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Combined May/June 2016 meeting on June 1

Written byJon Sundquist
on 14 May 2016
Combined May/June 2016 meeting on June 1

We are combining our May and June meetings and will meet next on June 1 @ Colden Inn @ 8:30 PM. We decided that with the race series happening on Wednesdays, we wanted to overlap with only one of these dates. Definitely hit the trails for racing or 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!

Board meeting Friday Evening

Written byJon Sundquist
on 12 May 2016
Board meeting Friday Evening

Board meetings are where lots of boring stuff happens.  We try to work out boring details about running the club, in order to present to the general membership during our regular meetings.  They aren't a lot of fun, but since WNYMBA isn't a secret organization, any members can come to if they are looking for a snoozefest.  They are usually short notice as well as we have them on an as-needed basis.  So we are having one this Friday to talk about the swap wrap up, membership activities, National Trails Day planning, Other trailwork, Camping weekend details, etc.  This one will be at Aurora Brew Works @ 7:00 on Friday the 13th (of may) (WNYMBA isn't buying, just in case you wondered).  If you like the nuts and bolts of running a nonprofit, see you there!

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:  

Upcoming WNYMBA Happenings

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05.25.2016 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

May
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05.26.2016 6:30 pm - 11:59 pm

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06.01.2016 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Jun
1

06.01.2016 8:30 pm - 11:59 pm

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4

06.04.2016 10:00 am - 11:59 pm

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