Volunteers & Community

Lots of folks are helping make Victory Hill a reality.  John McGill has been attempting to make trails out here for more than a decade, by trial and error, in order to connect Victory with Kingdom Trails for the annual CircumBurke event, held each Autumn.

All of our efforts were initially focused on making skid trails and logging roads bikeable for the CIrcumBurke.  With encouragement from visionaries Tim Tierny and Dan Davis at Kingdom Trails, VH trails were improved a year after year for the  event,  Kingdom Trail’s Trail Crew led by CJ Scott have donated hundreds of hours to building trail and bridges on Victory Hill, as have  Darrell Gray , Kraig Sourbeer and the entire student body of Burke Mountain Academy in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018.

Other trail crews and countless volunteers have spent many hours with digging and raking trail in Victory, including the entire Ide Ride team led by Knight Ide,  Keith Woodward of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Phil Beard, Mark White, Dan Sylvester, Thomas Bourdeau, Arthur Foelsche, Andrew McCullough, Galen Stats,  John Kaczenka, Alex McAndrew, Matthew Gilbertson, Dave Kennedy, and Justin Daigneault.

Several Victory residents including Walt Neborsky, Walt Mitchell, John McDonald, Greg Hovey of Victory Hill Kennels, who have 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.

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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