The Annual SMBC Pond Jump Is Here!

Where:  Sterling Pond in Sterling Valley - Near Gar Anderson's House

When:  Saturday, August 23rd from 12:00-3:00PM

Who:  All SMBC members and friends!


Support the trails through a membership or donation!
SMBC has been planning the construction of new trails, maintenance and enhancements of existing trails, and events. SMBC 2014 membership benefits:
  • $25 discount on season pass at the Trapp Family Outdoor Center
  • Discounts at local bike shops
  • Access to online trail maps
  • Discounts on events and swag
  • Fun and new friends
Trail Updates

Please note that there is a partial trail closure in Sterling Forest on Billings Road and Sterling Run. Peak-A-View can now only be accessed via Lauren's Loop off Billings Road. 


This year trail improvements will be made at Perry Hill on Burning Spear, Permission, and Joe’s Trail. In addition, the Town of Stowe and the Stowe Mountain Bike Club have contracted Sinuosity: Flowing Trails and Sustainable Trailworks to complete an overhaul on Charlie's Trail and build the new flow trail in Cady Hill Forest! The proposed Snake Trail will be built if the SMBC fundraising effort is successfully completed. Donate to SMBC if you want an alternative to climbing Cady Hill Road from the south end of Charlie's trail. View a trail map. Read more about the project here, including a map and trail specs. 


Thanks to all of the volunteers at the Cady Hill Forest, Perry Hill and Strawberry Hill Farm work days! Trail conditions can change quickly, so please check back here for the latest conditions. Also check out the new trail status signs at the Cady Hill Forest, Adams Camp and Perry Hill kiosks (thanks Dave Sautter!). Please walk wet or muddy areas. Why walk the squishy, splashy areas you may ask? Riding through those sections is not recommended for several reasons:

  • It increases the width of our trails when you ride around mud puddles.
  • Your bike tires leave huge ruts that are there for a long time.
  • It ruins your bike. It ruins our trails.
So help us out and hop off your bike and walk the wet/muddy sections. If you're feeling especially awesome, tamp down some of the ruts to help those section dry out and help us keep our singletrack single!    


2014 Season Goals
  • Trail construction/renovation at Cady Hill Forest & Perry Hill
  • Educate ridership on the importance of VMBA
  • General maintenance and upkeep of entire network of trails
  • Create master plan for Perry Hill
  • Update and distribute trail maps (including creating access to PDF map for paid members)
  • Strengthen education and outreach
  • Increase general membership
  • Increase corporate membership with initiative in place
  • Recruit more volunteers
  • Explore initiating "Adopt a Trail" program
  • Develop a strategic plan
  • Explore hiring an Executive Direct -- at least part-time to start

Upcoming events

August 23, 2014 9:00 AM • N/A
August 23, 2014 12:00 PM • Sterling Pond in Sterling Valley
October 12, 2014 12:00 PM • Town and Country, 876 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672
 

Current Trail Conditions

Updated: August 22, 2014

Green: go ride! Yellow: ride with caution and walk wet/muddy areas, Red: please do not ride today.

Adams Camp

Cady Hill Forest

Perry Hill

Sterling Forest

 

For current status of trails in Morrisville and beyond please check with Chuck's Bikes - (802) 888-7642

 

How we determine trail conditions: If trails are saturated from recent heavy rain or long periods of wet weather it is best to let them dry to avoid causing damage. Soft & wet trails are vulnerable trails. We do recognize that there are often times when most of a trail is dry, but some sections are wet.

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