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Slate Valley Trails and MTBVT announce a new fall cycling festival

Saturday, Sept. 18 — POULTNEY — Slate Valley Trails is partnering with MTBVT to host the first annual Meeting of the Grinds, an all-day cycling festival on Sept. 18.

By Chuck Helfer Courtesy SVT
The event will feature activities for all ages and abilities.

Bringing together cyclists of all genres, the event will raise money to support the stewardship efforts of Slate Valley Trails and is based out of its fairgrounds trailhead in East Poultney, where riders can access more than 35 miles of purpose-built singletrack and an extensive network of quiet gravel and Class 4 state roads.

The event will feature guided gravel, singletrack and adventure rides for all ages and abilities, demos, vendors, food, and beverages including a range of craft brews from Zero Gravity and craft ginger beer from Halyard Brewing.

Families with children will find engaging ride options and fun activities for kids. The day will be capped with a run-whatcha-brung, no-holds-barred sprint race to nab bragging rights for the day.

Tickets start at $75 for adults and $45 for students, and include guided rides, food, an event t-shirt and a raffle ticket. Proceeds to benefit Slate Valley Trails. For tickets, visit bit.ly/MeetingoftheGrinds.

About Slate Valley Trails

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 organization and a chapter of the Vermont Mountain Biking Association.

About MTBVT

Mountain Bike Vermont (MTBVT.com) is an online journal, events promoter, apparel company, and rolling party starter.

For information on annual event series, or to peruse new and archived articles visit: MTBVT.com.

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