News from Bennington Area Trail System

Are you a BATS Member?

Though we are a small multi-use trail system, our parent chapter is the Vermont Mountain Bike Association (VMBA), and we need their help because we are a newer, small non-profit. They guidelines and support VMBA has offered has been HUGE to our organization. Without them we would have no tools (of worth), no liability insurance […]

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BATS Events through July 19th

Just a quick run down of the BATS Events in this coming week: WEDNESDAYS ONGOING: Weekly Group Mountain Bike Ride on Wednesdays through fall. Meeting at 5:45PM at Highlander Cycle, 160 Benmont Ave, Bennington, VT. Après at Harvest Brewing in Downtown Bennington. Your BATS/VMBA Membership Card gets you a super deal. Yay! FRIYAY, 7/14/17: SoVT […]

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Check Trail Hub for BATS Trail Conditions!

So, we got a lot of rain. We closed the Cave Trail for now. Our BATS volunteers (or maybe just Todd?Thank you!) are out assessing the conditions/fixing what they can saying, “all you can hear is the running water up here.” Give Trails another day or so to dry out. The BATS Trail Conditions on […]

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Bennington Townwide Trail Map is Live

We love maps! Kudos to all involved in creating the Townwide Trail Map which residents and visitors can find  on the Bennington Chamber website or in person at the Chamber. See the Bennington Chamber’s Facebook Live video about it from 6/29 (BELOW). Find the BATS Trail map and trail user guidelines here. Many of the other mountainous […]

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SoVT VMBA Chapter Explore & Tour Ride Series Begins Sunday (6.25)

BATS FOLKS: Let’s carpool! If you want to carpool, leave a comment on the  Facebook Event Discussion Page: SoVT VMBA Chapter Explore & Tour Ride Series or contact Jared or Silvia. All: Please note the date for the BATS hosted ride in Bennington has been changed to Friday, 7/14. Details below. This idea has been […]

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Bennington Young Professionals BATS Trail Hike and Bike Day- Thank You

The BATS Board of Directors would like to thank Dan Strohl of the Bennington Young Professionals for organizing an event this past weekend. We had a group of folks come out to hike and mt. bike on the BATS trail system from the SVC Upper Lot (meeting at the old and soon to be revised […]

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Tonight! We Ride!

Tonight! We Ride! Finally! 5:45 PM Bennington Area Trail System (BATS) Group Mountain Bike Rides meet at Highlander Bicycle for an hour and a half (ish) mt. bike ride on the trail system on Mount Anthony. Two paces of riding depending on who shows. Definitely bring your good attitude, bike,& helmet. Après at Harvest Brewing. Maybe […]

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Wednesday Night MTB Rides Are Back!

Join Bennington Area Trail System (BATS) members on a group mountain bike ride on Wednesday nights beginning Wednesday, May 25 and continuing throughout the summer and fall if there is interest. We will depart from Highlander on our mountain bikes to official trailhead access points and ride until the ride is done. Time:  5:45PM- Be ready to […]

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BATS 2nd Annual Trail Mix Event Schedule

We are just a 5 days away from the Bennington Area Trail System (BATS) 2nd Annual Trail Mix. We consider this a community event and way to meet other like-minded folks, as you get to know the trails out our backdoor. Come learn what your local non-profit trail managing organization, BATS, is all about! UPDATED 5/4:  Join […]

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Spring Trail Work In Progress

Bennington Area Trail System (BATS) members/volunteers have been out clearing the trails of blowdowns and working on any areas that may need more attention. Thank you volunteers! The trails wouldn’t be in such great shape without our membership and volunteer support. Learn more about why you should join BATS and come to our 2nd Annual […]

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