News from Bennington Area Trail System

14th Annual Backcountry Film Festival – Friday, January 11th at Williams College

Thanks to the Williams Outing Club partnering with BATS, we are able to host the Backcountry Film Festival again this coming year!  14TH Annual Backcountry Film Festival WHEN – Friday, January 11, 2019 Doors open at 6:30PM, show starts at 7PM WHERE – Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall in the Bernhard Music Center 54 Chapin Hall Drive, […]

0 comments

Take the Bennington Townwide Survey by 11/30

The 2018 Bennington Townwide Survey has a section about recreation opportunities in the area and mentions the park where we will be building a pump track this coming year. Please take a moment to complete the survey (ends 11/30). Your feedback is essential. From the town: The survey is an important opportunity for the community […]

0 comments

Some Trails Closed During Hunting Season

Deer Season is upon us. Please respect the small amount of time hunters have in the woods. Some of the trails we maintain for recreation go onto property that is actively hunted during deer season, and have been signed and roped off at high-use entrances. Please respect the closures & wear orange! Safety tips and trail recommendations below. […]

0 comments

Volunteers Needed for the Wicked Creepy CX & Updates

Volunteers Needed for theWicked CreepyCyclocross (CX) Race!Email Tim, PaynePosse@yahoo.com if you can help ** This is a fundraiser for BATS, so ALL the help we can get is appreciated! **Don’t forget you can do the costume lap for free! Fun to watch the races! Saturday 10/272PM- Stake and barriers set upIf you have tools, bring: post driver, mallet, or hammer (in order […]

0 comments

Hunting Season and BATS News

Friendly Reminder that fall turkey season starts this weekend, but we don’t close trails until Rifle Season for White-tail deer.  Here is a list of the hunting seasons in VT.  VOLUNTEER FOR THE WICKED CREEPY CX! Save the Date for 10/26 and 27 with the event on Sunday, 10/28. All hands on the BATS Wicked Creepy Deck for a […]

0 comments

Bike to the Farmer’s Market and Updates from the BATS Cave

Saturday, September 29, 2018 – Ride Your Bike to the Bennington Farmer’s Market Pop Up Event Exercise, fresh air, and fresh local food! What’s better than biking the farmer’s market? The first 20 people who bike to the farmer’s market (helmets encouraged) will receive a FREE maple lemonade from Running Brook Sugar Shack.  If you want […]

0 comments

From the BATS Cave…

BATS Board Meeting – Tuesday, 9/11/18 Highlander Bicycle, 160 Benmont Ave, Bennington Open to the public. Current and past BATS members encouraged to attend! Help us shape out current and future visions (and trails)! Wednesday Night Ride – 5:15pm! Highlander Bicycle This week we will stick to the “usual” route and bike up Dewey Street, to […]

0 comments

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 […]

0 comments

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. […]

0 comments

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 […]

0 comments