Southeast MA

SE MA NEMBA Chapter Meeting

Date

3/27/17 (All day)

SE MA NEMBA Meeting

Our next monthly meeting will be on 3/27. This month we'll be meeting at Landry's of Norwood located at 1210 Boston Providence Highway (Route 1) starting at 7:00 PM. 

We'll be discussing upcoming trail care events, rides and happenings. But mostly we'll be engaging in bike talk.

Food will be provided, but BYOB.   You do not have to be a member of SE MA NEMBA to attend.

SE MA NEMBA meetings normally happen on the fourth Monday of every month. whenever possible they will be held in conjunction with a ride or cookout.

Last minute details will be posted here and on the SE MA NEMBA Facebok page.

Chapter

SE Mass

Event Leader

Steve Cobble
cobblestv@gmail.com

Cape Cod NEMBA NYD Ride

Date

1/1/17 8:00am to 1:15pm

Join us in celebrating the New Year with Mt bike rides and an after party with food and recovery starting at noon. 

Rides leave as close to on time as possible so please arrive early if possible. Rides leave from the new Sea Sports shop at 1441 Iyannough Road, Hyannis MA 02601

8:00 am Adnvanced ride - 30+ miles at a medium to fast pace. 
9:00 am Intermediate ride -20ish miles at a medium pace 
10:00 am Intermellow ride -10-12 miles at a more mellow pace

Questions? Just give us a call at 508 7901217

*** Note: If the parking lot at Sea Sports is full, overflow parking is available at the UBS lot at 1471 Iyannough, That's just before the Mobil Station.

Location

Sea Sports 1441 Iyannough Rd (Rt 132) Hyannis MA

Chapter

Cape Cod SE Mass

Event Leader

Jeffrey Craddock
seasportscyclery@gmail.com
508 790 1217

QC NEMBA New Years Day Ride

Date

1/1/17 10:00am

This is our 3rd Annual New Year's Day Ride.

It is an intermediate and up group ride. 

The ride will start at 125 Wallis St in Douglas Massachusetts. If you're traveling East on Douglas Road, Rt. 16 take a left onto Cedar St, then a left on Wallis.

The lot will be on the left.

Late breaking news will appear on our Facebook Page.

Dress warm!!! And we'll see you there.  

Location

Douglas, MA

Chapter

Blackstone Valley Quiet Corner Rhode Island SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Stacey Jimenez
quietcornernemba@gmail.com

SE MA NEMBA New Year's Day Ride

Date

1/1/17 (All day)

Annual WOMPY New Year's Day Recovery ride.

You can show up and ride on any of your favorite two wheels.
Rides will gather at 9:45 and leave the parking lot at 10AM
Rides will be based on how hung over you are!
--Health Minded GROUP 15 -20 miles
--The I'm just tired GROUP 12-15 Miles
--Slightly Hung Over GROUP 10-12 miles
--I might throw up during the ride GROUP 1-6 miles

ANYONE who feels worst than that GO HIKING or hit the Finland Steam Baths in Quincy on Copeland Street.

Chapter

Greater Boston SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Dave Farrell
dfarrell@merlinone.com

SE MA NEMBA 2019 Turkey AfterBurner

Date

12/1/19 (All day)

The Turkey Afterburner is back for 2019!

 

SEMASS NEMBA is again holding the 2019 Turkey Afterburner on December 1, 2019 - the 1st Sunday after Thanksgiving.  SEMASS NEMBA and Hale Reservation will host this event.  There are miles and miles of smooth flowy singletrack and epic technical tails at Hale.  There will be arrowed intermediate and family loops, self-guided Trailforks and Strava routes, led rides, a Tailgating Party with the SEMASS DJ, fire pits, grills, and more.  You literally could plan to spend the entire day at the Reservation.  

EVENT LOCATION

For 2019, we have changed the location to Hale Reservation in Dover Massachusetts.  Hale’s Entrance is on Carby Street in Westwood, MA and registration is on Brune Way within the reservation but across the town line into Dover, MA (https://goo.gl/maps/3dyt3motgxETJBa49).  

ARROWED TRAILS

Hale Reservation has some great flowy singletrack as well as some of the most challenging technical trails in the area.  There will be a large map at Registration to help you get orientated. This map will have the arrowed routes as well as some of the connector trails to other parks.  To get a good view of the reservation’s trails, go to https://www.trailforks.com/region/hale-reservation/.

For the adventurous, at key intersections on the main loop, there will be signs to some of the more popular areas such as Satan’s Kingdom and Rocky Woods.  

SEMASS will arrow two routes: 

  • Main Loop: 8 miles of mostly fun singletrack that circumnavigates Hale Reservation.  These trails stay within the loosely defined intermediate rating. This loop will go by many of the more difficult trails for easy A-line extensions.  

  • Family Loop: 3 miles on mountain bike trails that the whole family can enjoy.  This is an easy loop on real mountain bike trails with climbs, descents, small bridges and rock gardens.  A true mountain biking experience for the whole family to enjoy.  

GROUP RIDES

In addition to the two arrowed loops, SEMASS will have group rides going out between 9:30AM and 10:30AM from the Registration area to some of the more challenging areas in or near Hale Reservation.  Three rides forming up already include:

  • Thom Parsons Advanced Techy ride to Needham Town Forest and back starting at 10AM

  • Women’s group social ride on the arrowed loop starting at 10AM

  • Tom McKenna’s Advanced Techy Social Ride to Satan’s Kingdom and back at 9:30AM.  

Keep checking for updates on this Facebook Page.


 

SELF-GUIDED RIDES

Want to go on your own?  Self-guided routes will be available on Trailforks and the Strava Club “SE Mass NEMBA”.  We will have gpx files available as well as routes far and wide for the event.  

REGISTRATION

Registration will take place near the Powissett Lodge within Hale Reservation.  Event ambassadors and signage will guide you to registration when you arrive. A suggested, but not mandatory, donation to SEMASS NEMBA of $10 per adult rider (kids are free) will be very helpful to cover our costs and support our parks.  We will consider riders who join or renew memberships at the event to have sufficiently made their donation for the day. Cash only please.  

DEMO BIKES

Bikebarn Racing will have their fleet of Santa Cruz and Specialized demo bikes available from 8AM to 2PM for riders at the Registration area for 30 – 45 minute rides around the reservation. A 4 mile signed demo loop will be available.   Last bike out at 1pm.  

TAILGATE PARTY

From 12 noon to 2PM come to the Registration area and hang out with your friends.  Music will be provided by our own SEMASS DJ. Multiple firepits will be lit. Bathrooms and warming hut are available at the Hale Reservation Lodge.  Grills will be available for you to use. Bring your lawn chair, cooler, dogs and burgers and recharge at our SEMASS Tailgate Party. This will be a great post-ride opportunity to share your epic mountain biking experiences and hang out with your friends.  Please tailgate responsibly but have a blast doing it.  

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please message Corey French or Thomas McKenna on Facebook Messenger.  

2019 EVENT SCHEDULE

7:00 - 8:00 Event Setup

8:00 - 12:00 Registration at the SEMASS NEMBA Tent

8:00 - 2:00 Self-Guided Marked Courses Open

Bikebarn Demo Rides

12:00-2:00 Tailgate Party at Registration Area

2:00 Course Closed (Still able to finish ride until 3:00)

2:00 – 3:00 Event take down

3:00 Event Ends

 

 

Chapter

Blackstone Valley Cape Cod Rhode Island SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Steve Cobble
cobblestv@gmail.com

SE MA NEMBA Trail Work @ Wompatuck

Date

10/15/16 (All day)

SE MA NEMBA and the Friends of Wompatuck will host a trail care event on Saturday 10/15 starting at 8:30.

The plan is to split up into groups.
       One group will build a bridge. (Bring a hammer, work gloves and sturdy shoes if you's like to do that.)
       The other group(s) will do a clip and ride (or hike). (Bring a small foldng saw or some hand loppers. Bring your bike if you'd like to ride, or hiking boots if you'd prefer to walk.

We'll be done by 11:30 and food will be provided for all volunteers.

Hope to see you there.  :-)

Location

Hingham, MA

Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Steve Cobble
cobblestv@gmail.com

SE MA NEMBA Ride and Meeting

Date

10/23/16 (All day)

SE MA NEMBA will be holding a ride & Meeting on Sunday 10/23.

The ride will start from the Fisherman's Beach parking lot in Randolph at 4:00 PM. That's located at 1095 Canton St. Randolph, MA the entrance to which is located on the opposite side of the road from the Equestrain Center. 

The meeting will be at 125 Waterman Rd. Canton MA starting at 6:00 PM.  That's a shared driveway, it's the house on right.
 
We'll talk about our current fall events including rides, the big trail build in the Blue Hills and what we'd like to do in 2017. All welcome to attend and share your thoughts, ideas, suggestions, and best bike stories.

RSVP to Steve Cobble
781-254-8796

Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Steve Cobble
cobblestv@gmail.com
781-254-8796

SE MA Buck Hill Trail Reroute

Date

11/6/16 8:00am to 3:00pm

NOW THIS IS THE BIG ONE!!!!

Buck Hill ReRoute. - Years in the making!!!

We need ALL HANDS ON DECK for this one!

Be a part of Blue Hills history! We are building another trail down Buck Hill, to complete the loop experience.

At the same time, we are GAINING a TRAIL, where there is a 'no-bikes' sign now.

The more help we get the quicker we will complete and ride THE SAME DAY!

Come for the whle day, or any part of it. Whatever you can manage. 

We will meet at the Houghton's Pond parking lot at 840 Hillside ST. Milton MA.

BOOTS ON THE GROUND RULES:
I am requesting that people start showing up at 8 am, at Houghton's Pond lot, to check in and join with a crew leader, and carpool to the base of the area where we will starting....we will have tools, if you need, at that area. We will have a signout sheet for tools, and you are responsible for their return. We'll have Rogue Hoes, rakes, loppers, trail saws, and shovels, but if you have one of your own, please bring it! NO POWER TOOLS unless you are authorized by me AND plan to complete work before 8. ( the only power tools that will be used at all on this project will be weedwackers and leaf blowers, mainly on the days leading up --no chainsaws and we will not be removing any established trees...)

YOU NEED TO CHECK IN BEFORE PROCEEDING. 
Bikes are NOT allowed (yet!). It won't be rideable until its finished.
Also, I should also say no dogs, for their safety....
Kids are welcome if they can handle a rake and they stay with you.
The route will be firmly defined, and any minor adjustments will be made under your crew leader's direction. 

 

Chapter

Greater Boston SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Steve Cobble
cobblestv@gmail.com

BV NEMBA National Public Lands Day @ Buffumville Lake

Date

9/24/16 8:00am to 12:00pm

Public lands make the best playgrounds!

Nobody knows that better than folks enjoying Buffumville Lake and Hodges Village Dam!

National Public Lands Day September 24th, 8am-12pm

We need you and your family, your youth group, your community or user group to help us improve your facilities.
Please pre-register so that we know you are coming! Come join us on the largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands
in the United States – National Public Lands Day. 

More than 180,000 volunteers are expected at more than 2,200 sites across the country.
You should be a part of it!

For any questions regarding this event please call the Buffumville Lake Office at 508-248-5697

Location

Charleton, MA

Chapter

Blackstone Valley

Trail

Event Leader

Eammon Carleton
eammon@gmail.com

Wompatuck Trail Care

Date

8/28/16 8:30am to 12:00pm

In preparation for the 2016 Landmine Classic mountain bike race we will be riding the course doing minor trail maintenance like brushing back overgrowth and removing deaadfalls.

This is one of those rare occasions where you will be doing trail maintenance while riding your bike.  The plan is to divide into groups and cover different sections of the race coursed.

Bring a pair of small hand loppers or a folding saw.

The Friends of Wompatuck will provide lunch at the end of the session. And for anyone who didn't get in enough riding, there will probably be groups riding after luunch.

The Landmine Classic is Wompatuck's biggest fundraiser.  Hope you can be there on the 20th to help make it a success.

Chapter

Cape Cod SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Dave Farrell
dfarrell@merlinone.net

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