BATS (Bennington Area Trail System)
Formed in the summer of 2015 by a dedicated group of mountain bikers, hikers, trail runners, and overall outdoor enthusiasts who recognized the amazing yet largely untapped potential that the southwestern Vermont landscape presents to trail enthusiasts. In the fall of 2015, BATS signed its first Land Access Agreements with Southern Vermont College (SVC) and a neighboring private landowner, and constructed its first trail, Hops & Vines. In 2016, BATS established additional Land Access Agreements, worked in conjunction with SVC students to hold our first annual ‘Trail Mix’ season kickoff event and construct this website, built an additional ~4 miles of trail, co-hosted the 10th annual Wicked Creepy Cyclocross Race, and laid the groundwork for an even more ambitious 2017, which includes expansion of the trail network on and around Mt. Anthony, and hopefully beyond.