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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Signs of spring continue to flood in, including actual floods. So far the Mad River Valley has been spared significant damage, but the trails and dirt roads are very soft. The plus side is all the rain has turned the mountains vibrant green in just one short week.

Last Friday at the VMBA Bike Summit at Trapp Family Lodge

Yesterday at the same elevation. Welcome to the rainforest.

An ostrich fern in final unfurling.

People joke about watching the grass grow, but you can almost see this transformation as it happens. Thankfully, the rain held off on Saturday for Burlington's Kids Day.

Team Sugarbush riding on Church Street in the Burlington Kids Day Parade.

Check out a new video from the VMBA Summit and Kids Day!

The Waitsfield Farmers' Market starts this Saturday! Please ride your bike or walk to the market to help celebrate the Valley Walk and Roll Festival.

As part of the Mad River Valley Walk and Roll Festival, I am leading an intermediate bike skills session on Saturday at 10am at Camel's Hump State Forest, at the top of Tucker Hill Rd. The ride will end at the Farmers' Market, so plan ahead.

Rain is a good indicator of where work needs to be done. Please come help with trail work!

Please join the Mad River Riders this evening for a trail work party on the Cyclone. Meet at 5:30 at the Local Folk's Smokehouse/ Stark Mountain Bikes parking lot on RT 17. Tools will be available or bring your own.

Rock on!


Efts are everywhere!

The sun is coming back and the Valley is alive with spring activities. We hope to see you soon!

John Atkinson
Director of Strategic Programs and Partnerships
802-583-6534 | jatkinson@sugarbush.com

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