UVMBA maintains and expands access to multi-use, non-motorized trails in the Upper Valley of NH and VT, including the towns of Lebanon, Hanover, Hartford, Norwich, Plainfield and others. We are a volunteer, community-driven organization dedicated to being responsible trail stewards.
SURVEY ALERT! UVMBA wants to hear from our community about their experiences using the Landmark Trails (commonly referred to as “Boston Lot”) in Lebanon, NH. We want to hear from ALL trail users – walkers, hikers, runners, bikers, skiers, and hunters. Never use the trails? Take the survey - we want to know why!
Your feedback will help UVMBA plan for the long-term maintenance and improvement of the Landmark Trails. As a local non-profit organization, we want to ensure that our stewardship of these trails is in alignment with what our community values and desires. This survey will be open through September 30th.
@mtbvermont @vmba802 @mtbwoodstock @ascutney_trails_association ... See MoreSee Less
I love the design of this survey.
Now ‘officially’ open for business! On the Right Track is the Upper Valley’s newest bike track for groms and growns alike to practice their bike skills in a safe, contained area without traffic or roots to kill the vibe. Thanks to the delightful and good looking (they told us to say that) crew at Notorious DIG for getting the tillers rolling. We had a blast shredding it Wednesday night and loved seeing all the little groms crushing and having fun on bikes!!
Located in Ratcliffe Park in WRJ (right next to the baseball field). ... See MoreSee Less
Recently there has been a lot of rogue trail building done on bear cave. If you have seen someone working on the trail please report it to UVMBA. This work is counterproductive and jeopardizes the access to these trails. Time and money spent working to address rogue work takes away from sanctioned trail improvements.
A group of volunteers went out last week and removed this set of jumps. ... See MoreSee Less
I have to say that as someone fairly new to these trails, the rogue trails make it that much harder to navigate and have a fun ride.
if we normalized progressive trails, people wouldn't need to build things "rogue" to have jumps
This builder's energy should be harnessed as he is a needed proponent to local trails. Build good stuff that's approved by the trail network plan so there can be more sanctioned rad stuff!
We're having a ton of fun at these @vmba802 downhill days this season and plan to be at Bolton this Saturday.
Trust us, if you love greasy, slippery Bolton you'll also love greasy, slippery Landmark (Boston Lot)! ... See MoreSee Less
One more work night and we should be done with rock armoring on the lower stretch of Route 10.
Be prepared to get muddy and a bit gross moving rocks, but also be relieved that once we're done we'll never need to touch this section of trail again! ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks everyone for coming out tonight! Another great night of rock armoring on route 10.
We'll be announcing a couple more work nights soon, so follow along and come help out! ... See MoreSee Less
Last minute trail work day this Wednesday! It's been an incredibly wet summer and there is a lot of rock armoring to be done. We will continue rock armoring on Route 10 so please come out and join! ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks to a large volunteer effort the Union Village Dam area trails have been cleaned up following the July flooding. The trails are generally in good shape and normal use can begin this Saturday 8/5. There are some trails that will be signed as closed because they are still wet.
Please keep in mind that in addition to the rain on Thursday night there is more rain forecast for Friday and Friday night with total amounts ranging from 0.75" to 1.5" or more. This could change trail conditions rapidly so please be responsible and if you are sinking in the trail best to turn around. It may be better to delay activities until the afternoon on Saturday to allow some drying time.
The Army Corps gate on Tucker Hill Road is closed until the bridge can be inspected so parking is very limited. More parking is available at the north end of Buzzell Bridge Road accessed from Route 113. Buzzell Bridge Road will be closed for the rest of the season due to a washout at the south end.
If you have questions, and/or would like to volunteer with future cleanup efforts, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
FYI - System Trail Update:
The Union Village Dam site and all Union Village area trails remain closed by order of the US Army Corps of Engineers. There is still a large pond behind the dam that is covering much of the network. This pond is slowly being drawn down but could rise again depending on ongoing rain events. Once the pond is drained, the trail conditions will be assessed. The trails will need to dry out and major cleanup will be needed before reopening the trails. Please plan for trails to be closed until further notice, likely into August. If you have questions, and/or would like to volunteer with cleanup efforts, please contact mailto:email@example.com. ... See MoreSee Less
It has rained a lot and going to rain even more today, so take a kid mountain biking day is being postponed. The event will be rescheduled on a TBD date later this summer.
We'll post an update on Instagram and Facebook when we reschedule. Pray for sun and dry trails! ... See MoreSee Less
Landmark (Boston Lot) trails are open again!
However, there are wet spots still so please tread lightly especially on notoriously muddy trails like Olivia's, Route 10, and Milk Run. Also, tomorrow is looking wet so please try to avoid riding during or right after the rain. It's very saturated out there so trails are taking longer than normal to dry out.
Additionally, upper Warrior Princess is closed for trail work. Please access lower Warrior Princess via Orange trail. We've been working on a very exciting project and hope to open it to everyone soon! ... See MoreSee Less
I feel like you're speaking of a different location... Naming trails I haven't heard of yet! Very exciting to get back out there!
Looks very different from dead of winter , gotta get up there during other seasons
Trails are closed.
The trails will need at least a few days to dry out. We'll let folks know when they're open again. Even though we luckily didn't get as much rain as some of our neighbors, we still received 3.2" on top of already fully saturated trails. ... See MoreSee Less
Please be advised the US Army Corps of Engineers has closed the multi user trails in the Union Village Dam area due to flooding. The Buzzell Bridge/East Access Rd is currently closed because it is under water. Army Corps reports the water is rising quite quickly and there is a concern that trail users could get stuck. An update will be provided if more information is received. ... See MoreSee Less
UVMBA is a chapter of @vmba802 and the VMBA annual Bike Raffle is coming to an end! TODAY!
Get your tickets before 6/30, 5pm ET for your chance to win this Dream Bike 🤩🤩 You choose a @transitionbikes trail bike and it is fully kitted out with top-of-the-line components 🤩 @rockshox Ultimate-level Fork and Shock, Reverb AXS Dropper, @srammtb XO Eagle AXS Transmission and Stealth Brakes, @wildernesstrailbikes CZRi30 Carbon Wheels and Tires, WTB Grips and Saddle, @deitycomponents Skywire Carbon handlebar and stem, and @RideWrap (incl. installation) & $200 Gift Card to @outdoorgearexchange. All tickets support the critical services that help our 29 Chapters - thank you! 🙏 vmba.org/raffle/@vmba802 annual Bike Raffle is coming to an end! Get your tickets before 6/30, 5pm ET for your chance to win this Dream Bike 🤩🤩 You choose a @transitionbikes trail bike and it is fully kitted out with top-of-the-line components 🤩 @rockshox Ultimate-level Fork and Shock, Reverb AXS Dropper, @srammtb XO Eagle AXS Transmission and Stealth Brakes, @wildernesstrailbikes CZRi30 Carbon Wheels and Tires, WTB Grips and Saddle, @deitycomponents Skywire Carbon handlebar and stem, and @RideWrap (incl. installation) & $200 Gift Card to @outdoorgearexchange. All tickets support the critical services that help our 29 Chapters - thank you! 🙏 vmba.org/raffle/ ... See MoreSee Less
The link on the website won't allow me to donate. 😭
Join us this Sunday June 18th at Killington for the first of the VMBA Park Day Series. There will be group rides, races, and an after party sponsored by Zero Gravity brewing. Come join us under the UVMBA tent to say hello and hide from the rain inbetween laps!
As a VMBA member you get a free killington bike park pass. Please remember to redeem this online before showing up to the park!
More info below
vmba.org/event/vmba-day-series-killington-resort-kmbc/ ... See MoreSee Less
Another group ride coming up! This Sunday at 9am.
This time we're going technical and covering all the hardest trails in Landmark (Boston Lot). Advanced trails, but a casual, session friendly pace. All features are walkable if needed.
We’ll start from Naturewalk and make our way up to Burnt Mtn via Burnt Pathway and OSB. Then we'll get into the goods with Robs to Spiny on our way up to the quarry. Afterwards we'll descend Warrior Princess. Going up GOAT is the worst thing ever so we will take the sidewalk for several minutes before dipping back into the woods. We’ll end by with Quarry Red to Andy’s Candies, Canyon, and Hardwoods.
Warrior Princess has steep and committing lines interspersed with mandatory features, so be prepared to walk your bike if needed. ... See MoreSee Less
Rain or shine, 18 volunteers did some great work at Hurricane Town Forest on Saturday!
Fun fact of the day: While most people think of Landmark (aka Boston Lot) when they think of UVMBA, we actually have two other networks within our chapter. Hurricane Town Forest in Hartford, VT and Union Village Dam in Thetford, VT. ... See MoreSee Less
Uvd is apart of it??! That's neat! Still plenty of space over there for new trails...
Come join us for another group ride!
Departing from Nature Walk we will do a 8 mile loop with about 900' of elevation gain. While there will be some rough sections of trail, most of the loop should be relatively smooth (at least for B Lot standards!). ... See MoreSee Less
Trails Work Day Hartford Town Forest Saturday, June 3rd 8:30 a.m.- Noon
Come help take care of the trails in the Hartford Town Forest. Work will include building a new bridge, drainage work & improving treadway. Bring water, tick and eye protection, hand tools (shovels, loppers, small saws, etc.)
Cookout to follow at Noon. Meet at the Town Forest Trailhead Parking Area on Reservoir Road. ... See MoreSee Less
Wondering why we cleared a 20' wide trail? To build some sweet bridge drops of course!
Come help us build and setup a few drops on the new trail. If we get enough folks we might even be able to build a couple of small dirt jumps/rollers on the section above too. ... See MoreSee Less
Love the progress you have all made here! Such a gem.