• 06-29-2012
    BigJZ74
    A few days ago at F. Gilbert Hills in Foxboro on my Trek Scratch Air 9. Finally remembered to take a photo as I was finishing my ride. Swapped out my Fox shock for a Marzocchi Roco Air TST, and changed the bars and saddle since my last post.



  • 07-02-2012
    proecadgod
    1 Attachment(s)
    Pearly Brook
    I ride Pearly Brook in Gardner, MA. This place has a lot of good single track and if you have never been there its definitely worth checking out. Easiest way to get in to Pearly is at the yellow gate over by the golf course.

    My ride is Giant Trance X2 with a few upgrades.

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  • 07-03-2012
    AustinF
    Can't find any pictures of just my bike, so here is me on my bike.

    (Edit: never mind, I guess I need 10 posts to be able to post pictures? That's kind of retarded...)

    It's a ragley blue pig with a 150mm fork on it. 1X9 setup.

    I ride Lynn and Highland mostly with somewhat frequent trips to Lowell, Russel Mills, Harold Parker, Bruce and Tom's, and G-spot.
  • 07-03-2012
    NicoleB
    i think i know who you are Austin...kinda sorta :) you know Alanna and Adam, correct? im in the Sat night bike group. I only recognize you because they were talking about you the other day, haha. (in a totally good rockin way)
  • 07-03-2012
    StiHacka
    I'll play. I ride mostly in the Fells and at Mt. Pisgah but I have ridden in a few other places, too - Foxboro, Vietnam, Wompatuck, Harold Parker SF and many of the easy bike paths all over NE with wifey.

    Here is my steed - a 650b HT.


    Winter Fells Riding


    Mt. Pisgah


    Falmouth, Cape


    Reservoir hill in Woburn


    Fells is so nice I have to post it twice
  • 07-04-2012
    AustinF
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    i think i know who you are Austin...kinda sorta :) you know Alanna and Adam, correct? im in the Sat night bike group. I only recognize you because they were talking about you the other day, haha. (in a totally good rockin way)

    Hah, yep that's me. I also ride with Josh at Highland a pretty decent amount.
  • 07-10-2012
    dirtdan
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    I'll play. I ride mostly in the Fells and at Mt. Pisgah but I have ridden in a few other places, too - Foxboro, Vietnam, Wompatuck, Harold Parker SF and many of the easy bike paths all over NE with wifey.

    Here is my steed - a 650b HT.


    Winter Fells Riding


    Mt. Pisgah


    Falmouth, Cape


    Reservoir hill in Woburn


    Fells is so nice I have to post it twice

    Really sexy ride. Is the frame 650B specific?
  • 07-10-2012
    smac75
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    Intro
    Hi! I Wanted to introduce myself here. I just took up mountain biking and I am hooked. I got a cheap hardtail off CL (specs below w/stock pic) that I am quite pleased with so far but realize will need to be replaced sooner rather than later if this obsession keeps up. Got a nice tune up at Cycleloft and guys there thought I should have no problem hanging out in some rough stuff with it.

    I live in Burlington and rode the LLF last weekend with a friend who is an advanced rider. I had a hard time keeping up with her but loved every minute of it! I am nervous to try the NEMBA thurs night ride there because quite honestly, I don't think I could do 2 full hours. I'm good for about an hour to 45 mins tops at this point. I foolishly thought all the spin classes I've been doing would help but they sure didn't seem to! ha!

    So, if any beginner/adv beg out there wants to ride the LLF or Great Brook with me I'm all up for it!

    Oh, and I just bought some clipless (been using cages) and i'm terrified. Def going to try them out first a few times in spin class. Anyone know how much LBS will charge to install new pedals? Easy to DIY?

    Here's my bike specs according to bikepedia. No idea if all hold true since I don't know what half of these parts are (yet).

    2006 Genesisters | Marlin GS WSD Frame : Gold Series 6061 T6 internally and externally butted aluminum | Genesis Geometry
    Wheels : Alloy front hub, Shimano RM60-8 rear hub + Bontrager Camino rims + 14G Stainless Steel spokes | Bontrager Jones XR 26x2.25 tires
    Componentry : Shimano M-511 Deore rear derailleur + Shimano M-410 Alivio front derailleur | Bontrager Sport 42/32/22 crank | Avid SD3 linear pull brakes w/ Tektro RS360A levers | Alloy platform pedals
    Suspension : Manitou Axel Elite w/TPC Lock-Out | 100mm travel | Magnesium lowers
  • 07-10-2012
    StiHacka
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by danhasdrums View Post
    Really sexy ride. Is the frame 650B specific?

    Thank you Dan. No, it is not a 650b specific frame, it is a standard 26" On one 456 Carbon with an XFusion Velvet 130mm fork. It works great as a 650b conversion though.
  • 07-11-2012
    dirtdan
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    Thank you Dan. No, it is not a 650b specific frame, it is a standard 26" On one 456 Carbon with an XFusion Velvet 130mm fork. It works great as a 650b conversion though.

    Awesome. I want to lay in bed with it. Is that weird?
  • 07-11-2012
    StiHacka
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by danhasdrums View Post
    Awesome. I want to lay in bed with it. Is that weird?

    Not at all. :D

  • 07-13-2012
    StuntmanMike
    No pictures of the bike, but when I used to ride trails I loved Freetown State Forest in Freetown and Assonet, MA.

    I'm planning on getting back into it soon, and that's where I'm headed.Tons of great trails in there, and seemingly a little bit of everything, terrain-wise.
  • 07-18-2012
    xtabx7
    ^^ nice!
  • 07-27-2012
    XyesterdayX
    I'm new to both MTB and the forums, but am transitioning from the offshoot paths/fire trails along the Nashua Rail Trail to the Groton forest area. At this point, I have yet to hit Leominster State Forest. Other recommendations in that area?

    Riding a 2013 Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 29er...
  • 08-02-2012
    K-hawk
    Im currently riding a borrowed Cannondale prophet while i search for a hardtail, bit of overkill on the cape trails i ride. occasionally i venture over to west barnstable/TOT but mostly ride the otis/151 area, not the best riding in the world but atleast its close:thumbsup:
  • 08-02-2012
    ckspeed
    1 Attachment(s)
    2012 Trek Remdy 9 at Borderland State Park, Saturday 07/28/2012.
  • 08-15-2012
    Coloradoskibike
    1 Attachment(s)
    Trek Superfly 100 Pro, ride at batchelor st, earls, robinson state park, case mt,

    Also do group rides wednesday at 6 and saturday at 6 meeting at the colorado bike and ski shop. coloradoskishop.com
  • 08-17-2012
    datewithikeaa
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SuspectDevice View Post
    Sure. The trails are by the Hadley Resevoir, across the street from Hampshire College. They hook up with the excellent Batchelor street trails, but are far faster and less rocky.

    Awesome, thank you! I'm just getting into mountain biking, and I live in Northampton so this seems like it'd be a good fit!

    Tyler
  • 08-21-2012
    DropkickMurphy
    Beginner...
    Here's my, new to me, Ibex 03 Ignition-2. I got this bike for $175 off CL 3 days ago. I'm just starting out, so I haven't gone on any local trails, but I'll be trying Grafton, Millbury and eventually MIlford when my riding skills improve.

  • 08-21-2012
    woodsguy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DropkickMurphy View Post
    Here's my, new to me, Ibex 03 Ignition-2. I got this bike for $175 off CL 3 days ago. I'm just starting out, so I haven't gone on any local trails, but I'll be trying Grafton, Millbury and eventually MIlford when my riding skills improve.

    Check out Blackstone Valley chapter of NEMBA www.bvnemba.org for our Wednesday evening rides. The location changes every week. This week is Upton SF.
  • 08-21-2012
    DropkickMurphy
    Yeah, I saw that. Unfortunately, for the next 3 weeks my son has hockey practices on Wednesday nights. I'd probably hold everyone up too much as I'm stopping to suck wind, LOL. Thanks!
  • 10-24-2012
    Zinglespeeder
    Been riding at the Fell lately. Love this trail.

    Zion 737 Ebb SS (32:18)




    Dat view.
  • 11-11-2012
    Chezowan
    Just joined the forum and reentered MTBing. Sporting a 2003 Fuji Nevada and 2013 Specialized Rockhopper comp 29er. I've ridden F Gilbert Hills, great variety in difficulty. Waiting for some more free time to hit up Vietnam and Wrentham State Forest.
  • 11-17-2012
    benr0ck
    hello everybody. lots of great info on here that has helped me in the past.
    here's some places ive been riding in the last few months:

    western greenway (mainly due to proximity)
    cutler park
    LLF
    Russell Mill/Great Brook
    HP- wicked ride route a few times
    Lynn
    BP/WIllowdale/ClevelandFarms/Georgetown
    Wompatuck

    ill also get into some lift service riding at Mt Snow or Highland a couple times a summer.

    img wouldnt post since i havent put in my 10 yet (why?) but i ride a slayer.
  • 11-28-2012
    chevcp
    Def some nice bikes in MA. I will have to find some pics of my old Homegrown that I have been crashing on regulary for like 10 yrs.

    Vietnam, Noon Hill(Medfield), Wrentham, Arcadia, and Salmon River(CT) for me. Any good group rides in the Foxboro area?
  • 12-09-2012
    Angel of Death
    Massasoit State Park in Taunton and Blue Hills so far.
  • 01-15-2013
    LadyTitanium
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    My Ride
    Im a shortee. 5'3, 114 pounds. Trek Mamba 29er 14.5 frame.

    Backup bike is 26" gary fisher tassajara 13" mens frame.

    Just moved back to Southeast Ma. Looking for anyone looking to pick up rides in the Plymouth, Carver, Taunton, Bourne area. Ill broaden my radius on the weekend to Duxbury, Pinehills, and womp. I race for a shop out of the Taunton Raynham area.
  • 01-18-2013
    crunky
    3 Attachment(s)
    I'm back after ten years of not being on the trails.
    My ride is a 2012 stumpjumper fsr 29'er... A revolution in technology over my old modified K2 animal I used to ride over ten years ago.
    I ride my local trails in Minot forest, around the sheep farm, and to the trail system around the Philip s. Weld property. ( the water tower off Bourne hill road in Wareham )
    I have been to pine hills numerous times, and can't wait to get back to Otis.
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  • 01-18-2013
    Yakfish
    Welcome back Lady Titanium and Crunky! Enjoy the trails - maybe I'll see you out there somewhere.
  • 02-12-2013
    Speedracer508
    Names Andrew live in Taunton .....Family owns fields on rocky woods st ....( we farm them) coming from North walker st ....

    My father and Grandfather also own Eddies auto repair on north walker st .

    So rocky woods is in my area , but also ride vietnam
  • 03-23-2013
    JohL
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    Hi I am Johannes and relocated from Germany to the Boston area in 2011.
    I'm riding a 2011 Canyon Torque Trailflow which I use for all kinds of riding (All-Mountain, Freeride, Downhill).

    Attachment 783776

    Currently I am riding trails in Lynn Woods Reservation, I love the technical rocky sections. I am looking for partners to ride with, now that the temperatures start to rise again. I don't know much of the trails around Boston so please feel free to let me know about riding groups or if someone else is still on his or her own.

    See you on the trails,
    Johannes
  • 03-31-2013
    XyesterdayX
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    Tried to ride Groton this past week, but the trails aren't quite bike-ready yet unless you have a fatbike w/snow tires
  • 03-31-2013
    dirtdan
    1 Attachment(s)
    I've been riding Otis in Cape Cod all winter long.
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  • 04-02-2013
    crunky
    Re: Mass Riders, Post Your Bikes/Where You Ride
    Been riding Minot forest, and the Weld property in Wareham... Ground is dry and loamy.

  • 04-14-2013
    gnar602
    Come on out for Tuesday Night Rides at Lynn Woods! We start riding around 6pm rain or shine during open riding season.
  • 05-07-2013
    BoostedThrills
    1998 Specialized Ground Control FSR Comp - I usually ride Callahan since it's right near my house, but plan to go wherever I can.

  • 05-13-2013
    iceboxsteve
    2 Attachment(s)
    Southern Berkshire transplant who now spins around Cape. These photos are Otis, my new stomping ground, but I have forays into TOT and Pinehills with occasional travel to other reaches of New England.

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  • 05-19-2013
    crazyinp
    1 Attachment(s)
    I just picked up mountain biking and have been mainly riding LLF. 2005 SJ FSR Expert.

    Looking for riding buddies to show me around.

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  • 10-01-2013
    sixstroke
    Pretty new to MTB, used to ride BMX for years.

    Now I'm fat and older, hoping to fix that first thing..the latter I'm a bit SOL.

    My girl and I ride Wompatuck religiously for the last year. Borderlands here and there, and the park by Gillette.
  • 10-04-2013
    RiotFunk
    1 Attachment(s)
    Re: Mass Riders, Post Your Bikes/Where You Ride
    In western mass. Berkshires. If anyone is around to ride let me know I'm always out. Trance x2. Attachment 836718

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  • 10-05-2013
    Hobine
    Mass Riders, Post Your Bikes/Where You Ride
    Mostly Leominster State, Pearl Hill, Burbank and loops out the front door.

  • 12-02-2013
    xcal
    Freetown !!!
  • 12-08-2013
    psquared
    Hi all, I'm out in western MA in the Berkshires. I started riding a Specialized Stumpy that I bought from my brother this spring after not owning a bike for almost 10 years and am hooked. I just picked up a Giant Reign X1 yesterday.
    I live less than a mile from Kennedy Park, so my short rides are usually done there. I also regularly ride Balance Rock SF, October Mtn SF, and Lenox Mtn.

    My old Stumpy


    My new Giant
  • 12-18-2013
    cmags
    Hey guys and gals, new to the area, just moved to Lowell from Atlanta where I was a regular rider on some of the local trails there and occasional trip into the mountains of north GA. Since Lowell/Dracut/Tyngsboro State Forest is right out my back door, I've been riding there. Looking forward to checking out some of the other trails in the area and trying out some snow biking maybe this or next weekend.

    Riding a '99 Klein Mantra, SID dual-air fork, Fox RPL shock, Hayes Mag hydro brakes (with the 22mm Klein/Trek caliper), WTB wheels and Maxxis tires, and XT 3x9 setup. Comes in around 28lb.

  • 01-31-2014
    brian jra
    Hp!
  • 03-09-2014
    solly98
    Good trails around the Lexington area?
  • 04-08-2014
    Tate
    2 Attachment(s)
    Having grown up with Vietnam in my backyard I've played in the dirt for more years than I would like to say starting with motorized minibikes then dirt bikes followed by mountain bikes. After about 12 years away I bought a new bike and started to ride again. Once Vietnam dry's out that will be my primary area given the close proximity. In the meantime I've ridden Upton State Park a few times and some trails up and around Peppercorn Hill. See u on the trails!

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  • 04-08-2014
    shreddin22
    Mass Riders, Post Your Bikes/Where You Ride
    My 2014 stumpy. Ride a lot around batch earls Vietnam Chicopee Robinson all around
  • 04-22-2014
    dills84
    1 Attachment(s)
    2014 Diamondback Sortie - Mainly riding @ Harold Parker State Forest, Russel Mills, Lowell/Dracut/Tyngsboro, Landlocked Forest, Yudicky, Great Brook

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  • 04-22-2014
    endus
    Rode my butt off as a kid, stopped for a while, and in 2013 I bought a new bike and started riding more. 2013 Stumpjumper 29er.

    I ride Landlocked Forest a lot, Russell Mills, Lowell Dracut Tyngsboro, and occaisionally Harold Parker. Looking to branch out more this year though.

  • 05-09-2014
    BstnBrian
    1 Attachment(s)
    2012 Scalpel 3
    Just go this. Can't wait to get it out.Attachment 891992
  • 05-14-2014
    JFalcetti
    1 Attachment(s)
    Ashley Reservoir
  • 05-16-2014
    redwarrior
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by JFalcetti View Post
    Ashley Reservoir


    Nice! Have you ridden the M&M on the other side of 202? Much more of a singletrack trail for a few miles & super low traffic. Fun to ride out to Mt. Tom from there.
  • 05-16-2014
    JFalcetti
    I haven't ridden that at all. Where do I pick it up?
  • 05-16-2014
    redwarrior
    The easiest way is to hop on Apremont Highway from 202. Cruise down the road a short way & look for a trail on your right. I think there is a little no parking sign right where the trail starts. I think there is a trail sign that says "white lightning" on the left not too far in... You'll know you're on the right path if you look back & it looks something like this:

    Img_0156 by m2phast, on Flickr

    Eventually the trail seems to end at a little stream at the bottom of a hill. Look to your left & you'll see a trail intersection. Look for the "hellgate" trail sign & push up that crapfest of a trail. You can hop back on the bike at the top & ride for a while. Eventually, you'll come down another hill to a shooting range in Holyoke. The trail continues across the road. Follow it across a stream & climb up for a bit. After that you'll have to carry your bike up a rocky climb. From there, follow the trail down & you'll pop out on 141 directly across from the reservoir at the base of Mt. Tom.

    Enjoy!
  • 05-23-2014
    iloveboston
    Mass Riders, Post Your Bikes/Where You Ride


    I ride mostly in the Merrimack Valley area. This is my single speed honzo, ready to rip.


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  • 06-02-2014
    Rontele
    Greeting from Colorado. As life would have it, I met the girl of my dreams and will be moving to Boston at the end of the year. Love to ride and the word of good riding back east is making me excited to move out there. Definitely will have to recalibrate some expectations, but very excited. Shipped out my fully rigid 29+ WaltWorks for the time being and coming out Friday for ten days. Any suggestions for good primers for Boston-area riding. Planning on taking one day to drive somewhere 2+ hrs. to ride. Thinking Ascutney or Rutland. Thanks in advance and look forward to meeting some of you out on the trails.
  • 06-03-2014
    birdman829
    Ah. The legendary Rontele. Change for a nickel brah?

    Good riding all around here. Depends on where exactly you end up. Wompatuck and Foxboro south of town. Vietnam and others west of town. Lynn woods willowdale and georgetown on the north shore. G spot and greenwood on Cape Anne. Harold Parker, Russell Mill and LDTF in the Merrimack Valley. The fells and cutler park closer to town. And way too many more spots to mention. Very different riding from CO I'm sure but it's all good.

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  • 06-03-2014
    Rontele
    With that in mind, what is a good introductory ride to the area? Not interested in the free-ridey stuff.
  • 06-03-2014
    birdman829
    Re: Mass Riders, Post Your Bikes/Where You Ride
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rontele View Post
    With that in mind, what is a good introductory ride to the area? Not interested in the free-ridey stuff.

    For your rigid 29er Willowdale would be a lot of fun. Tons of trails in there, nearly all of them are fast and flowy. Most ride well in either direction so it's easy to have a good time even if you don't know your way around.

    It's a very popular destination but most of the singletrack is unmarked. The mass DCR website has a map of fireroads and double track with numbered intersections so you could use that to find your way back to the car at the end of the day.

    You could follow a route from strava or something too I guess?

    DCR info: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr...te-forest.html

    There is also weekly NEMBA ride from the Ipswich road side Monday evenings at 6

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  • 06-03-2014
    Rontele
    Thanks, Birdman. This looks great. I actually might be able to join the NEMBA ride on Monday night this week and that could be a good intro to Willowdale. Navigating isn't an issue as we spend a bunch of time out here piecing together rides from maps, GPS, etc.
  • 06-05-2014
    VTSession
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rontele View Post
    With that in mind, what is a good introductory ride to the area? Not interested in the free-ridey stuff.

    Check out Cutler Park in Newton. Very fast riding, not too technical and about 10 minutes from Boston. Its a great place to stretch out a 29er hard tail and you can cover most the trails in less than a couple hours.
  • 06-15-2014
    gnar602
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rontele View Post
    Greeting from Colorado. As life would have it, I met the girl of my dreams and will be moving to Boston at the end of the year. Love to ride and the word of good riding back east is making me excited to move out there. Definitely will have to recalibrate some expectations, but very excited. Shipped out my fully rigid 29+ WaltWorks for the time being and coming out Friday for ten days. Any suggestions for good primers for Boston-area riding. Planning on taking one day to drive somewhere 2+ hrs. to ride. Thinking Ascutney or Rutland. Thanks in advance and look forward to meeting some of you out on the trails.

    As a fellow former mountain west resident I can tell you a few things. Your biking world is going to change dramatically in Boston. There is no such thing as wide open space here, however they've done a helluva job building up the above mentioned trail systems which are very fun to ride.

    Now for stuff that I would guess you're going to be more fond of I'd suggest becoming familiar with Northern New England, because that's the closest thing to big mountain riding you'll find here. Miles and miles of tall, flowy single track just don't exist in Eastern Mass.

    Here's what I think you'll like-

    1. North Conway, NH- Big Mountain climbing, (harder to find here than in Colorado) and easy to fairly easy to put together epic type rides (30-40 miles of non-repetitive single track and 3,000+ climbing).

    2. Vermont, Vermont, Vermont- Vermont's 10 Best Mountain Bike Trails | Bicycling Magazine

    3. Central/Western Mass- Get to know the guys at Batchelor Street/Earls Trails- There are a great group of guys out there that maintain an amazing set of trails. You can find maps but I highly suggesting going with a group.

    4. Get to know the local riding organizations a bit (Diesel Bikes, Magnolia Bike Club, and NEMBA- regional powerhouse) just to name a few. They all tend to focus on slightly different areas/riding but knowing tons of guys/ladies from both groups I can tell you it's well worth your time to get to know people.

    Another big difference you'll probably notice is things aren't exactly as welcoming as out West. You won't find trail markers on most systems like you do out west, a few of the larger ones do have them like Kingdom Trails, but generally if you ask for directions you'll be told something like (go down there to the first rock pile, turn left, when you hit the power lines head right until you see the 2nd opening in the trees, then go there, if you hit graffiti rock you've gone too far).

    Anyways, just my .02 as a New England transplant. I can tell you for one thing there are 100's of miles of epic riding to be had here, but it isn't going to jump out and slap you in the face like Colorado does.
  • 06-17-2014
    Rontele
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by gnar602 View Post
    As a fellow former mountain west resident I can tell you a few things. Your biking world is going to change dramatically in Boston. There is no such thing as wide open space here, however they've done a helluva job building up the above mentioned trail systems which are very fun to ride.

    Now for stuff that I would guess you're going to be more fond of I'd suggest becoming familiar with Northern New England, because that's the closest thing to big mountain riding you'll find here. Miles and miles of tall, flowy single track just don't exist in Eastern Mass.

    Here's what I think you'll like-

    1. North Conway, NH- Big Mountain climbing, (harder to find here than in Colorado) and easy to fairly easy to put together epic type rides (30-40 miles of non-repetitive single track and 3,000+ climbing).

    2. Vermont, Vermont, Vermont- Vermont's 10 Best Mountain Bike Trails | Bicycling Magazine

    3. Central/Western Mass- Get to know the guys at Batchelor Street/Earls Trails- There are a great group of guys out there that maintain an amazing set of trails. You can find maps but I highly suggesting going with a group.

    4. Get to know the local riding organizations a bit (Diesel Bikes, Magnolia Bike Club, and NEMBA- regional powerhouse) just to name a few. They all tend to focus on slightly different areas/riding but knowing tons of guys/ladies from both groups I can tell you it's well worth your time to get to know people.

    Another big difference you'll probably notice is things aren't exactly as welcoming as out West. You won't find trail markers on most systems like you do out west, a few of the larger ones do have them like Kingdom Trails, but generally if you ask for directions you'll be told something like (go down there to the first rock pile, turn left, when you hit the power lines head right until you see the 2nd opening in the trees, then go there, if you hit graffiti rock you've gone too far).

    Anyways, just my .02 as a New England transplant. I can tell you for one thing there are 100's of miles of epic riding to be had here, but it isn't going to jump out and slap you in the face like Colorado does.

    Thanks. Had a good time riding out in my future home last week (back in Colorado for ten days). I'd agree that local knowledge is pretty key. Rode Otis on the Cape on Saturday and that was pretty awewsome, but got totally lost and double backed too much for the amount of trail out there.
  • 08-06-2014
    MrR1ght
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    Like the Fells and a secret spot with a nice wide river crossing out by Blood Forrest!
  • 08-08-2014
    iceboxsteve
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    Attachment 914208

    Where I ride...and drink.
  • 08-15-2014
    jessetoronto
    Little late on the reply. AZ native transplanted to Boston 2 years ago. Best riding anywhere up here is Kingdom Trails in East Burke VT. Worth every minute of the drive. In Boston area check out Harold Parker, Lynn Woods, and Adams farm ( In that order). Nothing else in town is worth the hassle of driving around in my opinion. Good luck and look out for Deer Flies - they really suck.
  • 09-27-2014
    niner_ma
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    Niner MCR9 - Leicester, MA
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    Hey everyone, I'm based in Leicester and I've been riding in NE for the last 6 years or so. This is my Niner MCR9. I messed around with full suspension 26ers and 29ers in the past and this thing is my dream bike. I've been on it for the last 2 years.

    Favorite trails that are close by:
    Tantasqua Jr. High Trails (Sturbridge, MA)
    Water Works (Sutton, MA)
    Ribbon Candy (Millbury, MA)
    Worcester City Hiking Trails -> That lead to the real MTB Trails (Worcester, MA)

    I used to ride with Blackstone Valley NEMBA quite a bit and might get back into it. I ride mostly solo, usually weekday mornings and some evenings. Hit me up if you want me to show you around any of these trails!

    -Nate
  • 01-27-2015
    yajbuilder
    Just biked cutler park on a "scouting mission."
    It was cool, not a mountain, but cool.
  • 01-27-2015
    yajbuilder
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BstnBrian View Post
    Just go this. Can't wait to get it out.Attachment 891992

    Hows it treating you? I looked at one pretty hard recently. looks wonky, but gets raves. where are you riding such a steed? (ma forum)
  • 01-27-2015
    thecanoe
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    Landlocked Forest on my Surly Moonlander last week. But it will be a while before its rideable again. 24" of snow today.
  • 04-08-2015
    dmo
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    Sent from my KFTHWA using Tapatalk
  • 04-11-2015
    ckspeed
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    Wife's Anthem
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    My Remedy
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    My Brother's Fuel EX
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    We ride @ Massasoit State Park, Borderland State Park, & Blue Hills Res.

    Sometimes we ride at Wompatuck State Park also.
  • 04-14-2015
    Back2MTB
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by redwarrior View Post
    The easiest way is to hop on Apremont Highway from 202. Cruise down the road a short way & look for a trail on your right. I think there is a little no parking sign right where the trail starts. I think there is a trail sign that says "white lightning" on the left not too far in... You'll know you're on the right path if you look back & it looks something like this:

    Img_0156 by m2phast, on Flickr

    Eventually the trail seems to end at a little stream at the bottom of a hill. Look to your left & you'll see a trail intersection. Look for the "hellgate" trail sign & push up that crapfest of a trail. You can hop back on the bike at the top & ride for a while. Eventually, you'll come down another hill to a shooting range in Holyoke. The trail continues across the road. Follow it across a stream & climb up for a bit. After that you'll have to carry your bike up a rocky climb. From there, follow the trail down & you'll pop out on 141 directly across from the reservoir at the base of Mt. Tom.

    Enjoy!

    Thanks for just suggesting this set of trails, I'm going to try and find them ASAP . If you don't mind me asking how long does it take you to ride from Apremont highway to the reservoir at the base of Mount Tom approximately ?
  • 04-14-2015
    redwarrior
    It's pretty short -I'd say certainly no more than an hour. I usually ride it as part of something longer.
  • 04-15-2015
    dfields447
    I ride a Giant Trance X 29er and I ride earls trails and batchelor street. Have been riding alone for 2 years since I moved here if anyone is interested in grouping up.
  • 05-04-2015
    haymaker
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    I ride a bikesdirect (don't shoot me!) 2013 Dawes Haymaker 1500 hardtail often through the Middlesex Fells. This shot of my bike is me recovering from an almost fall, captured from my GoPro this past weekend.

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  • 10-07-2015
    SwampyC
    Just joined the forums and wanted to say hello to some local riders. I'm always up for a new riding partner especailly now that the daylight is getting shorter, and we're riding more at night. My bike is a 2014 Giant Trance. I'm from western MA... right here in Holyoke. My favorite places to ride are Earls, B street, Bear hole, Robinson. They're all kinda close, so it's nice for a quick ride when I can find the time to get out.

    Couple shots of my bike before any upgrades. I've since added some wider bars, xtr shifters, and a different wheel set.
    http://imageshack.com/a/img907/2066/I23d57.jpg

    http://imageshack.com/a/img903/9158/IRRzfI.jpg
  • 03-14-2016
    NHCheef
    First time poster here... Just purchased my first mountain bike since 2007 and my first ever FS. 2016 Kona Precept 130. I live in Melrose and plan to ride the Fells, Landlocked Forest and Lynn Woods once trails start opening up in the next few weeks here. Hope to see some other members out on the trails!

  • 03-14-2016
    GoingNowhere
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    I ride trails in Beaver Brook Reservation / old Met hospital grounds near me in Waltham. I usually ride my '08 Cowan (white) on those trails. It's a dirt jumper... but I'm a short guy so it fits great.

    I ride my '05 Kona Cowan (orange) through the city of Waltham, Cambridge and Boston.

    I take my '05 Kona Stab (red,white and blue) up to NH and VT to get my lift assisted fix. I primarily ride Highland, Killington or Sunapee if my gf wants to join.
  • 04-07-2016
    7Mind
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    My TREK FUEL EX5 live in the Merrimack Valley usually ride Willowdale, Harold Parker etc.
  • 05-16-2016
    Bahamut2119
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    I ride in worcester and spencer preferring spencer I know those trails like the back of my hand. My '00 Iron Horse Raider I just finished a full overhaul on last part that's original is my seatpost gimme 2 weeks and that will be gone to :).

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  • 05-17-2016
    vw_steggie
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Bahamut2119 View Post
    I ride in worcester and spencer preferring spencer I know those trails like the back of my hand. My '00 Iron Horse Raider I just finished a full overhaul on last part that's original is my seatpost gimme 2 weeks and that will be gone to :).

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    Where are the trails in Spencer? I'm up in Paxton and looking for something new.
  • 09-03-2016
    Helmetface
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    Cutler Park.
  • 09-23-2016
    oathead
    Just put some new rubber on my firebird. I ride Rock Meadow(belmont) and Beaver Brook a fair amount. I also love Vietnam and Russel Mill.

  • 01-01-2017
    k2blt
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by vw_steggie View Post
    Where are the trails in Spencer? I'm up in Paxton and looking for something new.

    I second this question... over by Howe State Park? I live in Hardwick but work in Leicester so I'm driving through Spencer almost daily.
  • 01-01-2017
    Matt1106
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by k2blt View Post
    I second this question... over by Howe State Park? I live in Hardwick but work in Leicester so I'm driving through Spencer almost daily.

    There's nothing great to ride in Spencer. Howe park is pretty boring and there are some snowmobiles trails around town but they aren't much better. Best place to ride in Spencer/brookfields area is behind the tantasqua jr high on rt. 148 in Brookfield. Wells state park has a good loop with some decent climbs and plenty of rocks. Also has a couple fun downhills too.
  • 01-01-2017
    k2blt
    Thanks for the info. I've got Tantasqua on my angenda for this year.
  • 01-17-2017
    screamingbunny
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    The Boulders, Pittsfield Mass. Advocate Cycles Hayduke.....and Trixxy the maniac trail runt :)
  • 01-24-2017
    SARASR
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    2015 Specialized Enduro Comp 29

    Wompatuk
    Duxbury
    Foxboro
    Ames Nowell
    Highland Park
    Waterville Valley
  • 03-29-2017
    KeithD42
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    2003 Giant Warp DS3
    This is my 2003 Giant Warp DS3 & I usually ride the Fells, Horn Pond, Harold Parker and i am looking forward to riding Landlocked Forest.