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2015 Annual Meeting Recap

The Annual Meeting Was Awesome! VMBA's annual meeting was a huge success. The Best Western Plus in Waterbury graciously hosted the well attended event. The packed agenda included advocacy highlights from the year, financial report, elections, the first "VMBA Dirt Awards" and a list of ambitious goals for 2016. The room was filled with lively discussion as the 2016 goals were shared and discussed in smaller groups. Each VMBA board member moved from group to group sharing specifics. This format facilitated positive and fruitful interactions across chapters with the VMBA board, and everyone got to know each other a little......more

KT's Sidewinder Story

For immediate release: November 2, 2015 For more information, contact:  Tim Tierney, Executive Director, Kingdom Trails Association, (802) 626-0737  Tracy Zschau, Conservation Director, Vermont Land Trust, (802) 745-6301 or Sidewinder Trail Saved; 133 Acres in Lyndon Protected Successful Finish to Vermont Land Trust and Kingdom Trails Grassroots Campaign Lyndon, VT – After a massive grassroots fundraising campaign, the Kingdom Trails Association purchased a 133-acre property in Lyndon and the Vermont Land Trust conserved it. The property is home to popular mountain biking and multi-use trails, including the well-known Sidewinder trail. The $150,000 fundraising campaign drew support......more

VMBA and You 2016

Thanks to chapters and members this last summer riding season has been tremendously successful. It marked the second year of the statewide membership opportunity. Riders' participation in membership increased by 26% and the chapter add-on opportunity jumped by 10% - the new platform is working. Mountain bikers loving the riding here understand that effective advocacy is critical to building our shared connection during trail days and riding. Belonging illustrates this commitment and has a huge positive impact on chapters' capacity to make it all even better. Nine new chapters came into the fold this year! Long time supporter of mountain......more