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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The 12 Hours of Millstone – 2014

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Coming this weekend!

The 4th Annual 12 Hours of Millstone MTB Race & Festival is just around the corner!  Join us this Saturday, July 26, 2014, for a great time on the Millstone Trails System!  Proceeds to benefit the Millstone Trails Association.

Kids Race – Happy Hour – Live Music & More!!!
New for 2014 – Live race updates & results onsite this year with Kiosk, and on mobile devices!

For all the details about the race, registration and more, visit the organizer’s website at http://www.gearworksproductions.com/millstonetwelve

Trail closures information:

  • The disc golf course will be closed during this event (all day Saturday).
  • The race takes place primarily on Mainline, Scrambler/Rambler, Locomotion, Westside and Switchback/Winding Woods
  • Anyone not involved in the race but looking to ride the trails on Saturday are advised to ride either south of Graniteville Road (Grand Canyon, Fellowship) west of Church Hill Road (Roller Coaster, Rock and Roll, Whetmore Hights, Harrington Ridge/Heights), or north of Little John Road (Sidewinder, Brookside, Pineside)

Upcoming Events

With a successful Rockfire event behind us, we are looking forward to a jam-packed Summer of fantastic trail events!  Here are a few notable upcoming events you may be interested in:
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Gear Works Productions presents The 4th Annual 12 Hours of Millstone:  A 12 Hour Relay Race & Mountain Bike Festival taking place at the beautiful Millstone Trail System in Websterville, Vermont on July 26, 2014.  The style of event, focuses on providing a fun, festive, & family oriented atmosphere with competition levels suitable from the Expert Racer to the recreational enthusiast.

For more information, visit http://www.gearworksproductions.com/millstonetwelve

 

 

grindThe Millstone Grind will be held in the Barre Town Forest in Websterville, VT on August 17th, 2014.  The course is located on the Barre Town Forrest with multiple granite quarries. Course distance is 8.5 miles and features 90% single track. The single track is twisty, moderately rooty and rocky, but flows well. It has been described at a 8.5 mile “pump track.”  For more information, visit http://millstonegrind.com/

These and other upcoming events can also be found on our Events page.

Website Redesign

Welcome to our new website!  We hope you will find our new design easier to navigate, more functional and nicer to look at.  Lots of new features are planned for the future, so don’t forget to visit us often.

We’ve done our best, but there may be some bugs or broken links that have slipped through the cracks.  If you notice any, please let us know.

RockFire Returns!

RockFire Returns June 27th-28th

Free Tickets!

 

Our third annual RockFire Festival will be held the weekend of June 27-28. On Friday night the 27th, join us for a guided night mountain bike ride or a round of glow dark disk golf followed by a bonfire. On Saturday the 28th, the amazing nighttime RockFire experience begins at 7 with a concert by Bow Thayer, followed by the 8:30 Iron Guild metal pouring performance, and at 9:30 the FireWalk‘s traditional opening Bagpipe Fanfare.

Thousands of candles and luminaries with scores of bonfires and campfires light a 2 mile pathway with six live performance stages and dance floor set in the quarries at Millstone Hill combine to make an unforgettable experience.

Please support our efforts to preserve the land containing our trail network by attending RockFire or even better, volunteer to help with preparations for the event or by manning one of our many fires and get free tickets!  For more information see our web site RockFirevt.com or if you would like more information on volunteering, call Pierre at 802 279 2221.

 

Guided Town Forest Walks Offered

Via Marianne Kotch, Barre Town Recreation Board Member:

70301_258_b-1_s_smThe Barre Town Forest is open for exploring! 25 miles of trails wind through woodlands, past historic quarries, and up beautiful viewpoints. Join small groups of walkers of all ages on Tuesdays and Sundays at 9:00 am for fairly easy jaunts all summer. Volunteer guides will point out flora and fauna as we go along, but we also rely on the group to share what they know. Last week, we surprised a partridge family and followed a tree identification trail created by students at the Central Vermont Catholic School. Bring your camera – you never know what we’ll see! Meet at the 44 Brook St. parking area in Upper Websterville.

MTB Day Passes Now Available for Online Purchase

ticketrollWe are pleased to announce that you can now purchase your day passes for mountain biking at Millstone directly on our website via Paypal, with the added convenience of paying by credit/debit card or electronic check.  Your payment receipt, received via email, can serve as your proof of purchase.

If you buy your pass online, you can head directly on to the trails.  Or, if you happen to come to the hill when the MTA shop is closed, just hop onto our website from your mobile device, buy your day pass through Paypal’s secure transaction process and you’re good to go!

If you are not an MTA member, a day pass is required for mountain biking on any of the Millstone Trails. Maintaining the trails requires lots of work, material, and tools. Your day pass purchase goes directly to the trails, giving our trail crew the resources they need to build the trails you ride. Thank you again for enjoying and helping to support the Millstone Trails.

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