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    Looking for trails around Norton

    Just moved from cape cod and im in desperate need for some bike time. Im willing to drive a little for some good singletrack with some techy stuff, but beggers cant be choosers anything will do. help would be appreciated.

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    Check out Borderland in Easton, F. Gilbert Hills in Foxboro and Rocky Woods in Taunton. All are close by Norton. Borderland is really techy, rocky and a lot of fun. It's known as Boulderland for a reason Foxboro is more of the same just on a larger scale. Rocky Woods is off of Rte 44 (enter behind Curly's Pub) - I haven't been there in years but I remember it being mostly flat and rocky, and there's a ton of trail in a small area. Best bets would be Borderland or Foxboro imho.. ($2 parking fee at Borderland but it's worth all 200 pennies!).

    More info here: nemba.org - goto the riding zone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onajeep
    Just moved from cape cod and im in desperate need for some bike time. Im willing to drive a little for some good singletrack with some techy stuff, but beggers cant be choosers anything will do. help would be appreciated.
    I live in Norton as well, I will be at borderland and foxboro quite a bit from friday to monday. PM me your number or when you will be riding and we can meet up and show you around.

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    Might also want to check out lincoln park in RI. I havent been in a while, its small but has some cool rock lines.. Probably mobbed on the weekends though.

    Old map and some pics - not sure on directions but remember it was easy to find
    http://www.bikerag.com/images/MAPS/ri_lincoln_woods.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by pukemaster
    Might also want to check out lincoln park in RI. I havent been in a while, its small but has some cool rock lines.. Probably mobbed on the weekends though.

    Old map and some pics - not sure on directions but remember it was easy to find
    http://www.bikerag.com/images/MAPS/ri_lincoln_woods.htm
    for less technical check out Franklin

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    Quote Originally Posted by pukemaster
    for less technical check out Franklin
    I lead a ride every Friday @ 6:00 at Lincoln Woods in RI.

    Details can be found here: http://www.nemba.org/forums/showthread.php?t=21082

    Typically we have two ride leaders for a slow and fast ride. If it's just a few folks then we just have a real mellow ride. The goal is to get more people to learn the confusing mix of trails and ride there more often.

    Franklin is tough (ATV hell) but does offer some decent loops if you know them. I work across the street from the Trunkline Trail off Grove. Usually ride there in the Fall if it's dry. Done right there's a nice long descent down the backside that's a lot of fun. The trick is figuring out where to ride there so you're not climbing a false flat the whole ride, or riding in ATV ruts.

    Foxboro and Borderland are a better rides by 100X over Franklin IMO. Anyway there's plenty of quality riding in the Norton area. Just stay away from Foxboro 6/1 - There's a Moto Enduro from what I hear.
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    Check out Vietnam, it's a 25 minute drive up 495 and well worth the trip. Get yourself a guide for maximum techie ecstasy.

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    http://bikebarnracing.com/page.cfm?pageID=65 here are some of the ones in Mass...

    Borderland is in my home town and one of my favorites I use to hike here as a kid, and just started mountain biking there... Can be technical or really easy (whatever you are looking for), I suggest Bob's Trail.

    Also get a map, they have them at the visitors center.

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    Does any one ride over at Rocky Woods any more? I just rode there for the first time, it was very over grown. We all loved the trails but trees are down everywhere and very over grown. To the point we needed to get off to get through some sections. I would ride there more but it would need to get cleanedd up. I entered in through the back of Curley's Pub.
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    X Post from the NEMBA boards - talk to these guys if you want more info..

    http://www.nemba.org/forums/showthread.php?t=21546

    I rode in at the end of Glebe St. a while ago on the 'cross bike. That section was in pretty decent shape.
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