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Annual Meeting

The association will be hosting its annual meeting on Tuesday November 11th at the National life Building starting at 6:30PM. The association is excited to share all the news from 2014 - we've accomplished a lot together this year! AGENDA: 2014 accomplishments and outlining goals for 2015 Statewide membership collaborative numbers Financial report New VMBA Board member candidates and election: Shannon King Clarissa Finks Alan Hebert Rachael Mascolino Kason Gibbs A vote will be taken from the floor. Discussion from the floor Kudos and congratulations Following the annual meeting, the Advisory Council will meet for an hour to discuss the......more

2014 Annual Fund

It's hard to believe the end of another summer riding season is in sight. On behalf of all the chapters and VMBA , we hope you had a great time on Vermont's amazing singletrack. The Association has made several important transitions this year. The administrative services provided chapters were expanded and now include nonprofit status, insurance, membership enrollment/management services, significantly expanded rider benefits to share, and the trail grant, which more than doubled from last year! These benefits and continued support affords chapters the opportunity to focus their energy on what they do best - build trails and provide you......more

A Year of Progress

Riders are embracing the association's new statewide membership model. With the best two months of riding still ahead of us, and a bunch of winter coupons good through April of 2015, it's not too late join the family ( www.vmba.org/membership ). Rider benefits made a big jump and our partners have reported higher rates of redemption in 2014 - this is great news for everyone. VMBA is proud of its progress and the relationship shared with chapters. Your membership is critical to these relationships and quickly translates into chapters delivering sweet events and more trails for you to enjoy with......more

Pulling Together

The 1st Annual Ride for Del will take place in the beautiful Green Mountains on September 14th. REGISTER HERE Participants will be rewarded with spectacular single track, steep technical climbs and epic descents. The 20 plus mile route begins at Sleepy Hollow Ski and Bike center in Huntington, exits through the back of the Sleepy Hollow trails, goes into and out of the Hinesburg Town Forest and through the Carse network... and then returns all the way back to Sleepy Hollow. This is a supported ride with refueling stations along the way. Each participant will be required to raise at......more

Ibis Winner - Mark Thayer!

Mark is a VMBA member residing in Beverly, MA and rides in Vermont often. After sharing the good news, VMBA board member Tom Dacres had a chance to catch up with Mark who was beyond excited. Mark had his eye on a Ripley for a while and was about to pull the trigger on the purchase, but decided to hold out for the VMBA raffle. He admitted it was a long shot, but decided to wait. Mark has had a great time tweaking the specifics with Scot at Ibis (can you imagine how much fun that would be?). VMBA has......more

Festival Recap

Building our community at STAB... Brought to you by Darn Tough, Ride'em Hard in Vermont! Riders had a great time at the Vermont Mountain Bike Festival this year at Ascutney Trails. Eight different bike companies, sweet weather, awesome trails, food, music, games, vendors, and of course, Mountain Bike Olympics made for an amazing time. Since hosting the festival last year, the Sports Trails of the Ascutney Basin (STAB) has been receiving some well deserved attention. The group has successfully managed to develop an exceptionally well built trail network for all abilities on town forest, private land, and within state park......more

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