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Help Us Support Trails

Supporting the Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association is a means to support the maintenance and construction of new soft surface trails in Eagle County.  Whether you are hiking, mountain biking, trail running, or equestrian we want to increase your access to trails and improve your experience in our beautiful home of Eagle County.  So please,

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What is Adopt A Trail All About?

There is no shortage of trail love in the Vail Valley and Eagle County’s first ever Adopt A Trail program last summer proved that. Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association spearheaded the program and partnered with the U.S. Forest Service early in 2016 to get the ball rolling. The association created a GoFundMe site that collected

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Spring Trail Openings & Closures

April in the Vail Valley is the time to take our bikes out of storage, assess any damage from last year, dream about buying a new bike, and then quickly start figuring out which trails are open to ride.  The first thought is, can I escape to Fruita or Moab?  The second thought is Eagle,

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Trail Etiquette Refresher

Many of us are excited to get outside and enjoy the 500+ miles of trail we are fortunate to recreate on in the Vail Valley.  On the trail we may encounter a number of different user groups including mountain bikers, hikers, trail runners, equestrians, and motorized.  Even though we may use different methods of travel

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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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2017 Adopt a Trail Campaign off to a great start

The Eagle County Adopt a Trail program kicked off this past year and to build upon the 2016 success, we are raising funds to keep the program rolling! This past summer’s accomplishments were substantial. Trail surface restoration occurred on almost 200 feet of trail, and 64 social trails (short cuts) were restored. Nearly 134 pounds

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New Minturn Mile Trail Opens – Cougar Ridge

A two-year project, the reroute of the Cougar Ridge trail is now open to hikers, bikers and horseback riders.  The so-called “Minturn Mile” of summer recreation, Cougar Ridge between Minturn and Vail Mountain contained — up until Sunday — one area which was prone to runoff and generally unsustainable. https://www.vaildaily.com/news/new-minturn-mile-trail-opens/

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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 IMBA.com. 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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Adopt a Trail Program Kickoff Event a Success

Tuesday, June 21 marked the first ever Eagle County Trail Adoption Opportunity.  The full house event was attended by people curious to learn more about trail adoption, supporters that made the program possible and organizations that wanted to adopt a trail.   Long time trail advocate, John Shipp donated appetizers and his Dusty Boot location in

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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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