Southeast MA

SE MA NEMBA Wompatuck Trail Care Day

Date

10/14/17 (All day)

Help us Saturday, Oct. 14th in maintaining and clearing up the trails. 

Arrive by 8:30.  We'll split up into groups, sized for each project, and hit the trails by 9:00.

Food will be provided around noon and there will be a ride will for those who want to.

Hope to see you there.  This will be the second to last Trail Care day for Wompatuck in 2017.

Late breaking details will br posted on this Facebook Page. Read more about SE MA NEMBA Wompatuck Trail Care Day

Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Tim Friedmann
friedmannt@hotmail.com

SE MA NEMBA REI Grant Award/Breakfast/Ride

Event Date

9/17/17 (All day)

The Friends of the Blue Hills received a $5000 REI grant which SE MA NEMBA used to build a bridge.

REI would like to celebrate that by hosting an award ceremony breakfast at 9:00 AM in the pavilion at Houghtons Pond.

All are welcome to attend. But we need to do a head count to get an idea of how many people to expect. 

So let me know if you can make it.

After the award ceremony, about 10:00, there will be a led mountain bike ride.  You do not have to be at the breakfast to do the ride.

Hope to see you there.

  Read more about SE MA NEMBA REI Grant Award/Breakfast/Ride

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Steve Cobble

SE MA NEMBA Alt50 Ride

Event Date

9/24/17 (All day)
SE MA NEMBA will be hosting it's ALT50 ride on Sunday 9/24. It's called the ALT50 with a salute to our friends who have the time and energy to ride the VT50, but we couldn’t make it (this year…)
 
The other difference is, it’s not 50 MILES, it’s 50 Kilometers. That’s the equivalent of 31 miles. So not as grueling, less climbing, which leaves way more energy for FUN! AND it’s local!
Riders will have the option of doing all three parks, The Blue Hills, Adams Farm and Cutler Park in that order. Or they can join in part way along on the ride.
 
The ride will leave The Blue Hills at 7:00 AM. From the big Houghton’s Pond Lot on Hillside Street. Expect to ride some stuff you’ve never seen before, with maybe some surprises along the way. Keep an open mind.
 
It will get to Adams Farm about 10:00 and to Cutler Park about Noon. None of the rides will be overly technical, just enough to keep it interesting…
 
We will need co-leaders who know any of the three parks, and designated sweeps. (We’ll limit riding groups to 6 in each including the leader, but no limit on how many groups…!)
Following the ride there will be a BBQ hosted by Bob Khederian at around 3:00 PM. (We will park at his house and do the Cutler loop)
 
So, do 1,2,3 parks, either way there’s a party at the end!
We will be driving to and from each park, so hopefully we will have some carpooling..
Contact me for more details.
 
781.254.8796
For more info, call me, it's still better 

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Advanced-intermediate
Advanced

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Steve Cobble
781-254-8796

Cape Cod & SE MA NEMBA Tuesday Morning Mellow Ride

Event Date

9/4/17 (All day)

I will be leading a social ride at the Trail of Tears in Marstons Mills MA Tuesday morning starting at 9:00 AM.

The pace will be mellow and we'll, mostly, stick to the flatter singletracks. No one will be dropped.

If you'd like to join us, jusr be at the 1590 Race Lane parking lot by 8:45 so that we can get off on time.

Hope to see you there.  :-) Read more about Cape Cod & SE MA NEMBA Tuesday Morning Mellow Ride

Location

Barnstable, MA

Chapter

Ride Level

Novice
Advanced-novice

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Bill Boles

SE MA NEMBA Landmine Clip & Ride

Date

8/27/17 (All day)

TIME TO PRUNE THE RACE COURSE!!

It's that time of year again to clear out all those branches so no one looses an eye during the race.   
We'll be meeting at the Visitor Center between 8-8:30 then breaking into groups and heading out onto the course.
If you have shears bring them, if not we have more than enough to go around.
We are also providing a pizza lunch after ride at the visitor center. Hope to see you there!

Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Dave Farrell
dfarrell@merlinone.com

SE MA NEMBA Trail Day @ Massasoit

Date

8/6/17 9:00am to 1:15pm

Join us for a trail cleanup that will ready the trails for a park fundraiser, the Secret Squirrel MTB Race! The work that we do will clean the trails up for the rest of the summer and into the fall which will make riding and hiking more amazing than ever.

This work will be done on foot. If you bring your bike please wait to ride until after we're done. We'd like to split up into groups and each thoroughly cover smaller sections of trail.

WHAT TO BRING:

Water!!!!
Gloves
Bug Spray
Hand Tools: Shovels, rakes, snips, hedge clippers, hand saws

Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Dale Higgins
dalehiggins21@icould.com

SE MA NEMBA Wompatuck Bridge Build

Date

7/23/17 8:30am

We will be re-building the South Field bridge on Sunday July 23.

The plan is to meet at Wompy's Visitor's Center at 8:30 and then drive out to South Field.

In order to speed up the installation, we are planning to use deck screws instead of nails.  If you have a battery-operated screw gun (and extra batteries!), please bring them.

Otherwise just bring some gloves and bug spray.

We intend to be done by around lunch time and SE MA NEMBA and the Friends of Wompatuck will provide a pizza lunch.

The more people that are there the quicker this will go.  Hope to see you there.

Location

Wompatuck State Park, Hingham MA

Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

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

Cape Cod NEMBA Trail of Tears Work Day

Date

7/9/17 (All day)

Cape Cod NEMBA will be building picnic tables and repairing bridges at the Race Lane parking lot of the Trail of Tears. When the work is done we'll also be going for a ride.

Mett at the parking lot at 9:00 AM.   In addition to your bike bring a hammer and some work gloves.

This will be a fun event and we'll enjoy the picnic tables for yeasrto come.

Hope to see you there.

Chapter

Cape Cod

Trail

Event Leader

Mike Dube
dubati@comcast.net

Southeast MA

Nickerson State Park

3488 Main Street
Brewster  Massachusetts  02631
United States

508-896-3491

Easy

30%

Moderate

60%

Difficult

10%

Description

Nickerson State Park is located in the middle of Cape Cod just about where the peninsula begins to dog-leg north. Nickerson’s 1900 acres host about 400 campsites, and eight ponds. Oddly no streams or rivers feed these ponds and they are all interconnected by subterranean tunnels. I was snorkling there once and could feel a very strong current trying to suck me into a cave. Weird!!

But swimming under water is not why I go to Nickerson.

There is an 8 mile paved bicycle path in Nickerson. This is great for kids and gives one a brief introduction to the park. The bike path also connects to the 22 mile long Cape Cod Rail Trail.
But they aren't the big draw either. It's the Singletracks. They abound in and around Nickerson. The DCR map only shows a few of them. But, the Cape Cod NEMBA working with the Cape Cod Chamber of commerce has come up with a complete one. The only riding restrictions are the shoreline trails that surround the three larger lakes.  (See the map above.)

Highlighting the trails are the many scenic views afforded of the park's lakes. But the most notable feature of them, to someone who normally rides off the Cape anyway, is the almost total lack of stones and rocks. The trails here define the word "buffed".

On a recent ride we did over 12 miles of mostly singletrack and didn’t have enough time to explore the entire park.

Speaking of trails. On the bottom of the Cape Cod NEMBA map you'll see a parking area at Freeman's field and below that some trails leading into the Training Loop. These trails, add about another 10 miles of mostly singletrack to the Nickerson system

How can you find these trails for yourself? Well, the Map suggests quite a few. But the best way is to join some Cape Cod NEMBA folks for a guided ride. Go to CC NEMBA’s Facebook Page, and see when the next ride is. Or, ask for guided tour. You’ll find that CC NEMBA people are very friendly, and are riding at Nickerson 3-4 times a week. 
Orleans Cycle often leads rides here too.  Check them out the next time that you're in town.

Do you recall that old Cape Cod aphorism, "Once you get the sand of the Cape in your shoes, you'll never get rid of it". Well that couldn't be more true of the sands of Nickerson State Park.

By Bill Boles
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Local Shops

Orleans Cycle

Sea Sports Cyclery

Bike Zone

Corner Cycle

Wheelhouse Bike

Buzzards Bay Bikes (Formerly Sailworld)

The Bike Den

SE MA NEMBA Kid's PMC Mountain Bike Ride

Event Date

6/11/17 (All day)

The PMC South Shore Kids Ride, for ages 3-18, is on Sunday, June 11 at DCR Wompatuck State Park. Approximately 400 children, ages 3 to 18, are expected to ride one of 5 different routes based on various biking abilities, including a parking lot with obstacles and inflatable tunnel for tykes, 1-mile and 4-mile loops on paved routes, and 3-mile and 6-mile mountain bike routes led by volunteers from the Southeast Mass Chapter of NEMBA.   

Volunteers are needed to make the ride safe and enjoyable for everyone at this major event, which raises funds for the life-saving research and treatment at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  Assistance is needed for registration, helping to manage route safety, facilitating the festivities prior to and after the ride, and more.  In addition, students can offer much-needed help while fulfilling requirements for community service.

The PMC South Shore Kids Ride starts at 9:00 a.m., check-in opens at 7:30 a.m., and opening ceremonies are at 8:30 a.m.  Registration for riders is $15.00 by June 9 --$30.00 after--and there is a fundraising minimum of $25. One hundred per cent of donations go to the Jimmy Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

To sign up to volunteer/and or ride visit kids.pmc.org/Hingham.  For more information, email pmchingham@comcast.net Read more about SE MA NEMBA Kid's PMC Mountain Bike Ride

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Bill Boles

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