Building upon last year's success, we are once again having a custom beer made for our club, with a cool winter party (and ride) around it's release! We've teamed up with Thin Man Brewery to make us a Smoked "Pulaski Porter" which will be available at this fundraising event - with proceeds to benefit WNYMBA's trail advocacy efforts. Come one, come all to drink beer - eat pizza - and help the trails! $20 will get you two beer tickets, pizza, salads, and access to all our raffles and drawings. Plus, you'll be the first to enjoy this new beer, custom made for our club - named in honor of Ed Pulaski - the inventor of our beloved trail tool. If the weather cooperates, we'll meet at Campus Wheelworks on Elmwood for a ceremonial ride to the event at Mr. Goodbar. Revelry will start at 7:00, in their upstairs room. Oh - and they are having karaoke as soon as we finish up at 10 or so... for those who want to sing the rest of the night away. Pre-sale tickets are available. Follow the link below.
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 them, step-by-step, in building your new bike. How cool is that?!
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.
In addition to the 8 mile Stone Tower Trail, we have permission to build an ADDITIONAL 12 miles at Cain Hollow in ASP. Want to see WNY become a trail mecca in 3-5 years? Well, now is the time that we lay the foundation to make this a reality. Give all that you can now, and in a few years, it will all be worth it!
Click this link to donate WNYMBA's Dig-In Campaign:
The next WNYMBA meeting will be Wed. September 6. As usual, ride at Sprague first and then meet at Colden Country Inn @ 8:30.
See you there!