Southeast MA

SE MA NEMBA Trail Care @ Wompatuck, March 23

Date

3/23/14 8:30am to 12:00pm

Meeting at 8:30 at the visitor Center Parking lot.
This will be a TRIM & PRUNE DAY. Bring your favorite loppers, folding tree saws, and clippers. Volunteers have the choice to ride or go on foot for the event. There will be PIZZA and SOFT DRINKS at the visitor center when we break at 11:30.
Any questions call me......David Farrell 508-723-4729 Read more about SE MA NEMBA Trail Care @ Wompatuck, March 23

Location

Wompatuck State Park - Visitor Center Parking Lot

Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

David Farrell - VP Wompatuck
dfarrell@merlinone.com
508-723-4729

Cape Trail Care - Otis/Crane

Date

3/23/14 9:00am to 12:00pm

We will meet at the Cloverfield Way parking area, split up into groups and ride Otis' best trails picking up any deadfalls that we encounter. This will be a fun Trail Care event and a good chance to spruce up the trails after the long winter. Bad weather will force a postponement. Check the Cape Cod NEMBA Facebook page for updates. 

If you'd like to join us, just be there before 9:00 AM ready to ride.

Location

Crane Wildlife Management Area

Chapter

Cape Cod

Trail

Event Leader

Mike Dube
zrt800ac@aol.com

Southeast MA

Martha's Vineyard

Barnes Rd
Edgartown  Massachusetts  02539
United States

Easy

30%

Moderate

60%

Difficult

10%

Description

The address above is for the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest which forms the centerpiece of Martha's Vineyard's trails. Here's a link to it.

Correllus has a paved bike path that almost circumnavigates the forest as well as many single and doubletrack trails within it.

It is not well known but Martha's Vineyard actually has over 200 miles of public trails on protected lands. Theres are curated by the Sheriffs Meadow Foundation. Check out their website for more information on the Island's trails. They feature the TrailsMV ap. Which one can download into a phone or a gps device. It will show you the exposition you are at while out on the trails.

Riding on the island is a lot of fun. The trails are scenic, and often unexpeced given the development on the island. There are great ocean views as well as cool, quiet forest trails.  

People ride here all year long. Given the soil characteristics mud is rare. As is snow, which doesn't last very long when there is any.

Riding in the winter, early spring or fall is especially fun as the summer's crowds are largely absent.

To get ther you'll need to take a ferry. Check the Steamship Authority for details. You can make a reservation for your vehicle or, park in one of the many mainland parking lots and ride your bike to the ferry. If you choose to leave your car on the mainland you'll probably not need a reservation.

Needless to say the Vinyard offers almost endless restaurant and lodging options

The Vineyard Off Road Bicycle Association hosts weekly rides.   Many trails are also featured on this Hotel's Website. Lastly here's a Martha's Vineyard Magazine article describing the trails, it's a bit dated, there's a lot more trails now.

Whether you plan a day trip, or an extended stay, you'll find plenty of trails to keep you busy on Martha's Vineyard..

  Read more about Martha's Vineyard

Links to Relevant Resources

CC NEMBA Yarmouth Ride

Event Date

12/23/19 11:00am

Taking advantage of the almost spring like temperatures some of us will be riding from the Yarmouth Dog Park located at 474 Buck Island Road in Yarmouth starting at 11:00 AM.

This will be a fun ride, not a race.

Join us if you can.   :-)

SIgn NEMBA's Annual Ride Waiver ahead of time if you haven't already done so. Read more about CC NEMBA Yarmouth Ride

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Advanced-novice

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Bill Boles

SE MA NEMBA

Date

12/8/19 9:00am to 3:00pm

SE MA NEMBA Easton Trail Build

SE MA NEMBA will be assisting in an Eagle Scout project designed to build new trails in the town of Easton.

I've been working with a young man named Alex Rhodes, whom has started his Eagle Scout project to build a new multi use trail in the Flyway Pond Management area in Easton MA.

He has started working and has alredy held 3 weekends of trail work clearing most of the 2-ish mile corridor. This trail is going to be awesome!

He now has the task of starting the rock work and building some bridges for the water crossing. This includes carrying lumber & materials into the woods, and starting some of the bridge build work.
 
The plan is to work a full day, so volunteers can come & go as it fits into their schedule.

I realize that there are other holiday rides being held on the same day, but would like to encourage as many volunteers to come help us for a few hours, even if they arrive in the afternoon.
 
Alex will have pizza for lunch, and we will supply the tools, care of SEMASS NEMBA. If you have a battery powered impact driver, we could use as many as can show up, to drive decking screws.
 
We'll be meeting at the Easton Twon Pool, located at 101 Lincoln Street at 9:00 AM, or whatever time you can get there.
 
  To save time sign NEMBA's Annual Trail Care Waiver ahead of time.

See Alex's note below.
 
 
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Chapter

SE Mass

Event Leader

Chris Patrick
cpatrick@semanemba.org

Fells MTB Access: 2020 and Beyond

Date

12/11/19 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Want Better Mountain Biking in the Fells?

 

Join us on December 11th, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the Winchester Library for an open forum of mountain bikers to discuss ways to improve mountain biking and mountain bike access in the Middlesex Fells.

 

Greater Boston NEMBA wants to hear from you about how to improve riding in the Fells. It’s been 8 years since the DCR created the Resource Management Plan (RMP) that should help guide the future of mountain biking in the Fells, yet we still need to get to work alongside DCR to execute many of the recommendations. 

 

When the RMP was created it made sense for us to focus on projects like Dark Hollow Pond trail and establishing rides and events. Now it's time to develop an action plan within RMP guidelines to improve access to new trails and continue to build a positive relationship with the park. Join us to learn what the opportunities are. Join us to see if you’d like to get involved to make the Fells a great place to legally ride.

 

Please RSVP to rushmark21@gmail.com so we know you’re interested in coming. Read more about Fells MTB Access: 2020 and Beyond

Location

Winchester Public Library, 80 Washington St, Winchester, MA 01890

Chapter

Greater Boston

Trail

Event Leader

Mark Bialas
rushmark21@gmail.com

CC NEMBA Trail Build

Date

12/1/19 10:00am

Cape Cod NEMBA Sandwich Trail Build

On Sunday 12/1 we'll be adding to the inventory of trails behind the Oak Ridge School in Sandwich.

While these trails are being built for the town's after school mountain bike program they will be open during non-school hours to everyone.

Our 11/10 trail build added about 1.8 miles of new buffed singletrack trails. On 12/1 we hope to build 2+ miles more.

Upon completion we'll have about 6 miles of trails behind the school. Wow!

  More details will be forthcoming, but for now put 12/1 on your calendars. 

This will be a fun event and will reward us with a new trail that we can enjoy forever.

  SIgn NEMBA"s annual Trail Care Waiver ahead of time if you haven't already done so,

  Read more about CC NEMBA Trail Build

Chapter

Cape Cod

Event Leader

Frank Merola
frank.merola@gmail.com

Cape Cod NEMBA Sandwich Trail Build

Date

11/10/19 8:00am

Cape Cod NEMBA Trail Build in Sandwich

Cape Cod NEMBA will be building new trails in Sandwich behind the Oak Ride School on Sunday 11/10 starting at 8:00 AM.

The new trails will add to the school's current trail inventory and will be open to everyone thereafter.

Bring shoes, long sleeved shirts and gloves. If you have loppers, bring them. Lawn rakes would be good too.

We'll have a brush hog and a gravely and will use them to do most of the trail work. Much the same as we've been doing in the trail creation projects at Old Jail Lane.

We should be done by Noon and then may go someplace for appropriate lunch and libations.

Location: Oak Ridge School: To get there go to 110 Mill Road, drive past the gate, which will be open and park behind the maintenance building.  Don't block the road.

  Sign NEMBA's once a year Trail Care Waiver ahead of time to save time.

You do not have to be a NEMBA members to take part.  You just have to want to build great singletrack trails.

   Not to be redundant, but here's the info from our Facebook Page.

The Town of Sandwich has accepted our proposal to build a new trail behind Oak Ridge School. We are looking for Volunteers to help this Sunday November 10th.

This weekend’s project is the first of two approved trails.

This new trail will be designated as the expert loop for the kids in the Sandwich After School Mountain Bike Program and be a multi-use trail for bikers, walkers, hikers and XC Skiers.

There is an existing .60 mile trail/segment known as “West Sandwich Intro” that we are going to improve and do a few reroutes. We are going to add about 1.5 miles of new trail onto this and form a lollipop loop. When finished it will be OVER 2 Mile loop of rolling single-track.

Install day Sunday November 10th @ 8am Behind Oak Ridge School. We are meeting behind maintenance building on Mill Rd, Sandwich MA. GPS 110 Mill Road. Mill goes from paved to dirt - go through gate and park behind maintenance building. Do not block building. NOTE PLEASE DO NOT PARK AT OAK RIDGE SHOOOL. EVEN WITH SCHOOL BEING CLOSED THEY DO NOT WANT TRAFFIC, CARS OR INDIVIDUALS ON SCHOOL GROUNDS.

Bring work boots, gloves, safety glasses, bug spray and water.

Tools to bring: Loppers, folding saws, snips, shovel and rake. We could use a couple more cordless lithium chain saws (want to keep the noise down as we are not far from the golf course tee boxes).

We have three brush hog type machines and will split up into three teams. Each team will clear deadfall on the trail in front of the machines and lop off the remaining brambles behind the machine. We have a couple backpack blowers to blow the debris off the trail when finished.

We plan on starting at 8am and going till were finished. Trail is already flagged.

 

  Read more about Cape Cod NEMBA Sandwich Trail Build

Chapter

Cape Cod

Event Leader

Frank Merola
frank.merola@gmail.com

Cape Cod NEMBA ToT Trail Care

Date

11/3/19 8:00am

CC NEMBA Trail of Tears Trail Care

On Sunday 11/3 Cape Cod NEMBA will be hosting the first in a series of Trail Care & Trail Building days.

We'll be riding the trails at Trail of Tears from the Farmersville lot loated at 1590 Race Lane in Barnstable. 

The plan is to go for a good ride and remove any trail litter cause by the recent series of storms.

Expect to spend most of your time riding as a lot of us have been out trail clearing already.

We will meet at 8:00 AM and split up into groups.

  Bring your bike, and a folding saw or a small hand lopper.

  Hope to see you there. This will be a fun and productive ride.

Save time by signing NEMBA's once-a-year Ride & Trail Care Waivers ahead of time.

    You do not have to be a member of NEMBA to take part.  You just have to want to make ToT's trails better. Read more about Cape Cod NEMBA ToT Trail Care

Chapter

Cape Cod

Trail

Event Leader

Frank Merola
frank.merola@gmail.com

GBNEMBA Boardwalk Construction Project NOV 10

Date

11/10/19 9:00am to 12:00pm

GB NEMBA Boardwalk Construction Project

Sunday, November  10th.  9am – 12pm

15 Reeve Rd., Bedford MA (Please park on street as efficiently as possible and not on any of the neighbors’ lawn). GoogleMaps: https://goo.gl/maps/YJDaAGxrgJTsUxEi6

 

Come help Greater Boston NEMBA and the Friends of the Landlocked Forest build a 150’ narrow boardwalk in the Burlington Landlocked Forest.

 

With the help of the Friends of the Landlocked Forest we have received permission from Burlington’s Board of Selectmen to install a long puncheon boardwalk along the seasonally muddy section of the Old Kendall Road trail.

We have permission to carry the boardwalk materials across private property on Reeve Street to the project location and would appreciate as many hands as possible to help with the transport and installation.

Please bring work gloves, hydration pack and a snack. GB NEMBA will provide the rest.

 

RSVP to GB NEMBA president, Maciej Sobieszek, maciej@gbnemba.org

 

If you plan to attend, please make sure that you have signed NEMBA’s online Trail Care Waiver, located here: https://www.smartwaiver.com/splash/17029/ Read more about GBNEMBA Boardwalk Construction Project NOV 10

Location

15 Reeve Rd., Bedford MA

Chapter

Greater Boston

Trail

Event Leader

Maciej Sobieszek
maciej@gbnemba.org

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