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Nominations Still Open - Elections In January

Written byTallboy
on 24 November 2015
Nominations Still Open - Elections In January

  Sometimes it’s just not a good idea to skip a club meeting. Especially if you have an aversion to politics. Our November meeting resulted in a great mix of nominees for 2016 office. Some volunteered to stand for January election on their own, others were “volunteered” in their absence. Either way, we’re happy to present the current list of candidates for WNYMBA’s 2016 executive and advisory boards. The nominees are: President – Jon Sundquist Vice-President – Jerry Barbour, Todd Fiore, Melissa Melnik, Max Walker, Thom Wright Treasurer – Joe Crumlish Secretary – Jerry Barbour, Melissa Melnik, Mary Walker          Advisory Board (4) – Jim Allen, Ben Clauss, Greg Culver, Paul Marko, Melissa Melnik, Mike Moscato, Max Walker, TJ Zydel Other news ...


Written byJoe Crumlish
on 30 March 2015

  That's right folks our 16th annual re-cycler event is taking place downtown at The Foundry. Get ready to find your new or used bike for the 2016 biking season at the 2016 WNYMBA Swap and Sale.  Meet other mountain,Tri, cruiser, bmx, & road bikers from around WNY, hang out, feast on barbeque, listen to a live DJ rock the house knowing that all proceeds from this event fund WNYMBA's mission of building and maintaining WNY's largest network of shared greenspace trails. If you hike, bike, walk, ski, and/or snowshoe in WNY we need your support. Oh yeah and we'll be giving away great prizes all day! What: Bike shops selling new & used bikes Vendors selling bike accessories Used bike corral (sell your old bike or buy a "new to you" bike, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. //  for details) Live DJ spinning tunes Food & drinks for sale Hang out & meet other riders Family atm...

Throw the Bums Out! - Nominations Nov. 18th

Written byTallboy
on 27 October 2015
Throw the Bums Out! - Nominations Nov. 18th

You won’t be able to strike your actual blow for a corruption-free mountain biking world until election-time in January, but this is the next best thing – your chance to nominate your own favorite crooks for WNYMBA office. Join us for our next meeting on Wednesday November 18th at 7:00 PM at Santora’s Pub & Grill, 1402 Millersport Hwy in Amherst, right near UB North when we’ll take nominations for a new slate of officers. Up for grabs in January will be the offices of President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary and four Advisory Board positions, but at this meeting … all we’ll need is your input on who you think should guide the club in 2016. As usual, it won’t be all business. Santora’s website advertises 43 brands of draft beer and their pizza is legendary. Come on out and sample your way to democracy!

October Meeting - 21st - Colden Inn

Written byTallboy
on 13 October 2015
October Meeting - 21st - Colden Inn

  So sue us for false advertising! We said that last month’s meeting would be the final one at the Colden Inn for 2015, but the good weather lately has changed our minds. We’ll be back at the Colden Inn for one more meeting and very likely, one more round, on Wednesday October 21st at 8:00 PM. Take this last opportunity to do the “Sprague Brook/Colden Inn Double”. Tire yourself out first and bring yourself up to speed on what’s happening in the world of WNY Mountain Biking later, all on the same night. New members, old members and non-members … everyone is welcome. If you love bikes, pizza beer and good company the Colden Inn is the place to be on 10/21 at 8:00 o’clock.

Fall Trail Work Schedule Announced

Written byJon Sundquist
on 12 September 2015
Fall Trail Work Schedule Announced

Until today, it seemed like summer, after a slow start, was spilling right into September.  So the Fall trail work season has snuck up on us.  Plus, just as we were about to develop the schedule, Holiday Valley surprised us by starting the construction of the new trail formerly known as "Bell Built", and we needed to work the finish work into the schedule.  But we have a bunch of dates set, and may be adding more.  Please check our Trail Work Page for the latest dates.  

First Trail Work Day - New Holiday Valley Trail

Written byTallboy
on 21 September 2015
First Trail Work Day - New Holiday Valley Trail

Dirt was flying in all the right directions on Sunday Sept 20th, as WNYMBA held its’ first trail work day on the “under-construction” new trail at Holiday Valley. Mike Nenno and Bob Gross of Holiday Valley have been using a mini-excavator over the past couple of weeks to rough in the trail and WNYMBA members did final finishing and light bench cutting to this past weekend to complete the very first, albeit short, section from Spruce Lake to the Tannenbaum ski run. This 3-mile, two-way trail will be both the easy entry point to the Holiday Valley/East McCarty trail system that beginner mountain bikers have needed for years and an amazing way for riders of all skill levels to end a day’s ride. Starting at Spruce Lake and featuring great views and a gentle, consistent 5% grade from top-to-bottom, the trail will flow back and forth across several of Holiday Valley’s ski runs, using banked berm turns in the wooded transition areas, to finally end up at the Tra...

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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.