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    • 03/25/2023
    • 10:00 AM
    • 03/26/2023
    • 11:00 AM
    • Cape Codder Resort & Spa
    • 86

    The Philip Keyes Leadership Summit

    This long weekend will bring together chapter leaders from across the region to help plan for the future of NEMBA. It will be a few days of activities including, but not limited to:

    • networking, community building
    • share ideas and a libation,
    • breakout topics led by your peers
    • state specific advocacy discussions
    • bike rides!

    We hope you can join us!

    Plan for:

    Friday (optional): Informal evening gathering, details TBD
    Saturday: Reg begins at 8am, followed by a full day of sessions, meals and riding
    Sunday: Breakfast, morning session, optional ride 

    !Important Dietary Information!

    **Saturday's conference will include a continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a cash bar.

    **Sunday’s conference will include a hot breakfast and trail snacks.

    **Accommodations for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options can be made for all food services with notification ahead of time. Please contact with any specific requests

    The full, detailed schedule to come!

    **The deadline to register for the Summit EXTENDED Monday, March 17.**

    **The deadline to book a room at the NEMBA discounted rate is Monday, March 13. **

    **Please complete the Smartwaiver below:

    Here's how to book your room:

    Room Rate is $150/night (closer to $175) - there's a resort fee, it is the Cape!

    Individuals reserving their guest rooms may use a toll-free number: 888-297-2200, or use the online booking procedure as outlined below. When calling, guests must identify themselves as part of the New England Mountain Bike Association in order to receive the preferred group rates.

    To reserve online, please use the booking link below:

    • 04/08/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Hale Education, 80 Carby St, Westwood, MA 02090
    • 1


    NEMBA Women's+ Skills & Ride Leader Training Course

    How to teach skills, keep it safe, and bring on the fun! This class is designed for NEMBA leaders, members and friends, who will be leading beginner and/or intermediate clinics, sessions, or rides with skills components in 2023. 

    Led by our friends from Hale Education, this is the first of our NEMBA series as we roll out a women's+ mtb skills series in each state in 2023. This course is geared to participants who will help lead local clinics/skills sessions.


    Saturday April 8th from 10am -3pm


    Hale Education, 80 Carby St, Westwood, MA 02090


    This Training Course will be led by our friends at Hale Education!

    Our Schedule/Format: 

    • 9:30  - Registration
    • 10am -1pm  - Clinic
    • 1pm -1:30pm - Lunch (provided by NEMBA)
    • 1:30pm -3pm - Group ride


      This event has limited slots.  Registering does not guarantee a spot.  Participants will be selected based on experience, commitment to lead a session, geographic distribution and order of registration.  NEMBA will send notification to registrants by March 27th confirming spots.

      • 04/29/2023
      • 9:00 AM
      • 04/30/2023
      • 3:00 PM
      • Woody Hill. Westerly Youth Lacrosse Fields. 135 Bradford Rd, Bradford, RI 02808
      • 12

      RINEMBA - Remy Cycle Level 1 Foundational Skills Clinic

      In partnership with Remy’s Cycle of Westerly RI, RINEMBA is happy to bring you a Level 1 Foundational Skills Clinic


      April 29 & 30. 9am - 3pm


        Woody Hill. Westerly Youth Lacrosse Fields. 135 Bradford Rd, Bradford, RI 02808




        In partnership with Remy’s Cycle of Westerly RI RINEMBA is happy to bring you a Level 1 Foundational Skills Clinic. Are you a newer rider and want to learn the basic skills to have more fun on the trail? Have you been riding for a few years but feel that you could use some skill instruction?

        Whether you are a new rider or an experienced rider, the skills in the Foundational Skills Clinic can improve your riding and give you the building blocks to progress further. Newer riders will learn good habits to grow as mountain bikers, while more seasoned riders will be able to break down bad habits and curb them.

        PMBIA certified instructors will be teaching body position, braking techniques, and wheel lifts that will have you cornering and riding tech with more flow. This would be a perfect opportunity to ask questions and get live critiquing of your riding. Along with skills, we will also be talking through emergency repair kits and general “rules of the road”.

        You must complete the waiver below"

        To participate, equipment is subject to minimum requirements for safety:

        1) Helmets must be US CPSC certified and up to date (sticker on inside of helmet)

        2) Forks must not have “Not for offroad use stickers” on them

        3) Handlebars must be fitted with bar ends

        4) Minimum of 1.95 tire width

        5) Disc brakes

        **We recommend visiting your local bicycle shop if you have any questions**

        **The minimum age requirement is 14 accompanied by a parent or guardian also registered for the class**

        **Riders must be able to provide themselves with adequate food and water throughout the day**

        We will be providing sandwiches and snacks during a mid day intermission please let us know about any allergies ahead of time.

        • 05/06/2023
        • 8:30 AM
        • 05/07/2023
        • 3:30 PM
        • Woody Hill, RI
        • 25

        NEMBA Trail School

         in partnership with Bent Water Brewing

        We're excited to bring back our two day trail school teaching the basics of trail assessment and maintenance as well as trail design and construction

        This course is perfect for riders, trail enthusiasts, land stewards, and land managers interested in learning about creating sustainable, enjoyable trails and how to take care of them.

        This two day course will involve hands-on building clinics covering tool/group safety review, inclinometer usage, trail design/layout, trail assessment, and bench cutting.

        Date: Saturday, May 6th thru Sunday, May 7th 
        Time: 8:30am to 3:30pm
        There will be an optional group ride immediately following on the local trails.

        Location: Woody Hill Preserve, Rhode Island

        Early BirdNEMBA Members: $150, Non-NEMBA Members: $175
        Early bird ends April 3rd NEMBA Members: $175, Non-NEMBA Members: $200
        Participation limited to 50 people.

        Food & Beverage:

        Saturday will include a trailside breakfast (coffee, bagels, donuts), lunch (sandwiches or wraps), and dinner.

        Sunday will include a trailside breakfast (coffee, bagels, donuts) and lunch (pizza)

        Instructors: Paula Burton, Tom Grimble, Adam Glick,

        • 05/20/2023
        • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
        • Great Brook Farm, Carlisle, MA
        • 973

        Join us for a ride and celebration of life to remember of our friend and longtime executive director, Philip Keyes (1958-2022).

        Philip Keyes Memorial Ride

        Saturday May 20, 2023

        Great Brook Farm

        165 North Road, Carlisle, MA 01741


        8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registration

        9:00 AM - 9:20 AM Philip Remembrance

        9:20 AM - 2:00 PM Group and Self-Guided Rides

        11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Redbones BBQ


        There is no fee for this event. Participants have the option to make a $20 lunch donation and/or to donate In Memory of Philip Keyes. We are working on options for a legacy-level project to memorialize Philip for both NEMBA and the larger mountain biking community. Your contribution will be designated to support this forthcoming legacy project as well as mountain bike advocacy, trails,  grants, and education efforts close to Philip's heart.

        What to expect:

        A warm community celebration with fond memories, epic riding, delicious food, and good vibes - just the way Philip would like it!

        • Little Bella's Kid and Family ride  (5 miles)
        • Knobby Tire Adaptive ride (tbd)
        • NEMBA Guided rides
          • Beginner (5 miles)
          • Intermediate (12 miles)
          • Advanced rides (14+ miles)
        • Self Guided Rides
        • Redbones BBQ
        • Vendors

        Thank you to our friends and supporters!

        • 06/24/2023
        • 8:00 AM
        • 06/25/2023
        • 3:00 PM
        • Burke, VT
        • 150

        Elevate, in partnership with Bent Water Brewing

        JOIN US! weekend for women and gender expansive cyclists to cultivate community, develop skills, and foster their love of riding mountain bikes.


        Burke Mountain Hotel


        June 24-25, 2023

        We are excited to partner with Adaptive Sports Partners to ensure all women and gender expansive riders with disabilities feel welcomed and supported at this event.  Adaptive Sports Partners is able to provide adaptive mountain bikes and equipment, specialized instructors, and support riders, in order for you to enjoy this amazing event. We support all riders with any disability including physical, developmental, and emotional/behavioral.   Please reach out to Program Manager, Kerry Hussey, with any adaptive mountain bike questions; or 802-427-4116.

        Early Bird Pricing effective through April 12th
        $150 NEMBA/VMBA & Current KT annual members
        $175 Non-members

        After April 12th 

        $175 NEMBA/VMBA & Current KT annual members

        $200 Non-members

        • 08/04/2023
        • 08/06/2023
        • Sugarloaf Mountain, Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947

        NEMBAfest is back in Carrabassett Valley, ME

        JOIN US! August 4th - 6th @ Sugarloaf Mountain


        We are excited to head back to Carrabassett Valley of Maine. One of the most spectacular areas of New England. 

        The 2023 edition of NEMBAfest will look slightly different than 2022. We're moving the entire festival up to Sugarloaf Mountain so that the expo, camping and all the fun will be in one convenient location.

        We're planning the same great family-friendly event to celebrate all things mountain biking. As more details become available we'll update the event website - - and communicate with vendors/sponsors, and attendees. Become a sponsor and/or reserve your vendor booth today!

        Vendor setup will be:

        Thursday, August 3 from 9am to 7pm

        Friday, August 4 from 7am-9am

        Festival timing: *NEMBAfest Opens 10:00AM Friday*

        Friday, August 4 from 10am to 5pm

        Saturday, August 5 from 9am to 5pm 

        Sunday, August 6 from 9am to 2pm

        Vendor breakdown will be:

        Sunday, August 6 after the close of the festival (2:00pm). All vendors must be removed from Sugarloaf Mountain by 9pm Sunday evening. 

        Email questions to

      Past events

      11/27/2022 SE Mass Annual Turkey Afterburner
      11/19/2022 NEMBA 35th Anniversary Celebration
      11/13/2022 RINEMBA Lincoln Woods Thanksgiving Turkey Round-Up
      11/06/2022 Southeast CT NEMBA Mountain Bike Adventure Series Ride
      10/30/2022 The Wicked Ride Of The East!
      10/23/2022 Blackstone Valley NEMBA Best Dam Ride!
      10/16/2022 Nickerson State Park MTB Challenge
      10/02/2022 Wachusett NEMBA Barre Awesome Ride!
      09/24/2022 Carrabassett Adventure Ride & CRNEMBA Party
      09/18/2022 QC NEMBA Pomfret Fun Ride
      09/17/2022 Belfast Area NEMBA - Loam On The Range '22
      09/11/2022 RINEMBA Return To Big River Charity Ride!
      09/11/2022 2022 Bear Brook Boogie MBAS
      08/14/2022 RINEMBA Woody Hill Fund Ride
      08/05/2022 NEMBAfest 2022 - Day Passes
      08/05/2022 NEMBAfest 2022
      08/05/2022 NEMBAfest 2022 Vendor/Sponsor Registration
      08/01/2022 Flow2Fest Powered By Kuat
      06/17/2022 Dinner, Movie, & Music: Precursor to the Titcomb Mountain Challenge
      06/12/2022 Arcadia Fun Ride
      06/12/2022 MBAS- Merrimack Valley Lowell Dracut Tyngsboro Ride
      06/04/2022 Goodwin/Natchaug Fun Ride
      05/19/2022 NEMBA Trail School - May 2022
      05/15/2022 RINEMBA Diamond Hill Fun Ride
      05/15/2022 GB NEMBA - Fells Opener MBAS
      05/07/2022 RINEMBA Women's Advanced Skills Clinic
      04/24/2022 2022 Cape Cod Adventure Ride
      03/27/2022 RINEMBA Beginners Ride Clinic
      03/13/2022 Fat Biking Viking
      12/04/2021 SECT NEMBA Trail Build @ East Haddam Middle School
      11/28/2021 2021 SEMASS Turkey Afterburner
      11/21/2021 RINEMBA Trail Builders Ball
      11/07/2021 2021 Wicked Ride of the East
      11/06/2021 2021 Bluff Point MBAS
      11/06/2021 2021 Bluff Point MBAS Volunteers Only
      10/24/2021 2021 Blackstone Valley NEMBA Best Dam Ride
      10/17/2021 Loam on the Range with Belfast Area NEMBA
      10/17/2021 Walktober at Pomfret Forest & QC NEMBA Fun Ride
      09/26/2021 SEMass MembaFest
      09/18/2021 2021 RINEMBA Arcadia Fun Ride
      09/12/2021 2021 Bear Brook Boogie MBAS
      08/14/2021 HV NEMBA's Rockhouse Showcase

      About us

      NEMBA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on recreational trails advocacy with 33 Chapters throughout New England and over 8,000 members. Our goal is to promote the best that mountain biking has to offer, steward the trail systems where we recreate, and ensure access to open space.

      Become a member

      We are volunteer driven and supported by a Board of Directors in addition to a small staff. By joining you can help support our work with key leaders and land managers to protect access and give back to the trails and the sport you love.

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