Northern VT

Northern VT

Catamount Outdoor Family Center

592 Governor Chittenden Rd
Williston  Vermont  05495
United States

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Description

The Catamount Outdor Family Center has been offering mountain biking since the 80's. It later developed Nordic Ski trails. Making it one of the first areas to have both.

Of course that was long before anyone ever heard of a Fat Bike. Which now share the trails in the winter months.

The center has over 20 miles of well maintanied trails. You might think that the trails are flat.

Well, some are pretty mellow but there's a 600' hill on the property and the trails make good use of it.

No matter what the season, in you're in the area, check out Catamont. In season they offer bike rentals, lessons, rides and races.

Here's a description from their Facebook Page.

":The Catamount Outdoor Family Center​ (COFC) in Williston, Vermont, provides activities year round including mountain biking, hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, fat biking and sledding. In addition, COFC is known for the variety of events held throughout the year including a weekly race series and a summer camp program." Read more about [node:title]

NEMBA COVID-19 Statement

Thursday, April 9, 2020

NEMBA Statement on the COVID-19 Pandemic (updated: 4/9/2020)

NEMBA recommends that all chapters and individuals follow the active public health practices that are set by your local and state public health organizations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re all in this together until the end of the COVID-19 emergency.

All NEMBA rides and events are suspended until state and local public health guidelines indicate resumption of activities are safe.

NEMBA Chapters can and should take advantage of virtual meeting technologies to promote connections in the mountain bike community and maintain basic chapter communications and planning.

We encourage all mountain bikers to heed state and local public health guidelines if you choose to get out and ride.

  • Be safe.
  • Dial it back – you may need to slow down and stop often for others.
  • Be patient with other trail users.
  • Don’t take risks.
  • Ride at off-hours.
  • Avoid crowded trail locations.
  • Avoid crowded parking lots. Park elsewhere and ride to the trail head.
  • Ride from your house to the trails if possible.
  • Ride alone* or with members of your immediate family.
  • Don't ride in large groups.
  • Provide extra physical spacing between riders, ideally >30'.
  • Be friendly and respectful of all trail users’ need for recreation and physical space. Say “Hi!” to other trail users!

*If you must ride alone, please take extra caution for yourself! Take a charged phone and let family/friends know your expected route and time of return.

We are part of a much larger community of people seeking comfort through outdoor recreation right now – we need to do everything we can to make it safe and responsible for all trail users.

This is also a very visible time to demonstrate that mountain bikers are positive, compatible, and integral members of our trail communities. We are all ambassadors – every one of us.


3/17/2020: As of today, NEMBA is recommending that all NEMBA chapters place a hold on all organized in-person meetings, events, and rides until at least April 15th, 2020. We believe this is prudent in light of the overall guidance coming out of local, state, and federal public health organizations to greatly limit groups and minimize contact between individuals. Chapter, or other meetings, that can be conducted via conference call or video conference should absolutely continue. We will re-evaluate this guidance as we get closer to April 15th. Thank you all for doing your part to help slow down transmission of COVID-19!

 

3/14/2020:

Given the recent developments with the Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), NEMBA’s Executive Board is concerned about the potential health impacts for our membership and the wider community. In an effort to do our part to help mitigate the spread of the virus, our chapters are urged to follow all local, state and federal government public-health guidelines regarding actions that can be taken to staunch the transmission of COVID-19. While not exhaustive, some preventative actions to protect yourself and others include:

· Being vigilant about hygiene: wash your hands often and thoroughly; follow the CDC guidelines.

· Practice social distancing: keep space between you and others.

· Stay at home if you are sick.

· Cover your coughs and sneezes. If you use a tissue, immediately throw the tissue in the trash.

· Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose with unwashed hands.

· Clean frequently touched surfaces regularly.

Please keep apprised of changes during this rapidly evolving situation. Good information can be found at the CDC and WHO sites:

https://www.cdc.gov/

https://www.who.int/

Many municipalities have, or are, enacting restrictions on large gatherings. Chapters should follow these guidelines and make preparations to hold events like chapter meetings via conference call or postpone if necessary. These guidelines should also be followed when considering organizing a group ride. While participation in mountain biking on the trails generally imparts a natural separation of greater than the recommended 6’ distance; we must recognize that there are opportunities for closer contact during check-in, stoppages and pre-post ride social interactions. Everyone should be vigilant on the trails to protect yourself and others. NEMBA is monitoring the public-health guidance and we will make appropriate recommendations regarding regionally organized events. We will communicate any changes to the regional calendar as the situation warrants. We urge everyone to take the needed precautions to protect yourself, your fellow riders and the community at large. Read more about [node:title]

Northern VT

North Branch Park, Montpelier

500 Elm St
Montpelier  Vermont  05602
United States

Description

North Branch Park is one of the many trails initiatives undertaken by the Montpelier Area Mountain Bike Associaiton. It's a great, family friendly place to ride with an expanding trail system located right in the city.

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Northern VT

Victory Hill

2781 Victory Hill Rd
Victory Hill  Vermont  05858
United States

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Moderate

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Difficult

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Description

Victory Hill is a developing trail system not far from Kingdom Trails in the town of Victory.  Currently there are about 8 miles of  singletrack trails and an additional 5 miles of woods roads.

The trails are really fun. Some are challenging, but most aren't. They are aimed at enduro focused riders though an enduro or downhill bike is not required. A lot of the trails have been machine built or improved as you'll see when you ride there.

Like Kingdom Trails Victory HIll requires the purchase of a day pass or annual membership. A day pass and a waiver can be purchased and signed at Carol Easter's House, 2438 Victory Hill Road or at the trailhead if no one is at home.

You'll find more information as well as a list of events and links to seasonal trail closures on Victory Hill's Website and on their Facebook Page.

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Northern VT

Blueberry Hill Area Trails, Goshen

1245 Goshen-Ripton Rd
Goshen  Vermont  05733
United States

(802) 247-6735

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Description

The Blueberry Hill Trails are located on the 15,875 acre Moosalamoo national Recreation Area. They are managed by the Blueberry Hill Outdoor Center.

These trails are open all year long, though use during the spring's mud season is not suggested.

There's a recommended donation of $10 to use the trails and all monies raised go into trail maintenance and improvement. But, you can ride the trails for free if you don't have any money to donate.

The trails range from easy to hard in a good mix.

Expect to do some climbing and expect to return more than once as there are over 30 miles of trails here.

Moosalamoo offers many other opportunities for mountain biking in addition to Blueberry HIll.   Read more about [node:title]

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Northern VT

Hinesburg Town Forest

299 Hayden Hil Rd E
Hinesburg  Vermont  05462
United States

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Moderate

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Description

How could 850 acres hold so much?  The Hinesburg Town Forest is an awesome place to ride.  Not overly attractive to new riders it offers challenging trials with a lot of climbing in a deep woods setting. You'll find yourself returning over and over as your skills develop. Mnay trails have features and man made obstacles to test your skills on. And if 18 miles isn't enough, you're just a half mile away from the western end of the Sleepy Hollow trails.

There are three parking areas on Hayden Hill Road which between them, turns into a dirt track. The east parking lot is the one at the top of the page. The west is here. Alternatively there is another parking area at the end of Economou Road, which is closest to the most challenging trails.

These trails, as well as others nearby, have been built and are maintained by the Fellowship of the Wheel, a great organization to be a member of if you ride in this area frequently. Read more about [node:title]

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Northern VT

Sleepy Hollow Inn Ski & Bike Center, Huntington

427 Ski Lodge Dr
Huntington  Vermont  05462
United States

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Moderate

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Description

The Sleepy Hollow Inn Ski & Bike Center is a multi season trail destination.  Winters, of course are for Nordic skiing. But in the warmer months, about May 15th - October 24th, the place becomes a mountain bikers paridise.

Over 13 miles of intermediate - Advance mountain bike trails. Many machine built, bermed wonders in a beautiful north woods setting.

If this doesn't sound like enough, you're only about 1/2 mile from the Hinseburg Town Forest that has another 18 miles of trails.

The Sleepy Hollow Inn also has rooms and dining available.  There is a small charge for using their trails.  -  Well worth it. Read more about [node:title]

Northern VT

Perry Hill, Waterbury

546 River Rd
Waterbury  Vermont  05676
United States

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Description

Waturbury's Perry Hill is no longer a secret. These trails are quickly getting a rep for their screaming downhills, as well as the climbs that preceed them.

Some have claimed that Perry Hill has the best downhill mountain bike trail in all of Vermont. Well . . . You'll have to decide that for yourself.

Parking is at Waterbury's Ice Center and Dog Park and the trailhead is about 100 yards before you gete there.

The trails are maintained by the Waterbury Trails Alliance, who's map is located below.

 

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