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VMBA/Chapters 2017

It's June 5th and we're about to eclipse 3200 members and 760 add-ons. We ended last year at 3342 members and 278 add-ons. Despite a wet spring, things are stronger now than ever. The sun will make its grand entrance soon and when it does - game on! The chapters have been up to some amazing work already this year - you've seen much of this in the latest newsletter. Over a dozen new trail projects, numerous new landowner relationships, two new chapters and few new VMBA organizational initiatives will push us through the '17 season. Here's a quick recap......more

Pivot Your Ride. Raffle is ON!

You're already a member of your local chapter plus a few others. You ride, you dig when they call you up for trail work days. Your karma is pretty good...let's put it to the test. Somebody is going to win a sweet bike on September 1st. This year in conjunction with Pivot Cycles and The Outdoor Gear Exchange, VMBA is raffling off a Pivot. You choose from 10 Models. You choose the size and the color. Five bucks a shot. Buy your tickets here. All funds support trails and advocacy in Vermont. https://vmba.org/civicrm/event/register?id=123&reset=1​ Mach 4 C Mach 429 SL Mach......more

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

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