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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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So, you thinking of coming to a trail day...
Written by thom   
Wednesday, 25 May 2011 19:47

So, you are thinking of coming out for a trail day, but you never been and don't want to look too much of a newbie…   Don't worry, here is a crash course.
(some of these items are my thoughts, others may feel differently)

Trail work - if you plan on coming out to do a trail work day, please be prepared, consider the following list.

1. gloves
2. work boots if possible
3. long pants,(really recommended) long sleeved shirt (bugs, prickers…)
4. snack and drink
5. bug spray
6. sun glasses, safety glasses
if you wear contacts, bring a case and fluid just in case
7. a pleasant attitude

You may think wearing shorts and gym shoes are best, but these may limit the type of work you will be able to do. Biking shoes with cleats can get easily ruined by shoveling a few buckets of dirt.  Many people wear shorts and shirts, but this is my list... so I'd suggest long pants, workboots.

THE TOOLS

The tools - if you don't know how to use them, ask… but here is a rather quick summary,and please watch and ask.  Be aware of the tools "circle of death"  the area around you that someone may get injured. It covers a few feet beyond the full reach of your arm with the tool in hand.  And Always ask permission before wanting to walk past another trail worker along the worksite.

McLeod- long handled tool for shaping tread, clearing out the organic matter to get down to the mineral soil. Has fingers on one side and usually a sharpened end on the other.  This should never be swung overhead.  This tool is very dangerous to user and nearby people. It is very capable, but can also be tiring if using for several hours.  Watch an experienced user to get the tips on it's use. The handle since it is round, is not for prying things up.


 
Updates on Jakes Rock Progress
Written by Thom Wright   
Thursday, 12 May 2011 16:27

The latest from Rich Edwards of IMBA, who is working on the Jakes Rock Project:

Hello Jakes Rocks Trails Team,

Based on the GIS calculations there are currently 28 miles of flagged trail corridor.  This translates into an estimated  32 miles of built trail as the GIS calculations typically are 10-20% short compared to when the built trail is measured due to all the dips and meanders created during the build.  

A two person team will be returning from May 18th through May 26th to refine the design and flag additional mileage. 

After that work is completed a final map, GIS data,  and a short document describing the various trails and their intended experience will be provided to NAMBA and the USFS by the end of June.   Hopefully that will be useful during the NEPA process and in marketing the project to potential donors.  

 
Textbook Benchcut!!
Written by Jon Sundquist   
Monday, 09 May 2011 11:53

I was fortunate to get some early season riding down in Georgia.  The riding was excellent because about 100% of it was on classic text book benchcut like this picture of the pinhoti trail->

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was thinking "WNYMBA has done some great trail building and lots of excellent bench cutting, but wouldn't it be great to ride this type of stuff 100% of the time".   Well, I have to say, the trail we built with the IMBA TCC was just as textbook (see below).  And it is going to be just as fun! 

Can't wait until the Mesa Trail is finished!

Check out more photos from Morgan of the TCC here.

 
IMBA visit is a huge success
Written by Kevin Preston   
Monday, 09 May 2011 10:17

Thanks to all of the 40 participants in the Subaru IMBA Trail Care Crew weekend in Ellicottville this past weekend. This event ended up being a huge success and a heck of a lot of fun.

 

 
ANF Jakes Rock meeting
Written by Fat Guy   
Tuesday, 26 April 2011 07:20

There will be a public meeting concerning the Jakes Rocks Trails Project Tuesday the 3rd of May (WNYMBA's 19th birthday!) at the Warren Public Library. Members of the International Mountain Bicycling Association and Trail Solutions will be present to answer questions and discuss their progress.

It is vital that we have a strong public showing of support at this meeting. Please make time to attend. This is the time to show support for growth of cycling related tourism in our area.

For further discussion, see this forum topic.

 
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Events


Sat Oct 25 @10:00AM -
Ellicottville Work Day

Sun Oct 26 @10:00AM -
Sprague Brook Work Day
WNYMBA Meetup

Wed 22 Oct 5:45pm
@ Sprauge Brook Park

Sat 25 Oct 10:00am
@ Bike and Bean

Sun 26 Oct 10:00am
@ Sprauge Brook Park

Wed 29 Oct 5:45pm
@ Sprauge Brook Park

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