Southern CT

HV NEMBA Volunteer Appreciation Day

Date

4/28/22 7:00pm

HV NEMBA Spring Volunteer Party

 

Location:The Lodge Bar & Grill located at 1445 Southford Road in Southbury.

All are invited!

HV NEMBA will provide wings and beer.

Prizes, swag, fun.

Possible ride at 5:30pm on the Larkin before the party.

Please let us know if you are going so we'll know how many people are attending.

RSVP to Maria Dumoulin
mariadumoulin@sbcglobal.net

   Updates will be posted to this Facebook Page.

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Chapter

Housatonic Valley NEMBA

Event Leader

Maria Dumoulin
mariadumoulin@sbcglobal.net

Central CT NEMBA Peter's Rock Trail Day

Date

4/9/22 9:00am

Southern CT is getting a new mountain bike trail system.

On Saturday, April 9 Central CT NEMBA will be hosting the first build day at Peter’s Rock in North Haven, CT.

We’ve been mapping out the park’s hilly terrain since last fall and have some pretty fast and flowy trails planned.

Already this spring our crew of some of the best local builders has roughed in the first 5+ miles of trail, and there’s lots more to come.

For our first trail day we will be putting together crews to bench, build berms, and put together a bridge.

There will also be a park cleanup event going on to clean up litter from the parking lots and other areas at the park.

If you’re interested in joining us or want to keep up with the trail system, follow us at Peter’s Rock Singletracks.

We will be posting more information about this and future trail days there.

You do not have to be a member of NEMBA to help us build trails.

You just have to want to make all of our riding experiences better.

  But, be sure you've signed NEMBA's Annual Waiver.

 

Location: 133 Middleton Ave North Haven, CT.

 

Bring gloves, shovels, rogue hoes, saws, pruners, rakes, water and a snack.

We will have 2-3 crews benching and building berms.

We also need a crew to help move lumber to build a bridge and may even cut a log ride or two.

If you are not inclined to any of these, there will also be groups there helping to clean up the park for Earth Day.

 

Please email me, Matthew Fuggi  so we can have an adequate head count and let us know if you have any special trail building skills (carpentry, log cutting, etc.).

 

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Chapter

Central CT

Event Leader

Matthew Fuggi
mfuggi@comcast.net

HV Class Cycles Ride Series

Event Date

Repeats every week every Monday 20 times .
5/2/22 (All day)

The Class Cycles Monday Night Ride is starting up for another riding season. 

This Intermediate/Advanced ride will be pushing off at 6:30pm. 

Location  will be posted on HVNemba & Class Cycles Facebook page each week. 

Contact Dave: dwherde@gmail.com for more information.

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

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State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate
Advanced

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Dave Herde

HV NEMBA Shred It Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Tuesday 20 times .
6/7/22 (All day)

Tuesday Night Shred It Ride.

Intermediate/Advanced ride open to men and women. 5:00 PM

Various Locations: Contact Kathy Herde for this week's ride location.

They may also be posted on this Facebook Page.

Various locations to include, Trumbull, Huntingtin, Rockland, Rockhouse, Quillinan and hopefully Burr Pond.

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

    But everone must have signed NEMBA's Annual Waiver.

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State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate
Advanced

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Kathy Herde

HV NEMBA Rockhouse Evening Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Wednesday 20 times .
5/4/22 5:30pm

    Wednesday Rockhouse Ride

 

I will be leading an intermellow pace, no drop, ride series starting on 5/4/22 @ 5:30 p.m.

The rides will heave from the Holbrook Road lot.

Contact Chris Del Sol cdelsole@gmail.com for more information.

Updates may be posted on this Facebook Page.

You do not have to be a NEMBA member to joion us.

But, everone must have signed NEMBA's Annual Waiver.

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State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Intermediate

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Chris Del Sole

HV NEMBA Season Warm Up Rides

Event Date

Repeats every week 4 times .
4/2/22 (All day)

Housatonic Valley NEMBA Early Spring Rides.

Sat. April 2,9,l6,30 , 10:30 am ,Season warm up rides , social pace, beginners most welcome!

April 2 we will meet at Class Cycles located at 77 Main St N Suite 105, Southbury at 10am for coffee and pastries and do an out and back on the Larkin.

Other places to TBA as trail conditions allow.

Check this Facebook page for updates.

For more information contact Paula Burton peburton@aol.com

Be sure you've signed the NEMBA Annual Waiver.

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State

Connecticut

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Paula Burton

CT Advocacy Alert - Support Recreational Trails Funding by 3/6

Thursday, March 3, 2022

CT Members & Supporters,

Demand for recreational trails is growing rapidly! The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)  recently announced awards of $3 million through its Recreational Trails Grant Program for twenty projects to plan and design, build, expand, or enhance and improve trails across the state. There were another $7+ million in highly ranked proposals out of $22 million in total requests that were unable to be funded due to insufficient funds.

There is a bill (HB 5291) having a public hearing before the Environment Committee on Monday (3/7) that would increase the bond authorization for the Recreational Trails Grant Program to $6 million. Your support for this bill is critical to help ensure annual grant rounds of $3 million or more are available going forward to help address the large, ongoing needs of Connecticut’s recreational trails infrastructure.

Your Written Support is Needed by Sunday, March 6, at 1:00 pm

Trails provide recreation opportunities of course, but also can support nearby businesses, public health, and conservation. Support from trail organizations, recreational businesses, and others is critical. The Connecticut Forest & Park Association recently provided a sample letter of support which we've adapted here.

For legislators to see your comments when the public hearing takes place, email envtestimony@cga.ct.gov with the subject line, "Testimony supporting HB 5291 for public hearing," and your comments attached in a Word or PDF file. Also consider copying your State Senator and Representative and comments@nemba.org.

Sample Letter of Support

 

To:

cc: & your State Senator and Representative

Subject: Testimony supporting HB 5291 for public hearing

 

Dear Co-Chairs Cohen and Gresko, Vice-Chairs Slap and Palm, Ranking Members Miner and Harding, and members of the Environment Committee,

On behalf of _______ located in _______, I write to ask you to support Raised House Bill 5291, An Act Authorizing Bonding for Bikeways, Greenways, and Recreational Trails.

This important bill would increase the bond authorization for the Recreational Trails and Greenways Grants program to $6 million. In Fall 2021 DEEP issued a request for recreational trails proposals with only $3 million available. It received 65 applications requesting over $22 million, of which the highly ranked proposals alone totaled over $7 million. Although $3 million was granted to twenty worthy projects, we expect the ongoing need for investments in Connecticut's outdoor recreation infrastructure to continue.


[Add something here about why you think investing in recreational trails is so important to your work and/or to Connecticut. You are welcome to borrow ideas from CFPA's related testimony last year and the UCONN Extension Trail Census impact series.]

Thank you for the opportunity to submit testimony on this matter.

Sincerely,

Your name/title/organization (with address)

Southern CT

Trolley Trails, Woodbury

Scuppo Road
Woodbury  Connecticut  06798
United States

Easy

30%

Moderate

50%

Difficult

20%

Description

The Trolley trail system can best be accessed off Scuppo Rd., Woodbury.

These trails were built by NEMBA volunteers and run parallel to the long existing Trolley bed trail.

The first trail is "Trolley Dash" which is a lollypop trail with some rollers and skinies and is 2 miles long with Red blazes.

Riders can also access another lollypop trail called "Off your Trolley" from Trolley Dash.

This trail is a bit more technical and includes some rock garden downhill sections and is also 2 miles.

These trail have been in the works for nearly 3yrs Thanks to Paula Burton and Ryan Tucker and their experience with advocating for trails in Woodbury.

We also have permission to build another trail that will extend this system onto trails on Tuttle Road.

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Local Shops

Class Cycles

Central CT NEMBA R.I.W Ride Series

Event Date

Repeats every week every Tuesday 100 times .
2/15/22 9:30am

CENTRAL CT NEMBA R.I.W. Rides. (Ride Instead of Work)

Repeats every week, year round, Tuesday mornings at 9:30 am (Day may vary due to weather.)

We will be riding various places around CT. Intermediate paced, no drop rides about 3 hours in duration.

Check the Central CT NEMBA Facebook page for weekly locations and ride descriptions.

 Open to NEMBA members and non-members.

But be sure you've signed NEMBA's Annual Waiver.

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State

Connecticut

Ride Level

Intermediate

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Tom Tyburski

Southern CT

Nathan-Hale Ray Middle School, E Haddam

73 Clark Gates Rd
Moodus  Connecticut  06469
United States

Easy

40%

Moderate

40%

Difficult

20%

Description

The trails at the Nathan-Hay Ray School in Moodus are really fun to ride.

They are the result of a lot of work done by Southeatern CT NEMBA in 2021.

Currently there are about 7 miles of trails. With more to be added.

This is a great place for a family ride.

But the trails are fun for everyone.

Obviously, the trails are closed during school hours.

 

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Local Shops

Wayfarer Bicycles

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