WAMBA – End of April Update

Hello out there!

Here’s an update to the spring update: 

It is still wet in the woods. 

A walk of some trails in the shade this weekend proved that the soil hasn’t dried out completely yet.  There’s still some snow to be had in the shade, and conditions are a total mixed bag out there. 

I walked a sunny part of the new trail at the aqueduct today – it was fine in some spots, yet you’d turn the corner and things would be fully soft. 

Please don’t get suckered into thinking the trails are ready.  They aren’t, and with the forecasted rain, it will take a little more time for things to be dry enough. 

I noticed some folks have been out on the Aqueduct trails.

Here’s a nice rut they left behind.  Hey – don’t worry – we’ll buff that out for you…

Just kidding, sort of.  Seriously – if you’re leaving a rut, you’re wrecking the track.  We have to fix it. 
Staying off the wet dirt now lets us focus our trail work on building fun new stuff instead.

The pump track is dry and rideable –   (this will vary with weather)  Someone rutted out the far corner pretty heavily, but that buffed out alright:

You can re-up your membership at www.vmba.org.  
Your membership dollars come back to us and get put into tools and tangible benefits to our local trail systems.  Membership money also funds the VMBA Trail Grant – which amounted to around $40,000 distributed to chapters around the State last year.  The trail scene around Vermont continues to improve and we are psyched to have your support.

See you out there!

Seth Westbrook

President, Woodstock Area Mountain Bike Association

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