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1% For the Planet & VMBA

VMBA and 1% For the Planet have teamed up to connect the Vermont business community to the trails we all love. Riders gathering to build trail together is the cornerstone of riding in Vermont. VMBA relentlessly endeavors to assist the trail building process in a way that enriches and protects the commitment and involvement of chapters and volunteers. Creating sustainable riding opportunities in Vermont requires an acknowledgment of private projects while recognizing that out of state riders travel to Vermont to ride six times a year; most are not members or trail day volunteers. In order to remain sustainable the......more

VT's Most Popular Trails!

The 2015 member survey produced a quick look into some interesting stuff. Who do you ride with, how often and where most often are just a few things we asked about. Rider participation in the survey is super important as it helps inform VMBA about the direction the individual riders would like to see things move. We take this feedback seriously and would like to extend a huge thanks to those of you that took a few minutes to let us know their thoughts. Here's a quick breakdown of the things we learned. We're proud to say that 85% of......more

2015 Annual Meeting Recap

The Annual Meeting Was Awesome! VMBA's annual meeting was a huge success. The Best Western Plus in Waterbury graciously hosted the well attended event. The packed agenda included advocacy highlights from the year, financial report, elections, the first "VMBA Dirt Awards" and a list of ambitious goals for 2016. The room was filled with lively discussion as the 2016 goals were shared and discussed in smaller groups. Each VMBA board member moved from group to group sharing specifics. This format facilitated positive and fruitful interactions across chapters with the VMBA board, and everyone got to know each other a little......more

KT's Sidewinder Story

For immediate release: November 2, 2015 For more information, contact:  Tim Tierney, Executive Director, Kingdom Trails Association, (802) 626-0737 tim@kingdomtrails.org  Tracy Zschau, Conservation Director, Vermont Land Trust, (802) 745-6301 or tracy@vlt.org 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

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