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Regional Summits Need MTBers

Whew.... what a year. A lot has happened with VMBA, chapters and state leadership in 2017. The future looks incredibly bright. VMBA's VOICe initiative has united our best local businesses around their enthusiasm for Vermont's trail infrastructure. These partners understand that a volunteer force is largely responsible for building the trails that are driving a statewide discussion focused on the potential of Vermont's outdoor economy. VMBA has successfully developed a sustainable bridge between commercial enterprise and trail-based nonprofits. As a result of their participation, VMBA's advocacy message has evolved to incorporate the desires of employers eager to share Vermont's amazing......more

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

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