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 […]

Win a Bike with BATS!

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Win a gravel, mountain or fat bike valued at $1,500 from Highlander Bicycle! Buy tickets online or at participating locations: –Highlander Bicycle -BATS event / trail work day All NEW MEMBERS will receive a FREE chance at the raffle. Winner will be announced on Sunday, October 29, 2018 at the NY Cross Wicked Creepy CX […]

Next Weekend: 3rd Annual BATS Trail Mix

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3rd Annual BATS Trail Mix Saturday May 5th | 12:00-6:00pm Everett Mansion, 982 Mansion Dr Bennington, VT 05201 Join us on the scenic campus of Southern Vermont College at the base of Mount Anthony for a day of celebrating trails! Free General Admission Food and Beverage Sales Benefit BATS SVMC 5K Trail Run 12P-1:30P Scott […]

Mini-Maps and New Parking Signs Up

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BATS has slowly been working to improve signage at other trail access points. We have updates to do on the trails this winter so in spring we can focus on trail improvements and junction signage. This mini-map is at the upper “Garlic Fest” field tract on our map. A second mini-map is below the SVC ball […]

VOREC Updates

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We were happy with the late October VOREC Meeting in Arlington. We look forward to more collaboration between community organizations and existing groups to support and sustain outdoor recreation and stewardship of our recreational spaces. Read more about the Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economy READ ALL the comments from the statewide meetings and other updates here: […]

Hunting Season Updates & Events List

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View this original e-news Hunting Season Reminders | Trail Updates| Regional Volunteer Opportunites & Events We just really want to get the word out about trail use during hunting season since some folks have been asking. Some trail closures will occur starting with Youth Deer Weekend. Currently during Archery Season, nothing is closed, but people maybe actively hunting […]

Hunting Season Reminder / Events & Volunteer Opportunities

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Hunting Season Reminder / Events & Volunteer Opportunities It is officially hunting season. None of the landowners who grant BATS access adjacent to Southern Vermont College lands are closed to us during Archery/Bow season (10/7-11/3), however, most of the land surrounding the college is hunted during rifle season. We will post some reminders, but please […]

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 […]