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 NYD Ride

Event Date

1/1/20 9:00am

6th ANnual QC NEMBA Ride In The New Year

On January 1st Quiet Corner NEMBA will be hosting its annual; New Year's Day ride.

This year it will be held in the Douglas State forest.

This is an intermediate and up group ride.

We will have the ability to break into various groups if needed.

Ride leaders will be Glenn Tourtellote, Pat Royer & Cathy Cody.

The GPS address, 101 Wallis Street is an approximate address for the lot.

Traveling East on Douglas Rd (16), take a left onto Cedar St, then a left on Wallis. The lot will be on the left.

  Save time by signing NEMBA's Ride Waiver ahead of time.

 

    Late breaking details will be on this Facebook Page. Read more about QC NEMBA NYD Ride

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Intermediate

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Glenn Tourtellot

Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Ride & Huntington Happening with FC NEMBA, HV NEMBA and CCT NEMBA

Event Date

5/30/20 9:00am to 2:00pm

Save the date - Huntington Happening is back! Join us Saturday May 30, 2020 for a great day on bikes at Huntington State Park.

A day on bikes for the whole family, with led group rides and lots of fun on 2 wheels...more info coming soon.

Brought to you by the fantastic trio of NEMBA chapters: HVNemba, Central CT Nemba and Fairfield County NEMBA. More details to follow! Read more about Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Ride & Huntington Happening with FC NEMBA, HV NEMBA and CCT NEMBA

Location

Huntington State Park

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Northern CT

Norbrook Farm Trails

204 Stillman Hill Rd
Colebrook  Connecticut  06021
United States

Easy

60%

Moderate

30%

Difficult

10%

Description

The Norbrook Farm Brewery is more than just a great place to grab a brew. 

The farm's 450 acres host a really fun trail system that's open to hikers and mountain bikers even when the brewery is closed.

Although the trails do close at sunset.

While trails on the ground are relly fun right now, look at the map above, more trails are planned for the future.

  Read more about Norbrook Farm Trails

Local Shops

Ridgeline Bikes

Central Wheel

Benidorm Bikes

Newington Bikes

QC NEMBA Trail Day @ Green Falls

Date

1/5/20 9:00am to 12:00pm

Quiet Corner NEMBA Trail Build @ Green Falls

Come out for the continued work on cutting in this new trail at Green Falls.

The trail is finally connected and to end and now it's time for fine tuning.

Depending on the crew: Trail Markers, Chainsaw fallen trees, brush wacking, leaf blowers, etc.

Tools will be provided, but bring loppers, hand clippers, and gloves if you've got them. Drinks and Snacks will be provided.

  Sign NEMBA's Annual Trail Care Waiver ahead of time if you haven't already done so.

You don't have to be a member of NEMBA to take part. You just have to want more singletrack at Green Falls.

Parking on the dirt road about 1/2 mile from the RI boarder on the south side of 138 at 432 Rockville Road, Voluntown.

There is a Green Gate, which will be unlocked once one of the DEEP folks arrive with the Key.

   For more info contact qcnemba@gmail.com Read more about QC NEMBA Trail Day @ Green Falls

Chapter

Quiet Corner

Trail

FC NEMBA Trail Work Day Trumbull Edition

Date

11/16/19 9:00am to 1:00pm

Fixing the famed floating bridge at north end of Serengeti.
Looking for strong folks to come lend a hand, lots of heavy lifting and hauling material.
Waders needed - if you have them bring them!
Serious work gloves and warm clothing essential.

For most up-to-date event info, check our FB page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fcnemba/

Thanks for giving back! Read more about FC NEMBA Trail Work Day Trumbull Edition

Location

Trumbull

Chapter

Fairfield County

Trail

Event Leader

Mike Malwitz
fcnemba@gmail.com

QC NEMBA Chapter Meeting & Election

Date

11/26/19 6:00pm

Quiet Corner NEMBA Meeting & Election

The Quiet Corner NEMBA board invites you to our annual Election of Chapter Officers & Chapter Meeting on Tuesday, November 26, 6PM, at Black Pond Brews, located at 21A Furnace St, Danielson, CT.

Pizza & snacks provided; BPB refreshments available.

We thank our former president and QC NEMBA founder Stacey Jimenez for her service and leadership these past 6 years. We also thank Glenn Tourtellot who has supported our chapter for many years as treasurer, ride leader and trail advocate.

The current board's recommended slate of officers is below. All QC Chapter Members are encouraged to participate and to be involved in bringing new ideas that will continue to grow our chapter.

If you wish to run for office, the deadline to commit is November 12 by email to QCNEMBAsecretary@gmail.com. Descriptions of officer responsibilities will be posted on our Facebook pages. Please come prepared to vote and bring an idea for the 2020 season to put in our QC NEMBA Wish Bowl!

Recommended Slate of Officers for 2020 Season
President: Serena Dupuis
VP: Cris Cadiz
Treasurer: Heather Merson
Secretary: Cathy Cody Read more about QC NEMBA Chapter Meeting & Election

Chapter

Quiet Corner

Event Leader

Cris Cadiz
crisecadiz@gmail.com

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