Supports new trail construction

Chapter Trail Grant

Photo By John Atkinson, Mad River Riders

Memberships Support New Trails

Over 90% of your membership dollars go to chapters through administrative services and grants. Chapters submit applications each year for shovel ready, permitted projects and the Trails Committee, comprised of two board members and two members at large, determines the awards.

Through the generosity of Steven A. Fischer, DDS, the chapter trail grant was ignited in 2013, the year prior to VMBA launching the statewide chapter model. Since then, the chapter trail grant as generated over $100,000 of pure grassroots, member driven trail building goodness.  In 2017, the annual grant was named the ‘Steven R. Fischer Chapter Trail Grant‘.

  • 2017 Trail Grant Awardees:

    Velomont – $15,000
    Slate Valley Trails – $2,000
    Hoot Toot & Whistle – $1,500
    Fellowship of the Wheel – $6,000
    Upper Valley Trails Association – $
    Richmond Mountain Trails – $5,000
    Bennington Area Trails Alliance – $1,620
    Sport Trails of the Ascutney Basin – $3,100
    Woodstock Area Mountain Bike Association – $

  • 2016 Trail Grant Awardees:

    Mad River Riders – $5,500
    Slate Valley Trails – $2,200
    Stowe trails Partnership – $6,000
    Millstone Trails Association – $1,500
    Bennington Area Trail System – $800
    Waterbury Area Trail Alliance – $6,000
    Rochester Area Sports Trails Alliance – $4,500

  • 2015 Trail Grant Awardees:

    Millstone – $2,500
    Mad River Riders – $2,500
    Slate Valley Trails – $1,000
    Fellowship of the Wheel – $7,000
    Waterbury Area Trail Alliance – $2,500
    Bennington Area Trails System – $1,150
    Killington Mountain Bike Club – $2,000
    Riders in Plainfield & Marshfield – $1,500
    Sports Trails of the Ascutney Basin – $1,500
    Montpelier Mountain Bike Association – $1,750

  • 2014 Trail Grant Awardees:

    RASTA – $1,500
    Mad River Riders – $2,100
    Middlebury Bike Club – $500
    Brewster River Riders – $1,880
    Fellowship of the Wheel – $6,100

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Your membership supports area trail building, maintenance, and grants. Members qualify for discounts at bike shops, trail networks, restaurants, and hotels statewide. It’s also the best way for riders to stand up and be counted in policy considerations affecting mountain bikers at the local and state levels.