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What's up with the strips?

You may have noticed that the bike strip has two logos on it this year - VMBA and Outdoor Gear Exchange. OGE stepped up and made a major contribution to the chapter trail grant. OGE also plays host to multiple small project grants every year across the state. VMBA seeks sponsorship from numerous shops every spring. Each of these shops are asked for sponsorship from a variety of groups, not the least of which are the chapters of VMBA. This dynamic can be difficult for everyone. We had three options to ensure continued effective advocacy and keeping your membership investment......more

Vermont - Utah Connection

Outdoor Retailer and Utah have been in the news a lot lately. President Obama designated the Bears Ears area a National Monument earlier this year in the face of intense opposition from state lawmakers, local ranchers and the oil lobby. The Governor of Utah is making moves to reverse Obama's action, which tipped the first domino - Patagonia decided to opt out of OR if it was to be hosted in Utah. Other companies followed suit and protested Utah's Governor by leaving OR. Money talks - OR published that it is entertaining proposals from alternative host cities. The recent controversy......more

The Ends Meet

The combination of riders and chapters is special. So special, in fact, that VMBA is the only statewide mountain bike organization of its kind in the country (as we do in VT). As we continue to set the pace for riding advocacy, we have two big initiatives in '17 that may interest you. We all understand that Vermont is a popular destination for riders across the region and beyond. For many commercial entities this is a great opportunity. Ideally, these augmented opportunities translate into more support for the trails (more on that in a minute). We know that out of......more

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