Southeast MA

SE MA NEMBA Trail Care @ Wompatuck State Park

Date

6/1/19 (All day)

Wompatuck Trail Care Day

Southeast Mass NEMBA and the Friends of Wompatuck will partner for a trail care day on June 1st.

We will be working on two projects that day which will include the replacement of the trail bridge southwest of intersection NS6 in the Nature Study Area and the REI trail improvements near Tripphammer Pond.  Both projects can be mostly accessed by paved trails.  Depending on turnout we will also be doing other trail maintenance on bike.  We will assemble at the Visitors Center.  The schedule will be:

8:30 – 9:00 am   Registration and coffee/donuts.

9:00 – 9:15 am   Introductions, safety brief and work assignments.

9:15 –12:00 am  Bridge & trail work.

12:00 noon          Pizza & refreshments

Volunteers should bring work gloves, bug spray and drills if you have them.

Bring your bike too in case you want to go for a ride after the trail care session.

    We hope you can join us.  You don't have to be a member of NEMBA or the FOW to take part.  You only have to want to make Wompy's trails better.

Save time by signing NEMBA's once-a-year Trail Care Waiver ahead of time if you haven't done so already. Read more about SE MA NEMBA Trail Care @ Wompatuck State Park

Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Tim Friedmann
friedmannt@gmail.com

Cape Cod NEMBA Trail Care

Date

4/20/19 9:00am

Cape Cod NEMBA has scheduled one final Trail Maintenance day before the Cape MBAS (which is on Apr 28th).

We want to get Greenough and surrounding areas cleaned up well for the event. 

The events run run from 9 am to 11:30 am, bring clippers, saws etc, meet at the Greenough main entrance at 227 Pine Street in Yarmouth Port.

We got the majority done on the 14th. ON the 20th we will mostly be riding and will stray out of Greenough onto surrounding trails that will be used on the led rides.

Bring your bike. There will be no foot traffic. We'll just clip & ride.

You do not have to be a member of NEMBA to take part.

Save time by signing NEMBA's once-a-year Trail Care Waiver ahead of time. Read more about Cape Cod NEMBA Trail Care

Chapter

Cape Cod

Trail

Event Leader

Mike Dube
dubati@comcast.net

Cape Cod NEMBA Buzzards Bay Bikes Otis Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Thursday 50 times .
9/19/19 (All day)

Note: This ride series is on hold until the Pandemic restrictions change.  Contact the ride's leader for more information.

Buzzards Bay Bikes (Formerly known as Sailworld) will be leading rides for all levels at Otis on Thursdays starting at 6:00 PM.

The rides will leave from 188 Nathan Ellis Highway, Rte 151 (The dirt mounds near the highway entry ramp.) There is additional parking across hte street from the animal hospital.

We will normally split up into groups.

     There will be an up to 10 mile moderate ride, led by Pam & Jim Ballantyne.

      A 7-12 mile more difficult ride led by Carrie Crooks.

      An advanced-expert ride led by Kaylen Ballantyne.

For more info contact Jim @ jimb@sailworld.com

 

   *** Call the shop to make sure that this week's ride is on.

More information and updates may be found on Sailworld's Facebook Page.

You do not have to be a member of NEMBA to attend.

Note:  You can save time by signing NEMBA's Annual Ride Waiver ahead of time. Read more about Cape Cod NEMBA Buzzards Bay Bikes Otis Ride

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Jim Ballantyne
508 759-6559

SE MA NEMBA Ames Nowell Bridge Build

Date

4/27/19 (All day)

Ames Nowell State Park Bridge Build

After nearly three years of diligence, the day has finally come to build a NEMBA bridge in Ames Nowell State Park. 84 Lumber in Holbrook donated over $1,000 of lumber and materials for this nearly 100' long, 3' wide multi-use bridge in the western side of the park. This bridge clears a wetland section of a newly recognized trail by the DCR. We need a small army of volunteers to walk the 175 pieces of lumber to the build site (less than a 5 minute walk), build the foundation and stringers, and secure the treads. 30 - 40 volunteers should make short work for everyone. Please join this historic event in Ames Nowell State Park.

Schedule Saturday April 27th
8:45-9AM: Registration, water, coffee, donuts
9-9:15AM: Briefing, Team Setup
9:15AM-Noon: Bridge Build
After build: Pizza!

Attire: Please wear appropriate footwear for hiking to the site and working in a wet area (no open toe shoes). Work gloves recommended. 

Tools: Yourself! Also if you have a cordless impact driver or drill (spare batteries a plus) and T25 star bits those will be very useful in the build. 

Parking: Gables Condominiums, 200 Hampton Way, Abington. Park in the club house parking on Tamarack Lane within the Condo complex and walk down the hill to condo 901 near the park boundary at the power lines. Look for the NEMBA tent. If you have any problems with finding legitimate parking, please look for volunteers to direct you or call 781 718 9586 and we can arrange a shuttle to pick you up from an overflow parking area.

You do not have to be a member of NEMBA to help out. You only have to love Ames Nowell's trails.

Save time by signing NEMBA's Annual Trail Care Waiver ahead of time. Read more about SE MA NEMBA Ames Nowell Bridge Build

Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Corey Wynott
cwynott1@gmail.com

Cape Cod NEMBA Monday Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week 20 times .
1/27/20 (All day)

Note: This ride series is on hold until the Pandemic restrictions change.  Contact the ride's leader for more information.​​​​​​​

Seasports Cyclery and Cape Cod NEMBA is hosting an intermediate ride series leaving from Seasports loacted at 1441 Iyanough Rd in Hyannis. Loaner bikes will be available from Seasports with advanced notice.

These rides are intended for intermediate level riders. But they are not races. There's no pressure. They will be fun. They will take place on the trails of Hathaway Pond and Old Jail Lane.

The rides will last for about two hours. Bad weather, of course, will cancel.

Contact the ride's leader for more information and to make sure thta this week's ride is on.

   You do not have to be  member of NEMBA to attend.

Note:  You can save time by signing NEMBA's Annual Ride Waiver ahead of time. Read more about Cape Cod NEMBA Monday Ride

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice
Advanced-novice

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Annie Skarupa

SE MA NEMBA Wednesday Ride

Event Date

3/27/19 (All day)

Wacky Wompy Wednesday Ride

This will be a regular Wednesday ride, starting on 4/3 and running until further notice. The rides will start at 5:30 PM.

These are Inter-mellow paced rides, (not beginner) maybe occasionally sessioning some lines and just having fun. 

It is definitely not a hammer ride.

Two hours, with stops. 10-15 miles depending on terrain we pick.

No one will be dropped and we look forward to seeing some new faces.

Note:  If you haven't already, you can save time by signing NEMBA's Annual Ride Waiver ahead of time. Read more about SE MA NEMBA Wednesday Ride

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Advanced-novice
Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Mark Stephens

SE MA NEMBA Blue Hills Ponkapoag Ride

Event Date

4/1/19 (All day)

SE MA NEMBA Weekda Evening Rides - Blue Hills / Ponkapoag

In the spirit of starting weekday SE Mass evening chapter rides throughout our parks, I'll host a 6pm Ponky Ride on April 1 (No kidding! This is not an APril Fools Joke.)

This is the first day the Blue Hills is officially back open to mountain biking. Ponky (Southern Blue Hills) conditions look great. We will meet at the overflow parking lot next to the Central Rock Gym ~451 High St, Randolph near Lantana and Lombardos.)

Look for the overflow parking sign and my white Dodge Ram Truck. Easy access off of the centrally located Rt. 28 South exit off 93/128. This is a fun and easy very non-technical ride (its ok to walk the bike) 8-12 miles on beginner+ to Intermediate terrain (some rock gardens).

We'll go at the pace of our pack. We will try and end by 7:30 so lights are not needed but could be a good backup.

Anyone interested can head to The Lodge, located at 1064 North Maine St. in Randolph afterwards to refuel.

You do not have to be a member of NEMBA to attend.

Note:  If you haven't already, you can save time by signing NEMBA's Annual Ride Waiver ahead of time. Read more about SE MA NEMBA Blue Hills Ponkapoag Ride

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Novice
Advanced-novice
Intermediate

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Tom McKenna

SE MA NEMBA F. Gilbert Hills / Foxboro SF Cleanup Day & Ride

Date

4/13/19 (All day)

SE MA NEMBA Trail Cleanup and Ride @ F Gilbert Hills SF in Foxboro
Date: Saturday April 13th.

This is the park's annual (32nd) spring cleanup done in partnership with other user groups ( King Philip Trail Riders, Warner Trail Hiking Club, AMC Hiking Club and the Scouts BSA (local Chapters) ).  Please bring work gloves and comfortable, sturdy footwear. Trash bags will be provided by DCR.  If you have a favorite trash picking tool, bring that as well.

Pending conditions, there will also be a ride after the cleanup so bring your bike, riding gear & water. 

Location: 45 Mill St., Foxboro, MA 02035. Dirt parking lot
Start Time: 9:00 AM - Should be completed by noon time

Save time by signing NEMBA's once a year Trail Care Waiver. Read more about SE MA NEMBA F. Gilbert Hills / Foxboro SF Cleanup Day & Ride

Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Dave Riding
dvriding@gmail.com

Blue Hills & Cutler Park Seasonal trail Closure

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Please respect the March Mud Season Closures at Blue Hills and Cutler Park.

These closures are designed to protect the trails and will be dropped if conditions stabilize before the end of the month.

Also! Use your best judgement when riding elsewhere. The ground needs time to defrost, and damage from riding on the top layer of mud can take a long time to heal, encouraging erosion and trail widening. 

A good rule of thumb: If you wouldn't ride multiple laps around your house on your lawn, don't ride on trails. 

We're all interested in making sure that our trails last forever. Making sure that the spring's mud doesn't wash away is our best way to achieve that goal. Read more about Blue Hills & Cutler Park Seasonal trail Closure

SE MA NEMBA Rides & Events

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Stay up to date on everyday riding and trails conditions by visiting our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/semassnemba/ 

SE MA NEMBA hosts many Rides, Trail Care events and Events.

Most are listed on the main SE MA NEMBA page that you just clicked from, but late breaking news is always on the Facebook page.

If you're looking for someone to ride with or want to lead a ride the Facebook page is a great resource. Read more about SE MA NEMBA Rides & Events

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