Southeast MA

SE MA NEMBA Borderland Trail Reroute

Date

10/9/21 9:00am to 1:00pm

What: Borderland Trail Reroute

When: Saturday, October 9th 9:00am

Where: Borderland State Park. We will be meeting at the Ridge Trail trailhead along Mountain Road. (596 Mountain St. Sharon) Parking along Mountain Road is very limited. We will have to shuttle some volunteers from nearby Oliver Ames High School.

Contact: John Refford 617.851.0407

Details:
We will be rerouting the Granite Trail where it connects to Ridge Trail. The existing trail is a blown out climb and we will be creating new single track to replace the existing route. 

   We will be following NEMBA's Covid guidance.: 

Bring safety glasses, work gloves, suitable footwear, pants (not shorts), bug spray, water and a snack

Sign NEMBA's online waiver before attending if you haven't already done so.

 

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Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

John Refford
john@refford.com

SE MA NEMBA August Chapter Meeting

Date

8/24/21 7:00pm

SE MA NEMBA Chapter Meeting & Ride

The Chapter meeting next Monday August 23 will be held at the Wompatuck State Park Visitors Center.  There will be a pre-meeting group ride at 5 PM.  Depending on the weather we may have the meeting outdoors.  Attendees should bring folder chairs if possible.    Also, bring a mask in case we should have to head indoors.

The items to be discussed are below.  We are proposing to hold a Chapter election at the September SEMass meeting.  To accomplish this we will need to formally schedule the election, appoint an impartial person to run the election, and solicit candidates to run for the vacant president and vice president officer positions. 

If there is someone who wishes to run for the treasurer or secretary positions, which are currently filled, the election will be expanded to cover those positions.   

  If you are interested in running for an officer's position, but can't make the meeting, let me know by email.  

Our June meeting minutes will be sent to SE MA NEMBA members by email.

Hope to see you on Monday,

   Peter

Agenda topics will include:

—Accepting nominations for our next officer’s ELECTION which will be at our September meeting

—Tom McKenna’s progress update on the upcoming Adams Farm MembaFest

—Steph Beaudoin’s update on next year’s Carrabassett Women’s Summit

—possible installations of bicycle work stands, at Borderland and in BlueHills

—Park updates throughout the chapter

—Exciting updates on regional NEMBA

Some will be riding before the meeting

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Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Peter Williams
peterjwilliams313@gmail.com

CC NEMBA Trail Build @ CCCC

Date

9/15/21 8:30am

Cape Cod NEMBA Trail Build at CCCC

We are looking for a few volunteers for a trail work day at Cape Cod Community College.

We will create a 0.6-mile connector trail along the wooded area north of the College.

This trail will add to the extensive Old Jail Lane trail system.

The trustees would like us to provide a list of names of volunteers in advance.

Please comment on this Facebook Page if you can attend.

   Or email Frank Merola at

You don't have to be a NEMBA member to attend. 

But everyone must have signed NEMBA's Annual Waiver.

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Chapter

Cape Cod

Trail

Event Leader

Frank Merola
fmerola@nemba.org

SE MA NEMBA Wompatuck Clip & Ride

Date

8/17/21 8:30am

SE MA NEMBA & Friends of Wompatuck Clip & Ride

We will be having a clip & ride Saturday 8/21 starting at 8:30 from the Transfer Station at Wompatuck State Park.

Wheels will hit the dirt by 9:00.  Bring a folding saw if you have one and some hand loppers.

   Bring bug spray - as you don't want anything bugging you on this ride.

The plan is to split up into groups and to ride out to a few areas on the Landmine Classic course to do some overgrowth clipping.

Each group will ride out to a different area and after the work is done, go for a ride.

For some, this will be a chance to see parts of the Landmine course.

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Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Vicki Schow
vickie.schow@hotmail.com

SE MA NEMBA Landmine Classic

Date

9/12/21 (All day)

Landmine Classic Mountain Bike Race

The Landmine Classic is a mountain bike race to benefit Wompatuck State Park.

The Friends of Wompatuck and SE MA NEMBA have been putting on the event for over 15 years.

Registration OPENS Sunday August 1!

There will be a hard cap on the number of participants - registration will close when all race spots are filled.

We’re expecting it to fill up early, so don’t delay.

There will be NO DAY-OF REGISTRATIONS!

Event Info & Registration:

https://www.bikereg.com/landmine

The 2021 Landmine MTB Classic is Sunday, September 12th.

As in years past, we will once again have an epic race for every age & ability.

And there will also be a DIY version that runs the entire month of September as well. Participants can enter either or both!

As it has EVERY year, all proceeds benefit the Friends of Wompatuck and their efforts at trail building & park improvements.

So help support a great cause and race!

 

 

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Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Vicki Schow
vicki.schow@hotmail.com

Cape Cod NEMBA Wednesday Rides

Event Date

Repeats every week every Wednesday 30 times .
7/21/21 (All day)

Cape Cod NEMBA Wednesday Evening Rides

The CC NEMBA Wednesday Rides at West Barnstable Conservation Area are back on an informal basis.

Groups leave the Race Lane Parking lot at 4:00, 5:00 and 5:30 depending on what time people can get there.

There are no formal leaders, but most people welcome new riders.

Of course, you can just head out on your own too.

  The Grill is back!

Although we are not planning any club cookouts at this time. The CC NEMBA gril is there and you are welcome to use it.

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Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Style

XC

CC NEMBA Friday Evening Rides

Event Date

Repeats every week every Friday 30 times .
7/16/21 (All day)

Cape Cod NEMBA Friday Evening Rides

The CC NEMBA Wednesday Rides at West Barnstable Conservation Area are back on an informal basis.

Groups leave the Race Lane Parking lot at 4:00, 5:00 and 5:30 depending on what time people can get there.

There are no formal leaders, but most people welcome new riders.

Of course, you can just head out on your own too.

  The Grill is back!

Although we are not planning any club cookouts at this time. The CC NEMBA gril is there and you are welcome to use it.

  Please sign NEMBA's Annual Waiver which covers you for all ride and trail care events. Read more about [node:title]

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Style

XC

SE MA NEMBA Adams Farm Ride

Event Date

7/19/21 5:00pm

SE MA NEMBA ADAMS FARM RIDE  (postponed due to wet conditions)

Adams Farm to Rocky Woods

The next SEMass NEMBA ride at Adams Farm will be taking advantage of our 8:15PM sunset.  This ride will be going to Rocky Woods and back. 

We’ll be meeting at the Adam’s Farm barn in Walpole Monday July 19 at 5 PM with wheels down NLT 5:15 PM.

This is a long ride.  Including the warmup, we’ll be riding 15 - 20 miles for OVER 2 hours of riding. 

You must be an experienced rider in good condition, must be able to stay with the group, and sustain a fun pace over a long distance. 

This is not a hammerfest but it is not a beginner ride either.  I ride to have fun.  

Adams Farm, Red Gate and Fork Factory are mostly single track.  Rocky Woods is mostly double track but with a fair amount of climbing.  The descents are super fun and the terrain is beautiful.  

The route will cross Adams Farm, hit the Red Gate Farm conservation area, traverse about a mile of residential roads, re-enter the trails at Fork Factory Brook, then cross Hartford Street to enter into Rocky Woods.  We’ll zig zag about 6 miles of trails in Rocky Woods before heading back more or less  the same route.  Bring a well-maintained bike, lots of water, bug spray, and a little food.  We should return about 8PM.  

Anyone who wants can join me for a post-ride brew at Castle Island Brewing Co.  They close at 9PM.

You don't have to be a member to attend this ride, but you must have pre-signed NEMBA's Annual Waiver.

Contact me with questions.  Tom McKenna,

 

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate
Advanced

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Tom McKenna

CC NEMBA Maple Swamp Ride

Event Date

7/3/21 10:00am

CC NEMBA Maple Swamp Trail Explore

Ride starts at 10am Saturday July 3rd

Guy's & Gal's, Members and non-members - Consider yourself invited.

  But be sure you've already signed NEMBA's Annual Waiver.

We will ride all 3 of the new trails both directions.

Expect climbing and fast swooping descents.

We will take a group selfie at the new Deck then ride some other Sandwich stuff.

After we count and dispose of the dead, will head back to the lot and prime up for the July 4th weekend.

Expect about 8-9 miles Intermediate pace, no drop ride.

Not for beginners.

Bring the Fatty if you have one because they pack down the trail. Email me if you have questions.  

Bring a working bike, water, helmet and bug spray.

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Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate
Advanced

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Frank Merola

SE MA NEMBA Shovel Town Brewery Foxboro Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Sep 30 2021 .
7/1/21 6:00pm

SE Mass NEMBA & the Shovel Town Brewery pop-up Beer Garden in Foxboro will be hosting a Thursday evening MTB ride.

Riders meet at the Taste of Foxboro beer garden parking lot at 5:30 PM and ride out by 6:00 PM.  The beer garden is located at 25 Chestnut Street, Foxboro

From the parking area, the ride enters the nearby trails at the William O. Hocking Jr. Trailhead and then normally head into the F. Gilbert State Forest for about a 90 minute ride. 

These rides are no-drop, slightly technical, intended for experienced riders, but all are welcome.  Depending on the size, we may break into groups

Typically, post-ride we’ll grab a brew and food at the beer garden.  

You do not have to be a NEMBA member to ride with us. But, you have to have signed NEMBA's Annual Waiver ahead of time.

Bring: Your bike, a helmet, something to drink, a smile and maybe some bug spray.

Check SE Mass NEMBA Facebook Page for updates.

Let's Ride!

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Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Intermediate

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Pjay Simpson

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