Southern CT

Fairfield County NEMBA Fat Biking Seminar and Meeting

Date

2/21/18 (All day)

Heads up for Wed. Feb. 21st at Class Cycles located at 77 Main St N Suite 105, Southbury, CT 06488

At 6:30 we will have 2 short presentations for the public. "Fat Biking in the Winter", and "So You Want to try Mountain Biking". I'll show some fun videos of fat biking and will talk about where to go and what you need to get started ( hey- not much!).

For the second subject, I 'll discuss the upcoming spring beginner skills clinics and everything you need to know to get on that fun single track.

The presentations will be followed by a NEMBA meeting. All are invited to stay for the meeting- we love your input!

Refreshments will be served. RSVP appreciated.

E-mail if any questions. Read more about Fairfield County NEMBA Fat Biking Seminar and Meeting

Chapter

Fairfield County

Event Leader

Paula Burton
peburton1@gmail.com

SECT NEMBA: Bluff Point Saturday Morning Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Aug 18 2018 .
2/3/18 9:00am to 11:00am

Wayfarer Bicycle and SECT NEMBA will be hosting a Saturday morning ride at Bluff Point State Park. (Weather Dependent)

These will be fun no-drop rides and if there are enough people we'll divide up into groups.

The rides will run from 9:00-11:00 am.

For more information contact Pat Lamond. Read more about SECT NEMBA: Bluff Point Saturday Morning Ride

Location

Bluff Point State Park

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Pat Lamond
860-443-8250

SE CT NEMBA Chapter Meeting

Date

Repeats every month on the second Wednesday 24 times .
5/9/18 6:30pm

SE CT NEMBA will be holding its monthly chapter Meetings at Wayfarer Bicycle located at 120 ocean Ave, New London starting at 6:30 PM.

We'll talk about upcoming SE CT NEMBA rides, events and happenings. But mostly we'll have a good time talking mountain biking.

Everyone is invited and you don't have to be a current member of SE CT NEMBA to attend.

          SE CT NEMBA will provide pizza, but don't hesitate to bring snacks of your own.

SE CT NEMBA Meetings are normally on the second Wednesday of the month.  

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Chapter

Southeastern CT NEMBA

Event Leader

Kim Bradley
kimberlybradley628@gmail.com

Submit Comments to Support Connecticut Mountain Biking

Friday, December 15, 2017

Action Alert – Mountain Bikers should Submit Comments Supporting Mountain Biking and More Trail Access to Connecticut’s Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)

 

Comments must be submitted by Friday, December 28th.

 

Email comments to: deep.scorp@ct.gov

Mail comments to: DEEP SCORP c/o Doug Jann, Environmental Analyst, Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, 79 Elm Street Hartford, CT 06106.

Connecticut’s Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) provides a five-year plan and vision for outdoor recreation. As such, it’s important for mountain biking to be highlighted and promoted in the plan where it is severely lacking at this time. We urge NEMBA members and riders at large to send in comments supporting mountain biking and increased multi-use trail development and access for bikes.

In order to help you submit comments, we are providing a few bullet points you can copy and paste into your response or incorporate into your own words:

1) Increase and improve on the quality of the singletrack trail inventory in the Connecticut state park system. Trail-based recreation needs a larger inventory of quality multi-use trails throughout the state. Increased funding for trail development is important. However, it is equally important to increase the partnerships with trail advocacy organizations, such as NEMBA, to create and maintain new multi-use singletrack trail opportunities.

2) Increase the multi-use singletrack trail connectivity between DEEP Forests and Parks, municipal and private land trusts properties, and water company lands. i.e.: Burlington area trails can be used to interconnect different singletrack trail networks.

3) Create and expand long distance commuter trails that connect different communities and multi-use trail systems to promote environmentally friendly commuting and expand upon economical impacts from trail users. Trails, such as the Airline Trail, Hop River Trail, Richard Goodwin Trail are important connectors to build upon.

4) Increase accessibility for mountain biking on multi-use trails through improved parking lots and trail marking/mapping for trail systems. Modernize and increase wayfinding technology by creating supporting mobile map apps and improving signage and maps. Work on signage that works for all trail users.

5) Increase promotion of outdoor recreation, outdoor events and partner organizations on DEEP’s website to increase local trail use and trail use tourism. Work with NEMBA to identify trail systems that are mountain biking friendly and to promote multi-use trail development across town lines. Read more about Submit Comments to Support Connecticut Mountain Biking

FC NEMBA Apres Turkey Ride

Event Date

11/26/17 10:00am to 1:00pm

Come ride off the pie and tryptophan!
Adult intermediate and expert, juniors intermediate to expert, will split into groups, no drop. 
Please note this is not beginner friendly territory.
​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.
Stale cold turkey samiches served after ride. Kidding. Bring light treats, cuz sharing is nice. Read more about FC NEMBA Apres Turkey Ride

Location

Troutbrook Wells Hill lot

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Monika Stokes

SE CT NEMBA Chapter Meeting

Date

10/18/17 (All day)

SE CT NEMBA CHAPTER MEETING 


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18th 6PM
LOCATION -- WATERFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Activity Room)
49 Rope Ferry Rd, Waterford, CT
We will be discussing the future of SECT NEMBA. Leadership from NEMBA will be down from to help answer questions and take part in the conversation. If you are interested and want to have a voice in shaping mountain biking advocacy in our area please attend. Read more about SE CT NEMBA Chapter Meeting

Chapter

Southeastern CT NEMBA

Event Leader

Cory Stiff
corymstiff@aol.com

FC NEMBA Pine Mountain Trail Build

Date

10/1/17 8:45am

Details: Join us this Sunday October 1 for a trail building session at Bennett’s Farm/Pine Mountain. If you ride, please give back!

Meeting Sunday 8:45 AM

Miry Brook Road Park & Ride Lot. 

Approx. address 15 Miry Brook Road

Danbury, CT 06810

GPS 41.370422, -73.476158

 

NOTE: We will shuttle to and from the lot. 

If you are late please go directly to Pine Mountain Road in Ridgefield.  We ask that you are respectful of neighbors parking areas and property. 

Bring gloves, sturdy shoes, ugly clothes and plenty of water. Tools and instruction provided by FC NEMBA.

Working till 12:15 then shuttling back to the lot, lunch after provided by FC NEMBA. 

We will put a huge dent into the NEW Pine Orange Trail. This NEW trail is part of a new trail project connecting Pine Mountain Road parking lot to the Pine Mountain Overlook. It will create a solid intermediate shared-use sustainable single track trail to/from the overlook and it will be a great blend of flow and tech. YAY! Read more about FC NEMBA Pine Mountain Trail Build

Chapter

Fairfield County

Event Leader

Ryan Tucker
rrtucker@gmail.com

NW CT NEMBA - Trumbull Ride

Event Date

9/16/17 10:00am

NW CT NEMBA is taking a field trip to Trumbull (Indian Ledge Park), Saturday, 9/16. 
Intermediate/Advanced ride due to the terrain - a lot of rocks and features to play on (rollers, drops, etc.) - not the speed.
Expect to be out anywhere from 2-3 hours, depending on group size and time spent on various features.
Protective gear (elbow pads, knee pads) recommended for those who have never ridden Trumbull (lots of rocks that can sneak up on you when you're not familiar with the lines...not to comfy if you eat it...).

We will be meeting in the commuter parking lot on Park Street (Route 25 and Daniels Farm Road, Exit 9 off of Route 25). Here are the GPS coordinates: 41.25236277 -73.20073556.

All other NEMBA groups (if you are a member of our FB page, too, and see this) are welcome - especially the Fairfield County Folks - would love to have you!

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Location

Park St Commuter Lot, Trumbull

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate
Advanced

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

FC NEMBA Labor Day Ride

Event Date

9/4/17 10:00am

Happy Labor Day!

We will be riding in Trumbull, also known as Pequonnock River Valley. 

Check our FB page for any last minute updates

https://www.facebook.com/groups/153250044748995/

We will split up by skills/speed as needed. This is not beginner territory and kids must be accompanied by adults.

We will be far from civilization, and to go on the ride each rider MUST have the following:

  • Bike in working condition
  • Gloves & helmet
  • Sufficient hydration in a cage bottle or pack
  • Trailside snacks - high energy packable food - and something to put them in (saddlebag/own small backpack)
  • Spare tube and multitool
  • Clothing - thin, layered, technical; wool or synthetic socks as we may get wet, cotton police will be out, Ziploc bag rule in effect!

Meeting 9:45 in the parking lot off Whitney Ave in Trumbull (look for Bike Crossing sign, then turn right into the lot)

GPS 41.280503, -73.222863

Carpool if you can, come early to snag a spot, folks leave every few minutes.

Wheels down 10 AM, riding for 2 hours give or take, pizza after at the Trumbull Pizza Co. at the corner of Whitney and Main for all interested.

Trail map: 

http://www.fcnemba.org/fc-mtnbikingmaps/trumbull/trailmaps/pvalley-trailmap-fs.htm Read more about FC NEMBA Labor Day Ride

Location

Trumbull Whitney Lot

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Monika Stokes monikaksATyahoo

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