Trails Advisory Committee Update

February 11th, 2015

Cycling Community,
I’ve got some big news to share….

Craig Mello to take on the role of representing RI NEMBA at the RI Trails Advisory Committee:

As most of you know, Al Moder has moved away from Rhode Island and now lives in the northern most reaches of Vermont! I think I can speak for everyone who knows Al and has spent any amount of time with him that we truly miss his witty sense of humor and great stories. If a stick had moved at Big River, truth be told, Al knew about it. Speaking of sticks, eye protection is a must now that Al has moved away!….he’d spend hours pruning the trails and would always be seen with his pair of trusty clippers mounted to his chest. We miss you Al and we hope you’re happy as can be in your new location!

What you may not know about Al, is that he spent quite a few years representing RI NEMBA at the RI Trails Advisory Committee. This is a big deal as the purpose of the committee is by law intended to encourage the development and maintenance of recreational trails and trail related projects by making available grants to state agencies, municipalities, incorporated non-profit land trust and other incorporated conservation and outdoor recreation organizations.

With Al no longer living locally, the RI NEMBA seat at the committee has been vacant for some time. A few weeks ago Craig Mello stepped up to the plate and volunteered to take the RI NEMBA seat in the advisory committee and is already in stride. Anyone who knows Craig knows that he is a perfect fit to take on this role…..A cycling veteran of all disciplines, passionate for our trails and local cycling culture, and a strong voice to represent the entire population of Rhode Island cyclists. Craig, on behalf of RI NEMBA, thank you so much for volunteering to represent us! And Al, thank you so much for your years of service on the committee!

See you out on the trails,
John

February Chapter Meeting

February 3rd, 2015

Our next chapter meeting will be held this Tuesday, 2/3/2015, 7:00pm at Doherty’s ale house in Warwick. We once again have the gansett’ room reserved for us. ALL are welcome and encouraged to attend! If you would like anything added to the agenda please let me know. See you there!

January Meeting

January 2nd, 2015

RI NEMBA is Meeting on January 6th at Doherty’s Ale house in Warwick, 7 pm! We have the big Gansett room booked for us (Thanks Haley). If you’ve even remotely thought about attending a NEMBA meeting in the past…..DO IT! We need your input, because this truly is your chapter. YOUR chapter needs your ideas to help drive our ship in the right direction and make mountain biking in Rhode Island better than it’s ever been before!!!! Be there, get involved, make a change for you and your chapter for 2015……this is honestly the best, most passionate and most inviting group of people I’ve ever met in my life and we want YOU to come join us! See you on the 6th! ALL are welcome! If you’re not a member and would like to join our association, please click the link below. Happy new Year everyone….2015 is going to rock and I couldn’t be more excited!

http://www.nemba.org/join

January Chapter Meeting, Tuesday 1/6 at 7:00pm

December 17th, 2014

Our next chapter meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 6th at Dohertys Ale House on Jefferson Blvd. 7:00pm. Start the new year off right and come get involved with RI NEMBA! We’ll be discussing our goals and main objectives for 2015. See you there! Oh, great food and 120 beers on draft!

2015 Holiday Bash! December 12th at Doherty’s Ale House

November 19th, 2014

Cycling Community,
Please join us for our annual holiday bash! This year we’re holding it on a Friday night so we can all paaataaay and not worry about work in the morning! Tickets are $10 a piece and EVERYONE is invited. Thinking about joining NEMBA and want to meet some of the association? Please join us! My hope is that we’ll see many new faces this year. We’ll have a very short board meeting followed by the election of officers for 2015. A buffet style dinner will follow. Cash Bar. Doherty’s Ale house on Jefferson Blvd. in Warwick has great food and 120 brews on tap! Please RSVP by Dec. 2nd by emailing me a johnsumner13@gmail.com. Please include your name and how many tickets you want. Money will be collected at the door. This event is a blast every year so I hope to see you all there!

7:00pm
Doherty’s Ale House
30 Jefferson Blvd.
Warwick, RI