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West Avon Preserve Trails Impact – Holy Cross Energy

West Avon Preserve Update: What is happening? Holy Cross Energy is pulling new overhead power lines to improve the system resiliency to accommodate increased electrical load carrying capacity.  In order to do this, they must clear the old existing access road that crosses many of the trails in the WAP.  This road was there well before

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How You Can Support Our Community & Trails Now

Dear Trail Supporter, Our community, local businesses, and nonprofits are all being hit hard financially during this pandemic. Stimulus checks and CARE Act funds are thankfully helping many of our businesses and bank accounts. We understand these are tough times and you may need to use this money for your basic needs. Many of us

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Fat Biking Options in the Vail Valley

Fat biking is a great way to get out and pedal during the winter.  It can definitely be challenging, sometimes cold & wet, and sometimes you might not have the best trail conditions.  But the more you do it, the better you get at mitigating all of these and have one heck of a time

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Minturn bike park campaign exceeds goal

Money has poured in from all corners of the valley to support a new bike park in Minturn.  Vail Valley residents, businesses and nonprofits have raised about $40,000 toward the effort in the past few weeks.  “The support has been unbelievable,” said Ernest Saeger, executive director of the Vail Valley Mountain Trails Alliance, which is

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Minturn bike park campaign kicks off Thursday

Local trail advocates have built many miles of new singletrack in the last 10 years.  Now they have a new vision: A bike park filled with trails, jumps, a pump track and a race course where riders of all abilities and families can gather — a new kind of recreational amenity for the upper valley.

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Ranger Position posted – plus Vail Daily coverage

The Ranger position responsible for the Adopt a Trail program has been posted. The details are listed at Adopt a Trail Ranger Job Description This position will work with the Adopt a Trail coordinator under the VVMBA with support from the USFS including transportation and a uniform. Big thanks to the Vail Daily for covering the

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Impacts to Wildlife: Mountain Biking-Specific Research

This post is excerpted from the IMBA article “Environmental Impacts of Mountain Biking: Science Review and Best Practices” by Jeff Marion and Jeremy Wimpey. The full article can be read on The impacts of mountain biking on wildlife are similar to those of hikers and other non motorized trail users. Taylor and Knight (2003)

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VVMBA seeking volunteers for more than trail work

From hanging out selling hats and stickers under the VVMBA tent at local races to helping out with planning events and spreading word about issues and meetings important to the Vail Valley trail community, the VVMBA is looking for volunteers! There is much more going on locally than our bi-weekly trail work nights, so if you are

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Vail Valley Fundraising Effort Nets Trail Help

EAGLE COUNTY — A reduced budget and limited personnel makes 2.3 million acres of White River National Forest a challenge for the U.S. Forest Service rangers to maintain. After watching this national trend for the past couple of years and seeing how other areas across the country attempt to cope with it, the Vail Valley

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