Opening Weekend Recap

BRVSC Opening Weekend

Baker River trails finally opened this past weekend and it was a roaring good time. Lower trails still need more snow, but are currently passable. Conditions quickly improve once you get to higher terrain (about 2 miles out of the clubhouse in either direction).

Our grooming team has done an incredible job, putting in a lot of hours in the last week. The Tucker continues to run this week, prepping trails for another busy weekend. The most up to date trail and grooming conditions can be found on our Facebook.

The Clubhouse & Grump’s Grill

Our amazing kitchen volunteers also need a shout out. With COVID regulations keeping the public outside of the clubhouse, Grump’s Grill went full take-out this season. Let’s just say this massive change hasn’t slowed the kitchen down one bit. Burgers, hot dogs, snacks, desserts and our weekly homemade specials are still in full swing.

Despite being stuck outside, the clubhouse is still a great pit stop on your ride. We have regularly serviced porta-potties, tables and chairs, and wood stoves outside to keep you as comfortable as possible while you rest up and enjoy your meal.

Trail Updates

On to more trail updates. If you got out this weekend, you may have noticed some changes.

Primary 153, January 2021
Primary 153, January 2021

First up, a new and improved Primary 153 has reopened after several years. Our section of P153 previously ended at Cheever Trail. It now extends 4.5 miles to Corridor 5, creating a 25 mile loop within our trail system. This also adds a second route up to higher terrain, instead of all traffic taking Corridor 8.

Scenic View, January 2021

And, the Scenic View and Diamond Turn trails in the Hog Hill/Groton area is again reopened. We lost these trails to logging for a few years, but the beautiful view is back! You’ll definitely want to head up there for a photo op on your next ride.

Trails Opening Saturday, 1/23

Our trail system will be opening at 8am this Saturday. Conditions in the lower terrain and leaving the clubhouse are marginal to fair with thin snow cover, but conditions quickly improve with elevations. Expect good to great riding in the hills.
 
Most trails have been groomed and we will continue working to get them in shape before the weekend. The base is thin, so please tread lightly. Hopefully with the cold weather the trails will last until we get more snow.
 
As always with early season conditions, be on the lookout for open water bars, rocks and other hazards on the trail.
 
As a reminder, there is NO PARKING on any roads in Dorchester or anywhere on the Green Woodlands property. We have plenty of parking available at the clubhouse.
 
Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we look forward to the weekend!

Trails Open 12/21/20

Trails are open!
 
We have been out rolling and clearing trails all weekend. Most trails have had at least 1 pass.
 
Expect very early season conditions (open water bars, rocks,rough terrain, etc.) but there is some decent riding to be had. Please ride with caution!
 
There is a bridge out on Buddy Lane Trail, so please avoid that trail.
 
We will provide updates as things change. Have fun, be safe and think snow!

Trails Closed 3/9/20

Trails Closed

Out of respect for our landowners and due to lack of snow, Baker River trails are officially closed for the season.

Thank you for another great year, for having patience while we did our best with what the weather brought us, and for your unending support. We couldn’t do what we do without you!

Trail Update 3/6/20

There is still riding out of the clubhouse this weekend if you head East on Corridor 8, following Cheever Trail and head into the Hog Hill/Groton Area. Our trails out that way were groomed last night. Expect some dirt and water bars on your way out of the Clubhouse. There is one stretch about 150′ long. Once you get into higher elevation in Groton, there is still plenty of snow and good conditions.

At this time Corridor 8 West to the Green Camp is closed, but you can access Corridor 5 South and our higher elevation trails from neighboring trail systems (Hebron, Lyme Pinnacle, Mt. Cardigan). A member rode from Hebron last night and reported they had just groomed and that trails were phenomenal. On our end, Ten Mile Road, Rocky Loop, and Townline Pond were groomed early this morning and in good condition.

The Clubhouse is open Saturday and Sunday, 8 to 4 with the usual goodies. Be sure to stop in Sunday morning for our monthly Pancake Breakfast Buffet.