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Annual Meeting Summary

Chapters and members came together in Montpelier on Nov. 30th for an amazing night of discussion highlighted by the organization's advocacy victories and of course, this year's trail grant awards. Huge thanks to Cabot Cheese, Bluestone Pizza, SAP soda and Long Trail Brewery for ensuring everyone had the fuel to stay engaged! Major Take-a-ways from the meeting: Membership is over 4400 this year and add-ons jumped from 278 last year to over 950! The trail grant increased by 35% from last year - $50,000 distributed among 14 chapters Act 250 will be seeing some real progress this next legislative session......more

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

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