2015 Updates and Events

2015 is off to fast start and we’ve been enjoying some great conditions lately. Thank you to everyone that has volunteered on the trails and joined or renewed their memberships so far.

For those that have not yet had the opportunity to join the Mad River Riders or renew their membership, we highly recommend you do at https://vmba.org/membership. Remember to select the Mad River Riders as your primary chapter. Your membership directly supports our ability to build new trails, maintain the existing trail network and support the many free events we have planned for this season.The entire network is open and most of it has been spring cleaned and refreshed. We’ve logged more than 200 hours already and we’re just getting going. If you’d like to help with maintenance, want to share where blowdowns or drainage issues have happened or see what’s been done this year, check out our trail volunteer info at http://madriverriders.com/mountain-bike/volunteer-trail-work/.

Please join us for our National Trails Day season kick-off party at Blueberry Lake on June 7th 12PM-4PM. To get things rolling, we’re breaking ground for a new trail connecting Tootsie Roll to Lenord’s Loop and receiving a Golden Pulaski from the USFS for our work.

Following the ceremony, we have free guided kids rides with the Mad River Rippers, Ali Zimmer is leading a fun women’s ride and there is a dad-supported strider ride/hike on Tootsie Roll,12:30PM-2:30PM.Once again, we’ll be joined by XPrezo Cycles and Clearwater Sports with paddleboards, both providing free demos. Thank you to Jason Plouffe and Barry Bender for their support.

The Common Man Meatball Truck will be there with tasty treats too and all profits benefit the Riders! Eat a meatball, build a trail. Adam and Lorien rock.

The Mad River Riders Facebook page is constantly being updated with trail condition reports and notices of upcoming events. Please check it out and like our page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mad-River-Riders/147795441983502. We are close to breaking 1000 likes, so let your friends know. If you don’t have a Facebook account, you can still check out the page.

Check out our Google events calendar to keep track of events, organized rides, trail work days and other good times, Mad River Riders Event Calendar.

Upcoming Mad River Rider Events

May 26 – Riders Road Time Trial 6:30PM-7:30PM
May 26 – Mad River Rippers Coach Training 5PM-7PM
June 1 – Riders Board Meeting, Waitsfield Elementary School 6PM-8PM

June 2 – Mad River Rippers 1st Ride! 5PM-7PM

June 6 – Flatbread Volunteer Party
June 7 – Riders National Trails Day Party – Blueberry Lake 12PM-4PM
June 9 – Mad River Rippers Ride 5PM-7PM
June 10 – Ali Zimmer Wednesday Women’s Ride – Lareau Farm – 5PM-7PM

June 16 – Mad River Rippers Ride 5PM-7PM
June 23 – Mad River Rippers Ride 5PM-7PM
June 30 – Riders Road Time Trial 6:30PM-7:30PM
June 30 – Mad River Rippers Ride 5PM-7PM
July 7 – Mad River Rippers Ride 5PM-7PM
July 8 – Ali Zimmer Wednesday Women’s Ride – Lareau Farm – 5PM-7PM
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