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 consult and will be seeking donations of the clay and loam (packable) material, as well as native shrubs.
We will keep providing updates as we have them, and we are excited about this project. Please note, if you use Stark Street for access to the trails, try to bike there or park neatly in the provided lot to respect the neighbors. Thanks!
Here is the link to the Select Board meeting on 7/23 (we went over time, but it starts at 26 minutes until ~1 hr 26 minutes)
Bennington Banner Article on Friday.
THIS WEEK’S BATS EVENTS
Wednesday Night Ride (WNR)
Leaving at 5:45 from Highlander Bicycle
Take a spin on the mountain bike trails. Arrive early and ready to go. No one dropped. Stop at Harvest Brewing after for libations and food. BATS members get $3 pints!
Any updates will be posted either to the BATS Facebook, or relayed via our GroupMe App which we use for Group Rides and Trail Work/Events to round up you good folks.Only canceled if hazardous weather or no leaders available.
1st and 3rd Trail Work Sundays
Sunday, August 5, 9:30AM-12:30PM
Meet at SVC Trailhead Kiosk. Upper Parking at Southern Vermont College. 982 Mansion Drive.
Tools provided, but if you have a fave tool bring it. Only hazardous weather will cancel. Dress appropriately and bring some water/snack.
If you volunteer regularly, you will get a text alert via the GroupMe App. Check our News on the web, or Facebook for any updates.
SEE YOU ON THE TRAILS! We would LOVE your help!
-THE BATS CREW-