Kids & Family

NEMBA Kids Ride

Event Date

5/7/16 10:00am to 11:30am
Come join GBNEMBA for our first in our Kids Ride Series happening during the Fells Kickoff day, which is a celebration of 29 years of advocacy to normalize access to singletrack in the Fells and help us raise money to improve trail conditions at the Fells. (http://www.nemba.org/events/kona-bicycles-mtb-adventure-ride-middlesex-f...). All kids 15 and under ride free with a registered parent or guardian. The Kids Ride starts at 10am. After the ride hang out for the festivities including lunch. The Kids Ride is a great way for kids and teens to build strong bodies, build confidence, have tons of fun and enjoy being outside! All Kids Rides are designed for children ages 6-15. Based on the skill levels of the participants, we typically break into two groups: one for kids who have more experience with riding, and a second group for beginners. All we ask is no training wheels. If you have any questions about the Kids Rides please contact Andrea Jones. NEMBA KIDS RIDE SERIES • May 7 - Middlesex Fells, Medford • June 12 - Beaver Brook North, Belmont • July 23 - 3rd Annual Ice-cream ride at Great Brook Farm, Carlisle • August 14 - LandLock Forest, Estabrook Elementary School, Lexington • September 11 - Kona MVNEMBA Ride at Great Brook Farm, Carlisle • September 18 - Cutler Park, Needham • October 1 - National Take a Kid Mountain Biking at Middlesex Fells, Medford • November 27 - Toys for Tots Ride at Middlesex Fells, Stoneham These rides allow children to have fun while enjoying the outdoors and getting some fitness. In addition to learning some biking skills, we teach respect for the parks, trails, and other trail users. The ride will be well staffed and every safety precaution will be observed. Parents are welcome on the ride but not required. Riders must have a serviceable bike, properly fitted helmet, and water for the ride. All riders must wear closed-toed shoes - no flip flops or sandals. Snacks will be provided!

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Midcoast Maine NEMBA - Youth Explorer Rides

Event Date

Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Aug 15 2016 .
6/13/16 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Come and Experience Nature’s Social Network!    CLICK HERE for a printable flyer that you can share.
The Youth Explorer Mountain Bike Program is a FUN summer activity.   Kids of all ages and experience levels enjoy group rides, basic riding instruction and an introduction to our local trail system.  Most sessions end up with a swim in Hosmer pond to cool off…and wash off the dirt.
  • Monday Nights 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
  • June 13, 2016 thru August 15th, 2016
  • Camden Snow Bowl (upper parking area)
  • Boys and Girls – All ages welcome
  • Bring your bike, helmet and a water bottle
  • NEMBA Membership is required – choose one of the options below:
    • Select Midcoast Maine Chapter
    • Student $20 (annual) – CLICK HERE
    • Individual membership $35 (annual) – CLICK HERE
    • Family membership $45 (annual) – CLICK HERE
  • Please get your membership before June 10, 2016 so we can plan ride leaders and volunteers.
Parents are welcome and encouraged to participate. This is a 100% volunteer run program designed to get kids & families out on the trails.   It’s a great way to introduce kids to the lifelong sport of mountain biking.
 
www.mcNEMBA.com
 

Location

Camden Snow Bowl

Chapter

State

Maine

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Morgan Laidlaw

FC NEMBA New Year Family Ride

Event Date

1/3/16 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Please check FC NEMBA Facebook page for any last minute updates! http://www.facebook.com/groups/153250044748995/ Air them out before they get stuffed back to school! Great for kids of all ages, beginners, shy spouses and all lovies.... Three riding options - rail-to-trail doozie good for striders, trailers and jogging strollers; super mellow woodsy romp, and junior mountain goat option. Meeting in Whitney Ave. lot of the Pequonnock River Valley State Park in Trumbull GPS 41.280503, -73.222863 Meeting noon, wheels rolling 12:30. Usual reqs: functioning bike, fitting helmet, hydration, snacks, temp-appropriate layered clothing.

Location

Trumbull Whitney Ave lot

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Monika Stokes
203-626-2101

GBNEMBA/DCR Toys for Tots Social Ride / Kid's Ride and Campfire Social

Event Date

11/29/15 10:00am to 2:00pm

Come join GBNEMBA and DCR at our annual Toys for Tots ride and campfire social on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at DCR's Botume House in Stoneham, MA. New this year in addition to our social ride we will lead a Kid's Ride. Both rides start at 10am. After the rides we will warm up around the campfire enjoying smores and hot beverages. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy suitable for ages 0-2 or 9-12. Please no weapon-like toys or toys with food. 4 Woodland Road, Stoneham, MA

Also, DCR is running a canned food drive - please feel free to bring something to contribute to this, too! Thanks! Read more about GBNEMBA/DCR Toys for Tots Social Ride / Kid's Ride and Campfire Social

Location

Middlesex Fells

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Novice
Advanced-novice

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Andrea Jones

FC NEMBA Sugar Burner Ride & Candy Swap

Event Date

11/1/15 11:00am to 3:00pm
Get the kids outside and lower their Red Dye 40 levels! Three ride levels - rail-to-trail doozie good for striders, trailers and jogging strollers; super mellow woodsy romp, and junior mountain goat option. Whitney Ave. lot. Candy swap 11, wheels down 11:30. Usual reqs: functioning bike, fitting helmet, hydration. https://www.facebook.com/events/1223993457630259/

Location

Trumbull/Pequonnock River Valley

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice
Advanced-novice

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Monika Stokes

FC NEMBA School is out, let's ride!! Family ride @ Farrington

Event Date

9/23/15 10:00am to 1:00pm
Join us for a low key, kid and beginner friendly ride for new, young and young-at-heart mountain bikers. This will be a no-drop, mellow pace ride with plenty of breaks. Please come a few minutes early, so we can get everyone geared up and comfy. A must: a bike with fat tires (2"+), helmet, closed shoes good for riding and hiking, plenty of water, snacks and bug spray. Any questions, please PM me. Info on Farrington: http://www.vizettes.com/fc-mtnbikingmaps/mtb/farringtons/index.htm Directions to Farrington: Exit 1 off 84, north onto Saw Mill, left (west) at the light onto Mill Plain Rd, and then take a quick right (north) into the first driveway. Look for '9 Ton' bridge sign. Follow dirt road straight back and park in the lot on your left. Sorry for Midwestern directions LOL

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice
Advanced-novice

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Monika Stokes

KIDS RIDE - Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Ride at Great Brook Farm SP

Event Date

9/13/15 10:15am to 11:30am
Come join MVNEMBA for a Kids’ Ride at the Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure Ride at Great Brook Farm SP on Sunday September 13th. Kids’ Rides are a great way for kids and teens to build strong bodies, build confidence, have tons of fun and enjoy being outside! The ride begins at 10:15 and will go between 2-3 miles depending on group. For more information about the day including directions, please visit http://www.nemba.org/events/kona-bicycles-mtb-adventure-ride-great-brook....

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice
Advanced-novice

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Barry Moore

FC NEMBA Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

Event Date

10/4/15 11:00am to 2:00pm
Join IMBA's 12th annual nationwide celebration of little shredders at Cranbury Park in Norwalk, brought to you by Fairfield County (FC) NEMBA. Grab your kids, grand-kids, your friends' and neighbors' kids, kids at heart, more the merrier. A must for all riders: functioning bike with fat tires (2"+), properly fitting helmet, closed shoes good for riding and hiking. Bike handling skills clinic, rules of the trails, fix a flat, group rides and more. Mark your calendar and let us know on FB that you are coming, so we have the appropriate amount of FUN available... https://www.facebook.com/events/1560130927591351/

Location

Cranbury Park, Grumman Avenue, Norwalk CT

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice
Advanced-novice
Intermediate

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Monika Stokes
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FC NEMBA Family & Beginner Ride

Event Date

8/2/15 10:00am to 1:00pm
Join us for a spontaneous low key, kid and beginner friendly ride, specifically for new, young and young-at-heart mountain bikers. This will be a no-drop, mellow pace ride with plenty of breaks. Will split group if needed. Please come a few minutes early, so we can get everyone geared up and comfy for an awesome adventure. Meeting in the statues lot off Sunset Hill A must: a bike with fat tires (2"+), helmet, closed shoes good for riding and hiking, plenty of water, snacks and bug spray.

Location

Huntington State Park

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice
Advanced-novice

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Monika Stokes

NW CT NEMBA July Makeup Kids/Family MTB Ride

Event Date

8/9/15 10:00am
Our July Kids/Family MTB ride was rained out, so we'll try a make-up in August. We'll be riding from Sessions Woods WMA in Burlington CT. Meet at 10am and we'll get rolling as soon as everyone is ready. Please respond if you're planning on coming so we know to wait for everyone. Participants should be able to ride a bike without training wheels, and, as always, everyone must wear a helmet. The pace will be slow, with plenty of stops for re-hydration and snacks. We'll ride 1-4 miles or so, depending on the group. The goal is to introduce children to the fun of riding bikes in the woods. No one will be left behind and we'll do our best to make sure that everyone has a good time! You do not have to be a NEMBA member to join the ride. Click here for directions: Sessions Woods WMA Please check back here, our Facebook event page, or via email (contact@nwctnemba.org) for updates on the ride location, or any changes to the time or date. Facebook event page

Chapter

State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Beginner

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Brian Vibert

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