6/15/14 (All day)
6/15/14 (All day)
6/1/14 (All day)
5/18/14 (All day)
Franklin Falls Dam
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!
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
Hope to see you there. For info message Kyle at 802-233-9135
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.
3/21/19 (All day)
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!
President - Central NH NEMBA Read more about Central NH NEMBA Chapter Meeting & Social
6/6/20 (All day)
This one-day trail school hosted by Brattleboro-Keene NEMBA will teach the basis of trail assessment and maintenance as well as trail design and construction.
This course is perfect for riders, trail enthusiasts, land stewards and land managers interested in learning about what makes for sustainable, enjoyable trails and how to take care of them.
The course will include classroom presentations on the best practices of trail building and maintenance in the morning at the Keene City Parks & Recreation, located at 312 Washington St., followed by hands-on trail building clinics in the afternoon at Dummer Hill.
Coffee, snacks and lunch will be included, and there will also be an option to purchase IMBA's trailbuilding textbook, IMBA Trail Solutions (supplies limited).
The cost is $35. Please bring $40 (cash or check) if you wish to purchace IMBA's book, Trail Solutions: IMBA's Guide to Building Sweet Singletrack.
The clinic will run from 8am to 4pm, and there will be an optional group ride at 4:30 on the local trails. The clinic limited to 50 people, so register early.
Keene Parks & Recreation,
11/8/18 (All day)
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 Mountain Bike Park
75 Ski Hill Drive
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!).
We look forward to seeing everyone and celebrating a year of many achievements! Hoping to see many new faces, you need not be a member! Read more about Central NH NEMBA Autumn Social & Annual Meeting
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
See you there. Read more about Central NH NEMBA Trail Build