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, Hartford, and Thetford. We are a volunteer, community-driven organization dedicated to being responsible trail stewards.

CLICK HERE to download the User Survey and Trails Assessment Report

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The Prouty is looking for volunteers!
Help is needed with signing on Friday, July 12 for the mountain bike route and doing the sweeping and cleaning on Saturday July 13th after the event. This is another great way to give to the cause!

If you’d like to help out please visit
theprouty.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=85310
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The Prouty is looking for volunteers! 
Help is needed with signing on Friday, July 12 for the mountain bike route and doing the sweeping and cleaning on Saturday July 13th after the event. This is another great way to give to the cause! 
If you’d like to help out please visit
https://theprouty.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=85310

NEW FOR 2024!!

We’re thrilled to announce the new Prouty Mountain Bike Ride! Enjoy 18 miles of fun climbs and thrilling downhills. Our Mountain Bike route is designed for intermediate riders (but fun for more advanced riders), and will be capped at 200 bikers. Don’t miss out – register today! Please note: like all Prouty routes, The Prouty Mountain Bike is NOT a race. The Mountain Bike route will open after the 8am ceremony with a controlled, staggered start.

www.theprouty.org
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NEW FOR 2024!!
We’re thrilled to announce the new Prouty Mountain Bike Ride! Enjoy 18 miles of fun climbs and thrilling downhills. Our Mountain Bike route is designed for intermediate riders (but fun for more advanced riders), and will be capped at 200 bikers. Don’t miss out – register today! Please note: like all Prouty routes, The Prouty Mountain Bike is NOT a race. The Mountain Bike route will open after the 8am ceremony with a controlled, staggered start.
http://www.theprouty.org

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Looking forward to it

1 month ago
Upper Valley Mountain Bike Association (UVMBA)

Want to ride Boston Lot? Just show up and join us for a UVMBA group ride based on skill level! The rides will be approximately 2 hours. Meet at Nature walk trailhead to kick it off!!

Intermediate Ride this Saturday June 15th
Advanced Ride Saturday June 30th.

See you there!! 🚵‍♀️🚵🚵‍♀️🚵‍♂️🚵‍♀️🚵🚵🚵‍♂️
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Want to ride Boston Lot? Just show up and join us for a UVMBA group ride based on skill level! The rides will be approximately 2 hours. Meet at Nature walk trailhead to kick it off!! 
Intermediate Ride this Saturday June 15th
Advanced Ride Saturday June 30th.
See you there!! 🚵‍♀️🚵🚵‍♀️🚵‍♂️🚵‍♀️🚵🚵🚵‍♂️

For a limited time only!!

You can get yourself some awesome UVMBA swag! For EACH item you purchase $5 will be donated to UVMBA! What a great way to support the trails you love and ride. There’s everything from men’s, women’s and youth apparel!

Store is open NOW through June 23rd.
Link to the shop:: grandstandapparel.chipply.com/UVMBA/store.aspx?eid=309783&acid=1509552

#RideLocal #UVMBA #supportyourtrails @vmba802
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For a limited time only!!
You can get yourself some awesome UVMBA swag! For EACH item you purchase $5 will be donated to UVMBA! What a great way to support the trails you love and ride. There’s everything from men’s, women’s and youth apparel! 
Store is open NOW through June 23rd.
Link to the shop:: https://grandstandapparel.chipply.com/UVMBA/store.aspx?eid=309783&acid=1509552
#RideLocal #UVMBA #supportyourtrails @vmba802

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THANK YOU for offering women's sizes! 🙌🏻

1 month ago
Upper Valley Mountain Bike Association (UVMBA)

Member Network Workday!! Saturday!

Hartford Town Forest Trails Work Day - June 8, 2024, 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 (details below). 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.
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Member Network Workday!! Saturday! 
Hartford Town Forest Trails Work Day - June 8, 2024, 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 (details below).  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.
2 months ago
Upper Valley Mountain Bike Association (UVMBA)

Member Appreciation Day will take place on May 18th from 10AM to 12PM at the Nature Walk trailhead. There is a slight chance of showers but nothing that will dampen the fun! Come out and ride with us and enjoy some food at the Pavilion.

Please let us know if you are attending so that we can plan group rides and food. — see the link in our story to register!!
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Member Appreciation Day will take place on May 18th from 10AM to 12PM at the Nature Walk trailhead. There is a slight chance of showers but nothing that will dampen the fun! Come out and ride with us and enjoy some food at the Pavilion. 
Please let us know if you are attending so that we can plan group rides and food. — see the link in our story to register!!

Join us this Saturday (05/18) for group rides and pizza! We will host intermediate and advanced group rides at 10AM and family and beginner group rides at 11AM. Afterwards, we’ll all meet back up at 12PM for pizza and refreshments.

Please register so we can plan group rides and food. See our story post for a link.
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Join us this Saturday (05/18) for group rides and pizza! We will host intermediate and advanced group rides at 10AM and family and beginner group rides at 11AM. Afterwards, we’ll all meet back up at 12PM for pizza and refreshments.
Please register so we can plan group rides and food. See our story post for a link.

Member Network Update!
The Union Village Dam multi-user trail network has dried out nicely. Large debris, including from December flooding, has been cleared from most of the main trails thanks to many volunteer hours. The trailhead at the north end of Buzzell Bridge Road accessed from 113 offers the best early season parking since the gates are not open until Memorial Day. Access from the southern end past the ranger station and gatehouse should be avoided due to the washout on the south end of Buzzell Bridge Road which remains closed. Enjoy the trails and upcoming spring weather!
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Member Network Update! 
The Union Village Dam multi-user trail network has dried out nicely.  Large debris, including from December flooding, has been cleared from most of the main trails thanks to many volunteer hours.  The trailhead at the north end of Buzzell Bridge Road accessed from 113 offers the best early season parking since the gates are not open until Memorial Day.  Access from the southern end past the ranger station and gatehouse should be avoided due to the washout on the south end of Buzzell Bridge Road which remains closed.  Enjoy the trails and upcoming spring weather!

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Thanks for your work. Still some trees down on the west side off Tucker Hill, but trails are dry and riding nice.

Just kidding… we love gravel biking (until the trails open) 😉

And yes, we’re making you read about the work day before telling you when trails are opening.

Our annual spring work day is this Sunday (4/21) 9am to 12pm @Naturewalk. We’ll tackle the continuing rebuild of the beaver dam bridge, install progressive drops in the skills area, and other clean up and rock armoring. Pizza and drinks to follow at noon!

Trails are opening tomorrow! (Friday 4/19) It’s still early season so be sensitive to typical wet spots and get off your bike if needed. Please note, that the beaver dam bridge will be closed during the workday on Sunday so plan accordingly (or better yet, come help out then ride after!)

If you’re coming - fill out the Google form link so we can have an accurate headcount! 🍕

docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeMJLhznGub2dy-ePLz2XmLp0dkotsyg3ZopbB487SGtvzrgA/viewform
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Just kidding… we love gravel biking (until the trails open) 😉 
And yes, we’re making you read about the work day before telling you when trails are opening. 
Our annual spring work day is this Sunday (4/21) 9am to 12pm @Naturewalk. We’ll tackle the continuing rebuild of the beaver dam bridge, install progressive drops in the skills area, and other clean up and rock armoring. Pizza and drinks to follow at noon!
Trails are opening tomorrow! (Friday 4/19) It’s still early season so be sensitive to typical wet spots and get off your bike if needed. Please note, that the beaver dam bridge will be closed during the workday on Sunday so plan accordingly (or better yet, come help out then ride after!)
If you’re coming - fill out the Google form link so we can have an accurate headcount! 🍕
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeMJLhznGub2dy-ePLz2XmLp0dkotsyg3ZopbB487SGtvzrgA/viewform

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I love this and love helping out at the workday, but more notice makes it much easier to attend!

Marie Frehulfer

Some facts for your Friday: What is Landmark? 🤔

Landmark are the trails in Lebanon NH maintained by UVMBA. There are over 30+ miles of trails in this land tract, which is predominantly owned by Dartmouth College. The adjacent land/trails that surround Boston Lot Lake are technically not part of the stewardship of UVMBA - in case you wondered why certain trails aren’t maintained or improved like Landmark Trails.

While we know everyone calls the whole trail system Boston Lot - predominantly what you are riding and what we maintain is actually the Landmark Trails! The more you know 😊

Have other questions? We’ve got answers! Ask away!
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Some facts for your Friday: What is Landmark? 🤔 
Landmark are the trails in Lebanon NH maintained by UVMBA. There are over 30+ miles of trails in this land tract, which is predominantly owned by Dartmouth College. The adjacent land/trails that surround Boston Lot Lake are technically not part of the stewardship of UVMBA - in case you wondered why certain trails aren’t maintained or improved like Landmark Trails. 
While we know everyone calls the whole trail system Boston Lot - predominantly what you are riding and what we maintain is actually the Landmark Trails! The more you know 😊
Have other questions? We’ve got answers! Ask away!

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Are the trails free on snow yet and open?

30 miles with some trails getting ridden twice?

I hear many people call it Boston Lost 😆

You requested it! We talked about it at our annual meeting! Now you can see all the details for yourself! Dive in and let us know your thoughts! Link to the report is on the UVMBA homepage!! 🙌🏻😎 ... See MoreSee Less

You requested it! We talked about it at our annual meeting! Now you can see all the details for yourself! Dive in and let us know your thoughts! Link to the report is on the UVMBA homepage!! 🙌🏻😎
6 months ago
Upper Valley Mountain Bike Association (UVMBA)

Trails have been getting better every day this week. Postholes have been slowly getting smoothed out by riders, and the number of ridable trails expands every day.

You can now get up to rail it, burnt mountain, and the top of the quarry.

Like always tag us @uvmba in any winter adventures on the trails!
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Studs?

Rode at 11am today from nature trail head. It was great

6 months ago
Upper Valley Mountain Bike Association (UVMBA)

And we're back open!

Word is route 10 is good, but burnt pathway is pretty postholed. Hopefully with a bit of warmth the next day or two it can get ridden in and smooth out a bit.

(Stock photo, not from today)
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And were back open!
Word is route 10 is good, but burnt pathway is pretty postholed. Hopefully with a bit of warmth the next day or two it can get ridden in and smooth out a bit. 
(Stock photo, not from today)

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Snowdog will hopefully be back up and running here in the next day or two 🤞

Any trails groomed by the snow dog? Or is it still down?

Perfect time for someone to buy this today! $1400

6 months ago
Upper Valley Mountain Bike Association (UVMBA)

Trails are closed until we get a solid freeze. It's not looking too warm so we really hope we come out of this with some great, fast riding.

While it's gross out we do encourage snowshoe packing (this is the only activity that is okay to duck the gate for). The second image gives some tips for snowshoe packing technique. It takes a bit longer but leads to a much better surface when it refreezes.

We appreciate the cooperation and hope to have some great riding again soon!
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Trails are closed until we get a solid freeze. Its not looking too warm so we really hope we come out of this with some great, fast riding. 
While its gross out we do encourage snowshoe packing (this is the only activity that is okay to duck the gate for). The second image gives some tips for snowshoe packing technique. It takes a bit longer but leads to a much better surface when it refreezes. 
We appreciate the cooperation and hope to have some great riding again soon!Image attachment

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4 and 5 years ago the trails were closed on this date as well!

Any updates? Are early morning rides okay?

6 months ago
Upper Valley Mountain Bike Association (UVMBA)

It's currently mostly unrideable in Landmark/Boston Lot, and that won't change much while everything is frozen.

If we can pack as much as possible Saturday it should set up well for a couple of days until it hopefully snows again Tuesday!
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Its currently mostly unrideable in Landmark/Boston Lot, and that wont change much while everything is frozen. 
If we can pack as much as possible Saturday it should set up well for a couple of days until it hopefully snows again Tuesday!

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How are conditions in Boston Lot? 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

Packed route 10 to hardwoods as best as I could today

Any updates on the trails?

Trail conditions update anyone ???

6 months ago
Upper Valley Mountain Bike Association (UVMBA)

Trails are closed.

Our best guess is that we might be able to get one day of riding in Friday before the next storm moves in. Hard to know whether it will freeze up into "ride anywhere" conditions or be completely unrideable. We'll keep everyone updated once it starts to freeze up a bit and we can assess.

(Stock photo. Not from today. We luckily still have a lot more snow than this!)
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Trails are closed. 
Our best guess is that we might be able to get one day of riding in Friday before the next storm moves in. Hard to know whether it will freeze up into ride anywhere conditions or be completely unrideable.  Well keep everyone updated once it starts to freeze up a bit and we can assess.
(Stock photo. Not from today. We luckily still have a lot more snow than this!)

It’s all part of our Master Plan! With over 500 responses to our member survey the most common piece of feedback was about signage in Landmark Boston Lot trails. This is the first task we are going to focus on!!

Our current trail signs blend in, are missing, and overall not adequate. We need your help to raise the $10,000 needed to complete this project to overhaul signage and navigation within Boston Lot. Every little bit helps! Scan the QR code or visit the link in our profile to contribute.

** The 20 largest donors will receive one of the original classic signs!!
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It’s all part of our Master Plan! With over 500 responses to our member survey the most common piece of feedback was about signage in Landmark Boston Lot trails. This is the first task we are going to focus on!! 
Our current trail signs blend in, are missing, and overall not adequate. We need your help to raise the $10,000 needed to complete this project to overhaul signage and navigation within Boston Lot. Every little bit helps! Scan the QR code or visit the link in our profile to contribute. 
** The 20 largest donors will receive one of the original classic signs!!

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Rocky ericson is actually full plate. Full plate starts at the top of it will destroy you and ends at the rake loop intersection.. just a heads up...

Do you guys have any trail updates for upper Boston and lower Boston lots since the rain???

Lol it's a climb.

The Army Corps has reached out to let folks know that part of Buzzell Bridge Road will be under water this week since they have been asked to hold back water at UVD. The road will be temporarily closed and they will be posting updates via social media ... See MoreSee Less

The Army Corps has reached out to let folks know that part of Buzzell Bridge Road will be under water this week since they have been asked to hold back water at UVD. The road will be temporarily closed and they will be posting updates via social media

JOIN US!! Please RSVP for our annual meeting at Saw Tooth Kitchen in Hanover NH on January 30, 2024 at 6:30pm. We can’t wait to share with you all the progress over the last year, details from the member survey, and plans about the future. Also, we will be voting in new board members. This is a FREE event!

Link to register: www.eventbrite.com/e/upper-valley-mountain-bike-association-annual-meeting-tickets-773461683717?a...
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JOIN US!! Please RSVP for our annual meeting at Saw Tooth Kitchen in Hanover NH on January 30, 2024 at 6:30pm. We can’t wait to share with you all the progress over the last year, details from the member survey, and plans about the future. Also, we will be voting in new board members. This is a FREE event! 
Link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/upper-valley-mountain-bike-association-annual-meeting-tickets-773461683717?aff=oddtdtcreator

Passionate about your local trails? Want to make a difference for the community? Join us!

UVMBA will also be holding elections for the Board of Directors at our upcoming annual meeting (details coming soon)! This year we are looking for candidates to fill 2 seats on the board. If you are interested in joining the board, please email mailto:info@uvmba.org by 1/23/24 and be prepared to introduce yourself at the meeting. Candidates must consider themselves to be residents of the Upper Valley and be current UVMBA members.
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Passionate about your local trails? Want to make a difference for the community? Join us!
UVMBA will also be holding elections for the Board of Directors at our upcoming annual meeting (details coming soon)! This year we are looking for candidates to fill 2 seats on the board. If you are interested in joining the board, please email mailto:info@uvmba.org by 1/23/24 and be prepared to introduce yourself at the meeting. Candidates must consider themselves to be residents of the Upper Valley and be current UVMBA members.

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What is the date, time and location of the annual meeting? Thanks!

But what if that is me????

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