It’s been a long time since the last RI Fun ride so please join us at Arcadia Management Area for marked courses through some of the best areas of the park. Due to current permit restrictions, we have a HARD LIMIT of 75 participants so online preregistration will be MANDATORY. There will be no onsite registration.
Please check in with us at the NEMBA tent and you will be provided with an event wristband. Wristbands need to be worn throughout your ride.
September is hunting season in RI so 200 square inches of Blaze Orange will be REQUIRED to participate.
We’ll have 3 loops that can be combined as you like with a water/snack stop in the middle.
“Advanced Beginner” 7 mile loop around Breakheart Pond and through the flower fields of Midway. Riders should prepare for some roots and rocks but only about 400’ of climbing and mostly mellow terrain.
Two “Intermediate Loops”
-A classic backcountry experience up Breakheart Hill following and crossing wild streams and old campsites into the deepest parts of RI forests. Yielding 8 miles and about 900’ of climbing!
-As a second option a rowdier “enduro” style route up and down the reclaimed trails of Mt Tom with open views of the Arcadia valley and steep fast descents. This one should get you around 9 miles and 1000’ of climbing but you’ll probably remember the downhills more!
“Advanced” loop will be the whole enchilada, backcountry and enduro at about 17 miles and almost 1600’ of climbing/descent. Expert line options will be marked for the adventurous.
Individual NEMBA members can register for $10 (Must register with the email address that your active individual membership is attached to) Guests would be at the non-member rate.
Family NEMBA members can register those that are 13 yrs and older for $10 per person. ($10 for the primary member and then add other family members as guests at the $10 per person rate (13 and older only) (Must register with the email address that your active family membership is attached to)
Guests that are riding with a paying attendee that are 12 years old or younger will ride for free. They must be listed in the appropriate section on the online registration form.
Non-NEMBA members can register for $20 per person or join/renew NEMBA prior to registering for the event to receive the discounted rate.
Any questions regarding your membership status or if you don't know which email address your account is associated with can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please don’t forget to sign your waiver if you have not already done so this year.
Food: There will be no food available at this event other than small snacks at the water stop. Please plan accordingly. Dan’s Place, Cornerstone Pub and The Middle of Nowhere Diner are about 10-15 minutes away with great post ride dining options.
Rain Date: There will be no rain date this year.
Arcadia Management Area (Division of Forest Environment): At over 14,000 mostly forested acres, the Arcadia Management Area is the state’s largest recreational area, offering users a great variety of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Co-managed by DEM’s Divisions of Forest Environment and Fish & Wildlife, it is promoted as, and actively managed for hunting, as well as fishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding, to name a few activities. “Multiple use” management principles apply, assuring a safe and satisfying experience for hunters and non-hunters alike. Miles upon miles of gravel roads and well-marked and maintained trails entice hikers to return to a different section each visit. These same trails are often used by mountain bikers or horseback riders so all users need to act responsibly, show courtesy, and “share the road”.