• 01-02-2013
    multitool
    arcadia ri trail conditions ?
    anyone in the know ? :confused:
  • 01-02-2013
    icecreamjay
    I'm guessing they got 4-6 inches, we got 4 here in Westport, and I spoke with a guy from North Kingston and they had 6.
  • 01-03-2013
    Rez
    Arcadia got 10" +

    No chance of riding this week
  • 01-04-2013
    habsfan
    Correct, I drove around the fire roads Tuesday and walked into some areas (Breakheart, Ledges and Shelter) and it is 8-10" - didn't even see any horse or any other tracks. No way to ride.
  • 01-06-2013
    CDALE SS
    Looking any better now? How about Big River? Thanks.
  • 01-06-2013
    JSumner13
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by CDALE SS View Post
    Looking any better now? How about Big River? Thanks.

    My riding crew has been riding Big River for the past few days doing 3+ hour rides and say it's starting to get nice and packed down. None of them are on fat bikes. I haven't been able to join them due to resting a lower hamstring pull but according to them it's good to go. They've been parking at the exit 7 pickle park.
  • 01-06-2013
    CDALE SS
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by JSumner13 View Post
    My riding crew has been riding Big River for the past few days doing 3+ hour rides and say it's starting to get nice and packed down. None of them are on fat bikes. I haven't been able to join them due to resting a lower hamstring pull but according to them it's good to go. They've been parking at the exit 7 pickle park.

    Thanks for the feedback!
  • 01-12-2013
    jmk999
    Any new news? Hoping to ride at Arcadia tomorrow.
  • 01-14-2013
    Rez
    All the snow is pretty much gone in Arcadia.
  • 01-15-2013
    habsfan
    Yep, all but gone - some of the 'darker' trails have some lingering, but overall it is pretty clear.
  • 01-17-2013
    jmk999
    How much snow fell during the most recent storm (Wed. Jan 16)? Are the trails still rideable?
  • 01-17-2013
    habsfan
    I live about 3 miles as the crow flies and I got about 4" of wet snow, so Arcadia would have gotten the same. I plan on going to look Saturday, but I would be comfortable saying that it is not rideable now.
  • 01-18-2013
    jmk999
    Thanks, Habsfan. Hoping to ride Arcadia Sunday. Would be great to get an update after you've been there on Saturday.
  • 01-18-2013
    mvwmvw
    I might make my first trip up there or to Pachoug on Saturday afternoon. Worth the trip with the mud/snow now?

    If so... anyone down to ride? Maybe both? Just need a bunch of hours on the SS...
  • 01-21-2013
    habsfan
    Sorry for the delay, I ended up going Sunday due it being almost 60. The trails I looked at (Breakheart, Mt. Tom, Multi-Use and Sand where rideable, but had mud and still areas of snow cover/crust.
  • 01-26-2013
    CDALE SS
    Any new updates for Arcadia or Big River? Thanks.
  • 01-26-2013
    Jeremy36
    I rode big river burnt sawmill today. I'd say about 1-3,inches of snow throughout. It was rideable though. It was a slower ride but if sure beats the stationary.
  • 01-30-2013
    The OLE Bagger
    My friend bottlecaps told me that Boogie closed the trail last weekend. I hope this isn't true. I love that trail.
  • 03-22-2013
    dirtyjack
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by CDALE SS View Post
    Any new updates for Arcadia or Big River? Thanks.

    Now that SE mass and the Cape are once again under a blanket of snow, we're looking for dirt.

    What's Arcadia and Big River looking like?
  • 03-22-2013
    habsfan
    I got 1-2" of crust snow in my yard and Arcadia is 3 miles from me, so it should be reasonably the same, but it's highly likely the trails are ok, other than the usual wet spots.

    I'm doing some trail work tomorrow morning, so if you plan on a Sunday trip, I'll post up early tomorrow afternoon the conditions.

    I mostly ride in the Mt. Tom North sections, which is the higher elevations, so those trails are usually fine, other than the lower part of Mt. Tom, which is always wet.

    Jeff's, Colleen's, Ridge, Connector, Sand, Horse should all be good enough to ride.
  • 03-22-2013
    dirtyjack
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by habsfan View Post
    I got 1-2" of crust snow in my yard and Arcadia is 3 miles from me, so it should be reasonably the same, but it's highly likely the trails are ok, other than the usual wet spots.

    I'm doing some trail work tomorrow morning, so if you plan on a Sunday trip, I'll post up early tomorrow afternoon the conditions.

    I mostly ride in the Mt. Tom North sections, which is the higher elevations, so those trails are usually fine, other than the lower part of Mt. Tom, which is always wet.

    Jeff's, Colleen's, Ridge, Connector, Sand, Horse should all be good enough to ride.

    Thanks, I was thinking of Sunday, so I'll look forward to tomorrow's report.
  • 03-22-2013
    dirtdan
    I'm also curious about this spot for a possible Saturday afternoon ride.
  • 03-23-2013
    habsfan
    Trails are fine and very minimal snow. I spent about 3 hours in the Mt. Tom North area and did some trail clearing/maintenance as well. The middle of Mt. Tom trail is wet, so it's best to walk that part (about 1/4 mile), otherwise, clear sailing.

    Remaining Mt. Tom, Connector, Sand, Down 'N Up, Jeff's, Colleen's, Suicide, Ridge Run, Horse, Pine are in good shape, as is most of the Ledges.
  • 03-23-2013
    dirtyjack
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by habsfan View Post
    Trails are fine and very minimal snow. I spent about 3 hours in the Mt. Tom North area and did some trail clearing/maintenance as well. The middle of Mt. Tom trail is wet, so it's best to walk that part (about 1/4 mile), otherwise, clear sailing.

    Remaining Mt. Tom, Connector, Sand, Down 'N Up, Jeff's, Colleen's, Suicide, Ridge Run, Horse, Pine are in good shape, as is most of the Ledges.

    Thanks for the heads up. I've never ridden there before, what is the best place to park to access the trails you mentioned?
  • 03-23-2013
    habsfan
    If you've never ridden Arcaida, it can be a little overwhelming due to no real trail marking system other than colored blazes on some trees. For where I ride, the best best is to park at the ranger building on Escoheag Road. Basically follow 165 past the white church and the midway parking and take a right onto Escoheag Road and go about 1 mile or so and you'll see a red builing on the right - it's an old log cabin - you can't miss it. Park there.

    http://www.rinemba.org/wp-content/up...adia-north.jpg

    On this map, on the left side, where it says "LEDGES PARKING", you'll be at the top of it, so you can see your starting point.

    You're going to ride down the fire road on the left (the right will take you into the Ledges, which is all free ride) and ride down about 500 yards and bear to the right (fork in the road). Go about 100 yards and there will be a break in the stone wall on the right and that is the start of Horse. Follow that straight - you will go through 3 other trail merges and after about 1.5 miles (Horse becomes Pine and you'll see why), you'll end on Mt. Tom Trail. On the map, you'll be at the Yellow/Green that meets Purple. Take a right and follow Mt. Tom to the end merge (like 1 mile), take a left and the next trail merge is Sand on the left, and Jeff's on the right.

    If you keep your bearings on where the Mt. Tom trail is, you'll be fine. At worse, follow Mt. Tom to the north end and it dumps onto a fire road, follow the fire road left and keep left, it'll take you to were you started in the wall.

    So with this and the map, you'll have a bearing on where you are.

    Have fun!