Event Information:

  • Sat

    Trail Mix

    12:00PM-6:00PMSouthern Vermont College

    UPDATED 5/4:  Join us at the Bennington Area Trail System's  on Saturday, May 6th at Southern Vermont College's Everett Mansion. Come check out what your local non-profit trails group, BATS is all about, join our effort, and learn about some of our trail plans for the season!

    Meet us at the Everett Mansion and the Upper Lot at SVC for all activities! 

    The event is free to the public! There will be lots going on and something for everyone! RSVP STRONGLY ENCOURAGED, but not required.

    Rain or Shine! Some activities can be moved indoors if rain, and as always, dress for the weather and activity you choose to participate in.

    Updates will be posted on the Trail Mix event page day of and on our website until then!

    2nd Annual Trail Mix Flyer Legal Size

    SCHEDULE (12pm-6pm)

    Ongoing      MTB Group Rides for Adults, Women and KIDS- Rides going off all day for adults and kids dependent on number of people- Kids rides will have a shuttle back up to the mansion!

    Ongoing         KidsBike Rodeo Safety Clinic with local law enforcement. Strider bike demos and loaner bikes for kids, but bring a bike if you have one! If your child does not have a helmet, we will have some available to loan or enough to giveaway while supplies last.

    Ongoing         Gear Demos– Thanks to Highlander Cycle, Berkshire Outfitters, Nature’s Closet and Salomon Footwear

    Ongoing         Amazing Raffle! Bring some cash money!  Donations from: Anytime Fitness, Tunbridge Fair, Bennington Museum, Madison's, Pizza Hut, It's Heavenly Holy Cow Frozen Yogurt, Bennington Bookshop, Knapp's, Darn Tough, Ken Bowl, Bennington Lanes, Wassick's Tire, Mad River Distillers, Spirits of Old Bennington, Ebb Fishing, Berkshire Outfitters, Olympia Sports and MORE 

    Ongoing             Food Truck  (burgers, dogs, taco truck, and non-alcoholic beverages, and special brews  from The Alchemist and Madison’s Brewing while supplies last. Special edition Pint Glasses available pre-sale $8  and day of $10- must be over 21, or we can get you some lemonade!

    Ongoing              Spirits of Old Bennington Tasting

    Ongoing but Limited/while supplies last- of legendary Alchemist Brewing beer, and the new, delicious Downtown IPA from Madison's Brewing.  $8 online presale, $10 Day off. Must be 21 to drink.

    Ongoing                Spirits of Old Bennington will have free tastings

    Time TBD            Trail Work/ Green Up Day– Either while on a walk, or in a separate event (To be announced) we will have a small trail maintenance project, or garlic mustard pull, or grab a Green Up Bag and bring your gloves and help pick up some trash along the SVMC and BATS Trails

    1:00 PM               Trail Run/Walk with SVC Cross Country team members

    1:00 PM               Women’s Mountain Bike Ride with BATS Board of Directors member, Silvia Cassano and Mary Hannah Parkman of BFF Adventures

    2:00 PM              Family Fun Walk  Meet at SVC and then carpool down the hill to the Southwestern VT Medical Center Trails- Led by BATS member, Amanda Monks and a SVC Cross Country Team member. It’s an easy trail, but no strollers, just backpacks and carriers, as the surface is natural. Plan for up to 1.5 hours max.

    2:30PM             Momma Walk  on the BATS Trails/Carriage Rd with BATS Member Mom’s with their kiddos

    3:00 PM            Trail Run with local Olympian Andy Newell

    4:00 PM            Social Hour(s) Begin at Everett Mansion

    4:00 PM             Brad DeBoer of BATS, Speaker, Mansion Theatre

    4:10  PM             Andy Newell- Guest Speaker, Mansion Theatre

    -Pace is determined by the leader, but all participants will be able to choose their own adventure/pace and communicate that to the leaders. Participation is at your own risk as outdoor activities can have hazards, be prepared and only do what you know you can handle. If riding bikes on trails, you MUST have a HELMET!

    More Details:
     The event will be based at the Everett Mansion at Southern Vermont College's beautiful campus. There will be guided and impromptu mountain bike rides on the mapped trails all day, in addition there are scheduled walks/runs/hikes for all ages on the BATS trails on Mt. Anthony as well as on the adjacent trail system at Southern Vermont Medical Center along as trails are dry enough.

    Bring your sense of community and adventure, the appropriate outdoor attire/gear (or demo some), and get out on the trails, or join us for camaraderie and some eats around 3:30 or 4pm on the patio of the Everett Mansion.