Central ME

PR NEMBA Bog Bridge Build

Date

11/6/21 10:00am

The Bangor Land Trust has scheduled a bog bridge construction project on Charlies Trail/Ridge Trail and are looking for volunteers!

The project will take place Saturday November 6th at 10:00am, with a rain date of Sunday November 7th.

We will meet at the end of Tamarack Trail off Essex Street to walk in and begin work.

The project will consist of transporting cut cedar rounds to the work site, preparing the ground for bridging, and installing hemlock planks on the cedar rounds to create an eight section bog boardwalk.

We will need the following tools:

-A chainsaw and volunteer willing to operate the saw for cutting cedar rounds

-Battery powered drills for drilling planks

-Shovels/pick axes (PRNEMBA owns and will provide these) for preparing the ground surface and creating drains

-Heavy hammer for pounding spikes into bridging

-Sturdy footwear and work gloves

 

Please reply via email to by Wednesday November 3rd if you are able to attend so we can provide an accurate head count and tool count to the Bangor Land Trust.

 

If you have not yet done so, please fill out the annual NEMBA waiver. This only needs to be signed once per year, takes less than 2 minutes, and ensures proper insurance and liability coverage for all those participating in any NEMBA event.

 

Link to the waiver: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5ee3b647520b5/kiosk/

 

Thank you!

Penobscot Region NEMBA Read more about [node:title]

Chapter

Penobscot Region

Event Leader

Carson Carney
prnemba@gmail.com

MC Maine Trail Day

Date

10/23/21 9:00am

MC Maine NEMBA Trail Day

Event by John Anders and Midcoast Maine NEMBA

Thomaston Town Forrest Trail

For · Anyone! You don't have to be a member of NEMBA to help us make our trails better.

   But everone must sign the Annual Waiver, if they haven't already done so.

Join McNEMBA and Sidecountry Trails this Saturday to lend a hand on a fun trail reroute.

Tools will be staged prior to the fun, so all you need to do is meet up at the at the Clark St trailhead with your bike and ride in.

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Chapter

Midcoast Maine

Event Leader

janders@nemba.org

PR NEMBA Chapter Meeting

Date

10/14/21 6:00pm

Greetings Penobscot Region NEMBA members! It is time to elect your Board of Directors again! Eight PRNEMBA members will be elected to serve on the chapter’s Board of Directors, with four officer positions to be assigned; President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Both officers and board members will be key decision makers for our chapter.

If you’re looking to get involved and make a difference in our riding community, please submit the following:

-A short biography (1-3 paragraphs) about yourself and your involvement with mountain biking in our region

-Any officer positions you would like to be elected to

-Any board or officer positions you currently hold or have held in the past

-How you’d like to help influence both our chapter and the riding community around us.

Current board members, past board members, and those who have never served on the board are all encouraged to apply! Please send all bios to .

Bios will be due by our October chapter meeting (10/14), and members will vote electronically from 10/15-10/31. The slate of board members will be announced 11/1 with officer positions to follow. For further information, contact

Our next chapter meeting will be held Thursday October 14th at 6:00pm at Orono Brewing Company on Margin Street in Orono, Maine. We will be gathering between the Beer Hut and the basketball courts outdoors if weather allows, or indoors on the balcony if the weather is poor. Meeting time is set for 6:00pm to allow time for food and drink purchases and socializing before the meeting is called to order at 6:30pm.

 

The meeting agenda thus far is as follows and is subject to change:

 

-Accept September meeting minutes

-Chapter membership update

-Essex Woods trail work follow up

-Board election details

-Thinking ahead for winter

-Open discussion

 

We hope to see you there!

 

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Penobscot Region

MC NEMBA Trail Days @ Thomaston TF

Date

Repeats every day until Sat Oct 16 2021 .
10/12/21 9:00am

MC MAINE NEMBA Trail Build

Tuesday October 12 through Friday October 15 (maybe even a bonus Saturday am session):

John Anders at Sidecountry Trails will be leading volunteers in Thomaston Town Forest to address drainage issues on Quill Pig and Swamp Donkey, as well as improve the track on Main Brace as we progress towards a formal connection to Jack Baker Woods/ Split Rock/ Beechwood St.

Any time you can spare to work with John this week would be greatly appreciated. Reach out to him directly at 207-542-0080.

He’ll be there 9-5 during the week and will post info if a Saturday 16th session is a go.   https://www.facebook.com/groups/McNEMBA/ 

 

You don't have to be a NEMBA member to help out.

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Chapter

Midcoast Maine

Event Leader

John Anders
john.anders72@gmail.com

MC NEMBA Trail Day

Date

11/13/21 8:30am

Midcoast Maine NEMBA Trail Day

Saturday November 13: Re-Building the wooden drops on Hornswaggle below the top of the double chairlift at the Camden Snowbowl.

Meet at 8:30 in Tobogannon-ville.

The goal is to build 3 progressive height drops with a predictable landing zone and a berm at the bottom to help direct riders to the next portion of trail.

Design of this is ongoing, and we would love input from riders who use, built or have modified these in the past.

Nolan Steele will be leading this project.

You don't have to be a NEMBA member to help out.

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Chapter

Midcoast Maine

Trail

Event Leader

Nolan Steele
nolansteele@gmail.com

MC NEMBA Trail Day

Date

11/6/21 (All day)

McMaine NEMBA Trail Day 

When: Saturday November 6, @ 8:30

Where: Tobogannon-ville, Camden Snow Bowl

Please come and join us for another chance to get dirty on the mountain!
Meet us at 8:30 at CSB Tobogannon-ville parking lot.

We made great progress last week before the deluge, and most of our work is intact and ready for finish work.

We'll hike up the hill (you can bring your bike if you can figure out how to attach buckets or tools to it).

We will be working just above Freebooter, lateral to the lookout ski trail and below the mainsail crosscut.

We have dirt to move drainages to tune, more dirt to move and compact, etc.

If we have a huge turnout, we'll take some splinter groups to address some blowouts from the storm last weekend, but it's not as bad as you might think!

We'll wrap up at 12:30. Sign the waiver for the year if you haven't yet:


https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5ee3b647520b5/kiosk/

Thanks and see you on the hill!

Trevor Mills

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Chapter

Midcoast Maine

Event Leader

Trevor Mills
tmills@nemba.org

CE ME NEMBA Mt Apatite Trail Repair

Date

10/10/21 10:00am

Event by Francois Jalbert and Central Maine NEMBA (CeMeNEMBA)

Mount Apatite Auburn, ME 04210, United States

For  · Anyone who rides Mt Apatite and want's to see the trails get better.

   You do not have to be a member of NEMBA to attend, but everyone must sign the annual waiver if you haven't already done so.

We will be cutting and raking out the replacement to what we have lost on the trail Gretel.

Please meet up at the baseball fields at 9am off of Garfield Road Please bring your spring rake, loopers, gloves and water.

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Chapter

Central Maine

Trail

Event Leader

Francois Jalbert
frank@busytownbikes.com

CE ME NEMBA Kennebec Highlands Dawn Odyssey

Event Date

10/16/21 5:30am

Event by Chris Riley and Central Maine NEMBA (CeMeNEMBA)

Kennebec Highlands -Round Top Trail Head

For  · NEMBA Members & non-members.

   You don't have to be a member of NEMBA to go on this ride, but you do have to sign the Annual Waiver if you haven't already done so.

Sunrise on the A-Trail Odyssey Tradition.

We will leave the parking lot at 5:30. This gives people an hour plus to climb to the overlook and enjoy the sunrise.

Everyone rides at their own pace and arrives at the top with their riding buddy/buddies or solo.

After sunrise some of us may continue on and ride the Crown loop as well.

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State

Maine

Ride Level

Advanced-novice
Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate
Advanced

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Chris Riley

PR NEMBA Skills Ride

Date

10/16/21 2:00pm

Skills Ride

If you want to acquire the skills and maneuvers that will help you ride better and have more fun on your mountain bike, come join us in the UMaine DeMerritt Forest on Saturday October 16th for a skills ride led by PRNEMBA member Emmy Monahan!

We will meet at the Old Town Elementary School, 576 Stillwater Avenue, Old Town. The ride starts at 2:00pm.

The goal of the skills ride is to help you understand mountain biking better so you can take your riding to the next level. Position and balance, operation of controls, trail awareness, direction control, and/or front or rear wheel lift may be among the skills and maneuvers that Emmy will cover. The ride will last about 2 hours.

The ride is geared toward riders new to mountain biking (beginner), riders with limited off-road riding experience (novice), and riders comfortable at slower speeds on trails with roots, rocks and tight single track (intermediate). A bike helmet is mandatory.

You don't have to be a member of NEMBA to participate in the skills ride, but you must have signed NEMBA's Annual Waiver.

For additional information, contact prnemba@gmail.com

   Check this Facebook Page for updates!

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Penobscot Region

PR NEMBA Trail Day

Date

10/2/21 9:00am

PR NEMBA Essex Woods Trail Project

Come and join Penobscot Region NEMBA this Saturday October 2nd at 9:00am for a morning trail work session at Essex Woods!

  12 watchmaker ST, Bangor

We will be clearing Straight Six of downed trees and brush, and moving dirt to an unfinished corner at the bottom of the trail.

Bring sturdy boots, gloves, and water, as well as hand saws and loppers if you have them.

   There will be coffee and doughnuts provided!

Please sign the annual NEMBA waiver if you have not yet done so! This only needs to be signed once per year, takes less than 2 minutes, and ensures proper insurance and liability coverage for all those participating.

Link to the waiver: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5ee3b647520b5/kiosk/

For further information, contact prnemba@gmail.com

We hope to see you there!

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