Spring is finally starting to warm up around Millstone, and the ‘Winter that almost was’ is finally showing signs of moving on, which means we are getting close to opening day! Trails are still drying out and there’s still snow out there, so we aren’t open for mountain biking yet, but we are hopeful about opening in early May. Stay tuned to our Trails Status page or TrailHub to know when; we’ll let you know as soon as our date is set. We will also be posting information about where you’ll be able to buy day passes for mountain biking this year, including some exciting new locations. In the meantime, come out for a hike! Pedestrian activities are always free at Millstone.
Millstone volunteers came out in force to assist with clean-up on several of our trails following logging operations this Winter. We are happy to report that the trails are in great shape following the forestry work, thanks in no small part to our dedicated volunteers.
MTA will be holding monthly trail work days this year; all trail users are invited to come along and help out. Check out the calendar on our Events page for details. Drop a line to our Trail Crew via the Volunteering option on our Contact page with any questions!
Membership sales for the 2016-2017 season are open! MTA is a chapter of the Vermont Mountain Bike Association, and joining entitles you to a host of great benefits provided by VMBA, many of which are of benefit even to non-riders. Best of all, VMBA members who choose MTA as their home chapter or as an add-on chapter don’t have to buy day passes to ride. One membership purchase and you’re good to go for the season. Stop by our membership page to join today! All proceeds go directly to supporting the efforts of our volunteer-based, non-profit organization in maintaining and improving our trails.
In Board news, MTA is pleased to welcome Beth Mueller to the Board of Directors. Beth has been an active trails user for some time and we look forward to her input and contributions to our organization. MTA’s former President, Nathan Reigner, has moved on; we thank him for his service and wish him well in future endeavors. Former President Marcy Christian and current Vice-President Dirk Anderson are sharing leadership duties until MTA’s next annual meeting in October when the Board will elect MTA’s next President.
Meanwhile, we welcome nominations for new Board members. If you or someone you know is interested in serving on our volunteer Board of Directors, please drop us a line!