Please visit our COVID-19 Response page for the most up-to-date information regarding trail use. Thank you
The Association hopes you and your family are doing well. Like you, VMBA has been learning how to keep our community safe and figure out how to plan for the remainder of 2020 and beyond.
It’s critical that we all find the time and space to remain responsibly social, physically energized and clear headed; especially as we work from home with families. The silver lining is that the outdoors offer all of the above. The office and chapters are aware that folks want to get outside and it looks like an early spring. With that in mind – please check trail conditions before going out. It’s also a great opportunity to get your gravel bike out (or finally flip that old road steed into one).
As things play out and more information becomes available, we will provide updates here. For now, we have the following updates to share.
Events: Last week, the office asked chapters to postpone events at least until April 30th. It looks as though this date will be pushed out indefinitely until recommendations from the CDC and Vermont State leadership changes.
Membership: Like every year, your membership is a critical part of our ability to provide the services that every chapter utilizes. Please consider renewing this year when the time is right for you.
Staff: The VMBA staff will not be attending events of any kind and will be working remotely. If you need to reach any VMBA staff member, please email or submit an inquiry on our contact page.
Trail Days: Being outside in small groups and keeping responsible social distance may be a great way to capture some level of normalcy this year. The office has been in touch with chapters about techniques to consider while hosting trail days. Please check in with your chapter to learn more.
Pressure on trails: The ability to easily keep recommended social distancing on trails is likely to increase use significantly this year. This bump in riders out on trails is a great opportunity to smile, say hello and encourage them to join VMBA in support of the groups that make their time in the woods so enjoyable.
Shop Local: We would like to encourage everyone to support our local small businesses that will be hit particularly hard this year. These folks have generously given to local trail groups for years. Let’s rally for each other and go out of our way to shop local even more. Check out shop’s social media channels on the different ways that they are continuing to provide service to their customers while still following CDC recommendations.