The One, the Only, the Wicked. North Shore NEMBA has made this event into one of New England "must-do" mountaing biking events, and it's a great final gathering of mountain bikers before the snow begins to fly. This year will showcase some of the best trails the forest has to offer, not-so-coincidentally built by North Shore NEMBA's trail building gurus. Get ready to lock 'n load!
Costumed riders get free chili! (Well, it's free anyway but will taste better in costume!)! Ya' never know, we might have some great prize if you show your halloween spirit ..... or not. Trick or Treat?
There will be arrowed courses for beginner, intermediate and advanced cross-country riders, as well as led rides of all levels.
Women riders! Join Highland Mountain Bike Park's Karen Eagan for a
9:30am Ride Like A Girl beginner's clinic (no ride) and a 11am expert level ride. Karen asks that ladies pre-register with her via email.
Registration: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Fee: $10.00 NEMBA Members and $25.00 for non-members. Free if you join NEMBA at the Event. Kids 15 and under ride free with a registered adult. Bring your NEMBA membership card. If you can't find it, we will have a membership database onsite.
9:00 am to 11:00 am Registration at NEMBA Tent
9:00 am to 3:00 pm Self Guided Marked Course Opens
9:00 am to 3:00 pm Wicked Ride T-shirts and Stickers on Sale
9:00 am to 3:00 pm Vendors Available
9:30 am to 10:30 am Ride Like A Girl Beginner Basics Skills Clinic (no ride)**
10:00 am All Level Led Rides **
11:00 am to 1:00 pm Ride Like A Girl Trailside Tips - Advanced Ride - Expert
Riders Only **
11:00 am Registration Closes
11:30 am Fundraiser BBQ by Forza-G
Leebo's Famous Chili is served (free!)
1:30 pm NEMBA Land Access Raffle Drawing
3:00 pm Course Closed (Still able to finish ride)
5:00 pm Gate Locked - All vehicles out of lot
** Pre-registration required for both Ride Like A Girl events. Email Karen Eagan for info and to reserve a space.
NSNEMBA Led Rides- Ride the trails with the local individuals who actually built many of these trails at HP and ride them weekly. Each led ride will have a leader and sweeper so nobody gets left behind. The three ability levels will be beginner, intermediate, & intermediate-plus and will roll out around 10am
Self-Guided Rides - Maps will be available at the registration tent for riders wishing to ride the marked loops on their own. A beginner, intermediate, and intermediate-plus route will be marked with colored-coded arrows. Groups of riders are welcome to gather at the pavilion and go off on a self-guided ride together with other riders following the colored arrows.
The Cycle Loft, JRA Cycles and Wheelworks Bicycle will be showing off some bikes and their skilled mechanics will also be available for emergency repairs.
Sinister Bikes, a local rider owned company will be present with various new designed bikes and some shwag!!
Diesel Bikes, A local group of free-riders will be showing their locally produced movies and giving away shwag!!
Exposure Lights, will be on location showing off their technologically advanced riding lights.
Magnolia Bike Club, a local non profit bicycling club which leads local weekly rides, will be taking donations and offering t-shirts that will help fund the building of the Magnolia Woods Pump Track in Gloucester. To join or for more information please see their website.
Essex County Greenbelt Association, a nonprofit land trust that has conserved nearly 13,000 acres of land in Essex County and asset to the mountain biking community.
BBQ’ing Our Way to a Cure – Enjoy some great BBQ while helping to fight cancer.
The cost is $25 for the general public, $10 for NEMBA members, and if you join NEMBA you get to ride for free!
NOTE: This year the event will be at the Campground at Harold Parker
--Not Berry Pond!
Look for NEMBA arrows.