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Fat Bike Calendar for 2015

Shredding Trails on Two Wheels: Winter Fat Biking Gets a Grip in Vermont Montpelier, VT--Frankenbike. Mutant. The two-wheeled equivalent of a monster truck. Those descriptions and more have been applied to Vermonters’ hottest new way to enjoy the cold: Fat Bikes. "We’ve seen exponential growth in Fat Bike riders coming to Vermont from all over the East Coast,” said Tim Tierney, Executive Director of Kingdom Trails in East Burke. “A few years ago, only a few companies made Fat Bikes. Today it would be hard to find a manufacturer who doesn't. That growth really demonstrates that folks love to pedal......more

VMBA Trail Grant Projects!

Your participation in action! VMBA has awarded five chapters trail building grants for 2015. Fellowship of the Wheel was awarded $6100 for maintenance on the Carse Hills trail network including benching, out-sloping, de-rooting, tread-widening, and general shred preparation. Carse Hills is one of the gems of Fellowship's network - combining a challenging climb to the top of an old-growth beech forest ridge top with an all-time descent that combines the best of technical cross-country with Vermont-style natural features that challenge all riders. As part of RASTA’s ongoing long term proposal with the USFS, RASTA will be using $2100 of VMBA......more

Annual Meeting Recap

The annual meeting was a big success. Over 40 riders, chapter reps and the VMBA board were all in attendance to learn more about 2015 accomplishments, our goals for next year, and go over the finances. Most importantly, the association had five new awesome folks join the board of directors: Rachael Mascolino, Jason Gibbs, Clarissa Finks, Alan Hebert, and Shannon King. Questions from the floor ranged from membership program performance this year, the specifics attached to the '15 chapter model, and strategies to increase rider participation. A new "trail pass" concept was introduced with the goal of augmenting out of......more