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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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!! 🙌🏻😎
3 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

1 month 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?

1 month 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 ???

2 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????

We took advantage of one of the last "warm" days this weekend and rock armored the mud pit on Burnt Pathway right after the beaver dam bridge.

There are plenty more rocks in this area so we'll keep expanding the armoring next season as needed, but we feel confident this will at least get us through the winter with dry feet!
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I think I already know the answer, but for anyone reading this: Why did you choose to rock-armor instead of some other fixing solution? Looks great!

It's that time of the year again.

We typically don't close trails for the fall > winter transition. However, there are better and worse times to ride. Please try to ride when it's below/near freezing.

Like always, it can be hard to predict how trails will be ahead of time and different parts of the network handle freeze/thaw cycles differently. So we just kindly ask if you're leaving ruts to please turnaround!

This week for example: Sunday morning should be good, then definitely avoid until the next solid freeze which should be Monday or Tuesday night.
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Its that time of the year again. 
We typically dont close trails for the fall  > winter transition.  However, there are better and worse times to ride. Please try to ride when its below/near freezing. 
Like always, it can be hard to predict how trails will be ahead of time and different parts of the network handle freeze/thaw cycles differently. So we just kindly ask if youre leaving ruts to please turnaround!
This week for example: Sunday morning should be good, then definitely avoid until the next solid freeze which should be Monday or Tuesday night.

Just a reminder that Trailforks is the true source for a Landmark (Boston Lot) trail map.

There are a ton of mapping sources online and many of them have varying degrees of accuracy. Trailforks is managed by us and thus represents all trails, features, and trail condition/closure updates.

Many features of the Trailforks app are behind a paywall, however everything is available for free, and without a login, in the desktop website.
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Just a reminder that Trailforks is the true source for a Landmark (Boston Lot) trail map.
There are a ton of mapping sources online and many of them have varying degrees of accuracy. Trailforks is managed by us and thus represents all trails, features, and trail condition/closure updates. 
Many features of the Trailforks app are behind a paywall, however everything is available for free, and without a login, in the desktop website.

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Is snowshoeing allowed on your trails in the winter?

Warrior princess 😍

Update about our partner trail system - Union Village Dam in Thetford.

The snowmobile bridge on buzzel bridge rd will be closed for installation of a new deck on 11/4-11/5 ? This will cut off access to the east entrance to the union village trails network. Access from the west side is also limited because the Government Rd is closed to cars for the season leaving very limited parking. Please be mindful of this. Happy Riding!!
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Update about our partner trail system - Union Village Dam in Thetford. 
The snowmobile bridge on buzzel bridge rd will be closed for installation of a new deck on 11/4-11/5 ? This will cut off access to the east entrance to the union village trails network. Access from the west side is also limited because the Government Rd is closed to cars for the season leaving very limited parking. Please be mindful of this. Happy Riding!!

We're excited to announce that we've started building a new trail off the top of the top crafts last month. We've made solid progress so far, but will still need a few months next spring/summer to finish things up. We're deviating a bit from typical Landmark (Boston Lot) fashion and plan to have lots of great dirt, big berms, and opportunities for progression!

We do ask that you please stay off the trail until it is complete though. We will have more details on opening next spring.
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Were excited to announce that weve started building a new trail off the top of the top crafts last month. Weve made solid progress so far, but will still need a few months next spring/summer to finish things up. Were deviating a bit from typical Landmark (Boston Lot) fashion and plan to have lots of great dirt, big berms, and opportunities for progression!
We do ask that you please stay off the trail until it is complete though. We will have more details on opening next spring.

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Garrett Nelson

Nice! Are you guys going to crowdsource the name?

Take a Kid Mountain Biking
Sunday, October 15, 2023
9:00 to 1:00
Landmark Trails
287 Mascoma St, Lebanon, NH 03766

Is your youngster up for a new adventure? How about some trail riding?

Join the Upper Valley Mountain Bike Association on Sunday, October 15th for Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day. The morning will include…

Two Skills Parks: One at the Nature Walk Parking lot & one a short distance into the network.
Family Friendly Loops
Bike and Helmet Check Stations
Make Your Own GORP Station
Stickers
Fun Times & Smiles

Riders of all abilities are encouraged to participate.

Don’t have a bike? Not a problem. Bikes and helmets will be available to borrow at the skills parks.

A BIG thank you to Mason Racing, red Clover Bike Shop and Gear Shifters for supporting this family event.
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Take a Kid Mountain Biking 
Sunday, October 15, 2023
9:00 to 1:00
Landmark Trails
287 Mascoma St, Lebanon, NH 03766 
Is your youngster up for a new adventure? How about some trail riding?
Join the Upper Valley Mountain Bike Association on Sunday, October 15th for Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day. The morning will include…
Two Skills Parks: One at the Nature Walk Parking lot & one a short distance into the network.
Family Friendly Loops
Bike and Helmet Check Stations
Make Your Own GORP Station
Stickers
Fun Times & Smiles
Riders of all abilities are encouraged to participate.
Don’t have a bike? Not a problem. Bikes and helmets will be available to borrow at the skills parks. 
A BIG thank you to Mason Racing, red Clover Bike Shop and Gear Shifters for supporting this family event.

It's that time of year again for the fall epic ride! This year we will be doing all of the peaks of Landmark - Boston Lot (all 3 or 4 of them).

There will be 3-4 separate rides. Paces will be leisurely intermediate to advanced.
Mileage ranges between 8 - 15 miles and elevation gain between 1,200 and 2,000 feet. It's Boston Lot, so the terrain is rooty, rocky, chunky, and fun!

NEW THIS YEAR: Family Ride! This ride will be 4.5 miles, with roughly 700 feet of climbing, last about 90 minutes and end with donuts and cider in the parking lot.

FYI: It's currently looking pretty wet this weekend. We will make the call on Saturday whether we cancel or not. Watch this page for updates.
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Its that time of year again for the fall epic ride! This year we will be doing all of the peaks of Landmark - Boston Lot (all 3 or 4 of them).
There will be 3-4 separate rides. Paces will be leisurely intermediate to advanced.
Mileage ranges between 8 - 15 miles and elevation gain between 1,200 and 2,000 feet. Its Boston Lot, so the terrain is rooty, rocky, chunky, and fun!
NEW THIS YEAR: Family Ride! This ride will be 4.5 miles, with roughly 700 feet of climbing, last about 90 minutes and end with donuts and cider in the parking lot.
FYI: Its currently looking pretty wet this weekend. We will make the call on Saturday whether we cancel or not. Watch this page for updates.

UPDATE!
We are still looking for your voice, especially if you’re a novice or intermediate rider in our area!

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.

survey.alchemer.com/s3/7509197/UVMBA-Survey
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UPDATE! 
We are still looking for your voice, especially if you’re a novice or intermediate rider in our area! 
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. 
https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7509197/UVMBA-Survey

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.

survey.alchemer.com/s3/7509197/UVMBA-Survey

@mtbvermont @vmba802 @mtbwoodstock @ascutney_trails_association
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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.
https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7509197/UVMBA-Survey
@mtbvermont @vmba802 @mtbwoodstock @ascutney_trails_association

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I love the design of this survey.

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