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Season Update

It's shaping up to be an amazing season. We're about to hit 4200 members (over 900 add-ons) and after what felt like never-ending rain, the trails are riding well. Chapters have worked together to organize trails days, rides and are making plans for next year already. Linking chapters is the hot topic and VMBA chapters have been supporting VT Huts with information, which is key to knowing where huts should be placed. The association is most excited about how well the chapters are doing: Grateful Treads is developing new relationships and access in state land near Jay Addison County MTB......more

The Governor's Executive Order

Last year the VT Trails and Greenways Council completed a successful economic impact study. At the same time, VMBA launched the VOICe initiative, which was the first to bring .COM and .ORG together to advocate for better support of VT's amazing outdoor recreation. The combination of these initiatives has been inspiring to state leadership. On June 15th Governor Phil Scott singed an executive order announcing the creation of " VOREC " the Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative. The purpose of the group is to "Leverage Vermont's outdoor recreation assets, brand, and culture to sustain, grow, and drive economic development in......more

VMBA/Chapters 2017

It's June 5th and we're about to eclipse 3200 members and 760 add-ons. We ended last year at 3342 members and 278 add-ons. Despite a wet spring, things are stronger now than ever. The sun will make its grand entrance soon and when it does - game on! The chapters have been up to some amazing work already this year - you've seen much of this in the latest newsletter. Over a dozen new trail projects, numerous new landowner relationships, two new chapters and few new VMBA organizational initiatives will push us through the '17 season. Here's a quick recap......more

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