Southern CT

NEMBA Trail School @ Goodwin State Forest

Monday, May 19, 2014

Riders and trail enthusiasts from an array of organizations gathered at Goodwin Conservation Center in Hampton, Connecticut for NEMBA's annual two-day course in trail design, construction and maintenance.

In addition to riders from numerous NEMBA chapters from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, participants came from the Connecticut Parks & Forests Association, the Central CT Regional Planning Agency, the Friends of Goodwin State Park, Greenfield Trails Association (NH), Londonderry Trails (NH) and even as far away as the Gennesee Region Offroad Cyclists (Rochester, NY).

In the NEMBA tradition of "work hard, play harder", the course featured not only classroom instruction but outdoors hands-on build clinics as well as an epic ride on the extensive trail system that encompasses Goodwin State Forest and Natchaug State Forest.

“Our trail school is key to increasing our capacity to improve and build more trails,” commented NEMBA director, Philip Keyes. “I’m confident that everyone who attended this year’s class will go on to put on their own trail care events and help us build a better New England for trails and trail-based recreation in all its forms.”

Our thanks to the supportive staff at the Goodwin Conservation Center and the CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection for opening their doors to us and allowing us to camp out -- the evening bonfire was great!  We also thank the Friends of Goodwin State Forest for helping with project locations. Lastly, a huge shout-out of thanks to our NEMBA instructors, Paula Burton, Adam Glick, Maciej Sobieszek and Mike Tabaczynski, and to our ride leaders, Stacey Jimenez and Glenn Newcombe.

If you missed out, mark your calendars now for the May 21-22, 2015.

Fairfield County NEMBA Winter Social - Where the Trail Ends Movie

Date

3/16/14 5:00pm to 11:00pm

FC NEMBA Annual Winter Social - March 16th Doors open at 4pm for socializing & movie starts at 5:30@ Ridgefield Playhouse
$15 in Advance / $20 at the Door. Includes venue access, cupcakes, soda & beer, fun and the Fairfield County premiere of Where the Trail Ends provided free by Red Bull Media house.

... details to come on advance purchase

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZUsc1ewgUQ
Read more about Fairfield County NEMBA Winter Social - Where the Trail Ends Movie

Location

The Ridgefield Playhouse

Chapter

Central CT Fairfield County

Event Leader

Ryan Tucker
rrtucker@gmail.com

NW CT NEMBA Weds All Levels ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Sep 04 2019 .
6/12/19 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Join NW CT NEMBA for our all levels rides on Wednesday evenings!  We'll be splitting in to 3 or so groups each week to accomodate all ability levels.  Plan on arriving by 5:30 so we can be ready to start the ride by 5:45.  The tentative schedule of locations is below.  Be sure to check back here for updates; alternatively you sign up for our email list or Facebook group.

6/12 - Harwinton
6/19 - Burr Pond, Torrington CT (Int/Adv) AND Sessions Woods WMA (Social)
6/26 - Sessions Woods WMA
7/3 - Cowles Park
7/10 - Harwinton
 

NW CT NEMBA Facebook Page
NW CT NEMBA Mailing List

 
Save time by siginig NEMBA's once-a-year Ride Waiver ahead of time if you haven't already done so.

Location

Varies

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Varies

Central CT NEMBA Pre July Meeting Ride @ Branford Supply Ponds

Event Date

7/10/19 5:30pm

Pre-chapter meeting all levels ride at Branford Supply Ponds, Short Rocks RD Branford CT at 5:30.

Save tine by signing NEMBA's once-a-year Ride Waiver if you haven't already done so. Read more about Central CT NEMBA Pre July Meeting Ride @ Branford Supply Ponds

Location

Branford Supply Ponds, Branford CT

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Glenn Vernes

HV NEMBA Rockhouse Trail Work

Date

Repeats every week every Thursday 4 times .
5/30/19 5:30pm

Housatonic Valley NEMBA is building trails at the Rockhouse Hill Sanctuary

HV NEMBA has won a $10,000 NEMBA SIgnature Trail Grant. We will be using this money to greatly enhance the trail system at Rockhouse.

These Trail Building sessions will result in a BIG return. 

We'll meet at 6:30 PM and be done by 8:30. Parking will be in the rear lot of the High School at 61 Quaker Farms Rd.

Everyone is invited. Bring work gloves, a snack, bug spray and water. We'll provide the tools.

No experience is necessary . For more information contact David Herde @ dwherde@gmail.com

You do not have to be a NEMBA member to take part. You just have to want to see the best possible trails that can be built.

But, why not save time by siging NEMBA's once-a-year Trail Care Waiver ahead of time if you haven't already done so.. Read more about HV NEMBA Rockhouse Trail Work

Chapter

Housatonic Valley NEMBA

Trail

Event Leader

David Herde

HV NEMBA Family Ride @ Rockhouse

Event Date

8/31/19 10:00am

HV NEMBA Family Ride Series

Housatonic Valley NEMBA is proud to announce another in its series of Family Friendly rides.

These rides are intended ot be fun for the whole family with the emphasis being on getting kids out on the trails for an enjoyable day in the woods.

They are no-drop rides, sometimes with some skills practice thrown in, where the goal is to finish the ride with more smiles than miles.

Bring: A geared bike, helmet, gloves, snacks & water. And maybe some bug spray.

Start: The rides will start at 10:00 AM.  Please try to get there early so that we can do a kid's bike safety check and get the ride off on time.

This ride will be at George Waldo State Park. It will start at the cul-de-sac at  the end of Perkins Rd, the nearest cross road is Moose Hill Rd.

If you haven't already, sign NEMBA's once-a-year Ride Waiver ahead of time.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 31st.

    For more information, contact me, Matt Tullo @ mattandmarytullo@gmail.com Read more about HV NEMBA Family Ride @ Rockhouse

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Matt Tullo

HV NEMBA Family Ride @ Waldo SP

Event Date

Repeats every week 2 times except Sat Jun 29 2019, Sat Jul 06 2019, Sat Jul 13 2019, Sat Jul 20 2019.
6/22/19 (All day)

HV NEMBA Family Ride Series

Housatonic Valley NEMBA is proud to announce another in its series of Family Friendly rides.

These rides are intended ot be fun for the whole family with the emphasis being on getting kids out on the trails for an enjoyable day in the woods.

They are no-drop rides, sometimes with some skills practice thrown in, where the goal is to finish the ride with more smiles than miles.

Bring: A geared bike, helmet, gloves, snacks & water. And maybe some bug spray.

Start: The rides will start at 10:00 AM.  Please try to get there early so that we can do a kid's bike safety check and get the ride off on time.

The ride will start on Purchase Brook Road, in Southbury, look for the George Waldo State Park sign. 

If you haven't already, sign NEMBA's once-a-year Ride Waiver ahead of time.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 6/22 & 7/29.

    For more information, contact me, Matt Tullo @ mattandmarytullo@gmail.com

  Read more about HV NEMBA Family Ride @ Waldo SP

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Matt Tullo

FC NEMBA Mianus Love your Trails on National Trails Day

Date

6/1/19 8:45am to 3:00pm

Please join us at Mianus River Park for a hands on celebration of National Trails Day in partnership of FC NEMBA, CCAP & Cannondale!

For latest info, please check our chapter's Facebook feed

http://www.facebook.com/groups/fcnemba/

Park at Red Barn, carpool if you can.
Family friendly event and all levels bike ride after.
Bring sturdy shoes, work gloves, bug spray, snacks and water.
FC NEMBA supplies tools and training.
We will fix up trails, have lunch from Chipotle, and then go for a ride.
Schedule:
8:45 meet
9-12ish dig
12ish-1 eat
1-3 ride

Thank you! Read more about FC NEMBA Mianus Love your Trails on National Trails Day

Chapter

Fairfield County

Trail

FC NEMBA Mianus Trail Work Day

Date

5/18/19 8:45am to 12:45pm

Please join us at Mianus River Park for much needed trail maintenance! Park at Red Barn. Bring sturdy shoes, work gloves, bug spray, snacks and water. FC NEMBA supplies tools. Let's get them trails ready for a new riding season!

Pizza will be served after.

Thank you for giving back!

Please check our Facebook page in the morning for any last minute updates at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fcnemba Read more about FC NEMBA Mianus Trail Work Day

Location

Mianus River Park

Chapter

Fairfield County

Trail

Event Leader

Dave Francefort
fcnemba@gmail.com

SE CT NEMBA Tour de Lyme Trail Care Day

Date

5/11/19 9:00am to 12:00pm

Southeastern CT NEMBA Tour de Lyme Trail Day

SE CT NEMBA will help Lyme Land Trust fine tune and leaf blow the Tour de Lyme course trails on Saturday 5/11.

Meet up at Mt. Archer Preserve main lot at 100 Mt Archer Rd and we will split volunteers into work parties.

Depending on turnout some groups may drive to Nehantic State Forest locations.

Bring some work gloves, we will provide our some tools and the Chapter leaf blower.

If you have a leaf blower please bring it along, we are hoping to have two chain saw teams and a few supporting leaf blowers.

Save time by signing NEMBA's once-a=year Trail Care Waiver ahead of time. Read more about SE CT NEMBA Tour de Lyme Trail Care Day

Chapter

Southeastern CT NEMBA

Event Leader

Kim Bradley
nembasect@gmail.com

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