SVC Trail Access Update 6.21.19

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Southern Vermont College Trail Access Updates   (UPDATED 6/21/19) – During this time of transition with Southern Vermont College (SVC) and its property being held by the banks due to SVC closure, we will post updates regarding current trailhead access and parking on our homepage, News blog, E-News, and Facebook page, as access may change again. We […]

Pump Track Build Update

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This past Tuesday and Thursday we had Tom Lepesqueur of Lepesqueur & Daughters LLC here constructing our pump track at Stark Street. EXCITING! A big Thank you to the Vermont Mountain Bike Association for awarding BATS a grant toward this project, as well as to those who bought bike raffle tickets! Making dreams come true! […]

Trail Update- SVC Vehicular Access to Trails in Upper lot Temporarily Closed (3/11/19):

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For the privacy and security of their students, Southern Vermont College (SVC) has temporarily closed vehicular access past the field house. Normal trail access via Route 9 (Camelot Village) or the Hospital (Hops and Vines Trail) continue, although hikers and bikers are reminded to stay off the trails when they are soft. Despite this temporary […]

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

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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, […]

Take the Bennington Townwide Survey by 11/30

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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 […]

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 […]