Some Trails Closed During Hunting Season

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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. […]

Volunteers Needed for the Wicked Creepy CX & Updates

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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 […]

1st and 3rd Trail Work Sundays

Like the trails on Mount Anthony? Please come join us and pitch in! 9:30AM-12:30PM every 1st and 3rd Sunday. Meet at 9:30 am at the Upper Parking lot at Southern Vermont College UNLESS otherwise noted in the weekly reminder posting. Check our News on the web, or Facebook for any updates. If you volunteer regularly, […]

1st and 3rd Trail Work Sundays

Like the trails on Mount Anthony? Please come join us and pitch in! 9:30AM-12:30PM every 1st and 3rd Sunday. Meet at 9:30 am at the Upper Parking lot at Southern Vermont College UNLESS otherwise noted in the weekly reminder posting. Check our News on the web, or Facebook for any updates. If you volunteer regularly, […]

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

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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 […]

1st and 3rd Trail Work Sundays

Like the trails on Mount Anthony? Please come join us and pitch in! 9:30AM-12:30PM every 1st and 3rd Sunday. Meet at 9:30 am at the Upper Parking lot at Southern Vermont College UNLESS otherwise noted in the weekly reminder posting. Check our News on the web, or Facebook for any updates. If you volunteer regularly, […]

From the BATS Cave…

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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 […]

May- Turkey Hunting Season

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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 […]

Freeze/Thaw Cycle Reminders

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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 […]