Southern CT

FC NEMBA 2017 Upcoming Events

Monday, April 24, 2017

FC NEMBA has a full schedule of events planned for spring, summer and beyond! Join us for a ride, event or trail work session. Check out our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/groups/153250044748995/ for latest info on all things MTB.
 
Trail maps at http://fcnemba.org/fc-mtnbikingmaps/index.htm
 
Chapter meetings are the last Wednesday of the month at 7.30 PM in Norwalk.
 
Upcoming Events
 
Sat.-Sun. May 6-7 Huntington and Putnam SP, FCNEMBA’s Trailfest! Join us for a great weekend of frolicking in the woods of Huntington State Park. We will eat, work, ride, camp, and eat and ride again. Light trail work, led rides for all levels, BBQ, Bonfire, and Camping. Free! Kid Friendly! Come for some or for the entire event. Details at http://www.facebook.com/events/423176344685439/
 
Fri. May 12, Southbury, North of FC Ride, Meeting, and Social. All levels. We’ll take a ride on the Larkin Trail to Black Hog Brewery and enjoy the beer and food trucks. Or just meet us there. Brief meeting at 7pm. 
 
Sat. May 20 NEMBA Trail School South in Oxford. Spend the day talking about, learning about, and building trails! Find out about trail initiatives in the area. There is still room so register now.

 
Fri-Sun. Aug. 11-13 Kingdom Trails. The first ever NEMBA Women’s Summit. Seminars, rides, movies, fashion show, prizes and more! FC is offering a partial scholarship to encourage more women to attend. Only a few tickets left.
 
Weekly Rides
 
Mondays - Southbury, Intermediate, with Greg Meghani, Class Cycles

Tuesdays - Southbury, Waldo, Social with Paula Burton
 
Wednesdays - Wilton, Wilton Woods, Intermediate, with Dave Francefort
 
Sundays - Ridgefield, Intermediate, with Ridgefield Bicycle Company
 
Trail Work Sessions
 
Please lend a hand if you ride at Mianus, Wilton Woods, Bennett’s/Hemlock Hills, Trout Brook, Huntington, Trumbull, Waldo! Select Saturdays 8.45-12 PM, often followed by a ride.
Sat. June 3 National Trails Day at Mianus River Park, Ryan Tucker, rrtucker@gmail.com
Sat. June 10 TBA
Sat. Sept. 9 TBA
Sat. Oct. 7 TBA
Sat. Oct. 14 TBA
Sat. Nov. 4 TBA
Sat. Nov. 18 TBA
 
Here is to a great year of riding. See you on the trails!
--Monika Stokes
 

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
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Location

The Ridgefield Playhouse

Chapter

Central CT Fairfield County

Event Leader

Ryan Tucker
rrtucker@gmail.com

FC NEMBA Apres Novembre Ride

Event Date

12/1/18 10:00am to 12:30pm

Please check for any last minute updates on FC NEMBA page before heading out for this ride!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/fcnemba/

Re-enactment of Apres Turkey Ride in balmier conditions!
Adult intermediate and expert, juniors intermediate to expert, no drop. We will split into groups ranging from fast and furious to intermediate, intermellow, social, antisocial, dawdling and diffident.
Not beginner friendly territory.
A bike clear of mechanicals and a fitting helmet is a must, as are plenty of snacks and liquids, tools, a correct size spare tube, and temp appropriate breathable sheddable packable clothing.
​Meeting 9:45, wheels down 10AM at Lower Dodgingtown Road lot, at the very end of Dodgingtown Road past the pond, at approxim. 198 Dodgingtown Rd
Redding, CT 06896
41.347091, -73.359866
Overflow parking in Upper Dodgingtown lot, where the bathroom is. Read more about FC NEMBA Apres Novembre Ride

Location

Huntington SP Lower Dodg lot

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate
Advanced

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Monika Stokes

HV NEMBA Holiday Open House & Fundraiser

Date

12/12/18 6:00pm

2018 Housatonic Valley NEMBA Holiday Open House and Fund Raiser

HV NEMBA will be having it's Holiday Fund Raiser and get together at Class Cycles in Southbury CT.
 
Join us for some food, fun, and holiday cheer. We will be raffling off awesome prizes and all monies raised will go into bettering our local trails.
 
For more info contact, Paula Burton peburton@aol.com
 
You do not have to be a member of HV NEMBA to attend.
 
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Chapter

Housatonic Valley NEMBA

Event Leader

Paula Burton
peburton@aol.com

FC NEMBA Apres Turkey Ride

Event Date

11/23/18 9:45am to 1:30pm

Check for any updates on our chapter's FB page

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

Come ride off the pie! Wheels down at 10 AM.
Adult intermediate and expert, juniors intermediate to expert, no drop. We will split into groups ranging from fast and furious to intermediate, intermellow, social, antisocial, dawdling and diffident.
Please note that while the tail will be chill, this is not beginner friendly territory.
A bike clear of mechanicals and a fitting helmet is a must, as are plenty of snacks and liquids, tools, a correct size spare tube, and temp appropriate breathable sheddable packable clothing.
​Meeting 9:45, wheels down 10AM at Wells Hill Road lot, off Kellogg Hill Road - go past where pavement turns to gravel, approximate address 199 Wells Hill Road, Easton, CT 06612, GPS 41.238612, -73.335564. Read more about FC NEMBA Apres Turkey Ride

Location

Troutbrook Valley Wells Hill Rd lot

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate
Advanced

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Monika Stokes

SE CT NEMBA Trail Build @ Hartman Park

Date

11/18/18 10:00am to 2:00pm

Hartman Park Trail Build

137 Gungy Rd, Old Lyme, CT 06371-3210, United States

Please bring your works gloves, safety clothing/equipment, tools, and muscles to help support the Town of Lyme Open Spaces re-route a section of the Goodwin Trail in Hartman Park. We will provide a detailed planned as we approach the work day but tasks will involve trail closure of the previous trail route, re-blazing (using Goodwin Trail placards), and potentially some limited trail development. 

Please meet in the vicinity of the powerline right of way and we will direct volunteers to work zones. 

NEMBA) requires a signed waiver for all participants. If you plan to participate in this work day, you can complete the waiver here:
https://www.smartwaiver.com/splash/17029/   Or, you can sign in at the event.

(Use the “TRAIL CARE” button.)

If you’re under 18, please ask your parents/guardian to do this, as they can sign for you.

Please let me know if you have any questions! Thank you,

Kim

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Chapter

Southeastern CT NEMBA

Trail

Event Leader

Kim Bradley
nembasect@gmail.com

2nd Annual Thankful for SE CT NEMBA Ride & Meeting & Toy Drive

Event Date

11/25/18 (All day)
SECT NEMBA has so much to celebrate with an incredibly successful year reinvigorating our Chapter. We have more than doubled our membership, had many great rides and events, established a solid core group of volunteers and stewards who have put in countless hours to maintain our trails, establish excellent working relationships with our land managers.
Now it is time to come together to ride and celebrate! Join us for a mountain bike ride at Hartman Park in Lyme, CT. The ride will start from 57-149 Gungy Rd. in Lyme.  (Google maps can't be exact.)
Then come to the Bradley's House to enjoy some good food and beverages and great company!  
 
We will combine the event with a short November Chapter meeting but spend most of the afternoon socializing and discussing what our goals are for 2019!!
 
Bring Toys!  This will also be a Holiday Toy Drive.  Bring and unwrapped toy or toys and don't forget teens also need toys.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mountain Bike Ride

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Chapter

State

Maine

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Kim Bradley

HV NEMBA Beginner's Ride With Skills

Event Date

10/14/18 (All day)

Housatonic Valley NEMBA wil be hosting a novice ride with skills training at Hop Brook in Middlebury.

This ride is aimed at newer riders, with developing skills. It will be a fun-no pressure ride.

For more details, time and directions, contact Bill @ wlake40@yahoo.com

 

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Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice
Advanced-novice

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Bill Lake

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