News from Bennington Area Trail System

Pump Track Project is a Go & Upcoming BATS Events

Exciting News! The proposed pump track for Stark Street Playground/Park has been approved by the Bennington Select  Board this past Monday. Our timeline, if all goes well will need volunteers in September/October (if not earlier) to help with final detail work on the pump track, and around it. We have sought a pump track design […]

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Say What Now? It’s Almost Trail Work Sunday?! 1st & 3rd Sunday’s

Like the trails on Mount Anthony? Please come join us and pitch in! 9:30am-12:30pm on the 1st and 3rd Sunday’s of the month. THIS SUNDAY, July 15th. 9:30-12:30. Meet at Camelot Village parking adjacent to Fox Hill Drive off of VT 9 in Old Bennington. Wear appropriate footwear and clothing for trail work. Gloves recommended. […]

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Win a Bike with BATS!

Win a gravel, mountain or fat bike valued at $1,500 from Highlander Bicycle! Buy tickets online or at participating locations: –Highlander Bicycle -BATS event / trail work day All NEW MEMBERS will receive a FREE chance at the raffle. Winner will be announced on Sunday, October 29, 2018 at the NY Cross Wicked Creepy CX […]

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Stark Street Pop Up Park Event THIS weekend

Is it a busy time of year or what? Next up is the Stark Street Pop-Up Park. THIS WEEKEND. June 16-17. 2-5pm both days. We will have a demo pump track and lead walks and rides on the trails. Please try to walk or bike to the event, or park at the hospital and walk […]

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Next Weekend: 3rd Annual BATS Trail Mix

3rd Annual BATS Trail Mix Saturday May 5th | 12:00-6:00pm Everett Mansion, 982 Mansion Dr Bennington, VT 05201 Join us on the scenic campus of Southern Vermont College at the base of Mount Anthony for a day of celebrating trails! Free General Admission Food and Beverage Sales Benefit BATS SVMC 5K Trail Run 12P-1:30P Scott […]

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May- Turkey Hunting Season

Trail Use Reminder-Youth spring turkey hunting weekend is April 28 and 29 this year, and the regular spring turkey season is May 1-31. Hunting is allowed until noon each day. The land south of SVC is actively hunted – please stay off of those areas until afternoon in May!  Thank you! The BATS Board of Directors […]

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The Time Has Come- BATS Membership Renewal and New Member Time!

The time has come to remind you to RENEW Your Membership or JOIN BATS! Membership runs from April 1st, 2018 through March 31st, 2019. You don’t have to be a mountain biker to join. BATS manages the trails for multi-use, whether you walk with your family or dog, run, hike, snowshoe, ski or bike- help us keep […]

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36 Hours in Bennington in March – BATS Style

Are you ready for next weekend? March 9-11th there are REALLY cool (pun intended) things happening in Bennington. We are really excited to get outside and have fun on the snow and support our local events. We really just want to get YOU excited to celebrate being active in the out-of-doors. With snow holding in […]

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Online Presale Tickets Live! Backcountry Film Festival, Saturday 3/9! PS: It’s snowing in Bennington!

It’s snowing out in Bennington! Tickets are now live! Get yours in advance today for Will Call at the door! Come celebrate the backcountry experience, or learn what it’s all about with us! Tickets : http://batsvt.org/events/bcfilmfest/ Facebook page event updates #BATSvt #BenningtonOutdoors #ShiresofVermont #SoVT#NorthernBerkshires #snowshoenationals2018 Winter Wildlands AllianceBackcountry Film Festival Dutch Hill Alliance of Skiers and HikersThunderbolt Ski Runners Green Mountain Club Bennington […]

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Freeze/Thaw Cycle Reminders

Freeze/Thaw Cycle Reminders: 1) Avoid trails if too muddy 2) If icy, please wear traction on your shoes or have studded tires on your bike. 3) Please avoid making trails wider or short-cutting trails. 4) Go out before trails get muddy, earlier in day or later in the day. Read our updated Trail Use Tips […]

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