GB NEMBA - Beginner/Novice Ride - Beaver Brook, Belmont

Event Date

Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Aug 30 2021 .
6/7/21 6:00pm

Join us for our GB NEMBA Monday Night Beginner/Novice Ride - learn the basics of mtb in a welcoming, fun, encouraging group.

It is going to be a blast to get out in small groups and teach body positioning, braking, shifting, picking a line, small features, and trail etiquette. One step to riding bliss:

1. Sign our online waiver: https://nemba.org/waiver

More details:

Come learn the basic skills to ride singletrack! We will be teaching bike handling, shifting, body position, basic trail skills and basic trailside bike maintenance in a relaxed and supportive setting.

What to bring:
1. Bike with fat tires (2" or over)
2. Helmet (required)
3. Shoes suitable for riding your bike (no sandals, flip-flops or other open-toed shoes)
4. Water
5. You!

Instruction will be by GBNEMBA's experienced Ride Guides in a supportive, fun environment.

Ride format will *always* be no-drop, very casual pace (Note: this is not a recovery or rest ride for you experienced MTBrs - this is an instructional ride format for new riders). We'll have plenty of opportunity to practice what we learn as we go along! Please be ready to ride by 6:00pm, ride will leave the lot by 6:15pm.

Please note: This is an 18 and older ride. The ride format is aimed at adults - please see our Kids Ride series for rides appropriate for kids and teens. Thanks!

Weather Policy: Rain cancels this ride - chance of a rain shower does not.

To speed up the ride check-ins, please sign the NEMBA Waiver in advance: https://www.nemba.org/waiver

Directions: Park at the Lone Tree Hill parking lot, 295 MIll St., Belmont

Remember to always be an ambassador for our sport! Best practices include:

  • Slow down when you see other riders, hikers, or animals.

  • Pass other trail users at about their speed - be courteous and talk to them

  • Ride through the center of a mud patch or puddle, NOT around it.

  • Ride over an obstacle, NOT around it.

  • If you can't ride over an obstacle, get off and walk it - stay on the trail.

  • Do not make new routes or trails.

  • Do not build stunts.

  • Do not skid, spin out, or fishtail - uphill nor downhill.

  • Always offer to yield the right of way.

  • Be friendly - say hi to other trail users!

Location

Beaver Brook North, Belmont/Lexington/Waltham

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Beginner

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Mary McCarthy