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The Vermont Mountain Bike Association

Comprised of 27 unified chapters, the association carries out its mission, which is to ensure the sustainable future of mountain biking in Vermont and to thoughtfully promote the best riding in the Northeast by serving as the central hub for advocacy, education and event support. 
 
VMBA Values:
  1. Sustainably constructed open access trails
  2. Playing a key role in protecting Vermont's landscape through building an aware and connected riding community
  3. Maintaining excellent working relationships with riders, chapters, sponsors and partners
  4. Representing the interests of riders through working in concert with public and private land opportunities
 
 
WHY VMBA?
 
The Vermont Mountain Bike Association (VMBA) is a nonprofit statewide organization serving as the voice of mountain biking in Vermont. Riders coming together to rough in a trail, keep it secret and have a great time with friends laid the foundation for what is the best riding state in the country. Preserving this root characteristic is important, but requires a different approach in light of the sport's growing popularity. We can choose to deny this reality or thoughtfully embrace the advantages that come with being proactive. The ease of modern information exchange has necessitated that our riding culture be protected through a strong and united voice of advocacy. This is the role of your VMBA. 
 
Out of state riders travel to Vermont to mountain bike six or more times a year, which often expose the most precious and sensitive trail systems in Vermont. Successfully protecting Vermont's core trails requires attractive, diverse alternatives. VMBA's relationships with chapters/public land officials is key in protecting our trails and promoting trail diversity for all levels of riders. Over 70% of sanctioned chapter trails are on private land in Vermont. The association has made major strides over the last couple years in lowering the barriers between chapters and landowners. 
 
VMBA is dedicated to connecting riders to each other and supporting the work of chapters on both public and private land. VMBA will remain focused on preserving the historical bedrock of riding in Vermont while simultaneously embracing the realities and opportunities of the day. 
 
VMBA Board of Directors
 
John Todesco - Chair
Hilary DelRoss - Vice Chair
Amber Broadway - Secretary
Melissa Moore - Treasurer 
Shannon King
Roger Murphy - Chapter liaison
Michael Bell - Chapter liaison
Sue Clifford - Ambassador program
 
 
Tom Stuessy, Executive Director
tom@vmba.org
802.540.2447 x4