2019 March

Our new Vision and Mission

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We can’t look forward into the future without sharing our new vision and mission statement. It may look quite straight forward, but much behind the scenes work went into it. It was built from the advice, knowledge, and experiences of FOTW and VMBA members and riders, FOTW board members, community partners and sponsors, and trail organizations and outdoor recreation professionals from outside of Vermont.

VISION:
-To make Chittenden County the best place to live and ride.

MISSION:
-To provide mountain bike and multi-use trails for everyone in Chittenden County.
-To advocate for mountain biking and sustainable trail-based recreation.
-To invite the whole community to come outside.

LONG TERM WORK TO DO:
– Help create more trailheads and trail systems within riding distance from densely populated areas which are suitable for children, families and aMTB riders.
– Improve connectivity throughout all FOTW and adjacent trail networks.
– Create space in programming and infrastructure that is inviting for all people of all identities, including but not limited to: families and children, people of color, women, new Americans, LGBTQIA communities, and people living with disabilities.
– Maintain the nature and quality of trails that have been part of FOTW for a long time, and explore new options for one or more expert level downhill/enduro style trail with large optional technical trail features, eg. drops, gaps, very steep sections, and rock roll downs.

Catamount Family Outdoor Center is now an VMBA “add-on”!!!

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News from Catamount!

a few more tid-bits…
  • With the new town-owned Catamount Community Forest, pedestrian use is now free, but biking requires a membership.
  • Did you know that 1/3 of Catamount business is the summer camps and 1/3 of it’s XC skiing in the winter and 1/3 is summer memberships and races?

It time to join or renew your membership for 2019!

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The 2019 membership stickers are here!

This means mountain bike season is just around the corner, so become a member or renew now! We’ve got new benefits for 2019, including discounts at Burlington Physical Therapy and Yoga for Mountain Bikers & Cyclists w/ Lo Storer at Sangha Studio. And, a shout-out to Websticker in Stowe for these sweet stickers!

Renew your membership here: https://www.fotwheel.org/join/

 

Join us or Renew your membership, and you can select Catamount Outdoor Family Center as an "add-on" for 2019! Join or Renew here