Are you a BATS Member?

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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 […]

Bennington Townwide Trail Map is Live

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We love maps! Kudos to all involved in creating the Townwide Trail Map which residents and visitors can find  on the Bennington Chamber website or in person at the Chamber. See the Bennington Chamber’s Facebook Live video about it from 6/29 (BELOW). Find the BATS Trail map and trail user guidelines here. Many of the other mountainous […]

Tonight! We Ride!

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Tonight! We Ride! Finally! 5:45 PM Bennington Area Trail System (BATS) Group Mountain Bike Rides meet at Highlander Bicycle for an hour and a half (ish) mt. bike ride on the trail system on Mount Anthony. Two paces of riding depending on who shows. Definitely bring your good attitude, bike,& helmet. Après at Harvest Brewing. Maybe […]

Wednesday Night MTB Rides Are Back!

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Join Bennington Area Trail System (BATS) members on a group mountain bike ride on Wednesday nights beginning Wednesday, May 25 and continuing throughout the summer and fall if there is interest. We will depart from Highlander on our mountain bikes to official trailhead access points and ride until the ride is done. Time:  5:45PM- Be ready to […]

BATS 2nd Annual Trail Mix Event Schedule

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We are just a 5 days away from the Bennington Area Trail System (BATS) 2nd Annual Trail Mix. We consider this a community event and way to meet other like-minded folks, as you get to know the trails out our backdoor. Come learn what your local non-profit trail managing organization, BATS, is all about! UPDATED 5/4:  Join […]

Spring Trail Work In Progress

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Bennington Area Trail System (BATS) members/volunteers have been out clearing the trails of blowdowns and working on any areas that may need more attention. Thank you volunteers! The trails wouldn’t be in such great shape without our membership and volunteer support. Learn more about why you should join BATS and come to our 2nd Annual […]

Mud Season Trail Use Tip

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Please help us keep our trails in good condition. It takes a lot of work to keep trails in tip-top shape, and it’s ALL VOLUNTEER Work. We know many of you have been using the trails on Mount Anthony/Southern Vermont College for years before the Benningotn Area Trail System began, but we are the stewards […]