Mountain Bike Fun RideApr 30, 2021 09:31AM ● By Carolyn Coogan
The Rhode Island chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association (RI NEMBA) is sponsoring a virtual mountain bike fun ride from May 1 to June 27, 2021. The outdoor and online event boasts a fun photo contest and raffle for all ages and abilities with the goal of increasing awareness of Rhode Island’s many wonderful mountain bike trails, raising funds for the local food bank and boosting NEMBA membership.
Riders can choose from several routes, ranging from easy family-friendly routes to challenging technical routes. The event also seeks to highlight areas off the beaten paths. “Our goal is to help get people into areas they may never have gone or have been unsure of the trail network,” says co-organizer Christopher Flanagan.
The ride has an open participation window beginning May 1 and ending June 27, 2021. Prizes will be awarded via a closing ceremony broadcast on Facebook Live on June 30, 2021. Rhode Island NEMBA’s mission is to create a positive and inclusive mountain biking culture in Rhode Island. It is dedicated to developing and maintaining access to sustainable, environmentally friendly mountain bike trails, supporting its members, linking communities, supporting local businesses and promoting the general health of the local population and the protection of open spaces.
Cost: Free with the cost of a new membership, $15 for existing members and $25 to nonmembers. For more information, visit rinemba.org.