Ascutney will host VMBA bike festival this weekendStaff Report | July 11,2013WEST WINDSOR — The Vermont Mountain Bike Association is hitting the trails and taking their signature event to southern Vermont this weekend.
The sixth annual Vermont Mountain Bike Festival will be at the Sports Trails of Ascutney Basin in West Windsor, where riders from all over the region and beyond hit the bike trails for fun times, camaraderie and more. The festival will have guided rides for all abilities, food, demos, music and activities for all ages.
“It’s a good mix between Vermont, Massachusetts and Montreal,” Tom Stuessy, VMBA executive director, said. “Having the festival at Ascutney opens it up to more riders in western Mass., where there is a strong riding culture. There’s a whole new market for us to enjoy.”
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Maple syrup standards revised to match international standards; city must decide how best to use $300K in leftover sewer project money; Bryanna Allen reports on funding proposal for solar projects; local agency gets HUD money.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1393, quick thinking teen girl saves King Charles IV of France from burning alive at masquerade ball; in 1760, Vermont town of Pownal created by N.H. Gov. Benning Wentworth; Canuplin, Filipino movie star, born.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day, 1700, Cascadia Earthquake, Magnitude 9 plus, strikes West Coast with tsunami effects felt as far away as Japan; in 1885, troops loyal to Sudanese Mohammad Ahmad conquer Khartoum; in 1992, Boris Yeltsin untargets U.S.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 971 AD, Southern Han war elephant corps defeated by Song Dynasty troops bowmen; in 1870, Montana, Marias massacre, U.S. kills 173 Native Americans; in 1941, Charles Lindbergh recommends neutrality pact with Nazis.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Bryanna Allen reports Castleton Downtown hosts open house, fire in Springfield leaves family without a roof of their own, suspected Bosnian war criminal trial goes to jury, Brent Curtis reports Rutland Town budget set to rise.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Bill in Legislature proposes naming beagle Vermont state dog; Associated Press looks back at year in opiate abuse; Shapiro's in Brandon soon to close after 75 years; probe shows illegal online gun sales booming.