Volunteers & Community

Lots of folks are helping make Victory Hill a reality. ‘s  John McGill has been attempting to make trails out here for nearly 10 years, by trial and error. Tim Tierney and Dan Davis of Kingdom Trails nurtured the concept of connecting VH with East Burke for the annual CircumBurke.

Initially all of our efforts were focused making skid trails and logging roads bikeable.  The Kingdom Trails crew led by CJ Scott and Keenan Chennail have donated hundreds of hours to building trail and bridges on Victory Hill in preparation for the annual CircumBurke event, as have  Darrell Gray , Kraig Sourbeer and the entire student body of Burke Mountain Academy in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018.

Several other trail crews and countless volunteers have spent many hours with digging and raking trail in Victory.  These builders include the entire Phil Beard, Mark White, Ryan McEvoy, Dan Sylvester, Thomas Bourdeau, Arthur Foelsche, Andrew McCullough, Galen Stats,  John Kaczenka, Alex McAndrew, Matthew Gilbertson, Dave Kennedy, and Justin Daignault.

Several Victory residents including Walt Neborsky, Walt Mitchell, John McDonald, Greg Hovey of Victory Hill Kennels, who have spent many hours fixig the logging roads and mowimg fields for bikers and their cars.  And a special thanks to our membership contractor, Carol Easter, she has gone beyond the call of duty in volunteer her help after hours and on weekends.

We also have had professional trailbuilding contractors build amazing sections of trail in our network. Knight Ide and Ryan  McEvoy of IdeRide have been our primary trail builders. We have received professional trailbuilding from Kingdom Trails and Craftsbury Center as well.

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Burke Mountain Academy Students pitch in every year !

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Dan Davis and Tim Tierney of Kingdom Trails encouraged the Victory Hill project from the get go.

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Leif Trott added some of the first singletrack

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Knight Ide (center)  designs and builds all the good stuff on Victory Hill .

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John McGill of Victory Hill Sector

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Mark White has helped build trail many times on Victory Hill