Good News WNY Fatbikers! Willo Glynn, from Growler Performance Bikes, has generously donated two Growler frames to be raffled off this winter ($700 value each). All proceeds will go to help match the 20% funds for the RTP Grant recently awarded to the Western New York Mountain Bike Association and the Parks and Trails Grant (if we get it). Both grants are for the construction of the Stone Tower Trail at Allegany State Park. Raffles will be sold on Saturday, December 2nd, at Stoneyard Brewing Company (after the Global Fatbike Day Ride), on Sunday, December 3rd at Long Point State Park, at the December and January Slow Roll in Buffalo, on Saturday, January 13th, at the 3rd Annual Genesee County Park Fat Bike Ride, and during WNYMBA's February Beer Release Fundraiser. IF you win one of the frames, Growler will give you an additional $300 off to do a complete build with your frame. What's even more awesome? Growler will give you "behind-the-scenes" access, where you can work with the...
WNYMBA recently learned that we have been awarded an RTP Grant for $92,000! However, we need to match 20% of the grant, which means that the club needs to raise about $9,000 in matching dollars and match an additional $9,000 in-kind, which will come from volunteer labor. Some of the $9,000 will come from IMBA and from corporate sponsors, but the rest needs to come from individual riders like you. Think of it as an investment in the future of mountain biking in WNY. The project is the construction of 3.6 miles of new singletrack near the Stone Tower. Approximately 95% will be constructed by a trail construction contractor to be procured through competitive bidding. This project has been in the planning stage for approximately six years, but is now shovel-ready for construction. WNYMBA will finalize a design that will ensure that the new trail be constructed in a sustainable fashion, and in accordance with the trail design guidelines in the State Comprehensive Ou...
Fall? It sure seems like summer! The weather lately is nicer (and warmer) than a lot of July and August. But Fall does indeed start later this week, and it is time to put out the fall schedule of work days. This warm weather can last all that long. So far, we have work days planned at Darien Lake, Hunters Creek and Sprague Brook. We hope to add a few more dates, including possibly an Ellicottville date and another Hunters. So far we have: - Darien Lake Trail Building Sept. 30 - Sprague Brook Fall Day #1 Oct. 14 - Hunters Creek Oct. 21 - Sprague Brook Fall Day #2 Nov. 4 Hope to see you all there. http://wnymba.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=30&Itemid=362
WNYMBA met with Holiday Valley to discuss needed improvements in the MB-2 Trail (formerly known as the flow trail) due to the wet summer. Updates to newly built trails are usually needed after the first year of use. Holiday Valley will be renting an excavator for the next month to shore up areas with poor drainage, including the seep area on Champaign. Also where needed, rock and boardwalk will be installed in other seep areas. Additionally, some bermed turns will be reconfigured for better flow. Holiday Valley did an amazing job getting this trail built quickly last year, installing many culverts and moving a lot of dirt. At this point, we want to assist their crew in the repairs to make sure updates are made from the rider's perspective - to test ride the work and make sure things flow. The plan is to have riders assist in the work by being present during much of the activities. The work will be performed 7 to 3:30 each weekday, Of course most of us are...
Good news on the proposal to open (Only!) those trails shown in yellow on the left. The Forest Service published their findings today and have approved the draft plan to open these trails. Details can be found here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=49767 This does not mean that they are open right now. As stated in the Cover Letter, "This decision is subject to an objection process pursuant to 36 C.F.R. 219, subpart Band 36 C.F .R. 218.... Objections will only be accepted from those who submitted substantive formal comments specific to the proposed plan amendment during scoping or the 30 day public comment period. Objections must be based on previously submitted substantive formal comments, unless based on an issue arising after the opportunities for formal comment ended." The trails will only be open until any objections to this decision are responded to. While we would expect that those who objected to the opening will object,...
04.03.2018 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dyngus Day Fun in the Sun Ride
10:00 pm 04.07.2018 - 3:00 pm 04.08.2018
Allegany State Park Trail Work Weekend
04.29.2018 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Darien Lake Trail Day!
05.02.2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday Night All Skill Levels Group Ride!
05.05.2018 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Harris Hill Trail Day!