Northeast MA

GB NEMBA Kids Mountain Bike Festival

Event Date

10/20/19 9:00am to 1:00pm

Come celebrate all things kids and bikes at the GBNEMBA Kids Mountain Biking Festival.  The festival will be held at Mary Cummings Park, 16 Blanchard Rd, Burlington.  (Across from 8 Blanchard Rd.)

Enjoy biking, arts & crafts, food and much more. 

** Mary Cummings Park is also home to the RC Flyers, an organization that flys remote controlled planes.  The group has offered kids 12+ the chance to fly a beginner plane.  Our rides / arrowed loops will swing by the field so you can see the planes in action.  **

Schedule of Events

  • 9:00am - 11:00am:  Sign-in
  • 9:45am : Led Rides
  • 10:15am: Led Rides 
  • 11am - 1pm:  Skill building on skinnys, low jumps, etc.
  • 11:30am: Balance Bike Race
  • 11:45am: Bike Limbo Contest
  • 10am - noon:  Arts and Crafts (including Pumpkin Decorating)
  • Noon:  BBQ lunch provided by Cycle Loft
  • 12:30pm:  Swag raffle (must be present to win)
  • 12:45pm : Raffle for Kids!! (must be present to win) 

We will have a short coned course perfect for training wheels and balance bikes.  

The led Kids Rides are designed for children ages 5-15.  Based on the skill levels of the participants, we will break into two groups: one for kids who have more experience with riding, and a second group for beginners.  All we ask is no training wheels on the led rides BUT we will have a short marked course for training wheels.

No preregistration is required.  If you have any questions about the Kids’ Rides please contact Andrea Jones.

GBNEMBA Kids Ride Series

  • May 5 - (Sunday) MBAS @Fells / Kids Ride
  • June 1 - (Saturday) Burlington Town Day @LLF / Kids Ride
  • July 14 - (Sunday) Kids Ice-cream Ride @GBF
  • Aug 18 - (Sunday) @Rock Meadow - Belmont
  • Sept 21 - (Saturday) Ice-cream Reboot Kids Ride @Dow **Joint GB / NS NEMBA**
  • Oct 20 - (Sunday) Mountain Bike Kids Festival @Mary Cummings Park
  • Dec 1- (Sunday) Toys for Tots / Kids Ride @Fell

Why we offer rides:  These rides allow children to have fun while enjoying the outdoors and getting some fitness.  In addition to learning some biking skills, kids are taught respect for the parks, trails, and other trail users.  The rides are well staffed and every safety precaution will be observed.  Parents are welcome on the ride but not required. 

Riders (parents and kids) must have a serviceable bike, properly fitted helmet, and water for the ride.  All riders must wear closed-toed shoes - no flip flops or sandals.  Read more about GB NEMBA Kids Mountain Bike Festival

Location

**New Location - Mary Cummings Park - Blanchard Rd, Burlington**

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Andrea Jones

Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Ride at the Middlesex Fells

Date

5/7/17 9:00am to 4:00pm

Come Ride and Support the Middlesex Fells Reservation!

Join Greater Boston NEMBA in the celebration of 29 years of advocacy to normalize access to singletrack in the Fells and help us raise money to improve trail conditions at the Fells. The Fells Kickoff is part of the Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Series — events designed to raise funds for  parks and charities, which is why there is an admission fee to the MBAS events. We are delighted to partner with MTB Adventure Series to advance conservation and sustainability efforts in the Fells. Group rides will be leaving throughout the day or you can ride with your friends on a fully arrowed course.

Industry Expo
Back Bay Bicycles, Cannondale Sports Group, Cycle Loft, JRA Cycles and Wheelworks will be in attendance.

CycleLoft will once be firing up their grills and providing some tasty lunch!
 
Where: Middlesex Fells - Flynn Rink (300 Elm St., Medford MA)

When:  Saturday, May 6th, 2017, 9:00am-3:30pm
Cost:    NEMBA Members $10;  Non-members $25;  Renewing or joining NEMBA Free;
            All kids 15 and under ride free with a registered parent or guardian.
 
Event Schedule  THE FELLS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN.
9:00 Registration Opens
10:00 Advanced ride
10:30 Intermediate ride
10:00 Kids ride
10:15 Intermediate ride
10:30 InterMellow ride
11:00 Beginner ride
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Raffle give away
1:00 Intermediate ride
3:00 event close

  Read more about Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Ride at the Middlesex Fells

Location

Middlesex Fells Reservation, Flynn Rink

Chapter

Greater Boston Merrimack Valley North Shore

Trail

Event Leader

Rick Forzese
rick@rickforzese.com

NS NEMBA Trail Work at Beverly Commons

Date

4/26/14 8:30am to 4/27/14 8:30am

North Shore NEMBA Trail Work Weekend
Saturday April 26 8:30 AM – 3 PM
Sunday April 27 8:30 AM – Noon
Beverly Commons, Greenwood Ave. Beverly MA

Location: Beverly Commons (aka Greenwood) Beverly MA. Meet at Beverly Farms end of Greenwood Ave. at Stone Ridge. Parking at the trailhead is tight. If you find no parking spots, there is plenty of on-street parking on Greenwood closer to Hart St. Please respect the neighbors, driveways, mailboxes, etc.

Map: http://tinyurl.com/mdnb43g

Greenwood has great technical riding and a remote feel for a place so surrounded by civilization. Some of the trails follow lowland routes. Prior projects have addressed some of those and bridged other problem areas.

Project: Build New Trail. This is a sizeable trail addition that will create a dry loop on the east side of the Commons where an existing trail makes an extended tour through a swamp. The terrain is rocky and wild, the route challenging both to build and to ride after completion. There is a considerable amount of tread work, so be prepared to move some stone and do some digging.

Due to the amount of work involved, we have scheduled 2 days to complete the project. It’s best to arrive for an 8:30 AM start on either or both days, but no problem coming later, particularly on Saturday, if that’s what your schedule allows. The walk in, about 15 minutes, will be marked. Given the duration of the project, we are hoping that everyone can participate at some time over the weekend.

Bring work gloves, sturdy footwear, eye protection, and pack in water/snacks. Tools will be supplied but feel free to bring your favorite rock bar, pick mattock, stone hammer, etc.

Lunch will be provided. A ride may take place in the afternoon, weather and ground conditions permitting.

Project will go on in light/moderate rain, but heavy rain may result in rescheduling.

Contact: Dan, trailwork@nsnemba.org or 978-618-8596 Read more about NS NEMBA Trail Work at Beverly Commons

Chapter

North Shore

Event Leader

Dan Streeter
trailwork@nsnemba.org

NS & MV NEMBA Trailbuilding at Winnekenni (Haverill)

Date

4/13/14 8:30am to 1:00pm

North Shore/Merrimack Valley NEMBA Trail Care
Sunday April 13
Winnekenni Park Haverhill MA
8:30 AM – noon

Location: Winnekenni Park, off Route 110 Kenoza Ave. Haverhill MA. Proceed into the park to the second lot. Look for yellow and green NEMBA trailer.

Meeting location map: https://goo.gl/maps/aQIsL

First NEMBA trail building and maintenance day at Winnekenni! A cooperative project for both Merrimack Valley and North Shore NEMBA chapters. Tasks include building a new section of contour trail and maintenance to existing trails. This park has some nice trails now, but with this and some more projects in the works, it will be an even better trail destination for area riders.

Bring gloves, sturdy footwear, eye protection, and water/snacks. Tools will be supplied.

Lunch will be provided, and a ride may take place in the afternoon, weather and ground conditions permitting.

Project will go in light rain, but heavy rain may result in rescheduling.

Contact: Dan, trailwork@nsnemba.org or 978-618-8596 Read more about NS & MV NEMBA Trailbuilding at Winnekenni (Haverill)

Location

Haverhill, MA

Chapter

Merrimack Valley North Shore

Event Leader

Dan Streeter
trailwork@nsnemba.org

Volunteer Appreciation Night at Harpoon Brewery

Date

2/19/14 7:00pm to 8:30pm

NEMBA Volunteers:

If you spent any time building trail, leading rides or volunteering at any NEMBA event last year, WE WANT TO THANK YOU, at the Visitors Center and Beer Hall at Harpoon Brewery in South Boston (306 Northern Avenue,Boston, MA), on Wednesday, February 19th, from 7:00 pm to 8:30pm. Pizza and Harpoon's finest and cool give aways!

See more about the new beer hall here:

http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/news/589/New-Visitor-Center-and-Beer-Hall-Now-Open
— at Harpoon Brewery.

Chapter

Blackstone Valley Cape Cod Greater Boston Merrimack Valley North Shore SE Mass Wachusett

Event Leader

Rick Forzese
rick@rickforzese.com

Fells MTB Access: 2020 and Beyond

Date

12/11/19 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Want Better Mountain Biking in the Fells?

 

Join us on December 11th, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the Winchester Library for an open forum of mountain bikers to discuss ways to improve mountain biking and mountain bike access in the Middlesex Fells.

 

Greater Boston NEMBA wants to hear from you about how to improve riding in the Fells. It’s been 8 years since the DCR created the Resource Management Plan (RMP) that should help guide the future of mountain biking in the Fells, yet many of the recommendations have yet to be executed.

 

Now is the time to develop an action plan to improve access to new trails and build a more positive relationship with the park. Join us to learn what the opportunities are. Join us to see if you’d like to get involved to make the Fells a great place to legally ride.

 

Please RSVP to rushmark21@gmail.com so we know you’re interested in coming. Read more about Fells MTB Access: 2020 and Beyond

Location

Winchester Public Library, 80 Washington St, Winchester, MA 01890

Chapter

Greater Boston

Trail

Event Leader

Mark Bialas
rushmark21@gmail.com

MV NEMBA Trail Day @ Russell Mill

Date

11/2/19 8:30am to 12:30pm

Merrimack Valley NEMBA Russell Mill Trail Day

MV NEMBA will be working on the trails at Russell Mill Town Forest, located at 130 Mill Rd, in Chelmsford. on Saturday November 2nd starting at 8:30 AM.

Projects TBD, maybe some technical feature work and/or address some mucky spots.

Sturdy shoes/boots and long pants suggested. Lunch will be provided afterwards bh MV NEMBA.

Bring your bikes so you can go for a ride too.

  Late breaking info will be on this Facebook Page.

Save time by signing NEMBA's annual Trail Care & Ride Waivers ahead of time if you haven't already done so. Read more about MV NEMBA Trail Day @ Russell Mill

Chapter

Merrimack Valley

Trail

Event Leader

Kirk Goldsworthy
kgoldswo@comcast.net

GBNEMBA Boardwalk Construction Project NOV 10

Date

11/10/19 9:00am to 12:00pm

GB NEMBA Boardwalk Construction Project

Sunday, November  10th.  9am – 12pm

15 Reeve Rd., Bedford MA (Please park on street as efficiently as possible and not on any of the neighbors’ lawn). GoogleMaps: https://goo.gl/maps/YJDaAGxrgJTsUxEi6

 

Come help Greater Boston NEMBA and the Friends of the Landlocked Forest build a 150’ narrow boardwalk in the Burlington Landlocked Forest.

 

With the help of the Friends of the Landlocked Forest we have received permission from Burlington’s Board of Selectmen to install a long puncheon boardwalk along the seasonally muddy section of the Old Kendall Road trail.

We have permission to carry the boardwalk materials across private property on Reeve Street to the project location and would appreciate as many hands as possible to help with the transport and installation.

Please bring work gloves, hydration pack and a snack. GB NEMBA will provide the rest.

 

RSVP to GB NEMBA president, Maciej Sobieszek, maciej@gbnemba.org

 

If you plan to attend, please make sure that you have signed NEMBA’s online Trail Care Waiver, located here: https://www.smartwaiver.com/splash/17029/ Read more about GBNEMBA Boardwalk Construction Project NOV 10

Location

15 Reeve Rd., Bedford MA

Chapter

Greater Boston

Trail

Event Leader

Maciej Sobieszek
maciej@gbnemba.org

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