Southeast MA

CC NEMBA Illegal Trail Closure

Date

4/10/21 (All day)

CC NEMBA Illegal Trail Closure

Crooked Cartway Parking Lot, Marstons Mills Just beyond where the pavement turns to dirt.

Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 8 AM EDT

Group  · Members of The Official Cape Cod NEMBA Group

Need a few volunteers to assist with installing signage and helping Conservation close off a few illegal trails @ WBCA.

Bring a folding saw / pair of loppers, gloves and bug spray.

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Chapter

Cape Cod

Trail

Event Leader

Frank Merola
frank.merola@gmail.com

Cape Cod NEMBA Chapter Meeting

Date

5/4/21 6:00pm

Cape Cod NEMBA Chapter Meeting

CC NEMBA Will be having its monthly Zoom chapter meeting on May 4th at 6:00 PM
Time: May 4, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87660157964... 

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Passcode: NembaRules

Topics to idiscuss include:

Upcoming Rides & Events

New Trail to be installed in Maple Swamp Conservation area.

Members and non Members can attend.

Please bring your passion, idea's and suggestions to help our club grow and succeed!

 

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Chapter

Cape Cod

Event Leader

Frank Merola
frank.merola@gmail.com

Southeast MA

Plainville Conservation Land

154 Everett Skinner Rd
Plainville  Massachusetts  02762
United States
The address above is across the street from the Plainville Beagle Club. The second map shows an alternate parking area about 1000 yards south of there.

Easy

25%

Moderate

70%

Difficult

5%

Description

Plainville Conservation Land

The trails on these properties abut the Wrentham State Forest to the north.

There are multiple parking areas the best being the two on Everett Skinner Rd.

The best description of these trails is found on the Trailforks page.

Expansive trail network that stretches from Wrentham to North Attleborough, riders will have a great time discovering what Plainville has to offer. The riding area is a conglomerate of various smaller town conservation parcels, plus the southern tip of Wrentham State Forest. No motorized use is permitted on Plainville Conservation land ... however it is permitted on the powerlines that cut through this riding area.

With some TLC, Plainville Conservation has the potential of being one of the premier riding areas in SEMASS. The terrain is a fantastic and deep supply of intermediate riding, with some decent vert and old moto shaping thrown in. This is a "blue heaven" riding area, with more intermediate riding than most people will be able to handle in one day. There is almost no black riding to speak of, and the green riding is mostly limited to the powerline, connecting trails, and spur trails. The two concrete skinnies in the powerline section also are not to be missed. You can rack up a ton of fun miles in here, with a respectable amount of vert.

Speaking about the powerline section, it has some of the easiest and most fun powerline riding you'll find anymore, with fast riding on decent surfaces (by powerline standards).

The section of this riding area that lies east of Everett Skinner Rd. has a series of longer trails that run on top of a few different eskers. The climb up the sides of a couple of the eskers can be quite a challenge, but most of the riding in this part of the map is flowy and rarely interrupted by trail intersections.

Some of the trails in the riding area were developed by Eagle Scouts in the late 1970s. The site of an old cider mill is within the area, as are multiple camping sites.

This riding area is easily linked to other nearby areas, and can be part of an epic long day.

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Local Shops

Blackstone Bicycles

Union Cycle

SE MA NEMBA Saturday Afternoon Ride @ Wompatuck

Event Date

Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Sep 25 2021 .
3/26/21 1:30pm

SE MA NEMBA Saturday Wompatuck Afternoon Ride

These rides are intended for newer riders. Although anyone can attend.

They will consist of fun trails with some rocks and roots because that's what Wompy is.

Location Changes: Sometimes we'll ride atanother nearby park. Especially if the trails are muddy at Wompatuck.

Bring your helmet and a good working bike. If your bike has been in the barn all year check it over before you come.

Bring hydration it gets warm as the ride goes on.

I always plan for a 1.5 to two hour ride but that may change due to the desires of the riders.

It is never a race. It's intended to be fun for all. We will stop for breaks.

Covid-19 is still around. But I am not policing anyone. All I ask for is respect towards one another.

If you feel sick for any reason or feel weak, stay home.

I'm limiting this ride series to 10 people

To sign up email, call or text me  or 781-206-0877

I will respond with the time and the starting location.

Sign the 2021 NEMBA Annual Waiver ahead of time. But you only have to sign it once.

Let's Ride!

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State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice
Advanced-novice

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Wayne Strohm
781-206-0877

Cape Cod NEMBA Trail Build

Date

3/28/21 8:45am

Mashpee Woodlands Trail Build

Calling all trail-builders!

Mashpee River Woodlands is getting a new trail.

Meet 8:45 AM Sunday March 28 at the Kiosk on Mashpee Neck Rd:

https://www.google.com/.../data=!4m12!1m6!3m5...

Bring gloves, rakes, pruners & smiling work ethic. Coffee & donuts provided!

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p.s., be sure to sign your NEMBA trail care waiver. It’s good for the whole year! https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5ee3b647520b5/kiosk/

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Chapter

Cape Cod

Trail

Event Leader

Lev Malakhoff
capecod@gmail.com

Martha's Vineyard Trail Closures

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Martha’s Vineyard Trail Closures

 

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation is proposing to close “unauthorized” trails in the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest on Martha’s Vineyard.

 

Read this Vineyard Gazette article for more information.

 

If you ride on the Vineyard, or have an opinion on this, you can submit public comment on the proposed plan by 3/19.

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NEMBA supports the creation of authorized trails. Proper permission should always be sought before creating or maintaining a trail or trail system. NEMBA also recognizes the lack of a formal process in many locations and supports efforts to work with officials and land managers to create a path towards authorizing appropriate legacy trails and construction of new trails. We repeat, do not build trails without permission.  Read more about [node:title]

Southeast MA

Long Pond, Falmouth

432 Gifford St
Falmouth  Massachusetts  02540
United States
Best parking is at entrance to Goodwill Park on Gifford Street

Easy

70%

Moderate

30%

Difficult

10%

Description

At 585 acres Long Pond in Falmouth is the town's drinking water supply. As such the pond iteslf is not open to the public.

However there is a 3 1/2 mile access road circumnavigating the pond that's incredibly popular with hikers, runners, dog walkers and of course mountain bikers.

The route has some hills but is mostly an easy ride.

The trails to the east of the pond are the most mellow. With few elevation changes they mostly flat and suitable for families with you kids. 

Oddly, these trails seem to see the least use so are best for people wanting to get away from it all.

The trails on the north end of the property leading out to Brick Kiln Road have some good climbs and descents but are manageable for most riders.

The trails on the west side, black on the TrailForks map, are very challenging.

Grews Pond has a beach and additional parking.

The best description of Long Pond is on the 300 Committe Website.

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Local Shops

Corner Cycle

Buzzards Bay Bikes

Bikezone

Sea Sports

Aunt Betty's Bikes

Rideaway Adventures

Links to Relevant Resources

SEMASS Hale Afterburner Report

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Dear SEMASS NEMBA Members

I would like to thank everyone that attended this year’s virtual Afterburner and contributed to Hale’s programs for youths and teens. Feedback was very positive, and we plan to run similar events in the future. Your contributions generated over $1,500 for Hale’s educational and recreational opportunities! We are very proud that SE MASS NEMBA is a partner with Hale. If you have never been to Hale, it’s a fantastic place to ride for all levels of riders. If you missed the Afterburner you can still contribute on their website at https://hale1918.org/pay-it-forward/give/

Additionally, we would like to thank the Afterburner event sponsors of Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics, Koopman Lumber, Bikebarn Racing, and Castle Island Brewery.

  • Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics provided funding to SEMASS for recent bridge builds in Hale as well as the Afterburner event. They are a Diamond (Top 1%) Invisalign provider with offices in Marlborough, Newton Centre, Northborough, and the surrounding communities. Please consider Carvahlo & Roth for both youth and adult orthodontic needs. You will also find Dr. Roth on the trails around Hale frequently.
  • Koopman Lumber provided lumber for bridge builds in Hale at significant discounts to SEMASS. They are a local company that provides lumber and hardware to the public and trade with locations in Sharon, Hudson, Andover, Milford, Whitinsville, Uxbridge and North Grafton. Please consider Koopman for your next DIY project or bridge build.
  • Bikebarn racing helped SEMASS get the word out for our Afterburner event. They are a LBS in Whitman providing sales and service of bikes to a large contingent of riders. Don’t hesitate to drop in for anything from a flat tire to a Fat Bike or a new Santa Cruz Tallboy.
  • Castle Island Brewery provided the fuel the volunteers needed for the bridge builds and the event. Located in Norwood, MA just off Rt 1, they have fantastic brews and a progressive tap room. No contact can sales are available online or drop by when the tap room is open. Castle Island will be producing a SEMASS collaboration brew coming out in late January. Pre-sale will be available to current members before the public release. Watch for an email and don’t let your membership expire.

And again, we sincerely want to thank you. We know you have many places to ride and supporting our local parks is a huge tribute to the amazing community of mountain bikers in SEMASS. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Tom McKenna

Event Organizer

 

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