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
Read more about Fairfield County NEMBA Winter Social - Where the Trail Ends Movie

Location

The Ridgefield Playhouse

Chapter

Central CT Fairfield County

Event Leader

Ryan Tucker
rrtucker@gmail.com

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

11/8/17 (All day)

Based on the feedback on I have received, we will be holding the SECT NEMBA Chapter Meeting on Wednesday November 8, 2017 at 6 PM at Wayfarer Bicycle located at 120 Ocean Ave. New London, CT.

A draft agenda is below. We may not address all items on the agenda, our meeting objectives will be to formally elect our Chapter BOD, and begin to set our Chapter priorities. Glenn Vernes from Central CT NEMBA will be at the meeting and has several focused topic of interest.

We plan to get pizza and some refreshments for the meeting, so please let me know if you can make it so we can make it. (Soon enough we will work in a ride with our meetings!!)

The fun is just beginning, please contact me if you have any thoughts or recommendations.  Hope this rain and wind moves out so we can all get back out on the trails!

Kim Bradley

 

SECT NEMBA Chapter Meeting - Agenda

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 6 PM

Wayfarer Bicycle

120 Ocean Ave. New London, CT

 

Call to Order / Introductions

 

Election - Chapter Board of Directors

  • Kim Bradley – President, Regional BOD Rep.
  • Cory Stiff – Vice President
  • Pat Lamond – Vice President
  • Janet Andersen – Treasurer
  • Todd Romilly - Secretary

 

Chapter Priorities

  • Rides/ Social Events
    • Communication – Facebook/Emails/NEMBA Website
    • Weekly Ride Ideas/Leaders?
    • Trail Work Days
    • Women/Family focused Rides/Events
  • Trail System Priorities/Projects
    • Bluff Point/Haley Farm
    • Mooween State Park
    • Hartman Park
    • Mt. Archer
    • Nehantic State Forest
    • Oswegatchie
    • Pachaug State Forest
    • Other??? (Hurd State Park, The Preserve, Goodwin Trail)

 

Tour de Lyme - Request to Support Riders’ Test MTB RE-Route

  • Meeting Lyme Land Trust - Tues. Nov. 14 6 PM

 

Regional BOD Meeting Report

  • Regional BOD Goal Progress Report
  • Women’s Summit Report
  • Standardize Beginner MTB Skills
  • Signature Trail Grant Opportunity

 

Central CT NEMBA

  • Cross-Chapter Rides/Events
    • Bluff Mountain Bike Adventure Series
  • Trail Stewardship/Management

 

Other?

Adjournment Read more about SE CT NEMBA Chapter Meeting

Location

Wayfarer Bicycle, New London

Chapter

Southeastern CT NEMBA

Event Leader

Kim Bradley
president@sectnemba.org

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!

Facebook Event Read more about NW CT NEMBA - Trumbull Ride

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

FC NEMBA Rockland Excursion

Event Date

7/30/17 10:15am to 12:30pm
Riding Rockland Sunday late morning.
Check our chapter FB page for any changes
http://www.facebook.com/groups/153250044748995/

Arrive at 10, rolling 10:15.
Meeting at "79 Lot" on Route 79 across from Samantha Lane
Approx. address  2313 Durham Rd
Madison, CT 06443
41.423840, -72.652107

Couple hours of fun for sure!
Study up on the trail map
http://www.madisonct.org/DocumentCenter/View/727
Thank you to all the gnomes who have been toiling on this awesome trail system!

Location

Rockland Bike Park

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Advanced-novice
Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Monika Stokes

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