NEMBA Builds New Trail in Vietnam

The second Vietnam trail day was a huge success. On Saturday, June 11, approximately 50 people braved the heat and humidity to help cut the first new trail on NEMBA’s parcel. A special thank you goes out to the riders from all over Massachusetts who gave up their Saturday to make this trail a reality. By late Saturday afternoon, there were a lot of exhausted workers, but one awesome trail emerged that everyone can enjoy for years to come.

The Vietnam Land Management Committee with help from Scott “Rayburn Trails” Nelson and Dane Berke laid out a very twisty and technical trail that is designed to appeal to technical XC riders and freeriders. Months of hard work and planning went into the creation of the trail. The committee packed 0.8 mile of trail into a small section of our parcel while incorporating as many of the natural technical features as possible. As a result, there are many rock gardens, jumps, drops, trannies, as well as bail lines incorporated into the trail. Essentially, the trail is a compact version of Vietnam itself.

Due to the length of the trail there is more work to be done and NEMBA will post another trail building day to apply the finishing touches. Keep an eye out for the scheduling of this trail date in fall.

Thanks again to all who came out to help. Hope you all get some time soon to enjoy the new trail.

-- John Vosburg, Chairman, Vietnam Land Management Committee

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