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

SEMASS Hale Afterburner Report

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Dear SEMASS NEMBA Members

I would like to thank everyone that attended this year’s virtual Afterburner and contributed to Hale’s programs for youths and teens. Feedback was very positive, and we plan to run similar events in the future. Your contributions generated over $1,500 for Hale’s educational and recreational opportunities! We are very proud that SE MASS NEMBA is a partner with Hale. If you have never been to Hale, it’s a fantastic place to ride for all levels of riders. If you missed the Afterburner you can still contribute on their website at https://hale1918.org/pay-it-forward/give/

Additionally, we would like to thank the Afterburner event sponsors of Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics, Koopman Lumber, Bikebarn Racing, and Castle Island Brewery.

  • Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics provided funding to SEMASS for recent bridge builds in Hale as well as the Afterburner event. They are a Diamond (Top 1%) Invisalign provider with offices in Marlborough, Newton Centre, Northborough, and the surrounding communities. Please consider Carvahlo & Roth for both youth and adult orthodontic needs. You will also find Dr. Roth on the trails around Hale frequently.
  • Koopman Lumber provided lumber for bridge builds in Hale at significant discounts to SEMASS. They are a local company that provides lumber and hardware to the public and trade with locations in Sharon, Hudson, Andover, Milford, Whitinsville, Uxbridge and North Grafton. Please consider Koopman for your next DIY project or bridge build.
  • Bikebarn racing helped SEMASS get the word out for our Afterburner event. They are a LBS in Whitman providing sales and service of bikes to a large contingent of riders. Don’t hesitate to drop in for anything from a flat tire to a Fat Bike or a new Santa Cruz Tallboy.
  • Castle Island Brewery provided the fuel the volunteers needed for the bridge builds and the event. Located in Norwood, MA just off Rt 1, they have fantastic brews and a progressive tap room. No contact can sales are available online or drop by when the tap room is open. Castle Island will be producing a SEMASS collaboration brew coming out in late January. Pre-sale will be available to current members before the public release. Watch for an email and don’t let your membership expire.

And again, we sincerely want to thank you. We know you have many places to ride and supporting our local parks is a huge tribute to the amazing community of mountain bikers in SEMASS. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Tom McKenna

Event Organizer

 

  Read more about SEMASS Hale Afterburner Report

SE MA NEMBA Holiday Toy Drive

Date

12/13/20 (All day) to 12/20/20 (All day)

SE MA NEMBA Holiday Toy Drive

As promised, our Annual SEMass NEMBA Holiday Toys Collection is still happening. Normally a ride at BlueHills with refreshments and hanging out and all that but Covid.

So, a few local shops have stepped up and offered to serve as collection points.

We as a chapter will kickoff this effort, donating $1200 dollars worth of new kids bikes, helmets and accessories.

ALSO, Spark BikeRunSports is running a similar program along with JRA Cycles in Medford and Fast Splits in Needham. Drop gifts wherever convenient!

No photo description available. Read more about SE MA NEMBA Holiday Toy Drive

Chapter

SE Mass

Event Leader

Steve Cobble
cobblestv@gmail.com

Cape Cod NEMBA Toy Drive

Date

12/1/20 (All day) to 12/12/20 (All day)

Cape Cod NEMBA Holiday Toy Drive

 Presents from parents or Santa? And other important Xmas gift rules -  MadeForMums 25 Fun And Inexpensive Christmas Gifts For Kids christmas-presents-under-tree - Emerald Downs

 

Due to Covid-19 we are unable to hold our annulat Toy Drive, which last year saw over 200 toy donations and involved about 110 riderrs.

But the need for toys is still out there. Especially toys for teens.

So here's the plan:
 

Go for a ride on your favorite trails and then drop off your unwrapped toys at any of these CC NEMBA bike shops.

Help make a kid happy during the holiday season and have a fun ride too.

Stay well and Keep riding.   

Sea Sports

Bike Zone

Orleans Cycles

Buzzards Bay Bikes

Corner Cycles

   The deadline for donations is December 12th.

  Read more about Cape Cod NEMBA Toy Drive

Chapter

Cape Cod

Event Leader

Frank Merola
frank.merola@gmail.com

Southeast MA

Minot Forest, Wareham

25 Stillman Memorial Drive
Wareham  Massachusetts  02571
United States

Easy

30%

Moderate

65%

Difficult

5%

Description

The Minot Forest, Bryant Farm and Great Neck Conservation Area are fun places to ride.

The Trailforks Map above does not yet show all of the area's trails, but will soon.

This Town Map on this page also shows some of the trails. But the parking area at the school is currently closed due to renovations.

Use the alternate parking lot near the bottom of the page, or the one in the directions at the top of this page.

Riding these trails is really fun. Though it's a small area there are a lot of trails. A few of which are quite challenging.

Locals are always out on the trails picking up deadfalls and doing minor trail maintenance. And town residents are the ones who mostly use them.

The Great Neck wildlife Sanctuary which abuts Minot Woods also has some nice trails.  But beware of Poison Ivy in the summer.

Wildlands Trust — Great Neck Conservation Area

Wareham Land Trust

Trail Run | Buzzards Bay Coalition

  Read more about Minot Forest, Wareham

Local Shops

Buzzards Bay Bikes (Formerly Sailworld)

Bike Den

Bikebarn Racing

CC NEMBA Trail Day @ Old Jail Lane

Date

11/8/20 (All day)

Cape Cod NEMBA Tree Removal at Old Jail Lane

On Sunday 11/8 Cape Cod NEMBA members will be removing some deadfalls and going for a ride at Old Jail Lane.

Contact Lev Malakhoff to sign up and for more details.

   Be sure to sign NEMBA's once-a-year Trail Care and Ride waivers if you haven't already done so.

Stay home if you're not feeling well. And be sure to wear a fase mask as per the State's latest Covid-19 guidelines. Read more about CC NEMBA Trail Day @ Old Jail Lane

Chapter

Cape Cod

Trail

Event Leader

Lev Malakhoff
capecod@gmail.com

SE MA NEMBA Afterburner

Date

11/1/20 (All day) to 11/30/20 (All day)

SEMASS NEMBA Turkey Afterburner - The Virtual Event

DATE Every Day Between 11/1/20 & 11/30/20

 

100% of all proceeds from this Afterburner go towards Hale’s property and programs for kids and teens.  

As comes COVID-19, there goes the Afterburner - or so we thought.  During this pandemic we were told “no large MTB events or festivals”. 

But then there was the DIY Landmine hosted by BikeBarn and Friends of Wompatuck.  So we started to think maybe we could pull off a virtual event too.

SInce the 2019 Afterburner was such a success, planning a virtual event at Hale was the obvious choice. 

We were able to come up with Five Super Fun Routes to follow for MTBers of all ages and abilities.  These routes are not the same routes from the 2019 Afterburner. 

We thought up quite a few new twists and turns.  There are two different Kids routes - a short and a long. 

We have a Super Technical route for those super technical MTBers. 

We have a Mixed Bag option for those advanced intermediate riders that like a longer ride with little tech mixed in with their flowy single track. 

And finally, there is a Super Flowy Intermediate Rider Route for those that don’t like tech.  

We thought this “Virtual Afterburner” didn’t have to be one day as in 2019.  Why couldn’t it run all of November?  And why not benefit Hale in Westwood? 

Hale, like many camps, is working hard maintaining a vibrant camp environment during this pandemic.  

                    So with that, the 2020 Turkey Afterburner - The Virtual Event, was born.  

 

EVENT DETAILS:

Overview:

Where: Hale, 30 Carby St., Westwood, MA

Parking: Cat Rock Parking Area about 1/2 mile into Hale Reservation.

When: The entire month of  November, 2020.  

Cost

There is no registration fee but Hale’s daily parking fee is $10 per vehicle (you may pre-pay this fee online or upon arrival).

But rather than pay a parking fee, we encourage everyone to make a donation to Hale.

A gift of $10 or more confers one day of complimentary parking. 

But more importantly, it helps Hale maintain trails we use and programs that inspire and educate the next generation of MTBers.

We encourage all riders to consider making gifts to help steward Hale’s trails and support its programs for youths and teens.

Our Host

Hale is a private, non-profit education organization that manages 1,137 acres of adventure in Westwood and Dover, Massachusetts.

Founded in 1918, its flagship programs include Hale Day Camp, Hale Summer Club, Education & Adventure, Hale Outdoor Learning Adventures, and Intrepid Academy at Hale. 

Hale has deep roots into the mountain biking community always encouraging mountain biking in their reservation. 

They recently created a kids pump track and jump line that is pretty amazing. 

They are working towards more mountain biking programs for kids who wouldn’t otherwise be exposed to the sport.  

Routes:

All routes start from the Cat Rock parking area within Hale. 

This is the first major parking area in the park about a ½ mile beyond the main entrance.  We suggest the routes be ridden in one direction only. 

You can access the routes three different ways:

 

Trailforks.com or app. 

Search for and/or select the SEMASS NEMBA 2020 Turkey Afterburner - The Virtual Event 
You can also select this event in Trailforks by going to Hale, then selecting Events. 
On a phone, select Events on the drop down menu (upper left menu).  Select SEMASS NEMBA 2020 Turkey Afterburner - The Virtual Event. 
There are links to the routes in the event description you can select to follow. 
When you follow a Trailforks route, the gps track needs to be centered manually every time you take a look at the map. 
However, all trails in the park are displayed in addition to the route.  

 

Strava.com or app. 

Join the SEMASS NEMBA Turkey Afterburner Strava Club at https://www.strava.com/clubs/Afterburner There are five events in the club that represent each of the five routes.  On your phone, you select the club, the event in the club, view the route from the event, and the “Use Route” to follow the route on Strava.  When you follow a Strava route, Strava only provides the trails on the route.  You don’t see the other trails in the park.

Printed Map

You can print a paper map for each route from the Donation Page

Sponsors:

Please visit our tremendously supportive sponsors for this event. Each one has been instrumental in the development of this virtual event.

Bikebarn Racing https://www.bikebarnracing.com/ who helps us get the word out for this event

Koopman Lumber  http://www.koopmanlumber.com/ who provides our lumber and materials 

Castle Island Brewery  https://castleislandbeer.com/ who provides the fuel

Carvallo & Roth Orthodontics  https://www.bracesonline.com/ who supports SEMASS all year

 

Additional Info:

There is an Event FAQ located on the Donation Page

The SEMASS Facebook Page has the event at https://www.facebook.com/SEMassNEMBA 

Afterburner Strava Club https://www.strava.com/clubs/Afterburner 

Trailforks Event https://www.trailforks.com/event/4908/ 

 

    Note:    Please sign the NEMBA Annual Ride Waiver if you have not done so already

 

NEMBA Chapter:

Southeast Massachusetts (SEMASS)

 

Event Organizer:

Tom McKenna

   Info:   For more information contact semassnemba@gmail.com

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Chapter

Blackstone Valley Greater Boston Rhode Island SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Tom McKenna
semassnemba@gmail.com

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