Northeast MA


Event Date

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Sep 01 2022 .
5/5/22 5:30pm

Novice women’s ride series is a no drop, no pressure, fun ride!

Ride requires a good working bike capable of riding on hard packed dirt and a helmet.

Terrain includes fire roads and single track trails with roots and rocks.

Distance varies from 4 miles to 8 miles depending on the group and mix of terrain, estimate1.5 to two hour ride.

Bring hydration as it gets warms as the ride goes on.

Try to get there a bit early so that we can get the ride off by 5:30PM

Ride event will be posted on the NS NEMBA Facebook page, NSNEMBA app or contact Jayne O’Leary.

Please make sure that you've signed NEMBA's Annual Waiver before you attend your first ride.

You don't have to be a NEMBA member to join us..

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Ride Types

Ride Style


Ride Leader Name

Jayne O’Leary


Event Date

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Sep 01 2022 .
6/2/22 6:00pm

North Shore NEMBA will be hosting a weekly Thursday evening ride at Harold Parker State Forest.

HP has a wide variety of trails and these rides will, over time, explore most of them.

These will be no-drop rides but aimed at intermediate level riders.

The rides will start at 6:00 PM but try to be at the Jenkins Lot, 112 Jenkins Rd, Andover, by 5:45 so that we can get rolling on time.

Please make sure that you've signed NEMBA's Annual Waiver before you attend your first ride.

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Ride Level


Ride Style


Ride Leader Name

Bob Ganley


Event Date

Repeats every week every Wednesday 19 times .
5/2/22 5:30pm

This women’s ride series is geared toward intermediate riders who are comfortable mountain biking on single track trails.

There will be opportunities to stop and session sections of trail for encouragement of skill advancement.

It is a no drop ride with the pace set by the group.

Terrain, speed and distance are intermediate level

Distance varies, ride through to sunset

The rides will start at 5:30 PM, but try to be there by 5:15 so that we can get rolling on time.

Locations will be posted on the NS NEMBA Facebook page, NSNEMBA app, or contact Karen Whittier,

Please make sure that you've signed NEMBA's Annual Waiver before you attend your first ride.

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Ride Types

Ride Style


Ride Leader Name

Karen Whittier


Event Date

Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Aug 29 2022 .
5/2/22 6:00pm to 8/29/22 8:00pm

NS NEMBA Monday Willowdale Ride

This will be a fun, no-drop ride and will explore Willowdale's many trails.

The ride will start from 266 Linebrook Rd, Ipswich at 6:00 PM.

Please try to get there by 5:45 so that we can get the ride off on time.

Please make sure that you've signed NEMBA's Annual Waiver before you attend your first ride.

You do not have to be a member of NEMBA to attend.

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Ride Level


Ride Style


Ride Leader Name

Mark Ouellette

North Shore NEMBA Chapter Meeting


5/1/22 3:00pm

To kick off the spring riding season North Shore NEMBA will be gathering!

A chapter meeting will be held at Hopothecary Brewery in North Reading located at 303 Main Street in N. Reading.

Please join us for chapter updates, and to see how we can all plan for the future!

The short meeting will be followed with food and socializing!

The brewery is just down the road from Harold Parker so plan on joining the group rides prior to the meeting.

More information on that coming soon. Check this Facebook Page for updates. 

  Be sure you've signed NEMBA's 2022 Annual Waiver if you haven't already done so.

You do not have to be a member of NEMBA to attend.

  Can't make the ride, or it's raining, no problem!  You can still come to the meeting.

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North Shore


Event Leader

Frank Lane

Support An Office of Outdoor Recreation

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

NEMBA is joining the Appalachian Mountain Club in an effort to create an Outdoor Recreation Office

                   See AMC's note below.

State Senator Adam Hinds has introduced a budget amendment to create and staff an Office of Outdoor Recreation with a $200,000 allocation. And this week is the time to ask our Senators to co-sponsor and support this amendment.

Specifically, this is an amendment to the FY23 budget proposed by the Senate Ways and Means Committee. The Massachusetts Senate begins debate on the budget in one week, on May 24.

Attached is an updated fact sheet about the need and purpose of an Office of Outdoor Recreation, focused on this budget amendment.

Please take a moment contact your Senators this week and ask them to co-sponsor and support Amendment #94. Please email or call this week.  Phone calls are much more effective.

In your message, share why high quality recreation opportunities are important– for health, for our economy, our quality of life, and the reasons that matter most to you.

You can find your Senator’s contact information at

Spread the word, and if you have any questions or would like more information at this point, please don’t hesitate to be in touch.



Heather Clish    ">

Senior Director Conservation & Recreation Policy

Appalachian Mountain Club

     Here's more information.

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Support a Massachusetts Outdoor Recreation Office

Senate Budget Amendment #9



Senate Budget Amendment #94, led by Senator Adam Hinds, would establish an office focused on outdoor recreation within the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) to support, promote and market outdoor recreational activities available throughout the state. The office would stimulate economic development and improve the quality of life, health, and well-being of residents and visitors to the Commonwealth. Amendment #94 would allocate $200,000 to hire staff, create communications materials, and kick off the body of work described below.

Outdoor Recreation In Massachusetts

Outdoor recreation is a significant driver of the Massachusetts economy, with $10.5 billion annually in added value to the state’s GDP, directly supporting 114,000 jobs, and $5.5 billion in wages and salaries.[1] It’s a factor in healthy living in both urban and rural communities, and new residents and businesses are attracted to places with high quality outdoor recreation.

Across the state, Massachusetts has a wealth of year-round outdoor recreational opportunities that go hand-in-hand with our commitment to protecting and preserving natural resources and special places. Yet many residents and visitors do not know about the opportunities available to them nor the beautiful places they have yet to discover.

What is an Office of Outdoor Recreation?

With this amendment, Massachusetts would join 17 states, including New Hampshire and Maine, in establishing a statewide Office of Outdoor Recreation to collaborate with stakeholders from the travel, tourism and health industries as well as business leaders, public officials and non-profits focused on economic development and conservation to promote and improve outdoor recreation activities across the state and grow the Massachusetts recreation economy.

An Office of Outdoor Recreation would:

  • Assist EEA and its departments and programs in developing and updating long-term plans, regional initiatives, and priorities for improving public access to outdoor recreational activities to benefit people of all ages, abilities, and socioeconomic levels.
  • Collaborate with the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, Department of Public Health, and outdoor recreation and natural resource stakeholders to advance outdoor recreation opportunities, projects and programs.
  • Establish the outdoor recreation economy as an asset to the long-term growth of the state and help grow this segment of the state's economy.
  • Connect outdoor recreation programs to the general public, assist in developing outdoor recreation management strategies, and promote the health, social and economic benefits of outdoor recreation, with a focus on Environmental Justice Populations.
  • Report annually on the status of outdoor recreation in Massachusetts to assist in shaping future policies.

We hope you will please join the below endorsing organizations by supporting Senate Budget Amendment #94:



Organizations Endorsing an Act to Establish an Office of Outdoor Recreation



Adventure East

American Whitewater

Appalachian Mountain Club

Big City Mountaineers

Connecticut River Conservancy

East Coast Greenway Alliance

Environmental League of Massachusetts

Friends of the Blue Hills

Friends of the Mystic to Charles

Kestrel Land Trust

L.L. Bean

Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust

Mass Audubon

Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition

Massachusetts Environmental Education Society

Mass Central Rail Trail Coalition

Massachusetts Conservation Voters

Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition

Mass Rivers Alliance

New Balance

New England Mountain Bike Association

Outdoor Afro

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy


Rising Tide Associates

Seven Hills Wheelmen

The Nature Conservancy

The Trustees of Reservations

Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area


Western Massachusetts Climbers Coalition

WalkBike Springfield

Wareham Land Trust

Zoar Outdoor Adventure Resort



[1] U.S. Dept. of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis 2019 report. See

NS NEMBA Flow Trail Project

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Do you love a good flow trail?  Want to see one on the North Shore?  

North Shore NEMBA is evaluating the possibility of adding a flow trail to our network of trails.

We’re excited to kick off a Flow Trail project!  

We plan to meet monthly, the 3rd Monday of every month at 6:30pm. 

We’re forming a core committee of folks to tackle all that is involved in getting a trail planned, approved and built.

There will be many other opportunities to be involved too.  

Updates will be posted here and on the NS NEMBA Facebook page

Anyone interested in helping out or learning more are welcome to attend meetings.  

Please send email to   

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MV NEMBA Chapter Meeting & Ride


11/20/21 11:00am

The Merrimack Valley chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association fall chapter meeting.

The day will start with a ride at the Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest.

All levels welcome.

We will meet at the Wang School located at 365 W Meadow Road in Lowell.for a 11:00 AM roll out.

The ride will wrap up just after 1PM.

The meeting will start at 2PM sharp at the Navigation Brewery, located at 122 Western Ave in Lowell.

Food will be served.

You do not have to be a member of NEMBA to ride with us, or to come to the meeting.

   But everyone must sign NEMBA's Annual Waiver if they haven't already done so..


Please RSVP at So I can get a head count.

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Merrimack Valley


Event Leader

Barry Moore