Southern 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.

Fairfield County NEMBA Winter Social - Where the Trail Ends Movie

Date

3/16/14 5:00pm to 11:00pm

FC NEMBA Annual Winter Social - March 16th Doors open at 4pm for socializing & movie starts at 5:30@ Ridgefield Playhouse
$15 in Advance / $20 at the Door. Includes venue access, cupcakes, soda & beer, fun and the Fairfield County premiere of Where the Trail Ends provided free by Red Bull Media house.

... details to come on advance purchase

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZUsc1ewgUQ
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Location

The Ridgefield Playhouse

Chapter

Central CT Fairfield County

Event Leader

Ryan Tucker
rrtucker@gmail.com

HV NEMBA Family Ride @ Rockhouse

Event Date

8/31/19 10:00am

HV NEMBA Family Ride Series

Housatonic Valley NEMBA is proud to announce another in its series of Family Friendly rides.

These rides are intended ot be fun for the whole family with the emphasis being on getting kids out on the trails for an enjoyable day in the woods.

They are no-drop rides, sometimes with some skills practice thrown in, where the goal is to finish the ride with more smiles than miles.

Bring: A geared bike, helmet, gloves, snacks & water. And maybe some bug spray.

Start: The rides will start at 10:00 AM.  Please try to get there early so that we can do a kid's bike safety check and get the ride off on time.

This ride will be at George Waldo State Park. It will start at the cul-de-sac at  the end of Perkins Rd, the nearest cross road is Moose Hill Rd.

If you haven't already, sign NEMBA's once-a-year Ride Waiver ahead of time.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 31st.

    For more information, contact me, Matt Tullo @ mattandmarytullo@gmail.com Read more about HV NEMBA Family Ride @ Rockhouse

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State

Connecticut

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Matt Tullo

HV NEMBA Family Ride @ Waldo SP

Event Date

Repeats every week 2 times except Sat Jun 29 2019, Sat Jul 06 2019, Sat Jul 13 2019, Sat Jul 20 2019.
6/22/19 (All day)

HV NEMBA Family Ride Series

Housatonic Valley NEMBA is proud to announce another in its series of Family Friendly rides.

These rides are intended ot be fun for the whole family with the emphasis being on getting kids out on the trails for an enjoyable day in the woods.

They are no-drop rides, sometimes with some skills practice thrown in, where the goal is to finish the ride with more smiles than miles.

Bring: A geared bike, helmet, gloves, snacks & water. And maybe some bug spray.

Start: The rides will start at 10:00 AM.  Please try to get there early so that we can do a kid's bike safety check and get the ride off on time.

The ride will start on Purchase Brook Road, in Southbury, look for the George Waldo State Park sign. 

If you haven't already, sign NEMBA's once-a-year Ride Waiver ahead of time.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 6/22 & 7/29.

    For more information, contact me, Matt Tullo @ mattandmarytullo@gmail.com

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Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Matt Tullo

FC NEMBA Mianus Love your Trails on National Trails Day

Date

6/1/19 8:45am to 3:00pm

Please join us at Mianus River Park for a hands on celebration of National Trails Day!
Park at Red Barn.
Family friendly event and all levels bike ride after.
Bring sturdy shoes, work gloves, bug spray, snacks and water.
FC NEMBA supplies tools.
We will fix up trails, have lunch (provided), and then go for a chill ride.

Thank you! Read more about FC NEMBA Mianus Love your Trails on National Trails Day

Chapter

Fairfield County

Trail

FC NEMBA Mianus Trail Work Day

Date

5/18/19 8:45am to 12:45pm

Please join us at Mianus River Park for much needed trail maintenance! Park at Red Barn. Bring sturdy shoes, work gloves, bug spray, snacks and water. FC NEMBA supplies tools. Let's get them trails ready for a new riding season!

Pizza will be served after.

Thank you for giving back!

Please check our Facebook page in the morning for any last minute updates at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fcnemba Read more about FC NEMBA Mianus Trail Work Day

Location

Mianus River Park

Chapter

Fairfield County

Trail

Event Leader

Dave Francefort
fcnemba@gmail.com

SE CT NEMBA Tour de Lyme Trail Care Day

Date

5/11/19 9:00am to 12:00pm

Southeastern CT NEMBA Tour de Lyme Trail Day

SE CT NEMBA will help Lyme Land Trust fine tune and leaf blow the Tour de Lyme course trails on Saturday 5/11.

Meet up at Mt. Archer Preserve main lot at 100 Mt Archer Rd and we will split volunteers into work parties.

Depending on turnout some groups may drive to Nehantic State Forest locations.

Bring some work gloves, we will provide our some tools and the Chapter leaf blower.

If you have a leaf blower please bring it along, we are hoping to have two chain saw teams and a few supporting leaf blowers.

Save time by signing NEMBA's once-a=year Trail Care Waiver ahead of time. Read more about SE CT NEMBA Tour de Lyme Trail Care Day

Chapter

Southeastern CT NEMBA

Event Leader

Kim Bradley
nembasect@gmail.com

HV NEMBA All Level Ride & Chapter Meeting

Date

5/28/19 (All day)

Housatonic Valley NEMBA Chapter Ride & Meeting

Ride is at Shelton Lakes ride wheels rolling at 5:30 pm or if you will be later, message and we'll figure out where to meet you along the ride.

We'll meet at the Dog Park.  (See map below.)

Mixed surfaces, and depending on group, some may do more single track than others. Lots of options!

Our meeting will be at BAD SONS located at 251 Roosevelt Dr in Derby at 7:30 pm. We'll sit outside for the meeting.

Best to order out food on your way, 203-308-2654.

We may have some pizza since we have a volunteer picking some up, but bring a few bucks to contribute to food and/or bring an appetizer to share.

You do not have to be a member of NEMBA to attend this ride or meeting.

Note: You can save time by siginig NEMBA's once-a-year Ride Waiver ahead of time.

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Chapter

Housatonic Valley NEMBA

Event Leader

Paula Burton
peburton1@gmail.com

Upper Gussy Trail Rebuild

Date

5/26/19 (All day)

Upper Gussy Trail Re-Build

 

Now that the DEEP is finished logging the southern quarter of the forest it's time to rebuild the trail, and who knows maybe make it better.

We'll be meeting at the Echo Valley Parking lot at 8:00 AM and will be done by noon.

Wear sturdy boots, bring gloves, bug repellant, and water.

You don't not have to be a member of NEMBA to take part.  You just have to want to make Gussy's trails better.

You can save time by signing NEMBA's once-a-year Trail Care Waiver in advance.

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Chapter

Housatonic Valley NEMBA

Trail

Event Leader

Mark Lurie
eatsleepfish@gmail.com

SE CT NEMBA Ladies Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Thursday 20 times .
4/25/19 (All day)

Southeastern CT NEMBA Ladies Ride Series

SE CT NEMBA will be hosting ladies Ride Series on Thursday evenings at varying location around our region.

These rides will be fun events aimed at getting women out on the trails together.

The rides will start at 5:30 PM. Please try to get there before then so that we can get the rides off on time.

They will be no pressure no-drop fun rides.

For more details like the location of this week's ride or any questions, contact me, Jessica @ drjsandersen@yahoo.com

Note:  You can save time by signing NEMBA's once-a-year Annual Ride Waiver ahead of time. Read more about SE CT NEMBA Ladies Ride

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Jessica Heuschele

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