We are so excited to join VMBA as a new Chapter, the Mendon Mountain Club! Thank you to all of you who helped us along this journey. Our story began this past April. The Town of Mendon began the “Mendon on the Move” project as part of The Vermont Council of Rural Development (VCRD) Community Visit Program. With over a hundred residents over a three-month period, we identified our major priorities as a town and ultimately created task forces to make those visions happen. The Boost Outdoor Recreation taskforce was born! We were invigorated knowing our town also felt the same desire to increase outdoor recreation.
Like our fellow VMBA members, we are a group of trail lovers! Hikers, bikers, and even backcountry skiers. Our mission to unite our community by encouraging outdoor recreation and the conservation of our beautiful green mountains via trail expansion and maintenance was something we immediately saw echoed in the VMBA vision. We knew we needed to link arms with such a like-minded organization.
We were welcomed with open arms by VMBA staff and neighboring Chapters who helped us every step along the way! While working to expand our local trails, we are also driven to connect with our neighboring Chapters and trail systems both literally through connecting trails and in making new relationships. We are so excited to meet everyone and be part of the VMBA family!
~Jess, Ricky, Jeff, Cort, Bryan, & Cam!