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