BV NEMBA Vietnam Trail Day
NEMBA Mountain Bike Adventure Series Ride – Lowell Tyngsboro Dracut SF
Merrimack Valley NEMBA returns with its annual fun ride at Lowell Tyngsboro Dracut State Forest
GET READY– SUNDAY, JUNE 12TH!
Location: Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest
Parking area at the north end of Trotting park Road coming from Varnum Ave. 358 Trotting Park Road, Lowell, MA
**Note** you are on a residential street when driving on Trotting Park Road. Please drive slow.
$10.00 - Member
$25 - Non-NEMBA Members
Youth under 18 ride for free with a registered adult.
(Day of Registration will be $25/member and $50/non-member)
Updates for 2022:
• Marked loops for everyone!
• Novice loop
• Intermediate loop
• Hero loop
• Kids loop
8:30 - 12:00 Registration / Check-In.
8:30 - 1:30 Self-Guided Marked Course Loops open.
4:00 Gate Closed and Locked. All vehicles must be out of the lot before then!!
GIVE A DAY! MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Park Sever Day 2022
We plan on getting some trail work done this year.
Many of the trails are starting to get over grown and need to be cut back.
Where: Meet at the Headquarters Building near the intersection of Westborough Rd and Southborough Rd (GPS address is 205 Westboro Rd)
Time: Registration and coffee 8:30-9:00 Working until noon time.
Bring hand tools such as pruners, hand saws or loppers. We also suggest sunscreen and insect repellent.
Dress for the weather with appropriate work shoes and gloves. Water will be provided.
Everyone is welcome. You don't have to be a NEMBA member to join in
You just have to want to make our trails better.
A liability waiver is required. Children under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult. Youth groups should contact us in advance so that we can send copies of the liability waiver to be filled out by parents.
Lunch: a pizza lunch will be provided for all volunteers that worked.
Although not necessary, it would be helpful to have you contact us to let us know if you plan on coming.
Questions you can contact DCR at 508-278-6486 or .
Contact: Suzanne at 508-380-2124 or so we can have a head count and plan accordingly.
Or, sign up ahead of time here. https://bstra.org/event/park-serve-day-upton-state-forest/
Join Kristin and friends for a bi-weekly mountain bike ride starting in June.
During our rides, we will be exploring the trails in Sherborn and the surrounding area.
Throughout the summer we will include opportunities to session skills, learn a bit about trail-side repairs and how to care for your bike off the trail, and meet other local riders!
To participate you will need a mountain bike in good working condition, a helmet (preferably one less than 5 years old), a light (just in case it gets dark at the end), water bottle or hydration pack, and a sense of humor and adventure.
Rides will be held every other Wednesday and are subject to change/cancellation due to weather, trail conditions, etc.
Organized in partnership with the New England Mountain Bike Association Blackstone Valley Chapter.
You don't have to be a member of NEMBA to attend.
BV NEMBA Goat Hill Ride
Let’s kick off the riding season!
Join BV NEMBA for our Spring Social Ride at Goat Hill in Northbridge, MA. Sunday April 10, 10:00am.
We’ll have 3 led group rides:
*Novice level Spring Starter
*Intermediate level Spring Stretcher
*Advanced level Spring Slaughter.
Bring your climbing legs! Or, cruise the canal path and Plummer’s Landing trail.
Parking will ( likely) be across the street at the Riverbend Visitors Center located at 287 Oak St. in Uxbridge.
We’ll be monitoring the weather and the mud situation, so check this Facebook page for any updates.
Be sure you've signed the 2022 waiver:
You don't have to be a NEMBA members to join us.
But you do have to bring your bike and a smile.
River Bend Farm Visitor's Center
Blackstone Valley NEMBA Winter Chapter Meeting
***Chapter leadership elections will be held at this meeting.***
Come hear about the latest about mountain biking in the Blackstone Valley and talk bikes.
Socializing at 6:00
Meeting starts at 6:30
Chapter will provide food.
If you'd like to discuss a particular topic, please contact Laura Zimmer or this Blackstone Valley NEMBA Facebook page so we can add it to the agenda.
Chapter Meeting Agenda
Call the Meeting to Order 6:30 PM
Approve last meetings minutes.
Approve last meetings treasurers report
Present and approve 2022 budget
Special Guest: Emily Thibodeau, NEMBA's New Operations Coordinator
Read slate of nominations for chapter leadership positions and vote.
Trail Work Updates
West Hill Dam
Mendon Town Forrest
Upton State Forest
Stirrup Brook Trail, Edmond Hill, Mount Pisgah Conservation Area
Trailforks Guru, Bruce Rioux
VLMC, Kevin Keenan
Ride Series Update and Call for Ride Leaders
New Business & Updates
You do not have to be a member of BV NEMBA to attend.
Updtes will be posted to this Facebook Page.
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Nobscot Hill, Framingham
Nobscot Hill is named for the high point in Middlesex County, located south of Route 20 in Framingham and Sudbury, with a wide variety of hiking and mountain bike trails. At the summit are various radio towers and a fire tower. Below the summit of Nobscot Hill is the Nobscot Scout Reservation (452 acres) which includes Tippling Rock, a popular viewing location. Surrounding the hill are other large parks and parcels of conservation land, including the Nobscot Conservation Land (118 acres), Callahan State Park (958 acres), the Sudbury Weisblatt Conservation Land, and Wittenborg Woods (83 acres), which are connected by various hiking trails, including the Bay Circuit Trail.
Nobscot Hill consists of intermediate level single track, with extended climbs to the peak and long flowy descents that lead riders back to the lower trails and ready to ascend for another lap. Nobscot Hill has a few main climbing trails that lead you to the peak via The Gobbler and Haswell’s. Some of the most popular descents are Noblett, Tenacious Pine, and Welcome Back Carter. Additionally, riders can descend BCT-DH which finishes near the Brimstone Lane parking location, where riders can extend their ride through the Ford’s Folly Loop to visit a historic site of Sudbury https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/fords-folly-water-dam
There are three main parking areas: Edgell Road in Framingham off Jethro Trail, Brimstone Lane in Sudbury, and Wayside Inn Rd in Sudbury. Brimstone Lane has the most parking and a hiking trail head, but no direct trail to the peak of Nobscot Hill so riders will typically have to climb Brimstone Lane to start. The parking lot on Edgell Road in Framingham is the most direct route to Mountain Bike Trails but has limited parking spaces. Additionally, a parking location on Wayside Inn Road allows indirect access to Nobscot via Wayside Trail.
Please Note: Mountain biking is NOT allowed on trails owned and maintained by the Nobscot Scout Reservation. Please refer to Trailforks for more information on Parking locations and trails allowed for mountain biking https://www.trailforks.com/region/nobscot-hill/
By Justin Schroth
Ride Headquarters Full Moon Ride
We're hosting the next Full Moon mixed terrain ride next Saturday, December 18.
The best mixed-terrain riding is found at night under the Full Moon and with December's moon falling on a Saturday, this one is longer than usual!
Bring your gravel or cyclocross bike to this ride. Details of the ride and best bike setup are on this Ride Page.
You don't have to be a NEMBA member to do this ride. But be sure you've signed NEMBA's 2021 Waiver.
Distance: ~24 miles, 3-3.5 hours total
Start time and location: 5:00pm, Ashland Center