Help Us with Some GPS Info!

IMG_4586As part of a top-secret project MTA is working on, we are looking for some help from our visitors who are savvy with their smartphones.  We need to identify the GPS coordinates for the historic signs which have been placed at various points of interest in the Town Forest.  If you visit one of these signs and you have a smartphone on you, you can easily send us the coordinates by using Google Maps, for example.  Simply drop a pin at the sign’s location, and then share the pin location with us by email – send it to info@millstonetrails.com.  This will send us a link which includes the GPS coordinates when it is opened.  Any help you can provide would be appreciated, and stay tuned for more information about this secret project!

Also, please note that the voting rounds for our Summer Photo Contest are finally finishing up and we will be announcing the winners soon!

(And just for clarity, because there has been a little confusion: we have closed our shop as of October 31 and are no longer selling tickets for the season, but you can still ride – for free! – up until hunting season on November 15th.  Once hunting season begins, mountain biking is prohibited in the Town Forest.)

 

Upcoming End of Season Info

Please note that our shop hours have changed for the month of October.  Our hours for this month will be:

Mon: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sat – Sun: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

If you would like to ride when our shop is not open, never fear!  You can still purchase tickets next door at Lawson’s General Store, or buy them on our website.

The last day of our mountain biking season will be October 31st.

Here Comes October!

October is right around the corner!  There are just a few days left to enter our Summer Photo Contest.  Check out all the details here and get your submissions in!

We will also be examining the results of our Winter Use Survey soon, so if you haven’t taken a moment to give us your feedback on how you’d like to see the trails managed this Winter, now’s your chance!  Thanks very much to everyone who has already submitted their response.

Millstone Grind this Weekend

grind  The Millstone Grind race will be held this Sunday, August 17, 2014.

Please note that the Barclay Road parking lot will be closed for the race Sunday.  Anyone wishing to ride without having to worry about racers should ride west of Church Hill Road or down on the Grand Canyon – Fellowship of the Wheel trails.

For more information about the race, visit http://millstonegrind.com/

New Trail Open: “Angry Gnome”

Today is the grand opening of our new trail the “Angry Gnome!” It’s a multi-directional expert trail with elevated bridgework and skinny’s. Try it downhill from the top of Scream’n Demon or climb from the top of Harrington Heights. Most of all, just get out and ride! Courtesy of your hard working trail crew. P.S. beware of the Gnome. He’s out there !

Also, be sure to stop by our Facebook page to see an exclusive new video showcasing this trail!

Barre Heritage Festival 5K Trail Race

This Sunday!

CVR-5Krace.cf90137c9c42e7de3f7a8f7780cd1e07PLACE: Millstone Lodge, 59 Little John Road, Barrre Town.

REGISTRATION: Registration at Millstone Lodge at 10 am, race at 10:30.

FEE: Entry fee $10

STARTING TIME: 10:30 am

COURSE: A fun and scenic trail race starting at the Millstone Lodge, on Little John Road, Barre Town… running down Little John Road and onto trails, running by many quarries and historic granite piles.

AGE CATEGORIES:

  • FEMALE – 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
  • MALE – 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

AWARDS: Award ceremony to follow across from Millstone Lodge.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Race Director Lori Lacroix, 802 249-8996 or lori.lacroix21@gmail.com.

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