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1% For the Planet & VMBA

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VMBA and 1% For the Planet have teamed up to connect the Vermont business community to the trails we all love. Riders gathering to build trail together is the cornerstone of riding in Vermont. VMBA relentlessly endeavors to assist the trail building process in a way that enriches and protects the commitment and involvement of chapters and volunteers.

Creating sustainable riding opportunities in Vermont requires an acknowledgment of private projects while recognizing that out of state riders travel to Vermont to ride six times a year; most are not members or trail day volunteers. In order to remain sustainable the sport’s popularity must be met with a blend of thoughtful advocacy and resources.

Trail diversity is critical to the sustainability of riding in Vermont. VMBA supports this important element through successful public land advocacy, trail building education, private landowner representation and the VMBA chapter trail grant. The VMBA administrative benefits provided to chapters serve an extension of chapters’ capacity to build/maintain trails and host remarkable events. Through these association efforts the work of chapters and their trail day volunteers is preserved, landowners are shown respect and private projects are better protected from overuse and publicity.  

1% For the Planet will help play a key role in assisting chapters connecting riders to each other and their beautiful corner of Vermont. It's a simple process - commercial businesses commit to giving 1% of net sales to carefully vetted, approved nonprofit of their choice. It's no surprise to learn that riders go out of their way to support businesses that support their passion. Are you a business owner interested in being a 1% partner? If so, reach out to and name VMBA as your nonprofit!