About Blackstone Valley NEMBA
The mission of Blackstone Valley NEMBA is to promote sustainable mountain biking in the southern portions of Worcester and Middlesex Counties and to organize a variety of fun rides and events for our members. We work with land managers and perform trail maintenance to increase the quantity and quality of terrain available to bicycles.
What We Do
We host a weekly Wednesday evening ride series in some of our favorite trails at Callahan State Park in Framingham, Upton State Forest, Whitehall Reservoir in Hopkinton, and "Vietnam" in Milford. We also visit some of the hidden jewels such as Hodges Village Dam, Douglas SF, and Mt. Pisgah. Get off the beaten path and come ride with us!
Trail maintenance is a key component of our chapter activities; we work where we ride. Thanks to positive relationships with local land managers and user groups, including the Army Corps of Engineers, MA DCR, the Trustees of Reservations, and the Bay State Trail Riders, we organize regular maintenance projects in the spring and fall months. We've cut new singletrack, built bridges, switchbacks, and waterbars, preserving the trails for years to come. All of our trail maintenance events are part of the Trek trail care series or the Sinister Bikes, Vietnam trail care tour; volunteers are entered into a raffle to win an awesome bike. We invite you to get down and dirty with us!
We also host special events for our members, such as a Women's Skills Clinic, and a Volunteer Appreciation ride and lunch. If you have an idea for a ride, fun event or maintenance project, please contact us.
A Little History
NEMBA was formed in 1987 out of the need for mountain bike advocacy in the Middlesex Fells located near Boston. Today, advocacy is still an issue as we try to keep trails open to mountain biking. Since 1987, NEMBA has grown to 17 local chapters located in the states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.