UVMBA

 

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.

 

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Hi folks,

That time of year again--time to think about riding in the beautiful fall weather. Come sweep the course for the Vermont 50 Mountain Bike Race and pull signs on Sunday, September 25. This event is a fundraiser for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports.
Slot 1 will sweep from the start to Greenall's on the 50 K course (13.5 miles)
Slot 2: Full
Slot 3 will sweep from Skunk Hollow to M'ville (14.3 miles)
Slot 4 will sweep from M'ville to Fallons on the 50 Mile course (9.9 miles)
Slot 5 will sweep from Fallons to Johnsons (10.3 mile)

If you are interested, click on the link below:
runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/VT/Brownsville/Vermont50#volunteerTask-275117
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Hi folks,
That time of year again--time to think about riding in the beautiful fall weather. Come sweep the course for the Vermont 50 Mountain Bike Race and pull signs on Sunday, September 25. This event is a fundraiser for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports.
Slot 1 will sweep from the start to Greenalls on the 50 K course (13.5 miles)
Slot 2: Full
Slot 3 will sweep from Skunk Hollow to Mville (14.3 miles)
Slot 4 will sweep from Mville to Fallons on the 50 Mile course (9.9 miles)
Slot 5 will sweep from Fallons to Johnsons (10.3 mile)
If you are interested, click on the link below:
https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/VT/Brownsville/Vermont50#volunteerTask-275117

We’ve received reports of riders accessing Hartford Town Forest through private property on Remick Rd, and the landowners are not pleased. Please be courteous to our neighbors and access the trails ONLY from the Reservoir Rd trailhead. ... See MoreSee Less

Trail work reminder for tomorrow.
5:30 PM at the Nature Walk Entrance.

We're going to tackle some of the exceptionally rooty sections on lower rabbit hole. We all know how much better this trail flows with even an inch of snow on it in the winter, so we hope to recreate at least some of that flow in the summer by remove dead roots, rock armoring, and adding dirt to smooth things out a bit.

UVMBA will supply the tools, but bring your own water, bug spray, gloves, etc. No RSVP required. All ages and abilities welcome!
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Trail work reminder for tomorrow. 
5:30 PM at the Nature Walk Entrance. 
Were going to tackle some of the exceptionally rooty sections on lower rabbit hole. We all know how much better this trail flows with even an inch of snow on it in the winter, so we hope to recreate at least some of that flow in the summer by remove dead roots, rock armoring, and adding dirt to smooth things out a bit.
UVMBA will supply the tools, but bring your own water, bug spray, gloves, etc. No RSVP required. All ages and abilities welcome!

New trail day in Boston Lot!*

Warrior Princess drops down from Hardwoods Connect to Bruce Lee. It's full of steep rollers, fun little drops, and some really amazing rock work. We're not going to call it downhill only because I'm sure someone can climb it, but we'll just strongly recommend going down it (start from Hardwoods Connect). Go check it out!

*okay, okay it's not brand new, but we just got around to posting about it.
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New trail day in Boston Lot!*
Warrior Princess drops down from Hardwoods Connect to Bruce Lee. Its full of steep rollers, fun little drops, and some really amazing rock work. Were not going to call it downhill only because Im sure someone can climb it, but well just strongly recommend going down it (start from Hardwoods Connect). Go check it out!
*okay, okay its not brand new, but we just got around to posting about it.Image attachment

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Well built and fun trail. Worth the climb back out!

Wow!

Absolutely!

Ryan Frost time to go try it!

Calling Artists! As some may have seen, the backside of the Nature Walk changing room has been "adorned" with some unsanctioned artwork. We are looking for a volunteer to repurpose the existing artwork into something a little more appealing. Please shoot us a DM for details if you're interested! ... See MoreSee Less

UVMBA had a superb weekend down at Ascutney Flow State getting in lots of great riding and socializing with other VMBA chapters.

UVMBA members James and Jeremy held down the fort at the table and provided the entertainment with homemade random tandem bikes and races!
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UVMBA had a superb weekend down at Ascutney Flow State getting in lots of great riding and socializing with other VMBA chapters. 
UVMBA members James and Jeremy held down the fort at the table and provided the entertainment with homemade random tandem bikes and races!Image attachmentImage attachment

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Thank you so much for bringing shenanigans fun!!! Quality entertainment. 🙌

We had a great, albeit a bit toasty, trail work night last week where we added a couple of small berms on Minor Threat (photos above). We have a couple more opportunities to get involved with trail work in August.
• Tuesday, August 2nd: 5:30 PM
• Tuesday, August 16th: 5:30 PM

Like last time, we’ll go out and do a quick project or two that will help trails flow better and hopefully be more fun for everyone.

UVMBA will supply the tools, but bring your own water, bug spray, gloves, etc. No RSVP required. All ages and abilities welcome!

We plan to go out rain or shine but will cancel if there is thunder and lightning.
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We had a great, albeit a bit toasty, trail work night last week where we added a couple of small berms on Minor Threat (photos above). We have a couple more opportunities to get involved with trail work in August.
• Tuesday, August 2nd: 5:30 PM
• Tuesday, August 16th: 5:30 PM
Like last time, we’ll go out and do a quick project or two that will help trails flow better and hopefully be more fun for everyone. 
UVMBA will supply the tools, but bring your own water, bug spray, gloves, etc. No RSVP required. All ages and abilities welcome!
We plan to go out rain or shine but will cancel if there is thunder and lightning.

We’re starting a weeknight trail work series where we’ll tackle small, but rewarding, ~2-hour projects in Boston Lot. Our first night is this Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 20th. 6-8PM at Nature Walk Entrance.

Our plan is to continue the work we started on Minor Threat at the spring workday. This trail sees a lot of use, so we want to make it more sustainable and fun for all users. The work will consist of mostly moving dirt and small bits of rock armoring. We also plan to add berms to a handful of corners to help the trail flow better.

UVMBA will supply the tools, but bring your own water, bug spray, gloves, etc. No RSVP required. All ages and abilities welcome!

Can’t make this week, but hope to get involved in the future? We’re planning to make weeknight trail work a regular thing and will be posting about additional events in the coming weeks.
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We’re starting a weeknight trail work series where we’ll tackle small, but rewarding, ~2-hour projects in Boston Lot. Our first night is this Wednesday.
Wednesday, July 20th. 6-8PM at Nature Walk Entrance.
Our plan is to continue the work we started on Minor Threat at the spring workday. This trail sees a lot of use, so we want to make it more sustainable and fun for all users. The work will consist of mostly moving dirt and small bits of rock armoring. We also plan to add berms to a handful of corners to help the trail flow better.
UVMBA will supply the tools, but bring your own water, bug spray, gloves, etc. No RSVP required. All ages and abilities welcome!
Can’t make this week, but hope to get involved in the future? We’re planning to make weeknight trail work a regular thing and will be posting about additional events in the coming weeks.

Nature alert! There are baby birds in the changing room and 2 turtles laying eggs around the Nature Walk Trailhead. Please be cautious so as not to disturb or harm these friends when using the trailhead. And remember to always observe and admire the wildlife from a distance ... See MoreSee Less

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only noticed these guys because I was actually changing; I assume their parents left because I scared them- they look hungry!

I’ll tell Kobe, The Great Turtle Hunter Dog!

and a mini-turtle too!

Hartford Town Forest trail workday Saturday, June 4th from 8:30 to noon! Work will include building a new bridge, drainage
work, improving treadway, installing signage and
blazing. Bring water, tick and eye protection, hand
tools (shovels, loppers, small saws, etc.) Cookout to
follow.
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Hartford Town Forest trail workday Saturday, June 4th from 8:30 to noon! Work will include building a new bridge, drainage
work, improving treadway, installing signage and
blazing. Bring water, tick and eye protection, hand
tools (shovels, loppers, small saws, etc.) Cookout to
follow.

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thanks in advance everyone- can't make it myself!

It’s mountain biking season, and that means it’s also membership season! We can’t do it without you!

vmba.org/join/

#doitforthestickers
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It’s mountain biking season, and that means it’s also membership season! We can’t do it without you! 
https://vmba.org/join/
#doitforthestickers

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Thanks for the reminder... Started to do this last week then got sidetracked!

The wait is nearly over! Landmark/Boston Lot trails mostly opening this Friday, 4/22! Everything is looking pretty dry except for Route 10 and Canyon/Pathfinder. ... See MoreSee Less

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Yesss!

Can’t wait!!

Wohoooo!!

Maxxis ESC Stans Enduro Series at Arrowhead Recreation Area NH in Claremont, NH on September 10-11, 2022

Claremont's Arrowhead Recreation Area may not be on most people's radars, but after last year's event, we can confirm that it has the goods. Steep, loamy trails wind their way down the steep 500' vertical hillside nestled in the Granite State's Monadnock region. Amazing how much fun and length is packed into the hill!

Rider: Kale Cushman
Picture: Andrew Santoro
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Won't be long and trails will be opening up! 🤞We have Some new sections as well as new trails in the works now..This season will bring even more roudyness. Can't wait to share it!!!

are these trails dry yet? how are the conditions?

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