2014 VASA Mount Washington Ride

Image from Mt Washington Ride, 2011

Near the top during the 2011 Mt Washington ride.

This Sunday, July 27th is the 2014 VASA Mount Washington ride. This is always a fun event and if you haven’t done this before, it is well worth the trip.  Here are the details:

  • Tickets will be on sale at the bottom of the mountain from 8am till 1pm.
  • Each ticket is good for one trip up/down the mountain.  We are not allowed to turn around and go back up without purchasing another ticket
  • Helmets are required for all operators and passengers.
  • Passengers are only allowd on factory 2ups and UTV’s with factory supplied seats.  No aftermarket “AddOn” setas will be permitted.
  • Once on the mountain, you are free to spend as much time as you like on the mountain up until the mountain closes.
  • Bring cameras and take lots of pictures.  Both the SVTR and VASA are looking for picture submissions from members on the ride.

Lloyd, Myself and a number of other SVTR members are heading up on Sat 7/26 and camping for the night then heading to the mountain on Sunday morning for the ride.  If you would like to ride along with us on the way up, we are planning on leaving from the Hannaford’s lot on Putney Rd in Brattleboro at 11Am on Sat 7/26.  Hope to see you on the mountain.

-Bill Ortlieb
VP & Webmaster, SVTR


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Club Meeting tonight

meeting_signHello SVTR friends and members-

The June SVTR club meeting will be held tonight, 7Pm at the Newbrook fire station.  Everyone is welcome.  Come join us.

Memberships will be available after the meeting.


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Work Party and Club Cookout – June 7, 2014

svtr_work_partySVTR members and friends,

A large amount of work was accomplished this past weekend. Thanks to all that came out and helped. As announced there will be another work party scheduled for this weekend, both Saturday and Sunday (same time & place) because there is still a lot of work that needs to be done to clean up waterbars and help dry out the trails as well as clearing downed limbs.

As is tradition, we will also be having our SVTR club cookout on Saturday the 7th at 1:00pm at the Joy Brook landing, to officially begin the 2014 riding season. This will be a “bring a dish” to share and the club will provide the meat and rolls.

We will also be selling raffle tickets for $5.00. The winner will have their choice of being reimbursed their 2014 VASA & SVTR membership (if already paid) or applying it towards their 2015 membership. The drawing will be done at the June 19th club meeting. You don’t have to be present to win.

I look forward to seeing you out on the trails this weekend and I hope all of our landowners can join us at the cookout as well.

Lloyd Church

SVTR Pres.

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Hill and Valley ATV Ride (NewYork)

Hello SVTR friends and members…

Just FYI…

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Trails Remain Closed

Hello SVTR friends and members-

Just a quick note to let everyone know that our trail will remain closed until things dry out and we have fixed up any damage from the winter months.  We will be scheduling work parties over the next few weeks to get things checked out and ready for the riding season.  Please respect our land owners and stay off the trails until we officially open them.

Thank you.

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First club meeting of the 2014 season.

meeting_signFirst club meeting of the season Thursday March 20, 7Pm at the Newbrook fire station. Join us. Memberships and TAD stickers are available for the 2014 riding season.

Registrations will be processed from 6-7 then again after the meeting is adjourned.

Hope to see you there!

-Bill Ortlieb
Vice President, SVTR

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November meeting highlights and upcoming elections

Hello SVTR friends and members-


Here are some highlights from November’s club meeting.


Its that time of year when the SVTR makes it annual donations to local charitable organizations.  This year we decided to invite representatives from the organizations to which we were donating to attend the meeting and receive the checks.


SVTR Officers and Community representatives

Members of the Southern Vermont Trail Riders ATV Club annually vote to donate funds to area charities. These were distributed at the November 21, 2013 meeting held at the NewBrook Fire House in Newfane. Shown are representatives for this years recipients: Linn Williams from The Brattleboro Reformer Christmas Stocking, Kathy Squires from Townshend Community Food Shelf, Gary Lavorgna from NewBrook Fire & Rescue along with Club officers Kendall Cobb, Treasurer, Jon Muise, Vice President, Lloyd Church, President, and Ray Leeman, Secretary. A donation was also made to Townshend Fire Department.

Representatives from the Brattleboro Reformer Christmas Stocking, The NewBrook Fire Department and the Townshend Community Food Shelf attended the meeting to receive donations presented by the SVTR.  Each of the representatives spoke for a few minutes to tell us about their organizations and the community memberes that they serve. It was very nice to hear exactly how our donations would benefit their organizations and our community.  We also made a donation to the Townshend Volunteer Fire Department.  In addition to the monetary donations, Lloyd has arranged for a delivery of 1400Lbs of butternut squash to be delivered to the Townshend Community Food Shelf this Saturday.  As this is very likely more than the Food Shelf can handle, it may get shared with similar organizations in neighboring communities.


Lloyd reminded us that the hard copy of the VASA newsletter is going away as of the fiorst of the year in favor of an email version.  If you would like to continue to receive the hard copy of the VASA newsletter, you will have to call or email the VASA office and ask to be put on the hard copy list.  VASA can be reached at: (802) 477-5075 or office@vtvasa.org


The VASA annual meeting is scheduled for January 18 at the Elks Club in Montpelier.  This year the refreshments will begin at Noon with the meeting starting at 1Pm.  There will be no board of directors meeting after the annual meeting this year.


Next years VASA TAD stickers will be Yellow.


At our December 19 meeting, the SVTR will hold nomination and elections for the positions of Vice President and Club Secretary.  Ray Leeman will re-run for the position of Secretary.  Jon Muise will not be running for VP.XmasWreath


The December meeting will also be our Christmas party / pot luck.  As usual, we ask that everyone bring a dish to share and a gift for the Christmas raffle.  Gifts do not need to be wrapped.  There will be a 50/50 raffle as well.


The club voted to once again skip the January and February meetings.  The club offices will still meet during this time.  If you have any business that you would like to bring up during this timeframe, contact any of the club officers in advance of the normal meeting dates (1/16/14 and 2/20/14).

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