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!

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October Meeting - 21st - Colden Inn

 

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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.

First Trail Work Day - New Holiday Valley Trail

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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 Training Center.

There’s a long way to go – we’ve only just started, but this trail is REAL and it’s in the works NOW. Check out our Fall Trail Work Schedule and come on out next time to be part of history!

Lots of News!!!!

Rainy day today, just as forecast.  Sucks because no riding, but good because FINALLY, I can get this website updated with all sorts of news.  And I don't have to be thinking "shouldn't I be training for the Shenandoah 100 right now?" any more - knocked an hour-plus off my previous best time last weekend, while getting to watch Dennis Baldwin podium in the SS division!  

I'll get separate articles up for everything, but can you believe this list of stuff happening??

Looks like I have 5 new articles to write.  All written!

Final 2015 Summer Meeting - Colden Inn - Wed. September 23rd

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Join us at the Colden Inn at 8:00 PM on Wednesday September 23rd for our last summer meeting of 2015. After this one, we’ll be moving our meetings back up to the Northtowns. Like it or not, it’s getting dark earlier these days and eventually we’ll be hunkering down for the winter.

There’s lots to discuss … the Fall trail work schedule for all our riding areas, great news on a brand-new trail at Holiday Valley and some exciting developments on a new riding area much closer to the city of Buffalo. Ride first at Sprague Brook Park, then hustle over to the Colden Inn by 8:00 to feed your mind and body.

Your choice of adult beverages; the best pizza in the town of Colden; hot mountain bike gossip. What’s not to like?

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.