Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

I was very happy with so many that attended the ribbon cutting ceremony and the chance that it gave me to talk about the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) and how these funds can help improve our trails. Mendon is quite active in conserving open space properties that residents and visitors alike can enjoy. BSTRA got…

April 28, 2018 Park Serve Day Upton State Forest

This work day was held in conjunction with the Friends of the Upton State Forest. We had seven BSTRA members that started tackling the mess out on the trails. There were numerous trees down across the trails along with a ton of trees leaning over the trails and piles of branches. Those last two nor’easter…

April 8, 2018 March Madness Ride

We keep calling this the March Madness Ride, but we end up having it in April because of the weather. I guess that is our madness! There was so much tree damage from the March storms that this ride would not have been possible with out the help of the Department of Conservation & Recreation…

BSTRA Receives DCR Partneship Grant

BSTRA has been selected as an awardee for DCR’s FY 2108 Partnership Matching Funds Program. BSTRA proposes to advance the final stages of design and permitting for this section of the SNETT between Rt 126 and Center Street in Bellingham. DCR has completed preliminary alignment, typical sections and profile (see attached), however, MHC permitting, wetland…

Sept. 24, 2017 Tourbillon

Despite the heat, this Benefit Ride sponsored by and at Tourbillon Trailer Sales (North Scituate, RI) turned out very successful for BSTRA. All the money raised will be used for BSTRA’s trail projects. Special thanks to Kelly and Jim Shaw, Donna Michelson and the participants who brought homemade desserts to add to the menu. And…

Sept. 10, 2017 Cardinal Ridge Pleasure Ride

Many thanks to Karla Christiansen for inviting us to ride out of her facility, Cardinal Ridge Equestrian Center in Barre MA. There was plenty of parking with access to miles of trails giving us a  choice of a short or long loop that included fields, old town roads, the Ware River Rail Trail, and single…