Trail Closings for VT50

This weekend Ascutney Trails will be partially closed Saturday afternoon, and all day Sunday. Both days we ask that you access the trails from the Town Forest parking lot at 750 Coaching Lane. Thank you for your patience. Looking ahead to the following weekend, all trails will be closed to bikes until noon on Saturday the 5th for a horse event, and just the Ski side will be closed on Sunday morning for a running event.

Back to Our Woods

The temperature is not Gonna be so GD hot! In fact, this Tuesday’s weather Couldn’t get a whole lot better Riding crazy, hazy eighties is foolish and cruel But come this TNR, you know it’s gonna be cool To ride with the eSTABlishment from the Town Forest Lot Where some will opt for crazy stuff while others will not I’ll be going with the others: sisters, brothers, kids and mothers Who want a mellow ride, because, that is just their druthers. But remember, members: it will probably be dark By the time you get your carcass back to where the car is parked. We’ll try to plan the latter stuff for out in the open But getting back the light-lack pack will certainly be gropin’ So plan

TNR in Plainfield

Snack is in the pack Bike is on the rack Water, light and helmet in the car. Jersey on my back Nothing that I lack Long as we aren't going very far. So... How's 'bout we go To French's Ledges It's close (The GPS alleges) It's fun for all, But the only catch is I don't know the way, So I guess we're going to have to find a guide. Wait! Need not despair, Leaders will be there To show us how and where To go to have an awesome Tuesday ride. 5:45 at Plainfield Elementary School parking lot, Meriden, NH. Bring a light, we'll be ending as it gets dark, then on to Poor Thom's Tavern, 19 Bean Rd, Plainfield for a brew or two and chew a few.

Saturday is Trailday

Time to spruce up some of the lesser used trails that will be part of the Vermont 50. Typically it is whacking overgrown weeds and removing blow downs. Since most of the work will be in Hartland, we are meeting at the Red School House/town sand pile on Brownsville-Hartland Rd.in Hartland Four Corners at 8:30, forming work groups, and heading out to projects, to return by noon. Picture above is what I'm bringing, along with gloves, water and a snack.

Back to Ascutney

Every Tuesday, a biker from Putney Drove an hour each way to Ascutney Though the bike ride was short Every week he'd report "Regrets? Hell no! I ain’t got ’ny!" No matter where you are, come join our Tuesday Night Ride on the 10th at Ascutney Trails main trailhead - Ascutney Outdoor Center, 449 Ski Tow Rd., Brownsville. It's worth the drive. Meet at 5:45, head out at 6:00. Headlamps are advisable, but not mandatory - there will be options to bail, if it gets too dark, and our final descent will be in Mile Long Field, which has better lighting than the woods.

Taco Tuesday Night Ride

Once again, the Tuesday Ride is just around the corner Most likely, you are wondering just where we’re going to go So, my posting of a riding plan is probably in order ‘Specially if we do expect that anyone will show Steven Chadwick sends us all the warmest invitation To ride our bikes from Reading on the newly fixed Split Rock I accept his invite with no further hesitation Though, for some of us there may be parts that we are going to walk This time of year it’s always tough to beat the threat of darkness But, we will ride and make it back before the sun has set Driven by what lies ahead, with thanks to Steve’s most kind largess (He plans to serve a Taco Fest.) Won’t that be

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