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Vermont Sports Write Up...

Magazine Outdoor Gear Deals Advertise Subscribe Races/Events Get Out! Search → Biking Published on March 27th, 2014 | by Evan Johnson 0 All For One – Vermont Mountain Biking Association rolls out new membership management, expands statewide trail access Tom Stuessy, director of the Vermont Mountain Biking Association, with his dog. Photo provided by VMBA. MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont’s mountain biking community took a giant pedal stroke forward this past month with a commitment to create a statewide trail system. The break-through came when the Vermont Mountain Bike Association launched a new membership platform in early March that integrates the......more

New England MTB Summit Photo Album

Check out the New England MTB Summit photo album HERE. VMBA was proud to represent the recent happenings in Vermont at the Summit. Multiple bike organizations were present and the camaraderie was fantastic among this bunch. New England and areas nearby are filled with super dedicated riding advocates, builders, organiztional leadership. Huge thanks to NEMBA for organizing the summit. By the way, the riding is great on the Cape!...more

Where are fat tires taking us?

During what appeared to be the never-ending winter of 2014, fat biking transcended being a popular trend to becoming a full blown “here to stay” for the long haul kind of activity. Rest assured, VMBA has not been idling on the sideline watching this all go by. As Vermonters , we are incredibly lucky to have our public land managers so responsive to our recreational interests and share our excitement for fat biking possibilities and developing access in partnership with VMBA . “The Forest Service wants to stay current with evolving trends so we can effectively balance recreational use on......more

How does this new membership program work?

VMBA and chapters are working hard to implement a new, more valuable membership platform for riders. Our new model provides exceptional value for riders, supports chapters, develops partnerships, and creates a voice for our riding community. The new membership program is a shift and reflects how much mountain biking has evolved in Vermont. The association is excited to share the specifics of the new membership program with riders. Keep reading! Our association has focused on three phases of development since the summer of 2012. Ensuring chapters had an administrative infrastructure was our first priority. To accomplish this, VMBA created an......more

2014 Challenge - JUST ONE!

How many riders would you say are in Vermont? The VMBA board and a few of our partners would guess there are over 12,000 people riding at least once a week in Vermont. Next, take a moment and guess how many riders are members of chapters ? If your guess was over 1850 you would be incorrect. Membership is the fuel that builds and repairs our trails each year, produces effective advocacy, promotes sponsorship, and increases opportunities to secure partnerships and grants. VMBA needs the help of those loyal to the cause and who understand the process - that's you!......more