Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a day to reflect and give thanks. I would like to dedicate this post to a deep felt gratitude for our club and trail system. I am grateful for YOU our members who are out there enjoying the Trails. The landowners who generously allow us to use their property as part of the trail network. The volunteers who have helped us this year on dirt days where we physically move dirt etc., in preparation for next year's projects. Bob Primeau, our President, who dedicates 100’s of hours each year on trail projects. The new piston driven groomer we have purchased for improving the quality of grooming the x-country ski trails. Next year's mountain bike expansion project with professionally machine built Trails. WOW!!!
It is a weird world out there now, Memphremagog Trails is a safe haven and a peaceful place to be...for that I am greatful.
Thanks Louise Whipple...I think we would all agree.
*Trail closures ❌ Ridgehill Connector, Brand X, Backup, Gate’s Way, Raise a Little Howe,
✅Up and Over...did a little mud mitigation Tuesday
✅Launchpad... variable but rideable
✅ Pines is good and dry
✅ Swamp is mostly dry
*** and ❄️ in this week’s forecast so if a trail is muddy show a little love ❤️ and don’t ride
Covid... https://vmba.org/covid-19-trails-you/ click this link to see the new VMBA trail opening guide lines as the governor slowly opens recreation in Vermont. Please respect Vermont’s social distancing protocols.
Volunteers We are keeping an ongoing record of volunteer hours for reference for our trail grants. When you complete volunteer trail work, send me your name, date, project and hours to email@example.com
Do not park in front of owners driveway above the parking lot!!
Trail maps are available at the kiosks at the parking lot and at Sadie’s bridge off the bike path.
MSTF Barn Party a smashing success. See PIcs.
MSTF Barn Location
For 2019 MSTF will return to the top of the World with groomed Skate and Classic Ski trails for all abilities. In addition to the core trails in the Primeau Woods and Bike path, we will also be grooming the Bluff Farm. Our fee structure has changed substantially - see the membership page or below.
We have big plans! Over the next 2 years, we will be adding 7-10 miles of new single track and hiking trail, also extending to the beautiful "Top of the World" views. State regulations are slowing this down somewhat but the state is also helping with a major grant! There will be a mix of beginner to intermediate terrain, including machine-built flow trails.
We are partnering with VMBA (the Vermont Mountain Biking Association) in these efforts. MSTF members will now be joining VMBA with their summertime memberships, required for riding the trails. Joining our VMBA chapter (Memphremagog Trails) will entitle you to ride at more than 20 other VMBA sites around the state, as well as numerous other VMBA benefits.
Year-round memberships are discounted - click the membership button above for all membership options.
So You Want To Help
Group Work Days - 2nd Saturday of every month 9-1 meet at the barn.
I have two hours to make a difference... - clip out any mtb trail (48" wide) or ski trail (3 feet back from the trail's edge) .