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
This trail was developed by the Kearsarge Area Trail Association in conjunction with the Town of Bradford. The goal was to build a multi-use trail on the unused property behind the Bradford Area Community Center (BACC). With more trails are planned, the newly built trail is mostly single-track-width and incorporates a number of features found on the property. The property spans a relatively flat area of Bradford and the trail was cut in a manner that allows a rider to maintain a relatively constant speed along the entire ride. Several bridges were required to span wet areas and the trail builders retained some of the “unique” items the property collected over the years (see if you can find the cast iron skillet, old Ford hubcap, and the metal hoop from a wooden barrel.)
From the parking lot of the BACC, head straight to the back of the lot to access the trail. About fifty yards in, the trail makes a “T”. From here take a right and ride past the old foundation (keep it on your left) to find the entrance to the Ridge Line section of the trail in front of you. This runs through the woods on the east side of the property and then heads downhill at the back of the property (keeping the stone wall on your right.) At the bottom of the Back Wall section of the trail, you will ride across a bridge, up a short/steep section and then back out into the field. Take the next right down a double-track section and look for the new single-track on your left (after the big tree.) This section winds around itself a bit and then comes back out at the old foundation. Take a quick right to go back into the woods, eventually crossing the double-track section and winding your way to the Hidden Pond section (note both a beaver lodge and a Great Blue Heron nest in the pond). As you leave the pond behind you, you will head back to the main double-track that returns you to the BACC. The BACC loop was designed to be ridden counter-clockwise but works in either direction. Have fun!
11/2/19 (All day)
Saturday, November 2nd. 8:00 AM.
We are going to reclaim the trails off the top of Hyland Hill, from the fire tower down to the existing network.
These are some fun trails, very much a descent (once you get to the fire tower...). Old school tech, cool terrain, and when paired with Stearns Rd can make for a pretty big ride from SWF or FN.
We’ll meet at 8am on Hurricane Rd where the road to the fire tower starts. We’ve got a leaf blower. We’ll need one chainsaw, and a crew with some loppers and hand saws.
This is a good opportunity for you you learn some “new to you trails”. You’ll be surprised at the net win there...
Near 681-707 Hurricane Rd, Keene, NH 03431
Come join SNH NEMBA for our Family Fun Ride at Mine Falls Park in Nashua, NH on Saturday 9/28 (rain date Sunday 9/29)
- Free event
- Multiple lead rides each hour (routes will not be marked)
- All ages & skill levels welcome
- Snacks and drinks after each ride
- Helmets required for all riders
- Minors must ride with a parent
- Online waiver must be signed for all participants
The routes are:
1) Very Easy 1-Mile Loop: half paved, half dirt double track, very flat, appropriate for all skill levels and ages, striders, strollers and walking welcome.
2) Easy 2-Mile Loop: all dirt double track, mostly flat
young kids and older, riders should know how to use bike brake to slow down. There is one slight hill and a downhill.
3) Novice 6-Mile Loop: Mix of double & single track, a few climbs, roots and rocks older kids and adults, mountain bike required. (Water stop mid route provided by SNH NEMBA)
All participants are required to sign an online waiver. Save time by filling it out before the event at the following link:
Hope to see you all there!! Read more about SNH NEMBA Family Fun Ride at Mine Falls Park
Kids/Family Rides -
Friday, July 26th @ 6PM
Friday, August 2nd @ 6PM
We'll meet at Stonewall Farm.
We will try to split into appropriate groups and ride a combination of the single track and wagon roads at the farm, the rail trail, and some other nearby stuff just off the rail trail.
If there is an interest we can also work on specific skills to help people get more comfortable on their bike.
I also need adults to help with rides. The kids split into groups based on ability. Typically 3 groups roll out. This isn't a free baby sitting service. Parents are encouraged to attend and ride, but we also need experienced riders who know the trails and can even help with advice for the riders. Let me know if you can help out.
Please sign the annual waiver for you and your children.
https://www.smartwaiver.com/splash/17029/ Read more about BK NEMBA Kids/Family/Beginner Rides
Family/Kids/Beginner Ride - Friday, August 16th at 6PM Meet at Stonewall Farm.
We'll split up based on ability and interest. We be riding wagon roads, rail trail, some easier woods roads and trails, and single track.
There will be freeze pops.
Parents/adults encouraged to attend and help.
This is likely the last Friday night ride. Once school and soccer start I'll see what I can do to continue. Likely a Sunday afternoon ride though the fall. We'll see.
Sign the waiver if you haven't already. https://www.smartwaiver.com/splash/17029/
And if you haven't, join NEMBA at nemba.org/join
SIgn NEMBA's annual Ride Waiver for you and your kids ahead of time if you haven't already done so.
In case anyone has interest, I've decided to hold a Strong Novice Field Trip ride this Saturday 6/8/2019 at Bear Brook State Park. We will be meeting in the Hiker/Biker Parking Lot and rolling out at 2pm ET.
**Note - Changed the start time of the ride to 2pm ET due to an off-road motorcycle event happening at Bear Brook on Saturday. Hopefully you can still make it at that time. We will be sure to be back to the HB Lot by 4:15-4:30pm at the latest for those that need to plan for any time constraints.
We'll ride approximately 8-10 miles at our usual Strong Novice "B" group pace. This will be a no drop ride and we'll take as many breaks as necessary for the group (including for the leader :) )
Be sure to bring money for parking (I believe it's $4).
The Hiker/Biker lot is located on Podunk Rd. The turn from Deerfield Rd onto Podunk Rd is next to a small cemetery and is easy to miss. Once you are on Podunk Rd, stop at the toll booth to pay, then go past the booth and the hiker-biker lot entrance is on the right and across from some park service buildings.
And if you haven't signed the online waiver yet this year, please do so before you arrive: NEMBA SmartWaiver Read more about SNH NEMBA Coed Strong Novice Field Trip Ride - Bear Brook
This ride is one of many different skill level rides being offered by SNH NEMBA on the morning of June 9th before we all head up to the Backyard Brewery for the continuation of our season kickoff and some Full Send IPA.
More details here:
**Important note** The 2pm event at Backyard Brewery is rain or shine. The rides on the morning of June 9th are weather/trail condition permitting.
Coed Advanced Ride - Grater Woods - start time 11am ET starting at the Merrimack Middle School led by Matt Caron
Reminder, we are now utilizing online waivers. If you haven't yet signed one and you're planning on riding with us this year, please pre-sign before you arrive at: http://www.nemba.org/
**Stay tuned to the SNH NEMBA Facebook Group for any updates/cancellations.** Read more about SNH NEMBA Season Kickoff Coed Advanced Grater Woods Ride