Northern CT

NEMBA Trail School @ Goodwin State Forest

Monday, May 19, 2014

Riders and trail enthusiasts from an array of organizations gathered at Goodwin Conservation Center in Hampton, Connecticut for NEMBA's annual two-day course in trail design, construction and maintenance.

In addition to riders from numerous NEMBA chapters from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, participants came from the Connecticut Parks & Forests Association, the Central CT Regional Planning Agency, the Friends of Goodwin State Park, Greenfield Trails Association (NH), Londonderry Trails (NH) and even as far away as the Gennesee Region Offroad Cyclists (Rochester, NY).

In the NEMBA tradition of "work hard, play harder", the course featured not only classroom instruction but outdoors hands-on build clinics as well as an epic ride on the extensive trail system that encompasses Goodwin State Forest and Natchaug State Forest.

“Our trail school is key to increasing our capacity to improve and build more trails,” commented NEMBA director, Philip Keyes. “I’m confident that everyone who attended this year’s class will go on to put on their own trail care events and help us build a better New England for trails and trail-based recreation in all its forms.”

Our thanks to the supportive staff at the Goodwin Conservation Center and the CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection for opening their doors to us and allowing us to camp out -- the evening bonfire was great!  We also thank the Friends of Goodwin State Forest for helping with project locations. Lastly, a huge shout-out of thanks to our NEMBA instructors, Paula Burton, Adam Glick, Maciej Sobieszek and Mike Tabaczynski, and to our ride leaders, Stacey Jimenez and Glenn Newcombe.

If you missed out, mark your calendars now for the May 21-22, 2015.

QC NEMBA - TRAIL DAY - West Thompson Dam

Date

5/31/14 7:30am

Want more rideable miles at WTD? Come out and give us a hand in a bit of trail work to improve your riding experience. 

Can only spare a few hours? GREAT! Extra hands for some time is better than none. 

Minors are welcome to attend under the supervision of a parent or guardian. We love to see the youngsters learning to care for the trails.

The Chapter will be providing lunch for volunteers. 


What to bring:
• Work Gloves
• Work or hiking boots
• Water bottle or other hydration system (camelbak)
• Bug Spray
• Mattocks, Rock Bars, leaf rakes... 
      (The chapter has tools available, but extra would be helpful if you have them)

Other items not to forget:
• Your bike & riding gear :)


Agenda:

7:30AM - Registration (Waiver forms) & instructions.

8:00AM - Heading out to the work site. 

Noonish - Clean-up followed by lunch.

1:30PM ish - Ride

Location

West Thompson Dam, West Thompson, CT

Chapter

Quiet Corner

Event Leader

Stacey Jimenez
QuietCornerNEMBA@gmail.com

Connecticut Trails Day Weekend Ride

Date

6/8/14 9:00am to 3:00pm

A FREE, fun day of riding for all ages and abilities.
• All rides will be guided.
• No riders will be left behind.
• Helmets are REQUIRED.

RIDE DESCRIPTIONS:

FAMILY RIDE : (4-6 miles) Casual family pace, Airline Trail.
Departure time: 11AM

BEGINNER RIDE: (8-10 miles) Casual pace, no drop, single & double track. Departure time: 10:30AM

INTERMEDIATE RIDE: (10-14 miles) Intermello pace, no drop, some technical. Departure time: 9:30AM

ADVANCED RIDE: (15-20 miles) Faster paced, no drop. Tech, climbs and more... Departure time: 9:30AM

EVENT SCHEDULE

9 - 11 AM - Registration

9:30 AM - Guided Advanced & Intermediate Rides depart

10:30 AM - Guided Beginner Ride departs

11:00 AM - Guided Family Ride departs

12:30 PM - Post ride Potluck/BYO cookout. Read more about Connecticut Trails Day Weekend Ride

Location

James L Goodwin State Forest

Chapter

Quiet Corner

Trail

Event Leader

Stacey Jimenez
QuietCornerNEMBA@gmail.com

QC NEMBA Walktober Event

Date

10/3/20 (All day)

Quiet Corner NEMBA "Walktober” Mountain Bike Tour of Goodwin State Forest

Sat, October 3, 9AM (no rain date)

In partnership with The Last Green Valley (TLGV.org)’s Walktober Event, Quiet Corner NEMBA will lead two FREE guided adult mountain bike rides through Goodwin State Forest’s trails in Hampton, CT.

These rides are open to beginner/novice and intermediate and up levels.

Each ride is limited to 10 to help ensure social distancing.

Bike & helmet required; beginners should be comfortable riding on unpaved surfaces.

If you cannot make it, please be sure to cancel your registration so someone else can take your place. 

Registration through Eventbrite required 

Beginner/Novice: https://qcbeginnerwalktober.eventbrite.com 

Intermediate: https://qcintermediatewalktober.eventbrite.com

Address:

Goodwin State Forest

23 Potter Rd, Hampton CT

Contact: Crisecadiz@gmail.com

 

For more info: find us on Facebook, visit www.nemba.org/chapters/qcnemba or contact QCNEMBA@gmail.com.

 

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Cris Cadiz

crisecadiz@gmail.com Read more about QC NEMBA Walktober Event

Chapter

Quiet Corner

Trail

Event Leader

Chris Cadiz
chriscadiz@gmail.com

QC NEMBA Rookie Ride

Event Date

7/25/20 (All day)

Quiet Corner NEMBA Rookie Ride, July 25 9am

Ride Level: Beginner, Novice

Co-ed ride perfect for beginners and novices; build and improve skills in order to rise to the next level.

Contact Heather Merson with any questions.  heather.robtoy@gmail.com

You must register for the ride using the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/qc-rookie-ride-registration-110999301900

Be sure to check off "Do you agree to report the onset of any of these symptoms during the ride and remove yourself from the ride?

The ride leader will respond with location and directions

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice
Advanced-novice

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Heather Merson

Quiet Corner NEMBA Monday Mellow Intermediate Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week 20 times .
6/29/20 (All day)

Mellow Monday 6pm, recurring every Monday starting June 29 

Ride Level: Intermediate

The Mellow Monday Ride is a perfect easy paced ride designed as a recovery ride for weekend warriors or those that like a slower paced ride. This ride is geared towards intermediate skill level and up.  Always a No Drop (no one is left behind) and route/distance to fit the group.

Contact Heather Merson with any questions: heather.robtoy@gmail.com

You must register for the ride using the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/qc-mellow-monday-rides-registration-110997143444

Be sure to check off "Do you agree to report the onset of any of these symptoms during the ride and remove yourself from the ride?

The ride leader will respond with location and directions

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Intermediate

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Heather Merson

Quiet Corner NEMBA Wednesday Women's Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Wednesday 20 times .
7/1/20 (All day)

Quiet Corner NEMBA Wednesday Women's Ride

Women’s Wednesday Ride 6pm, recurring every Wednesday starting July 1

Ride Level: Intermediate

This is a Women's ONLY ride focused on fun, friendships, mentoring, learning, sharing and encouragement. The ride is gear toward intermediate and up level riders. It is a no drop ride with the pace set by the group. There will be opportunities to stop and session sections of trail for encouragement of skill advancement. The location of the ride will vary week to week.

Contact Cris Cadiz with any questions. crisecadiz@gmail.com 

You must register for the ride using the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/qc-womens-wednesday-rides-registration-110998826478

Be sure to check off "Do you agree to report the onset of any of these symptoms during the ride and remove yourself from the ride?

The ride leader will respond with location and directions

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Intermediate

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Cris Cadiz

Quiet Corner NEMBA Rookie Ride

Event Date

8/8/20 (All day)

Quiet Corner NEMBA Rookie Ride

Co-ed ride perfect for beginners and novices; build and improve skills in order to rise to the next level.

On the second Saturday of the month.

Time/place TBA.

Weekly details can be found in the posted event within the Chapter’s Group Forum on Facebook

www.Facebook.com/groups/QuietCornerNEMBA

Note:  Save time by signing NEMBA's once-a-year Annual Ride Waiver ahead of time if you haven't already done so. Read more about Quiet Corner NEMBA Rookie Ride

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice
Advanced-novice

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Heather Merson

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