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SWAP UPDATE

Written byJoe Crumlish
on 17 April 2015
SWAP UPDATE

  Folks, The SWAP is all set for this Sunday there is still a little open space if anyone is looking for a table and we are desperately in need of volunteers for the cleanup shift from 12p to 5p. If you want to sell or can volunteer some time please email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // Thanks!  

Trails are not nearly ready to ride!

Written byJon Sundquist
on 11 April 2015
Trails are not nearly ready to ride!

Someone out scouting (on foot) trail work projects today saw some folks out riding.  Please, please, please, the trails are not even close to being ready yet.  The picture on the left was taken only a little over a week ago.  Sure the snow is mostly (but not all) gone in most of the riding areas, but that is only because it has been raining quite a bit over the last week. Remember, WNYMBA is not the "Trail Police".  Actually in Erie County, the parks department was toying with the day of setting when the trails are formally open.  WNYMBA just knows that keeping access to the trails means keeping them in great shape.  And riding them ridght after snow melt can damage them for the whole year.  Rutting up the trails before they have had a chance to settle from the frost heave has a much greater impact than riding after an August shower. And it is not just WNYMBA.  Just check out other MTB clubs are saying.  Here's a quick sampler: http://nemba....

E-ville April 11 Trail Work Day Cancelled due to snow!

Written byJon Sundquist
on 10 April 2015
E-ville April 11 Trail Work Day Cancelled due to snow!

Unbelievably, our second work day is also cancelled this year!  This is a view of Mutton Hollow Road.  It is the same in both directions.  I don't really want to have to have folks hike up to the work area, so we will have cancel this one as well.  But Sprague Brook is still on for Sunday!

Yes, there really is a lot of snow left - No Fooling

Written byJon Sundquist
on 01 April 2015
Yes, there really is a lot of snow left - No Fooling

Only once before in the last couple of decades was there skiing still at Sprague Brook in April.  To nobody's surprise, this year was the second time in recent history.  There's lots of snow everywhere!

April 4 Sprague work day Cancelled

Written byJon Sundquist
on 29 March 2015
April 4 Sprague work day Cancelled

This photo was taken during an awesome day of skiing today, less than one week from the planned April 4 work day.  Saw several fat bikes out there today riding the main singletrack loop as well; good day for that, too. True, there are some warm days forecast over the next week, but we've decided to go ahead and cancel the April 4 work day at Sprague. The new first work day will be the following Saturday, April 11, at Ellicottville, with a Sprage work day the next Sunday on April 12.

WNY Mountain Bike 2015 Spring Kickoff Party at Tom's Bike Shop (& FREE BBQ)

Written byLeapingDog
on 28 February 2015
WNY Mountain Bike 2015 Spring Kickoff Party at Tom's Bike Shop (& FREE BBQ)

On Thursday March 19, WNYMBA is sponsoring a Spring Kickoff Social Party at Tom's Bike Shop in their spacious training room. The purpose of the event is to get everyone psyched for all the 2015 MTB season!  This event is for fun, and should be interesting, and we plan to just hang out to party after. Tom’s is generously supplying adult refreshment delicious food & snacks – so bring your appetites. We will be giving away plenty of swag prizes during this event & good music will be playing. The format for the event is 5 minute speakers (1 hour max for speakers). It is fantastic for anyone interested in mountain biking to learn about all the fun times you can have this year.  We also plan to have speakers talk about the latest and greatest cutting edge bikes, TJ will attempt to break his world record for changing a Tubeless tire, and much more... We will have a speaker and microphone set up, and a slide projector.  Our tentative lineup is listed below (t...

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    • Harris Hill Trail Conditions
    • As of 4/13/15 Harris Hill Ext. is in good shape.. go ride it.... if coming down for the workday on Saturday, bring your bike
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    • A great way to tell when the snow melts in Ellicottville is to look at HV's Webcam shot of the moutnain coaster. There is no snow making there, you...
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Our insurance company has "strongly suggested" that we tell you that Mountain Biking can be dangerous. If you're visiting this site it's very likely that you're already aware that if you insist on having a good time by riding your mountain bike, eventually you will almost certainly fall down and collect any number of boo-boos, dings and injuries, serious or otherwise, but we have to tell you anyway.

Mountain Biking is a potentially hazardous activity carrying a significant risk of bodily injury and even death. Mountain biking should only be undertaken if you have a complete awareness of these risks. You can reduce the level of risk by wearing a helmet and by riding within your own skill level.