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KT's Sidewinder Story

For immediate release: November 2, 2015 For more information, contact:  Tim Tierney, Executive Director, Kingdom Trails Association, (802) 626-0737  Tracy Zschau, Conservation Director, Vermont Land Trust, (802) 745-6301 or Sidewinder Trail Saved; 133 Acres in Lyndon Protected Successful Finish to Vermont Land Trust and Kingdom Trails Grassroots Campaign Lyndon, VT – After a massive grassroots fundraising campaign, the Kingdom Trails Association purchased a 133-acre property in Lyndon and the Vermont Land Trust conserved it. The property is home to popular mountain biking and multi-use trails, including the well-known Sidewinder trail. The $150,000 fundraising campaign drew support......more

VMBA and You 2016

Thanks to chapters and members this last summer riding season has been tremendously successful. It marked the second year of the statewide membership opportunity. Riders' participation in membership increased by 26% and the chapter add-on opportunity jumped by 10% - the new platform is working. Mountain bikers loving the riding here understand that effective advocacy is critical to building our shared connection during trail days and riding. Belonging illustrates this commitment and has a huge positive impact on chapters' capacity to make it all even better. Nine new chapters came into the fold this year! Long time supporter of mountain......more

'16 VT Mountain Bike Fest

VMBA has teamed up with Mad River Riders, Waterbury Area Trail Alliance and the Green Mountain Trails to begin building an amazing festival - July 22-24 . Based out of Mt. Ellen at Sugarbush, the event will include rides all over the Valley, Perry Hill and Green Mountain Trails. Downhillers are in next year! Everyone attending the event will have FREE access to Sugarbush's downhill all day on Sunday. Families are encouraged to take full advantage of the Adventure Day pass which includes: disc golf, zip lines, hiking, bungee trampoline and scenic lift rides. The best part - the rides......more

VMBA Chapter Grants up to $22,500 This Year!

Membership matters and quickly translates into measurable progress. The association is proud to announce that chapters have the opportunity to apply for $20,000 in trail grants this year! As you may know, membership contributions are split between your home chapter and VMBA. Last year, 84% of VMBA's portion went directly back to chapters in benefits including consistent state level representation, insurance, umbrella 501c3 status, membership enrollment and much more; not the least of which are the trail clinic and grant. The VMBA trail grant was born in 2013 with a $6,000 investment. Chapters united in 2014 and the grant ballooned......more

VT MTB Fest 2015!

The Vermont MTB FEST is brought to you by CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 45 MILES OF TRAIL - GUIDED RIDES - DEMOS - GAMES - CONTESTS - FOOD - LIVE MUSIC - VENDORS - FREE ONSITE CAMPING - SWAG - MTB OLYMPICS - KIDS' RIDES - WOMENS' CLINICS - RAFFLES - SHOWERS/BIKE WASH - BBQ - LONG TRAIL POURING BREW Click Here to see the 2015 Event Guide Click Here to see the 2014 photo album! BIG THANKS to Greg Maino for the photos! "The best festival I have been to in a long time!" Lisa S. 2014 participant -......more