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Ellicottville Advocacy
All About Voting for the Holiday Valley Bell Built Flow Trail
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 00:00

First, the 5-cent summary of what this is all about.

 

  • Bell Helmets is giving away $33K to build a new trail.
  • WNYMBA submitted a killer application and now we are one of four east coast finalists!
  • If we win, Holiday Valley will kick in some funds to make this 2-mile trail even better.  The trail will always be open to the public to ride for free.
  • WNYMBA put together a video to describe the project and why everyone should vote for us!
  • The trail is a 2-mile downhill flow trail from Spruce Lake to the ski lodge.  It will be full of berms, rollers, switchbacks and other fun stuff, that takes machines and money to build.
  • The winner is determined by popular vote alone!

 

Here's how the voting works:

Bell is doing the voting in three stages.  First goes the West Coast (in progress of this writing), then the central states.

Finally, there is voting for the East Coast on May 5 - May 18 !  This is when you must vote.

You vote by going to bellhelmets.com/bellbuilt

You vote by e-mail address.  It's simple.  Here are the steps at the above website:

 

  • Select "Holiday Valley Trail"
  • Enter your email address
  • Enter the blurry verification code they use to keep out robots
  • Go to your inbox and open the confirmation email
  • Click the confirmation link

 

In other words, enter your e-mail, then go to your e-mail and click the link.  Simple as pie.
You gotta do this.  More importantly, you have to have everyone you know and everyone they know do the same thing.  Please vote!  Last year, the vote was very close!
 
Our video is out!
Written by Administrator   
Sunday, 30 March 2014 20:47

Check out Movie Star Dennis!

We won't get the grant unless you vote.  Voting starts May 5.  Only one East Coast winner.  Project with the most votes gets the whole thing.  Loser gets nothing.  Vote!!!

 

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Single Use Corridor in Ellicottville to Impact White Trail Access
Written by Jon Sundquist   
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 11:27

 

While I was riding in Ellicottville a week ago, I struck up a conversation with a man hiking out on Big Merlin.  Seems he had just retired, and decided to up and move from Cleveland to Ellicottville.  He said that he moved here because he said it had some of the best hiking around.  I told him about WNYMBA and he thanked us for all the work we have done on the trails.

Most hikers share this perspective.  They believe in shared use trails, and enjoy what can be achieved when different user groups work together.  To most hikers, the shared use trail network in Ellicottville is wonderful.

However, there is a minority of the hiking community that doesn’t believe in shared use trails.  They believe in single use, segregated trails.  This minority includes some, but not all, of the leadership of the Finger Lakes Trail Conference.  The Finger Lakes Trail, also known as the White Trail in Ellicottville, is also part of the North Country Trail, a national scenic trail.  This minority wants a single use trail through the state forests in Ellicottville.

 
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.

 


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