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 for volunteer trail maintenance and building, and generally minimal guidance nor strong voice of representation in the world of trails in Vermont (which by the way, right now, is a big deal throughout the entire state).
If you haven’t joined BATS now, please consider and feel free to ask us more info or learn more/sign up at www.batsvt.org/join
In addition to knowing you are really helping a small non-profit steward these trails, BATS Members get Chapter Discounts- 4 of which are in Town!
1) Highlander Bicycle : 6% off non-sale instock bicycles & 15% off non-blowout sale clothing
2) Paradise Inn Bennington VT : Stay 2 nights Sun-Thurs, get 3rd Midweek night on us or Free upgrade to sauna room *Benefits cannot be combined
3) Mount Anthony-Country Club Pay for party of 3, get 4th golfers green fee Free! OR Free House Dessert when you buy two entree *Not During Tournaments *Not Valid with other offers
4) Harvest Brewing $3 pints
View all benefits besides supporting an awesome trail stewardship organization here: https://vmba.org/benefits
Currently, VMBA is close to meeting their goal of 4,000 members by the Vermont Mountain Bike Fest this coming weekend and they were near 3935. They are asking us to collectively commit to reminding our friends to renew this week! Membership runs April 1-March 31st, but it’s never too late!
- Base individual chapter membership is $50.41, additional chapters are $25.36 each.
- Base family membership is $100.51, supporting additional family memberships are $50.41 each.
- Base high school Membership is $36.35
As always, thank you to our members, volunteers and partners! Without you, we are just a trail with perhaps a lot more in the way. With you, we can always strive to improve and care for the trails we are so fortunate to have access to.