Central ME

NEMBA COVID-19 Guidance for Rides & Trail Care Events

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

COVID-19 Guidance for NEMBA Rides & Trail Care Sessions

 

With warm weather and the easing of Covid-19 restrictions we know that there will be an iincrease in group rides and trail work days. Please consider the guidance below, as well as the state by state guidelines, when organizing and hosting a group ride, trail care event, or other event. We all want to ride bikes, let’s just do it safely!

 

Key Takeaways:

  • All participants must sign the NEMBA Annual Waiver.

  • Email with information of any upcoming events.

  • Follow state & local guidelines (see links below as these can change frequently)

  • We strongly encourage you to maintain a list of attendees with contact info so we have a record of participation and can do outreach to non-members.  This will also help in the event contact tracing is ever necessary. 

  • Most riders prefer a smaller, more personal group ride experience. Try to keep trail groups small, 10 or less is ideal. Split larger groups if possible. 

  • Masks are not required for fully vaccinated individuals and others who are recreating outdoors but are still an excellent preventative measure when in close contact or when near unvaccinated or at-risk people. 

  • Respect the wishes of any volunteer or participant who requests more enhanced protocols. Every individual has their own risk tolerance.

  • Very importantly, all state and local guidelines still apply.

 

Current State Requirements: (Subject to change.) - updated June 15, 2021

Click on the State name for links to individual state COVID-19 websites

Connecticut: No outdoor mask requirements. No outdoor limit on group size.

Massachusetts: No mask requirements for fully vaccinated. No limit on outdoor group size. All State covid restrictions end on 6/15.

Maine: No outdoor mask requirements. No limits on group size.

New Hampshire: No outdoor mask requirements. No limits on group size. Covid restrictins end 6/12.

Rhode Island: No outdoor mask requirement. No limits on group size

Vermont: No outdoor mask requirements. No limits on group size. All Covid restrictions ended 6/15.

CDC Covid-19 Guidelines

CT DEEP, Maine Bureau of Parks, Mass DCR Guidance, NH State Parks, RI DEM Guidance, VT State Parks 

   Note: Some cities and towns may have different rules.

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NEMBA Recommendations for smaller events, rides, and trail care sessions

  • To schedule a group ride or trail care event send an email to

  • All participants must also sign the NEMBA Annual Waiver

  • Volunteers and participants should remain home if not feeling well, if they have received a positive COVID test, or if they have had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID.

  • We strongly encourage chapters to maintain a list of attendees with contact info so we have a record of participation and can do outreach to non-members. This will also help in the event contact tracing is ever necessary. This can be as simple as a sign-in list, if capacity is not a concern, or a pre-registration site such as EventBrite. 

Many chapters just keep a record of attendees. Either by pre-signing up people or taking names and email addresses at the event. This is a best-practice, regardless of COVID.

NEMBA offers EventBrite registration, with a covid-19 questionnaire for any individual or chapter that wishes to use it. This can help with capacity requirements due to limited ride guides. Eventbrite is just one option, other options are welcomed.

When riding with the same people every week, this can be waived.

  • Respect parking regulations. Parking has become a problem at some riding areas due to the influx of new trail users. If a parking area is full, find another legal place to park.

  • Try to keep groups small, 10 or less is ideal. Participants have more enjoyable times in smaller groups. Split larger groups if possible. Large groups can also cause trail conflicts and should be avoided. Have sufficient ride leaders to meet demand or create ride limits that reflect your ride leader capacity.

  • Masks are not required for fully vaccinated individuals and others who are recreating outdoors but are still an excellent preventative measure when in close contact or when near unvaccinated or at-risk people. 

  • Exaggerate your courtesy to other trail users. When encountering other trail users, slow down or stop and move off the trail to provide room for people to pass unless they waive you by. Always say hello and be friendly.

  • On trail care days bring hand sanitizer, cleaning wipes, etc. Some places require providing sanitizing materials at events 

  • You are strongly encouraged to review the state and local guidelines for your area if post ride food is being offered. Bring hand sanitizer, minimize the sharing of food, and ensure social distancing is maintained.

  • Respect the wishes of any volunteer or participant who requests more enhanced protocols. Every individual has their own risk tolerance. 

  • It is up to local chapters to decide what is best for their area and the comfort level of their ride leaders.

  • Follow local, state and federal guidelines. Use the links above for up-to-date information as these change frequently. 

CR NEMBA Spinnin' Sugar Saturday Morning Ride

Event Date

5/22/21 9:30am

CR NEMBA Saturday Women's Ride

Event by Spinnin' Sugar

Sugarloaf Outdoor Center

Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 9:30 AM EDT – 11:30 AM EDT

Price: Free · Duration: 2 hr

Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook

This is an all ability, no drop, friendly and encouraging ride! Bring a friend, some water, learn the trails and meeting some new women to ride with!

As with a lot of things these days, it will look a little different, but we will be taking simple precautions to make sure we can have a safe and fun time. We all know the drill by now, mask up when we are grouped together and please bring a mask with you on the ride.

Please sign the annual NEMBA WAIVER here (it only needs to be signed once per year)

And please familiarize yourself with the NEMBA ride guidelines.

Hope to see you then! #crnemba #spinninsugar

**RSVPing through this event page (“Going” or “Interested”) is the best way to stay up to date as you’ll receive a Facebook alert notification if new posts are added to the page.** 

  Read more about CR NEMBA Spinnin' Sugar Saturday Morning Ride

Chapter

State

Maine

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

GP NEMBA Gorham Trail Work

Date

6/15/21 5:30pm

Greater Portland NEMBA Gorham Trail Care Series

Trail Care days will then follow on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month.

Normally the start time is 5:30. But the location may change and bad weather will cancel.

For more information and for the location and time of this week's event contact Rob Lavoie at  .

What to bring.  For the immediate future bring a face mask or gator that you can pull up when in close contact with others.

Also, gloves, bug spray, water and whatever tools Rob suggests when you contact him.

  Be sure to sign NEMBA's Annual Waiver if you haven't already done so.

Let's make Gorham's trails even better than they already are. Read more about GP NEMBA Gorham Trail Work

Chapter

Greater Portland

Event Leader

Rob Lavoie
rllassets@gmail.com

CR NEMBA Trail Care Session

Date

10/30/21 (All day)

CR NEMBA Trail Day #5

On Saturday, October 30, we are sponsoring a Volunteer Trail Work Day. We will be doing general trail maintenance and fall clean-up. If you own a leaf rake, please bring it to the work day as extra leaf rakes are always needed. And don't forget to bring a face mask for close encounter work. In addition to the details below, this page may be updated with additional event info as the date gets closer.

This will be our final trail care day of the season!


DATE: Saturday, October 30
MEETUP: Sugarloaf Outdoor Center
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to sign up and get assignments.
DURATION: Approximately 5 hours.

ACTIVITIES: General trail maintenance and fall clean-up.

ITEMS TO BRING: Water, face mask for close encounter work, sturdy gloves and footwear, safety glasses/protective eyewear, insect repellent, rain gear (just in case), lunch or snacks, your kids because this is a kid-friendly event (using only light tools), tools you may have available (such as leaf rakes, loppers, hand shears), and a cell phone so we can communicate issues that pop up.

RSVP: Please RSVP to the work day leader, Josh Tauses, at shuatauses@gmail.com and RSVPing through this Facebook event page is a great way to help us spread the word about the event and let your friends know you'll be attending. When you RSVP ("Going" or "Interested"), you'll receive a Facebook alert notification if new posts are added to the page.

NEMBA'S ANNUAL WAIVER: All trail work volunteers must sign NEMBA's annual waiver. This waiver only needs to be signed once per year.

DISCOUNT: Our friends at the Hostel of Maine have generously offered 50% off beer (same day, following the trail work) to CRNEMBA volunteers, ages 21+.

ALL WELCOME: Our trail work days are open to people of all ages and abilities. All that is required is enthusiasm and a willingness to work together; our club will provide direction, tools, and work project locations. We need your help maintaining the beautiful trail network in Carrabassett Valley. Please join us. Trail work days are always fun and productive!

ADDITIONAL CRNEMBA EVENTS: Click the Events tab on our Facebook page to view additional events. Read more about CR NEMBA Trail Care Session

Chapter

Carrabassett Region

CR NEMBA trail Care Day

Date

10/2/21 (All day)

On Saturday, October 2, we are sponsoring a Volunteer Trail Work Day. We will be doing general trail maintenance and assorted trail projects. If you own a leaf rake, please bring it to the work day as extra leaf rakes are always needed. And don't forget to bring a face mask for close encounter work. In addition to the details below, this page may be updated with additional event info as the date gets closer.

LocationSugarloaf Outdoor Center

Date: Saturday, October 2
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to sign up and get assignments.
DURATION: Approximately 5 hours.

ACTIVITIES: Light trail maintenance and spring clean-up. Set up skills progression features at the Outdoor Center.

ITEMS TO BRING: Water, face mask for close encounter work, sturdy gloves and footwear, safety glasses/protective eyewear, insect repellent, rain gear (just in case), lunch or snacks, your kids because this is a kid-friendly event (using only light tools), tools you may have available (such as leaf rakes, loppers, hand shears), and a cell phone so we can communicate issues that pop up.

RSVP: Please RSVP to the work day leader, Josh Tauses, at shuatauses@gmail.com and RSVPing through this Facebook event page is a great way to help us spread the word about the event and let your friends know you'll be attending. When you RSVP ("Going" or "Interested"), you'll receive a Facebook alert notification if new posts are added to the page.

NEMBA'S ANNUAL WAIVER: All trail work volunteers must sign NEMBA's annual waiver. This waiver only needs to be signed once per year.

DISCOUNT: Our friends at the Hostel of Maine have generously offered 50% off beer (same day, following the trail work) to CRNEMBA volunteers, ages 21+.

ALL WELCOME: Our trail work days are open to people of all ages and abilities. All that is required is enthusiasm and a willingness to work together; our club will provide direction, tools, and work project locations. We need your help maintaining the beautiful trail network in Carrabassett Valley. Please join us. Trail work days are always fun and productive!

ADDITIONAL CRNEMBA EVENTS: Click the Events tab on our Facebook page to view additional events. Read more about CR NEMBA trail Care Day

Chapter

Carrabassett Region

CR NEMBA Trail Care Day

Date

7/10/21 (All day)

CR NEMBA Trail Day #4

On Saturday, July 10, we are sponsoring a Volunteer Trail Work Day. We will be doing general trail maintenance and prepping the trails for the 10th Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge to be held on 7/17.

If you own a leaf rake, please bring it to the work day as extra leaf rakes are always needed. And don't forget to bring a face mask for close encounter work. In addition to the details below, this page may be updated with additional event info as the date gets closer.
DATE: Saturday, July 10
MEETUP: Sugarloaf Outdoor Center
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to sign up and get assignments.
DURATION: Approximately 5 hours.

ACTIVITIES: General trail maintenance and prepping the trails for the 10th Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge the following weekend.

ITEMS TO BRING: Water, face mask for close encounter work, sturdy gloves and footwear, safety glasses/protective eyewear, insect repellent, rain gear (just in case), lunch or snacks, your kids because this is a kid-friendly event (using only light tools), tools you may have available (such as leaf rakes, loppers, hand shears), and a cell phone so we can communicate issues that pop up.

RSVP: Please RSVP to the work day leader, Josh Tauses, at shuatauses@gmail.com and RSVPing through this Facebook event page is a great way to help us spread the word about the event and let your friends know you'll be attending. When you RSVP ("Going" or "Interested"), you'll receive a Facebook alert notification if new posts are added to the page.

NEMBA'S ANNUAL WAIVER: All trail work volunteers must sign NEMBA's annual waiver. This waiver only needs to be signed once per year.

DISCOUNT: Our friends at the Hostel of Maine have generously offered 50% off beer (same day, following the trail work) to CRNEMBA volunteers, ages 21+.

ALL WELCOME: Our trail work days are open to people of all ages and abilities. All that is required is enthusiasm and a willingness to work together; our club will provide direction, tools, and work project locations. We need your help maintaining the beautiful trail network in Carrabassett Valley. Please join us. Trail work days are always fun and productive!

ADDITIONAL CRNEMBA EVENTS: Click the Events tab on our Facebook page to view additional events. Read more about CR NEMBA Trail Care Day

Chapter

Carrabassett Region

CR NEMBA Trail Work Day

Date

6/5/21 (All day)

CR NEMBA Trail Day #3

On Saturday, June 5, we are sponsoring a Volunteer Trail Work Day. We will be working on assorted trail projects. If you own a leaf rake, please bring it to the work day as extra leaf rakes are always needed. And don't forget to bring a face mask for close encounter work. In addition to the details below, this page may be updated with additional event info as the date gets closer.

LocationSugarloaf Outdoor Center

Date: June 5, 2021
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to sign up and get assignments.
DURATION: Approximately 5 hours.

ACTIVITIES: Light trail maintenance and spring clean-up. Set up skills progression features at the Outdoor Center.

ITEMS TO BRING: Water, face mask for close encounter work, sturdy gloves and footwear, safety glasses/protective eyewear, insect repellent, rain gear (just in case), lunch or snacks, your kids because this is a kid-friendly event (using only light tools), tools you may have available (such as leaf rakes, loppers, hand shears), and a cell phone so we can communicate issues that pop up.

RSVP: Please RSVP to the work day leader, Josh Tauses, at shuatauses@gmail.com and RSVPing through this Facebook event page is a great way to help us spread the word about the event and let your friends know you'll be attending. When you RSVP ("Going" or "Interested"), you'll receive a Facebook alert notification if new posts are added to the page.

NEMBA'S ANNUAL WAIVER: All trail work volunteers must sign NEMBA's annual waiver. This waiver only needs to be signed once per year.

DISCOUNT: Our friends at the Hostel of Maine have generously offered 50% off beer (same day, following the trail work) to CRNEMBA volunteers, ages 21+.

ALL WELCOME: Our trail work days are open to people of all ages and abilities. All that is required is enthusiasm and a willingness to work together; our club will provide direction, tools, and work project locations. We need your help maintaining the beautiful trail network in Carrabassett Valley. Please join us. Trail work days are always fun and productive!

ADDITIONAL CRNEMBA EVENTS: Click the Events tab on our Facebook page to view additional events. Read more about CR NEMBA Trail Work Day

Chapter

Carrabassett Region

CR NEMBA Trail Care Day

Date

5/29/21 (All day)

CR NEMBA Trail Day #2

On Saturday, May 29, we are sponsoring a Volunteer Trail Work Day. We will be doing light trail maintenance and spring clean-up. If you own a leaf rake, please bring it to the work day as extra leaf rakes are always needed. And don't forget to bring a face mask for close encounter work. In addition to the details below, this page may be updated with additional event info as the date gets closer.
 

DATE: Saturday, May 29.
LocationSugarloaf Outdoor Center
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to sign up and get assignments.
DURATION: Approximately 5 hours.

ACTIVITIES: Light trail maintenance and spring clean-up. Set up skills progression features at the Outdoor Center.

ITEMS TO BRING: Water, face mask for close encounter work, sturdy gloves and footwear, safety glasses/protective eyewear, insect repellent, rain gear (just in case), lunch or snacks, your kids because this is a kid-friendly event (using only light tools), tools you may have available (such as leaf rakes, loppers, hand shears), and a cell phone so we can communicate issues that pop up.

RSVP: Please RSVP to the work day leader, Josh Tauses, at shuatauses@gmail.com and RSVPing through this Facebook event page is a great way to help us spread the word about the event and let your friends know you'll be attending. When you RSVP ("Going" or "Interested"), you'll receive a Facebook alert notification if new posts are added to the page.

NEMBA'S ANNUAL WAIVER: All trail work volunteers must sign NEMBA's annual waiver. This waiver only needs to be signed once per year.

DISCOUNT: Our friends at the Hostel of Maine have generously offered 50% off beer (same day, following the trail work) to CRNEMBA volunteers, ages 21+.

ALL WELCOME: Our trail work days are open to people of all ages and abilities. All that is required is enthusiasm and a willingness to work together; our club will provide direction, tools, and work project locations. We need your help maintaining the beautiful trail network in Carrabassett Valley. Please join us. Trail work days are always fun and productive!

ADDITIONAL CRNEMBA EVENTS: Click the Events tab on our Facebook page to view additional events. Read more about CR NEMBA Trail Care Day

Chapter

Carrabassett Region

CR NEMBA Trail Work Day

Date

5/1/21 (All day)

CR NEMBA Trail Day #1

On Saturday, May 1, we are sponsoring a Volunteer Trail Work Day. We will be doing light trail maintenance and spring clean-up as well as setting up the skills progression features at the Outdoor Center. If you own a leaf rake, please bring it to the work day as extra leaf rakes are always needed. And don't forget to bring a face mask for close encounter work. We really need your help to kick off what promises to be another great season for trail use! In addition to the details below, this page may be updated with additional event info as the date gets closer.
DATE: Saturday, May 1.
Location: Sugarloaf Outdoor Center
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to sign up and get assignments.
DURATION: Approximately 5 hours.

ACTIVITIES: Light trail maintenance and spring clean-up. Set up skills progression features at the Outdoor Center.

ITEMS TO BRING: Water, face mask for close encounter work, sturdy gloves and footwear, safety glasses/protective eyewear, insect repellent, rain gear (just in case), lunch or snacks, your kids because this is a kid-friendly event (using only light tools), tools you may have available (such as leaf rakes, loppers, hand shears), and a cell phone so we can communicate issues that pop up.

RSVP: Please RSVP to the work day leader, Josh Tauses, at and RSVPing through this Facebook event page is a great way to help us spread the word about the event and let your friends know you'll be attending. When you RSVP ("Going" or "Interested"), you'll receive a Facebook alert notification if new posts are added to the page.

NEMBA'S ANNUAL WAIVER: All trail work volunteers must sign NEMBA's annual waiver. This waiver only needs to be signed once per year.

DISCOUNT: Our friends at the Hostel of Maine have generously offered 50% off beer (same day, following the trail work) to CRNEMBA volunteers, ages 21+.

ALL WELCOME: Our trail work days are open to people of all ages and abilities. All that is required is enthusiasm and a willingness to work together; our club will provide direction, tools, and work project locations. We need your help maintaining the beautiful trail network in Carrabassett Valley. Please join us. Trail work days are always fun and productive!

ADDITIONAL CRNEMBA EVENTS: Click the Events tab on our Facebook page to view additional events. Read more about CR NEMBA Trail Work Day

Chapter

Carrabassett Region

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