Southeast MA

SE MA NEMBA Chapter Meeting

Date

6/28/21 7:00pm

SE MA NEMBA Chapter Meeting At Castle Island Brewery.

We are holding our monthly SEMass chapter meeting this coming Monday, June 28, 7 pm, AT Castle Island Brewery in Norwood.

We have several hot topics on the agenda:

— our upcoming MEMBAFest ride/party at Adam’s Farm on September 26 ( sponsored by Castle Island...)

—as I will be stepping down as president, nominations and elections will be discussed

—ongoing parks projects

Well enjoy the social time as well and will provide food, so come hungry!

See Tom McKenna’s posting below for details on the 5:00 PM pre-meeting ride at Adams Farm.

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Chapter

SE Mass

Event Leader

Steve Cobble
cobblestv@gmail.com

SE MA NEMBA Adams Farm Ride

Event Date

6/28/21 5:00pm

SE MA NEMBA Adams Farm Fun Ride

I’m holding a long overdue SEMass NEMBA ride at Adams Farm in Walpole this Monday June 28 meeting at the barn at 5PM.

I plan to start out with a fairly easy 3 mile warm up loop (double & single track, bridges, rock gardens, rock walls, rooty trails all included) then circle back to the parking lot, pick up stragglers about 5:45, and go out again for a little harder trails (mostly single track with more rocks, roots and a little faster) heading initially toward the gun club.

We will be done a little before 7 so anyone who wants to can make it to Castle Island Brewing Co. for our chapter meeting. SE Mass NEMBA members and prospective members are always welcome.

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

Adams Farm has about 12 miles of mostly intermediate single track, some of the best in SE Mass. Its very mountain bike friendly, great for beginners & for those that like to hammer.

It can be confusing with the extensive network of trails but you are never actually far from the parking area.

Adams Farm should be on your list of riding areas.

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Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Tom McKenna

SE MA NEMBA Monday Morning Massasoit Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Sep 27 2021 .
6/21/21 9:45am

This ride series will explore all of Massasoit's trails.

Massasoit State Park is a great place to ride.

It's intended to be fun and will last 1.5-2 hours.

Get there by 9:45 so that we can get going at 10:00.

These will be no drop rides.

Updates will be posted to the SE MA Kingdom Rides Facebook page.

Sign NEMBA's Annual Waiver once to take part.

  Rain or bad weather will cancel.

For more info contact me, Chuck @

 

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Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Arthur Dunne

CC NEMBA Trail Build @ Maple Swamp

Date

6/27/21 (All day)

Cape Cod NEMBA Trail Build @ Maple Swamp  June 27th

Spnsored by Frank Merola and The Official Cape Cod NEMBA Group

Location: Maple Swamp Parking Lot off Service Road, Sandwich MA

Duration: 2 hr 30 min

For  · Members of Cape Cod NEMBA and anyone who wants to see more MTB trails in Maple Swamp.

   You do not have to be a member of NEMBA to take part. But you must have signed NEMBA's Annual Waiver ahead of time.

 

Trail Work Day #2 6/27- Volunteers needed. Sunday June 27t 9am @ Maple Swamp Parking lot off Service Road. Bring what ya got (loppers, rakes, polesaw, hand pruners). We will cart people up to the top of Sam Nye and you can follow the freshly mowed trail back down to the parking lot. Some light duty work (loppers). Some heavy lifting work (backpack leaf blower, Rogue Hoe freshening up berms.) Event is rain or shine. Will probably take 1.5 - 2 hours. Sandwich DNR wants us to install the new trail on two separate days. This event will install the advanced trail PURPLE "spinal tap" Thanks. 

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Chapter

Cape Cod

Trail

Event Leader

Frank Merola
fmerola@nemba.org

Southeast MA

Maple Swamp Conservation Area, Sandwich

160 Service Road
Sandwich  Massachusetts  02563
United States

Easy

25%

Moderate

50%

Difficult

25%

Description

The Maple Swamp conservation lands consist of 500 acres of upland property that are composed of 25 different parcels.

Located on the Service Road between exits 3 and 4, Maple Swamp's vast 500 acre property also has some of the most diverse topography on Cape Cod.

Reaching from 40 to 250 feet above sea level, Maple Swamp has spectacular views north across Cape Cod Bay to Provincetown and south to Vineyard Sound.

Located across Chase Road from the West Barnstable Conservation Area. There's over 40 miles of riding for people looking for an extended ride.

You will do some climbing here.

The area contains many old motorcycle trails that are not open to mountain bikes. Or to motorcycles. But they appear on the map so that you won't get lost.

The Trailfprks map above indicated these with broken lines.

Also on the Trailforks map are the trails that CC NEMBA created behind the Oak Ridge School for the Town's after school mountain programs.

The best access is from the large parking lot on Service Road.

Vegetation on the property includes oaks, pines, holly, hickory and maple trees.

Note: The Cape Cod Chapter of NEMBA is working closely with the town to expand mountain bike access to the single track trails. Please respect any signage stating \"No Bikes\"

CC NEMBA recently installed a beautiful deck at Maple Swamp's highpoint, Sam Nye Mountain. The bike trails leading to it have also been completed.

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Local Shops

Seasports Cyclery

Buzzards Bay Bikes

Corner Cycle

Bike Zone

Rideaway Adventures

Aunt Betty's Bikes

Orleans Cycle

Links to Relevant Resources

SE MA NEMBA Trail Day @ Cutler Park

Date

6/7/21 5:00pm

SE MA NEMBA Bridge Repair at Cutler Park

We are scheduling a trail work day at Cutler Park.

The project will continue our work to replace decking on the long bridges leading to Powell Island.

In additing we will be adding an observation platform so that people will have room to pass each other. Or, to just enjoy the view in the middle of the wetland.

We'll mee at 89 Kendricks Street and ride or walk in to the worksite.

You must have signed NEMBA's Annual Waiver to take part

But you don't have to be a NEMBA member.

  Text me to let me know that you'll be there.  Steve, Cobble, 781-254-8796.

 

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Chapter

Greater Boston SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

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

SE MA NEMBA Foxboro Trail Work

Date

5/27/21 (All day) to 5/28/21 (All day)

SE MA NEMBA Armoring Project at F. Gilbert Hills State Forest

Looking for something to do this Thursday/Friday 5/27-28 from 9:00 - 4:30 or for some part of that time.

We're looking for a few volunteer laborers to join the DCR in armoring a section of trail near High Rock in F Gilbert Hills.   

This is a project that was started in 2019 and was going to continue in spring of 2020 but then the pandemic hit and all trail work was put on hold. 

This section of trail may become a model for future trail work in the forest.

Since we are working with the DCR crew the work is being performed during work hours. 

Even if you can only come for a few hours please let us know.  We have several slots available on bth days

Please feel free to forward to anyone you think may be interested.

Since this was planned before recent mask relaxing guidelines, we will need folks to sign up for the slots so please don't just show up.  This will also help us plan.

Contact me, Paul Simpson    or Dave Riding dvriding@gmail.com to register or for more infprmation.

  Sign NEMBA's once a year liability waiver ahead of time if you haven't already done so.

Please Let us know.

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Location

F. Gilbert Hills State Forest

Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Paul Simpson
pjay1@comcast.net
508-844-8215

CC NEMBA OJL Clip & Ride

Date

5/25/21 5:30pm

Cape Cod NEMBA Old Jail Lane Clip & Ride

We will be riding and clipping the trails at Old Jail Lane on Tuesday May 25.

Meet at the trailhead at 5:30 PM. Bring hand pruners and your bike.

  Be sure to sign NEMBA's Annual Waiver if you haven't already done so.

It's time to get your NEMBA service hours and be ready for the Chapter Meeting and Ride the next week.

If you can't ride with us, ride before us!

Pruning needed on Fin's Folly, Picnic, Central Park North, Response and Tim Sullivan.

Who's ready to make the world a better place?

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Chapter

Cape Cod

Trail

Event Leader

Lev Malakhoff
capecod@gmail.com

SE MA NEMBA Weekly Trailwork series

Date

Repeats every week until Tue Aug 31 2021 .
5/19/21 5:30pm

SE MA NEMBA Wednesday Evening Trailwork Series

Join us on Wednesday evenings through the Spring & Summer and come out to the trailhead on Wednesday nights for a weekly volunteer trail work session!

Each week we will get together and tackle a segment of trailwork or part of a trail project.   

We’ll meet at the Trailhead at 5:30pm, and if you have a busy schedule, come join us anytime after 5:30 and give a hand. 

Each week, look for details on the type of work, where we will be, and what to bring. If we need to cancel a work session, look for that information to be posted on the following page:

https://www.instagram.com/semass_nemba_trailwork/

Weekly Trailwork Details

See you on the trails!

Any questions, please feel free to email me at mtbchris@gmail.com or text at number listed below

   Please Sign NEMBA's Annual Trail Care Waiver ahead of time if you haven't already done so.

Chris Patrick

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Chapter

SE Mass

Event Leader

Chris Patrick
mtbchris@gmail.com

CC NEMBA Buzzards Bay Bikes Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week 30 times .
5/6/21 (All day)

Buzards Bay Bike Thursday Evening Ride

Thursday is the night we ride.

Expect 5 to 7 miles of riding and about 1.5hrs of saddle time.

"Your only one bike ride away from a better mood".

  Sign NEMBA's annual ride waiver if you haven't already done so.

These rides are emant to be fun.  We'll split upinto groups depending on who wants what.,

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Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Jim Ballantyne

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