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Holiday Valley Substantially Competes Construction of the "Flow Trail"

Written byJon Sundquist
on 05 June 2016
Holiday Valley Substantially Competes Construction of the "Flow Trail"

HV reports to us "We finished up all the work on the new section with the mini excavator today only some hand work to do and the trail is basically done. We also are putting in the old log n bog trail back in that starts at the top of morning star and will connect into the new trail near peppermint lane, this will give us an easy way from the top of the hill to the new trail without going to Tannenbaum. Still some hand work to do but excited to start using the new trail" This is awesome news. I got out today after the rain to get some pictures below. As they say, there is still some hand work to follow up behind the machine work, but it is looking awesome. HV has already started putting in new trail beyond this with the re-establishment of the old log-n-bog trail. This is the trail that we tried to get the Bell Built grant for, but lost in a close contest.  Hats off to HV for going out an building it for us withouth the grant.

National Trails Day at Hunters Creek, Saturday, June 4

Written byJon Sundquist
on 30 May 2016
National Trails Day at Hunters Creek, Saturday, June 4

National Trails Day is next weekend!   National Trails Day is WNYMBA's traditional "End of the Spring Trail Work Season". We take the summer off to ride (since that's what is is all about!) but end the spring trail work season with a bang. This year for the first time, we are holding NTD at Hunters Creek. It's about time we showed Hunters some NTD love in addition to our regular work days. The project: We have a great project lined up. As you know, Hunters Creek is pretty much filled up with trails. Usually our HC work days are maintenance of existing trails. This year, we have permission to do a trail modification that will some additional mileage. It is one of the few places left in the park where a new section can be built sustainably, and will add a more logcial crossing of a tributary. The celebration: We haven't had NTD at Hunters because there were no facilities for the post work feast we usually provide (unlike the Sprague Casino building or HV in E-ville). But this year,...

Updates on Allegany Trail Building Weekend

Written byJon Sundquist
on 26 April 2016
Updates on Allegany Trail Building Weekend

Get set for another great week of free cabin-camping and trail building at Allegany.  The park just sourced us a fourth cabin, so we should have plenty of space for everyone.  We will start work on the new trail to the west of the Stone Tower.  That means we can actually drive the one-maile dirt road to the starting spot and get right to work.  No need to ride our bikes out to the work area first.   We will be supplying the lunches and the Saturday evening dinner.  And lots of good times.  We will start work each day at 10 AM.  The work will be mostly clearing the corridor as we hope to follow up with some mechanized benching later. This is will be a ton of fun as usual, so see you all there.  Be sure to register at the meetup, but even if you forget, come on down!

DEC building new Snowmobile Trail in E-ville

Written byJon Sundquist
on 19 April 2016
DEC building new Snowmobile Trail in E-ville

The Snowmobile trail that DEC built several years ago has proven too steep and with too shart switchbacks for the gromming machines, and so DEC is building a new trail from the Eagle Lot up to East McCarty Hill Road.  The route is shown on the map to the left.  It will cross Rain Trail at the top, in a similar fashion as when the then-new trail crossed Rain over near where it turns into Sidewinder.  Construction on that portion of the trail has already started.  The lower part will start near where the Eagle Singletrack starts.  We have been in significant communication with DEC about this intersection and plan to meet with them this coming Friday to discuss the route so that is doesn't harsh the flow. We of course support multi-use of the state forests and thus support this effort as well.  Of course, snowmobile trails are much wider than singletrack, so many trees are being removed for its construction, but this is consistent with the role of state fores...

April 2016 meeting this Wednesday (4/20)

Written byJon Sundquist
on 18 April 2016
April 2016 meeting this Wednesday (4/20)

First "real" meeting of the year this Wednesday.  The trails are dry, so we'll all be our riding first at Sprague Brook, then head over to Colden Inn for some fun, food, beverages, and all the latest WNYMBA happenings.  Hope to see you there!

"Take the Black Trail" Beer event - Was that fun or what?

Written byJon Sundquist
on 27 February 2016
"Take the Black Trail" Beer event - Was that fun or what?

That was about as much fun as you can have on a Wednesday night, outside of riding season (I'll still take a couple of loops at the Brook followed by beverages at the Inn). Thanks go out to Resurgence Brewing for hosting a great event as well as our many sponsors providing fund-raising gift baskets.  I am sure I'll forget a few, but thanks go out to 42 North, Campus Wheel Works, Tom's Pro Bike, Chainring Rhythm, Aurora Brew Works (and next door neighbor Andrew's Barber Parlor), Bike-n-Bean, and... who am I fogetting. In the meantime check out this video sampling the festivities:  

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