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Spring News/Advocacy Update

We may be looking at an early spring this year. Warmer temps will tempt you - don't give in! Waiting until trails are open is a big deal. VMBA chapters work tirelessly to build and maintain the trails we all love. Let's be sure our riding habits mean they can spend more time building and less time repairing. Checking trail conditions is an important step especially if there has been any recent rain (trail work, blow down, hunting seasons, etc. can also close trails). TrailHub is the fastest way to check on your favorite trails and get automatic updates. VMBA......more

VMBA Receives Black Diamond Award

VMBA was thrilled to learn the organization recently earned a Black Diamond Award from Vermont Sports Magazine, "Best Contributor to Vermont's Outdoor Community." The recognition is the result of 25 chapters statewide supporting each other as the voices of riding across the state. Locals coming together to build trails and host events together is the backbone of mountain biking in Vermont. The association values this commitment among riders a great deal and is eager to continue its work of advocating for expanding legal access, landowner representation and improved access to grants. United our voice grows and you get MORE TRAILS......more

Fat Biking in the News

It's been a challenging winter for snow based operations in Vermont. As many riders understand, warm temperatures means soft trails that should be avoided regardless of tire width. Soft trails creates puddles, which freeze and hold water. As things warm up later this spring and more riders are eager to get out on their bikes, these areas become maintenance issue for VMBA chapters. Cold temps on the the other hand leads to great winter riding with or without snow. All riders in every season are encouraged to check on trail conditions before riding. This little step incorporated into your riding......more

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