UVMBA

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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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Got a new trail need? a dream? an idea?

Let us know with this handy new form (Primarily Boston Lot aka Landmark) uvmba.org/localtrails/new-trail-proposals/
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Got a new trail need? a dream? an idea?  Let us know with this handy new form (Primarily Boston Lot aka Landmark) https://uvmba.org/localtrails/new-trail-proposals/

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I submitted my opinion and wish list today. Thanks.

2 weeks ago

Upper Valley Mountain Bike Association (UVMBA)

Rogue trail building is always, and remains, a NO GO!

When you build rogue trails, you threaten our very access to these places! Meaning, this one little jump line could mean no riding at all in whole areas. We have seen it happen at Kingdom Trails last year, and many other places.

UVMBA and various other community organizations and individuals put a lot of effort into maintaining access to private lands that give US the HUGE selection of places to mountain bike in the Upper Valley.

One of the latest episodes of rogue trail building is on the Nature Trails behind Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. APD has graciously allowed the public to use these trails, but they are heavily and primarily used by the local retirement community as well as hospital stakeholders. Please respect their work and signage; and cease and desist from altering the trails.

Photos of the blocked rogue trail attached. This blockage was then removed. UVMBA as well as many individuals put a lot of work into representing mountain bikers in a good light and procuring and maintaining access. Please don't ruin it!
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Rogue trail building is always, and remains, a NO GO!  When you build rogue trails, you threaten our very access to these places! Meaning, this one little jump line could mean no riding at all in whole areas. We have seen it happen at Kingdom Trails last year, and many other places.  UVMBA and various other community organizations and individuals put a lot of effort into maintaining access to private lands that give US the HUGE selection of places to mountain bike in the Upper Valley.  One of the latest episodes of rogue trail building is on the Nature Trails behind Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. APD has graciously allowed the public to use these trails, but they are heavily and primarily used by the local retirement community as well as hospital stakeholders. Please respect their work and signage; and cease and desist from altering the trails.  Photos of the blocked rogue trail attached. This blockage was then removed. UVMBA as well as many individuals put a lot of work into representing mountain bikers in a good light and procuring and maintaining access. Please dont ruin it!Image attachment

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I agree it’s a bad idea. But,wow. That’s commitment.

Why do people do stuff like this to jeopardize the whole trail system??

Whenever you’re noticing a lot of “user built” trails and features being built, then it probably means there’s a need to address a pent-up demand from the locals. Younger riders generally desire more jumps, features, and progression. Boston Lot has tons of slow tech, rocks, and roots, but it generally is lacking optional features and “more difficult lines”. Have you ever ridden at Little Vietnam in Milford or Pine Hills in Plymouth? They both do it right for all levels of rider, and the terrain is similar to Boston Lot.

Just to play devil's advocate here, what is the real reason these signs just went up? I think this trail has been there for years. The property sits behind many neighborhoods and if I was a kid I would be playing in these woods. A possible solution; a place in town where young riders can learn jumps, drops, bermed turns, etc. Maybe at Storrs Hill? Unfortunately, it takes only a few to jeopardize something, but it also only takes a few to take something away.

WEAR BLAZE ORANGE- really really this time. Our woods are shared. ... See MoreSee Less

WEAR BLAZE ORANGE- really really this time. Our woods are shared.

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Should Chris take the deer horns off the front of his bike??

Wear it now too. Muzzle loader in Season

Wear blaze orange. Hunters use the same woods we do. ... See MoreSee Less

Wear blaze orange. Hunters use the same woods we do.

It saddens us to notify you all that a member of our bike community had a terrible accident on Sunday. Skye Kerr was riding at Killington when she sustained a complete and permanent spinal cord injury, leaving her paralyzed from the mid chest down. She is currently in the ICU at Dartmouth. To support Skye and one another we are hosting a “Ride for Skye” ride this Sunday at 10 o’clock at the Hurricane Town Forest.(directions in the comments). Cash and check donations will be accepted to help support Skye in her recovery. If you would like to donate but can not join us please get in touch with Kim Bean, or donate via gofundme:
gf.me/u/y5t6n8

Skye is not allowed visitors at this time other than her mother. However good old fashioned cards and notes can be sent to:
1 Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03766
Skye Kerr (patient)
We know she would love to hear from her fellow riders. We hope you will join us in supporting Skye. Please feel free to pass this on to others as appropriate.

There will likely be additional events in the future, as she will need support as she transitions out of the hospital.
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It saddens us to notify you all that a member of our bike community had a terrible accident on Sunday. Skye Kerr was riding at Killington when she sustained a complete and permanent spinal cord injury, leaving her paralyzed from the mid chest down. She is currently in the ICU at Dartmouth. To support Skye and one another we are hosting a “Ride for Skye” ride this Sunday at 10 o’clock at the Hurricane Town Forest.(directions in the comments). Cash and check donations will be accepted to help support Skye in her recovery. If you would like to donate but can not join us please get in touch with Kim Bean, or donate via gofundme: 
https://gf.me/u/y5t6n8  Skye is not allowed visitors at this time other than her mother. However good old fashioned cards and notes can be sent to:
1 Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03766
Skye Kerr (patient)
We know she would love to hear from her fellow riders. We hope you will join us in supporting Skye. Please feel free to pass this on to others as appropriate.  There will likely be additional events in the future, as she will need support as she transitions out of the hospital.Image attachment

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Sending strength and well wishes from all of us at Ascutney Trails.

It is unbelievable- a combo of everything coming together in the mostest wrong way

I met Skye biking a couple of times through Jill and Carol Sullivan...a wonderful woman with an uplifting spirit and positive vibes...we will send a card/ note to her and would like to join your ride sunday and contribute❤joan morena and husband Al....sending loving thoughts to all of you her friends and family...

Oh my goodness... 😥 my friend 💔

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Landmark has got some new decorations: UVMBA badges! Look for them scattered throughout the network. ... See MoreSee Less

breaking news: electric assist mountain bikes, aka ebikes, now allowed in Landmark for a trial period through fall 2021. Read the full deets here: uvmba.org/localtrails/lebanon/ ... See MoreSee Less

breaking news: electric assist mountain bikes, aka ebikes, now allowed in Landmark for a trial period through fall 2021. Read the full deets here: https://uvmba.org/localtrails/lebanon/

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Finally! Thank you! I truly believe after this trial period all misconceptions will be put to rest. I just became a member.

PC and rider: thanks to Jill Cutting, and no, that is not Boston Lot, but it is a real UVMBA member, on a real ripping ebike. Green Woodlands Foundation

Already saw a few out there today. Glad to see more people enjoying the trails. A bike is a bike!

E-bikes can’t hurt those rocks and roots

Thanks UVMBA!

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Always a new nooks & crannies to discover; not far from home. ... See MoreSee Less

Always a new nooks & crannies to discover; not far from home.

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Where, pray tell....

Good stuff up in there

Nice pic

Thinking about doing some trailwork? Think on this: single day Chainsaw training: Oct 10 and 11, through the HACTC.
Learn chainsaw safety, skills and maintenance from a personable expert who has trained thousands of loggers, arborists, foresters and folks who have never started a saw. Everyone, experienced or not, learns new skills in this small-group, hands-on training.
www.hactc.com/adult-ed or contact them at adulted@hartfordschools.net or (802)359-47390
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Thinking about doing some trailwork? Think on this: single day Chainsaw training: Oct 10 and 11, through the HACTC. 
Learn chainsaw safety, skills and maintenance from a personable expert who has trained thousands of loggers, arborists, foresters and folks who have never started a saw. Everyone, experienced or not, learns new skills in this small-group, hands-on training.
 https://www.hactc.com/adult-ed or contact them at adulted@hartfordschools.net or (802)359-47390

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These are two different days of training. GOL 1 and 2. You need to take 1 before taking 2. I took them years ago from this instructor. You’ll learn how to put a tree where you want it, safely and using less effort. You’ll also learn basic maintenance.

I'm signed up, and very excited about it!

This is a great idea, I was wondering about a class like this recently!

"Take a kid mountain biking day" is October 3rd, this SATURDAY. Now, we don't think you should only take the kids out once a year, but - this Saturday you have one more reason.🗓️ IMBA Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day is next Saturday, Oct. 3rd! 🎉 We encourage families and smaller, socially distanced groups to take kids mountain biking in lieu of the usual bigger local events. 🙏 PeopleForBikes.org

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Take a kid mountain biking day is October 3rd, this SATURDAY. Now, we dont think you should only take the kids out once a year, but - this Saturday you have one more reason.

Ever feel like you are at a disadvantage because your legs are shorter than your riding buddies? PC: McMaster fam ... See MoreSee Less

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Go Margaret!!! Love the Christmas bells in the background.

Yup, those lines look pretty enticing. But please don't build your own rogue trails in our networks! DO IT RIGHT and contact us first at info.uvmba.com ... See MoreSee Less

Yup, those lines look pretty enticing. But please dont build your own rogue trails in our networks! DO IT RIGHT and contact us first at info.uvmba.com

3 months ago

Upper Valley Mountain Bike Association (UVMBA)

Good stuff our Maine friends! ... See MoreSee Less

Back to school? The Finley-Domenicucci family creating some learning opportunities ... See MoreSee Less

Member Spotlight: Brian Howland https://uvmba.org/join-uvmba/member-spotlight/

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I meant trail work not team work.

FYI, there is a big tree down at the bottom of Screaming Downhill on Oak Hill. you should have time to stop after the drainage pipe at bottom but that would depend on how fast you are going.

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