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.
5 hours ago
Landmark / B lot trails closed for the weekend - check trailforks for status updates ... See MoreSee Less
or check UVMBA.org, the Lebanon map page- which also always has updates
glad I snuck in a ride yesterday
2 weeks ago
evidence of one of our resident bears atop crafts hill- NOT sleeping, apparently. pc: J Moore ... See MoreSee Less
The a melted out dog print. The melting makes it get bigger. Bears have a double pad and would be wider and more oval than this.
That's a giant breed dog print I think. 4 toes instead of 5. Maybe I'm not seeing the thumb print for the 5th digit? For reference: www.alamy.com/black-bear-paw-image345297501.html
B lot trails OPEN: use your best judgement ... See MoreSee Less
Avoid making the mud worse please- walk or turn back if your are sinking in please!
What kind of surfaces are you seeing? Just bare ground? Snow to snert lol? Thanks
B lot / Landmark trails are still CLOSED. We feel the pain!
But this cruddy weather pattern has not been quite cold enough to solidify all that liquid precipitation on top of the historic snowfall - and snowmelt.
Patience, and we will be riding righteous winter trails before you know it. ... See MoreSee Less
Landmark/ B lot trails closed to ALL activities ... See MoreSee Less
Settling in for the rain, plan is to groom after it settles out
Any update to when the Lot will be open?
Boston Lot /Landmark conditions update: We are working to get the best base we can for good season of riding, please don't ride.
Trails would most likely be open after xmas following a freeze. ... See MoreSee Less
Definitely lots of work still needed as of Sunday! Once it hardens up tho....niiiice!
B lot aka Landmark tract STILL CLOSED for riding! (just to reiterate) For updated trail status and conditions, see trailforks, or the embedded trailforks map on UVMBA.org. Lots more info, and how to help, below. ... See MoreSee Less
Snowshoe packers are badly needed, and we thank you in advance for it- also a great workout!. See uvmba.org/winter-biking/grooming/snowshoegroom/ for specific guidance on packing. Please post your snowshoeing to trailforks. Trailforks has a snowshoeing activity option; if you tap the top where it usually says “mountain bike” you can change it to snowshoe. When creating a report, there are conditions options of “snow covered” “snow packed” “snow groomed” and “icy." Riding soon! In the meanwhile, skis and snowshoers are welcome on the trails. PC: Stacia LaPan
Fun to see lots of folks out packing yesterday - All these look a lot better - Fun House and northern Burnt, White Heat, White Light. Minor Threat. Rabbit Hole still needs more IMO.
I'll be out packing, starting from Nature walk, tomorrow afternoon. Any recommendations which trail I should focus on?
Jennifer, thank you! Fun House needs some attention. From there if you were up to it - down Craft then to Connector.
The Snow Dog was able to get through Rt 10 and down Hardwoods. Then up Burnt Pathway. We need snowshoes to break trail on Fun House and White Heat before the Snow Dog can expand the network and further. If you want to ride it you have to snowshoe it. Thanks to everyone that has already helped out. Riding is still a ways away. Spread the word.
The snowdog will be out, but we are also looking for folks to snowshoe pack (see below for deets) ... See MoreSee Less
a dusting and firm trails makes trails delightful in Norwich ... See MoreSee Less
Pop-up trail work day tomorrow Parcel 5, 8am ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago
I submitted my opinion and wish list today. Thanks.
Upper Valley Mountain Bike Association (UVMBA) is at Alice Peck Day Hospital.
2 months ago
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! ... See MoreSee Less
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.