you like this one does. It is always a challenge and it is always fun.

The Wednesday evening ride is probably the best way to get familiar with the terrain. It is pretty easy to learn the loops by looking at the map a few times before and after a guided ride. There is a good map available at the local shops, but it doesn’t show the newer, gnarlier stuff. There are GPS maps at crankfire.com and rinemba.org, as well.

After all that fun, a couple of miles up Route 1 north, on the south side of the road, is The Cove restaurant for a good burger and a Sammy’s. The towns of Wakefield and Westerly are located fifteen minutes up or down Route 1. They offer all the choices you would expect; Asian, Italian, Inn fare, etc. Beer geeks should be sure to make a trip to the Mews Tavern in Wakefield for your choice of 69 beers on tap. W.E. Stedman & Co. Read more about [node:title]

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Big River / Carr Pond, West Greenwich

100 New London Turnpike
West Greenwich  Rhode Island  02817
United States

Easy

25%

Moderate

55%

Difficult

20%

Description

Big River is a large tract (8600 acres) of land governed by Water Resources Board and located mainly in West Greenwich near exit 6, 6a & 7 along interstate 95 (south side of the highway from Amgen). It was aquired to build a reservoir many years ago but the project was never really started. Currently the north side (not shown in the maps below) is being considered for a well field to add to the local water system. The south side of BR and Carr Pond area hold a laborinth of trails mostly made over decades by the motorcycles and interwoven with old farmer and logging roads.

Around every Earth Day over the past several years (a weekend in April) a sizable group of NEMBAites and other environmental minded groups get together to help clean some of the rubbish out of Big River. 2008 turned out 100 volunteers filling 8 dumpsters with mostly historic trash from old homesteads deep in the woods, abondoned cars and tire dumps. Here’s a short film of our 2013 efforts (80 volunteers/3 hours/3 dumpsters)
When the use guidelines were written for Big River mountain biking did not exist. In early 2010 mountain biking in Big River was made legal through a bill in the house spearheaded by Representative Ray Sullivan. New use guidelines are being drafted that will likely be similar to Arcadia for riding in Big River.

We continue to take a proactive approach working with the WRB on projects like the cleanup.
Many people consider Big River to be the one of the best places to ride in the State. Give Big River a try and decide for yourself.


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