Southeast MA

SE MA NEMBA Trail Day @ Wompatuck State Park


10/3/21 9:00am

SE MA NEMBA & Friends of Wompatuck Trail Day

Join us for Trail Care on 10/3 at 9 AM.

We will be working on some South Field maintenance and also the trail that will connect to the new Grove St. parking lot.

If you would like to participate, please register here:

Also, if you haven't already signed NEMBA's annual waiver, do so now.


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SE Mass


Event Leader

Vicki Schow



9/27/21 (All day)

SE MA NEMBA CHapter Meeting & Election

On Monday September 27, 7pm, we will hold our monthly SEMass NEMBA chapter meeting.

This will be a special meeting, as we are holding elections for all officers positions.

Most notably, President, since I have stepped down, but also Vice President, which we have never really had.

So far, we have one presidential nominee, Tommy Walker.

Tommy has a huge following outside of and including NEMBA, and has a great energy towards inclusion, membership growth, rider education, and all things mountainbike.

VP is open as well, and Tim Friedmann has thrown his hat into that ring.

Secretary is currently filled by Peter Williams, and Treasurer is Steph Beaudoin.

They both are fairly new additions to our board, and we’re happy to have them. But this is a general election.

Meeting location: The meeting will be at Abington Depot (upstairs). 101 Railroad St, Abington, MA

  If you'd like to run for an officer's position send an email to .



SEMass Meeting Minutes August 24, 2021 -- Chapter Meeting


Steve Cobble, Pres, Steph Beaudoin, Tres. Peter Williams, Sec. John Refford, Terry Lee, Dave Richardson, Tyler Reichert, Samuel Greenup, Jared Cianciolo,  Bill Boles, Jack Deez, Koene Van Dijk, Miguel Pina, David Cassady, Mike Slemmer,George Lester, Greg Marlone, Tommy Walker, Tim Friedmann, Jeffrey LaPerriere, Bill Mulvey, PJ Simpson, Doug Luoma, Blanche Lester, David Farrel, Tom Tutkus

Meeting held at the Wompatuck State Park Visitors Center and shared on Zoom.

Steve Cobble called to order at approx. 7:04 PM. Meeting attendees introduced themselves and noted their preferred riding locations.

NEMBA BOD Updates — Steve Cobble summarized the major items from the latest NEMBA BOD meeting which included that NEMBA membership has increased by 20%, two new chapters have been establish (Belfast, ME and Martha’s Vineyard, a new position has been established to improve member diversity, and NEMBA will be working with chapters to establish new websites.

Approval Prior Meeting Minutes Members voted to approve the June 2021 meeting minutes.

Financial Update - Steph Beaudoin reported that the Chapter account had a balance of approximately $13,100 and had received a check of $1,900 from NEMBA for new memberships and renewals. Steph summarized last month's expenditures and future expected costs. A summary of the chapter's recent finances is attached. The members voted to approve the financial report.

Old Business

1. NembaFest Event - Adams Farm. Peter Williams reminded attendees that the event is scheduled for September 26, 2021 and is limited to 250 persons. Registration is limited to online with no in-person same day registration. Please register as early as you can.

2. Borderland Bike Repair Stand: John Refford reported that he has been working with the Borderland DCR rangers and they have approved the installation of a bike repair stand near the Borderland Visitors Center. The members voted to approve the funding of $3,000 for the purchase and installation of the bike repair stand.

3. Blue Hills Bike Repair Stand: Steve Cobble reported that he has been working with the Blue Hills DCR rangers. The DCR supports the project but has not approved the location of the bike repair stand. To show that SEMass is committed to the project, the members voted to approve the funding of $3,000 for the purchase and installation of the bike repair stand. .

New Business

1. September Election of Chapter Officest: Peter Williams announced the SEMass chapter will be holding a Chapter officers election at the September 27, 2021 meeting. The election will be for president, vice president, treasurer and secretary positions. Currently the president and vice-president positions are vacant. Per the Chapter’s elections guidelines, the first step of the

election process is the appointment of an election leader. Bill Boles volunteered to be the election leader. Those interested in being considered for an officers position should contact Bill at

Steve Cobble nominated Tom Walker as a candidate for the president position. Tom accepted the nomination for the president position. Timothy Friedmann announced that he would like to be considered for the vice-president position. Step Beaudoin and Peter Williams indicated that they would like to be considered for re-election at their current positions of treasurer and secretary, respectively.

2. NEMBA Women’s Summit: Steph Beaudoin presented a status update on the NEMBA Women’s Summit which is planned for August 26-28, 2022. The NEMBA Women’s Summit aims to increase women’s involvement, experience, skills and knowledge as participants, advocates and leaders in mountain biking.

Park Updates

1. Massasoit State Park - Arthur “Chuck” Dunne reported (post meeting) that the campground trail reroute proposal is under review by the DCR. It is anticipated that the DCR will require that the work not start till after the Columbus Day weekend when the campground closes..

2. Wompatuck State Park: Tim Friedemann noted that the Landmine Race is scheduled for September 12th and that registration is limited to online with no in-person same day registration.

3. Cutler Park: Steve Cobble reported that he is continuing to work with the DCR rangers and additional bridge repairs will be considered in the future.

4. Ames Nowell: Tom Tutkus reported that one of the support beams for the skinny bridges is broken and is a safety hazard.

5. Borderland: John Refford reported that they are planning a trail reroute on October 9, 2021 for a severely deteriorated trail.

6. Adams Farm: George Lester/Tom McKenna (post meeting) indicated that they are planning the construction of a new bridge on the orange trail in the Fall. George agreed to become the Park Representative for Adams Farm.


Meeting adjourned at approximately 8:15 PM.

The next meeting will be in-person on Monday, September 27 at 7:00 PM.

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SE Mass

Event Leader

Steve Cobble

Southeast MA

Manuel F. Correllus SF, Edgartown

500 Barnes Rd
Edgartown  Massachusetts  02539
United States
Parking is located a few hundred yards south of this location


At 5300 acres Manuel F. Correllus State Fores occupys a large portion of the center of Martha's Vineyard.

There are about 14 miles of trails in the forest, including a paved bike path that links to many additional parking areas.

The bike path circumnavigates the western part of the forest.  See Map.

The dirt trails include miles of wide fire roads and some singletrack trails.

The forest also hosts a disc golf course.

Manny is the center of trails activity on the island as can be seen on the map.

In season there is hunting at Manuel F. Correllus. But not on Sundays.

At the time of this writing the trail system is undergoing renovations and an updated map will be posted when the work is completed. A draft of that map is above.

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CC NEMBA Full Moon Beach Ride

Event Date

6/12/22 6:00pm

CC NEMBA Full Moon Fat Bike Beach Ride @ Sandy Neck Beach

Location: Sandy Neck Beach West Barnstable
Ride starts 6:00 - Get there by 5:45.

If you missed the last Full Moon Fatty ride at Sandy Neck we are doing it again on Sunday 6/12  at 6:00 PM at Sandy neck Beach.

May's full moon is the known as the Flower Moon among other names.

A good working bike and a helmet is a must. Be sure to check the sealant in your tires.

Mountain or Plus tires will not work on the beach. It's recommended you have 3.8 tires or bigger.

Don't forget to fully charge your lights.

Expect a 2 - 3 hour tour. Beginner and intermediate ride. No advanced pace.

Please see link below to familiarize yourself with the area.

Meeting at the main parking lot near the bathhouse.

   If it's warm enough we may go for a swim too.

Plan accordingly as the ride starts at 6:00 PM

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

   This will be awesome!   Be there!

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Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Style


Ride Leader Name

Frank Merola

SE MA NEMBA Bridge Build @ Adams Farm


9/18/21 9:00am

SEPT 18, 9AM - Noon

SEMASS NEMBA Trail Day at Adams Farm

We are looking for volunteers to help with a Bridge build on the Orange Trail at Adams Farm.  This new bridge will be about 40’ long, 3’ wide, and will span a small stream that crosses the trail.

We will cut the lumber on-site then use a truck to take the lumber to the trailhead.  From there, we will need to hike in the lumber about 1,000’ to the work site.

Meeting at the barn at Adams Farm at 9AM.  We should be completed by noon. 

   999 North Street, Walpole

There will be food and a fun ride afterwards, covering your favorite Adams Farms trails as well as some adjacent lesser known terrain in Medfield!

About the location: This stream crossing has a technical rock crossing and a mud pit.  The bridge will cross the mud and leave the technical rock option.

Please bring cordless impact drivers (with your name on them), gloves, hiking boots and some water.

Please email me at or Tom McKenna at if you can attend.

   Hope to see you on October 3rd. 

Let's Make Adams Farm's Trails Better.

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SE Mass


Event Leader

George Lester

CC NEMBA Chapter Meeting & Ride


9/7/21 5:30am

Cape Cod NEMBA September Chapter Meeting & Ride

We will be having our September ride/meeting at the West Barnstable Conservation Area on Tuesday 9/7.

There will be mellow, internediate and advanced rides starting at 5:30.

The meeting (short) will be at 7:30 PM. AT the WBCA's Race Lane parking lot.

     1590 Race Lane, Marstons Mills.

  CC NEMBA will have pizza, BYO liquids.

SInce daylight ends around 7:30, you may want to bring a light if you have one. (Just in case.)

   A folding chair might be a good idea too.

For the rides, try to be there by 5:15, so that we can get the rides going at 5:30.

If you haven't already signed NEMBA's Annual Waiver.  Please do so ahead of time.

Look forward to seeing you there.   :-)

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Cape Cod


Event Leader

Frank Merola

SE MA NEMBA Clip & Ride @ Wompatuck


9/7/21 5:30pm

Wompatuck State Park Clip & Ride

We will have a fun ride and focus on trimming back the trails befroe the Landmine Classic.

On 9/7 we'll do a  trim and clear. Here's your chance to preview the course.

Meet at the Visitor's Center.

Bring your bike, hand clippers or a folding saw if you have them. Also bug spray.

If enough riders show up we may split into groups.

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

Hope to see you on the 7th.

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Six Rivers


Event Leader

Jeff Wilson

SE MA NEMBA Borderland Trail Reroute


10/9/21 9:00am to 1:00pm

What: Borderland Trail Reroute

When: Saturday, October 9th 9:00am

Where: Borderland State Park. We will be meeting at the Ridge Trail trailhead along Mountain Road. (596 Mountain St. Sharon) Parking along Mountain Road is very limited. We will have to shuttle some volunteers from nearby Oliver Ames High School.

Contact: John Refford 617.851.0407

We will be rerouting the Granite Trail where it connects to Ridge Trail. The existing trail is a blown out climb and we will be creating new single track to replace the existing route. 

   We will be following NEMBA's Covid guidance.: 

Bring safety glasses, work gloves, suitable footwear, pants (not shorts), bug spray, water and a snack

Sign NEMBA's online waiver before attending if you haven't already done so.


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SE Mass


Event Leader

John Refford

SE MA NEMBA August Chapter Meeting


8/24/21 7:00pm

SE MA NEMBA Chapter Meeting & Ride

The Chapter meeting next Monday August 23 will be held at the Wompatuck State Park Visitors Center.  There will be a pre-meeting group ride at 5 PM.  Depending on the weather we may have the meeting outdoors.  Attendees should bring folder chairs if possible.    Also, bring a mask in case we should have to head indoors.

The items to be discussed are below.  We are proposing to hold a Chapter election at the September SEMass meeting.  To accomplish this we will need to formally schedule the election, appoint an impartial person to run the election, and solicit candidates to run for the vacant president and vice president officer positions. 

If there is someone who wishes to run for the treasurer or secretary positions, which are currently filled, the election will be expanded to cover those positions.   

  If you are interested in running for an officer's position, but can't make the meeting, let me know by email.  

Our June meeting minutes will be sent to SE MA NEMBA members by email.

Hope to see you on Monday,


Agenda topics will include:

—Accepting nominations for our next officer’s ELECTION which will be at our September meeting

—Tom McKenna’s progress update on the upcoming Adams Farm MembaFest

—Steph Beaudoin’s update on next year’s Carrabassett Women’s Summit

—possible installations of bicycle work stands, at Borderland and in BlueHills

—Park updates throughout the chapter

—Exciting updates on regional NEMBA

Some will be riding before the meeting

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SE Mass


Event Leader

Peter Williams

CC NEMBA Trail Build @ CCCC


10/20/21 9:00am

Cape Cod NEMBA Trail Build at CCCC

Wednesday Oct. 20, 9 AM we're going to restore the "Field Trail" (around the soccer field at Cape Cod Community College).

Park at the tennis court lot (#12) - access from the driveway opposite the YMCA on Route 132 in Barnstable. Coffee & donuts will greet you! 

Please let me know if you can help - I need to submit a list of helpers' names to the CCCC. =Lev   

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Cape Cod


Event Leader

Lev Malakhoff