ABOUT SEMASS NEMBA
Southeast Mass NEMBA (SEMASS) was formed in 1998. It is one of NEMBA’s first local chapters. Local chapters see to the specific needs of local riding areas and that’s why we’re here.
AREA: Our geographical area runs from Cumberland RI to Plymouth MA and from The Blue Hills & Wompatuck to The Cape Cod Canal.
OUR GOALS: SEMASS is all about having fun on your mountain bike and making sure that we ALWAYS have great places to ride. Our members host hundreds of follow the leader rides every year. Join our email list and you can set up or locate a ride for any day of the week at various forests. You can also check our web-forum for recent ride invitations throughout the new england area.In addition, we host several formal riding events every year. For example: Mountain Bike Day at Blue Hills in 2007 drew over 1000 riders! And the event has been running annually since 2000. These rides have amazingly fun loops, marked especially for the day. Our Annual Blue Hills Charity Toys Ride in December is very successful. Over the years hundreds of riders have participated, and we’ve collected thousands of toys for needy area children.To achieve our second goal, in cooperation with local land managers, we actively do trail maintenance. To date we have done formal projects in Wompatuck State Park, Marshfield Hills, Freetown/Fall River State Forest, Borderland State Park, The Blue Hills and the Foxboro section of the F. Gilbert Hills State Forest. In addition we do informal projects throughout the region.
As part of these efforts, SEMASS NEMBA is an active participant in the NEMBA / Trek Trail Care Series. In the past few years, two of the people taking part in a SEMASS trail maintenance event won brand new custom mountain bike frames. In Blue Hills, SEMASS sponsors Trail Watch, volunteers on bikes and foot who patrol the trails handing out maps and assisting people who are lost, or who have broken down.