Central ME

Bond Brook Tread Fest

Date

6/25/16 (All day) to 6/26/16 (All day)

TREAD FEST  2016
The Bond Brook Tread Fest is now in it's 4th year and has become a favorite for people from around the region. 

This year we are turning the event on it's head and broadening our audience to appeal to many more riders. 

The event will truly be a festival for riders of all types and will span 2 days.  There will be kids/beginner only events, endurance events, obstacle course, music, food and local craft beer.  

The Bond Brook Tread Fest is Co Sposored by CE Maine NEMBA and Augusta Trails

Updates will be posted to the CE Maine Facebook Page and here.

Registration opens on May 1st.

Chapter

Central Maine

Trail

Event Leader

Chris Riley
chrisriley73@gmail.com

CeMeNEMBA Family Mountain Bike Day

Event Date

6/29/14 10:00am to 2:00pm

Come to "The Res" in Hallowell and join CeMeNEMBA for a fun day of biking, BB-Q'ing, and comraderie. Bring the kids, bring your spouse, and definitely bring your bike!! We'll have a coordinated kids ride, an "adult" ride and other fun things for everyone to enjoy. Don't forget your bathing suit... The Res has a great place to swim.


Location

"The Res" in Hallowell

Chapter

State

Maine

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Chris Riley

MC Maine Lincoln Academy MTB Club Weekly Rides

Event Date

9/26/20 (All day)

Midcoast Maine NEMBA / Lincoln Academy Mountain Bike Club Rides

The Lincoln Academt Mountain Bike Club will be hosting weekly rides starting on 9/26/20.

For more information, or to sign contact Rick Nelson, chiddong@hotmail.com  

This weekly ride is specifically aimed at growing the mountain bike community in the Lincoln Academy school and is for LA high school students as well as middle school students who will be attending LA.

Ride locations will change weekly depending on travel logistics. Some rides will leave directly from the school and will hit the local single and double track. We will also be riding other local destinations like Edgecomb, Camden, Bond Brook etc.

We will break the group up depending on numbers and skill levels and there will be the option for a female only group if there is interest.

You do not need to be an expert rider to join but will need to have a mountain bike in good working order and an approved cycling helmet.

A mask must be carried at all times and worn when in close proximity to others.

All riders will need to fill out a ride waiver 24 hours prior to the ride to reserve a spot. Anyone without a signed waiver will not be allowed to ride. No exceptions...

Please review NEMBA's Covid Guidance prior to the ride.

Save time by signing NEMBA's Annual Waiver ahead of time.

Each individual will need to register themselves for each ride time.

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Chapter

State

Maine

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Rcik Nelson

CR NEMBA Kingfield Trails Pop Up Trail Work Day

Date

6/20/20 9:00am to 1:00pm

Carrabassett Region NEMBA Kingfield Trail Day

POP-UP VOLUNTEER TRAIL WORK DAY, KINGFIELD...

Come help us continue working to develop the Kingfield Trails! Indira Gowell, CRNEMBA Board Member, will be leading this trail work day, which will include some work on a brand new trail section!

Late breaking details will be on this Facebook Page.

DATE: Saturday, June 20
MEETUP: Skowhegan Savings Bank parking lot (7 Depot Street, Kingfield)
TIME: 9:00 AM to sign up and get assignments
DURATION: Approximately 4 hours


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Chapter

Carrabassett Region

Event Leader

Indria Gowell
indiragowell@gmail.com

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 [node:title]

Midcoast Maine NEMBA Frost Heave Fondo

Date

3/7/20 10:00am to 2:00pm

Spring in Maine often means snow-covered roads, frost heaves, mud, or some devilish combination of all three. Any given Sunday could well bring bluebird weather or a wicked nor'easter. What better way to launch the cycling season than to join 150 of your soon-to-be friends for a 31-mile riding adventure on quiet roads through beautiful countryside? The Midcoast Maine Chapter of The New England Mountain Bike Association is partnering with One Community Many Voices to host the second annual Frost Heave Fondo (big bicycle road ride) on Sunday, April 5th in Searsmont.

We have set up a challenging course where you can test your early-season fitness, or if your legs are feeling a bit sluggish from winter, you can shortcut the course or even turn around at any point. The adventure will happen whatever the weather, and we encourage everyone to dress as needed.

The Frost Heave Fondo course will take you over a variety of roads – smooth pavement, rough tarmac, rutted dirt with muddy and/or icy spots, etc.– so whatever bike you choose could be the wrong bike at certain times. Bring whatever bike you're comfortable on (we expect most folks to be riding knobby-tired gravel bikes or mountain bikes) and have a blast. Remember, this is not a race and the goal is to have fun and raise money for the local Non Profits, One Community Many Voices and the Mid Coast chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association. One Community Many Voices, focuses its efforts on providing gap funding to help overcome barriers related to youth aspirations, elderly independent living, well-being, and employment/skill development. In return, recipients paid it forward through volunteering in the community.

It is important to note that the Frost Heave Fondo is a self navigated ride. There will be a file sent out to the registered riders email address a few days prior to the event. You can add the course to your Gps, your phone, print it out etc....whatever works for you. You will want to bring your sense of adventure as we want to keep the course limited with signage.

What: 31-mile adventurous road ride (not a race), with rolling start, everyone leaves at the same time. Limited to 150 riders.
Where: Meeting at Threshers Brewing, 22 Main St., Searsmont, and heading out from Searsmont through Appleton, Union and returning to Threshers in Searsmont.
When: April 5th 10am, rain, snow, sleet, or shine. No refunds, bring your sense of adventure, and be prepared for frost heaves.
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Chapter

Midcoast Maine

Event Leader

Scott Carlson
scarlson@allenif.com

Central ME

Rangeley LakesTrails

524 Saddleback Mountain Road
Rangeley Lakes, ME  Maine  04970
United States

Easy

30%

Moderate

50%

Difficult

20%

Description

 

The following is from the Rangley Lakes Chamber of Commerce.

The Rangeley area offers some great Mountain Biking. The terrain is mountainous and the views are fantastic. You'll experience single and double track, gravel roads, logging roads and wilderness riding. You'll find (and go through) streams, ponds, deep forests, and open fields and see wildlife in their natural habitat.

The Rangeley Lakes Trails Center located at 524 Saddleback Mountain Road offers seven miles of trails for mountain biking. In difficulty rating, 2 miles are easy (to steel bridge and back along Tote Road). The remainder is suggested for advanced mountain bikers. Many of the area's woods roads provide excellent riding.

Before embarking on a ride, there are some basic rules one should follow. Preplan your trip; let someone know where you are riding and carry a map. Don't bike alone and stay in sight of each other on the trail. Have your bike checked out (lubricated, adjusted) before starting. At least one person in your party should carry a tool kit including: extra tubes, mini pump, tire levers, multi-tool, chain tool, extra chain link, tube patch kit, and spoke replacement. In addition, a compact first aid kit is handy to have along. Read more about [node:title]

Links to Relevant Resources

Carrabassett Region NEMBA Season Social

Date

4/25/20 5:00pm to 7:00pm

CRNEMBA SEASON SOCIAL


Saturday, April 25
Beginning at 5:00 PM at The Rack BBQ (back room, lower level)

Save the date for our first Social of 2020! We’re hosting this Social with the help of our friends at The Rack to celebrate the winter riding season AND usher in a summer of dry trails, sunny weather, and miles of riding!

CRNEMBA GEAR.
We’ll have CRNEMBA gear (an assortment of logo hats, sweatshirts, and mens and ladies T-shirts) available for purchase. ALL PROCEEDS will go to the trails!
Mens & Ladies T-shirts: $20
Hats: $25
Sweatshirts: $40

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS
If you're not already a CRNEMBA member and wish to join, we'll have membership applications at the Social. You can also join online at carrabassettnemba.org/cr-nemba-members
Thanks in advance; we appreciate the support!

The Rack, a pile of mountain bikers of all ages, and good laughs; what else do you really need to know?

CRNEMBA - If you ride a bike, you’re one of us!

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Chapter

Carrabassett Region

Event Leader

Warren Gerow
warren.gerow@gmail.com

PR NEMBA Saturday Ride

Event Date

12/28/19 9:30am

PR NEMBA Winter Ride

The weather looks great this Saturday and the trails are riding sweet!

Come join Penobscot Region NEMBA for a group fat bike ride in the Bangor Bog and City Forest this Saturday the 28th of December.

Looking to ride for 1.5 hours and rolling by 9:30... meet at the top of the Kitteredge Rd.

Prepare yourself for a serious case of cycling induced perma-grin!!

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Chapter

State

Maine

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Craig Macdonald

Six Rivers NEMBA Winter Solstice Fat Bike Ride

Event Date

12/21/19 4:00pm

Let's show the longest night of the year who's boss. Bundle up and join us for a jaunt around the Topsham Trails. Fat tires recommended. Lights and helmets mandatory. Conditions should be quite good. 

It's going to be great! Hope you can join us

 

Save time by signing NEMBA's Annual Ride Waiver ahead of time.

 

 

Winter Solstice Fat Bke Ride
When: Saturday December 21st. Wheels roll at 4pm
Where:Townsend Road Lot. Parking Area near is just before the Topsham solid waste facility on the left 
What: 8-10 miles at moderate no drop pace. 
How: via fatbike with lights. Lights and helmet mandatory

 

Chapter

State

Maine

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Matt Viera

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