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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bike to the Farmer’s Market and Updates from the BATS Cave

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Saturday, September 29, 2018 – Ride Your Bike to the Bennington Farmer’s Market Pop Up Event Exercise, fresh air, and fresh local food! What’s better than biking the farmer’s market? The first 20 people who bike to the farmer’s market (helmets encouraged) will receive a FREE maple lemonade from Running Brook Sugar Shack.  If you want […]

From the BATS Cave…

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BATS Board Meeting – Tuesday, 9/11/18 Highlander Bicycle, 160 Benmont Ave, Bennington Open to the public. Current and past BATS members encouraged to attend! Help us shape out current and future visions (and trails)! Wednesday Night Ride – 5:15pm! Highlander Bicycle This week we will stick to the “usual” route and bike up Dewey Street, to […]