8/17/14 9:00am to 1:00pm
Bear Brook State Park
8/17/14 9:00am to 1:00pm
Bear Brook State Park
trail event is cancelled while State reviews all trail usage
we will be hosting a intermediate ride instead at the toll booth parking lot 9am
We will be working on clearing the trails that were damaged by the most recent logging over the winter. Meet at 8:45 at the toll booth on Deerfield Road. We will be working at the bottom of Sentinel Pine. If we have enough people and time, we will then head over to clean up Hemlock. If you have a chainsaw and feel comfortable using it, please bring it along. Otherwise I'll plan on having the tool trailer at the site with all the tools we will need. I think it will still be too wet to ride at that point, so it's just a work day this time. Any questions, call Kathy 603-724-7187. Pass this along to anyone that might be interested. Hope to see you there! Read more about SNH NEMBA -Bear Brook Trail Care CANCELED
Bear Brook state park Alanstown, NH
Kathy Evans Park steward
5/15/14 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Regular chapter meeting. If conditions allow we'll ride before the meeting. Read more about BK-NEMBA Chapter Meeting
Stonewall Farm - Keene
Mike Davern, BK-NEMBA Secretary
The crew in Windham continues to do amazing work at the Clyde Pond area. I don’t even want to try to name or count the new trails because by the time you read this, the list would almost certainly be obsolete.
Ted and Karen Korza have placed their own personal stamp on a couple of new trails.
There are least ten miles of singletrack trails, ranging from rolling, flowy stuff to technical, rocky trails.
There are features peppered throughout the venue. If you haven’t visited, it’s definitely worth the trip to check out these trails.
The Keene Bike Park is a joint project of Brattleboro-Keene NEMBA and the City of Keene, to build a fun, family-oriented park where people of all ages can learn, play, and enjoy bike-related activities.
It's located the City's Wheelock Park
In 2020 the Brattleboro-Keene Chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association (BK-NEMBA) will be designing, building, and donating a bike park to the City of Keene. This bike park will provide a safe, fun, and challenging place for bike riders of all ages to learn and develop their mountain biking skills.
The park will enhance an already vibrant mountain biking scene and serve as a destination for riders throughout New England. It will become a benefit for the City to attract new businesses, and for businesses when recruiting new employees.
Visit this FAQ Page to learn more.
The Bike Park will consist of a two pump tracks. One for beginner/intermediate riders and a second for Intermediate/advanced riders.
There will also be a cross country trail.
The City of Keene is noted for its trail opportunities.
The Keene Bike Park is intended to be a family oriented area, perfect for introducing peopleto mountain biking.
Grand Opening August 2020
The start feature is complete, the big jumps are finished, and the park is completely open!
The popularity of the park has been amazing. You can find people riding almost any time of the day. Young kids, teens, and adults are all out there having a great time together. The camaraderie, mentorship, and cooperation between al the park users continues to impress. Thank you so much to all of you for helping to make this fantastic park a reality!
Because of the current Covid-19 situation we aren't holding a big grand opening event this season. Hopefully we'll be able to do one in the spring when the park reopens.
But on Friday October 2nd at 4PM we will be doing a ribbon cutting with the Mayor of Keene. Stop by if you'd like. There is lots of open, outdoor space.
Northwoods Meadows State Park has a variety of trails ranging from very easy to quite hilly. None of the trails are particulary difficult which makes Northwoods Meadows a good place for family rides and, or newer riders.
The park's 675 acres includes the abutting Guptill-Lamprey Pasture Conservation Area which is not owned by the State. But the boundaries are not defined and most people just refer to the area as Northwoods Meadows.
During the summer season there are day use fees and open comfort stations. Off season there's no charge. Read more about Northwoods Meadows State Park, Northwood
Thursday, April 9, 2020
NEMBA recommends that all chapters and individuals follow the active public health practices that are set by your local and state public health organizations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re all in this together until the end of the COVID-19 emergency.
All NEMBA rides and events are suspended until state and local public health guidelines indicate resumption of activities are safe.
NEMBA Chapters can and should take advantage of virtual meeting technologies to promote connections in the mountain bike community and maintain basic chapter communications and planning.
We encourage all mountain bikers to heed state and local public health guidelines if you choose to get out and ride.
*If you must ride alone, please take extra caution for yourself! Take a charged phone and let family/friends know your expected route and time of return.
We are part of a much larger community of people seeking comfort through outdoor recreation right now – we need to do everything we can to make it safe and responsible for all trail users.
This is also a very visible time to demonstrate that mountain bikers are positive, compatible, and integral members of our trail communities. We are all ambassadors – every one of us.
3/17/2020: As of today, NEMBA is recommending that all NEMBA chapters place a hold on all organized in-person meetings, events, and rides until at least April 15th, 2020. We believe this is prudent in light of the overall guidance coming out of local, state, and federal public health organizations to greatly limit groups and minimize contact between individuals. Chapter, or other meetings, that can be conducted via conference call or video conference should absolutely continue. We will re-evaluate this guidance as we get closer to April 15th. Thank you all for doing your part to help slow down transmission of COVID-19!
Given the recent developments with the Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), NEMBA’s Executive Board is concerned about the potential health impacts for our membership and the wider community. In an effort to do our part to help mitigate the spread of the virus, our chapters are urged to follow all local, state and federal government public-health guidelines regarding actions that can be taken to staunch the transmission of COVID-19. While not exhaustive, some preventative actions to protect yourself and others include:
· Being vigilant about hygiene: wash your hands often and thoroughly; follow the CDC guidelines.
· Practice social distancing: keep space between you and others.
· Stay at home if you are sick.
· Cover your coughs and sneezes. If you use a tissue, immediately throw the tissue in the trash.
· Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose with unwashed hands.
· Clean frequently touched surfaces regularly.
Please keep apprised of changes during this rapidly evolving situation. Good information can be found at the CDC and WHO sites:
Many municipalities have, or are, enacting restrictions on large gatherings. Chapters should follow these guidelines and make preparations to hold events like chapter meetings via conference call or postpone if necessary. These guidelines should also be followed when considering organizing a group ride. While participation in mountain biking on the trails generally imparts a natural separation of greater than the recommended 6’ distance; we must recognize that there are opportunities for closer contact during check-in, stoppages and pre-post ride social interactions. Everyone should be vigilant on the trails to protect yourself and others. NEMBA is monitoring the public-health guidance and we will make appropriate recommendations regarding regionally organized events. We will communicate any changes to the regional calendar as the situation warrants. We urge everyone to take the needed precautions to protect yourself, your fellow riders and the community at large. Read more about NEMBA COVID-19 Statement
3/7/20 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Social hour with cash bar at 6:00pm, film will start promptly at 7:00pm.
The price of admission includes a prize drawing ticket. We've got some great prizes lined up and are working on more!
Wheel on over to the 11th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival this Spring: it’s a celebration of travel and human-powered adventure on wheels, and it is the only event of its type in the world. Proceeds from the event benefit the Adventure Cycling Association, BK-NEMBA, and the Keene Bike Park.
ABOUT THE FILMS
For the first time, we’ll highlight two unique African journeys: one in West Africa and the other a mountain bike trek to Mt. Kilimanjaro, the roof of Africa! We’ll also showcase journeys closer to home, from a group ride to Alaska to the rolling Iowa summer party known as RAGBRAI. We’ll also be sharing the little-known story of the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps, an African-American regiment of “Buffalo Soldiers” who rode from Montana to St. Louis in the summer of 1897. There is truly something for everyone at this year’s festival, and you don’t need to be a cyclist to enjoy these tales of adventure! Ciclismo Classico, the longtime pioneer in creative bicycle vacations, is proud to present this one-of-a-kind event.
The ONLY film festival in the USA that focuses specifically on bicycle travel!
We believe that adventure is for everyone: you don’t have to be a cyclist to enjoy these journeys featuring people young and old, in the USA and abroad!
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Festival’s mission is to inspire attendees to explore by bicycle. Whether across the globe or a few towns away, there’s nothing that recharges and expands horizons like bicycle travel. The Festival will increase awareness and appreciation for bicycle travel by showcasing independent films that depict the adventure, humor, and growth inherent in two-wheeled journeys. We seek films that portray a broad range of experiences – destinations ranging from small African villages to a campground 30 miles from home; solo travel or a family reunion on bicycles; an organized tour from inn to inn or a shoestring jaunt with tent and sleeping bag.
The Festival is a production of Ciclismo Classico, a community-minded Arlington company that has been a leader in active bicycle vacations since 1989. Ciclismo Classico C.E.B. (Chief Executive Biker) Lauren Hefferon says, “Since our start over 30 years ago, we’ve always been very involved with the local community. From our annual holiday ‘Jingle Ride’ to the Bike Travel Film Festival, we welcome the opportunity to promote active lifestyles and get people dreaming about their next adventure.” Through the proceeds from these events, Ciclismo Classico has donated thousands of dollars to a variety of bicycle and other local charities.
For more about The 11th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival, additional locations around New England and the USA and to view the festival’s homepage https://ciclismoclassico.com/community/events/film-festival/
FESTIVAL MISSION STATEMENT
The Festival’s mission is to inspire attendees to explore by bicycle. Whether across the globe or a few towns away, nothing recharges and expands horizons like bicycle travel. The Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival is the ONLY film festival in the USA that focuses specifically on bicycle travel. The Festival commits itself to sharing a diverse array of journeys: adventure is for everyone.
ABOUT CICLISMO CLASSICO
The Ciclismo Classico mission is to offer high-quality, educational, and dreamy itineraries that celebrate the diversity of native peoples and their landscapes. By combining legendary service and rare cultural experiences, the Ciclismo Classico philosophy continues to energize and transform each and every guest.
As a specialized "boutique" tour operator since 1988, Ciclismo Classico provides the most authentic, unique and exciting vacations in the adventure travel industry. Their well-crafted educational trips in Italy, France, Spain, Austria, and New England are active immersions into local art, language, music and delicious cuisine. www.ciclismoclassico.com
Stonewall Farm 242 Chesterfield Road Keene, NH 03431
Join us this Saturday for an easy roll through Yudicky. It looks like fatbikes might even be optional with the recent snow melt!
Did you get a brand new fatty and might be a little nervous riding in the snow for the first time? Or maybe you feel like a good old fashioned Saturday Slowcial? Join us! I know this is kinda last minute, so I'll try to host a few more of these over the winter. Time and location may vary.
Info for this week's ride:
This week we will be riding Yudicky Park and we'll be meeting in the large parking lot just after the ball fields. Be on the lookout for a blue Ford Explorer suv as we'll meet there for a pre-ride discussion. A helmet is required (no exceptions). Feel free to email me if you have any questions.
Directions from NEMBA website:
Go to the intersection of Gregg Rd and Groton Rd (Main Dunstable Rd) in Nasuha NH
From the South, take Exit 5 West off of Route 3 in Nashua, turn left at the first set of lights and continue onto Main-Dunstable Road (111A). Follow the rest of directions below.
From the North, take Exit 5 West off of Route 3 in Nashua. Go straight at the light at the end of the ramp onto Main-Dunstable Road (111A). Drive about 4 miles, at the intersection of Gregg Rd and Groton Rd (Main Dunstable Rd) Turn right on to the paved road on the right of the ball field. Park in the large parking lot on the left just after the ball fields.
Time: 9am ET
Location: Yudick Park
Save time by signing NEMBA's Annual Waiver ahead of time. Read more about SNH NEMBA - FROSTY FATURDAY NOVICE RIDE - SKINNY EDITION
10/4/20 (All day)
On Sunday October 4th BK NEMBA will be hosting a Kona Mountain Bike Adventure Series ride on the awesome trail network of Drummer Hill.
The ride will start at nearby Wheelock Park, located at 95 Park Ave, Keene NH
Plans are still developing but there will be arrowed rides for all levels of riders, guided rides, a small expo area and possibly a food truck.
Cost: NEMBA members $10. Non-members $25. But, anyone who joins or renews their NEMBA membership at the event rides for free.
Kids are also free when acompanied by an adult.
Money generated at this event will be ploughed back into our local trails. So plan to join us on a great ride and know that you'll be helping to make the trails better too.
Check back as we get closer to the event for updates.
Look here for the entire 2020 MTB Adventure Series. Read more about Kona MTB Adventure Ride in Keene NH