Northeast MA

Kids Mountain Bike Festival (GBNEMBA 2018 Kids Ride Series)

Event Date

10/14/18 9:00am to 1:00pm

Sunday, October 14 

GBNEMBA will once again be celebrating all things kids and bikes by hosting a Kids Mountain Biking Festival at the Middlesex Fells, Sheepfold Parking Lot.  This event also marks the National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day. 

Come join us for some biking, arts & crafts, food and much more.

Schedule of Events

  • 9:00am - 11:00am:  Sign-in
  • 9:45am : Led Rides
  • 10:15am: Led Rides 
  • 11am - 1pm:  Stunts demo/ learning
  • 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 : Kid Bike raffle !! 24" Cannondale Cujo (must be present to win) Donated by Cannondale Bikes.

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

The Kids Rides are designed for children ages 5-15.  Based on the skill levels of the participants, we typically 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 6 - (Sunday) MBAS @Fells / Kids Ride
  • June 9 - (Saturday) Burlington Town Day @LLF / Kids Ride
  • July 15 - (Sunday) Kids Ice-cream Ride @GBF
  • Aug 18 - (Saturday) @Rock Meadow - Belmont
  • Sept 9 - (Sunday) MBAS @GBF/Kids ride **MVNEMBA** - Cancelled
  • Sept 15 - (Saturday) Ice-cream Reboot Kids Ride @Dow **Joint GB / NS NEMBA**
  • Oct 14 - (Sunday) Mountain Bike Kids Festival @Fells
  • Nov 25 - (Sunday) Toys for Tots / Kids Ride @Fell

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 ride will be 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. 

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Middlesex Fells - Sheepfold




Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style


Ride Leader Name

Andrea Jones

Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Ride at the Middlesex Fells


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.
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

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Middlesex Fells Reservation, Flynn Rink


Greater Boston Merrimack Valley North Shore


Event Leader

Rick Forzese

NS NEMBA Trail Work at Beverly Commons


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.


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, or 978-618-8596 Read more about NS NEMBA Trail Work at Beverly Commons


North Shore

Event Leader

Dan Streeter

NS & MV NEMBA Trailbuilding at Winnekenni (Haverill)


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:

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.

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Haverhill, MA


Merrimack Valley North Shore

Event Leader

Dan Streeter

Volunteer Appreciation Night at Harpoon Brewery


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:
— at Harpoon Brewery.


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

Event Leader

Rick Forzese

North Shore NEMBA Willowdale SF Trail Care Meeting


3/13/19 (All day)

North Shore NEMBA wil be having a Trail Maintenance planning session at True North Ale Company located at 116 County Road in Ipswich.

The meeting will be on Wednesday starting at 7:00 PM.

It has been a few years since nemba has held a trail care events in Willowdale!

This spring the chapter is planing to host several trail days in the forests.

We are looking to create a list of repairs to the trails, to present to the land manager.

General trail cleanup, brush back, drainage, and erosion control will be top on the list.

Tom Henry, and Lisa Cavalieri have agreed to be the nemba trail stewards in Willow! 

Please join us next Wednesday at the brewery for the kickoff! First beer will be free!

You do not have to be a NEMBA member to attend. Read more about North Shore NEMBA Willowdale SF Trail Care Meeting


North Shore

Event Leader

Frank Lane

Volunteer Appreciation Night


2/21/19 7:00pm to 9:00pm

NEMBA Volunteers : If you spent any time building and maintaining trail, leading rides, painting faces at kids events at any NEMBA event last year
WE WANT TO THANK YOU, by inviting you to Harpoon Brewery Beer Hall on February 21 at 7 PM (306 Northern Av, Boston MA). We will have pizza and ... you guessed it, some of the finest Harpoon beer. You can come by earlier or stay later and hang out at their bar at the main entrance.
this event is open to all NEMBA chapters. 

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Harpoon Brewery


Blackstone Valley Cape Cod Greater Boston Merrimack Valley North Shore Rhode Island SE Mass Southern NH

Event Leader

Maciej "Magic" Sobieszek

Wachusett NEMBA Toy Drive


12/8/18 (All day)

Wachusett NEMBA Toy Ride

Where : 25 Hoyts Wharf Rd Groton , MA

When : Saturday December 8th starting at 8 am , all riders off by 9:30.

We'll have two marked loops, both of which are a mix of tech, smooth single track and fire roads. 6-8 miles for one, 8-10 the other. Weather will dictate bikes of choice. Anyone's guess at this point. Trails are of an intermediate ability nature. Beginners will be challenged but not totally discouraged. Advanced riders can try to keep up with me :) .


Beers and bench racing post ride :) . 


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Event Leader

Dave Burnham