A Backcountry Film Fest ‘Thank You’

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A belated and very large ‘Thank You’ to EVERYONE that volunteered, attended or donated something to the Backcountry Film Festival we co-hosted on January 11th! If you like this event, and can help plan for next year, please email sovtoutdoors@gmail.com ! Planning will have to start by the end of summer. Silvia is stepping down […]

15TH ANNUAL BACKCOUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL

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Calling all winter enthusiasts! Get ready to get goosebumps while you “Ooh!” and “Ahh!” at the impact and importance of our winter wildlands through this collection of short films. The fifteenth annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival will show in Williamstown on Saturday, January 11 at the Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall in the Bernhard Music […]

Volunteer for the Wicked Creepy Cyclocross Race

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE 13th ANNUAL WICKED CREEPY CYCLOCROSS (CX) RACE  We are just over two weeks out from the 13th Annual (a nice creepy number) Wicked Creepy Cyclocross (CX) race, which is a major fundraiser for BATS. This event is not possible without volunteers, and we need you, especially on Saturday, 10/26 for Setup […]

Hunting Season Reminders and Trail Closures

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BATS members, volunteers, and community members,  Hunting season for deer begins tomorrow (Saturday). Many BATS Trails are closed to hike/bike/walking during this short window of time for hunting. Please respect the trail closures as our partnerships with landowners are VERY important to keeping the trails open for all. It’s the least we can do to […]

BATS Trail and Parking for SVC Access Points-

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Please view the most recent article from the 7.14.19 Bennington Banner article by going: READ ARTICLE HERE We encourage you to subscribe to the Banner to support local news. By Banner staff BENNINGTON — The Bennington Area Trail System board of directors has provided a community update regarding trail access to the BATS trails on the […]

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! […]