2023/24 Annual Meeting Recap

March 28th, the VMBA Office and Chapters held our annual meeting to talk about what we all accomplished in the 2023/24 season as well as share what is ahead for the 2024/25 season! Thanks to the members and Chapters who joined to learn about highlights like last year’s Naming and Trail Grant Projects.

Did you miss the meeting but want to see the presentation/meeting? Check out the presentation on our YouTube Channel.



Alongside updates from our Chapters, we highlighted our 2023 strategic plan and what we have accomplished in the 2023/24 season to reach those goals, as well as introduce our newest Board members and ambassadors and tease our 2024 Bike Raffle!

Board Election

As we brought in a new community member to the VMBA Board of Directors, we couldn’t do so without recognizing our beloved Jeff Dickson, who served on the Board for six years, with a portion of that as the VMBA Board President. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you, Jeff, for your hard work, dedication, and humor in bringing VMBA into its 3.0 version.

This spring, we had one seat open after Jeff’s departure, and one board member was up for re-election. Though we usually send a vote to the membership to help us decide which exceptional candidates to invite to the Board of Directors, we had one outstanding applicant, Cheryl Brodowski of Burlington. We asked you, the members, to approve this appointment, and with 100% of those who voted to approve, we are excited to welcome Cheryl to VMBA’s Board of Directors.

Our Treasurer and finance guru Curtis Fox of Waterbury, was reelected for his second term with 97% of the vote approving of his reelection.

Want to learn more about Cheryl and Curtis? Check out our Board Election blog!

Highlights from 2023/24 Season

Vermont’s trails had quite the year, with record-setting engagement in mountain biking, as well as record-setting flooding events.

  • Upgraded 170+ miles of trails
  • Chapters built 40 new miles of sustainable, accessible trails
  • Expanded the Chapter Resource Library
  • Launched the VMBA App
  • Hosted 10 Adaptive Assessments throughout the state
  • Over $95,000 in total grant funding to Chapters

Previews for the 2024/25 Season

We are so excited to see what the 2024/25 season ahead holds for VMBA and our members. A few highlights to look out for include:

  • Building out the Preferred Trail Builder Program
  • Introducing 2 new Community Builders into the mix
  • Co-hosting Elevate Mountain Bike Festival
  • Advocacy bills, like H.673, to help fund economic impact studies
  • And more!

Thank you

We couldn’t do this without your help, our 9,600+ members, and partners such as Cabot, The Lintilhac Foundation, The Conine Family Foundation, Zero Gravity, Velocio, and Outdoor Gear Exchange.

Have questions about our Annual Meeting Presentation? Reach out to Nick or the VMBA Board!

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