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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Landmark / B lot trails closed for the weekend - check trailforks for status updates ... See MoreSee Less

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or check UVMBA.org, the Lebanon map page- which also always has updates

glad I snuck in a ride yesterday

evidence of one of our resident bears atop crafts hill- NOT sleeping, apparently. pc: J Moore ... See MoreSee Less

evidence of one of our resident bears atop crafts hill- NOT sleeping, apparently.   pc: J Moore

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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.

Definitely dog

pooh!

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

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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.
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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.

Landmark/ B lot trails closed to ALL activities ... See MoreSee Less

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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.
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Definitely lots of work still needed as of Sunday! Once it hardens up tho....niiiice!

delayed gratification

thank you

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

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.

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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.

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The snowdog will be out, but we are also looking for folks to snowshoe pack (see below for deets) ... See MoreSee Less

The snowdog will be out, but we are also looking for folks to snowshoe pack (see below for deets)

a dusting and firm trails makes trails delightful in Norwich ... See MoreSee Less

a dusting and firm trails makes trails delightful in Norwich

Pop-up trail work day tomorrow Parcel 5, 8am ... See MoreSee Less

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How long will you be there for?

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 months 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.

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