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Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day - October 4

Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day - October 4

WNYMBA participates in TAKMB day for the first time!  October 4!  Sprague Brook!

Fall 2014 Trail Work Schedule Announced

Fall 2014 Trail Work Schedule Announced

Holy cow there's a lot planned!  Six E-ville, and two each at Hunters and Spague.  Those trails are going to kick ass!

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Latest Jake's updates
Written by Jon Sundquist   
Friday, 20 December 2013 15:12

Update - info from Frank MaGuire...IMBA midatlanticregional director and beer drinker.

  1. Things are still rolling along. two different grants were secured/reassigned bringing the project funds into the $250,000 range. which would be close to enough for the first phase, some of the campground connectors, some of the blue and one or two of the black routes.
  2. Timeline -we know nothing is ever definite, but... the EA completion could/should happen this next calendar year, If the EA is completed by Summer,, that would for clearing of corridor in the Fall if all goes well, a selection of the contractor in the Fall. and then beginning construction in Spring 2015...

Scoping will likely occur this Spring..-ANF announce proposed action and contact stakeholders for input..... we will be asking for positive letter campaign from friends near and far for support.

Probably a public meeting happening in Warren, in March,

NAMBA-ANF will likely formalize a maintenance agreement for the future trail system, along with possible work on existing trails to establish a good, trusting working relationship.

It may seem like we have been talking about this for years.. well we have... but the news of having a significant amount of funding waiting to go to the contractor,, is a huge bit of news that ought to make everyone consider that project is moving in the right direction. some of you may consider locking yourself in a dark room, putting a towel over the crack below the door and letting out a short, timid squeal of anticipatory joy

there may be more news (hopefully positive) in January... will post up info then...

 
Full Moon Canal Path Bike Ride
Written by Event Guy   
Friday, 08 November 2013 18:52

UPDATE 2  -Post Event:

By Philip A Defranco Jr - Full moon canal bike ride: A group (Middle port) 22 miles, B group (Knowlesville) 40 miles and C group (Albion) 52miles

CLICK HERE for PHOTOS from the Event

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Get the bike out and take a night time spin along the canal tow path on a cool fall night. This is a great ride whether you are a hard core cyclist looking to get in some miles or just looking for a leasurely spin. Start in lockport (Parking lot at N. Canal & Cold springs road) and ride east out towards Middle port, Medina and Albion then back. Enjoy the rising "Frost Moon" of November as you ride through the countryside along the canal. This is an out and back ride so feel free to turn around and head back whenever you like, Multiple groups a possibility. Approximate distance to towns along the canal, Gasport (5), Middleport (10), Medina (15) Knowlesville (20) Albion (25-for the fest and furious).

Details Difficulty: Beginer friendly but fun for all abilities Terrain: Flat w/ Hard packed fine gravel surface (almost road like) Distance: Between 10 and 50 miles (ride as much as you like) Bikes required: Any kind of (operational) bike will do, The ideal bike would be a hybrid or cyclocross bike. Lights: A commuter bike head light (that can last at least 4 hours) will be sufficient (can be purchased @berts, Dicks, Target, Walmart) and a rear "Blinky". Also Bring: warm clothing, Water and food

Post Ride TBD in Lockport

Register for this event at our WNY Mountain Bike Meetup or The Buffalo Outdoors Meetup.

 

 
We rolled away the stone!
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 07 October 2013 20:00

This is why we need a Muck Truck!

We had another great weekend of trail work this past weekend, with the weather cooperating great no matter what the weatherman said.  The pic below is some of our intrepid crew moving stone from the pile at Sprague Brook to fill in a whole bunch of muddy areas that had developed during the wetter portions of the summer.  It was hot and humid work but worth it.  We also fixed a few other more remote wet spots with pulaski and McCloed where there was drainage available.

The day before, we had a great crew assemble at Bike and Bean for the trek up to Rocky's Run in the woods, where we did a reroute around those series of wet spots out towards the far end of Rocky III.  Despite cloudy and rainy weather in the Buff, it was brilliantly sunny and dry down in E-ville.  At least until we finished, cooked up the burgers and dogs and got the bikes out.  Then it started raining.  Oh well, win some, lose some.

 

 
Update on New Allegany Trail Progress
Written by Jon Sundquist   
Thursday, 03 October 2013 21:07

We are almost there on the construction of the first of three new trails in Allegany State Park.  After last weekend's phenomenal work party that never stopped, we got ever so close to closing the loop.

Below is a map showing what is done (red) and what is left (green).  If anyone wants to do some "hard corps" work on this trail this fall, let me know.  Meanwhile, we are already working towards getting the summit cabins again next April for a final weekend to polish this trail off, so that it can be used for the 2014 Raccoon Rally.

Thanks to all who have helped out to make this an awesome trail.

 
WNYMBA board meetings
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 20:56

This past year, WNYMBA has had phenomenal attendance at our meetings.  Many thanks go out to Jonathan Moscato for setting up our new meetup.com site, which has been instrumental in getting more folks to know about the good work done by and the fun had by WNYMBA.

In an effort to keep the meetings fun, we are trying to move as much of the mundane elements of the club business to what we are calling board meetings.  WNYMBA has officers and an advisory board to approve small expenditures, but not a board of directors per se, but we are calling these board meetings nonetheless.

Board meetings are open to any and all interested parties.  But here's the deal: these tend to be very boring, technical meetings.  They aren't meant to be fun, just to plan and hash out details of plans.

We encourage anyone who is interested in helping steer the direction of the club to attend the board meetings.  Good planning and fresh ideas are what makes the club successful.  However, if you are mainly  interested in the social aspect of the club and to learn news of WNY mountain biking, the general meetings are what to put on your calendar.

Important: All major decisions, especially those concerning spending money and making major policy moves, can only be approved at the general meetings.  So even if the details are being hashed out at the board meetings, all final decisions go through the general meetings.  And we still will solicit new ideas from everyone during the new business portion of the meetings.  So you won't be missing anything important by missing the board meetings.

The next board meeting is Tuesday October 8th @ 7pm at Flappy's Restaurant on the corner of Transit and Seneca, just south of the 400. (note, although this meeting is at a restaurant, food is "separate checks")

 
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Events


Sat Oct 04 @10:00AM -
Ellicottville Work Day

Sat Oct 04 @10:00AM -
Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day!

Sun Oct 12 @10:00AM -
Hunters Creek Work Day

Sat Oct 18
Swain Gravel Grinder

Sat Oct 18 @10:00AM -
Ellicottville Work Day

Sun Oct 19 @10:00AM -
Sprague Brook Work Day
WNYMBA Meetup

Wed 1 Oct 5:45pm
@ Sprauge Brook Park

Sat 4 Oct 10:00am
@ Bike and Bean

Sat 4 Oct 10:00am
@ Sprauge Brook Park

Wed 8 Oct 5:45pm
@ Sprauge Brook Park

Sun 12 Oct 10:00am
@ Hunter's Creek Park North Entrance

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