Victory Hill’s rec trails have grown in the past fifteen years from one V.A.S.T. snowmobile trail and the Umpire Mt. Hiking Trail to include a small network of mountain bike trails.
Initial community support for bike trails came from Tim Tierney and Dan Davis of Kingdom Trails, who put the organization’s weight behind John McGill’s efforts to create the annual CircumBurke event, which they co-founded in 2010.
John has improved the CircumBurke route in Victory, every year with help from, Kingdom Trail Crew led by CJ Scott. In recent years, the trails have benefitted from the professional expertise of Knight Ide and the IdeRide trailbuilding team. Hundreds of volunteers have also donated hundreds of hours to maintaining the trails. These include the entire student body of Burke Mountain Academy, which volunteered their energy before the CircumBurke, every year for six years.
Several Victory residents including Walt Neborsky, Walt Mitchell, John McDonald, Greg Hovey, and Adam Churchill have also spent many hours fixing the logging roads and mowing fields for bikers and their cars. And a special thanks to our membership volunteer, Carol Easter, she has gone beyond the call of duty in helping us after hours and on weekends.