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.

Southeast CT NEMBA Thankful Ride

Date

11/27/22 10:00am

Our annual “Thankful for SECT NEMBA” member mountain bike ride returns!

 

When: November 27, 2022. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, followed by food!

Where: Day Pond State Park, Colchester, CT

Address: Day Pond Road, Colchester, CT 06415

Free sign-up (Southeast CT NEMBA Chapter members only): https://x.gldn.io/e/9AWgckMt2ub

This is open to all current Southeast CT NEMBA chapter members only.

We’ll ride and have a post-ride celebration with a cookout/potluck.

Please consider bringing a food item to share.

Ride type: Intermediate level, social pace mountain bike ride.

Check out the trail system on Trailforks: https://www.trailforks.com/region/day-pond-state-park/

Have questions? Email Christian Beisel

 

We hope you can join us for a really fun day!! Read more about Southeast CT NEMBA Thankful Ride

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Southeastern CT NEMBA

Event Leader

Christian Beisel
cbeisel@nemba.org

HV NEMBA Trolley Trail Build

Date

11/20/22 8:00am

Housatonic Valley NEMBA Trail Build @ Trolley Trails

Come add some miles to new trail on Tuttle Rd trail.  More miles equals more   :-)

Bring sturdy workboots, a good pair of gloves and soomething to drink.

We'll meet on Tuttle Road in Woodbury, that's about 302 Tuttle Road at 9:00 and be done by Noon.

   More details and registration form are here.

Contact me, Bill Lake for more information wlake40@yahoo.com

   You don't have to be a member of NEMBA to help out.

   You just have to want to help build more mountain bike trails.

   Bad weather or conditions will cancel. Read more about HV NEMBA Trolley Trail Build

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Housatonic Valley NEMBA

Trail

Event Leader

Bill Lake
wlake40@yahoo.com

HV NEMBA Trolley Trail Build

Date

11/20/22 8:00am

Housatonic Valley NEMBA Trail Build @ Trolley Trails

Come add some miles to new trail on Tuttle Rd trail.  More miles equals more   :-)

Bring sturdy workboots, a good pair of gloves and soomething to drink.

We'll meet on Tuttle Road in Woodbury, that's about 302 Tuttle Road at 9:00 and be done by Noon.

   More details and registration form are here.

Contact me, Bill Lake for more information wlake40@yahoo.com

   You don't have to be a member of NEMBA to help out.

   You just have to want to help build more mountain bike trails.

   Bad weather or conditions will cancel. Read more about HV NEMBA Trolley Trail Build

Chapter

Housatonic Valley NEMBA

Trail

Event Leader

wlake40@yahoo.com
wlake40@yahoo.com

Southeast CT NEMBA Trail Day

Date

11/19/22 9:00am

Southeast CT NEMBA Trail Work Day - The Playground

Please join us for a fun trail work day at 'The Playground Trails' this Saturday!

Help build berms to extend the “2 Kool 4 Skool” flow trail at the Playground Trails at Nathan Hale-Ray Middle School in Moodus, CT.

Trail work experience is a plus but not essential.

Please bring work gloves, your own water, shovels, buckets to move dirt and any other berm building tools if you have some.

When: November 19, 2022. 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Where: Nathan Hale-Ray Middle School, Moodus, CT.

73 Clark Gates Road, Moodus, CT 06469

Sign-up: https://x.gldn.io/e/7bc0otwuXub

Pizza will be provided to all volunteers.

  Registration link and more information is here.

You don't have to be a member to join in.

  Read more about Southeast CT NEMBA Trail Day

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Southeastern CT NEMBA

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