Southern ME

NEMBA COVID-19 Statement

Thursday, April 9, 2020

NEMBA Statement on the COVID-19 Pandemic (updated: 4/9/2020)

NEMBA recommends that all chapters and individuals follow the active public health practices that are set by your local and state public health organizations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re all in this together until the end of the COVID-19 emergency.

All NEMBA rides and events are suspended until state and local public health guidelines indicate resumption of activities are safe.

NEMBA Chapters can and should take advantage of virtual meeting technologies to promote connections in the mountain bike community and maintain basic chapter communications and planning.

We encourage all mountain bikers to heed state and local public health guidelines if you choose to get out and ride.

  • Be safe.
  • Dial it back – you may need to slow down and stop often for others.
  • Be patient with other trail users.
  • Don’t take risks.
  • Ride at off-hours.
  • Avoid crowded trail locations.
  • Avoid crowded parking lots. Park elsewhere and ride to the trail head.
  • Ride from your house to the trails if possible.
  • Ride alone* or with members of your immediate family.
  • Don't ride in large groups.
  • Provide extra physical spacing between riders, ideally >30'.
  • Be friendly and respectful of all trail users’ need for recreation and physical space. Say “Hi!” to other trail users!

*If you must ride alone, please take extra caution for yourself! Take a charged phone and let family/friends know your expected route and time of return.

We are part of a much larger community of people seeking comfort through outdoor recreation right now – we need to do everything we can to make it safe and responsible for all trail users.

This is also a very visible time to demonstrate that mountain bikers are positive, compatible, and integral members of our trail communities. We are all ambassadors – every one of us.


3/17/2020: As of today, NEMBA is recommending that all NEMBA chapters place a hold on all organized in-person meetings, events, and rides until at least April 15th, 2020. We believe this is prudent in light of the overall guidance coming out of local, state, and federal public health organizations to greatly limit groups and minimize contact between individuals. Chapter, or other meetings, that can be conducted via conference call or video conference should absolutely continue. We will re-evaluate this guidance as we get closer to April 15th. Thank you all for doing your part to help slow down transmission of COVID-19!

 

3/14/2020:

Given the recent developments with the Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), NEMBA’s Executive Board is concerned about the potential health impacts for our membership and the wider community. In an effort to do our part to help mitigate the spread of the virus, our chapters are urged to follow all local, state and federal government public-health guidelines regarding actions that can be taken to staunch the transmission of COVID-19. While not exhaustive, some preventative actions to protect yourself and others include:

· Being vigilant about hygiene: wash your hands often and thoroughly; follow the CDC guidelines.

· Practice social distancing: keep space between you and others.

· Stay at home if you are sick.

· Cover your coughs and sneezes. If you use a tissue, immediately throw the tissue in the trash.

· Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose with unwashed hands.

· Clean frequently touched surfaces regularly.

Please keep apprised of changes during this rapidly evolving situation. Good information can be found at the CDC and WHO sites:

https://www.cdc.gov/

https://www.who.int/

Many municipalities have, or are, enacting restrictions on large gatherings. Chapters should follow these guidelines and make preparations to hold events like chapter meetings via conference call or postpone if necessary. These guidelines should also be followed when considering organizing a group ride. While participation in mountain biking on the trails generally imparts a natural separation of greater than the recommended 6’ distance; we must recognize that there are opportunities for closer contact during check-in, stoppages and pre-post ride social interactions. Everyone should be vigilant on the trails to protect yourself and others. NEMBA is monitoring the public-health guidance and we will make appropriate recommendations regarding regionally organized events. We will communicate any changes to the regional calendar as the situation warrants. We urge everyone to take the needed precautions to protect yourself, your fellow riders and the community at large. Read more about NEMBA COVID-19 Statement

Six Rivers NEMBA Gelato Fiasco Benefit

Date

12/9/19 (All day)

Six Rivers NEMBA Gelato Fiasco Benefit

Come support the chapter (and your sweet tooth) Monday December 9th!
From 11am to 11pm, 100% of sales to our supporters will go to the chapter.
This is a huge opportunity being generously provided by Gelato Fiasco.
See you there!


* You do not need to present a flyer, just be sure to tell them you are there for Six Rivers NEMBA

Location: 74 Main Street, Brunswick.

Chapter

Six Rivers

Event Leader

Matt Viara
mvubike@gmail.com

GP NEMBA Pleasant Hill Trail Repair

Date

10/19/19 10:00am to 3:00pm

Greater Portland NEMBA Trail Care @ Pleasant Hill

In conjunction with the Falmouth Land Trust, GP NEMBA will be repairing some sections of trail in the Pleasant Hill Woods in Falmouth.

    More details to be posted to this Facebook Page soon.

Save time by signing NEMBA annual Trail Care Waiver ahead of time. Read more about GP NEMBA Pleasant Hill Trail Repair

Chapter

Greater Portland

Event Leader

Ilse Teeters-Trumpy
iteeterstrumpy@gmail.com

Greater Portland NEMBA Trail Work

Date

Repeats every month on October, November on the third Tuesday 2 times .
10/22/19 5:30pm

The crew in Gorham will be working on trails on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month.

This includes maintenance, building bridges, creating new trails, etc.

There will be new trails added this year so there's lots of work to be done.

The more maintenance done on mid-week nights equals more time for building trails (and riding too).

We start at 5:30. Meet at end of Weeks Rd (near Gorham Middle School) to work on the new Crosby Trail as well as others.

We hope to see you there!

   Save time by signing NEMBA's annual Trail Care Waiver ahead of time.  Read more about Greater Portland NEMBA Trail Work

Chapter

Greater Portland

Event Leader

Ilse Teeters-Trumpy
iteeterstrumpy@gmail.com

GP NEMBA Gorham Trail Work

Date

Repeats every month 2 times .
10/8/19 5:30pm

Greater Portland NEMBA Trail Work

The crew in Gorham will be working on trails on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month.

This includes maintenance, building bridges, creating new trails, etc.

There will be new trails added this year so there's lots of work to be done.

The more maintenance done on mid-week nights equals more time for building trails (and riding too).

We start at 5:30. Meet at end of Weeks Rd (near Gorham Middle School) to work on the new Crosby Trail as well as others.

We hope to see you there!

   Save time by signing NEMBA's annual Trail Care Waiver ahead of time.  Read more about GP NEMBA Gorham Trail Work

Chapter

Greater Portland

Event Leader

Ilse Teeters-Trumpy
iteeterstrumpy@gmail.com

Greater Portland NEMBA Fall Social

Date

10/17/19 5:30pm

Greater Portland NEMBA Fall Social

Fall is in the air. Two great things about fall: 1. It is a great time of year for mountain biking and 2. GP NEMBA holds the fall Social!

Please join us on October 17, Thursday from 5:30 - 8:00 PM at Definitive Brewing Company.

There will be food this year by Vantage Point Chowder Food Truck.

We are working on new prizing for this social and have some businesses to thank for their very generous donations.

Please save the date as we hope you’ll join us for the fun!

   Late breaking details will be on this Facebook Page. Read more about Greater Portland NEMBA Fall Social

Chapter

Greater Portland

Event Leader

Ilse Teeters-Trumpy
iteeterstrumpy@gmail.com

GP NEMBA Wednesday CoEd Ride Series

Event Date

Repeats every week every Wednesday 20 times .
5/6/20 (All day)

Greater Portland NEMBA Wednesday CoEd Ride Series

​​​​​​​Note: This ride series is on hold until the Pandemic restrictions change.  Contact the ride's leader for more information.

GP NEMBA will be hosting a series of Intermediate and Intermediate advanced rides at various locations in the Portland area.

These will be fun rides, but not beginner rrides.

The locations will vary. Contact Andy Haynes - ahaynes63@gmail.com  For the location and time of this week's ride.

We will not ride if the weather is bad.

      Save time by signing NEMBA's Annual Waiver ahead of time. Read more about GP NEMBA Wednesday CoEd Ride Series

Chapter

State

Maine

Ride Level

Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Andy Haynes

Greater Portland NEMBA Spring Social

Date

5/2/19 (All day)

GP NEMBA Spring Social

On Thursday May 2nd Greater Portland NEMBA will be having its Spring Social from 5:30 - 7:30 at the new Sebago Brewery & Tasting Room located at 616 Main St in Gorham.

We will kickoff the 2019 mountain biking season, give updates on our plan for the year, and raffle off sweet items (of course!).

Hope to see you there!

You do not have to be a member of GP NEMBA to attend.   Read more about Greater Portland NEMBA Spring Social

Chapter

Greater Portland

Event Leader

Ilse Teeters-Trumpy
iteeterstrumpy@gmail.com

SIx Rivers NEMBA Neptune Woods Trail Opening

Date

10/21/18 10:00am to 2:00pm

Neptune Woods Trails Celebration

Sunday, October 21

 

Join us to celebrate the opening of the new multi-use trails located off of Neptune Drive in Brunswick.

10:00am – 12:00pm at Neptune Woods

Tours of the new trails;

Group rides for all experience levels and ages;

Center Street Cycles and Specialized Bicycles will be on site with 12 of their Stumpjumper mountain bikes for attendees to try.

12:00pm – 2:00pm at Flight Deck Brewing

Social hour to toast the new trails;

Gorham Bike and Ski will be on site offering bike repair and mechanics workshops.

Join the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust (BTLT) and Six Rivers-New England Mountain Bike Association (6R-NEMBA) to celebrate the new mountain bike trails at Neptune Woods on Brunswick Landing. Thanks to support from Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority and Midcoast Hospital, over 4 miles of introductory level trails were built on this 64-acre parcel of land on the former Naval Air Station.

On October 21, BTLT, 6R-NEMBA, Flight Deck Brewing, Center Street Cycles, Gorham Bike and Ski, Specialized Bikes, and many other community supporters will come together for group rides, demos, tours, workshops, and a toast to the trails. We hope you’ll be there too!

All ages and experience levels are welcome.

 

Directions:

Head east on Bath Road from downtown Brunswick, toward Cooks Corner
Turn right onto Admiral Fitch Ave
Turn left onto Forrestal Drive
Turn right onto Neptune Drive
Neptune Woods will be on your left, across from Coastal Landing
You may park in the Coastal Landing lot for this event.

 

      

And don't forget to bring a nice crisp $20 bill to snag yourself one of these sweet LIMITED EDITION Six Rivers NEMBA Hats.

Good for your head, good for the trails and good for the chapter!

Read more about SIx Rivers NEMBA Neptune Woods Trail Opening

Chapter

Six Rivers

Event Leader

Lawrence Kovac
lkovacsb3@gmail.com

Southern ME

Knight's Pond Preserve, Cumberland

477 Greely Rd Extension
Cumberland  Maine  04021
United States

Easy

40%

Moderate

55%

Difficult

5%

Description

Cumberland and North Yarmouth's Knight's Pond Preserve's 300 acres host a variety of marked trails ranging from easy to hard. In the winter you'll be sharing the trails with x-country skiers, snowshoers and snowmobiles. In warmer weather the trail abound with hikers, trail runners and dog walkers.

What bring's everyone to Knight's Pond? It's the trails. They're fun. Local riding groups regularly frequent these trails and located as they are a little over 1/2 mile from the center of two towns, they're easy to get to.

There are about 6 miles of trails at Knight's Pond, all of which are enjoiyable in both directions and more may be developed in the future. Read more about Knight's Pond Preserve, Cumberland

Local Shops

Ernie's Cycle Shop

Cyclemania

Gorham Bike & Ski

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