Southeast MA

Cape Cod NEMBA Trail Build

Date

3/28/21 8:45am

Mashpee Woodlands Trail Build

Calling all trail-builders!

Mashpee River Woodlands is getting a new trail.

Meet 8:45 AM Sunday March 28 at the Kiosk on Mashpee Neck Rd:

https://www.google.com/.../data=!4m12!1m6!3m5...

Bring gloves, rakes, pruners & smiling work ethic. Coffee & donuts provided!

=Lev

p.s., be sure to sign your NEMBA trail care waiver. It’s good for the whole year! https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5ee3b647520b5/kiosk/

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Cape Cod

Trail

Event Leader

Lev Malakhoff
capecod@gmail.com

Martha's Vineyard Trail Closures

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Martha’s Vineyard Trail Closures

 

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation is proposing to close “unauthorized” trails in the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest on Martha’s Vineyard.

 

Read this Vineyard Gazette article for more information.

 

If you ride on the Vineyard, or have an opinion on this, you can submit public comment on the proposed plan by 3/19.

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NEMBA supports the creation of authorized trails. Proper permission should always be sought before creating or maintaining a trail or trail system. NEMBA also recognizes the lack of a formal process in many locations and supports efforts to work with officials and land managers to create a path towards authorizing appropriate legacy trails and construction of new trails. We repeat, do not build trails without permission.  Read more about [node:title]

Southeast MA

Long Pond, Falmouth

432 Gifford St
Falmouth  Massachusetts  02540
United States
Best parking is at entrance to Goodwill Park on Gifford Street

Easy

70%

Moderate

30%

Difficult

10%

Description

At 585 acres Long Pond in Falmouth is the town's drinking water supply. As such the pond iteslf is not open to the public.

However there is a 3 1/2 mile access road circumnavigating the pond that's incredibly popular with hikers, runners, dog walkers and of course mountain bikers.

The route has some hills but is mostly an easy ride.

The trails to the east of the pond are the most mellow. With few elevation changes they mostly flat and suitable for families with you kids. 

Oddly, these trails seem to see the least use so are best for people wanting to get away from it all.

The trails on the north end of the property leading out to Brick Kiln Road have some good climbs and descents but are manageable for most riders.

The trails on the west side, black on the TrailForks map, are very challenging.

Grews Pond has a beach and additional parking.

The best description of Long Pond is on the 300 Committe Website.

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Local Shops

Corner Cycle

Buzzards Bay Bikes

Bikezone

Sea Sports

Aunt Betty's Bikes

Rideaway Adventures

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SEMASS Hale Afterburner Report

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Dear SEMASS NEMBA Members

I would like to thank everyone that attended this year’s virtual Afterburner and contributed to Hale’s programs for youths and teens. Feedback was very positive, and we plan to run similar events in the future. Your contributions generated over $1,500 for Hale’s educational and recreational opportunities! We are very proud that SE MASS NEMBA is a partner with Hale. If you have never been to Hale, it’s a fantastic place to ride for all levels of riders. If you missed the Afterburner you can still contribute on their website at https://hale1918.org/pay-it-forward/give/

Additionally, we would like to thank the Afterburner event sponsors of Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics, Koopman Lumber, Bikebarn Racing, and Castle Island Brewery.

  • Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics provided funding to SEMASS for recent bridge builds in Hale as well as the Afterburner event. They are a Diamond (Top 1%) Invisalign provider with offices in Marlborough, Newton Centre, Northborough, and the surrounding communities. Please consider Carvahlo & Roth for both youth and adult orthodontic needs. You will also find Dr. Roth on the trails around Hale frequently.
  • Koopman Lumber provided lumber for bridge builds in Hale at significant discounts to SEMASS. They are a local company that provides lumber and hardware to the public and trade with locations in Sharon, Hudson, Andover, Milford, Whitinsville, Uxbridge and North Grafton. Please consider Koopman for your next DIY project or bridge build.
  • Bikebarn racing helped SEMASS get the word out for our Afterburner event. They are a LBS in Whitman providing sales and service of bikes to a large contingent of riders. Don’t hesitate to drop in for anything from a flat tire to a Fat Bike or a new Santa Cruz Tallboy.
  • Castle Island Brewery provided the fuel the volunteers needed for the bridge builds and the event. Located in Norwood, MA just off Rt 1, they have fantastic brews and a progressive tap room. No contact can sales are available online or drop by when the tap room is open. Castle Island will be producing a SEMASS collaboration brew coming out in late January. Pre-sale will be available to current members before the public release. Watch for an email and don’t let your membership expire.

And again, we sincerely want to thank you. We know you have many places to ride and supporting our local parks is a huge tribute to the amazing community of mountain bikers in SEMASS. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Tom McKenna

Event Organizer

 

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Southeast MA

Minot Forest & Great Neck, Wareham

99 Stillman Memorial Drive
Wareham  Massachusetts  02571
United States

Easy

30%

Moderate

65%

Difficult

5%

Description

The Minot Forest, Bryant Farm and Great Neck Conservation Area are fun places to ride.

The Trailforks Map above does not yet show all of the area's trails, but will soon.

This Town Map on this page also shows some of the trails. But the parking area at the school is currently closed due to renovations.

Use the alternate parking lot near the bottom of the page, or the one in the directions at the top of this page.

Riding these trails is really fun. Though it's a small area there are a lot of trails. A few of which are quite challenging.

Locals are always out on the trails picking up deadfalls and doing minor trail maintenance. And town residents are the ones who mostly use them.

The Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary which abuts Minot Woods has some really nice, less technical trails. 

 

Wareham Land Trust

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Local Shops

Buzzards Bay Bikes (Formerly Sailworld)

Bike Den

Bikebarn Racing

Trek Bicycles Lakeville

Links to Relevant Resources

SE MA NEMBA Trail Day

Date

2/27/21 (All day)

SE MA NEMBA Flyway Pond Trail Bridge Build

This Saturday February 27th, we will be moving materials and constructing some boardwalk bridges on the new FlyawayPond Trail, and I'm looking for volunteers.

The materials for this project are being graciously funded by the Easton Conservation Commission, and the project is being supported by NEMBA.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, NEMBA guidelines require that volunteer group sizes be limited to 10 people max.

The Covid-19 guidelines set forth by NEMBA can be found here: https://www.nemba.org/news/nemba-covid-guidance-individual-and-group-rides

In addition I ask that if you feel ill the day of or have any symptoms, or have been in the presence of someone whom has an active covid-19 infection in the last 14 days, please dont come.

The plan for this Saturday will be to move materials in, and if weather/conditions allow - start some building - but the primary focus will be to move materials for the most part.

I only have enough materils delivered pre-cut for a few 12' bridge sections that will actually be built this weekend.

Start time: 9AM Saturday

Meet Location: Meet at trail-head located between 11 & 19 Deer Run Road. On street parking is the way to go, so be courteous to the neighborhood when parking.

Alternatively, you can also park (or ride your bike into) the intersection of Chickadee Lane & Kerry Lane and walk/ride in from there, but the lumber pile will be at Deer Run.

 

If you want up to date information, please text me at the number listed below. If weather is really wet, I'll send a group text out on Saturday morning at 8ish to try and find a time later in the day. Either way the thawing ground will be wet, so wear your boots & bring gloves & wet weather gear!

For those that have a battery screw gun, a framing hammer and a waterproof bag to put your tools in, please let me know. (contact info below).

Any questions, please feel free to reply to this email, or call me.

 

Oh! Sign NEMBA's Annual Trail Care Waiver ahead of time if you haven't already done so.

 

Chris

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Chapter

SE Mass

Event Leader

Chris Patrick
mtbchris@gmail.com

Southeast MA

Hlobrook & Braintree Town Forests

256 Pine Street
Holbrook  Massachusetts  02343
United States

Easy

20%

Moderate

55%

Difficult

25%

Description

The Braintree and Holbrook Town Forests abut each other.

The trails are, for the most part, challenging. You'll find a few fun flowing singletracks but for the most part you'll be dealing with rocks, roots, a few sharp climbs and lots of wooden bridges.

For a comparison, think Ames Nowell State Park, which happens to be only a few miles away.

Neither of the maps at the top of this page do the trails justice. THERE ARE MANY MORE OF THEM!

The Trailforks map will, over time, be filled in with more trails.

I can't express how much fun these trails are to ride. You'll have to experience them for yourself. 

Expect to discover over 15 miles of trails here.

And I promise you, no matter how many trails you see on the maps. You'll always find more.

   Bill Boles

 

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Local Shops

BikeBarn Racing

The Bicycle Link

Landry's Braintree

Southeast MA

Hawksnest State Park, Harwich

20 Round Cove Rd
Harwich  Massachusetts  02645
United States

Easy

20%

Moderate

75%

Difficult

5%

Description

Hawksnest State Park is located in Harwich.

Although it's only 230 acres it hosts a really fun trail network, a beach and is in the center of a regional trail network.

The Best description of Hawksnest is taken from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation's Resource Management Plan.

Riding or hiking thesre trails is really fun. Especially the trails that loop around Hawksnest, Oliver's and Black Ponds.

Not all of the park's trails are shown on the DCR's map at the top of this page. They claim 2.3 miles of trails. There are many more.

The Trailforks map shows more and, in time, will have all the surrounding trails.

You'll enjoy Hawksnest! Every trail in it is a blast to ride in each direction.

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Local Shops

Orleans Cycles

Seasports Cyclery

Corner Cycle

Buzzards Bay Bikes (Formerly Sailworld)

Aunt Betty's Bikes

Rideaway Adventures

Southeast MA

Lind Farm, Norfolk / Wrentham

205 North Street
Norfolk  Massachusetts  02056
United States
Parking is in the Lazy Loopers Model Airplane parking lot.

Easy

40%

Moderate

40%

Difficult

20%

Description

Lind Farm is conservation land and State land in the towns of Norfolk and Wrentham.

The trails are fun to ride, ranging from very easy to quite challenging.

The best description of Lind Farm is on this TrailForks map. Two more maps are included on the top of this page. But they are incomplete

You'll enjoy exploring over 10 miles of trails. However on the Trailforks map some of the central trails no longer exist due to a housing development. 

Don't worry though, follow the trails that see the most use and you'll bypass it.

There is an alternative parking area, the Wrentham Dog Park, 1/2 mile south of the Lazy Loopers but it's closed now due to Covid-19.

Some of the trails, expecially in the southern portion of Lind Farm are little used motorcycle trails with some mud in season. But they are passable. 

The only black trail on the Trailforks map is in the area. Fun, but challenging.

For the best riidng experience, stick to the singletracks that seem to get the most use. These are the ones that the area riders are putting the most work into.

I rode here in the spring of 2020 and again in the late fall. I couldn't believe how much the trails had improved in that short time period.

   Bill Boles

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Local Shops

Blackstone Bicycles

Bikebarn Racing

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