Intro to trail riding skills rescheduled

The RI NEMBA Intro to trail Riding Skills Clinic scheduled for Monday will be rescheduled for Tuesday the 31st, 6pm, at Ryan Park due to the Holiday. Emails will be sent out to those who are signed up for the clinic but I wanted to post it here as well. Thanks!

Minutes from RI NEMBA meeting held on May 3, 2016

Minutes from RI NEMBA meeting held on May 3, 2016, 7 PM at Doherty’s. 23 members in attendance.
Including Riding Area Reports, Board of Directors items, and new business.

2016 RI NEMBA Intro to Trail Riding Skills Clinic

2016 RI NEMBA Intro to Trail Riding Skills Clinic at Ryan Park Sign up:

It's back and starting on May 23rd!!!! RI NEMBA will be hosting a 6 week, Intro to trail riding skills clinic held on Monday nights at Ryan Park! Each week will have an agenda of skills that will build over the 6 weeks and cover everything from how to fix a flat and how to properly mount and dismount your bicycle, all the way to how to corner efficiently, climb/descend hills and basic riding skills needed to conquer the trails!! NBX bikes will be there each week to provide support and a limited number of demo bikes for folks looking to try out a new ride! Kids under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Clinic Monday's are free of charge and will be sign up only. You MUST sign up HERE

Address: The clinic will take place at the baseball fields at Ryan Park. Directions to Ryan Park
As always, if you have any questions email me at JSumner13@yahoo.com or message me here. See you there!!

BREAKING NEWS!

The Shimano trail work day has been cancelled due to weather and will be rescheduled. Details to follow.

Also there is no board meeting this month. Next meeting is 5/3/2016

Shimano / RI NEMBA Spring Cleaning

Westerly Municipal Land Trust Trail Project:

Area VP and Lead Trail Builders Needed.
As most already know, RI NEMBA has been asked to build a trail system in Westerly on 500 acres of town land abutting Woody Hill Management Area. RI NEMBA is actively seeking experienced trail designers and builders to take on lead roles for this project. Due to it's location, it's unrealistic for our current group of trail builders to get down to Westerly on a regular basis so we're hoping there are folks in the area looking to take on this project. Please note that this isn't a call out for build day volunteers but a request for lead trail builders/designers and a RI NEMBA area VP for this trail system. If you're interested, please email our chapter president at JSumner13@yahoo.com for more information. Thanks!

March 2016

Minutes from RI NEMBA meeting held on March 1, 2016, 7 PM at Doherty’s. 15 members in attendance.
Including Area Riding Reports, Membership Information, Discussion Topics and New Business.

Parking at Big River:

Everyone, please note that the parking area known as "Greasy Joes" on Division Road at New London Turnpike is private property and not a public parking lot. Please refrain from parking there and use the exit 7 park and ride across from the gas station instead. Thanks for your cooperation and please help spread the word.

RI Community Food Bank 2015 Friend Award

Congratulations to our Chapter!

The Rhode Island Community Food Bank has presented the RI Chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association with the 2015 Friend Award. Last year the Lincoln Woods Fun Ride collected 1,059 pounds of food before the Thanksgiving holiday and that was all made possible from donations from our chapter and other local mountain bikers. Over the past 10 years many people have organized the fun ride and kept the tradition of giving back to the community going. The rough estimate is that over 5 thousand pounds of food and numerous cash donations have been made to the food bank.

Thank you to everyone that that has contributed in any way, and be on the lookout for this years Fun Ride to help our chapter continue the support our community.

February 2016

Minutes from RI NEMBA meeting held on February 2, 2016, 7 PM at Doherty's.
Including Area Riding Reports, Membership Information, Discussion Topics and New Business.

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