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. OUr next one is going to be Tuesday Nov. 15 to talk about ebikes (Cattaraugus County contacted us about them), update on membership drive, outer harbor, darien lake, and HV next steps, tool inventory, website, and 2017 goals. This one will be at Hamburg Brewring @ 7:00 on Nov. 15 (Tuesday) (WNYMBA isn't buying, just in case you wondered). If you like the nuts and bolts of running a nonprofit, see you there!
Our October meeting will be October 12 @ Colden Inn @ 8:30 PM. Yes, that is tonight. Weather and trails are still great so hit the trails for riding first at Sprague Brook, then head over to Colden Inn for some fun, food, beverages, and all the latest WNYMBA happenings. Meeting starts *promptly* at 8:30. Hope to see you there! Lots going on!
As was reported last fall, the ECHDC had scrapped the original plan for large development on the outer harbor in favor of faster, lighter, cheaper alternatives. Thanks to ECHDC's soliciting and listening to ideas from the public, including a proposal from WNYMBA, the revised master plan (http://eriecanalharbor.com/outer-harbor/PDF/Outer_Harbor_Blueprint.pdf) included an MTB park on portions of the outer harbor land.
Not much has happened publicly over the last year since the revised plan was released, as the ECHDC was working on procuring a design firm for the park and the other 5 or improvements to be made under the new 2015 plan. Last week, ECHDC announced the selection of Trowbridge as the design firm, and reaffirmed the MTB course to be included in the design (http://news.wbfo.org/post/mountain-bike-course-approved-buffalos-outer-harbor). WNYMBA will remain in communication with ECHDC as this exciting new development unfolds.
Our August meeting will be August 17 @ Colden Inn @ 8:30 PM. Definitely hit the trails for 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! Lots going on! Hear about new trails in the works for Outer Harbor and Darien Lakes. And great new developments in the Allegheny National Forest.