New England Mountain Bike Association - Central Connecticut Chapter
c/o John Joy, Treasurer
2 Cedar Ln
Oxford CT 06478-1225
Contact Information
Address c/o John Joy, Treasurer
2 Cedar Ln
Oxford, CT 06478-1225
Telephone (203) 260-6200 x
Fax 831-850-6671
E-mail RideHelpJoin@cctnemba.org
Web and Social Media
Thule and CCTNEMBA Trail Day @ Quillinan

Mission
The New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable trail access for mountain bicyclists, and to maintaining the trails on which mountain bikers ride. NEMBA supports the conservation of open spaces and is committed to educating mountain bicyclists to ride sensitively and responsibly in order to protect the natural environment and the experience of other trail users.
 
The Central Connecticut Chapter serves the north central and south central regions of Connecticut. 
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1993
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Philip Keyes
Board Chair Glenn Vernes
Board Chair Company Affiliation Ahold USA
Financial Summary
 
Projected Revenue $5,000.00
Projected Expenses $5,000.00
Statements
Mission
The New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable trail access for mountain bicyclists, and to maintaining the trails on which mountain bikers ride. NEMBA supports the conservation of open spaces and is committed to educating mountain bicyclists to ride sensitively and responsibly in order to protect the natural environment and the experience of other trail users.
 
The Central Connecticut Chapter serves the north central and south central regions of Connecticut. 
Background

The New England Mountain Bike Association is a community of mountain bikers committed to creating epic riding experiences, preserving open space, and guiding the future of mountain biking in New England.

What began as a group of friends and riding enthusiasts giving testimony at a 1987 meeting of the Massachusetts Metropolitan District Commission is now a recreational trails advocacy organization with 27 chapters and over five thousand members throughout the six state region. We lead nearly a thousand mountain bike rides a season, put on various skills clinics and trail building schools, and advocate for mountain biking and recreational trails. We put on hundreds of trail building and maintenance events in scores of parks in the region, donating over 8,000 volunteer hours in the process. We work with key leaders and land managers to protect our sport and allow our members to give back to the trails and to the sport they love.

The original Connecticut Chapter was founded in 1996. Due to the tremendous growth of, and interest in, mountain biking, there are now five chapters in the state. The north central and south central regions of Connecticut are served by the Central Connecticut Chapter.

Impact
CCT NEMBA ACCOMPLISHMENTS LAST YEAR (2016)
 
1. Major improvements at Madison's Rockland Preserve, including two new trail segments and installation of new maps reflecting twenty miles of singletrack trails.
 
2. Replaced an aging bridge in River Highlands State Park in Cromwell, as well as creating additional trail features.
 
3. Constructed a 9.5 mile network of trails at Mooween State Park in Lebanon.
 
4. Organized a trail school in Oxford. (Originally scheduled for fall 2016; postponed to May 20, 2017.)
 
GOALS FOR 2017
 
1. Working with the Town of Madison Beach and Recreation Department, begin construction of Rockland Bike Park, an outdoor recreation project at Rockland Preserve which will include a pump track, skills area and natural element playground. The trails at Rockland Preserve are already recognized as the best singletrack trail network in Connecticut; this project will further enhance the resource to become a place for families in Madison and surrounding towns to meet and develop healthy habits.
 
2. In cooperation with our Southeastern Connecticut Chapter, continue development of the trail network at Mooween State Park in Lebanon.
 
3. In cooperation with our Fairfield County Chapter, the Oxford Land Trust and Oxford High School Youth Conservation Corps, expand the trail network in Oxford's Rockhouse Hill Sanctuary to include several new miles of beginner/intermediate shared-use singletrack.
 
4. Continue trail projects at River Highlands State Park in Cromwell, Branford Supply Ponds, Pisgah Preserve in Durham, and the Quillinan Reservoir Block of the Naugatuck State Forest.
 
5. Expand group ride opportunities. The chapter will be leading several weekly and bi-weekly group rides that will be open to riders with a variety of skill levels, from beginner/novice to advanced intermediate. We are also hoping to add a weekly women's ride at Rockland Preserve.
Needs
People:
  • Increase number of active members by 50%.
  • Increase chapter membership by 10% in 2017.
Communication:
  • Increase local land managers' awareness of the chapter, especially beyond DEEP, and what it can do for them vis a vis trail building and maintenance, helping to turn their preserves into places for healthy outdoor recreation.
Activity:
  • Expansion of trail building and maintenance projects.
  • Enhance outreach by hosting events such as trail schools for other organizations, including and especially youth organizations.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Recreation & Sports / Alliances & Advocacy
Secondary Organization Category Environment / Natural Resources Conservation & Protection
Tertiary Organization Category Environment / Environmental Education
Areas Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Ansonia
Bethany
Branford
Cheshire
Derby
East Haven
Guilford
Hamden
Lower Naugatuck Valley
Madison
Milford
New Haven
North Branford
North Haven
Orange
Oxford
Seymour
Shoreline
Wallingford
West Haven
Woodbridge
Other

Central Connecticut NEMBA serves the north central and south central areas of Connecticut.  The state is also served by the Fairfield County, Northwest Connecticut, Quiet Corner, and Southeastern Connecticut Chapters.  NEMBA's remaining twenty-two chapters serve the other New England states.

Programs
Description

Trail maintenance and development work sessions occur throughout the year. In cooperation with land managers including Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, chapter volunteers have built miles of trails enjoyed by all users of the resource. Recent local projects include the extensive trail network at Rockland Preserve in Madison, and, working with volunteers from Thule in Seymour, the trails of the Quillinan Reservoir block of the Naugatuck State Forest.

Population Served General/Unspecified / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Description Locally as well as in cooperation with other Connecticut chapters, the chapter hosts training sessions in trail maintenance and principles of sustainable shared-use singletrack trail development. Training includes both theory of sustainable trail construction and hands-on skills, including proper safety practices, during supervised work sessions.
Population Served General/Unspecified / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Description Chapter volunteers offer assistance to other trail users (on or off bikes) via our Trail Ambassador program. Ambassadors also serve as “eyes and ears” for land managers, observing and reporting back trail conditions.
Population Served General/Unspecified / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Description Leaders experienced in riding a trail network host rides of various experience and skill levels, both to introduce riders to places new to them, and to encourage safe and responsible riding. Led rides may be regularly-scheduled, such as weekly, or as part of a special event, such as Central Connecticut’s Winterfest or Fall Fiesta.
Population Served General/Unspecified / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Description The chapter was proud to be able to contribute towards the preservation of 1000 Acre Forest (“The Preserve”) by the Trust for Public Land.  We were also able to assist our friends and colleagues of the Kingdom Trail Association in the acquisition and preservation of their West Branch ("Sidewinder") property.
Population Served General/Unspecified / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
CEO/Executive Director
Philip Keyes
Term Start Mar 1998
Email pk@nemba.org
Experience Philip Keyes, Executive Director, is a graduate of the U of Chicago with an advanced degree from Stanford University. His goal is to grow the organization and harness the energy of mountain bicyclists to become positive agents in the movement to preserve open spaces and care for our existing trail systems.
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 167
Staff Retention Rate 100%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Comments
CEO Comments Philip is employed by NEMBA at the organization-wide level; the Central Connecticut Chapter does not employ its own paid staff. The Central Connecticut Chapter has approximately 167 members.
Board Chair
Glenn Vernes
Company Affiliation Ahold USA
Term Oct 2014 to Oct 2017
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Shawn Cleveland Community Volunteer
Jason Engelhardt Community Volunteer
Peter Finch Community Volunteer
John Joy Savage Joy Corporation
Marc Otfinoski Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 1 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 0
Unspecified 0
CEO Comments
Board chair and members listed are of the Central Connecticut Chapter, not NEMBA, Inc.  Two of our chapter board members are our representatives on the board of directors of NEMBA, Inc.: John Joy (primary) and Glenn Vernes (alternate).
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2017
Projected Revenue $5,000.00
Projected Expenses $5,000.00
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
NEMBA 501(c)(3)
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$3,599$4,411$2,547
Administration Expense$741$1,350$1,063
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.870.730.77
Program Expense/Total Expenses83%77%71%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$15,281$15,850$17,402
Current Assets$15,281$15,850$17,402
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$15,281$15,850$17,402
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountTrail Grant from Regional Account $500Aetna $300 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
CEO Comments NEMBA submits a single 990 annually to the IRS, representing the combined financial data of the entire organization.
Foundation Staff Comments
***The New England Mountain Bike Association - Central Connecticut Chapter operates under the 501c3 of the New England Mountain Bike Association. The 990s and audits contained in this profile are those of the New England Mountain Bike Association. The previous three years of financial information in the profile is specific to the Central Connecticut Chapter.
 

This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Financial information is inputted by Foundation staff directly from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved by the nonprofit’s board. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. The Community Foundation is continuing to receive information submitted by the organization and may periodically update the organization’s profile to reflect the most current financial and other information available. The organization has completed the fields required by The Community Foundation and updated their profile in the last year. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.

 
Address c/o John Joy, Treasurer
2 Cedar Ln
Oxford, CT 064781225
Primary Phone 203 260-6200
CEO/Executive Director Philip Keyes
Board Chair Glenn Vernes
Board Chair Company Affiliation Ahold USA

 

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