On September 14, 2022

Slate Valley Trails and MTBVT announce the second annual Meeting of the Grinds

Sept. 16-17 — POULTNEY — Slate Valley Trails is partnering with MTBVT to host the second annual Meeting of the Grinds, a two-day cycling festival on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16 and 17. Bringing together cyclists of all genres, the event will raise money to support the stewardship efforts of Slate Valley Trails. Festivities are based out of the fairgrounds trailhead in East Poultney, where riders can congregate, camp, and access more than 35 miles of purpose-built singletrack and an extensive network of quiet gravel and class 4 roads.

Courtesy Slate Valley Trails
A group of riders gathers conveine after a ride on the Slate Valley Trails in Poultney. Head to the SVT this weekend for festivities.

The event features guided gravel, singletrack and adventure rides for all ages and abilities, camping, demos, vendors, food, and beverages including a range of craft non-alcoholic brews from Aqua ViTea and beers from Zero Gravity. Families with children will find engaging ride options and fun activities for kids.

New this year, on Friday night we’ll screen a variety of films from MTBVT’s Green Mountain Showdown, Vermont’s bike culture variety show. Onsite camping will be available for Friday and Saturday nights.

Tickets start at $75, and include guided rides, food, and a raffle ticket. Proceeds to benefit Slate Valley Trails. For tickets, visit eventbrite.com/e/meeting-of-the-grinds-2022 tickets-348986286377.

Slate Valley Trails, Inc. (SVT) is a volunteer community group founded in 2015 whose mission is to build, maintain and promote foot and bicycling trails in the Slate Valley region of southwestern Vermont. SVT is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit and a chapter of the Vermont Mountain Biking Association.

Mountain Bike Vermont (MTBVT.com) is an online journal, events promoter, apparel company, and rolling party starter. MTBVT’s dual initiative is documenting and promoting the Green Mountain State’s burgeoning cycling community. For more information visit: MTBVT.com.

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