Central NH

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!



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:



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]

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Bradford Area Community Trails

143 East Main St
Bradford  New Hampshire  03221
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This trail was developed by the Kearsarge Area Trail Association in conjunction with the Town of Bradford.  The goal was to build a multi-use trail on the unused property behind the Bradford Area Community Center (BACC).  With more trails are planned, the newly built trail is mostly single-track-width and incorporates a number of features found on the property.  The property spans a relatively flat area of Bradford and the trail was cut in a manner that allows a rider to maintain a relatively constant speed along the entire ride.  Several bridges were required to span wet areas and the trail builders retained some of the “unique” items the property collected over the years (see if you can find the cast iron skillet, old Ford hubcap, and the metal hoop from a wooden barrel.)


From the parking lot of the BACC, head straight to the back of the lot to access the trail.  About fifty yards in, the trail makes a “T”.  From here take a right and ride past the old foundation (keep it on your left) to find the entrance to the Ridge Line section of the trail in front of you.  This runs through the woods on the east side of the property and then heads downhill at the back of the property (keeping the stone wall on your right.)  At the bottom of the Back Wall section of the trail, you will ride across a bridge, up a short/steep section and then back out into the field.  Take the next right down a double-track section and look for the new single-track on your left (after the big tree.)    This section winds around itself a bit and then comes back out at the old foundation.  Take a quick right to go back into the woods, eventually crossing the double-track section and winding your way to the Hidden Pond section (note both a beaver lodge and a Great Blue Heron nest in the pond).  As you leave the pond behind you, you will head back to the main double-track that returns you to the BACC.   The BACC loop was designed to be ridden counter-clockwise but works in either direction.  Have fun!


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CNH NEMBA Trail Building Day


9/28/19 (All day)

Just last week the City Council of Franklin approved the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) on building trails at Veterans Memorial Recreation Area. On behalf of NEMBA I signed off on the document this morning.

So Trail Buiding Day #1 will be Saturday, September 28 @ 9 am. Please bring hand tools, work gloves, plenty of water, and snacks. The goal is to rough in two trails and get a better scope on future development. There is talk of having access to a mini excavator if we have any operators out there �

Meet Saturday 9/28 at 9 am. 

Veterans Memorial Recreation Ski Area

266 Flaghole Road, Franklin, NH

Hope to see you there.  For info message Kyle at 802-233-9135

And I am really hoping my good friends at Kettlehead Brewing kick us down some beers for apres ;-)

Please feel free to contact (DM) me on Facebook with any questions.

  Save time by signing NEMBA"s once-a-year Trail Care Waiver ahead of time.


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Mike Geldermann

CNH NEMBA Franklin Falls Trail Day


5/14/19 9:00am

Central New Hampshire NEMBA Franklin Falls Trail Day

Come join us at Franklin Falls to help build the Heritage Trail re-route this Saturday, May 18th at 9AM. All of the trails have been cleaned up and leaf-blown so we can focus exclusively on moving an eroded section of the trail to a more sustainable (and hopefully fun) location. 

We have a good selection of trail building tools, but extra shovels, rakes, and loppers always come in handy.

We'll have snacks and water in the morning and should finish up by noon with cheese burgers and hot dogs. 

Of course, bring your bike if you want to ride after. If you have any questions call or text Matt Bowser at 603-491-5448

Hope to see you on the 18th.

You do not have to be a member of NEMBA to help out.  You just have to want to make Franklin Falls' trails better

Oh! You can savr time by siging NEMBA'a once-a-year Trail Care & Ride Waivers ahead of time if you havent' already done so.

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Matt Bowser

Central NH NEMBA Chapter Meeting & Social


3/21/19 (All day)

Hey Everybody!  

Don't miss our Spring Meeting next Thursday Evening, March 21 at 6pm!
Come to talk bikes and hear about new trail plans for 2019. 

All mountain bikers welcome, bring all your riding buddies for a fun social night.  
The apps and first drink is on us!

Onions Pub and Restaurant  255 Main Street, Tilton, NH
In the Town Square.  

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Mike Geldermann
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Central NH

Event Leader

Mike Gelderman

Central NH NEMBA Autumn Social & Annual Meeting


11/8/18 (All day)

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All friends of the Central New Hampshire Chapter of NEMBA are invited to join us on

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the Highland Pub for our Autumn Social and Annual Meeting.


Central NH NEMBA Autumn Social and Annual Meeting

November 8th, 2018 at 6:00 PM

Highland Pub

Highland Mountain Bike Park

75 Ski Hill Drive

Northfield, N.H.



After a short business meeting to review what we accomplished this past year and our plans for the coming year, we will gather to socialize and talk bikes, beer and trails.


The Highland Pub offers a great selection of food and craft beer (and the first beer will be on us!).


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Central NH


Event Leader

Mike Geldermann

Central NH NEMBA Trail Build


11/3/18 9:00am

Come join the Central New Hampshire Chapter of NEMBA on Saturday November 3rd at 9 AM to help build a new mountain bike trail on the City's Broken Ground property right in Concord.

We will meet just past the Portsmouth Street kiosk on the access road to the water tower (located here: 43.228604, -71.495165).

When finished, the new trail will be over 1.25 miles long, so we have our work cut out for us. The trail bed will be laid out, but we'll still need to rake the trail bed as well as bench and berm a few sections. We'll have fire rakes, Rogue Hoes, shovels, and other trail building tools, but we can always use more leaf rakes, spade shovels, and of course volunteers who like to get dirty.

After we finish up between 12 and 1 we'll be hosting a cookout to help thank you for your hard work. Feel free to bring your bikes to try out the new trail.

If you have any questions, call or text Matt Bowser @603-491-5448

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Central NH

Event Leader

Matt Bowser