Southeast MA

SE MA NEMBA Bridge Build @ Hale Reservation

Date

Repeats every day until Thu Oct 22 2020 .
10/15/20 9:00am to 10/22/20 3:00pm

SEMass NEMBA Trail Days @ Hale Reservation in Westwood, MA

Dates: 10/15/2020 through 10/22/2020

Three new bridges are being constructed at Hale Reservation in Westwood MA on the Little Bridges trail near the ABC Cabins.  This trail, which is on most major mountain biking routes in the park, has two existing bridges in dire need of replacement and one wet area that needs a small bridge.  The new bridges will extend a longer and much more stable platform for mountain bikers and hikers.  Some mountain biking features such as rollers or skinnies may be integrated into the bridge designs as time and materials allow.

Bridge materials are being provided by Koopman Lumber in Sharon at a significant discount to SE Mass NEMBA.  Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics in Newton also supported this build with a $500 donation to cover some of the material costs.  Additionally, NEMBA contributed funds to this bridge project by awarding a portion of a Trail Grant to SE Mass NEMBA for these bridges.  Thank you to all our supporters.

The bridge materials will be pre-cut off-site between October 15 and Oct 18.  Starting Monday, October 19 at 9 AM, a small crew will meet at Hale to move the materials a short distance to the work site and assemble the bridges. Volunteers will be needed anywhere from 1 - 3 hours - it’s up to you.  Similar volunteer crews will additionally be needed Tuesday, Wednesday and possibly Thursday morning (as necessary).  Volunteers with alternative work schedules with morning availability during the work week are encouraged to volunteer. 

Volunteers will be provided specific meeting instructions by contacting Tom McKenna at the email address below.  Sizes of the work parties must remain small, well within the NEMBA guidelines of less than 10 people.  We expect 3 - 5 volunteers per day to be sufficient.  Having your own hammers or cordless screwdrivers will be helpful.

The Covid-19 guidelines set forth by NEMBA can be found here:

In addition, I ask that if you feel ill the day of or have any symptoms, or have been in the presence of someone who has an active covid-19 infection in the last 14 days, please don’t come.  

 

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

Contact Tom McKenna at the email below to volunteer or, as needed, on his cell at (617) 216-3701.

Event Leader:,Tom McKenna,

 

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Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Tom McKenna
tpm0302@gmail.com

SE MA NEMBA Borderland Trail Days

Date

Repeats every week until Sun Nov 01 2020 .
10/25/20 (All day)

SE MA NEMBA Trail Days @ Borderland State Park

Dates: 10/25/2020 & 11/1/2020 at 8:30

New bridges are being constructed at Borderland State Park

on the Ridge Trail. The bridges will provide a dry option on

this popular biking/hiking trail to avoid the intermittent water

that collects for much of the year.

Bridge materials are being provided by NEMBA.

Volunteers have been recruited by invite only But contact John Refford 

at the address below to see if there are any openings.

 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, NEMBA guidelines require

that volunteer group sizes be limited to 9 people max.

So our plan is to break into small groups of 9 people.

The Covid-19 guidelines set forth by NEMBA can be found here:

In addition, I ask that if you feel ill the day of or have any

symptoms, or have been in the presence of someone

who has an active covid-19 infection in the last 14 days,

please don’t come.

There will be one group of 9 people doing the bridge build.

The wood will be precut and the DCR will be assisting the

build using an ATV to move the lumber up Ridge Trail.

Volunteers will position the bridge supports into place,

secure the footings and drill planking into.

 

Oh! Sign NEMBA's Annual Trail Care Waiver ahead

of time if you haven't already done so.

Please contact John Refford as needed 67.851.0407

Event Leader:

John Refford

 

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Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

John Refford
jrefford@gmail.com

Cape Cod NEMBA Trail Build

Date

10/11/20 (All day)

Cape Cod NEMBA Trail Building Day

Calling all volunteers. Socially distant trail work day this Sunday 10/11 at 8:30am at Hathaway's Pond in Hyannis.

We have a county approved new trail build in the triangle between Route 132, Attucks Lane and Phinney's lane. And we have a reroute of a trail in Hathaway's.

What to bring: mask / loppers / snips / handsaw / rakes / gloves / bugspray and water. Beverages provided. Thanks for your support.

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

THE LAW ( A new trail at Rt 132/Attucks/Phinneys) has been roughed-in.  ) Mowing to take place this Sunday. Meet at Hathaways Pond parking lot at 8:30 AM. Bring pruners, rakes, gloves, work ethic, etc.

 

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Cape Cod

Event Leader

Lev Malakhoff
capecod@verizon.net

SE MA NEMBA Trail Day

Date

10/17/20 (All day)

SE MA NEMBA Flyway Pond Trail Bridge Build

I am organizing a trail work day for October 17, to construct some boardwalk bridges on the new (last year!) FlyawayPond Trail, and I'm looking for volunteers. 
 
The materials for this project are being graciously funded by the Easton Conservation Commission, and the project is being supported by NEMBA.
 
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, NEMBA guidelines require that volunteer group sizes be limited to 9 people max. So our plan is to break into small groups of 9 people.
 
The Covid-19 guidelines set forth by NEMBA can be found here: https://www.nemba.org/news/nemba-covid-guidance-individual-and-group-rides
In addition I ask that if you feel ill the day of or have any symptoms, or have been in the presence of someone whom has an active covid-19 infection in the last 14 days, please dont come.
 
There is a lot of work to do, so we will safely break into 4-5 separate groups to get it done and stay safe.  I will send instructions at a later date to each group to organize parking so that we dont crowd an area.
NEMBA will provide the hand tools where needed. If you choose to join the "bridge builders" or "logistics - moving decking" crews, please bring an impact screw gun with spare battery. 
Even if you're not on the build crew, I encourage anyone to bring a screwgun with spare battery if they have one - just in case we end up with dead batteries.
 
All volunteers must have a mask. Wear sturdy work boots, bring your own work gloves, and food & water to drink.
 
In order to set this plan into motion, I need to get an idea of whom I can count on to come help.
Please fill out this Doodle poll (or email me if you must). 
NOTE: If all of the options are full, please email me so I can make accommodations for you.
 
Any questions, please feel free to reply to this email, or call me.
 
  Oh! Sign NEMBA's Annual Trail Care Waiver ahead of time if you haven't already done so.
 
Chris
774 284 2650 mobile
 
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Chapter

SE Mass

Event Leader

Chris Patrick
mtbchris@gmail.com

SE MA NEMBA & FOW Trail Care Day

Date

9/20/20 9:00am

SE MA NEMBA and the Friends of Wompatuck will be hosting a Trail Care day at Wompatuck State Park on Sunday 9/20.

Because of Covid-19 we are limiting the number of people who can attend and requiring pre-registration.

    Please bring your own work gloves and a mask. If you are experiencing any negative health symptoms, please do NOT come.

You can pre-register here.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdeWqWwE-uSDf3wlsfoXH1RlfTB6s0z...

Also, save time by signing NEMBA's once-a-year Trail Care Waiver ahead of time.

 

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Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Tim Friedmann
friedmannt@hotmail.com

Cape Cod NEMBA Trail Day

Date

9/19/20 8:00am

Cape Cod NEMBA Trail Day

Saturday 9/19 @ 8am

We are removing some dead trees in the Big Ring Parking lot at WBCA. 1590 Race Lane.

We also have an easy town approved trail widening project for the adaptive cycling program.

I will have rogue hoes and chainsaw. Need a helping hand or two.

Bring a mask and thanks for the help.

  An informal, unorganized ride will follow for those who are interested.

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Chapter

Cape Cod

Trail

Event Leader

Frank Merola
frank.merola@gmail.com

SE MA NEMBA Blue Hills Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Wednesday 12 times .
10/28/20 5:30pm

SE MA NEMBA Blue Hills Evening Ride

I will be leading a ride in the Blue Hills at 5:30 on Wednesday.  If you have the afternoon free, come ride!

Due to the Pandemic I'll be limiting the number of people who can take part.

To join us, and to get the starting location, which will change every week, email me at cobblestv@gmail.com. Or, text me at 781-254-8796.

If I don't hear from anyone I may ride someplace else.

Save time by signing NEMBA's Annual Waiver ahead of time. 

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Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Steve Cobble
781-254-8796

Southeast MA

Hlobrook & Braintree Town Forests

256 Pine Street
Holbrook  Massachusetts  02343
United States

Easy

20%

Moderate

55%

Difficult

25%

Description

The Braintree and Holbrook Town Forests abut each other.

The trails are, for the most part, challenging. You'll find a few fun flowing singletracks but for the most part you'll be dealing with rocks, roots, a few sharp climbs and lots of wooden bridges.

For a comparison, think Ames Nowell State Park, which happens to be only a few miles away.

Neither of the maps at the top of this page do the trails justice. THERE ARE MANY MORE OF THEM!

The Trailforks map will, over time, be filled in with more trails.

I can't express how much fun these trails are to ride. You'll have to experience them for yourself. 

Expect to discover over 15 miles of trails here.

And I promise you, no matter how many trails you see on the maps. You'll always find more.

   Bill Boles

 

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Hawksnest State Park, Harwich

20 Round Cove Rd
Harwich  Massachusetts  02645
United States

Easy

20%

Moderate

75%

Difficult

5%

Description

Hawksnest State Park is located in Harwich.

Although it's only 230 acres it hosts a really fun trail network, a beach and is in the center of a regional trail network.

The Best description of Hawksnest is taken from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation's Resource Management Plan.

Riding or hiking thesre trails is really fun. Especially the trails that loop around Hawksnest, Oliver's and Black Ponds.

Not all of the park's trails are shown on the DCR's map at the top of this page. They claim 2.3 miles of trails. There are many more.

The Trailforks map shows more and, in time, will have all the surrounding trails.

You'll enjoy Hawksnest! Every trail in it is a blast to ride in each direction.

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Lind Farm, Norfolk / Wrentham

205 North Street
Norfolk  Massachusetts  02056
United States
Parking is in the Lazy Loopers Model Airplane parking lot.

Easy

40%

Moderate

40%

Difficult

20%

Description

Lind Farm is conservation land and State land in the towns of Norfolk and Wrentham.

The trails are fun to ride, ranging from very easy to quite challenging.

The best description of Lind Farm is on this TrailForks map. Two more maps are included on the top of this page. But they are incomplete

You'll enjoy exploring over 10 miles of trails. However on the Trailforks map some of the central trails no longer exist due to a housing development. 

Don't worry though, follow the trails that see the most use and you'll bypass it.

There is an alternative parking area, the Wrentham Dog Park, 1/2 mile south of the Lazy Loopers but it's closed now due to Covid-19.

Some of the trails, expecially in the southern portion of Lind Farm are little used motorcycle trails with some mud in season. But they are passable. 

The only black trail on the Trailforks map is in the area. Fun, but challenging.

For the best riidng experience, stick to the singletracks that seem to get the most use. These are the ones that the area riders are putting the most work into.

I rode here in the spring of 2020 and again in the late fall. I couldn't believe how much the trails had improved in that short time period.

   Bill Boles

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